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

Super silo “Every Hero Has a Story” is the theme for exploring science, history, art, animals, time travel, and more at the library this summer. It’s exciting to discover heroes of the past and future. I’d like to acknowledge some everyday heroes whose stories and acts of generosity inspire me. These heroes give their time, talents, and expertise […]

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Poetry Picnic at Moran Prairie

Posted in News on June 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PoetryPicnic Four of the Northwest’s finest poets—Tim Greenup, Kate Lebo, Tod Marshall, and Ellen Welcker—will gather in the lovely park-like backyard of the Moran Prairie Library to read their poems aloud. Bring a blanket and listen to poetry readings while enjoying delicious Ferrante’s gelato. The event will be emceed by local writer Sharma Sh […]

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How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids on June 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_EatingVacation By Kim Harshberger I put down my fork and survey the table, realizing it’s happened again; we just ate a meal when we weren’t even hungry. The husband and I are so stuffed we can’t move and the girls’ meals lay almost uneaten. I feel frustrated at the wasted money and irritated at my lack […]

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Liquid Lit: Summer Reading Edition

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on June 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Closeup of chocolate chip cookies on stars bowl and milk glass over a wooden background. Image focused in cookie bite By Kelsey Hudson School’s almost out for the summer, which means a big jump in activity at the library from some of our youngest members. From picture books and graphic novels to easy readers and classic chapter books, they’ll be flying off the shelves as families swing into summer. Summer can be a great time to branch […]

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On My Coffee Table: New Books for Kids and Teens

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

vintage books with coffee cup, grungy background, free copy spac By Sheri Boggs In all honesty, I can’t have things on my actual coffee table because my six-month-old puppy would eat them. However, I do have a desk at work that is covered with not only the journals, notebooks, and pens I use to do my job, but also stacks of hastily scrambled notes, Advance Readers […]

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Library Bond Election Open Houses

Posted in News on June 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Bond2015 Spokane County Library District invites you to find out the facts about the upcoming Library Bond election at two informational open houses: ARGONNE Tuesday, July 7 4–7pm SPOKANE VALLEY Wednesday, July 8 4–7pm The Spokane County Library District is asking voters to approve a $22 million bond to fund four projects in the greater Spokane Valley […]

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Explore Your Community with a Superhero Scavenger Hunt

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

Feature_ScavengerHunt Visit local businesses and attend summer programs at the Fairfield Library for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and other great prizes! We’re kicking off our Superhero Scavenger Hunt next Saturday, Jun 13, at the Fairfield Flag Day Parade. Come make a red, white, and blue craft with us and identify the first superhero on your scave […]

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16 Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trips

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on June 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_AudioBooks By Rachel Edmondson Whether you love them or hate them, family road trip season is just around the corner. I vividly remember road trips from when I was a kid. At the beginning everyone was filled with anticipation, halfway through we all started to get bored, and by the end all anyone could think was “Are we there […]

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The Essential Summer Date Guide

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

Feature_SummerDates By Clarissa Fidler With temperatures rising and the promise of more sunny days ahead of us, my boyfriend and I have found ourselves musing about all the fun dates we’re going to go on this summer. I even created a shared Pinterest board for us to keep track of our date ideas (and yes, my […]

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Mixtape: Four Metal Bands for Fantasy Fans

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

Audio cassette tape By Brian Vander Veen Not long ago, I was lamenting to my long-suffering partner the unfortunate decline of references in popular music to fantasy literature. Although I’m too young to remember much of it firsthand, I had imagined this glorious, idealized decade or so—let’s call it “the long 1970s”—when every van was airbrushed with a […]

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