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Unlock Your Inner Cook

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_BigLibraryRead by Debra Park This year’s Big Library Read book is Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp. From February 18 through March 5, 2014 Aida’s comprehensive guide to becoming a more accomplished, adventurous cook will be available to all Spokane County Library District eBook users at the same time – no waiting […]

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Backyard Bounty: Spring Gardening

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardening If you’re already dreaming about your 2014 garden, you’re not alone. In fact, we’re planning a series of events to help you in your planning and dreaming, as well as connect you to others in your neighborhood with similar interests. Master Gardener Steve Nokes will be leading two programs: Propagation from Seeds & Cuttings, which […]

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Sell Your Stuff Online

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SellingStuff Come to our upcoming technology class to learn the tips and tricks that will help get your stuff out the door and money in your pocket. This class will provide an overview of how to list an item for sale on Craigslist, Amazon, and eBay. We will cover the pros and cons of selling on […]

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5 Great South Korean TV Shows

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

Vintage Television by Danielle Marcy I love South Korean TV shows for their zaniness and fun. Here are some of my favorites. Boys Over Flowers - Based on a Japanese anime and manga series, this was my first foray into the incredibly addictive genre of Korean Dramas, and still my favorite. Bread, Love and Dreams - Uplifting and heart […]

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Backyard Bounty: Beekeeping Basics

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Beekeeping_final Are you interested in raising bees for honey, but don’t know where to start? You might be surprised at the amount of backyard beekeepers in our area. The West Plains Beekeeping Association is hosting several events at four of our libraries to help you decide if you’d like to take further classes and pursue certification […]

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Homage to a Professor

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Professor by Michael Sierra I was reminded recently of an old college English professor. Dr. Gene Bluestein passed away about a decade ago, but his influence on me continues. Why is he so memorable? The thing was, he made each of his students feel special as he introduced the world to them and made the journey of […]

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Sacagawea Tells Her Story

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SacagaweaStory By Kelsey H. SFCC drama instructor Sara Edlin-Marlowe will perform “Sacagawea,” a dramatic presentation at two libraries next month. “Sacagawea” promises to be a fascinating look into the life of an amazing woman. Sara began her exploration into the life of Sacagawea in 1987, when she began teaching at the University of North Dakota. As […]

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DIY Magic Bullet

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_magicbullet by Amber W. A couple of years ago my spouse dropped my glass Cuisinart blender pitcher and it broke. No big deal, easy to replace right? Wrong. The cost of a replacement, even a used one, was nearly the same price as a replacement blender! But in my searching for a new pitcher I stumbled […]

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Transolar Galactica Follow-Up

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Adults_Feature_TransolarGalactica by Danielle Marcy Ensign Danielle Marcy reporting to the SS I MUST READ MORE SCI FI. For those of you who enjoyed my previous post about Transolar Galactica may enjoy the following books. Redshirts by John Scalzi is a parody with a twist. Star Trek fans may understand the reference to a “redshirt.” For those […]

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Fountain of Useless Knowledge

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Useless by Kelsey Hudson My ability to remember an author or fictional character’s name is questionable at best, but I do have a great memory for remembering little bits of useless information. Growing up, there was an equal chance you’d find me with an encyclopedia or world almanac as you would Harry Potter or Little House […]

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