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Don’t tax your sanity: free tax aide at the library

Posted in News on January 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

Free AARP Tax-Aide Trying to figure out the difference between the 1040A and 1040EZ? Should you use the Schedule A or the Schedule B? Do you have multiple W-2s or 1099s? If tax season is stressing you out, you’ll be happy to know that free AARP Tax-Aide help is available. From January 30 through April 17, you can […]

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New year, new stitch: cross-stitching with attitude

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Stefani Miller Looking for something new try in 2017? Consider cross-stitch. Cross-stitch—a once neglected art form (some may argue)—is making a serious comeback with new patterns and a healthy dose of attitude. Out with the elaborate garden scenes. In with sugar skulls and humorous, snarky sayings. In other words, this is definitely not yo […]

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Kindergarten Kickoff 2017: getting ready for registration

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on January 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

Starting kindergarten can be exciting, fun, and a little scary. And that’s just for the parents. So what does being ready for kindergarten actually mean? Children need to have some basic skills so that they are ready to successfully learn and adapt to a kindergarten classroom environment. These skills include language, literacy, physical movement […]

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Cult films and why we love, hate them

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

  By Melanie Boerner You know you have one—the movie you can quote on the fly (and for some of us, from beginning to end). Or you may have one movie that, when mentioned, you cringe because you loathe it. These are the movies we’ve watched dozens (100s?) of times—whether we like them or not. […]

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Jeb Wyman and Coming Home: How the Humanities Help Soldiers Find Meaning after War

Posted in News on January 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau presents Jeb Wyman and Coming Home: How the Humanities Help Soldiers Find Meaning after War. NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY Saturday, Jan 28, 4pm What is the true nature of war, and how does the experience of war affect the human heart? How have the myths and realities of combat, and the invisible […]

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Meet authors Tim and Becky Hattenburg at Deer Park Book Club

Posted in News on January 4, 2017 at 6:00 am

Local authors Tim and Becky Hattenburg discuss their nonfiction title, Death Ride: A Little Boy’s Night of Terror, at the January 2017 Deer Park Book Club meeting. The Hattenburgs spent nearly two years researching the true story of Larry Kuntz, who in 1937 at the age of five, witnessed the murder of his parents before […]

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Reluctant readers, the right books, and Minecraft

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 3, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Do you have a kid who is a reluctant reader? When kids complain that reading is boring, they are probably just reading the wrong book. . . for them. Reluctant readers often will try books about things that they already love. If you have a Minecrafter in your house, you may have checked […]

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SCORE Business Workshops at the library

Posted in Business and Careers, News on December 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District brings you SCORE Business Workshops with experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King. Each month in January through April, they present a workshop covering a topic relevant to small business owners and entrepreneurs. These workshops are for local business owners at all stages, from aspiring entrepreneurs looking to create a b […]

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BBB Consumer Education workshops at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on December 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District has partnered with the Better Business Bureau to bring you consumer education workshops on topics such as financial literacy, smart shopping, and avoiding scams. Kirstin Davis of the BBB leads these workshops and informative presentations, which are geared for adults and teens. During January through April, you’ll […]

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Broadway Court Estates Book Club (when the library comes to you)

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Meet Charline and Margy (standing) and Suzanne, Jean, and Winnie (seated)—about half of the Broadway Court Estates Book Club (busy schedules and winter colds prevented others from making it). I was invited come along to their December meeting by Margy, Public Services Specialist at Spokane Valley Library and facilitator of the group […]

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