TAG: community

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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Business Incubation Spokane – The Chicken or the Egg?

Posted in Business and Careers on June 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_BusinessIncubation by Michelle Booth Do you have a great idea for a business but don’t know how to go from idea to reality? Welcome to business incubation Spokane style. There are several resources in the area ready to help you get your new company funded and open for business, and several more business resources ready to […]

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One Hundred Stories of Spokane

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Spokane, Washington by Corinne W. On February 22, 2014,  Spokane’s Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) opened a two year series of exhibits of one hundred stories spread across Spokane and Eastern Washington. Some artifacts have never been displayed before. The goal is to chronicle Eastern Washington State Historical Society’s century of existence, to demonstrate w […]

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Free Shred Day at North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries

Posted in News on June 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_ShredDay Prevent identity theft and take care of some spring cleaning at the same time with a free shred day from Spokane County Library District and DeVries Business Services. Saturday, June 21, 11am-3pm North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E Main Ave Bring your old paper documents, computer hard drives, disks, […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DirectorMay2014 by Nancy Ledeboer, DirectorSpokane County Library District Last week, library delegates from all fifty states gathered, in Washington, D.C., for the American Library Association Legislative Day, to be briefed on issues related to libraries. Since our funding is derived primarily from local property taxes, you may be wondering how federal policy imp […]

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Teen Closet

Posted in Teens on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teens_Feature_TeenCloset by Rachel E. Can you imagine having to leave your house with only the clothes on your back? This is what happens to some teens that are taken out of their homes and placed into foster care. Many of these teens also have to switch schools, since they are living in a new neighborhood. Changing […]

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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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Love Your Lake

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_loveyourlake By Laura B. and Christie O. We invite you to celebrate the natural beauty and joys of Medical Lake with a library-sponsored community event at Waterfront Park.  May is a great time for fly fishing and bird watching so come to the park to learn more about these enjoyable pastimes.  Local expert, Randy Osborne, biologist […]

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Medical Lake History

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_MLhistory by Joyce Callaway, Program Presenter Have you ever had a mud bath? Have you ever wondered how Medical Lake got its name? Would you like to know the history of this interesting town? I was fascinated by the early history of Medical Lake when I read Father Kowrach’s book, How Silently. Then I happened to […]

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