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Like A (Culinary) Boss

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

vegetables for soup By Kim Harshberger As with anything challenging, sometimes we just need a win to keep us going. It’s true with work, sports, parenting, and even hobbies. Sometimes those wins are hard earned, but the ones that come easy can be the most satisfying and invigorating. Do you remember that commercial with the mom in the […]

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Classic Tales with a Modern Twist

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

Feature_FairyTales By Kelsey Hudson As a kid, I can remember being curiously obstinate about reading the “classics.” I would read just about anything from cover to cover, from a TV guide to a doctor’s office pamphlet, unless it was written by some dead old guy and labeled a classic. My absolute favorite thing to read, though, was […]

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Game On! Games to Give and Receive

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

Feature_BoardGames By Rachel Edmondson My love of strategy games began a long, long time ago, in the days before kids…OK, it wasn’t that long ago, but having game nights with friends was much easier, and happened a lot more frequently, before kids entered the picture. It all began with a group of friends that got together […]

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We’ve Got You Covered

Posted in News on November 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Healthcare It’s time again for Washington Healthplanfinder’s Open Enrollment! This year, in addition to new enrollments, our Navigators are happy to help you with coverage renewals. The open enrollment period is slightly shorter this time around, lasting from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. For assistance in applying or renewing coverage plea […]

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Supporting Your Local NaNoWriMo Writer

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Lot of paperballs trash By Gwendolyn Haley Every year, I dread the arrival of November, because it means I have to say goodbye to my husband for a month while he participates in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), by attempting to write a novel of 50,000 words in one month. Sure, he’s still at home, but when your loved […]

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Library Hack: Whose Library Is It Anyway?

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibrarySystems_Card by Jane Baker When I first came to work at the library nearly three years ago, many of my friends thought I was crazy. “Libraries are dead,” some said, or, “they have no funding.” “I didn’t know the County had a library,” said others. Several community members commented, “the library is Spokane’ […]

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There’s An App For That

Posted in News on November 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_AppForThat If you have an iOS or Android device, you can access your library from anywhere, with just a touch. You can search our catalog, download items, manage your account, and find suggested reading instantly! Download SCLD To Go for your iOS device and BookMyne for your Android. We have a whole page of apps to connect you to your favorite library […]

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From The Director

Posted in News on November 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FromDirector A book is the gift that keeps on giving. My brother’s family expects to get books from me at the holidays. Every year I would pick out a book for my brother, his wife, and their children. But now, my brother’s family has grown, and my three nieces and nephews are adults with spouses (or […]

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Holiday Closure

Posted in News on November 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Tuesday, November 11, to observe Veterans Day. Regular hours resume Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The Library District’s online services remain available 24/7.

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Dealing With Creative Block

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

FEature_CreativeBlock By Cara Strickland It happens to all of us: the blank screen, the empty studio, the silent singing voice. Occasionally, we’re all visited by block of one kind or another. What’s a creative person to do? Although some blocks just take time to lift and lessen, there are a few things I’ve found to help […]

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