TAG: community

Northern Slam: the art of spoken word

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on April 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_PoetrySlam By Gwendolyn Haley Sometimes, the stars align in such a way that the library can make something amazing happen in the community. During the fall of 2015, members of the Friends of the Deer Park Library heard about Poetry Slams in the Spokane area. Riverside High School held a poetry slam at which Deer Park Librarian […]

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Re-energize & connect: Volunteer program at Spokane County Library District

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Primary_VolunteerWeek By Jane Baker Jamie Van Wormer has put some miles on her car in the short few months since becoming the Volunteer Coordinator at the Spokane County Library District. She’s been from one end of the county to the other gathering information and establishing relationships to create a volunteer program for the Library District. “First […]

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Going local

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GoingLocal by Sheri Boggs In a prominent corner or shelf of your closest County Library you might find stories about Sasquatch, about a derelict hotel rescued from obscurity, about a kid from North Idaho who implausibly becomes a drug kingpin before getting caught and going to prison. There are stories about a woman and her daughter […]

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Civility: an appropriate conversation

Posted in News on March 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Civility “Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none.” -Benjamin Franklin Is it possible, or even necessary, to engage in political discussions and campaigns during an election year and maintain civility? Is the trend toward incivility helping or hurting our political system? Can we agree to disagree wit […]

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Discover your family’s story

Posted in News on March 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

Genealogy_feature Get started doing genealogy research with two classes taught by professional genealogist Miriam Robbins. The first class explains the unique features of Ancestry Library Edition and how it differs from a personal subscription. The second class covers how to use HeritageQuest for your genealogy research needs. Discover your family’s story today! A […]

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Discover Millwood

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_Millwood By Kelsey Hudson If you wander into the Argonne Library this month, you’re likely to find old photos everywhere. No, we haven’t cleaned out our old scrapbooks, but are proud to display a collection of historical photographs and artifacts gathered by the Millwood History Enthusiasts. What’s more, this display is just a (fantastically interesti […]

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Millwood History

Posted in News on February 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MillwoodHistory Founded nearly 90 years ago, Millwood has a rich and fascinating history. Discover more about the people, industries, and milestones that make Millwood, and its surrounding neighborhoods, unique. Millwood’s Travel through Time Bobbie Beese, longtime resident and one of the founding members of the Millwood History Enthusiasts, leads a two-pa […]

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Don’t tax your sanity

Posted in News on February 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_DontTaxYourSanity If you don’t really know the difference between the 1040A and the Schedule A, you’ll be happy to know that free AARP Tax-Aide help is available through April at five of our libraries: Argonne, Cheney, Deer Park, Moran Prairie, and Spokane Valley. Appointments are first-come, first-served at all locations except Argonne and Cheney, where yo […]

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Love your heart: Local resources for American Heart Month

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_LoveYourHeart By Clarissa Fidler A week ago I woke up around 4am with intense pain, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I got out of bed and walked up the stairs like a hunchback, clutching my chest and abdomen. I only made it to the living room before the pain forced me to the floor. Scared and […]

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Understanding the basics of an estate plan

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_EstatePlanning By Alicia Levy Guest writer No matter how substantial or modest your assets might be, it is important for everyone to have an estate plan. If you pass away without a will or other valuable estate plan documents, it can be challenging for your family and loved ones to manage your affairs. Additionally, you will lose control over how your asset […]

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