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Learning the Cultural Ropes

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on October 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_WorldRelief_Family By Gwendolyn Haley Many years ago, my husband Greg and I lived in China for 18 months. While it was an exciting adventure, at times it was incredibly lonely to be surrounded by a strange (to us) culture, and people speaking a language we didn’t understand. I remember walking through an outdoor food market and […]

Library Hack: Programs for Kids (of All Ages)

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on September 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibraryHack By Rachel Edmondson At the beginning of June, I had some great conversations with parents about the programming the library had planned for the summer. They were thrilled to hear about the fun, educational, and free programs the library offered all summer long. They were plotting ways to keep their kids busy and entertained while […]

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Technology Class: Using Tablets with Your Preschooler

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on September 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_eReaderToddler With so many apps available, and many of them created for children, it’s easy to get overwhelmed as a parent or caregiver. In this class, you’ll learn best practices and tips for using tablets and apps with young children (ages 3-5). We’ll talk through choosing the right amount of screen time for your child, and highlight […]

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Liquid Lit: Books and Brews

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on September 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Two beer pints By Cara Strickland October (and Oktoberfest) is almost upon us. While I’m a fan of reading (and drinking) throughout the year, I find that I have more time for both as fall settles in to stay for a bit. There is something about this time of year that makes me want to learn something, or […]

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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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