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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Ukulele: Getting to know the jumping flea

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge The sounds of the ukulele are bright and bubbly and often described as happy. Ever curious about word origins, I learned that ukulele means “jumping flea” in Hawaiian (read more about that here). Introduction to Ukulele classes are coming to four of our libraries. Brenda Beaulieu leads this interactive music class and […]

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Discover the connection between engineering and The Three Stooges

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

What requires imagination, teaches principles of physics, and demonstrates cause and effect that kids have a blast doing? Why, creating Rube Goldberg Machines at the library, of course! Wait, what? Rube Goldberg Machines are those crazy contraptions made from everyday objects that set off a chain reaction. You can see how ridiculous these devices c […]

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Discussions with Tod Marshall: poetry & social justice, Irish poetry, spoken word, and National Poetry Month

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Erin Dodge Poetry can sing us a song, open us to a moment, inspire us to reach higher and go further. Washington State Poet Laureate and Gonzaga University professor Tod Marshall leads a poetry discussion series at Spokane County Library District in March and April. Each event has a casual atmosphere where everyone is […]

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Tweens & teens learn Maasai culture & batik quilt design with local artist Nicholas Sironka

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

The Maasai people of East Africa live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley on semi-arid and arid lands. One aspect of Maasai culture is their art, which includes intricate, beautiful beadwork and rich, colorful paintings. Nicholas Sironka, a Kenyan Maasai visual artist who lives in the Spokane area, leads the […]

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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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