North Spokane Road closure (E Hawthorne Rd). More information and alternate route. All District facilities will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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Kids music for road trips

Posted in Explore and Discover, Parents and Teachers on June 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_RoadtripKids By Rachel Edmondson Summer has arrived, and with it comes more time spent in the car. At least, that’s the case for my family. Whether it’s driving to swim lessons or taking a road trip, music can be a great way to make time in the car more fun. Of course, if you have the […]

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Q&A with Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac

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

Zaniac_feature By Erin Dodge Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac, is performing at the Spokane County Library District and we couldn’t be more excited! His show zigzags between a comedic onslaught of absurd ideas and odd skills. Beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic are just a few of the things he does to entertain the whole family. […]

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Second Saturday: creativity & the arts in Spokane Valley

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SecondSaturdayJane By Jane Baker Jesse Swanson leans on the counter next to a sculpture of a tree that is as big as he is. His newsboy cap and casually groomed beard don’t exactly fit the stereotype of a General Manager of an art gallery, but Hatch is more than an art gallery. Hatch: Creative Business Incubator […]

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Serious fun for K-3 readers

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on May 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SummerK-3Reading By Sheri Boggs If you’re a parent or teacher of a grade schooler, you’ve probably heard the term “summer slide,” sometimes also called “summer learning loss.” Summer slide refers to what happens to student brains when they are inactive over the three months of summer vacation. Although kids are getting a much needed break, they […]

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Family mystery solved at the library

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

Post_FamilyMysterySolvedAtLibrary 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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Moran Prairie Library celebrates 10 years

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

Feature_MP10YrAnniversary The Moran Prairie Library celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with an open house, music, and local authors. The public is invited to the celebration, which begins at 2pm with live music on the back lawn, followed by readings by local authors at 3pm. There will be crafts and activities available for […]

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Hoopla for kids

Posted in For You, Parents and Teachers on March 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_hooplaForKids By Rachel Edmondson Welcome to the tail end of winter—one of the worst times of the year for parents living in cold climates. If your family is anything like mine, you’re all starting to feel a little bit stir crazy. Visiting the library to pick out new-to-you books and DVDs can be a great way […]

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4 New picture books about love

Posted in For You, kids on February 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_4PictureBooks_Love By Sheri Boggs My favorite kinds of picture books about love are the ones that transcend romance and/or Valentine’s Day to say something far broader and universal about love, affection, friendship, and family. Here are some fresh new arrivals that do exactly that: The Most Wonderful Thing in the World By Vivian French; Illustrated by Angela […]

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Holiday Blitz! Big Table invites you to give back this Christmas

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HolidayBlitz By Rachel Edmondson Imagine sitting at an enormous table with 47 other people. Now imagine a seven course meal made by amazing chefs. At the end of this lavish meal, there is no check to pay. No need to tip your servers—it’s all free. You were invited with no expectations but that you would relax […]

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Holiday gift guide: Uncle’s Games recommends games to give

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuideGames By Rachel Edmondson With the holidays upon us, I’ve started thinking about what gifts I’m going to give this year. I know, some of you had your shopping done months ago. Unfortunately, I will never be that person. One of my favorite gifts to give people is a new game because I enjoy them so […]

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