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Free Shred Day at the Library

Posted in News on October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_shredday Clean out your files and protect your identity! As part of the Thinking Money exhibit, the Library District and DeVries Business Services have teamed up to provide a free shred day at the North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries. Bring your old paper documents, computer hard drives, disks, and tapes for safe and secure destruction. […]

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Bruce Holbert: Late to the party

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

feature_bruceholbert By Bruce Holbert Not long ago, I was asked in an interview, “What took so long?” I was then 52 and publishing my first novel. I don’t have the data at hand, but my guess is I am beyond the mean. The question struck me as impolite. I wasn’t sleeping in doorways or staggering through […]

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From reader to writer

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_readertowriter By Kelly Burgess If you love reading, you’ve probably wondered if you could try your hand at writing. That’s not an unusual impulse. Many writers got the incentive to start writing either by reading a book that was so amazing they wanted to create that magic too, or by reading a book that was so […]

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Romantic reads in the Pacific Northwest

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_romanticreads By Stefani Miller Readers tend to have favorites: a specific author, series, or genre that they come back to over and over. For me, it’s romance. When I have time to read, I like to snuggle up with a steamy novel. And when I’m not reading them, I’m usually feeding my addiction by hunting them […]

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Young Adult novels with adult reader appeal

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_yanovelsforadults By Rachel Edmondson In recent years, Young Adult (YA) literature has become increasingly popular, and studies have shown that a surprising number of YA readers are adults. According to a 2012 study, 55% of buyers purchasing YA literature are 18 or older. Also, 78% of these buyers indicate that they are purchasing the books for […]

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Irena’s Children: Q&A with Mary Cronk Farrell

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_marycronkfarrell By Sheri Boggs Local author Mary Cronk Farrell writes about the kinds of people whose stories aren’t widely told, but ought to be. In Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific, she tells the story of nearly 100 army and navy nurses who struggled to not […]

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My project closet: the unfinished & the abandoned

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_debbiescloset By Debbie Rhodes I can’t be the only person who shudders when thinking about their project closet—the one filled with those unfinished projects and new hobbies. (Let’s not even talk about my “healthy this and healthy that” closet with the newest and “best” diet items.) My closet dilemma happens because my body tingles with gle […]

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District-wide book sale

Posted in News on September 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_booksale All District libraries are holding a book sale on Saturday, October 8. Our libraries are supported by Friends of the Library volunteers, and they have come together for a great district-wide event. You’ll find gently used books, music, movies, and more at all 10 locations: Saturday, Oct 8, 10am–3pm AIRWAY HEIGHTS 1213 S Lundstrom St, […]

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James Frye: synesthete artist’s work at Airway Heights Library

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_jamesfrye By Erin Dodge When walking into the Airway Heights Library, colorful art welcomes you from the display case. You’ll see record albums, clocks, people, keyboards, and cats in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. Inside the library, you’ll see even more artwork along the wall in the children’s section—each tableau intricately detailed and evokin […]

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Thinking Money Exhibition & Financial Education Programs

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

feature_thinkingmoney Money affects everyone, but many of us lack the knowledge we need to make smart financial choices that prepare us for whatever the future brings. Thinking Money: A Financial Exhibition SPOKANE VALLEY Oct 22–Nov 26, 2016 Thinking Money is a traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens, and the adults in their lives about financial […]

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