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Library Hack: How to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_PerfectValentinesDate By Gwendolyn Haley Valentine’s Day is not a big deal for my husband and me. As two working parents with three kids at home, we usually don’t have the time or the energy to go all out on a romantic date. This year, I’m going to plan a low fuss, low stress date night using […]

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In praise of reading aloud as adults

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadingAloudAsAdults By Gwendolyn Haley When my husband and I were newlyweds we lived overseas in a place with very few English speakers. Since we didn’t speak the language, we were sometimes a little starved for entertainment beyond the random English language movie on TV (a pastime we dubbed “Mystery English Language Theater” or “How we stopped being […]

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Library Hack: Resources for New Year’s resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resolutions By Kelsey Hudson So we’re going to start this post off like most of my storytimes begin—with some group sharing. Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Keep it raised if you’ve ever broken it. And finally, raise it even higher if you break them more often than you complete them. […]

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Meet the Author: Tim Hattenburg

Posted in News on December 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MeettheAuthor_TimHattenburg Local author Tim Hattenburg discusses Death Ride: A Little Boy’s Night of Terror, a nonfiction book he co-authored with Becky Hattenburg. 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 being beaten and left for dead […]

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The best sci-fi graphic novels of 2015

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BestSciFiBooks By Brian Vander Veen Years ago, I stumbled into a public library looking for some sort of literary palette cleanser, some light reading to break up the monotony of the weightier academic work I had to trudge through as a graduate student. I hadn’t read comics in some years, but I decided to check out […]

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10 Tips to get started doing genealogy

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GenealogyTips By Miriam J. Robbins Guest Writer You’re about to embark on an exciting journey! Learning about your family history and developing skills to do genealogical research can be the beginning of a lifelong hobby and passion. Here are ten tips to get started: 1. Get 0rganized You’re going to be gathering a lot of information, […]

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Get ready for the best NaNoWriMo of your life

Posted in News on October 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

NaNoWriMo_Feature 50,000 words in 30 days—are you up to the challenge? We’re here to help you write your story! Get ready for the best NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) of your life with a special NaNoWriMo Mini-Conference on Saturday, October 31 at the Moran Prairie Library from 10am–5:30pm. Aspiring writers can register for workshops taught by […]

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SpoYo is coming!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on September 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpoYo By Sheri Boggs Where can you meet Amulet creator Kazu Kibuishi in person, ask Nick Bruel where he comes up with all of Bad Kitty’s crazy antics, and find out about what will happen in the next installment of S.E. Grove’s wildly popular Mapmakers trilogy? The answer is right here in Spokane at the first […]

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Thoughts on my ultra-local community

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_CommunityThoughts By Jane Baker One of my favorite drawings is that of a stick figure walking a dog. The thought bubble above the person is packed with worries and thoughts while the thought bubble above the dog is the same scene of a person walking a dog. I’ve written posts before about my dog, a high energy pup […]

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SCBWI: Step right up!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SCBWI_StepRightUp By Sheri Boggs Thinking about writing for kids and teens? Your local Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference has everything you need! If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to write and publish kids’ books in today’s competitive market, you owe it to yourself to visit your local chapter of the […]

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