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Genius of Dogs

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on August 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Yuki_sohappy By Jane Baker It was a snowy day just before Christmas; on the slick drive home from the Spokane Humane Society, I passed an overturned Ford Bronco and my knuckles whitened as I gripped the steering wheel. It was so appropriate that I wanted to name the little pale pup in the cardboard box next […]

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Salsa & Soup: Recipe Fiesta

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on August 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Soup By Kelsey Hudson While I’m always up for baking some complicated recipe, when it comes to cooking, I keep it as simple as possible. I like it best when recipes come together quickly (and without too much mess), and can be used in a few different ways. For that reason, I’m happy to share my recipe for […]

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How (Not) to Go Camping With Kids

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

How (Not) to Go Camping | Spokane County Library District By Rachel Edmondson I’ve never been an avid camper. My husband and I did enjoy the occasional camping trip during the first few years of our marriage. We enjoyed the time in nature, the adventure of cooking outdoors, and the excitement of exploring a new place. But since we had kids, our tent has remained […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on August 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Feature_NancyLedeboer This year the last wave of the Baby Boom Generation turned 50. There is lots of speculation about how Boomers will reinvent retirement and change the way we think about aging. Michael Gurian, (a Spokane author) wroteThe Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty. He describes the stages of life after […]

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Blam! Zap! Ka-Pow!

Posted in News on August 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ComicHistory Sequential Reaction: a history of the American comic book Whether comic books are part of your past, present, or future, we think you’ll enjoy this interactive, multi-media look at comics in historical context, presented by Andrew Wahl in participation with Humanities Washington. CHENEY Wednesday, Sep 10, 2–3:30pm ARGONNE Wednesday, Sep 10, 6:3 […]

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A Conversation with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on August 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_CalledAgainQ&A_Jennifer By Gwendolyn Haley After reading Called Again, I was really eager to have a conversation with the author, Jennifer Pharr Davis. I caught up with Jennifer by phone as she, her husband Brew, and 20-month-old daughter, travel all 50 states on a book tour, and hike whenever they can. You set off on your first […]

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Don’t Be That Guy (In the Workplace)

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, Teens on August 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DontBeThatGuy By Aileen Luppert Good idea or bad idea? You show up at your first day of work in an office wearing shabby cargo shorts and Old Navy flip-flops. You hate your job and decide to quit. Rather than give notice, you just stop going. Hopefully, the answers are obvious. These are bad ideas. They are […]

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Quite a Character: Fictional Guys I’d Date

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on August 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_QuiteACharacter copy By Cara Strickland I’ve spent a sizable amount of my life in the fictional pages of my favorite books. Sometimes, with all of this reading, I wonder if I’ll ever have time to meet anyone I might like to go to dinner with. I’ve managed to climb out of the pages every once in a […]

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There’s An App For That

Posted in News on August 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DigitalLibrary If you have an iOS or Android device, you can access your library from anywhere, with just a touch. You can search our catalog, download items, manage your account, and find suggested reading instantly! Download SCLD To Go for your iOS device and BookMyne for your Android. […]

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Tales From The [Record-Breaking] Trail

Posted in News on August 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Author reading by Jennifer Pharr Davis at Spokane County Library District. Jennifer Pharr Davis is no stranger to adventure. She first hiked the Appalachian Trail as a 21-year-old fresh college graduate, all on her own. Her most recent book tells the story of setting the 46-day record for the Trail and growing closer to her husband (her support crew), in the process. You won’t want to miss this evening of in […]

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