All Spokane County Library District locations will be closed, Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Our regular location hours will resume, Tuesday, May 30.

TAG: gardening

New spaces and fresh updates at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on April 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

The hammering and sawing is done and the tools have been put away. We invite you to visit the North Spokane Library to see the remodel, including the expanded kids’ area, new meeting rooms, and our newest space: The Lab. THE LAB The Lab is devoted to engaging, hands-on learning opportunities. This space showcases local […]

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Community gardening: a delicious pursuit to feed the hungry and the soul

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge I met with Teresa Sadler of Pumpkin Patch Community Garden to talk about the garden and learn her take on gardening, especially as a community. Originally a pumpkin patch and then a parking lot and staging site for the construction company that built the bridge over the river, the community garden was […]

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Dirt-y pleasures: Seed libraries & urban farming classes

Posted in News on April 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

All season long from seedlings to harvest, Spokane County Library District is here to support local gardeners. We have programs for everyone, from the seasoned green thumb exploring new techniques to parents looking to get kids excited about the messy and educational fun of gardening. THE SEED LIBRARIES A seed library works like this: you borrow […]

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Urban farming: gardens, bees, chickens, & our seed libraries

Posted in News on February 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

Urban farming classes at the library It’s time to start thinking about spring. Soon the ground with thaw and be ready for gardens to bloom. We have a lineup of great programs in our Urban Farming series, from turning your lawn into food to container vegetable gardening, from beekeeping to raising chickens within city limits. […]

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Engage: our new library event magazine

Posted in News on December 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

  Spokane County Library District introduces Engage, the new magazine packed with information about events, workshops, and programs at the library. You can pick up Engage at any of our 10 libraries or view it online. Just like all of our events and programs, the magazine is free. When you open the pages of Engage, […]

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Building and planting next year’s garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Earlier this summer when it was still scorching, I fenced off a portion of our yard to keep our new raised-bed garden out of reach of our two mutts. The dogs were not pleased to have lost some of their lawn. Too exhausted from the heat to do any more, I took […]

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Summer Bounty: Food & Gardening Series

Posted in News on August 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

Brought to you by the Seed Libraries at Deer Park, Medical Lake, and Otis Orchards Libraries and the Master Gardener Program at WSU Extension for Spokane County. Enjoy the bounty of your summer garden long after summer is over. At our three Seed Library locations, you can discover ways to preserve your produce, create delicious […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted in News on February 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

We’re excited to announce the grand opening of two new seed libraries at the Deer Park and Medical Lake libraries. Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to any of our three seed library locations! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable and flower seeds at any time during the […]

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Bring back seeds to the library

Posted in News on July 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

You’ve borrowed seeds, planted your garden, and watched your bounty grow. Now it’s time to bring back seeds to the library for the next round of gardeners to enjoy! We’re offering a series of classes taught by local Master Gardeners that will teach you how to collect your seeds and prep your garden for the […]

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Backyard Bounty: Food and Gardening Series

Posted in News on July 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Discover how to reap what you sow with a series of classes focused on food and gardening. Local master gardeners and a food specialist will teach you everything from preparing your garden for winter to basic food preservation. Dig in and put your green thumb to work! Basic Food Preservation Food Safety Specialist Anna Kestell […]

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