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The Sandwich Generation

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SandwichGeneration By Debbie Rhodes I am not older than dirt nor am I a young chickadee anymore. What I am is a member of the Sandwich Generation. You might ask: What is the Sandwich Generation? Is it a generation who only ate at McDonalds? Perhaps they devour sandwiches like sliced bread will soon be going out of style? […]

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Storyteller Indiana Bones at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids on July 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_IndianaBones By Erin Dodge Storyteller Indiana Bones, along with his faithful companion Draco, is weaving tales of myth and wonder, live at the Spokane County Library District this summer. You won’t want to miss “Amazing Physical Feats from History,” starting Monday, July 18, as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. We were curious about the life […]

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Poetry Picnic at Moran Prairie Library

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

FEATURE_PoetryPicnic   Enjoy a summer evening of poetry and gelato on the back lawn of the Moran Prairie Library. Thursday, July 21 7–8pm Four Pacific Northwest poets—Don Mee Choi, Sarah Mangold, Melanie Noel, and Rob Schlegel—will be reading poetry. All ages are welcome, though some poems may contain adult themes. Bring your picnic blanket or folding […]

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Dog agility: it takes two

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Agility-it-takes-two By Jane Baker Previously I’ve written about my crazy, hyper dog, Yuki, and the things I’ve discovered while looking for activities that include canine companions. I’ve seen the fast-paced agility courses on TV and am mesmerized by those dogs flying through a course of obstacles. Yuki and I have had basic obedience down for a […]

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Q&A with Cecil The Magician

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_CeciltheMagician by Erin Dodge Next week, Cecil’s Magic performs “Race to the Finish Line!“, a magical adventure that reveals the true story of the tortoise and the hare, at all District libraries as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. In anticipation of amazing illusions and a magical story, I decided to peek behind the curtain and ask […]

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Road construction at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on July 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_NSConstruction Due to road construction, Hawthorne Rd between Division and the Newport Hwy/US 2 will be closed starting July 5. North Spokane Library is still accessible from N Colfax Rd, which can be reached from E Graves Rd from both North Division St/SR395 and North Newport Hwy/US 2 (see map below). The road construction project on […]

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Go for the gold in reading

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 30, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GoForGold By Gwendolyn Haley We are getting ready for the Olympics in my house. While we aren’t usually a sports family, I have been known to force my family to watch swimming events all day long. Next month, the eyes of the world will turn to Rio for the XXXI Olympiad. One way to prepare for […]

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Zentangle: the meditative art form with Loretta West

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Zentangle1 By Erin Dodge Starting next week and through the month of August, local artist Loretta West teaches the meditative art form of Zentangle at the Library District as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. I visited Loretta in her art studio and recorded a video of her drawing Zentangle, to give everyone an idea of […]

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Kids music for road trips

Posted in Explore and Discover, Parents and Teachers on June 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_RoadtripKids By Rachel Edmondson Summer has arrived, and with it comes more time spent in the car. At least, that’s the case for my family. Whether it’s driving to swim lessons or taking a road trip, music can be a great way to make time in the car more fun. Of course, if you have the […]

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Q&A with Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

Zaniac_feature By Erin Dodge Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac, is performing at the Spokane County Library District and we couldn’t be more excited! His show zigzags between a comedic onslaught of absurd ideas and odd skills. Beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic are just a few of the things he does to entertain the whole family. […]

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