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Get a Leg Up on Retirement: Free Online Events from Morningstar

Posted in Business and Careers on March 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

hourglass by Carlie Hoffman Planning for retirement can feel overwhelming. Learning the importance of sound financial strategies today can help you feel prepared for the future. That’s why Morningstar® Investment Research Center℠ is offering the opportunity to take part in a complimentary, live online event with Christine Benz, Morningstar’s director […]

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Build While You Break

Posted in kids on March 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Features_BuildWhileYouBreak What was it like to live during the Great Depression? That’s the question we’re exploring with Hope in Hard Times, our exhibit and program series coming April 12. Before we get started, we’re offering you a sneak peek for spring break! Come have fun, 1930s style, during spring break as we craft toys of the […]

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Hike the Day Away

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_DayHiking Spring is on her way and we’re itching to get outside and enjoy some adventures in the beautiful place we’re lucky enough to live in. One of the best ways to get knee-deep in nature is to take advantage of the wonderful day hikes available in our region. Whether you’re a veteran hiker looking for […]

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Grass of a Different Color

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_BlueWaterStrangers Get ready to clap your hands and tap your feet to the bluegrass rhythms of the Blue Water Strangers right here at your Deer Park Library! Music lovers of all ages are invited to experience an evening of knee-slapping melodies, free of charge. Bring your friends and discover grass of a different color. DEER PARK […]

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STARS Training

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_STARS by Mary Ellen Braks Looking for practical ways to turn everyday activities like talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing into super-charged learning moments with the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in your care? Spokane County Library District offers monthly free STARS classes for childcare providers and teachers to earn continuing educa […]

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How Will You Spark a Reaction?

Posted in Teens on February 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_VideoContest Do you love to make videos? Do you aspire to be the next Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow? There’s a contest happening right now that’s perfect for you, and you could win a cash prize. It’s the 2014 Teen Video Challenge. Here’s how it works: Contestants create a video 30 to 90 seconds long that […]

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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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Unlock Your Inner Cook

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_BigLibraryRead by Debra Park This year’s Big Library Read book is Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp. From February 18 through March 5, 2014 Aida’s comprehensive guide to becoming a more accomplished, adventurous cook will be available to all Spokane County Library District eBook users at the same time – no waiting […]

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Backyard Bounty: Spring Gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardening If you’re already dreaming about your 2014 garden, you’re not alone. In fact, we’re planning a series of events to help you in your planning and dreaming, as well as connect you to others in your neighborhood with similar interests. Master Gardener Steve Nokes will be leading two programs: Propagation from Seeds & Cuttings, which […]

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Learn STEM with Legos

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_STEMlego by Amber W. Did you know-? Building Legos is a real job. People get paid to design and create Lego models before they are made to be sold. To do this job you need to have a background in art, design, and engineering. “Lego” comes from the Danish words “leg godt” which means play well. […]

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