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Ultimate Gilmore Girls fandom

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GilmoreGirls By Rachel Edmondson With two young kids in the house, I don’t end up watching a lot of TV. By the time the kids are asleep and I’ve gotten a few things done around the house, I rarely choose television over my bed (what can I say, I’m a woman who likes her sleep!). But […]

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Researching elections in 2016

Posted 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 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 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 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 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 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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A creative booklist from Loretta West

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_CreativeBookList by Erin Dodge Local artist Loretta West teaches the meditative art form of Zentangle at the Library District during August as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. In a previous post, Loretta graciously answered my questions about Zentangle and where she finds inspiration. Today, she shares a booklist filled with books that have touched her soul and […]

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Easy orchard fresh sorbet (without the ice cream maker)

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Sorbet By Stefani Miller Few things are more delicious than the sweet tang of fresh berries on a hot summer day, preferably blended into something cold and refreshing. So I’m sharing the icy deliciousness of homemade fruit sorbet with you. Sorbet is the perfect summer treat. It’s easy to make. All you’ll need is fresh fruit, […]

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Making noise with Noiseguy Charlie Williams

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_CharlieWilliamsQ&A By Erin Dodge Is that a fly buzzing around your head? Did a door just creak open? Who left the faucet on to drip, drip, drip? The culprit may be Noiseguy Charlie Williams, vocal sound impressionist extraordinaire. Lucky for us, he is performing his show, “Sound Coach: A Reading Relay Readathon,” at all District libraries, […]

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