TAG: community

Learn the facts about Alzheimer’s

Posted in News, Prime Time on January 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Alzheimers If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s important to learn the facts. The Alzheimer’s Associations presents three free classes designed to educate individuals and families about early detection, causes and risk factors, and healthy habits to optimize physical and cognitive health. All classes are free a […]

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Clothing the community: Q&A with Kira’s Kloset founder Debbie Wraspir

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

Feature_KirasKloset By Rachel Edmondson It’s that time of year again. When resolutions are fresh and resolve is still intact. As usual, one of my resolutions is to declutter my house. After visiting Kira’s Kloset, I think I’m going to begin by decluttering my kids’ closets. I got the privilege of visiting Kira’s Kloset when the library […]

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What does it mean to be human?

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids on January 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_WhatDoesItMeanToBeHuman By Gwendolyn Haley When we talk about the things that makes us human, we might start with our ability to reason, to love, to show compassion, to have faith. At the most fundamental level, the things that make us human start with the DNA in our cells. When I was a kid in the 1980s, […]

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Washington wildfires: Is this the new normal?

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

Feature_WashingtonWildfireCommConv Wildfires raged across the Inland Northwest last year, burning over a million acres and leaving no community untouched. Is this the new normal for the Inland Northwest? We invite you to share your ideas and opinions about the impact of these wildfires at “kitchen-table” style community conversations. Participate in engaging discussions led by t […]

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Holiday Blitz! Big Table invites you to give back this Christmas

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

Feature_HolidayBlitz By Rachel Edmondson Imagine sitting at an enormous table with 47 other people. Now imagine a seven course meal made by amazing chefs. At the end of this lavish meal, there is no check to pay. No need to tip your servers—it’s all free. You were invited with no expectations but that you would relax […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas…

Posted in News on December 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature_SCLD_holidayAnimation Rediscover the library resources at your fingertips, along with program highlights from 2015, with our fun take on Clement C. Moore’s holiday classic: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the county, Not a creature was stirring, of course not, it’s a library; The books were all stacked on the shelves with care, In […]

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Just Play

Posted in News on December 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_JustPlay It’s easy to catch cabin fever during the winter months. Come to the library for a community playdate! We’ll have all your favorite toys and activities from our Play & Learn Storytimes to enjoy. Interact and play in a warm, friendly environment for kids, parents, and caregivers. For children ages 0–5. All children must bring […]

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Library Hack: Around Town

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_AroundTown By Jane Baker This fall, the Spokane County Library District added a small but helpful feature to our website called, Around Town. This new feature is designed help you hear about events and news happening in your neighborhood. The District has 10 libraries outside of the City of Spokane that are located in areas that […]

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If you can design it, we can print it

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_3DPrinter By Gwendolyn Haley 3D printing pops up in my newsfeed with increased regularity. Maybe you’ve seen some of the coverage too? Museums are using 3D printing to create replicas of priceless ancient artifacts for study and to allow people with visual impairments to experience masterpieces firsthand. Individuals and other organizations are also putti […]

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Holiday gift guide: Uncle’s Games recommends games to give

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

Feature_GiftGuideGames By Rachel Edmondson With the holidays upon us, I’ve started thinking about what gifts I’m going to give this year. I know, some of you had your shopping done months ago. Unfortunately, I will never be that person. One of my favorite gifts to give people is a new game because I enjoy them so […]

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