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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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Diving into home ownership (and repairs)

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_HomeOwnership By Carlie Hoffman For a long time, I thought of myself as a “renter for life.” I was living in an apartment and watching the entire housing industry collapse, and I thought, “I’m never buying a house. Such a big purchase is scary, and you have to fix everything when something goes wrong.” But then […]

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Jenks jams and juggles at the library

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Jamming Juggling Jenks   By Erin Dodge Jenks is a dynamic act that entertains kids and their families with a unique blend of super-cool rock songs, family-friendly covers, head-bopping dance songs, and totally awesome juggling! And Jenks is performing at all District libraries starting Monday, July 25, as part of our summer programs. I tracked Corey “Jenks” Jenk […]

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The Sandwich Generation

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SandwichGeneration By Debbie Rhodes I am not older than dirt nor am I a young chickadee anymore. What I am is a member of the Sandwich Generation. You might ask: What is the Sandwich Generation? Is it a generation who only ate at McDonalds? Perhaps they devour sandwiches like sliced bread will soon be going out of style? […]

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Storyteller Indiana Bones at the library

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_IndianaBones By Erin Dodge Storyteller Indiana Bones, along with his faithful companion Draco, is weaving tales of myth and wonder, live at the Spokane County Library District this summer. You won’t want to miss “Amazing Physical Feats from History,” starting Monday, July 18, as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. We were curious about the life […]

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Dog agility: it takes two

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Agility-it-takes-two By Jane Baker Previously I’ve written about my crazy, hyper dog, Yuki, and the things I’ve discovered while looking for activities that include canine companions. I’ve seen the fast-paced agility courses on TV and am mesmerized by those dogs flying through a course of obstacles. Yuki and I have had basic obedience down for a […]

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Q&A with Cecil The Magician

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_CeciltheMagician by Erin Dodge Next week, Cecil’s Magic performs “Race to the Finish Line!“, a magical adventure that reveals the true story of the tortoise and the hare, at all District libraries as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. In anticipation of amazing illusions and a magical story, I decided to peek behind the curtain and ask […]

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