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Bonds of love and remembrance

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

Feature_WarBondsAndLoveSongs In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, local author Cindy Hval shares excerpts from her captivating book, War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation. Local jazz group, Hot Club of Spokane, sets the mood with 1940s love songs. Don’t miss this wonderful event! CHENEY Saturday, Dec 5, 2pm Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheney Library DEER PAR […]

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You don’t have to be a kid to love these picture books

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

Feature_AdultPictureBooks By Kelsey Hudson Although I am an adult (allegedly), I spend enough time working with children that it’s safe to say my personal taste is a bit more child-like than most. I love that part of my job entails digging through picture books for storytime, school visits, and other occasions. Every once in awhile though, […]

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Navigating Lexiles: Book suggestions for elementary readers

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Lexiles By Rachel Edmondson This is the time of year when the library starts to be inundated with kids looking for the “right” book. I usually define a “right” book as one that makes a kid’s face light up. I love helping match readers to books, and when a kid can hardly wait to get home […]

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Gain marketable skills with

Posted in News on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am Learn technology, creative, and business skills with, now available to all Spokane County Library District members. With nearly 4,000 online courses all taught by industry experts, offers on-demand training to help members achieve their personal and professional goals. Every course includes free video tutorials and is […]

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Boredom Busters

Posted in News on November 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BoredomBusters Get to the library for plenty of boredom busters to keep you entertained when school’s out. Drop in to play games, make spectacular crafts, explore electricity with squishy circuits, and test your engineering skills with building challenges. Bring friends for an afternoon of fun! 1–4pm | For kids in grades K–6 CHENEY Thursday, Nov 19 MED […]

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Library Hack: Get college ready with the Digital Library

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on November 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_CollegeReady By Brian Vander Veen As a first generation college student, I found the whole process of college planning absurdly confusing. My frustration was compounded by the fact that my peers from college-educated families seemed to navigate the whole process with relative assurance and ease. Many of them ended up going out of state with generous […]

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How to have a Pinterest-worthy holiday season without going crazy

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PinterestHoliday By Clarissa Fidler Halloween is over and November is upon us, which means the holiday season is kicking into high gear. Thanks to lifestyle magazines, blogs, Instagram, and especially Pinterest, we’re bombarded with images of the perfect holiday decor, gourmet meals made from scratch, and seemingly easy DIY gifts. I’m an admitted Pinte […]

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5 Thanksgiving picture books that shed new light on the holiday

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ThanksgivingPictureBooks By Sheri Boggs Thanksgiving wasn’t my favorite holiday as a child. For one, no presents. But also, it meant being on my best behavior all day, staying out of the kitchen, and having to eat things I didn’t have to eat the rest of the year (green bean casserole, my grandmother’s terrifying creamed corn dish […]

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We’ve got you covered

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

ED_Feature_Healthcare It’s time again for Washington Healthplanfinder’s Open Enrollment! Our Navigators are happy to help you with new enrollments and coverage renewals. The open enrollment period lasts from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. For assistance in applying or renewing coverage, please email or call 509.893.8400 and one of […]

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Holiday Closure

Posted in News on October 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Wednesday, November 11, to observe Veterans Day. Regular hours resume Thursday, November 12, 2015. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.