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Library Hiring Fair at Spokane Valley Mall

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

You are invited to our hiring fair for The BookEnd, a new model of library service. The BookEnd is not a traditional library. What’s different? It is a boutique library experience in a retail environment. We are hiring several positions, focusing on customer service in an evolving modern library. If you’re friendly, helpful, and love […]

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Local enthusiasts share Millwood history in March

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

As part of Millwood’s 90th Anniversary, the Millwood History Enthusiasts and Argonne Library bring you a month-long display of photos and items from the town’s rich past. Throughout the month of March, you’re invited to programs with the Enthusiasts and former Millwood Fire Chief, Jim Anderson, to explore the history of Millwood. Get a peek […]

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Traditional Irish music with Floating Crowbar

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley While I was growing up in North Carolina, my parents often spent Sunday afternoons listening to “Thistle and Shamrock,” a public radio program featuring Celtic music. I’d bring whatever book I was reading into the living room and curl up on the couch, to listen and read while my parents did whatever […]

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Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Bash: You’re invited!

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

You are invited to be our very special guest as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at Spokane Valley Library. In honor of America’s favorite reading teacher, Dr. Seuss, we have planned “lots of good fun that is funny.” Listen to local celebrities read their favorite Seuss books. You’ll also be able to meet and take […]

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Urban farming: gardens, bees, chickens, & our seed libraries

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

Urban farming classes at the library It’s time to start thinking about spring. Soon the ground with thaw and be ready for gardens to bloom. We have a lineup of great programs in our Urban Farming series, from turning your lawn into food to container vegetable gardening, from beekeeping to raising chickens within city limits. […]

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Construction has begun for North Spokane Library remodel

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 5:45 am

Awesome updates are coming to North Spokane Library! Construction work at North Spokane Library has begun. The remodel will take place in phases, with some areas restricted and under construction, while the rest of the library remains open. Please avoid areas of the library that are under construction and follow any directions from library staff […]

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Library workshop: Foundation Directory Online for Nonprofits & Grant Writers

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

Find the grant-awarding foundations that support your cause! For nonprofit organizations and charitable causes, the hardest part of grant writing can be finding foundations that align with your mission and want to give you funding. Approximately 75% of grant-awarding foundations in the U.S. don’t have a website. This means you won’t find them […]

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Reversing the norm of slut shaming and gender-based discrimination: ‘UnSlut: A Documentary Film’

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and devastating effects of gender-based discrimination and what is often called “slut shaming” in the United States and Canada. Featuring six women who have experienc […]

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Gender roles, creativity, & madness: Cultural context of “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

What if you were excluded from political and intellectual life based on your gender? In the late 19th century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist […]

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Find romance at the library

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley February here in the Inland Northwest can be dreary. Days are short, nights are long, and both are cold. The snow that filled us with delight in December has turned into a gray slush that refuses to melt. What was once charming and lovely now only irritates. Clearly, the romance has gone […]

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