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Northern Slam: the art of spoken word

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_PoetrySlam By Gwendolyn Haley Sometimes, the stars align in such a way that the library can make something amazing happen in the community. During the fall of 2015, members of the Friends of the Deer Park Library heard about Poetry Slams in the Spokane area. Riverside High School held a poetry slam at which Deer Park Librarian […]

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

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_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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Read these graphic novels, you must

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Post_StarWarsGraphicNovels By Brian Vander Veen When I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I had prepared myself for disappointment. And sure, much of it was a rehash of a plot we’d already seen twice in the Star Wars franchise, and yes, there were plot holes aplenty, but I’d be lying if I said I […]

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Fools and tricksters who delight us

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 11:49 am

Feature_FoolsAndTricksters By David Wyatt April Fools’ Day draws near and the scheming has surely begun. This scheming divides the world into tricksters and the fools who fall for their tricks every time. I always like to think the fool has more going on, that the trickster is blissfully unaware of such depth. That could just be […]

Make your own Monster Book of Monsters

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MonsterBook By Kelsey Hudson With the new Harry Potter play coming out this summer (and the accompanying book that I may have pre-ordered the first day that I could), I have been in full Harry Potter fan mode for months. Thankfully, I work with a group of people who are every bit as excited as I […]

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Going local

Posted on March 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GoingLocal By Sheri Boggs In a prominent corner or shelf of your closest County Library you might find stories about Sasquatch, about a derelict hotel rescued from obscurity, about a kid from North Idaho who implausibly becomes a drug kingpin before getting caught and going to prison. There are stories about a woman and her daughter […]

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Four indie science fiction films to watch now

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_4IndieSciFiMovies By Brian Vander Veen So Gods of Egypt happened. The film, with an estimated budget of $140 million, ended up being slammed by critics and grossing a mere $14 million in box office sales its opening weekend. I feel bad for the director, who had previously managed to produce two cult classics of 90s speculative […]

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Batman v Superman: A Comics Primer

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_BatmanVSuperman By David Wyatt “When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” – Gail Simone Batman and Superman aren’t buddies. They fight for the same team 99.9% of the time but their […]

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Discover Millwood

Posted on March 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_Millwood By Kelsey Hudson If you wander into the Argonne Library this month, you’re likely to find old photos everywhere. No, we haven’t cleaned out our old scrapbooks, but are proud to display a collection of historical photographs and artifacts gathered by the Millwood History Enthusiasts. What’s more, this display is just a (fantastically interesti […]

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Take care of your heart

Posted 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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