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Let’s Talk Ethics (Q&A with John Pederson of Ethics Talks)

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on September 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_EthicsQA By Aileen Luppert Bernie Madoff. Kenneth Lay. Bob McDonnell. What do these men have in common? Drive and success for starters. They were also rising stars who fell painfully from public grace. It may be impossible to identify the moment when each became a criminal, but each man headed down that path after being faced […]

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Graphic Novels For the Skeptical

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on September 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Batman Graphic Novels By Brian Vander Veen I grew up in a bit of a book desert, a decent sized city, roughly as big as Spokane, with only a single library and one tiny bookstore. Even calling it a bookstore is a little generous; it was more of a newsstand, to be honest, staffed by a single employee […]

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Winterizing 101

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Winterizing101 As temperatures drop and heating bills rise, it’s the right time to think about getting your home ready for winter. Annette from Avista, will show you some easy ways to insulate (lowering your heating bills in the process), Dean from Banner Fuel, will teach you how to get your heating system ready for a new […]

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Dump Your Drugs

Posted in News on September 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DrugTakeBack The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Spokane Valley Police Department are hosting a prescription drug take-back event. There are two convenient locations to safely dispose of your prescription and over the counter medications, free of charge. Saturday, Sep 27, 10am-2pm NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY 44 E Hawthorne Rd -&- SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE D […]

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Say It With Flannel

Posted in For You, News, Parents and Teachers on September 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FlannelBoards Flannel stories engage you and your child with the five practices of early literacy. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn and create several stories, and a flannel board, to take home (bring a pair of sharp scissors if you have them). If you’re a parent, teacher, or caregiver, you won’t want to miss this opportunity! […]

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No Admittance Except on Party Business!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on September 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_HobbitDay_Cover By Kelsey Hudson September 22nd is Hobbit Day—and with that joyous day around the corner, a proper Middle-earth celebration is in order. By Shire-Reckoning, both Frodo and Bilbo Baggins were born on September 22nd. If that isn’t enough reason to celebrate, The Hobbit was also published this week back in 1937. Hobbit Day even kicks […]

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Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on September 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Holly_luggage By Holly Chase Williams Guest Writer I blame Julie and Julia. The book, not the movie. After I read it, I challenged myself to read a book from every country in the world—over the course of a year. And to blog about it. Unfortunately that year was 2013. No matter. We bibliophiles, we persevere. At […]

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From Bullies to Besties: Navigating the Social Landscape of School

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

From Bullies to Besties: Navigating the Social Landscape of School By Sheri Boggs I was not popular. Pale, uncoordinated, sensitive and bookish, I was the kind of kid who hung around the margins, who waited for other kids to talk to me, and who tried not to care if I wasn’t invited to a party. I’m not exaggerating when I say that books saved me—through […]

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Draw The Line

Posted in News on September 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Ethics_DrawtheLine John Pederson, owner of Ethics Talks, shares his three decades of experience in business and personal ethics. In “Your Line in the Sand,” you’ll get a crash course in ethics, learn about your ethical style and think through whistleblowing. In “Pitfalls, Excuses, and Mitigating Circumstances,” John will talk about business vs. personal eth […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on September 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer My sewing table at home is covered with pieces of fabric I sewed together, cut up and sewed together again. I’m playing with the method described in Create Your Own Free-Form quilts by Rayna Gillman. My first quilts were all made from patterns with color coordinated fabrics. Over the years I’ve added more color and given […]

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