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On My Coffee Table

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

vintage books with coffee cup, grungy background, free copy spac By Kelsey Hudson I’ll let you in on a little-known librarian secret—we don’t get to read quite as much as we’d like and we definitely haven’t read or watched everything in the library. Don’t get me wrong, there are so many amazing things to enjoy in our libraries, but more often than not, my “to […]

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Travel Abroad, No Passport Required

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

a travel suitcase full of books on a white background By Rachel Edmondson I love to travel. Being in a foreign country awakens me. I am challenged to examine my assumptions, pushed out of my comfort zone, and able to truly live in the moment, which is so hard to do when faced with the demands of everyday life. Don’t get me wrong, there is […]

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And Then It’s Spring

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on March 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpringReads By Sheri Boggs By Spokane standards, we’ve barely had winter. Nevertheless, I compulsively look at the sunrise/sunset app on my phone to see how incrementally the days are getting longer, I inspect the yard looking for the tiniest hint of green, and I convince myself gloves are for sissies. And I can tell you, it’s […]

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5 Cool Facts About Leafy Sea Dragons

Posted in kids on June 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LeafySeaDragon By Corinne W. Leafy sea dragons are one of the coolest animals. Here are five reasons why: They’re related to sea horses. They live off the coast of South and East Australia. So many divers started taking the Leafy Sea Dragon home as pets that the Australian government had to start protecting them. They are […]

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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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eBooks for Travel

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Secluded location by the sea. by Debra Park Forming travel plans for the summer? Whether visiting Siberia or Disneyland, library eBooks make decisions easier than ever. A range of recommended travel guides, published by Frommer’s, Fodor’s, and Lonely Planet, provide country or regional highlights, maps and recommendations of what to see; some eBooks are filled with interact […]

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Being Edgewise

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Edgewise by Don Nelson One aspect of taking walks is to revisit. If you hike in the same place over time, you’ll see a succession of wildflowers and wildlife through the seasons – which butterflies are in flight, which birds overwinter… Slow and quick walks each have their own unique viewpoint. Begin with an hour-long walk […]

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Inspiration for Photographers

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_PhotographyInspiration by Vanessa S. It happens to the best of us. Running out of ideas for your photographs can be frustrating. When inspiration runs dry, the District is there for you. Whether you are just looking for inspiration or you need to build your skills, we have lots of resources that can help. Check out a […]

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Book Review: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

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

Hands are making indecision signals by Ellen Peters Told from the perspective of thirteen-year-old Joe Coutts, The Round House is a poignant coming-of-age story set in 1988 on a North Dakota reservation. Joe’s world has just been tilted sideways when a horrible act of violence and injustice that threatens to destroy his family was committed against his mother, Geraldine. She […]

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Spokane in the Great Depression

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

SONY DSC Guest blog by Jim Kershner One of the things I love about Spokane is that so many of its historic buildings still exist. You can wander downtown and gaze up at the city’s history. Spokane’s history is fascinating, partly because the city boomed so rapidly between 1890 and 1915. There was a tremendous influx of […]

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