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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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Go for the gold in reading

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GoForGold By Gwendolyn Haley We are getting ready for the Olympics in my house. While we aren’t usually a sports family, I have been known to force my family to watch swimming events all day long. Next month, the eyes of the world will turn to Rio for the XXXI Olympiad. One way to prepare for […]

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Zentangle: the meditative art form with Loretta West

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Zentangle1 By Erin Dodge Starting next week and through the month of August, local artist Loretta West teaches the meditative art form of Zentangle at the Library District as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. I visited Loretta in her art studio and recorded a video of her drawing Zentangle, to give everyone an idea of […]

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Kids music for road trips

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_RoadtripKids By Rachel Edmondson Summer has arrived, and with it comes more time spent in the car. At least, that’s the case for my family. Whether it’s driving to swim lessons or taking a road trip, music can be a great way to make time in the car more fun. Of course, if you have the […]

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Q&A with Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

Zaniac_feature By Erin Dodge Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac, is performing at the Spokane County Library District and we couldn’t be more excited! His show zigzags between a comedic onslaught of absurd ideas and odd skills. Beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic are just a few of the things he does to entertain the whole family. […]

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5 local writers talk about fatherhood

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Fatherhood1 By Erin Dodge Today is the 8th Annual Engaging Fatherhood Conference & Resource Fair at Spokane Falls Community College (8am to 3pm), promoting the importance of fathers in healthy child development and family well-being. The event, including free lunch, is brought to the public by the DADS Committee of Spokane. In celebration of dads, paternal […]

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Q&A with KCPuppetree: storytelling, artistry & theatre

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_KCPuppetree By Erin Dodge When we learned that KCPuppetree would be performing this summer, we were excited to learn more about the worlds of theatre, storytelling, puppetry, and art made with recycled materials. Kelly Campbell was gracious to indulge our curiosity and answer questions about her world and art. Families of all ages won’t want to miss […]

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Inspiring New Worlds: 6+ titles with video game tie-ins

Posted on June 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_InspiringNewWorlds By David Wyatt Have you noticed the geek in your life is excited, but you’re not sure why? Maybe it’s Terry Pratchett’s upcoming posthumous novel The Long Cosmos? Or maybe it’s the next movie from Duncan Jones (something with orcs, I think)? If it’s neither of these, then maybe it is E3 2016: Inspiring New […]

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Second Saturday: creativity & the arts in Spokane Valley

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SecondSaturdayJane By Jane Baker Jesse Swanson leans on the counter next to a sculpture of a tree that is as big as he is. His newsboy cap and casually groomed beard don’t exactly fit the stereotype of a General Manager of an art gallery, but Hatch is more than an art gallery. Hatch: Creative Business Incubator […]

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