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Hunting For Sasquatch: a conversation with Sharma Shields

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Featutre_SharmaShields By Cara Strickland Sharma Shields is a rising star in the literary world. Her first book, a collection of short stories called Favorite Monster won the 2011 Autumn House Fiction prize, and her novel The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac releases on January 27. Sharma lives in Spokane with her family (and she can often be found bringing her childr […]

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Resolving on Health

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

Feature_Resolution By Gwendolyn Haley I’m avoiding the cookies. That’s my big New Year’s resolution for 2015. Sure, I’ve made more grand goals in the past, with long lists of things that I am going to do to make me better, smarter, and healthier. In our first year of marriage, my husband and I decided that taking […]

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Becoming Nontraditional: Books & resources for returning to school 

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on January 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

successful and unsuccessful choices - concept By Jane Baker When my son graduated from high school there was no way he was stepping on the college train the following fall. He had spent the most of his childhood education struggling to conform to the public school system. He’s a smart kid, just not one who learns best under the traditional American […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted in News on January 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeedLibrary Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to the Otis Orchards library for the grand opening of a brand new seed library! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable and flower seeds at any time during the year, plant them in your garden, and watch them grow. When it’s time […]

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Meal Planning For Busy Families

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

Feature_MealPlanning By Kim Harshberger I might have been spending too much time on Pinterest, but last fall I had an overwhelming desire get it together in the kitchen, so I started planning meals for my family. There were a few driving forces behind this decision. For the first time, I had to start figuring out breakfast […]

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Library Hack: What’s a Teen To Do?

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on January 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

Close Up Of Student Lockers In High School By Sheri Boggs A moment for embarrassing self-disclosure: it’s been a long time since I was a teen. A really super long time. The Spokane Valley Library was my branch, and although I loved books and spent a lot of time there, I couldn’t wait to grow up and move away. Which is pretty much […]

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A Bit of Wizardry

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on January 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HarryPotter By Cara Strickland Picture this: one moment you’re walking through a normal theme park, passing lines of people, restaurants and roller coasters. But as you walk deeper into the park, you notice that the buildings around you start to change in character. Suddenly, you’re somewhere which looks a lot like London (albeit against a Florida […]

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Ready For Work

Posted in Business and Careers, News on January 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadyforWork Opportunity knocks Pick up valuable employment skills without leaving your community! The Spokane County Library District and WorkSource are providing workshops geared toward job seekers and the current workforce in Otis Orchards, Deer Park, Medical Lake, Fairfield, and their surrounding areas. (Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and ol […]

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From The Director…

Posted in News on January 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

opened book in library close up As 2015 begins, I’ve been thinking about making a reading resolution: I want to read more non-fiction. Lately I’ve been reading lots of (fictional) mysteries. I’m drawn to series set in another country or time period so I can enjoy the mystery while learning about another culture or epoch. Over the holidays I read The […]

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Holiday Closure

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

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 20, 2015. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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