TAG: adults

Let There Be Legos

Posted in kids on December 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LegoBuild Mix fun and learning by spending a Saturday creating engineering feats at the library! SCLD is hosting a series of day-long Lego Build Days, one at each library throughout 2014 and 2015. The library will provide thousands (current count is roughly 47,000 270+ pounds which is about 150,000 pieces!) of Lego pieces for kids and […]

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Spokane Is Reading welcomes author Karen Russell

Posted in News on September 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_swamplandia Spokane Is Reading welcomes author Karen Russell and her book, Swamplandia! for the 13th Annual community reading event. Spokane Is Reading, sponsored and organized by Spokane County Library District, Spokane Public Library, and Auntie’s Bookstore, hosts two appearances with Ms. Russell on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The first appearance is at th […]

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Centered On The Trail

Posted in News on June 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature2_CentennialTrail We have a lineup of programs focused on enjoying the beautiful asset that is the Centennial Trail. Come to boat, bike, or be fit. Boating Safety 101: Spokane River Join Irena Durrant, of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, as she guides you through the basics of boat safety, focusing on canoes and kayaks. With her tips, […]

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The Open Road: Truck Driving Jobs are in Demand

Posted in Business and Careers on June 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_OpenRoad by Vanessa S. Have you ever thought about taking to the open road? Truck drivers are in high demand and you can make a good living, around $40,000 a year. Forget the old trucker stereotype. An empty nest couple can team drive, a young woman can see the country on her own, and a new […]

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Free Shred Day at North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries

Posted in News on June 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_ShredDay Prevent identity theft and take care of some spring cleaning at the same time with a free shred day from Spokane County Library District and DeVries Business Services. Saturday, June 21, 11am-3pm North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E Main Ave Bring your old paper documents, computer hard drives, disks, […]

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Consider a Gap Year

Posted in Prime Time on May 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_GapYear by Ellen Peters Students often take a gap year between high school and college, but what about adults? After raising families and working for decades, don’t we deserve a break too? A new trend with mid-life and older adults is to do just that to refill their well, so to speak. Many are seeing it […]

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Dividend Paying Stocks: Free Online Events from Morningstar

Posted in Business and Careers on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_BarGraph by Carlie Hoffman In a previous post, I told you about a series of online events hosted by the Morningstar® Investment Research Center℠. In March, Christine Benz discussed retirement portfolios. If you missed it, view the recorded presentation. Next up in the series is Josh Peters, editor of the DividendInvestor newsletter, who will be provi […]

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Book Review: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Hands are making indecision signals by Ellen Peters Told from the perspective of thirteen-year-old Joe Coutts, The Round House is a poignant coming-of-age story set in 1988 on a North Dakota reservation. Joe’s world has just been tilted sideways when a horrible act of violence and injustice that threatens to destroy his family was committed against his mother, Geraldine. She […]

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Spokane in the Great Depression

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

SONY DSC Guest blog by Jim Kershner One of the things I love about Spokane is that so many of its historic buildings still exist. You can wander downtown and gaze up at the city’s history. Spokane’s history is fascinating, partly because the city boomed so rapidly between 1890 and 1915. There was a tremendous influx of […]

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Meet a Modern Apple Annie

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_AppleAnnie Anna Kestell is a certified Food Safety/Preservation Information Specialist for WSU Spokane County Extension. Anna has been involved with food preservation since childhood and is eager to share her expertise and knowledge. Most importantly, sharing current, research-backed information on food preservation styles to assure that your food preservatio […]

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