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Pie (Pi) for a day

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PiePiDay By Kelsey Hudson For three years in high school, I was a proud Mathlete. That means I voluntarily spent my free time studying and competing against others on how quickly I could solve math equations. Between Mathletes, Knowledge Bowl, and Chamber Orchestra, I could have easily filled the world’s geekiest letterman’s jacket if I had […]

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Nourish Yourself

Posted in News on March 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Nourish With over 2 million books, magazines, and DVDs checked out last year, we can’t deny that people in the Library District are consumers of information. Ever-popular are resources about cooking, diet, exercise, and gardening. To help quench our member’s thirst for lifestyle resources, our staff frequently writes blogs about these topics, sharing p […]

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Ham On Regal

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers on February 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Ham By Aileen Luppert A person must have incredible dedication, passion and drive to agree to volunteer 20 hours a week, for months at a time, on top of a full-time job. Would you give up 8 hours every Saturday for three months? Tom Blue, and thousands of volunteers over the last 52 years have done […]

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School Lunch Ideas For Kids

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Primary School Pupils Enjoying Packed Lunch In Classroom By Rachel Edmondson What should I pack for my girls’ lunch? This is a question I ask myself often. Usually in the morning when we are running late, one girl can’t find her shoes and the other’s hair isn’t done. So I quickly grab the old standbys, throw them in their lunch bags, and we […]

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Childcare For You

Posted in For You, kids, News, Parents and Teachers on February 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_ChildcareFair Learn about all of your childcare options with two programs just for you. Check out local preschools (just in time for registration) after Storytime at the North Spokane Library (we’ll even keep the Play and Learn activities going so your kids won’t get bored). At the Spokane Valley Library, you can check out daycare and […]

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Let’s Talk About Dementia

Posted in News, Prime Time on February 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Photos We’re partnering with the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for two workshops for those interested in knowing more about dementia, and how to care for someone beginning to show symptoms. One workshop will offer tips for having difficult conversations with loved ones, and the other gives the basics of dementia, memory loss, […]

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A Month Of Meals

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_meals_dinner By Kim Harshberger I have received quite a few questions about what my family eats each week since my post about meal planning was published. I realize how hard it can be to get started or even keep up with meal planning. I also know that the weeks I slack off and get out of […]

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Let’s Hear It For #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Group of elementary school pupils in class By Sheri Boggs Just after 6am on the morning of February 2nd, I settled on the couch with my laptop, a fresh cup of coffee, and an uncontrollable mane of bedhead. While my bleary eyes slowly focused on the live webcast of the Youth Media Awards being held right that moment in Chicago, I opened […]

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What To Do in Spokane County

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Chinese man standing next to thought bubble drawn on chalkboard. By Brian Vander Veen Recently on the SCLD blog, our deputy director Patrick Roewe wrote about the Libraries Transforming Communities initiative, describing how SCLD has begun reaching out to various groups and individuals within our service area to find out about their aspirations for their communities and about the challenges they face as they rea […]

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The Essential Guide To Winter Cleaning

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_WinterClean By Kelsey Hudson When I first moved away from home, I came to the realization that young adults everywhere eventually have—living away from your parents means there’s no one to clean up after you. I was never that messy a person, but it meant there was no one there to help load the dishwasher, fold […]

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