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TAG: health

Love your heart: Local resources for American Heart Month

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_LoveYourHeart By Clarissa Fidler A week ago I woke up around 4am with intense pain, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I got out of bed and walked up the stairs like a hunchback, clutching my chest and abdomen. I only made it to the living room before the pain forced me to the floor. Scared and […]

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A New Year’s resolution in four words

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ResolutionIn4Words By Jane Baker Ah, January. A month that starts with the hopeful list of resolutions for the new, improved you. Word is that half of US citizens make New Year’s resolutions with nearly 90% failing to keep those resolutions. We have the best intentions, but seem to ask too much of ourselves. Many people I […]

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7 Cookbooks for your plant-based diet resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Plant-BasedDietResolutions By Brian Vander Veen This year I will have been vegetarian for some 15 years, if memory serves me right, and vegan for roughly the last 10. And yet, there was a time I barely knew how to peel a potato. I had fancied myself pretty decent at grilling steaks or baby back ribs but vegetables were […]

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17 new magazine titles available on Zinio

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_17NewTitlesZinio By Clarissa Fidler I’ve always been a magazine lover. However, before I started working for the library, I still read all of my favorites in print format. While I loved the excitement of getting a new issue in the mail, all my magazine subscriptions made for a lot of clutter. Thanks to Zinio, I’ve since […]

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Library Hack: Resources for New Year’s resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resolutions By Kelsey Hudson So we’re going to start this post off like most of my storytimes begin—with some group sharing. Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Keep it raised if you’ve ever broken it. And finally, raise it even higher if you break them more often than you complete them. […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Self-help books

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature-SelfHelp By Sheri Boggs Guilty Pleasures is a new series in which Library District bloggers share their often embarrassing literary, cinematic, or musical obsessions. “So how’s your Elizabeth Gilbert book?” I turned away from Big Magic, the latest by the author of Eat, Pray, Love, and studied my spouse before answering. Sure enough there was a glint […]

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The revealing nature of food

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_NatureOfFood By Clarissa Fidler I’m still trying to recover from a recent viewing of The Supersizers Go…Restoration episode. Brits in the 1660’s consumed a disgusting amount of meat and ale. The average person drank two liters of ale a day and vegetables were considered unsafe to eat because they grew in the dirt. Venison was the […]

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Let’s Move Airway Heights

Posted in News on June 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Features_LetsMove A celebration of Parks & Recreation Month presented by Spokane County Library District, Airway Heights Parks & Recreation, Airway Fitness, and Yoke’s Fresh Market. Yoke’s Fresh Market Saturday, July 11 9am–1pm Wear your leg warmers and headbands to this fun, 80s-themed community wellness event focused on healthy eating and physical ac […]

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When the Alarm Goes Off, It’s Time to Play

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on June 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Nerdy young male with tie riding a small bicycle isolated on white background By Jane Baker Has this ever happened to you? You arrive at work and have a moment of panic that you’ve left your cell phone at home. Quickly checking its usual location, you find your cellphone is there after all. It’s weird that you didn’t remember putting it there, but then again, you don’t remember […]

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Get Your Bike in Gear

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Get Your Bike in Gear by Gwendolyn Haley | Spokane County Library District By Gwendolyn Haley I have always depended upon the kindness of strangers, particularly when it comes to all things mechanical. Somehow, I have been fortunate enough to be in the right spot at the right time to encounter someone with the skills I need. Last year, a friend and I went for a bike ride […]

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