Summer Reading for Adults

Welcome to the program listings page for our 2014 Summer Reading for adults!

To download a printable PDF of the programs listed below, please click here.
To view Summer Reading Events for Adults on our event calendar, click here.

A Bird’s Eye View of the Lake Missoula Floods
Cybercrime: Mysteries and Suspense
DNA: Who are you really?
Milonga
Brew Your Own Beer
Secrets of Sauerkraut (and other basic fermentations)
Artful Flower Arrangements
Science of the Swing

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Lake Missoula Floods

Presented by Rick Thompson, President of the Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute

In the great Ice Age, Lake Missoula Floods left scars from Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Join us as artist, photographer, and writer Rick Thompson presents his research uncovering the effects of the Lake Missoula Flood in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. With photos (including some taken from space) and topographical maps, Mr. Thompson points out some of the signs still visible today.

CHENEY
Monday, July 7 at 12pm

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Cybercrime: Mysteries and Suspense

Presented by Kandy Brandt, SCLD Librarian and Mystery Maven

We are building our lives around wired and wireless networks—what happens when they are used for high-tech crimes against us? Discover new cybercrime novels and bring your favorites to share.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Tuesday, July 1 at 1pm

ARGONNE
Thursday, July 10 at 2pm

CHENEY
Wednesday, July 23 at 2pm

DEER PARK
Tuesday, August 12 at 6pm

MEDICAL LAKE
Monday, June 9 at 1pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Sunday, June 22 at 2pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Wednesday, August 6 at 2pm

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DNA: Who are you really?

Presented by Dr. Kirk Anders, Gonzaga University

Our DNA holds a historical record of our ancestry deep into the past. Knowing its sequence may help us predict the diseases we’re susceptible to, and help our doctors choose the best treatments. In this program presented by Dr. Kirk Anders, professor at Gonzaga University, we will examine the basics of DNA, how we can use it to discover our roots, and how it is being used to tailor specific medical treatments.

MORAN PRAIRIE
Tuesday, July 15 at 7pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Thursday, July 17 at 7pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Wednesday, July 16 at 7pm

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Milonga

Come experience a smaller line-up of Spokane’s hottest band playing a fusion of rhythms from Latin America, Spain, and the Caribbean.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Saturday, August 9 at 1pm

ARGONNE
Saturday, August 9 at 4pm

CHENEY
Saturday, July 26 at 4pm

DEER PARK
Sunday, August 10 at 2pm

FAIRFIELD
Saturday, August 2 at 1pm

MEDICAL LAKE
Saturday, July 26 at 1pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Saturday, August 2 at 4pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Sunday, July 20 at 2pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Saturday, August 23 at 1pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Saturday, August 23 at 4pm

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Brew Your Own Beer

Presented by Orlison Brewing Co.

Years of tried and true brewing methods have put Orlison Brewing Co. on the map as one of the best small breweries in the Pacific Northwest. Learn from an Orlison expert what it takes to brew your own beer at home!

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30pm

CHENEY
Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Monday, July 21 at 6:30pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Wednesday, July 2 at 6:30pm

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Secrets of Sauerkraut (and other basic fermentations)

Presented by Anna Kestell, Food Safety/Preservation Specialist

Fermentation—transforming food without the addition of chemicals, additives or even vinegar. One of the most basic fermentations is sauerkraut. Sauerkraut has been made over the ages and requires just cabbage and salt. Come find out how the magic happens!

DEER PARK
Monday, August 11 at 6:30pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Wednesday, August 20 at 6:30pm

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Artful Flower Arrangements

Presented by Steve Nokes, Master Gardener

Learn the basics of flower arranging, from the basic tools to the best flowers and foliage to use. You will learn how to create beautiful and elegant arrangements for home or to give as gifts.

ARGONNE
Tuesday, August 26 at 6:30pm

Medical Lake
Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30pm

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Science of the Swing

Presented in partnership with local golf courses

Are you interested in improving your golf swing, putting, or chipping? PGA-certified instructors will provide lessons on your short game and full swing at a golf course near you!

Class Size is limited to 20.

Deer Park Golf Club    Wednesday, August 6, 6–8pm
1201 N Country Club Drive
Deer Park, WA 99006
Register here.

The Fairways Golf Course    Tuesday, July 22, 6–8pm
9810 W Melville Road
Cheney, WA 99004
Register here.

Hangman Valley Golf Course    Tuesday, July 22, 6–8pm
2210 E Hangman Valley Road
Spokane, WA 99223
Register here.

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