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The No-Excuses Guide to Entertaining

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_NoExcusesGuideToEntertaining By Cara Strickland I’ve always loved to have people over. While I enjoy meeting at a restaurant, coffee shop or wide open space, I like the personal nature of inviting someone into my home even better. At least, I like the idea of having people over. Sometimes, when it gets right down to it, I […]

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Food Education (Q&A with Stacy Whitman of School Bites)

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FoodEducation By Kim Harshberger I confess. I do not have the healthiest relationship with food. My family tends to classify people into two categories; those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. I fall into the latter category, which I don’t think, in itself, is necessarily a bad thing. However, I do have […]

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Stunt Memoir: Hammock Edition

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on August 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

Hammockfest 2014 | Spokane County Library District By Sheri Boggs Some people cook every recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and then blog about it. Others write whole books about reading the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica in their quest to “become the smartest person in the world.” Me, I just wanted to lay around in a hammock. So I […]

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Up, Up, and Away!

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

Our Grandmother Flies a Hot Air Balloon | Author reading by Claudia Hagen We’re ready for lift-off! Join Claudia Hagen, a Fairfield native and former hot air balloon pilot, as she reads from her new children’s book Our Grandma Flies a Hot Air Balloon. While you’re there, you can pick up your own copy and have it signed by the flying grandma herself. FAIRFIELD Thursday, Sep 4, 4–5pm […]

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Genius of Dogs

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

Feature_Yuki_sohappy By Jane Baker It was a snowy day just before Christmas; on the slick drive home from the Spokane Humane Society, I passed an overturned Ford Bronco and my knuckles whitened as I gripped the steering wheel. It was so appropriate that I wanted to name the little pale pup in the cardboard box next […]

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Salsa & Soup: Recipe Fiesta

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on August 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Soup By Kelsey Hudson While I’m always up for baking some complicated recipe, when it comes to cooking, I keep it as simple as possible. I like it best when recipes come together quickly (and without too much mess), and can be used in a few different ways. For that reason, I’m happy to share my recipe for […]

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How (Not) to Go Camping With Kids

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

How (Not) to Go Camping | Spokane County Library District By Rachel Edmondson I’ve never been an avid camper. My husband and I did enjoy the occasional camping trip during the first few years of our marriage. We enjoyed the time in nature, the adventure of cooking outdoors, and the excitement of exploring a new place. But since we had kids, our tent has remained […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on August 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Feature_NancyLedeboer This year the last wave of the Baby Boom Generation turned 50. There is lots of speculation about how Boomers will reinvent retirement and change the way we think about aging. Michael Gurian, (a Spokane author) wroteThe Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty. He describes the stages of life after […]

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Blam! Zap! Ka-Pow!

Posted in News on August 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ComicHistory Sequential Reaction: a history of the American comic book Whether comic books are part of your past, present, or future, we think you’ll enjoy this interactive, multi-media look at comics in historical context, presented by Andrew Wahl in participation with Humanities Washington. CHENEY Wednesday, Sep 10, 2–3:30pm ARGONNE Wednesday, Sep 10, 6:3 […]

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A Conversation with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on August 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_CalledAgainQ&A_Jennifer By Gwendolyn Haley After reading Called Again, I was really eager to have a conversation with the author, Jennifer Pharr Davis. I caught up with Jennifer by phone as she, her husband Brew, and 20-month-old daughter, travel all 50 states on a book tour, and hike whenever they can. You set off on your first […]

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