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Celebrate Japan Day at the Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Japan_Week_graphic By Kathryn Illback The third week of April is a special time in Spokane—it’s Japan Week! Every spring since 1992, people from all over the Inland Northwest have gathered to celebrate Japanese culture and traditions with everything from food and films to drums and dancing. Japan Day at North Spokane This year, the North Spokane […]

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Build Your Business

Posted in News on April 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Build Your Business Start building your business! SCORE Business experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King present back-to-back presentations at three library locations. Chuck takes you through simple steps to starting a new business during the first hour, and Josh gives you the scoop on social media for business during the second hour. Come to one or both seminars, […]

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Nourish Yourself

Posted in News on March 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Nourish With over 2 million books, magazines, and DVDs checked out last year, we can’t deny that people in the Library District are consumers of information. Ever-popular are resources about cooking, diet, exercise, and gardening. To help quench our member’s thirst for lifestyle resources, our staff frequently writes blogs about these topics, sharing p […]

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Ham On Regal

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers on February 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Ham By Aileen Luppert A person must have incredible dedication, passion and drive to agree to volunteer 20 hours a week, for months at a time, on top of a full-time job. Would you give up 8 hours every Saturday for three months? Tom Blue, and thousands of volunteers over the last 52 years have done […]

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The Romance and Rewards of NaNoWriMo

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on November 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Chapter 1 written on old typewriter. by Cara Strickland Confession: I’ve always secretly wanted to do NaNoWriMo. For those who might be unfamiliar with this concept, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an attempt to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and November 30 (at 11:59pm). I went to college to write fiction, gave up writing for a while […]

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Life Lessons From Little Free Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LittleFreeLibrary By Brian Vander Veen Last year, my partner Sheri and I started our own Little Free Library. If you’re not familiar with what Little Free Libraries are, they’re simply containers, usually near a sidewalk or similar publicly accessible space, where people can take and leave books for free. Little Free Libraries first began appearing in Wisconsin […]

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Sip and Savor

Posted in News on October 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_SipSavor Take a break from your busy Saturday with an event you’ll want to savor, near the Moran Prairie Library at Revel 77. Sip espresso as you learn more about coffee, both historically and in contemporary culture, from Kaiti Blom, a barista at Revel 77. Then, come on a delicious journey with Karen DeCristoforo as she […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on October 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Community Recently Spokane County Library District was selected to participate in a national program to start community conversations centered on shared aspirations. We are honored to be one of ten libraries participating in a yearlong program to start conversations and collect the stories we hear, so that, as a community, we can take action to create […]

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Spokane Is Reading welcomes author Karen Russell

Posted in News on September 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_swamplandia Spokane Is Reading welcomes author Karen Russell and her book, Swamplandia! for the 13th Annual community reading event. Spokane Is Reading, sponsored and organized by Spokane County Library District, Spokane Public Library, and Auntie’s Bookstore, hosts two appearances with Ms. Russell on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The first appearance is at th […]

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Kid-Friendly Greenbluff

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on July 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Rachel talks about her favorite places to visit on Greenbluff that are all kid friendly. By Rachel Edmondson There are many things to love about Greenbluff. There’s the fresh produce you can either pick yourself or buy freshly harvested, beautiful scenery, and a variety of fun products you can buy such as lavender, jams, pies, and even gift shop items at some farms. With about 50 independent farms and vendors […]

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