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Avoiding Pinterest Pitfalls

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on October 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Pinterest By Kelsey Hudson Confession time: I love cookbooks, craft ideas, DIY blogs, and all things creative; I read them like they’re Pulitzer-worthy novels. In the last couple of years however, Pinterest has taken that love to a new level. At any given time, I‘m working on two to three projects and have half a dozen […]

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Working the (Common) Core

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Основные RGB By Sheri Boggs In late August, I was privileged to join three fellow SCLD youth librarians at a day’s worth of Common Core training sponsored by the Central Valley School District and the Washington State Library. Usually trainings are one of those workplace obligations that everyone has to do but nobody really likes. But the […]

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Put ‘Em Up: Small Batch Canning

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Small Batching Canning By Kim Harshberger If hearing that someone cans conjures up images in your mind of dirt-packed cellars filled to the ceiling, you’re not alone. I too had that thought when I embarked into the world of canning. I would can all the things like Erica of Northwest Edible Life. This chick is hardcore and I […]

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Short and Sweet

Posted in News on October 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpokaneShorties The Moran Prairie Book Club is welcoming several local authors, all featured in Spokane Shorties, an anthology of short stories.  Sharma Shields, Chris Cook, Kevin Taylor, Kris Dinnison, Leah Sottile, and Sheri Boggs will read from their stories and host an informal Q&A about their work and writing process. MORAN PRAIRIE Thursday, Oct 23, 2-4 […]

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Zipping The Light Fantastic

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on October 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Zipline_Jane By Jane Baker I’ve always been a bit of a workaholic. My parents were raised during the Great Depression and instilled a strong work ethic that, while good, doesn’t always jive with today’s goal of the work/life balance. However, it’s that same rush of accomplishment I thrive on in my work life that I seek […]

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Learning the Cultural Ropes

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on October 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_WorldRelief_Family By Gwendolyn Haley Many years ago, my husband Greg and I lived in China for 18 months. While it was an exciting adventure, at times it was incredibly lonely to be surrounded by a strange (to us) culture, and people speaking a language we didn’t understand. I remember walking through an outdoor food market and […]

Library Hack: Programs for Kids (of All Ages)

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on September 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibraryHack By Rachel Edmondson At the beginning of June, I had some great conversations with parents about the programming the library had planned for the summer. They were thrilled to hear about the fun, educational, and free programs the library offered all summer long. They were plotting ways to keep their kids busy and entertained while […]

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Technology Class: Using Tablets with Your Preschooler

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on September 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_eReaderToddler With so many apps available, and many of them created for children, it’s easy to get overwhelmed as a parent or caregiver. In this class, you’ll learn best practices and tips for using tablets and apps with young children (ages 3-5). We’ll talk through choosing the right amount of screen time for your child, and highlight […]

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Liquid Lit: Books and Brews

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on September 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Two beer pints By Cara Strickland October (and Oktoberfest) is almost upon us. While I’m a fan of reading (and drinking) throughout the year, I find that I have more time for both as fall settles in to stay for a bit. There is something about this time of year that makes me want to learn something, or […]

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Let’s Talk Ethics (Q&A with John Pederson of Ethics Talks)

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on September 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_EthicsQA By Aileen Luppert Bernie Madoff. Kenneth Lay. Bob McDonnell. What do these men have in common? Drive and success for starters. They were also rising stars who fell painfully from public grace. It may be impossible to identify the moment when each became a criminal, but each man headed down that path after being faced […]

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