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Astronomy for Everyone: Exploring the size and scale of the universe

Posted in News on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Astronomy Who better to star gaze with than a NASA astronomer? Award-winning astronomer and NASA consultant Kevin Manning shares his passion for outer space. Discover more about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and visuals. Evening presentations followed by outdoor stargazing (weathe […]

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7 Book recommendations for the discerning tween reader

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TweenReads By Kelsey Hudson In my position as a librarian, I see a lot of voracious readers from preschoolers to senior citizens. With all of those bookworms, I particularly love when a tween comes in looking for something new. Tweens can be insatiable readers but at this age, right around 9 to 12 years old, picking […]

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The revealing nature of food

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

Feature_NatureOfFood By Clarissa Fidler I’m still trying to recover from a recent viewing of The Supersizers Go…Restoration episode. Brits in the 1660’s consumed a disgusting amount of meat and ale. The average person drank two liters of ale a day and vegetables were considered unsafe to eat because they grew in the dirt. Venison was the […]

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Family-friendly fun in Spokane County this fall

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_FallFamilyFun By Rachel Edmondson One thing I love about Spokane County is the variety of kid-friendly events and activities. I’m always excited when I find out about an event I’ve never heard of before. Of course, this is great when I still have time to check out the event, but a bummer when I find out after […]

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Staff Day special closure

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

News_Feature_specialclosure All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Friday, September 18, for our annual Staff Development & Training Day. Regular hours resume on Saturday, September 19, 2015. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.


How to sell on Etsy: Personal advice from a local shop owner

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

Feature_Etsy_GuestAuthor By Karen Mannino Guest Writer After a two-day journey by train and bus, I was back in the Midwest where I attended college. Breakfast with friends the morning after I arrived included coffee out of an odd little mug I found in my friend’s cupboard. It was smaller than the standard mugs, curved like the bell […]

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Book a Librarian: Face-to-face, personalized service

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

Feature_BookALibrarian By Gwendolyn Haley Friends and family often use me as their personal librarian. I have personalized reading lists, found materials in the right Lexile for a friend’s precocious 8-year-old, got my mom set up to use the eBooks from the library on her new eReader, and researched the market for a friend starting a new […]

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SCBWI: Step right up!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SCBWI_StepRightUp By Sheri Boggs Thinking about writing for kids and teens? Your local Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference has everything you need! If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to write and publish kids’ books in today’s competitive market, you owe it to yourself to visit your local chapter of the […]

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How to sell on Etsy

Posted in News on August 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_EtsyClass Want to sell your handmade goods and vintage items online, but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of setting up your own Etsy shop, listing your items online, and posting listings to social media so that your items get the attention they deserve. Then find out how to use the site as a seller and protect yourself against […]

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Cookbook recommendations for amazing casseroles and one-pan meals

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_OnePotMeals By Kelsey Hudson For some reason, the end of August always feels rushed, frantic, and pretty stressful for me. I have a lot of catching up to do after three months of action-packed summer programs at the library, not to mention a fair bit of planning for this coming fall. In fact, I even have the pretty lofty goal […]

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