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Posted in News on September 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibrarySystems_Card I was walking on the Iller Creek trail enjoying the view of the Spokane Valley when I happened to overhear the conversation between two hikers ahead of me. One man asked the other whether he knew the library offered computer classes and practice tests for the GED. The other man had heard about this but […]


Get your facts straight!

Posted in News on September 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature-Statista-Opt2 Finding accurate data is stress-free and simple when you use Statista, an online database that makes it easy to access numbers, data, and facts at a glance. Statista is now available for Spokane County Library District members to use at any of our 10 library locations. Explore easy-to-use portals containing statistics, studies, dossiers, infographi […]

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Astronomy for Everyone: Exploring the size and scale of the universe

Posted in News on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Astronomy Who better to star gaze with than a NASA astronomer? Award-winning astronomer and NASA consultant Kevin Manning shares his passion for outer space. Discover more about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and visuals. Evening presentations followed by outdoor stargazing (weathe […]

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7 Book recommendations for the discerning tween reader

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TweenReads By Kelsey Hudson In my position as a librarian, I see a lot of voracious readers from preschoolers to senior citizens. With all of those bookworms, I particularly love when a tween comes in looking for something new. Tweens can be insatiable readers but at this age, right around 9 to 12 years old, picking […]

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The revealing nature of food

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NatureOfFood By Clarissa Fidler I’m still trying to recover from a recent viewing of The Supersizers Go…Restoration episode. Brits in the 1660’s consumed a disgusting amount of meat and ale. The average person drank two liters of ale a day and vegetables were considered unsafe to eat because they grew in the dirt. Venison was the […]

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Family-friendly fun in Spokane County this fall

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_FallFamilyFun By Rachel Edmondson One thing I love about Spokane County is the variety of kid-friendly events and activities. I’m always excited when I find out about an event I’ve never heard of before. Of course, this is great when I still have time to check out the event, but a bummer when I find out after […]

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Staff Day special closure

Posted in News on September 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_specialclosure All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Friday, September 18, for our annual Staff Development & Training Day. Regular hours resume on Saturday, September 19, 2015. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.


How to sell on Etsy: Personal advice from a local shop owner

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on September 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Etsy_GuestAuthor By Karen Mannino Guest Writer After a two-day journey by train and bus, I was back in the Midwest where I attended college. Breakfast with friends the morning after I arrived included coffee out of an odd little mug I found in my friend’s cupboard. It was smaller than the standard mugs, curved like the bell […]

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Book a Librarian: Face-to-face, personalized service

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BookALibrarian By Gwendolyn Haley Friends and family often use me as their personal librarian. I have personalized reading lists, found materials in the right Lexile for a friend’s precocious 8-year-old, got my mom set up to use the eBooks from the library on her new eReader, and researched the market for a friend starting a new […]

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SCBWI: Step right up!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SCBWI_StepRightUp By Sheri Boggs Thinking about writing for kids and teens? Your local Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference has everything you need! If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to write and publish kids’ books in today’s competitive market, you owe it to yourself to visit your local chapter of the […]

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