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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

Last Days 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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Liquid Lit: Summer Reading Edition

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on June 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Closeup of chocolate chip cookies on stars bowl and milk glass over a wooden background. Image focused in cookie bite By Kelsey Hudson School’s almost out for the summer, which means a big jump in activity at the library from some of our youngest members. From picture books and graphic novels to easy readers and classic chapter books, they’ll be flying off the shelves as families swing into summer. Summer can be a great time to branch […]

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On My Coffee Table: New Books for Kids and Teens

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on June 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

vintage books with coffee cup, grungy background, free copy spac By Sheri Boggs In all honesty, I can’t have things on my actual coffee table because my six-month-old puppy would eat them. However, I do have a desk at work that is covered with not only the journals, notebooks, and pens I use to do my job, but also stacks of hastily scrambled notes, Advance Readers […]

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16 Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trips

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

Feature_AudioBooks By Rachel Edmondson Whether you love them or hate them, family road trip season is just around the corner. I vividly remember road trips from when I was a kid. At the beginning everyone was filled with anticipation, halfway through we all started to get bored, and by the end all anyone could think was “Are we there […]

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On My Coffee Table

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

vintage books with coffee cup, grungy background, free copy spac By Kim Harshberger In recent years I have noticed that I have a consistent reading cycle. I enjoy reading all sorts of material but I tend to stick with one type for a period time. When it comes to fiction, I most enjoy reading books that are a series. I recently finished the first three […]

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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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On My Coffee Table

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

vintage books with coffee cup, grungy background, free copy spac By Clarissa Fidler I majored in English as an undergrad but chose to pursue an emphasis in technical writing rather than literature. That being said, I’ve always enjoyed reading and have lugged many boxes of books with me in my handful of cross-country moves over the last few years. I tend to gravitate toward memoirs […]

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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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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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