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.

News

Library workshop: Foundation Directory Online for Nonprofits & Grant Writers

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

Find the grant-awarding foundations that support your cause! For nonprofit organizations and charitable causes, the hardest part of grant writing can be finding foundations that align with your mission and want to give you funding. Approximately 75% of grant-awarding foundations in the U.S. don’t have a website. This means you won’t find them […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Reversing the norm of slut shaming and gender-based discrimination: ‘UnSlut: A Documentary Film’

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and devastating effects of gender-based discrimination and what is often called “slut shaming” in the United States and Canada. Featuring six women who have experienc […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gender roles, creativity, & madness: Cultural context of “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

What if you were excluded from political and intellectual life based on your gender? In the late 19th century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist […]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Find romance at the library

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley February here in the Inland Northwest can be dreary. Days are short, nights are long, and both are cold. The snow that filled us with delight in December has turned into a gray slush that refuses to melt. What was once charming and lovely now only irritates. Clearly, the romance has gone […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Don’t tax your sanity: free tax aide at the library

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

Free AARP Tax-Aide Trying to figure out the difference between the 1040A and 1040EZ? Should you use the Schedule A or the Schedule B? Do you have multiple W-2s or 1099s? If tax season is stressing you out, you’ll be happy to know that free AARP Tax-Aide help is available. From January 30 through April 17, you can […]

Tags: , , , ,

Kindergarten Kickoff 2017: getting ready for registration

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

Starting kindergarten can be exciting, fun, and a little scary. And that’s just for the parents. So what does being ready for kindergarten actually mean? Children need to have some basic skills so that they are ready to successfully learn and adapt to a kindergarten classroom environment. These skills include language, literacy, physical movement […]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Jeb Wyman and Coming Home: How the Humanities Help Soldiers Find Meaning after War

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau presents Jeb Wyman and Coming Home: How the Humanities Help Soldiers Find Meaning after War. NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY Saturday, Jan 28, 4pm What is the true nature of war, and how does the experience of war affect the human heart? How have the myths and realities of combat, and the invisible […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Meet authors Tim and Becky Hattenburg at Deer Park Book Club

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 6:00 am

Local authors Tim and Becky Hattenburg discuss their nonfiction title, Death Ride: A Little Boy’s Night of Terror, at the January 2017 Deer Park Book Club meeting. 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 […]

Tags: , , ,

SCORE Business Workshops at the library

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District brings you SCORE Business Workshops with experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King. Each month in January through April, they present a workshop covering a topic relevant to small business owners and entrepreneurs. These workshops are for local business owners at all stages, from aspiring entrepreneurs looking to create a b […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

BBB Consumer Education workshops at the library

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District has partnered with the Better Business Bureau to bring you consumer education workshops on topics such as financial literacy, smart shopping, and avoiding scams. Kirstin Davis of the BBB leads these workshops and informative presentations, which are geared for adults and teens. During January through April, you’ll […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,