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Guilty Pleasures: Self-help books

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature-SelfHelp By Sheri Boggs Guilty Pleasures is a new series in which Library District bloggers share their often embarrassing literary, cinematic, or musical obsessions. “So how’s your Elizabeth Gilbert book?” I turned away from Big Magic, the latest by the author of Eat, Pray, Love, and studied my spouse before answering. Sure enough there was a glint […]

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Library Hack: Around Town

Posted 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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If you can design it, we can print it

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_3DPrinter By Gwendolyn Haley 3D printing pops up in my newsfeed with increased regularity. Maybe you’ve seen some of the coverage too? Museums are using 3D printing to create replicas of priceless ancient artifacts for study and to allow people with visual impairments to experience masterpieces firsthand. Individuals and other organizations are also putti […]

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Holiday gift guide: Meaningful alternatives to traditional Christmas presents

Posted on December 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature_MeaningfulAlternatives_Gifts By Kelsey Hudson I am a big fan of Christmas. Listening to Christmas carols, decorating the tree with all my nerdy ornaments, indulging in some holiday baking, and getting to spend time with my family—there’s really no better time of the year. While one of my favorite things to do is find that perfect present, […]

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The Force Awakens: A reading list for the Star Wars novel nerd

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TheForceAwakens By David Wyatt It is a dark time for the Star Wars novel nerd. Although a new shiny Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is on the horizon, Disney has thrown out our beloved continuity from the expanded universe of Star Wars novels. Little does the casual fan know, new stories are being published rapidly leading […]

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The best sci-fi graphic novels of 2015

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BestSciFiBooks By Brian Vander Veen Years ago, I stumbled into a public library looking for some sort of literary palette cleanser, some light reading to break up the monotony of the weightier academic work I had to trudge through as a graduate student. I hadn’t read comics in some years, but I decided to check out […]

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Holiday gift guide: Uncle’s Games recommends games to give

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuideGames By Rachel Edmondson With the holidays upon us, I’ve started thinking about what gifts I’m going to give this year. I know, some of you had your shopping done months ago. Unfortunately, I will never be that person. One of my favorite gifts to give people is a new game because I enjoy them so […]

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Liquid Lit: Holiday edition

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LiquidLitHoliday By Clarissa Fidler Reading Christmas books together as a family is one of my favorite traditions. Even though my siblings and I are all grown-up now, we still love to have my mom read us Christmas stories when we get together for the holidays. The one thing that makes story time even better—a delicious beverage. […]

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LEGOs® at the MAC: Q&A with Nature Connects artist Sean Kenney

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeanKenney By Alison Highberger Guest Writer The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture’s new exhibit, Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculptures, features 27 flora- and fauna-inspired works of art by New York City artist Sean Kenney. Made of nearly 500,000 LEGO pieces, the exhibit includes a 4-foot-long bee, a 7-foot-tall rose, an 8-foot-tall hummingbird, an […]

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Library Hack: Tips to avoid holiday chaos

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HolidayChaos By David Wyatt Have you been waiting forever for Jurassic World or Janet Evanovich’s Tricky Twenty-Two? Don’t lose your spot over the hectic holidays. You can suspend your holds either online or with one of our staff members. I was sure to set this up before my last vacation and Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: […]

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