All District libraries will be closed Monday, January 16, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular library hours will resume Tuesday, January 17.

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GED & high school completion classes at Cheney Library continue in 2017

Posted in News on December 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane Community College offers GED and high school completion classes at Cheney Library in 2017. CHENEY LIBRARY Meeting Room January 3–March 23 (Winter Quarter) Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm April 3–June 15 (Spring Quarter) Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm Students can receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes ar […]

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Engage: our new library event magazine

Posted in News on December 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

  Spokane County Library District introduces Engage, the new magazine packed with information about events, workshops, and programs at the library. You can pick up Engage at any of our 10 libraries or view it online. Just like all of our events and programs, the magazine is free. When you open the pages of Engage, […]

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Cheney Library: Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday

Posted in News on November 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Tami Chapman Small Business Saturday is small businesses’ answer to the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, taking place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year it falls on November 26. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 as part of the Shop Small movement. American Express’s Neighborhood Champion Pro […]

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How to Thrive and Survive the Writing Life

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Claire Rudolf Murphy On October 30, longtime writing friend Sarah Conover and I will present a session on the writing life for the NaNoWriMo Readiness Conference. After two days of sessions about elements of craft at Moran Prairie Library, ours will be the final event of the weekend. I teach in a graduate writing […]

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After Hours at the library

Posted in News on October 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

You’re invited! WHAT A reading and membership event. Listen to local writers and poets while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Learn more about the Friends of the Spokane County Library District, the programs we support with the funds we raise, and how to become a member. Explore the stacks, meet current Friends members and library staff, […]

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4 NaNoWriMo tips for not winning brilliantly

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Stephanie Oakes I have a confession to make—I’ve never successfully completed NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I’ve tried a few times, and always start with huge amounts of enthusiasm, but I’ve never written more than 30,000 words in any given November. But the secret of NaNoWriMo is this—you don’t need to “win” NaNoWriM […]

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Celebrating Grandparents

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Teens on September 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Both my husband and I grew up living hours away from our grandparents, and consequently only saw them once or twice a year at most. When we started our family, we lived five hours away from our own parents, so our children were also on track to only see their grandparents a […]

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Annual Library Park Cleanup

Posted in News on August 31, 2016 at 6:00 am

Help us keep Library Park clean & safe. Saturday, Sep 17 9am–12pm DEER PARK 208 S Forest Ave Enjoy the beauty of this city-owned park, while pitching in to make it a wonderful place for Deer Park residents and visitors. Join your friends and neighbors in this annual community cleanup effort. And don’t forget to […]

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GED & high school completion classes at Cheney Library

Posted in News on August 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

For 2017 classes, please see this update. Spokane Community College offers GED and high school completion classes at Cheney Library. CHENEY LIBRARY Meeting Room Sep 19 through Dec 15 Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm Students can receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to each person. This allows stude […]

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Second Saturday: creativity & the arts in Spokane Valley

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker Jesse Swanson leans on the counter next to a sculpture of a tree that is as big as he is. His newsboy cap and casually groomed beard don’t exactly fit the stereotype of a General Manager of an art gallery, but Hatch is more than an art gallery. Hatch: Creative Business Incubator […]

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