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A Bit of Wizardry

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on January 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HarryPotter By Cara Strickland Picture this: one moment you’re walking through a normal theme park, passing lines of people, restaurants and roller coasters. But as you walk deeper into the park, you notice that the buildings around you start to change in character. Suddenly, you’re somewhere which looks a lot like London (albeit against a Florida […]

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Ready For Work

Posted in News on January 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadyforWork Opportunity knocks Pick up valuable employment skills without leaving your community! The Spokane County Library District and WorkSource are providing workshops geared toward job seekers and the current workforce in Otis Orchards, Deer Park, Medical Lake, Fairfield, and their surrounding areas. (Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and ol […]

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From The Director…

Posted in News on January 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

opened book in library close up As 2015 begins, I’ve been thinking about making a reading resolution: I want to read more non-fiction. Lately I’ve been reading lots of (fictional) mysteries. I’m drawn to series set in another country or time period so I can enjoy the mystery while learning about another culture or epoch. Over the holidays I read The […]

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Holiday Closure

Posted in News on January 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 20, 2015. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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Don’t Tax Your Sanity

Posted in News on January 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

tax  word cloud If you don’t really know the difference between the 1040A and the Schedule A, you’ll be happy know that AARP Tax-Aide help is available starting Saturday, January 31. This free assistance is offered in four of our libraries: Cheney, Deer Park, Moran Prairie, and Spokane Valley, and runs through Wednesday, April 15. Appointments are first-come, […]

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The Educational Merits of Minecraft

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on January 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Minecraft By Brian Vander Veen At the North Spokane Library, where I mainly work, it’s rare that anyone has to wait more than ten or twenty minutes for a free computer, if they have to wait at all. But sometimes our computers do get full, and I’ve more than once heard adult members grumble about the […]

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The Big Read Is Almost Here

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, News on January 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BigRead The Big Read is coming to your community! What’s a Big Read, you ask? No, it’s not a really long book, or one with giant letters. It’s a program of the National Endowment for the Arts which gets everyone in a community reading and talking about the same book! In February, we will be all […]

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Library Hack: Book a Librarian

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on January 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LH_BookLibrarian By Kelsey Hudson With the holidays wrapped up and the New Year just starting, we see a lot of people in the library needing a bit more assistance than usual. Between new devices they received for Christmas, and New Year’s Resolutions, a lot of people have extra questions at this time of year. We’re always […]

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Beat the (Post) Holiday Blues

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on January 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Stressed young woman in front of christmas tree By Rachel Edmondson I grew up in Western Washington where it rains a lot but doesn’t get quite as chilly as here in the Inland Northwest. On the west side, snow was an exciting event that only happened every once in a while. In Spokane, there are years it seems the snow is here forever, […]

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Take Control of Your Financial Literacy

Posted in News on January 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_STARfinancialseries No need to leave your financial decisions to others, you can take control! Melissa Williams and Jim Rund of Star Financial and Insurance Services bring you three specialized workshops designed with your needs in mind. Space is limited. Please click on the library location below to register for that class. Income for Life In January, […]

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