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From the Director…

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Feature_FromDirectorApr15 This week I read an article suggesting that instead of building libraries, we could just provide everyone with an Amazon account. The author proposed that this would be less expensive than funding libraries. Somehow, he overlooked the cost of providing everyone with an iPad or eReader connected to the Internet. He saw the library as […]

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Meet the Authors: Tim and Becky Hattenburg

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MeettheAuthor_TimHattenburg Local authors Tim and Becky Hattenburg will host two book discussions about their nonfiction work, Death Ride: A Little Boy’s Night of Terror. The Hattenburgs spent nearly two years researching the true story of Larry Kuntz, who in 1937 at the age of five, witnessed the murder of his parents before being beaten and left […]

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Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library

Posted on April 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Post_NationalLibraryWeek2015 April 12–18 is National Library Week! Started in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. We invite you to celebrate the “unlimited possibilities @ your library” and discover new ways to explore, learn, and create. What has the l […]

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Build Your Business

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Build Your Business Start building your business! SCORE Business experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King present back-to-back presentations at three library locations. Chuck takes you through simple steps to starting a new business during the first hour, and Josh gives you the scoop on social media for business during the second hour. Come to one or both seminars, […]

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Seize the Día

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_SeizeDia El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children — appreciating culture, heritage, and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities. It is a daily commitment to linking ch […]

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Board Games Galore

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TeenGameDay_SV TEENS Grades 6+ Bring your competitive spirit and best strategy for an afternoon of tabletop gaming. There is a wide variety of games to choose from for every skill level: Ticket to Ride, Clue, Apples to Apples, Sorry, Pandemic, and many more. Players are also welcome to bring their own to share. Snacks are provided […]

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Food for Fines

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_FoodForFines_2015 Spokane County Library District announces the 3rd annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015. For every non-perishable item of food, $1.00 will be forgiven from a cardholder’s account, up to a maximum of $10.00 per card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items, […]

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From the Director…

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer People often ask about the future of libraries. Why do we need libraries when there is so much information available on my phone or tablet? Even with the advent of the Internet and mobile technology, libraries continue to be the go-to place for borrowing books and getting information. As I walked through our libraries this […]

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Dollars and Sense

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_DollarsSense Make some sense of your finances. The Spokane County Library District and SNAP are helping you with money matters: the good, the bad, and the practical. From credit scores, to budgeting, to dealing with collection agencies, we are hitting all the hard topics. We have two classes to choose from, each with 16 opportunities to […]

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Nourish Yourself

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Nourish With over 2 million books, magazines, and DVDs checked out last year, we can’t deny that people in the Library District are consumers of information. Ever-popular are resources about cooking, diet, exercise, and gardening. To help quench our member’s thirst for lifestyle resources, our staff frequently writes blogs about these topics, sharing p […]

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