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Egg–cellent Engineering

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

Feature_Egg-cellentEngineering Egg Drop Here’s the challenge: can you engineer a carrier that will keep an egg safe in a 4-foot drop? The library provides the materials, the Spokane Falls Community College Engineering Club provides the expertise, and YOU save an egg from going the way of Humpty Dumpty. For kids grades 4 and up. Saturday, Apr […]

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Fools and tricksters who delight us

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 31, 2016 at 11:49 am

Feature_FoolsAndTricksters By David Wyatt April Fools’ Day draws near and the scheming has surely begun. This scheming divides the world into tricksters and the fools who fall for their tricks every time. I always like to think the fool has more going on, that the trickster is blissfully unaware of such depth. That could just be […]

Fourth graders explore our U.S. National Parks for free

Posted in For You, kids on March 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_4thGradersUSParksFree By Rachel Edmondson There is a growing body of research indicating the importance of spending time in nature. In his book, Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv coined the term “nature-deficit.” Louv asserts that our technology-centric world has led to kids spending less and less time outdoors enjoying nature. He directly links this “nature-d […]

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Build Your Business

Posted in News on March 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SCORE Start building your business! SCORE Business experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King present back-to-back presentations at three library locations. Chuck takes you through simple steps to starting a new business during the first hour, and Josh gives you the scoop on social media for business during the second hour. Come to one or both seminars, […]

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Middle school math is KILLING me

Posted in For You, Parents and Teachers on March 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MiddleSchoolMath By Gwendolyn Haley Middle School Math is KILLING me. It started when our oldest daughter hit 7th grade and started Algebra. During the first open house of middle school, the wise and kind math teacher warned all the parents that “this first semester is a killer.” Truth. I spent one harried evening working on a […]

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Make your own Monster Book of Monsters

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MonsterBook By Kelsey Hudson With the new Harry Potter play coming out this summer (and the accompanying book that I may have pre-ordered the first day that I could), I have been in full Harry Potter fan mode for months. Thankfully, I work with a group of people who are every bit as excited as I […]

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Going local

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GoingLocal By Sheri Boggs In a prominent corner or shelf of your closest County Library you might find stories about Sasquatch, about a derelict hotel rescued from obscurity, about a kid from North Idaho who implausibly becomes a drug kingpin before getting caught and going to prison. There are stories about a woman and her daughter […]

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Civility: an appropriate conversation

Posted in News on March 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Civility “Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none.” -Benjamin Franklin Is it possible, or even necessary, to engage in political discussions and campaigns during an election year and maintain civility? Is the trend toward incivility helping or hurting our political system? Can we agree to disagree wit […]

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Food for Fines

Posted in News on March 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_FoodForFines_2016 Celebrate National Library Week with a donation of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank and reduce your overdue fees! Spokane County Library District announces the 4th annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 10–16, 2016. For every non-perishable item of food, $2 will be forgiven from a cardholder’s account, up to […]

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Wizards, wands, and broomsticks

Posted in News on March 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_HarryPotterParties Did your invitation to Hogwarts get lost in the mail? Never fear, come celebrate the wizarding world of Harry Potter at the library! Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, make a stop at Honeydukes for delicious treats, and pop into Olivander’s for your own wizarding wand. Dress as your favorite character to participate in a […]

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