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SCBWI: Step right up!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SCBWI_StepRightUp By Sheri Boggs Thinking about writing for kids and teens? Your local Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference has everything you need! If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to write and publish kids’ books in today’s competitive market, you owe it to yourself to visit your local chapter of the […]

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New Board of Trustees position opening

Posted in News on August 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Trustees Spokane County Commissioners are now accepting applications for a Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees position, which will be available as of January 1, 2016. Applications are being accepted until Friday, October 9, 2015. Tim Hattenburg has served two five-year terms on Spokane County Library District’s Board of Trustees, which is t […]

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How to sell on Etsy

Posted in News on August 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_EtsyClass Want to sell your handmade goods and vintage items online, but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of setting up your own Etsy shop, listing your items online, and posting listings to social media so that your items get the attention they deserve. Then find out how to use the site as a seller and protect yourself against […]

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Posted in News on August 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibrarySystems_Card Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Spokane County Library District joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school […]

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Night at the Library: A special membership event

Posted in News on August 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NightattheLibrary Learn how to become a member of the Friends of the Spokane County Library District at an exclusive, after-hours event on Thursday, September 17. Enjoy readings by local authors: Cindy Hval, Bruce Holbert, Laura Read, Sharma Shields, Shawn Vestal, and Maya Jewell Zeller. Meet and mingle with current Friends, as well as library staff. Browse […]

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Bring back seeds to the library

Posted in News on July 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeedLibrary You’ve borrowed seeds, planted your garden, and watched your bounty grow. Now it’s time to bring back seeds to the library for the next round of gardeners to enjoy! We’re offering a series of classes taught by local Master Gardeners that will teach you how to collect your seeds and prep your garden for the […]

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How to plan a last-minute staycation

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids on July 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Staycation By Rachel Edmondson With August only a few days away, the end of summer is coming way too fast. Or, if your kids are driving you crazy with their refrain of “I’m bored,” maybe it’s not coming fast enough! Either way, this is the time of year when I start to feel like summer is […]

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Meet the Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Posted in News on July 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Author_KevinAnderson Building My First Lightsaber:  From Small Town Fanboy to International Best-Selling Author Prolific science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson talks about his journey from being a small town fanboy to working for Star Wars, X-Files, Dune, Batman, Star Trek, Superman, and legendary rock band Rush. After his talk, he will be selling and signing books […]

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Meet the Author: Cindy Hval

Posted in News on July 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Author_CindyHval Local writer Cindy Hval discusses her new book, War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation. This moving collection of stories reveals the struggles and triumphs real couples faced in the wake of World War II. A respected voice in the community, Cindy is a regular columnist and correspondent for the Spokesman Review, as well as […]

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Little Free Libraries: Hope for the Future

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LittleFreeLibrary By Clarissa Fidler Turn south onto Conklin Road from Sprague Ave and you’ll find a vacant field nestled between a credit union and a large apartment complex. A sign bearing the words “Future home of Conklin Road library” stands a couple hundred feet away from the property’s only other structure: a newly installed Little Free […]

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