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The Essential Guide To Winter Cleaning

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_WinterClean By Kelsey Hudson When I first moved away from home, I came to the realization that young adults everywhere eventually have—living away from your parents means there’s no one to clean up after you. I was never that messy a person, but it meant there was no one there to help load the dishwasher, fold […]

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Libraries Are Transforming Communities

Posted in News on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

real estate By Patrick Roewe Deputy Director Think about your community. What aspirations do you have for it? What are the challenges your community must face to reach those aspirations? What changes need to happen first?  The library is endeavoring to find answers to those questions, and we’d like your help. Background: In April 2014, Spokane County […]

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Family Construction Zone

Posted in For You, kids, News, Parents and Teachers on February 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Feature_FamilyConstructionZone Kids ages one through eight (and their grown-ups) are invited to build away with several stations of block activities designed to foster engagement with math, science, engineering, and creativity. Drop in any time during the program hours, and stay as long as you like. AIRWAY HEIGHTS Saturday, Mar 28, 10am-12pm ARGONNE Saturday, Mar 7, 10am–12pm […]

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Mystery Read-alikes for Downton Abbey Withdrawal

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_DowntonReadAlikes By Gwendolyn Haley I confess that I am obsessed with Downton Abbey. Beyond just the beautiful setting and clothes, which I admit I adore, there’s something about the post WWI era that just captures my imagination. It’s a period of time in which the world seemed to wait with bated breath for the next major […]

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Posted in For You, kids, News, Parents and Teachers on February 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DrSeuss You are invited to be our very special guest as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 111th birthday at the North Spokane Library. We have invited local celebrity readers, including Spokane Indians Mascot Otto & friends, a firefighter from District 9, Jason Johnson of Buffalo Jones, and the entire Lilac Royal Court. These celebrities will be sharing […]

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Let There Be Music: Jim Gill’s Family Room Tour Returns to CenterPlace

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, News, Parents and Teachers on February 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_JimGill Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author, offers more than a show to watch. Each concert is an opportunity for family play! In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances, and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates. Jim Gill is a musician […]

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Holiday Closure

Posted in News on February 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, February 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 17, 2015. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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Behind the Scenes at the Youth Media Awards

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_YMAs_bookstack By Sheri Boggs Mondays are not normally my thing. But there’s one Monday that occurs around this time every year that I anticipate with the kind of nerdy fervor that other people reserve for, say, the World Series. I’m talking about the Youth Media Awards (or YMAs, as we librarians like to call them), during […]

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Recipe Review: Enchilada Soup

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_RecipeReview_Soup By Kim Harshberger Do you ever feel like your social network suddenly becomes obsessed with a recipe? It pops up on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter suddenly, and with gusto. It’s everywhere. At times it’s hard to know what exactly it is about posts that make them go wild, and I often wonder if the recipe […]

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Valentine’s Day Celebrations For the Skeptical

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on February 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Blank note card surrounded, framed by candy hearts By Rachel Edmondson Valentine’s Day tends to be polarizing. People either love it, hate it, or try to ignore it. Some love it when they have a significant other, and hate it when they don’t. Some are completely ambivalent until suddenly that someone special comes along. Suddenly they feel the need to make up for […]

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