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Board of Trustees Meeting location change for Aug 23

Posted in News on August 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

Feature_Closures The Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled to meet Tuesday, Aug 23, at 4pm has a location change to Argonne Library. Originally, the meeting was scheduled to meet at Fairfield Library. However, in an effort to cooperate with firefighters and reduce traffic in the area of the Yale Road fire, the Board […]

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STEM Play & Learn Storytimes

Posted in News on August 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_STEMPlayAndLearnStorytime STEM Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children while learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Each of these STEM areas include basic skills that preschoolers (ages 3–5) need for a ready-to-learn start to kindergarten. STEM kits may be available to check out after storytime. Come an […]

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Weekend road construction near Argonne Library causes detour

Posted in News on August 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Feature_Closures Along with the lane closures on Argonne Rd for continuing road construction, Upriver Dr will be closed on some weekends and detour routes will be in place. Signs have been place on the roads indicating that the intersection at Argonne Rd and Upriver Dr may be closed to east-west traffic on Upriver Dr, on Saturday, Sep 10. Argonne Library […]

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Researching elections in 2016

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 18, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ResearchingElections By Carlie Hoffman It’s been a little over eight years since I moved to Washington state, and I am proud to say that I have not missed voting in a single election in those years. While I would like to say that it is my civic conscientiousness that attributes to this record, in truth it’s […]

The Tooth Fairy Project

Posted in Explore and Discover, Parents and Teachers on August 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ToothFairy By Jill Johnson You might not expect to a get lesson in good oral health at the library, but that’s just what happened at all ten libraries of the Spokane County Library District. The Tooth Fairy Project was launched in February 2016. The idea was to teach little ones (and their parents) the importance of […]

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Prime Time Family Reading: discovering ideas together

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_PrimeTime By Gwendolyn Haley Something magical happens when families read books together and then talk about the big ideas they encounter. Reading is always fun, but talking about books and ideas helps us learn about the world and one another in a whole new way. Prime Time Family Reading from Humanities Washington taps into that magic […]

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Library member wins gold in Washington Science Olympiad

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ScienceOlympiad By Erin Dodge Whenever I see an amazing craft or find a new interest, I know I can head to the library and find tons of books and other resources—whether it’s knitting, cooking, or coding a smartphone app. So I knew I had found a kindred spirit when I heard about a young library member […]

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(Un)summer reading: a booklist gone awry

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SummerReadingListGoneAwry by David Wyatt Summer reading is almost over! Light, breezy, and perfect for the beach, summer reading lists are often the popcorn-flick equivalent for books. Of course, I’m contrary and will avoid nearly all of these lists. No Cussler, Patterson, and certainly no romance novels for me. Instead, I fell into a reading pattern comprised […]

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Judging a book by its cover

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_JudgingABookByItsCover By Amanda Flanery A book can be a quiet escape for those of us seeking adventure, improvement, understanding, or intrigue. We understand that by opening a book, we’re opening ourselves to a world that’s a little better understood. As a member and employee of the library, I appreciate and advocate all of these things. But […]

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Lego clubs

Posted in kids on August 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LegoBuild Build with Legos at your library! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp, strengthen your STEM muscles, and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. All ages are welcome. Ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. SEP 2016–May 2017 AIRWAY HEIGHTS Every Wednesday 3–4pm ARGONNE Every Saturday 1–3pm CHENE […]

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