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Meet the Authors: Letters From Brackham Wood

Posted in News on September 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Letters Join local authors Rita Gard Seedorf and M.A. Verhoef for a reading and discussion of their novel in letters. The correspondence stretches from Spokane to Brackham Woods, England, with history and mystery in the mix. The Cheney Library is delighted to welcome the authors to their regular September book club. Take advantage of this opportunity […]

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The Power of a Student ID

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Instant noodles isolated on white background By Aileen Luppert When I was a college student, nearly 20 years ago, I was lucky to have enough financial aid to meet my needs and not leave me or my family teetering on bankruptcy upon graduation. Since that time, tuitions have skyrocketed—in some states by nearly 80% in the last ten years. Even a […]

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Tribbles, and Klingons, and Starfleet Oh My!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on September 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_StarTrek By Kelsey Hudson Monday marks the 48th anniversary of the Star Trek premiere on US television. Six television series, 30 seasons, 726 episodes, 12 movies, and countless books later, it’s still going strong. It’s also my absolute favorite fandom ever. From the original series to the newest movies, I embrace the Trekker label with pride. […]

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Library Hack: Get New Stuff Fast

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on September 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LH_ThingsFast By Cara Strickland I talk about libraries a lot. Those who know me can attest to the fact that I usually end a book or movie recommendation with the words: “I got it at the library.” Through these conversations, I’ve discovered a common misconception about the kinds of things you can check out through the […]

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Technology Class: Finding Jobs Online

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, News on August 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_ApplyingForJobs Are you looking for a job but aren’t sure where to start? We can help! Learn how to get the most out of your job search with our digital resources! We will discuss which websites to use, how to use them, and why each one may or not be a good fit for the type […]

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I Love/Hate Social Media

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on August 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SocialMedia By Jane Baker Wow. The first known use was in 2004! In ten short years, there has been an explosion of social media platforms. Today, everywhere, people are posting photos and videos, checking-in, and sharing info. It’s even been suggested that the word “social” could be dropped, as this form of communication is the traditional m […]

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First Love: A Personal History With the American Comic Book

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ComicHistory By T. Andrew Wahl Guest Writer There is a question I am often asked: Why do you love comic books? My answer: Comics are a gateway. Not to other universes filled with super-humans locked in near-mythological battles. Or epic adventures in alien cultures and faraway lands. Or anthropomorphic worlds filled with funny—and not-so-funny—animals. Thou […]

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The Freedom of Open Source

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on August 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_OpenSource By Brian Vander Veen As someone who was a college student for much longer than any reasonable person ought to be, I discovered a few things about living on the cheap: one, that dried beans and rice are a great way to stretch a food budget; and two, that a lot of useful software is […]

Labor Day Holiday Closure

Posted in News on August 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, September 1, to observe Labor Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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The No-Excuses Guide to Entertaining

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_NoExcusesGuideToEntertaining By Cara Strickland I’ve always loved to have people over. While I enjoy meeting at a restaurant, coffee shop or wide open space, I like the personal nature of inviting someone into my home even better. At least, I like the idea of having people over. Sometimes, when it gets right down to it, I […]

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