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TAG: digital library

Consumer Reports saves the day (and my laundry)

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley It was like a scene from a horror movie. I was alone in the house when a loud banging and clanging started from the depths of the basement—as if something were trying to break free. I walked down the stairs to investigate. As I looked into the laundry room, all I could […]

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Celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Lately it seems that everyone in my social media feed is an aspiring Constitutional scholar. The 10 amendments that are now known as the Bill of Rights were ratified and became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791. The issues they deal with were on the forefront of the founders’ minds […]

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New digital resource: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Posted in News on November 30, 2016 at 6:00 am

The Spokane County Library District is offering a new digital resource from HeinOnline: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law. Slavery in America and the World brings together legal materials and other documents on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. Whether you are a scholar, student, history-buff, o […]

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Dynamic audiobook performers

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Melanie Boerner I understand that, as a librarian, I am expected to have piles upon piles of books throughout my house and be well versed in all types of literature. With that said, I have a confession to make: I have piles of half-read books around my house. As a full-time working mom of […]

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Diving into home ownership (and repairs)

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Carlie Hoffman For a long time, I thought of myself as a “renter for life.” I was living in an apartment and watching the entire housing industry collapse, and I thought, “I’m never buying a house. Such a big purchase is scary, and you have to fix everything when something goes wrong.” But then […]

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Family mystery solved at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

by Gwendolyn Haley Recently, my father and I were trying to solve a family mystery. He is the sole surviving grandchild on his mother’s side. So if he doesn’t remember something about the family, there is no one left to ask who would know. In our collective family knowledge, we were aware that his grandfather […]

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Local entrepreneurs & organizations matter

Posted in Business and Careers on May 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker Working in the Communication Department at the Spokane County Library District, my team is often tasked with creating marketing materials for new and upcoming programs and services. So, it’s a bit of a treat when we are creating promotional materials for established services. One of the projects we are currently working on […]

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Find funding at the library

Posted in News on May 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

It has been reported that ~75% of  grant-awarding foundations in the U.S. don’t have a website. This means you won’t find them through an online search engine, like Google. Now fundraisers and grant writers for organizations, non-profits, and cause-based groups can get help finding funding for their projects at the Spokane County Library D […]

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Microsoft IT Academy is now Microsoft Imagine Academy

Posted in News on April 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

Through a partnership with Microsoft, Washington state libraries offer Microsoft’s online learning program to the public at no cost. The program now offers Learning Plans, aimed at helping you succeed in gaining important technical skills for work and life. The Microsoft Office 2013 Essentials learning plan helps you discover what you need to kno […]

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Gain marketable skills with lynda.com

Posted in News on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Learn technology, creative, and business skills with lynda.com, now available to all Spokane County Library District members. With nearly 4,000 online courses all taught by industry experts, lynda.com offers on-demand training to help members achieve their personal and professional goals. Every lynda.com course includes free video tutorials and is […]

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