TAG: adults

The End is Nigh: Four Post-Apocalyptic Novels to Read Now

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on June 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Last Days By Brian Vander Veen As a kid, I spent quite a bit of time worrying about global nuclear annihilation. I was seven when the made-for-TV movie The Day After aired, too young to process much of the plot but old enough to remember the images of people being reduced to skeletal outlines by the flash […]

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When the Alarm Goes Off, It’s Time to Play

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on June 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Nerdy young male with tie riding a small bicycle isolated on white background By Jane Baker Has this ever happened to you? You arrive at work and have a moment of panic that you’ve left your cell phone at home. Quickly checking its usual location, you find your cellphone is there after all. It’s weird that you didn’t remember putting it there, but then again, you don’t remember […]

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Poetry Picnic at Moran Prairie

Posted in News on June 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PoetryPicnic Four of the Northwest’s finest poets—Tim Greenup, Kate Lebo, Tod Marshall, and Ellen Welcker—will gather in the lovely park-like backyard of the Moran Prairie Library to read their poems aloud. Bring a blanket and listen to poetry readings while enjoying delicious Ferrante’s gelato. The event will be emceed by local writer Sharma Sh […]

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Library Bond Election Open Houses

Posted in News on June 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Bond2015 Spokane County Library District invites you to find out the facts about the upcoming Library Bond election at two informational open houses: ARGONNE Tuesday, July 7 4–7pm SPOKANE VALLEY Wednesday, July 8 4–7pm The Spokane County Library District is asking voters to approve a $22 million bond to fund four projects in the greater Spokane Valley […]

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16 Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trips

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on June 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_AudioBooks By Rachel Edmondson Whether you love them or hate them, family road trip season is just around the corner. I vividly remember road trips from when I was a kid. At the beginning everyone was filled with anticipation, halfway through we all started to get bored, and by the end all anyone could think was “Are we there […]

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The Essential Summer Date Guide

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on June 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SummerDates By Clarissa Fidler With temperatures rising and the promise of more sunny days ahead of us, my boyfriend and I have found ourselves musing about all the fun dates we’re going to go on this summer. I even created a shared Pinterest board for us to keep track of our date ideas (and yes, my […]

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Spokane Is Reading Welcomes Author Emily St. John Mandel

Posted in News on May 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpokaneIsReading2015 Spokane Is Reading welcomes author Emily St. John Mandel and her book, Station Eleven, for the 14th 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. Mandel on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The first appearanc […]

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If the Shoe Fits: Q&A with Curt Kinghorn of Runners Soul

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

Feature_RunnersWorld By Gwendolyn Haley I love shoes. Some days picking out which pair to wear is truly the best part of my day. My husband recently made a pointed remark about the number of shoes in my closet. I quickly reminded him that different occasions call for particular types of footwear. Some events I need high heels or sandals, […]

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Step Away From The Screen

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

TV remote By Kelsey Hudson Disconnecting for an entire week can seem like a daunting task, especially in our increasingly digital world. But outside of work and homework assignments, turning off our electronics can be a great way to reconnect with our family, friends, and the world around us. Next week is Screen-Free Week, an annual event where […]

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Microadventures in Spokane County

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

Feature_Microadventure By Sheree West The water mirrors the blue sky and captivating basalt cliffs as my kayak skims along. My two dogs, snuggled up in the bow, watch as a flock of ducks fly overhead. Other than the birds, we’re the only ones on the lake. It’s a perfect day; I’m so glad that I didn’t put […]

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