TAG: booklists

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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Listen Up: Audiobooks for Learning

Posted in Parents and Teachers on April 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_AudioBooks by Cindy Ulrey I’ve always loved being read to. Some of my best memories are sharing picture books on my grandma’s lap and of my mom in the front seat reading Pippi Longstocking and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my brother and I in the back while dad drove cross-country. These days families have […]

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Your Next Favorite Book

Posted in kids on April 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_NovelistK8 by Carlie Hoffman You’ve just finished a book you LOVE, but now what? It can be hard to find another book that you will enjoy as much as the last one. Well, not anymore! It’s easier than ever to find your next favorite read with NoveList K-8. Just type in the title of your favorite […]

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Pen a Line: National Poetry Month

Posted in kids on April 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Poetry by Carlie Hoffman Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Did you also know that we have an awesome children’s poet here in Spokane? Kenn Nesbitt is not only a local hero, but he is also the Children’s Poet Laureate, someone that is recognized as a great poet and is chosen to spread […]

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Waiting for the Next Origami Yoda Book?

Posted in kids on March 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_OrigamiYoda by Corrine W. Princess Labelmaker To The Rescue! promises to be yet another funny installment of the adventures of Tommy, Dwight, and their friends. While you wait for it to be released, here are a few things to keep you occupied: Make a giant origami Yoda out of butcher paper. (Tom Angleberger made me an […]

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Quench Spring Fever by Planning Your Garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_PlanGarden by Sherrie P. It’s that time of year again: time to start planning your garden. If you are new to gardening then the following programs are for you. If you missed Master Gardener Steve Nokes at the North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries talk about Propagation from Seeds and Cuttings, be sure to catch him […]

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Create Connections with Goodreads

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Goodreads by Amber W. On a yearly basis I would compile a list of my favorite reads of the year and email it out to friends and family with similar tastes. Then early in 2007, I discovered Goodreads and the revolution began. What an awesome way to track what I read, follow what others are reading, […]

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Let the “Frozen” obession begin…

Posted in kids on March 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Frozen by Rachel E. If you are anything like my family, you’ve become a little obsessed with the movie “Frozen.” We counted down the days until it was released on DVD so we can watch it over, and over, and over again! To help make the time go faster, we’ve been busy getting our hands on […]

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