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Libraries Are Transforming Communities

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

real estate By Patrick Roewe Deputy Director Think about your community. What aspirations do you have for it? What are the challenges your community must face to reach those aspirations? What changes need to happen first?  The library is endeavoring to find answers to those questions, and we’d like your help. Background: In April 2014, Spokane County […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeedLibrary Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to the Otis Orchards library for the grand opening of a brand new seed library! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable and flower seeds at any time during the year, plant them in your garden, and watch them grow. When it’s time […]

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Ready For Work

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadyforWork Opportunity knocks Pick up valuable employment skills without leaving your community! The Spokane County Library District and WorkSource are providing workshops geared toward job seekers and the current workforce in Otis Orchards, Deer Park, Medical Lake, Fairfield, and their surrounding areas. (Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and ol […]

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From The Director…

Posted on January 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

opened book in library close up As 2015 begins, I’ve been thinking about making a reading resolution: I want to read more non-fiction. Lately I’ve been reading lots of (fictional) mysteries. I’m drawn to series set in another country or time period so I can enjoy the mystery while learning about another culture or epoch. Over the holidays I read The […]

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Holiday Closure

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 20, 2015. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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Don’t Tax Your Sanity

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

tax  word cloud If you don’t really know the difference between the 1040A and the Schedule A, you’ll be happy know that AARP Tax-Aide help is available starting Saturday, January 31. This free assistance is offered in four of our libraries: Cheney, Deer Park, Moran Prairie, and Spokane Valley, and runs through Wednesday, April 15. Appointments are first-come, […]

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The Big Read Is Almost Here

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BigRead The Big Read is coming to your community! What’s a Big Read, you ask? No, it’s not a really long book, or one with giant letters. It’s a program of the National Endowment for the Arts which gets everyone in a community reading and talking about the same book! In February, we will be all […]

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Take Control of Your Financial Literacy

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_STARfinancialseries No need to leave your financial decisions to others, you can take control! Melissa Williams and Jim Rund of Star Financial and Insurance Services bring you three specialized workshops designed with your needs in mind. Space is limited. Please click on the library location below to register for that class. Income for Life In January, […]

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Expanded hours for Airway Heights Library

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_AH_newhours Beginning Sunday, January 4, 2015, the Airway Heights Library will now be open on Sundays from 1–5pm. Previously, the growing demand on the West Plains resulted in the Airway Heights Library expanding hours in the fall of 2012 with an additional weekday. Since then, the library has experienced an increasing demand for materials and services, […]

Navigators Are Back!

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Navigators_2015 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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