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Holiday Closure

Posted on August 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, September 7, to observe Labor Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, September 8, 2015. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibrarySystems_Card Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Spokane County Library District joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school […]

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From the Director…

Posted on August 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer “Close, but no cigar.” According to Phrase Finder, this saying dates back to the mid-20th century when cigars were given out as prizes at fairground games. One of the first recorded publications of the phrase was in the script from the 1935 film version of Annie Oakley: “Close, Colonel, but no cigar.” The phrase is […]

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Night at the Library: A special membership event

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NightattheLibrary Learn how to become a member of the Friends of the Spokane County Library District at an exclusive, after-hours event on Thursday, September 17. Enjoy readings by local authors: Cindy Hval, Bruce Holbert, Laura Read, Sharma Shields, Shawn Vestal, and Maya Jewell Zeller. Meet and mingle with current Friends, as well as library staff. Browse […]

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Bring back seeds to the library

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeedLibrary You’ve borrowed seeds, planted your garden, and watched your bounty grow. Now it’s time to bring back seeds to the library for the next round of gardeners to enjoy! We’re offering a series of classes taught by local Master Gardeners that will teach you how to collect your seeds and prep your garden for the […]

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Update Your Library Account Password

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Online computer screen shot with binary code and password text, great concept for computer, technology  and online security. In an effort to improve security for our members, the password parameters for all library accounts have changed. Effective July 20, library account passwords (formerly referred to as PINs) are now case-sensitive and may also include non-alphanumeric characters. This change requires all library members to reset their current password.  Please note […]

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Meet the Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Author_KevinAnderson Building My First Lightsaber:  From Small Town Fanboy to International Best-Selling Author Prolific science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson talks about his journey from being a small town fanboy to working for Star Wars, X-Files, Dune, Batman, Star Trek, Superman, and legendary rock band Rush. After his talk, he will be selling and signing books […]

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Meet the Author: Cindy Hval

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Author_CindyHval Local writer Cindy Hval discusses her new book, War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation. This moving collection of stories reveals the struggles and triumphs real couples faced in the wake of World War II. A respected voice in the community, Cindy is a regular columnist and correspondent for the Spokesman Review, as well as […]

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Backyard Bounty: Food and Gardening Series

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardening Discover how to reap what you sow with a series of classes focused on food and gardening. Local master gardeners and a food specialist will teach you everything from preparing your garden for winter to basic food preservation. Dig in and put your green thumb to work! Basic Food Preservation Food Safety Specialist Anna Kestell […]

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From the Director…

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer One of my favorite ways to explore a new topic is to visit the library. When I am planning a trip, I like to read mysteries that give me a sense of the place I’m going. I especially enjoy reading authors like Timothy Egan, Jeff Guinn, and Erik Larson who bring history to life. Egan’s […]

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