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Microadventures in Spokane County

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Microadventure By Sheree West The water mirrors the blue sky and captivating basalt cliffs as my kayak skims along. My two dogs, snuggled up in the bow, watch as a flock of ducks fly overhead. Other than the birds, we’re the only ones on the lake. It’s a perfect day; I’m so glad that I didn’t put […]

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Backyard Fun for Kids

Posted in For You, kids on April 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Family Having Fun Playing In Garden By Rachel Edmondson Spring is the time of year when parents everywhere rejoice that it’s finally warm enough to send their kids outside to play. My kids are always happiest when they’ve had a chance to run around outside, dig in the dirt, and soak up some sun. When my kids are stuck inside all day they […]

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Are You There Gen X? It’s Me, Sheri

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Ribbons in the Breeze By Sheri Boggs So I’m beginning to realize that I am not much different than who I was at eleven years old. I was dreamy, impatient, outdoorsy but unathletic, super sensitive, and full of questions about the world. I read a lot of Judy Blume back then. At the time, she was the only writer […]

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Cooking with Kids

Posted in For You, kids on April 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Measuring Cups By Kim Harshberger I survey the damage and sigh. There are lemon seeds strewn across the counter. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds are scattered about the floor. Measuring cups, mixing bowls, and cutting boards fill my sink. I hate cooking with my kids. To be fair, I hate cooking with anyone. I believe preparing food is […]

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On My Coffee Table

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

vintage books with coffee cup, grungy background, free copy spac By Clarissa Fidler I majored in English as an undergrad but chose to pursue an emphasis in technical writing rather than literature. That being said, I’ve always enjoyed reading and have lugged many boxes of books with me in my handful of cross-country moves over the last few years. I tend to gravitate toward memoirs […]

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The Casual Nerd’s Guide to Book Awards

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

First place award rosette over dark background with copy space By Brian Vander Veen The Hugo Awards, arguably the most prestigious awards in science fiction and fantasy, are awarded every year at the World Science Fiction Convention, which this year is being hosted in our very own Spokane. And, as our luck would have it, this year the award nominations have also turned out to […]

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Celebrate Japan Day at the Library

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

Feature_Japan_Week_graphic By Kathryn Illback The third week of April is a special time in Spokane—it’s Japan Week! Every spring since 1992, people from all over the Inland Northwest have gathered to celebrate Japanese culture and traditions with everything from food and films to drums and dancing. Japan Day at North Spokane This year, the North Spokane […]

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How to Throw an Awesome Tween Birthday Party

Posted in For You, kids on April 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

Birthday cupcake By Gwendolyn Haley Birthday season is right around the corner for our household. When our daughters were really little, it was easier to plan a fabulous party. All we had to do was invite a handful of their friends, serve some cake and ice cream, plan a simple craft or game, and the party was […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on April 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Feature_FromDirectorApr15 This week I read an article suggesting that instead of building libraries, we could just provide everyone with an Amazon account. The author proposed that this would be less expensive than funding libraries. Somehow, he overlooked the cost of providing everyone with an iPad or eReader connected to the Internet. He saw the library as […]

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Meet the Authors: Tim and Becky Hattenburg

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

Feature_MeettheAuthor_TimHattenburg Local authors Tim and Becky Hattenburg will host two book discussions about their nonfiction work, Death Ride: A Little Boy’s Night of Terror. The Hattenburgs spent nearly two years researching the true story of Larry Kuntz, who in 1937 at the age of five, witnessed the murder of his parents before being beaten and left […]

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