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Dealing With Creative Block

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

FEature_CreativeBlock By Cara Strickland It happens to all of us: the blank screen, the empty studio, the silent singing voice. Occasionally, we’re all visited by block of one kind or another. What’s a creative person to do? Although some blocks just take time to lift and lessen, there are a few things I’ve found to help […]

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Captivating Chocolate (Q&A with Karen DeCristoforo of the Chocolate Apothecary)

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on November 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_chocolateQA By Aileen Luppert The Flour Mill, located just outside of Spokane’s lovely Riverfront Park, has been a place of fun, funky shops, and tasty treats since I was a little girl. About seven years ago, the Chocolate Apothecary joined the tenants in the Flour Mill and has been serving specialty chocolates, gourmet drinking chocolate, and […]

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From Scratch

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on November 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FromScratch By Kim Harshberger Alright run to your pantry right now and pull out the xanthan gum, modified food starch, monosodium glutamate, and disodium phosphate, we are going to make some ranch dressing! Wait. What? I don’t have those ingredients. Sound familiar? Too often factory-produced products contain unnecessary ingredients to prolong shelf life, a […]

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Are You Our New Trustee?

Posted in News on October 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_Trustee Spokane County Commissioners are now accepting applications for a Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees position. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on November 14, 2014. Spokane County Library District operates separately from the County and has its own tax base, but state law mandates that the County Commissioners appoint all mem […]

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Literary Lessons

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on October 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LiteraryLessons By Sheri Boggs I’m a little bit addicted to books about writing. And workshops about writing. And conferences and tote bags and online courses and story dice. My office is spilling over with titles like The Nighttime Novelist and The Making of a Story. I can’t move in there without stumbling over gobs of pages of […]

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Easy Lunches For Busy People

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on October 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Lunch By Kelsey Hudson Sitting down at work the other day with my takeout for lunch, I realized that I couldn’t remember the last time I had actually brought a meal from home for lunch. Between frozen meals and eating out, I probably haven’t enjoyed a homemade lunch in months. I have no issue with eating […]

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Library Hack: Resources for Local Businesses

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on October 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Business People Working with Business Issues By Brian Vander Veen Earlier this year, the Spokane Business Library went live at spokanebusiness.org. A collaboration of the Spokane County Library District and the Spokane Public Library, the Spokane Business Library consolidated the two library systems’ digital business resources into a single one-stop portal. Up till now, however, to use the […]

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Family Construction Zone

Posted in For You, kids, News, Parents and Teachers on October 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FamilyConstructionZone Kids ages one through eight (and their grown-ups) are invited to build the day away with five stations of block activities designed to foster engagement with math, science, engineering, and creativity. Drop in any time during the open hours, and stay as long as you like. This event is a cooperative effort between NEWESD 101, […]

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Deer Park Celebrates Art

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

Feature_DP_ArtNight Celebrate Deer Park Library’s sixteen sweet years (in the current building) as you mingle with artists and musicians from your neighborhood. The Friends of the Deer Park Library will provide light refreshments for an evening filled with photography, face painting, quilts, stained glass, watercolors, and more. DEER PARK Friday, Nov 14, 6–8pm

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Online Purchasing Made Easy

Posted in News on October 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_OnlinePurchasing If you’re new to (or unsure about) shopping online, this workshop is for you. Library staff will demonstrate how to set up an account, search shopping sites, understand descriptions, and pay for items on eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, and more. We’ll teach you how to use your cart and wish list, explain what a CAPTCHA does, […]

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