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Going local

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GoingLocal By Sheri Boggs In a prominent corner or shelf of your closest County Library you might find stories about Sasquatch, about a derelict hotel rescued from obscurity, about a kid from North Idaho who implausibly becomes a drug kingpin before getting caught and going to prison. There are stories about a woman and her daughter […]

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Civility: an appropriate conversation

Posted in News on March 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Civility “Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none.” -Benjamin Franklin Is it possible, or even necessary, to engage in political discussions and campaigns during an election year and maintain civility? Is the trend toward incivility helping or hurting our political system? Can we agree to disagree wit […]

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Food for Fines

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

Feature_FoodForFines_2016 Celebrate National Library Week with a donation of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank and reduce your overdue fees! Spokane County Library District announces the 4th annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 10–16, 2016. For every non-perishable item of food, $2 will be forgiven from a cardholder’s account, up to […]

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Wizards, wands, and broomsticks

Posted in News on March 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_HarryPotterParties Did your invitation to Hogwarts get lost in the mail? Never fear, come celebrate the wizarding world of Harry Potter at the library! Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, make a stop at Honeydukes for delicious treats, and pop into Olivander’s for your own wizarding wand. Dress as your favorite character to participate in a […]

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Discover your family’s story

Posted in News on March 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

Genealogy_feature Get started doing genealogy research with two classes taught by professional genealogist Miriam Robbins. The first class explains the unique features of Ancestry Library Edition and how it differs from a personal subscription. The second class covers how to use HeritageQuest for your genealogy research needs. Discover your family’s story today! A […]

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Four indie science fiction films to watch now

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_4IndieSciFiMovies By Brian Vander Veen So Gods of Egypt happened. The film, with an estimated budget of $140 million, ended up being slammed by critics and grossing a mere $14 million in box office sales its opening weekend. I feel bad for the director, who had previously managed to produce two cult classics of 90s speculative […]

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Bedtime Math

Posted in News on March 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_BedtimeMath There’s more to bedtime math than counting sheep. Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a “Crazy Creature Census” at a special bedtime math storytime! Find new ways to incorporate math into everyday activities with counting games, tangrams, and more. For kids of all ages and their adults. Tuesday, Mar 29, 7pm NORTH SPOKANE Tuesday, Mar […]

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Hoopla for kids

Posted in For You, Parents and Teachers on March 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_hooplaForKids By Rachel Edmondson Welcome to the tail end of winter—one of the worst times of the year for parents living in cold climates. If your family is anything like mine, you’re all starting to feel a little bit stir crazy. Visiting the library to pick out new-to-you books and DVDs can be a great way […]

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Fuel your run: pre-race nutrition strategies

Posted in News on March 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_NutritionBeforeARace Get the edge on fellow runners tackling Bloomsday, Spokane River Run, and Only Fools Run At Midnight with pre-race nutrition strategies. Melissa Madsen, a registered dietitian and runner, teaches the basics of hydration, pre-race meals, refueling during an event, and nutrition for post event recovery. Find out how everyday food choices can enhance […]

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Batman v Superman: A Comics Primer

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_BatmanVSuperman By David Wyatt “When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” – Gail Simone Batman and Superman aren’t buddies. They fight for the same team 99.9% of the time but their […]

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