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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Posted in News on August 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibrarySystems_Card Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Spokane County Library District joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school […]

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Night at the Library: A special membership event

Posted in News on August 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NightattheLibrary Learn how to become a member of the Friends of the Spokane County Library District at an exclusive, after-hours event on Thursday, September 17. Enjoy readings by local authors: Cindy Hval, Bruce Holbert, Laura Read, Sharma Shields, Shawn Vestal, and Maya Jewell Zeller. Meet and mingle with current Friends, as well as library staff. Browse […]

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Bring back seeds to the library

Posted in News on July 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SeedLibrary You’ve borrowed seeds, planted your garden, and watched your bounty grow. Now it’s time to bring back seeds to the library for the next round of gardeners to enjoy! We’re offering a series of classes taught by local Master Gardeners that will teach you how to collect your seeds and prep your garden for the […]

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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 […]


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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