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Scheduled website maintenance

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 9:36 am

Feature_Closures Due to maintenance, all online library services may be interrupted on Friday, May 13, between 6pm and 10pm. These services include the catalog, our Digital Library—including OverDrive, Hoopla, and Zinio—and account services such as reserve a computer, pay charges, and online library card applications. All online services should be restored […]

Deer Park Library: Closing for Construction

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Closures Deer Park Library will be closed for construction on Monday, Jun 6, through Sunday, Jun 12. During construction, minor repairs and painting of the library’s interior, parking lot complete resurfacing, as well as repair and replacement of the brick walkway will be completed. As a result, the parking lot and walkway will be inaccessible. Book […]

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Moran Prairie Library celebrates 10 years

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MP10YrAnniversary The Moran Prairie Library celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with an open house, music, and local authors. The public is invited to the celebration, which begins at 2pm with live music on the back lawn, followed by readings by local authors at 3pm. There will be crafts and activities available for […]

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Find funding at the library

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_OnlineFoundationDirectory It has been reported that ~75% of  grant-awarding foundations in the U.S. don’t have a website. This means you won’t find them through an online search engine, like Google. Now fundraisers and grant writers for organizations, non-profits, and cause-based groups can get help finding funding for their projects at the Spokane County Library D […]

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Microsoft IT Academy is now Microsoft Imagine Academy

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MIA Through a partnership with Microsoft, Washington state libraries offer Microsoft’s online learning program to the public at no cost. The program now offers Learning Plans, aimed at helping you succeed in gaining important technical skills for work and life. The Microsoft Office 2013 Essentials learning plan helps you discover what you need to kno […]

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Egg–cellent Engineering

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Egg-cellentEngineering Egg Drop Here’s the challenge: can you engineer a carrier that will keep an egg safe in a 4-foot drop? The library provides the materials, the Spokane Falls Community College Engineering Club provides the expertise, and YOU save an egg from going the way of Humpty Dumpty. For kids grades 4 and up. Saturday, Apr […]

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Build Your Business

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SCORE 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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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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