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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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Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Kid-Friendly Fun with the Spokane Indians

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids on June 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Baseball in a Glove near the Baseball Bat By Rachel Edmondson When my oldest daughter was still in diapers, my husband and I decided to brave our first baseball game with a kid in tow. We packed our diaper bag to overflowing, slathered on the sunscreen, and, with a little trepidation, headed to a Spokane Indians baseball game with some friends. We weren’t […]

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Hire Me: Tips for Writing Your First Resume

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on June 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resume By Aileen Luppert There is a first time for everything—including writing a resume. It has been many years since I wrote my first resume, but I still remember how overwhelming it felt. Those feelings of anxiety recently resurfaced when I was working with a group of students who needed to prepare their first resume. Like […]

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Let’s Move Airway Heights

Posted in News on June 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Features_LetsMove A celebration of Parks & Recreation Month presented by Spokane County Library District, Airway Heights Parks & Recreation, Airway Fitness, and Yoke’s Fresh Market. Yoke’s Fresh Market Saturday, July 11 9am–1pm Wear your leg warmers and headbands to this fun, 80s-themed community wellness event focused on healthy eating and physical ac […]

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Every Hero Has a Story

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on June 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_EveryHero By Gwendolyn Haley There’s something about reading during the summer that’s just magical as a child. I remember one year, I spent an entire day in my treehouse with my friend Darcie. We had snacks and the complete Anne of Green Gables series. We must have read for over 10 hours; ok, maybe it wasn’t quite […]

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Poetry Picnic at Moran Prairie

Posted in News on June 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PoetryPicnic Four of the Northwest’s finest poets—Tim Greenup, Kate Lebo, Tod Marshall, and Ellen Welcker—will gather in the lovely park-like backyard of the Moran Prairie Library to read their poems aloud. Bring a blanket and listen to poetry readings while enjoying delicious Ferrante’s gelato. The event will be emceed by local writer Sharma Sh […]

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Library Bond Election Open Houses

Posted in News on June 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Bond2015 Spokane County Library District invites you to find out the facts about the upcoming Library Bond election at two informational open houses: ARGONNE Tuesday, July 7 4–7pm SPOKANE VALLEY Wednesday, July 8 4–7pm The Spokane County Library District is asking voters to approve a $22 million bond to fund four projects in the greater Spokane Valley […]

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