North Spokane Road closure (E Hawthorne Rd). More information and alternate route. All District facilities will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Author: Jane Baker

Second Saturday: creativity & the arts in Spokane Valley

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SecondSaturdayJane By Jane Baker Jesse Swanson leans on the counter next to a sculpture of a tree that is as big as he is. His newsboy cap and casually groomed beard don’t exactly fit the stereotype of a General Manager of an art gallery, but Hatch is more than an art gallery. Hatch: Creative Business Incubator […]

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Local entrepreneurs & organizations matter

Posted in Business and Careers on May 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_BusinessMatters By Jane Baker Working in the Communication Department at the Spokane County Library District, my team is often tasked with creating marketing materials for new and upcoming programs and services. So, it’s a bit of a treat when we are creating promotional materials for established services. One of the projects we are currently working on […]

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Re-energize & connect: Volunteer program at Spokane County Library District

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Primary_VolunteerWeek By Jane Baker Jamie Van Wormer has put some miles on her car in the short few months since becoming the Volunteer Coordinator at the Spokane County Library District. She’s been from one end of the county to the other gathering information and establishing relationships to create a volunteer program for the Library District. “First […]

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Take care of your heart

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_TakeCareOfYourHeart By Jane Baker My chest was pounding so fast and hard, as if my heart was going to bust through my rib cage and explode. I felt woozy and was glad to be on my way home, I just wanted to lay down, close my eyes, rest…suddenly the jolt of my car hitting the guard […]

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A New Year’s resolution in four words

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ResolutionIn4Words By Jane Baker Ah, January. A month that starts with the hopeful list of resolutions for the new, improved you. Word is that half of US citizens make New Year’s resolutions with nearly 90% failing to keep those resolutions. We have the best intentions, but seem to ask too much of ourselves. Many people I […]

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Library Hack: Around Town

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

Feature_AroundTown By Jane Baker This fall, the Spokane County Library District added a small but helpful feature to our website called, Around Town. This new feature is designed help you hear about events and news happening in your neighborhood. The District has 10 libraries outside of the City of Spokane that are located in areas that […]

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The Gratitude Graffiti Project: Coming to a library near you

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GratitudeGraffiti By Jane Baker If you visit any of the ten county libraries between now and December 4, you will see graffiti. Depending on which library you go to, the graffiti will be on a window, on special paper mounted on the wall, or crafted on sticky notes placed for all to see. This graffiti isn’t […]

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Thoughts on my ultra-local community

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_CommunityThoughts By Jane Baker One of my favorite drawings is that of a stick figure walking a dog. The thought bubble above the person is packed with worries and thoughts while the thought bubble above the dog is the same scene of a person walking a dog. I’ve written posts before about my dog, a high energy pup […]

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Written in the stars

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Stars By Jane Baker The old lawn chair isn’t comfortable. My legs always stick to it when I wear shorts and it tilts to the left. But on this unusually warm Fourth of July evening, just minutes before the grand fireworks were about to begin, I was able to lean back and gaze up to a sky full of […]

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When the Alarm Goes Off, It’s Time to Play

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on June 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Nerdy young male with tie riding a small bicycle isolated on white background By Jane Baker Has this ever happened to you? You arrive at work and have a moment of panic that you’ve left your cell phone at home. Quickly checking its usual location, you find your cellphone is there after all. It’s weird that you didn’t remember putting it there, but then again, you don’t remember […]

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