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Civility: an appropriate conversation

Posted on March 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Civility “Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none.” -Benjamin Franklin Is it possible, or even necessary, to engage in political discussions and campaigns during an election year and maintain civility? Is the trend toward incivility helping or hurting our political system? Can we agree to disagree wit […]

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Food for Fines

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_FoodForFines_2016 Celebrate National Library Week with a donation of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank and reduce your overdue fees! Spokane County Library District announces the 4th annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 10–16, 2016. For every non-perishable item of food, $2 will be forgiven from a cardholder’s account, up to […]

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Wizards, wands, and broomsticks

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_HarryPotterParties Did your invitation to Hogwarts get lost in the mail? Never fear, come celebrate the wizarding world of Harry Potter at the library! Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, make a stop at Honeydukes for delicious treats, and pop into Olivander’s for your own wizarding wand. Dress as your favorite character to participate in a […]

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Discover your family’s story

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

Genealogy_feature Get started doing genealogy research with two classes taught by professional genealogist Miriam Robbins. The first class explains the unique features of Ancestry Library Edition and how it differs from a personal subscription. The second class covers how to use HeritageQuest for your genealogy research needs. Discover your family’s story today! A […]

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Bedtime Math

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_BedtimeMath There’s more to bedtime math than counting sheep. Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a “Crazy Creature Census” at a special bedtime math storytime! Find new ways to incorporate math into everyday activities with counting games, tangrams, and more. For kids of all ages and their adults. Tuesday, Mar 29, 7pm NORTH SPOKANE Tuesday, Mar […]

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Fuel your run: pre-race nutrition strategies

Posted on March 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_NutritionBeforeARace Get the edge on fellow runners tackling Bloomsday, Spokane River Run, and Only Fools Run At Midnight with pre-race nutrition strategies. Melissa Madsen, a registered dietitian and runner, teaches the basics of hydration, pre-race meals, refueling during an event, and nutrition for post event recovery. Find out how everyday food choices can enhance […]

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Ready for work

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadyforWork We’ve teamed up with WorkSource to provide classes geared toward job seekers and the current workforce at three library locations: Cheney, Deer Park, and Otis Orchards. Register for the classes that fit your needs and interests, and start on the path toward finding the right employment for you. Space is limited and pre-registration is required […]

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ProCitizen

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ProCitizen ProCitizen: Preparing you for U.S. Citizenship Preparing to take the U.S. citizenship test just got easier! Pronunciator recently launched ProCitizen, a new resource available for free to all Spokane County Library District members. Designed for people who want to become naturalized citizens, ProCitizen helps you prepare for the Civics, Reading, a […]

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Millwood History

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MillwoodHistory Founded nearly 90 years ago, Millwood has a rich and fascinating history. Discover more about the people, industries, and milestones that make Millwood, and its surrounding neighborhoods, unique. Millwood’s Travel through Time Bobbie Beese, longtime resident and one of the founding members of the Millwood History Enthusiasts, leads a two-pa […]

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Don’t tax your sanity

Posted on February 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_DontTaxYourSanity If you don’t really know the difference between the 1040A and the Schedule A, you’ll be happy to know that free AARP Tax-Aide help is available through April at five of our libraries: Argonne, Cheney, Deer Park, Moran Prairie, and Spokane Valley. Appointments are first-come, first-served at all locations except Argonne and Cheney, where yo […]

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