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Dollars and Sense

Posted in News on March 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_DollarsSense Make some sense of your finances. The Spokane County Library District and SNAP are helping you with money matters: the good, the bad, and the practical. From credit scores, to budgeting, to dealing with collection agencies, we are hitting all the hard topics. We have two classes to choose from, each with 16 opportunities to […]

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And Then It’s Spring

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on March 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpringReads By Sheri Boggs By Spokane standards, we’ve barely had winter. Nevertheless, I compulsively look at the sunrise/sunset app on my phone to see how incrementally the days are getting longer, I inspect the yard looking for the tiniest hint of green, and I convince myself gloves are for sissies. And I can tell you, it’s […]

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Crowdfunding Success Stories: A Q&A with comics artist Manny Trembley

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Icon of Money in the Hand on Digital Background. By Brian Vander Veen Launching a creative endeavor or a new business usually requires money. Traditionally, acquiring such funding has meant the need for taking out a loan, finding an investor, borrowing from friends or family, or spending your own hard-earned nest egg. In recent years, we’ve seen yet another option emerge. It is one […]

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Pie (Pi) for a day

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PiePiDay By Kelsey Hudson For three years in high school, I was a proud Mathlete. That means I voluntarily spent my free time studying and competing against others on how quickly I could solve math equations. Between Mathletes, Knowledge Bowl, and Chamber Orchestra, I could have easily filled the world’s geekiest letterman’s jacket if I had […]

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Nourish Yourself

Posted in News on March 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Nourish With over 2 million books, magazines, and DVDs checked out last year, we can’t deny that people in the Library District are consumers of information. Ever-popular are resources about cooking, diet, exercise, and gardening. To help quench our member’s thirst for lifestyle resources, our staff frequently writes blogs about these topics, sharing p […]

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Ham On Regal

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers on February 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Ham By Aileen Luppert A person must have incredible dedication, passion and drive to agree to volunteer 20 hours a week, for months at a time, on top of a full-time job. Would you give up 8 hours every Saturday for three months? Tom Blue, and thousands of volunteers over the last 52 years have done […]

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School Lunch Ideas For Kids

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Primary School Pupils Enjoying Packed Lunch In Classroom By Rachel Edmondson What should I pack for my girls’ lunch? This is a question I ask myself often. Usually in the morning when we are running late, one girl can’t find her shoes and the other’s hair isn’t done. So I quickly grab the old standbys, throw them in their lunch bags, and we […]

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Childcare For You

Posted in For You, kids, News, Parents and Teachers on February 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_ChildcareFair Learn about all of your childcare options with two programs just for you. Check out local preschools (just in time for registration) after Storytime at the North Spokane Library (we’ll even keep the Play and Learn activities going so your kids won’t get bored). At the Spokane Valley Library, you can check out daycare and […]

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Let’s Talk About Dementia

Posted in News, Prime Time on February 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Photos We’re partnering with the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for two workshops for those interested in knowing more about dementia, and how to care for someone beginning to show symptoms. One workshop will offer tips for having difficult conversations with loved ones, and the other gives the basics of dementia, memory loss, […]

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A Month Of Meals

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_meals_dinner By Kim Harshberger I have received quite a few questions about what my family eats each week since my post about meal planning was published. I realize how hard it can be to get started or even keep up with meal planning. I also know that the weeks I slack off and get out of […]

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