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Tribbles, and Klingons, and Starfleet Oh My!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on September 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_StarTrek By Kelsey Hudson Monday marks the 48th anniversary of the Star Trek premiere on US television. Six television series, 30 seasons, 726 episodes, 12 movies, and countless books later, it’s still going strong. It’s also my absolute favorite fandom ever. From the original series to the newest movies, I embrace the Trekker label with pride. […]

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Library Hack: Get New Stuff Fast

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on September 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LH_ThingsFast By Cara Strickland I talk about libraries a lot. Those who know me can attest to the fact that I usually end a book or movie recommendation with the words: “I got it at the library.” Through these conversations, I’ve discovered a common misconception about the kinds of things you can check out through the […]

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Technology Class: Finding Jobs Online

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, News on August 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_ApplyingForJobs Are you looking for a job but aren’t sure where to start? We can help! Learn how to get the most out of your job search with our digital resources! We will discuss which websites to use, how to use them, and why each one may or not be a good fit for the type […]

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I Love/Hate Social Media

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on August 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SocialMedia By Jane Baker Wow. The first known use was in 2004! In ten short years, there has been an explosion of social media platforms. Today, everywhere, people are posting photos and videos, checking-in, and sharing info. It’s even been suggested that the word “social” could be dropped, as this form of communication is the traditional m […]

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First Love: A Personal History With the American Comic Book

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ComicHistory By T. Andrew Wahl Guest Writer There is a question I am often asked: Why do you love comic books? My answer: Comics are a gateway. Not to other universes filled with super-humans locked in near-mythological battles. Or epic adventures in alien cultures and faraway lands. Or anthropomorphic worlds filled with funny—and not-so-funny—animals. Thou […]

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The Freedom of Open Source

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on August 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_OpenSource By Brian Vander Veen As someone who was a college student for much longer than any reasonable person ought to be, I discovered a few things about living on the cheap: one, that dried beans and rice are a great way to stretch a food budget; and two, that a lot of useful software is […]

Labor Day Holiday Closure

Posted in News on August 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, September 1, to observe Labor Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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The No-Excuses Guide to Entertaining

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_NoExcusesGuideToEntertaining By Cara Strickland I’ve always loved to have people over. While I enjoy meeting at a restaurant, coffee shop or wide open space, I like the personal nature of inviting someone into my home even better. At least, I like the idea of having people over. Sometimes, when it gets right down to it, I […]

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Food Education (Q&A with Stacy Whitman of School Bites)

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FoodEducation By Kim Harshberger I confess. I do not have the healthiest relationship with food. My family tends to classify people into two categories; those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. I fall into the latter category, which I don’t think, in itself, is necessarily a bad thing. However, I do have […]

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Stunt Memoir: Hammock Edition

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on August 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

Hammockfest 2014 | Spokane County Library District By Sheri Boggs Some people cook every recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and then blog about it. Others write whole books about reading the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica in their quest to “become the smartest person in the world.” Me, I just wanted to lay around in a hammock. So I […]

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