TAG: adults

SpoYo is coming!

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

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

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

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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Summer beverages: your library on the rocks

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

By Gwendolyn Haley The 641s is one of my favorite sections of the library to browse. For those of you not quite as familiar with the Dewey Decimal System, that’s also known as the cookbook section. There is always something new and delicious to check out, especially during this time of year when the grilling […]

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Exploring the lives of imaginary friends: 5 books for kids & grown-ups

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Clarissa Fidler Bing Bong, Jacques Papier, Beekle, and Sean Murphy—what could those names possibly have in common? Are they even real? Well, believe it or not, the aforementioned names all belong to imaginary friends you’ll find in current books, TV shows, and movies. Studies report that over a third (37%) of children create an […]

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Easy small-batch homebrewing: Part 1 – basic equipment

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

By Brian Vander Veen I studied just enough chemistry as an undergraduate to earn a minor in the subject, at least before I made the eleventh-hour change to major in English and thus embarked on the long, circuitous route toward librarianship. But I’ve always loved chemistry—still do. And I certainly appreciate a well-crafted beer. So […]

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Binge Read This: The Little Lady Agency Series

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley When I tell people I’m a librarian, I often get a response like: “Oh, I’ve always wanted to be a librarian. You have all that time to just sit and read.” The truth of the matter is, while many of our library members do just that in our libraries, librarians don’t ever have time […]

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Hire Me: Tips for Writing Your First Resume

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on June 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert There is a first time for everything—including writing a resume. It has been many years since I wrote my first resume, but I still remember how overwhelming it felt. Those feelings of anxiety recently resurfaced when I was working with a group of students who needed to prepare their first resume. Like […]

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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

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

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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