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Spokane in the Great Depression

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

SONY DSC Guest blog by Jim Kershner One of the things I love about Spokane is that so many of its historic buildings still exist. You can wander downtown and gaze up at the city’s history. Spokane’s history is fascinating, partly because the city boomed so rapidly between 1890 and 1915. There was a tremendous influx of […]

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Love Your Lake

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_loveyourlake By Laura B. and Christie O. We invite you to celebrate the natural beauty and joys of Medical Lake with a library-sponsored community event at Waterfront Park.  May is a great time for fly fishing and bird watching so come to the park to learn more about these enjoyable pastimes.  Local expert, Randy Osborne, biologist […]

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Medical Lake History

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_MLhistory by Joyce Callaway, Program Presenter Have you ever had a mud bath? Have you ever wondered how Medical Lake got its name? Would you like to know the history of this interesting town? I was fascinated by the early history of Medical Lake when I read Father Kowrach’s book, How Silently. Then I happened to […]

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We Don’t Have It? Suggest an Item

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SuggestItem by Carlie Hoffman We own thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs, but we don’t have everything. Have no fear – just suggest an item, and we will try to get that for you. We may purchase the item or borrow it from another library. If you are a fan of downloadable audiobooks or eBooks, you […]

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Spare Toys?

Posted in News on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_feature_FrankenToys by Kelsey H. and Christie O. Do you have broken, busted, or just plain worn out toys littering the nooks and crannies of your house? We’d love to take those sad toys off your hands and give them a new life during an upcoming program this summer. For several summers now, we’ve set our inner […]

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Take a Bite Out of Your Fines

Posted in News on March 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_FoodForFines Spokane County Library District announces the 2nd annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014. For every non-perishable item of food, $1.00 will be forgiven from a cardholder’s account, up to a maximum of $10.00 per card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items, […]

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Happy Birthday Dear Doctor

Posted in kids on February 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_HappyBirthdaySeuss by Gwendolyn H. In honor of Dr. Seuss’s (aka Ted Geisel’s) 110th birthday on March 2nd, here are some fun facts about Dr. Seuss: Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat because he thought that the books used to teach reading (the famous Dick and Jane series) were super boring. He wrote Green Eggs […]

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A Seussical Celebration

Posted in News on February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DrSeuss Theodore Geisel, (Dr. Seuss), wrote The Cat in the Hat because he was worried that children were not learning to read. Publisher William Spaulding, challenged him to “Write me a story that first-graders can’t put down!” with the caveat that he had to limit the book’s vocabulary to no more than 225 different words.  Since […]

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World Book Night needs you

Posted in News on November 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

News_Feature_WorldBookNight April 23 is a day famously connected to books throughout the world. It’s the UNESCO International Day of the Book. It is Shakespeare’s birthday. It’s also the day Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, died. More recently, April 23 is World Book Night, which exists to bring books to light-readers and non-readers (with a […]

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