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BiblioBoard: Connecting indie writers, libraries, and readers

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Young smiling woman sitting on the floor and using laptop By Carlie Hoffman Are you a local indie writer looking to connect with readers? Would you like readers to be able to find your book at the library? Well, you’re in luck! We recently acquired a new digital resource called BiblioBoard, an online platform that makes it possible to publish your work as an eBook so readers can […]

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Pursuing the NaNoWriMo challenge

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on October 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NaNoWriMoChallenge1 By Gwendolyn Haley I love fall. October is not only a month of apples, pumpkins, and halloween costumes, but also planning the next big writing project. We are a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) family. My husband has completed the 50,000 word challenge for several years, and last year our 14-year-old daughter penned 37,888 words of […]

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Librarian-inspired reads to celebrate ALA’s 139th birthday

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

Feature_ALA_Bday By Kelsey Hudson On this day 139 years ago the American Library Association (ALA) was formed with the intent of making it easier and cheaper for librarians to continue their work. In honor of ALA’s 139th birthday, I decided to pull together a list of some of the most fascinating books and movies about librarians. Now […]

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Get ready for the best NaNoWriMo of your life

Posted in News on October 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

NaNoWriMo_Feature 50,000 words in 30 days—are you up to the challenge? We’re here to help you write your story! Get ready for the best NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) of your life with a special NaNoWriMo Mini-Conference on Saturday, October 31 at the Moran Prairie Library from 10am–5:30pm. Aspiring writers can register for workshops taught by […]

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Pluto: The little dwarf planet that could

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Pluto By David Wyatt Nerd that I am, anytime NASA, SpaceX, Planetary Resources, or any other space exploration organization makes it into the news I am glued to my news feed. The New Horizons mission to Pluto is no exception, and it has been an active year for our favorite little ex-planet. Launched almost a decade ago, […]

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SpoYo is coming!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on September 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpoYo By Sheri Boggs Where can you meet Amulet creator Kazu Kibuishi in person, ask Nick Bruel where he comes up with all of Bad Kitty’s crazy antics, and find out about what will happen in the next installment of S.E. Grove’s wildly popular Mapmakers trilogy? The answer is right here in Spokane at the first […]

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Peter Pan: The boy who wouldn’t grow up

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on September 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PeterPan1 By Rachel Edmondson My first introduction to Peter Pan was Disney’s animated version; it became a bit of a childhood obsession. As an adult, I’m now aware of the cringe-inducing stereotyping in the Disney version. But as a child, all I knew was that Peter was fascinating and that Neverland was a place of magic. […]

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Fall programs especially for tweens & teens

Posted in For You, News, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_RandomFandom The library is an ideal place for tweens and teens to socialize with friends, explore their interests, and learn valuable skills. It’s a space where they can access unlimited resources and participate in engaging, free programs. This fall we have a variety of activities designed especially for students in grades 4 and up. Tween Club […]

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Mixtape: Contemporary ladies of country music

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MixtapeCountryLadies By Clarissa Fidler Growing up my dad exposed me to a variety of music genres. He played everything from smooth jazz and disco to pop and classic rock. But of all the genres we listened to, one always reigned supreme—country. It probably had something to do with the fact that it was my mom’s favorite. Modern […]

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Animal rescues: Q&A with local author Kelly Milner Halls

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on September 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Kelly By Sheri Boggs What do Sasquatch, wild dogs, dinosaur babies, ghosts, and alien visitors all have in common? Besides being intrinsically awesome, they’ve all been book subjects for local writer Kelly Milner Halls. Halls is a passionate profiler of the wonderfully weird, with nonfiction titles like Tales of the Cryptids, Ghostly Evidence, a […]

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