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Hunting For Sasquatch: a conversation with Sharma Shields

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Featutre_SharmaShields By Cara Strickland Sharma Shields is a rising star in the literary world. Her first book, a collection of short stories called Favorite Monster won the 2011 Autumn House Fiction prize, and her novel The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac releases on January 27. Sharma lives in Spokane with her family (and she can often be found bringing her childr […]

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Tales From The [Record-Breaking] Trail

Posted in News on August 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Author reading by Jennifer Pharr Davis at Spokane County Library District. Jennifer Pharr Davis is no stranger to adventure. She first hiked the Appalachian Trail as a 21-year-old fresh college graduate, all on her own. Her most recent book tells the story of setting the 46-day record for the Trail and growing closer to her husband (her support crew), in the process. You won’t want to miss this evening of in […]

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Listen to the Brain Expert! Part 2

Posted in Prime Time on February 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Brain by Ellen Peters Last time, Dr. Paul Nussbaum, author of Save Your Brain: 5 Things You Must Do to Keep Your Mind Young and Sharp, spoke to SCLD about why it is important to engage your brain. Read about it here. This week, Dr. Nussbaum discusses lifestyles that help achieve brain health. What are the […]

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Homage to a Professor

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Professor by Michael Sierra I was reminded recently of an old college English professor. Dr. Gene Bluestein passed away about a decade ago, but his influence on me continues. Why is he so memorable? The thing was, he made each of his students feel special as he introduced the world to them and made the journey of […]

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Swashbuckling Suspense

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 16, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Koep Author and Coeur d’Alene resident Michael Koep reads from his debut fantasy/mystery novel: The Invasion of Heaven at several of our libraries this month. The mysterious death of a bipolar housewife forces psychologist Loche Newirth to see traces of insanity in the most terrifying place: in himself. All at once his practice is falling apart, […]

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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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Listen to the Brain Expert! Part 1

Posted in Prime Time on November 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Brain by Ellen Peters As we move through the seasons of our life, our brains perform some amazing feats: they become calmer, wiser, better able to make smart choices, and more appreciative of arts, culture and music. One thing they do not do, however, is grow younger. Dr. Paul Nussbaum, author of Save Your Brain: 5 […]

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