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Beyond books: discover valuable library resources

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on July 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibraryResources Libraries offer so much more than books. Our blog team is here to help you discover the many resources available to library members. We recently asked them the following question: What library resource do you wish more members knew about or took advantage of?  Here’s what each of our bloggers had to say: Digital Resources & Apps The di […]

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Written in the stars

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Stars By Jane Baker The old lawn chair isn’t comfortable. My legs always stick to it when I wear shorts and it tilts to the left. But on this unusually warm Fourth of July evening, just minutes before the grand fireworks were about to begin, I was able to lean back and gaze up to a sky full of […]

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Recommended for you: 3 YA books to read right now

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on July 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_3YAbooks By Sheri Boggs As the District’s Youth Collection Development Librarian, I work in our Collection Services Department, where all the library’s materials are selected, ordered, cataloged, and processed. We get to see all the new items before they even hit the shelves! Every now and then, we like to handpick a few of our favorite titles […]

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Backyard Bounty: Food and Gardening Series

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

ED_Feature_Gardening Discover how to reap what you sow with a series of classes focused on food and gardening. Local master gardeners and a food specialist will teach you everything from preparing your garden for winter to basic food preservation. Dig in and put your green thumb to work! Basic Food Preservation Food Safety Specialist Anna Kestell […]

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From the Director…

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

Feature_NancyLedeboer One of my favorite ways to explore a new topic is to visit the library. When I am planning a trip, I like to read mysteries that give me a sense of the place I’m going. I especially enjoy reading authors like Timothy Egan, Jeff Guinn, and Erik Larson who bring history to life. Egan’s […]

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Free Books: Accessing the World’s Public Domain Literature

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

Feature_PublicDomain By Brian Vander Veen Whoever coined the Internet phrase “never read the comments” was a wise person indeed. It’s especially true if you’re a librarian (or library fan) reading pretty much any news article related to public libraries; inevitably, there’s the one commenter who questions why public libraries even exist, the guy w […]

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Binge Read This: The Little Lady Agency Series

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BingeRead By Gwendolyn Haley When I tell people I’m a librarian, I often get a response like: “Oh, I’ve always wanted to be a librarian. You have all that time to just sit and read.” The truth of the matter is, while many of our library members do just that in our libraries, librarians don’t ever have time […]

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Little Free Libraries: Hope for the Future

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LittleFreeLibrary By Clarissa Fidler Turn south onto Conklin Road from Sprague Ave and you’ll find a vacant field nestled between a credit union and a large apartment complex. A sign bearing the words “Future home of Conklin Road library” stands a couple hundred feet away from the property’s only other structure: a newly installed Little Free […]

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Knights of Veritas Program Rescheduled

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

News_Feature_Announcement The Knights of Veritas Summer Program at select library locations has been rescheduled for the following dates and times: Deer Park  |  Monday, Aug 3, 10am Fairfield  |  Tuesday, Aug 4, 10am Spokane Valley  |  Tuesday, Aug 4, 2pm & 7pm North Spokane  |  Monday, Aug 3, 2pm & 7pm We apologize for any inconvenience and […]

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Creating the Perfect All-American Meal: Natural Red, White, & Blue Recipes

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

Feature_RWBfood_Cookies By Kelsey Hudson Holidays throughout the year have their iconic images and celebrations. When you think of Christmas, there’s a jolly old Santa amid a sea of red and green. Thanksgiving brings to mind a giant turkey dinner. And where would Valentine’s Day be without a lot of pink hearts and chocolate? With the upcoming Fourth of July […]

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