The North Spokane Library will be closed for construction on Thu, March 30 & Fri, March 31. You are encouraged to renew books & materials online during this time. Regular hours will resume Sat, April 1.

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My long-standing relationship with coffee (and 10,000 coffee stands)

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Amanda Flanery “Love is in the air and it smells like coffee.” —Unknown How many of you, by a show of empty cups/mugs, have a stack of coffee stand cards in your vehicle or wallet? Do you also think the best time for coffee is right now? And in a few minutes from now? […]

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Urban farming: gardens, bees, chickens, & our seed libraries

Posted in News on February 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

Urban farming classes at the library It’s time to start thinking about spring. Soon the ground with thaw and be ready for gardens to bloom. We have a lineup of great programs in our Urban Farming series, from turning your lawn into food to container vegetable gardening, from beekeeping to raising chickens within city limits. […]

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Construction has begun for North Spokane Library remodel

Posted in News on February 6, 2017 at 5:45 am

Awesome updates are coming to North Spokane Library! Construction work at North Spokane Library has begun. The remodel will take place in phases, with some areas restricted and under construction, while the rest of the library remains open. Please avoid areas of the library that are under construction and follow any directions from library staff […]

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Library workshop: Foundation Directory Online for Nonprofits & Grant Writers

Posted in News on February 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

Find the grant-awarding foundations that support your cause! For nonprofit organizations and charitable causes, the hardest part of grant writing can be finding foundations that align with your mission and want to give you funding. Approximately 75% of grant-awarding foundations in the U.S. don’t have a website. This means you won’t find them […]

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Reversing the norm of slut shaming and gender-based discrimination: ‘UnSlut: A Documentary Film’

Posted in News on February 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and devastating effects of gender-based discrimination and what is often called “slut shaming” in the United States and Canada. Featuring six women who have experienc […]

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It’s the bee’s knees: learning about urban beekeeping

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 31, 2017 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” ― Henry David Thoreau In the midst of February is probably not when most of us would be thinking of bees. However, it is an excellent time to plan for spring and think happy thoughts of the warmer seasons ahead. As part […]

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Gender roles, creativity, & madness: Cultural context of “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

Posted in News on January 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

What if you were excluded from political and intellectual life based on your gender? In the late 19th century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist […]

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Q&A with romance novelists: Asa Maria Bradley, Katee Robert, and Rebecca Zanetti

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge My inner fangirl starts jumping up and down every time I find out that an author is coming to the library to give a reading or discuss writing. So you can imagine the backflips (my inner fangirl is much more flexible than I am) when I heard that three amazing authors are […]

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Find romance at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley February here in the Inland Northwest can be dreary. Days are short, nights are long, and both are cold. The snow that filled us with delight in December has turned into a gray slush that refuses to melt. What was once charming and lovely now only irritates. Clearly, the romance has gone […]

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Don’t tax your sanity: free tax aide at the library

Posted in News on January 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

Free AARP Tax-Aide Trying to figure out the difference between the 1040A and 1040EZ? Should you use the Schedule A or the Schedule B? Do you have multiple W-2s or 1099s? If tax season is stressing you out, you’ll be happy to know that free AARP Tax-Aide help is available. From January 30 through April 17, you can […]

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