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Incidental Gardener

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardener by Amber W. I never meant to be a gardener. It sort of just happened after I had my first kid. Before children, 10 out 12 summer weekends were spent traveling, but then I found myself at home way more often. It started out with tearing down an old fence and I found myself with […]

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Book Review: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Hands are making indecision signals by Ellen Peters Told from the perspective of thirteen-year-old Joe Coutts, The Round House is a poignant coming-of-age story set in 1988 on a North Dakota reservation. Joe’s world has just been tilted sideways when a horrible act of violence and injustice that threatens to destroy his family was committed against his mother, Geraldine. She […]

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Spokane in the Great Depression

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

SONY DSC Guest blog by Jim Kershner One of the things I love about Spokane is that so many of its historic buildings still exist. You can wander downtown and gaze up at the city’s history. Spokane’s history is fascinating, partly because the city boomed so rapidly between 1890 and 1915. There was a tremendous influx of […]

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Summer 2014 at The Gorge

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gorge2 by Stefani Miller The Gorge is one of the premiere concert venues in North America, and luckily it isn’t too far away from Spokane. So if you’re up for a little time on the road, the payoff is worth it. This summer the Gorge is again offering a summer lineup filled with familiar stars and […]

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Meet a Modern Apple Annie

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_AppleAnnie Anna Kestell is a certified Food Safety/Preservation Information Specialist for WSU Spokane County Extension. Anna has been involved with food preservation since childhood and is eager to share her expertise and knowledge. Most importantly, sharing current, research-backed information on food preservation styles to assure that your food preservatio […]

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Make it Sparkle: Spring Cleaning for Less

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Cleaning Bathroom Sink by Danielle Milton Spring is here! For most people this means spring cleaning. Many name brand cleaners can be very pricey. One great way to save money and still have a sparkling clean house is to use these three inexpensive products: Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Bleach. To easily disinfect and brighten your bathroom and kitchen, […]

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Advanced Selling Your Stuff Online Classes

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SellingStuff We had so much fun teaching and learning about selling stuff online that we couldn’t wait to dig in deeper. Join us for another round of classes as we delve into Amazon, Craigslist, and eBay. Space is limited – register now. Advanced Amazon and Craigslist Learn more detailed information on navigating Craigslist and Amazon, including […]

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Love Your Lake

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_loveyourlake By Laura B. and Christie O. We invite you to celebrate the natural beauty and joys of Medical Lake with a library-sponsored community event at Waterfront Park.  May is a great time for fly fishing and bird watching so come to the park to learn more about these enjoyable pastimes.  Local expert, Randy Osborne, biologist […]

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Medical Lake History

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_MLhistory by Joyce Callaway, Program Presenter Have you ever had a mud bath? Have you ever wondered how Medical Lake got its name? Would you like to know the history of this interesting town? I was fascinated by the early history of Medical Lake when I read Father Kowrach’s book, How Silently. Then I happened to […]

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We Don’t Have It? Suggest an Item

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SuggestItem by Carlie Hoffman We own thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs, but we don’t have everything. Have no fear – just suggest an item, and we will try to get that for you. We may purchase the item or borrow it from another library. If you are a fan of downloadable audiobooks or eBooks, you […]

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