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All Aboard the Fall Foliage Express

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on October 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Train By Cara Strickland When it comes to trains, I am like a six year old boy. LEAD ME TO IT (and can I blow the whistle, please?) So, it won’t be too much of a stretch for you to imagine my delight when I discovered (several years ago) that the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions […]

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Life Lessons From Little Free Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LittleFreeLibrary By Brian Vander Veen Last year, my partner Sheri and I started our own Little Free Library. If you’re not familiar with what Little Free Libraries are, they’re simply containers, usually near a sidewalk or similar publicly accessible space, where people can take and leave books for free. Little Free Libraries first began appearing in Wisconsin […]

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Picking Up the Park  

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DPCleanUp_TrashBags By Sheri Boggs Library work can lead you to some interesting places. Sometimes you’re speaking to 300 middle schoolers. Sometimes you’re showing seniors how to attach images to their email. And sometimes you’re bagging pine needles and abandoned tighty whities in the woods. Earlier this fall I joined fellow SCLD staffers Amber Williams, Kris […]

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Sip and Savor

Posted in News on October 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SipSavor Take a break from your busy Saturday with an event you’ll want to savor, near the Moran Prairie Library at Revel 77. Sip espresso as you learn more about coffee, both historically and in contemporary culture, from Kaiti Blom, a barista at Revel 77. Then, come on a delicious journey with Karen DeCristoforo as she […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on October 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Community Recently Spokane County Library District was selected to participate in a national program to start community conversations centered on shared aspirations. We are honored to be one of ten libraries participating in a yearlong program to start conversations and collect the stories we hear, so that, as a community, we can take action to create […]

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Avoiding Pinterest Pitfalls

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on October 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Pinterest By Kelsey Hudson Confession time: I love cookbooks, craft ideas, DIY blogs, and all things creative; I read them like they’re Pulitzer-worthy novels. In the last couple of years however, Pinterest has taken that love to a new level. At any given time, I‘m working on two to three projects and have half a dozen […]

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Working the (Common) Core

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Основные RGB By Sheri Boggs In late August, I was privileged to join three fellow SCLD youth librarians at a day’s worth of Common Core training sponsored by the Central Valley School District and the Washington State Library. Usually trainings are one of those workplace obligations that everyone has to do but nobody really likes. But the […]

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Put ‘Em Up: Small Batch Canning

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Small Batching Canning By Kim Harshberger If hearing that someone cans conjures up images in your mind of dirt-packed cellars filled to the ceiling, you’re not alone. I too had that thought when I embarked into the world of canning. I would can all the things like Erica of Northwest Edible Life. This chick is hardcore and I […]

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Short and Sweet

Posted in News on October 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpokaneShorties The Moran Prairie Book Club is welcoming several local authors, all featured in Spokane Shorties, an anthology of short stories.  Sharma Shields, Chris Cook, Kevin Taylor, Kris Dinnison, Leah Sottile, and Sheri Boggs will read from their stories and host an informal Q&A about their work and writing process. MORAN PRAIRIE Thursday, Oct 23, 2-4 […]

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Zipping The Light Fantastic

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on October 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Zipline_Jane By Jane Baker I’ve always been a bit of a workaholic. My parents were raised during the Great Depression and instilled a strong work ethic that, while good, doesn’t always jive with today’s goal of the work/life balance. However, it’s that same rush of accomplishment I thrive on in my work life that I seek […]

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