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LEGOs® at the MAC: Q&A with Nature Connects artist Sean Kenney

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeanKenney By Alison Highberger Guest Writer The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture’s new exhibit, Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculptures, features 27 flora- and fauna-inspired works of art by New York City artist Sean Kenney. Made of nearly 500,000 LEGO pieces, the exhibit includes a 4-foot-long bee, a 7-foot-tall rose, an 8-foot-tall hummingbird, an […]

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Bonds of love and remembrance

Posted in News on November 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_WarBondsAndLoveSongs In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, local author Cindy Hval shares excerpts from her captivating book, War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation. Local jazz group, Hot Club of Spokane, sets the mood with 1940s love songs. Don’t miss this wonderful event! CHENEY Saturday, Dec 5, 2pm Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheney Library DEER PAR […]

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We’ve got you covered

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

ED_Feature_Healthcare It’s time again for Washington Healthplanfinder’s Open Enrollment! Our Navigators are happy to help you with new enrollments and coverage renewals. The open enrollment period lasts from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. For assistance in applying or renewing coverage, please email navigators@scld.org or call 509.893.8400 and one of […]

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Pajama Storytime

Posted in News on October 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

calendar item - Pajama Storytime Hear local authors read their favorite picture books at a special pajama storytime! We’ll follow the usual format with 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and songs followed by a 30-minute play and learn session. Pajamas are encouraged but not required. All ages welcome. Ages 6 and under must bring an adult. MORAN PRAIRIE Wednesday, Nov […]

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LEGOs® at the MAC: Submit your own sculpture and win a prize!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MACLego By Alison Highberger Guest Writer Explore a world where a larger-than-life flying bee is over 4 feet long and a giant ruby-throated hummingbird magically hovers 8 feet into the air. Sure to please LEGO and nature lovers alike, the Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculpture exhibit opens on November 14 at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Cult […]

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The Gratitude Graffiti Project: Coming to a library near you

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

Feature_GratitudeGraffiti By Jane Baker If you visit any of the ten county libraries between now and December 4, you will see graffiti. Depending on which library you go to, the graffiti will be on a window, on special paper mounted on the wall, or crafted on sticky notes placed for all to see. This graffiti isn’t […]

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A children’s book tour of Chinese culture

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ChineseCulture By Rachel Edmondson If you haven’t noticed yet, downtown Spokane is all aglow. The Chinese Lantern Festival is lighting up Riverfront Park every night from 5–10pm, with an extra hour on Friday and Saturday nights. If you haven’t had a chance to see the lanterns and enjoy the many cultural performances and activities, there’s still […]

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Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Test Day

Posted in Business and Careers, News on October 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

MOS Test Day_feature Enhance your resume and save over $125 at a free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification test day! Take tests for either Office 2010 or Office 2013. Subjects available are: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Word Expert, Excel Expert, and SharePoint. Test slots are one hour each, with fifteen minutes between sessions. The test times […]

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Station Eleven goes beyond traditional, post-apocalyptic fiction

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpokaneIsReading2015 By Gwendolyn Haley In most disaster movies, the story ends when the heroes survive the earthquake, tsunami, plague, or other disaster, manmade or otherwise. But really, that’s the just beginning of the most interesting and terrifying part of the story. That’s certainly the case in Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel’s award-winning novel an […]

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10 Tips to get started doing genealogy

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GenealogyTips By Miriam J. Robbins Guest Writer You’re about to embark on an exciting journey! Learning about your family history and developing skills to do genealogical research can be the beginning of a lifelong hobby and passion. Here are ten tips to get started: 1. Get 0rganized You’re going to be gathering a lot of information, […]

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