TAG: adults

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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Are You There Gen X? It’s Me, Sheri

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Ribbons in the Breeze By Sheri Boggs So I’m beginning to realize that I am not much different than who I was at eleven years old. I was dreamy, impatient, outdoorsy but unathletic, super sensitive, and full of questions about the world. I read a lot of Judy Blume back then. At the time, she was the only writer […]

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The Casual Nerd’s Guide to Book Awards

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

First place award rosette over dark background with copy space By Brian Vander Veen The Hugo Awards, arguably the most prestigious awards in science fiction and fantasy, are awarded every year at the World Science Fiction Convention, which this year is being hosted in our very own Spokane. And, as our luck would have it, this year the award nominations have also turned out to […]

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Documentaries You May Have Missed

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

reportage By Brian Vander Veen Judging from the number of people I see here at the library jostling to browse our DVD collection, I don’t doubt that movies are one of the more popular items we lend. I have also noticed, though, that the non-fiction end of our DVDs doesn’t seem to get as much love. […]

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Resources for Starting Your Own Small Business

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on March 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

Owner Of Gift Shop Standing In Doorway By Aileen Luppert Have you ever considered starting your own small business? Most of us have fantasized about being our own boss—maybe more often than we care to admit. We aren’t alone. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy reports: Small businesses make up 99.7% of U.S. employer firms (a small business is d […]

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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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