North Spokane Road closure (E Hawthorne Rd). More information and alternate route.

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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

Feature_SecondSaturdayJane 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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Great Stories Club: Hack the Feed

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on June 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GreatStoriesClub By Kelsey Hudson Every once in awhile, something comes together in just the right way to bring about a fantastic opportunity. You could say, the odds were ever in your favor! Last summer, my colleague librarian Sheree West and I were talking about a new collaboration she’d begun with Mica Peak High School (MPHS) in […]

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Spokane Is Reading: The Tsar of Love and Techno

Posted in News on May 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SIR_BookAnnouncement Spokane Is Reading announces author Anthony Marra and his book, The Tsar of Love and Techno, for the 15th Annual community reading event. Spokane Is Reading, sponsored and organized by Spokane County Library District, Spokane Public Library, and Auntie’s Bookstore, will host two appearances with Mr. Marra. Admission is free for both events. Spoka […]

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Second Saturday art tour in Spokane Valley

Posted in News on May 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Feature_SecondSaturday_News Art, culture, and creativity. All three come together as the Spokane Valley’s Second Saturday art tour becomes a reality on Saturday, June 11.   Hatch: Creative Business Incubator has partnered with Spokane Valley Library, Broadway Elementary, Mellow Monkey Yoga, Magicraftsman Studio, and the Spokane Valley Arts Council to present Second Sat […]

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Moran Prairie Library celebrates 10 years

Posted in News on May 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MP10YrAnniversary The Moran Prairie Library celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with an open house, music, and local authors. The public is invited to the celebration, which begins at 2pm with live music on the back lawn, followed by readings by local authors at 3pm. There will be crafts and activities available for […]

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Northern Slam: the art of spoken word

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on April 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_PoetrySlam By Gwendolyn Haley Sometimes, the stars align in such a way that the library can make something amazing happen in the community. During the fall of 2015, members of the Friends of the Deer Park Library heard about Poetry Slams in the Spokane area. Riverside High School held a poetry slam at which Deer Park Librarian […]

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Re-energize & connect: Volunteer program at Spokane County Library District

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Primary_VolunteerWeek By Jane Baker Jamie Van Wormer has put some miles on her car in the short few months since becoming the Volunteer Coordinator at the Spokane County Library District. She’s been from one end of the county to the other gathering information and establishing relationships to create a volunteer program for the Library District. “First […]

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Going local

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GoingLocal by Sheri Boggs In a prominent corner or shelf of your closest County Library you might find stories about Sasquatch, about a derelict hotel rescued from obscurity, about a kid from North Idaho who implausibly becomes a drug kingpin before getting caught and going to prison. There are stories about a woman and her daughter […]

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Civility: an appropriate conversation

Posted in News on March 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Civility “Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none.” -Benjamin Franklin Is it possible, or even necessary, to engage in political discussions and campaigns during an election year and maintain civility? Is the trend toward incivility helping or hurting our political system? Can we agree to disagree wit […]

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Discover your family’s story

Posted in News on March 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

Genealogy_feature Get started doing genealogy research with two classes taught by professional genealogist Miriam Robbins. The first class explains the unique features of Ancestry Library Edition and how it differs from a personal subscription. The second class covers how to use HeritageQuest for your genealogy research needs. Discover your family’s story today! A […]

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