TAG: adults

Backyard Bounty: Spring Gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardening If you’re already dreaming about your 2014 garden, you’re not alone. In fact, we’re planning a series of events to help you in your planning and dreaming, as well as connect you to others in your neighborhood with similar interests. Master Gardener Steve Nokes will be leading two programs: Propagation from Seeds & Cuttings, which […]

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Applying for Jobs Online Class

Posted in Business and Careers on February 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_ApplyingForJobs Do online job applications make your head swim? Whether you’re new to the job market or getting back into the swing of things, get helpful advice and tips from our expert staff. Learn how to create an account and fill out an online job application, stay organized, make a good impression online, avoid job scams, […]

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Sell Your Stuff Online

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SellingStuff Come to our upcoming technology class to learn the tips and tricks that will help get your stuff out the door and money in your pocket. This class will provide an overview of how to list an item for sale on Craigslist, Amazon, and eBay. We will cover the pros and cons of selling on […]

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Backyard Bounty: Beekeeping Basics

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Beekeeping_final Are you interested in raising bees for honey, but don’t know where to start? You might be surprised at the amount of backyard beekeepers in our area. The West Plains Beekeeping Association is hosting several events at four of our libraries to help you decide if you’d like to take further classes and pursue certification […]

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Transolar Galactica Follow-Up

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Adults_Feature_TransolarGalactica by Danielle Marcy Ensign Danielle Marcy reporting to the SS I MUST READ MORE SCI FI. For those of you who enjoyed my previous post about Transolar Galactica may enjoy the following books. Redshirts by John Scalzi is a parody with a twist. Star Trek fans may understand the reference to a “redshirt.” For those […]

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Energy Efficiency Kit

Posted in News on January 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_KillaWatt Spokane County Library District (SCLD) and Avista have teamed up to make Kill-A-Watt devices available for check out. Kill-A-Watt is a small meter that measures the energy used by individual appliances to assess how efficient the appliances really are. Avista has donated 36 Kill-A-Watt kits to SCLD. With your library card, Kill-A-Watt devices may b […]

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Fountain of Useless Knowledge

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Useless by Kelsey Hudson My ability to remember an author or fictional character’s name is questionable at best, but I do have a great memory for remembering little bits of useless information. Growing up, there was an equal chance you’d find me with an encyclopedia or world almanac as you would Harry Potter or Little House […]

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Book Trailer – The Book Thief

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_BookThief by Becky M. With the success of the movie adaptation, there is renewed interest in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was inspired to create a book trailer for it in a children’s literature class last year. I used Windows Movie Maker, which is a great free program. I […]

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Healthcare and You

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 18, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Healthcare by Aileen L. The Affordable Health Care Act, the ACA, healthcare reform, or Obama Care …whatever you choose to call it, big changes are in store for the way we select and purchase health insurance. As of March 31, 2014, most everyone will be required to have health insurance. Since the Affordable Health Care Act […]

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Interview with Jess Walter

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 12, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Q&AJessWalter by Ellen Peters Local Spokane author Jess Walter is a former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, as well as the author of six novels and one nonfiction book. Recently, I had the pleasure to interview Mr. Walter about his life and his writing. Ellen Peters: What’s the one […]

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