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Zentangle: the meditative art form with Loretta West

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Zentangle1 By Erin Dodge Starting next week and through the month of August, local artist Loretta West teaches the meditative art form of Zentangle at the Library District as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. I visited Loretta in her art studio and recorded a video of her drawing Zentangle, to give everyone an idea of […]

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Kids music for road trips

Posted in Explore and Discover, Parents and Teachers on June 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_RoadtripKids By Rachel Edmondson Summer has arrived, and with it comes more time spent in the car. At least, that’s the case for my family. Whether it’s driving to swim lessons or taking a road trip, music can be a great way to make time in the car more fun. Of course, if you have the […]

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Q&A with Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

Zaniac_feature By Erin Dodge Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac, is performing at the Spokane County Library District and we couldn’t be more excited! His show zigzags between a comedic onslaught of absurd ideas and odd skills. Beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic are just a few of the things he does to entertain the whole family. […]

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Library network maintenance scheduled for June 22

Posted in News on June 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Closures Spokane County Library District will be performing maintenance on the District’s connectivity and networking equipment on Wednesday, June 22, from 7am to 12pm. Many of our computing, networking, and internet services will be unavailable during that time: The Spokane County Library District website will be unavailable, including our Catalog and Di […]

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5 local writers talk about fatherhood

Posted in Business and Careers on June 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Fatherhood1 By Erin Dodge Today is the 8th Annual Engaging Fatherhood Conference & Resource Fair at Spokane Falls Community College (8am to 3pm), promoting the importance of fathers in healthy child development and family well-being. The event, including free lunch, is brought to the public by the DADS Committee of Spokane. In celebration of dads, paternal […]

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Q&A with KCPuppetree: storytelling, artistry & theatre

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_KCPuppetree By Erin Dodge When we learned that KCPuppetree would be performing this summer, we were excited to learn more about the worlds of theatre, storytelling, puppetry, and art made with recycled materials. Kelly Campbell was gracious to indulge our curiosity and answer questions about her world and art. Families of all ages won’t want to miss […]

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Inspiring New Worlds: 6+ titles with video game tie-ins

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_InspiringNewWorlds By David Wyatt Have you noticed the geek in your life is excited, but you’re not sure why? Maybe it’s Terry Pratchett’s upcoming posthumous novel The Long Cosmos? Or maybe it’s the next movie from Duncan Jones (something with orcs, I think)? If it’s neither of these, then maybe it is E3 2016: Inspiring New […]

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Moran Prairie Library Health Fair

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

Feature_HealthFair Moran Prairie Library hosts a Health Fair on Friday, June 24, 2016, from 1 to 6pm. A perfect time for a quick check-up before Hoopfest. The health fair is free and open to the public. In partnership with local health organizations, the health fair features free health screenings and information on preventing health problems, improving health, as […]

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Second Saturday: creativity & the arts in Spokane Valley

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SecondSaturdayJane By Jane Baker Jesse Swanson leans on the counter next to a sculpture of a tree that is as big as he is. His newsboy cap and casually groomed beard don’t exactly fit the stereotype of a General Manager of an art gallery, but Hatch is more than an art gallery. Hatch: Creative Business Incubator […]

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Great Stories Club: Hack the Feed

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on June 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GreatStoriesClub By Kelsey Hudson Every once in awhile, something comes together in just the right way to bring about a fantastic opportunity. You could say, the odds were ever in your favor! Last summer, my colleague librarian Sheree West and I were talking about a new collaboration she’d begun with Mica Peak High School (MPHS) in […]

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