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Your Next Favorite Book

Posted in kids on April 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_NovelistK8 by Carlie Hoffman You’ve just finished a book you LOVE, but now what? It can be hard to find another book that you will enjoy as much as the last one. Well, not anymore! It’s easier than ever to find your next favorite read with NoveList K-8. Just type in the title of your favorite […]

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Love Your Lake

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_loveyourlake By Laura B. and Christy O. We invite you to celebrate the natural beauty and joys of Medical Lake with a library-sponsored community event at Waterfront Park.  May is a great time for fly fishing and bird watching so come to the park to learn more about these enjoyable pastimes.  Local expert, Randy Osborne, biologist […]

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From the Director

Posted in News on April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DirectorApr2014 When Andrew Carnegie immigrated to the United States as young boy he discovered that the library welcomed him and provided an opportunity to pursue his education. His first job was working in a cotton mill 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for $1.20 a week. He became an iconic figure of the self-educated, […]

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One-Stop Childcare

Posted in Parents and Teachers on April 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

P&T_Feature_ChildcareFair by Rachel E. Becoming a parent is a big decision. Then once you’re a parent, the decisions just keep coming. Which car seat is safest? Which stroller is best? Do I want to sleep train my kid and, if so, what age is the right age to start? Of course, every decision comes with many […]

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Medical Lake History

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_MLhistory by Joyce Callaway, Program Presenter Have you ever had a mud bath? Have you ever wondered how Medical Lake got its name? Would you like to know the history of this interesting town? I was fascinated by the early history of Medical Lake when I read Father Kowrach’s book, How Silently. Then I happened to […]

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VOLUNTEER because change happens with you

Posted in Prime Time on April 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_volunteer by Lisa Curtis Although April is National Volunteer Month, every day is a great day to volunteer. There comes a point in all our lives when we realize that we have a lot to offer others. We have hidden talents – it may have been years since we have given them the time, but talents […]

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Seize the Dia

Posted in Parents and Teachers on April 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_SeizeDia El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The celebration is intended […]

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Spokane County Library District Introduces New DIY Digital Resources

Posted in News on April 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DigitalLibrary Do-it-yourself types have always been a clever bunch of people, however, there are times when even you need a little assistance. The library is here to help with online resources you can access from home. So whether you are repairing the lawnmower, tuning up the car, or looking for a new project, check out the […]

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Pen a Line: National Poetry Month

Posted in kids on April 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Poetry by Carlie Hoffman Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Did you also know that we have an awesome children’s poet here in Spokane? Kenn Nesbitt is not only a local hero, but he is also the Children’s Poet Laureate, someone that is recognized as a great poet and is chosen to spread […]

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No Small Change: Bitcoin for Beginners

Posted in Business and Careers on April 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Bitcoin Guest blog by Doug Slaton, workshop presenter My co-presenter, Zach Doty, and I have been long time computer techs and continually explore any new innovations in technology. We have an unbridled fascination with all the amazing things happening with and on the Internet. We’ve followed Bitcoin for about 2 years and when we started seeing […]

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