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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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Applying for Jobs Online Class

Posted in Business and Careers on February 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_ApplyingForJobs Do online job applications make your head swim? Whether you’re new to the job market or getting back into the swing of things, get helpful advice and tips from our expert staff. Learn how to create an account and fill out an online job application, stay organized, make a good impression online, avoid job scams, […]

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Demystify Your Device at the Gadget Menagerie

Posted in News on January 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_GadgetMenag By Jennifer Fenton, Continuing Education and Training Coordinator for the Washington State Library Petting zoos aren’t just for children!  Now through June, the Washington State Library is taking their Gadget Menagerie, a tech petting zoo (that includes Kindle, Nook, Galaxy Tablet, iPad, Microsoft Surface, and Chromebook) on the road to 40 d […]

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Sell Your Stuff Online

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SellingStuff Come to our upcoming technology class to learn the tips and tricks that will help get your stuff out the door and money in your pocket. This class will provide an overview of how to list an item for sale on Craigslist, Amazon, and eBay. We will cover the pros and cons of selling on […]

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Backyard Bounty: Beekeeping Basics

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Beekeeping_final Are you interested in raising bees for honey, but don’t know where to start? You might be surprised at the amount of backyard beekeepers in our area. The West Plains Beekeeping Association is hosting several events at four of our libraries to help you decide if you’d like to take further classes and pursue certification […]

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Sacagawea Tells Her Story

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SacagaweaStory By Kelsey H. SFCC drama instructor Sara Edlin-Marlowe will perform “Sacagawea,” a dramatic presentation at two libraries next month. “Sacagawea” promises to be a fascinating look into the life of an amazing woman. Sara began her exploration into the life of Sacagawea in 1987, when she began teaching at the University of North Dakota. As […]

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Don’t Sweat Your Taxes

Posted in News on January 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm

tax  word cloud By Stacey Goddard If you’re like me, and don’t really know the difference between the 1040A and the Schedule A, you’ll be happy know that AARP Tax-Aide help will be available starting Saturday, February 1. This free assistance will be offered in four of our libraries: Cheney, Deer Park, Moran Prairie, and Spokane Valley, and will […]

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Healthcare and You

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 18, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Healthcare by Aileen L. The Affordable Health Care Act, the ACA, healthcare reform, or Obama Care …whatever you choose to call it, big changes are in store for the way we select and purchase health insurance. As of March 31, 2014, most everyone will be required to have health insurance. Since the Affordable Health Care Act […]

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Swashbuckling Suspense

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 16, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Koep Author and Coeur d’Alene resident Michael Koep reads from his debut fantasy/mystery novel: The Invasion of Heaven at several of our libraries this month. The mysterious death of a bipolar housewife forces psychologist Loche Newirth to see traces of insanity in the most terrifying place: in himself. All at once his practice is falling apart, […]

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Tweens in the House!

Posted in kids on December 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_TweenClub Once a month, at 4pm, local tweens (grades 4-6) get together at the library to learn, create, and discover (and let’s not forget the snacks). Both the North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries have Tween Clubs (4th Thursday at Spokane Valley and 3rd Tuesday at North Spokane) you can choose the one closest to you, […]

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