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Specialty Coffee (Q&A with Kaiti Blom of Revel 77)

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on October 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_BarristaQA.jpg By Aileen Luppert You could almost miss the coffee shop tucked into one end of a small strip mall. What a shame it would be if you did. Revel 77, with its open layout, hip and welcoming vibe, and some of the best espresso in town is a gem on the South Hill. Just as […]

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Zen Your Workspace

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on October 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ZenWorkspace By Gwendolyn Haley A year ago, I moved from a small office I shared with 2 other people, to a cubicle in the middle of a relatively high traffic area in our administrative offices. My former office had windows, plenty of natural light, and few distractions. My new workspace has no windows or natural light, […]

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Keeping Kids Safe Online

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on October 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_KidsOnlineSafety By Rachel Edmondson In the interest of keeping things real, this is a blog post I really didn’t want to write. But as parents, there are so many things we have to do that we wish we didn’t. For me, worrying about Internet safety is one of them. I hate that we live in a […]

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Meet the Author: Esther Stradling

Posted in News on October 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_MeetAuthors_AmericanFever Esther Stradling, Cheney resident and local author of American Fever: a biography of Ole Ruud, pioneer of the Washington Territory will be the guest of the Medical Lake book club  in November. Walk with her through local and family history, and be inspired to learn more. MEDICAL LAKE Monday, Nov 10,  1–3pm […]

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All Aboard the Fall Foliage Express

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on October 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Train By Cara Strickland When it comes to trains, I am like a six year old boy. LEAD ME TO IT (and can I blow the whistle, please?) So, it won’t be too much of a stretch for you to imagine my delight when I discovered (several years ago) that the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions […]

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Life Lessons From Little Free Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LittleFreeLibrary By Brian Vander Veen Last year, my partner Sheri and I started our own Little Free Library. If you’re not familiar with what Little Free Libraries are, they’re simply containers, usually near a sidewalk or similar publicly accessible space, where people can take and leave books for free. Little Free Libraries first began appearing in Wisconsin […]

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Picking Up the Park  

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DPCleanUp_TrashBags By Sheri Boggs Library work can lead you to some interesting places. Sometimes you’re speaking to 300 middle schoolers. Sometimes you’re showing seniors how to attach images to their email. And sometimes you’re bagging pine needles and abandoned tighty whities in the woods. Earlier this fall I joined fellow SCLD staffers Amber Williams, Kris […]

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Sip and Savor

Posted in News on October 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SipSavor Take a break from your busy Saturday with an event you’ll want to savor, near the Moran Prairie Library at Revel 77. Sip espresso as you learn more about coffee, both historically and in contemporary culture, from Kaiti Blom, a barista at Revel 77. Then, come on a delicious journey with Karen DeCristoforo as she […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on October 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Community Recently Spokane County Library District was selected to participate in a national program to start community conversations centered on shared aspirations. We are honored to be one of ten libraries participating in a yearlong program to start conversations and collect the stories we hear, so that, as a community, we can take action to create […]

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Avoiding Pinterest Pitfalls

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on October 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Pinterest By Kelsey Hudson Confession time: I love cookbooks, craft ideas, DIY blogs, and all things creative; I read them like they’re Pulitzer-worthy novels. In the last couple of years however, Pinterest has taken that love to a new level. At any given time, I‘m working on two to three projects and have half a dozen […]

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