All Spokane County Library District locations will be closed, Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Our regular location hours will resume, Tuesday, May 30.

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Learn the facts about Alzheimer’s

Posted on January 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s important to learn the facts. The Alzheimer’s Associations presents three free classes designed to educate individuals and families about early detection, causes and risk factors, and healthy habits to optimize physical and cognitive health. All classes are free a […]

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Let’s Talk About Dementia

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

We’re partnering with the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for two workshops for those interested in knowing more about dementia, and how to care for someone beginning to show symptoms. One workshop will offer tips for having difficult conversations with loved ones, and the other gives the basics of dementia, memory loss, […]

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Resolving on Health

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley I’m avoiding the cookies. That’s my big New Year’s resolution for 2015. Sure, I’ve made more grand goals in the past, with long lists of things that I am going to do to make me better, smarter, and healthier. In our first year of marriage, my husband and I decided that taking […]

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The Educational Merits of Minecraft

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen At the North Spokane Library, where I mainly work, it’s rare that anyone has to wait more than ten or twenty minutes for a free computer, if they have to wait at all. But sometimes our computers do get full, and I’ve more than once heard adult members grumble about the […]

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Library Hack: Book a Librarian

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson With the holidays wrapped up and the New Year just starting, we see a lot of people in the library needing a bit more assistance than usual. Between new devices they received for Christmas, and New Year’s Resolutions, a lot of people have extra questions at this time of year. We’re always […]

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Beat the (Post) Holiday Blues

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson I grew up in Western Washington where it rains a lot but doesn’t get quite as chilly as here in the Inland Northwest. On the west side, snow was an exciting event that only happened every once in a while. In Spokane, there are years it seems the snow is here forever, […]

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Navigators Are Back!

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert What a difference a year makes. After a rough start, health insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, opened last fall and enrolled over 8 million people in the United States. In Washington, over one million residents enrolled through the state’s online marketplace, the Washington Healthplanfinder. About […]

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Library Top 10

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson I have a confession to make. I love “Top 10” lists, year-in-reviews, countdowns, you name it. I’m always so curious to see what is most popular and how it compares to my choices and preferences. Whether it is baby names, songs or books, I’m always intrigued. I must not be the only […]

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Guilty Pleasures

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger Well, the holidays are upon us. I don’t know about you but a part of me dreads this time of year. It’s an endless stream of decadent treats that I can’t seem to resist. It has been a tradition in my family to bake loads of cookies and treats in the weeks […]

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Free Resources for Lifelong Learning

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen It’s been nearly twenty years since the film Good Will Hunting came out, and honestly, I don’t remember much of it, but there’s one line that has long stuck with me. Working-class genius Will is arguing in a bar with Harvard student Clark, and what Will says, the redacted PG version […]

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