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Second Saturday art tour in Spokane Valley

Posted in News on May 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Feature_SecondSaturday_News Art, culture, and creativity. All three come together as the Spokane Valley’s Second Saturday art tour becomes a reality on Saturday, June 11.   Hatch: Creative Business Incubator has partnered with Spokane Valley Library, Broadway Elementary, Mellow Monkey Yoga, Magicraftsman Studio, and the Spokane Valley Arts Council to present Second Sat […]

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Moran Prairie Library celebrates 10 years

Posted in News on May 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MP10YrAnniversary The Moran Prairie Library celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with an open house, music, and local authors. The public is invited to the celebration, which begins at 2pm with live music on the back lawn, followed by readings by local authors at 3pm. There will be crafts and activities available for […]

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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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