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Board Games Galore

Posted in News, Teens on March 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TeenGameDay_SV TEENS Grades 6+ Bring your competitive spirit and best strategy for an afternoon of tabletop gaming. There is a wide variety of games to choose from for every skill level: Ticket to Ride, Clue, Apples to Apples, Sorry, Pandemic, and many more. Players are also welcome to bring their own to share. Snacks are provided […]

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Real Food in Spokane

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Nutrition facts - lettuce By Kim Harshberger One day I was on a Hulu bender and the same commercial kept popping up. The TV spot was aimed at bringing awareness to food deserts. Well, color me unaware because I had not ever heard of a food desert before. A quick trip to the CDC website helped shed a little […]

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Mary, Mary, Gardener Extraordinary

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MaryMary_Garden By Gwendolyn Haley I recently sat down for lunch with my dear friend Mary. While Mary is the last person I’d call contrary—her garden grows and grows. Mary has transformed her standard small city lot into a lush fruit and vegetable paradise. What got you started gardening?   Years ago, my elderly neighbor brought over a […]

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Food for Fines

Posted in News on March 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_FoodForFines_2015 Spokane County Library District announces the 3rd annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015. For every non-perishable item of food, $1.00 will be forgiven from a cardholder’s account, up to a maximum of $10.00 per card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items, […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on March 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer People often ask about the future of libraries. Why do we need libraries when there is so much information available on my phone or tablet? Even with the advent of the Internet and mobile technology, libraries continue to be the go-to place for borrowing books and getting information. As I walked through our libraries this […]

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Dollars and Sense

Posted in News on March 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_DollarsSense Make some sense of your finances. The Spokane County Library District and SNAP are helping you with money matters: the good, the bad, and the practical. From credit scores, to budgeting, to dealing with collection agencies, we are hitting all the hard topics. We have two classes to choose from, each with 16 opportunities to […]

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And Then It’s Spring

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on March 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpringReads By Sheri Boggs By Spokane standards, we’ve barely had winter. Nevertheless, I compulsively look at the sunrise/sunset app on my phone to see how incrementally the days are getting longer, I inspect the yard looking for the tiniest hint of green, and I convince myself gloves are for sissies. And I can tell you, it’s […]

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Crowdfunding Success Stories: A Q&A with comics artist Manny Trembley

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Icon of Money in the Hand on Digital Background. By Brian Vander Veen Launching a creative endeavor or a new business usually requires money. Traditionally, acquiring such funding has meant the need for taking out a loan, finding an investor, borrowing from friends or family, or spending your own hard-earned nest egg. In recent years, we’ve seen yet another option emerge. It is one […]

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Pie (Pi) for a day

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PiePiDay By Kelsey Hudson For three years in high school, I was a proud Mathlete. That means I voluntarily spent my free time studying and competing against others on how quickly I could solve math equations. Between Mathletes, Knowledge Bowl, and Chamber Orchestra, I could have easily filled the world’s geekiest letterman’s jacket if I had […]

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Nourish Yourself

Posted in News on March 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Nourish With over 2 million books, magazines, and DVDs checked out last year, we can’t deny that people in the Library District are consumers of information. Ever-popular are resources about cooking, diet, exercise, and gardening. To help quench our member’s thirst for lifestyle resources, our staff frequently writes blogs about these topics, sharing p […]

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