North Spokane Road closure (E Hawthorne Rd). More information and alternate route. All District facilities will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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Deer Park Library: Closing for Construction

Posted in News on May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Closures Deer Park Library will be closed for construction on Monday, Jun 6, through Sunday, Jun 12. During construction, minor repairs and painting of the library’s interior, parking lot complete resurfacing, as well as repair and replacement of the brick walkway will be completed. As a result, the parking lot and walkway will be inaccessible. Book […]

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Family mystery solved at the library

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

Post_FamilyMysterySolvedAtLibrary By Gwendolyn Haley Recently, my father and I were trying to solve a family mystery. He is the sole surviving grandchild on his mother’s side. So if he doesn’t remember something about the family, there is no one left to ask who would know. In our collective family knowledge, we were aware that his grandfather […]

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The world is not ending: non-dystopian teen reads

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on May 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_NonDystopianReads By Kelsey Hudson The world is not ending—at least not yet—but sometimes it can feel that way, especially after I’ve read three or four dystopian novels in a row. I love a good dystopian tale as much as the next person, but I think there comes a time when even the most die-hard fan needs […]

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Moran Prairie Library celebrates 10 years

Posted in News on May 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MP10YrAnniversary The Moran Prairie Library celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with an open house, music, and local authors. The public is invited to the celebration, which begins at 2pm with live music on the back lawn, followed by readings by local authors at 3pm. There will be crafts and activities available for […]

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Local entrepreneurs & organizations matter

Posted in Business and Careers on May 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_BusinessMatters By Jane Baker Working in the Communication Department at the Spokane County Library District, my team is often tasked with creating marketing materials for new and upcoming programs and services. So, it’s a bit of a treat when we are creating promotional materials for established services. One of the projects we are currently working on […]

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The Last Full Measure: Q&A with Local Author Trent Reedy

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_TrentReedy By Sheri Boggs The United States are no longer united. In the wake of the Second Civil War, the once great nation is in shambles. And as the Republic of Idaho emerges alongside other newly formed, formerly American countries, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Local author Trent Reedy concludes his stunning […]

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Find funding at the library

Posted in News on May 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_OnlineFoundationDirectory It has been reported that ~75% of  grant-awarding foundations in the U.S. don’t have a website. This means you won’t find them through an online search engine, like Google. Now fundraisers and grant writers for organizations, non-profits, and cause-based groups can get help finding funding for their projects at the Spokane County Library D […]

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Music and conspiracy theories: a primer

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

Post_MusicConspiracy2 By Brian Vander Veen Sometime during the tail-end of the 80s, my middle-school youth group made us watch a grainy VHS documentary about the evils of contemporary music. The presenter played samples of music that, slowed down and backwards, might have sounded vaguely like blasphemous utterings. He picked apart various band names and album covers, […]

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Get caught reading!

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

GetCaughtReading_Post By Rachel Edmondson My first introduction to the Get Caught Reading campaign was the posters that adorned our libraries’ walls. Throughout the years, various celebrities have participated in this campaign by being photographed reading a favorite book and then allowing the celebrity posters to be distributed for free to schools and libraries. You […]

Microsoft IT Academy is now Microsoft Imagine Academy

Posted in News on April 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MIA Through a partnership with Microsoft, Washington state libraries offer Microsoft’s online learning program to the public at no cost. The program now offers Learning Plans, aimed at helping you succeed in gaining important technical skills for work and life. The Microsoft Office 2013 Essentials learning plan helps you discover what you need to kno […]

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