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Come 1, Come 2

Posted in News on February 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Come1Come2 You’re invited to a special birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss at the Cheney Library. In honor of America’s favorite reading teacher, we’ve planned “lots of good fun that is funny.” Listen to local celebrities read their favorite books, including Otto from the Spokane Indians, Swoop from Eastern Washington University, Fireman Tim, Miss Ch […]

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Holiday closure

Posted in News on February 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District locations will be closed on Monday, February 15, to observe Presidents’ Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 16, 2016. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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4 New picture books about love

Posted in For You, kids on February 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_4PictureBooks_Love By Sheri Boggs My favorite kinds of picture books about love are the ones that transcend romance and/or Valentine’s Day to say something far broader and universal about love, affection, friendship, and family. Here are some fresh new arrivals that do exactly that: The Most Wonderful Thing in the World By Vivian French; Illustrated by Angela […]

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7 Books you must read before you see the movie

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadBeforeYouSee By Kelsey Hudson As a librarian I feel I must advocate firmly for books in the age old books vs movies debate. I mean the Percy Jackson films just butchered the story and the new Hobbit films literally put me to sleep. That being said, there are many fantastic film adaptations out there. I still watch all […]

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Love your heart: Local resources for American Heart Month

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_LoveYourHeart By Clarissa Fidler A week ago I woke up around 4am with intense pain, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I got out of bed and walked up the stairs like a hunchback, clutching my chest and abdomen. I only made it to the living room before the pain forced me to the floor. Scared and […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted in News on February 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeedLibrary We’re excited to announce the grand opening of two new seed libraries at the Deer Park and Medical Lake libraries. Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to any of our three seed library locations! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable and flower seeds at any time during the […]

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Online Investing 101

Posted in News on January 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_OnlineInvesting101 Whitworth University finance professor Duff Bergquist, along with students from the Whitworth Student Investment Club, teach beginners how to get started with online investing. Topics covered include stock trading, basic equity research methods, and investing resources. Thursday, Feb 18, 6–7:30pm NORTH SPOKANE Thursday, Feb 25, 6–7:30pm SPOKANE […]

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Understanding the basics of an estate plan

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_EstatePlanning By Alicia Levy Guest writer No matter how substantial or modest your assets might be, it is important for everyone to have an estate plan. If you pass away without a will or other valuable estate plan documents, it can be challenging for your family and loved ones to manage your affairs. Additionally, you will lose control over how your asset […]

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A New Year’s resolution in four words

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

Feature_ResolutionIn4Words By Jane Baker Ah, January. A month that starts with the hopeful list of resolutions for the new, improved you. Word is that half of US citizens make New Year’s resolutions with nearly 90% failing to keep those resolutions. We have the best intentions, but seem to ask too much of ourselves. Many people I […]

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Oscar’s best films: A year in books

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Oscars-AYearInBooks By David Wyatt When the Academy Award nominees for best picture were announced earlier this month, I had a strange sense of deja vu. It was not because of the continued lack of diversity in actors nominated or list of films many people won’t see. What was so familiar was that nearly every nominated film owed […]

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