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Second Saturday: creativity & the arts in Spokane Valley

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SecondSaturdayJane By Jane Baker Jesse Swanson leans on the counter next to a sculpture of a tree that is as big as he is. His newsboy cap and casually groomed beard don’t exactly fit the stereotype of a General Manager of an art gallery, but Hatch is more than an art gallery. Hatch: Creative Business Incubator […]

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Great Stories Club: Hack the Feed

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on June 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GreatStoriesClub By Kelsey Hudson Every once in awhile, something comes together in just the right way to bring about a fantastic opportunity. You could say, the odds were ever in your favor! Last summer, my colleague librarian Sheree West and I were talking about a new collaboration she’d begun with Mica Peak High School (MPHS) in […]

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Go Global

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 31, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_scifiglobal By Brian Vander Veen Yes, science fiction and fantasy have been global phenomena for a long time, but it feels like the last few years have seen an uptick in the number of foreign SFF novels getting English translations. Last year, The Three-Body Problem by Chinese author Cixin Liu became the first novel in translation […]

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Serious fun for K-3 readers

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on May 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SummerK-3Reading By Sheri Boggs If you’re a parent or teacher of a grade schooler, you’ve probably heard the term “summer slide,” sometimes also called “summer learning loss.” Summer slide refers to what happens to student brains when they are inactive over the three months of summer vacation. Although kids are getting a much needed break, they […]

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Confessions from a book lover

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Confessions_Erin By Erin Dodge Confession #1: I love books. I’ve had a book (or three) in my hand, in my backpack, or on my nightstand since the time I figured out letters combined to make words. Confession #2: I’m fairly new to eBooks. Seems contradictory, right? Even though I’ve had a Kindle for a few years, I […]

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Spokane Is Reading: The Tsar of Love and Techno

Posted in News on May 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SIR_BookAnnouncement Spokane Is Reading announces author Anthony Marra and his book, The Tsar of Love and Techno, for the 15th Annual community reading event. Spokane Is Reading, sponsored and organized by Spokane County Library District, Spokane Public Library, and Auntie’s Bookstore, will host two appearances with Mr. Marra. Admission is free for both events. Spoka […]

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The dirt on gardening with kids

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on May 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_TheDirt By Rachel Edmondson I feel the need to start with a disclaimer: I do not have a green thumb. Nowhere close to it. That said, we have a small, raised garden bed in our backyard, and each year we’ve attempted to grow a few vegetables with varying success. Before our kids came into our life, […]

Islam 101: suggested reading from David Fenner

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Islam101   By David Wyatt What does it mean to be Muslim in a modern world? What if much of what we believe about Islam is incomplete or simply wrong? This Thursday, scholar David Fenner will speak on Islam and the many aspects that form the substance of its rich culture, traditions, and way of life. […]

ABCmouse.com in our libraries

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

Feature_ABCMouse The award-winning ABCmouse.com is available as an in-library resource at all ten Library District locations and is accessed from our Digital Library webpage. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, so its content is free of advertisements. The curriculum has been created in close collaboration with nationally recognized early childhood education experts […]

Second Saturday art tour in Spokane Valley

Posted in News on May 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Feature_SecondSaturday_News Art, culture, and creativity. All three come together as the Spokane Valley’s Second Saturday art tour becomes a reality on Saturday, June 11.   Hatch: Creative Business Incubator has partnered with Spokane Valley Library, Broadway Elementary, Mellow Monkey Yoga, Magicraftsman Studio, and the Spokane Valley Arts Council to present Second Sat […]

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