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Don’t fear the FAFSA

Posted in News on January 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_FAFSA If the words “financial aid” make you quake in your boots, this event is for you. Let Tammy Zibell and Janet Rice help you navigate the Federal Financial Aid System, and complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Whether you’re learning the ropes as a high school or non-traditional student, Tammy and Janet will […]

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Learn the facts about Alzheimer’s

Posted in News, Prime Time on January 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Alzheimers If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s important to learn the facts. The Alzheimer’s Associations presents three free classes designed to educate individuals and families about early detection, causes and risk factors, and healthy habits to optimize physical and cognitive health. All classes are free a […]

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5 Books about human origins to read now

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_5BooksHO By David Wyatt Now through February 2 at the North Spokane Library, we are privileged to host the Smithsonian’s national traveling exhibit, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?. The exhibit inspired me to compile a short reading list, mostly on natural selection and evolution. Most of these are quick reads that are not too […]

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Holiday closure

Posted in News on January 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, January 18, to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The Library District’s online services remain available 24/7. Please note that due to maintenance, some catalog and “My Account” features will be unavailable. We apo […]

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Clothing the community: Q&A with Kira’s Kloset founder Debbie Wraspir

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_KirasKloset By Rachel Edmondson It’s that time of year again. When resolutions are fresh and resolve is still intact. As usual, one of my resolutions is to declutter my house. After visiting Kira’s Kloset, I think I’m going to begin by decluttering my kids’ closets. I got the privilege of visiting Kira’s Kloset when the library […]

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What does it mean to be human?

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids on January 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_WhatDoesItMeanToBeHuman By Gwendolyn Haley When we talk about the things that makes us human, we might start with our ability to reason, to love, to show compassion, to have faith. At the most fundamental level, the things that make us human start with the DNA in our cells. When I was a kid in the 1980s, […]

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Selling Online 101

Posted in News on January 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SellingOnline101 Selling items online is a terrific way to jumpstart your spring cleaning or simply earn a little extra cash. Learn the basics of listing items on Amazon, Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy with our Selling Online 101 class series. All you need to get started is something to sell and a little enthusiasm. Click here to view […]

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Reading resolutions: Up your reading game in 2016

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadingResolutions By Sheri Boggs If the thought of New Year’s resolutions sounds exhausting (even with our post yesterday on how the library can help you meet your New Year’s goals), and you’d really rather just read a book, you might want to consider taking on a reading resolution. Ranging from something as simple as declaring to […]

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Library Hack: Resources for New Year’s resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resolutions By Kelsey Hudson So we’re going to start this post off like most of my storytimes begin—with some group sharing. Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Keep it raised if you’ve ever broken it. And finally, raise it even higher if you break them more often than you complete them. […]

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Washington wildfires: Is this the new normal?

Posted in News on December 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_WashingtonWildfireCommConv Wildfires raged across the Inland Northwest last year, burning over a million acres and leaving no community untouched. Is this the new normal for the Inland Northwest? We invite you to share your ideas and opinions about the impact of these wildfires at “kitchen-table” style community conversations. Participate in engaging discussions led by t […]

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