TAG: hobbies

Centered On The Trail

Posted in News on June 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature2_CentennialTrail We have a lineup of programs focused on enjoying the beautiful asset that is the Centennial Trail. Come to boat, bike, or be fit. Boating Safety 101: Spokane River Join Irena Durrant, of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, as she guides you through the basics of boat safety, focusing on canoes and kayaks. With her tips, […]

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Being Edgewise

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Edgewise by Don Nelson One aspect of taking walks is to revisit. If you hike in the same place over time, you’ll see a succession of wildflowers and wildlife through the seasons – which butterflies are in flight, which birds overwinter… Slow and quick walks each have their own unique viewpoint. Begin with an hour-long walk […]

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Inspiration for Photographers

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_PhotographyInspiration by Vanessa S. It happens to the best of us. Running out of ideas for your photographs can be frustrating. When inspiration runs dry, the District is there for you. Whether you are just looking for inspiration or you need to build your skills, we have lots of resources that can help. Check out a […]

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Incidental Gardener

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardener by Amber W. I never meant to be a gardener. It sort of just happened after I had my first kid. Before children, 10 out 12 summer weekends were spent traveling, but then I found myself at home way more often. It started out with tearing down an old fence and I found myself with […]

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Meet a Modern Apple Annie

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_AppleAnnie Anna Kestell is a certified Food Safety/Preservation Information Specialist for WSU Spokane County Extension. Anna has been involved with food preservation since childhood and is eager to share her expertise and knowledge. Most importantly, sharing current, research-backed information on food preservation styles to assure that your food preservatio […]

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Quench Spring Fever by Planning Your Garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_PlanGarden by Sherrie P. It’s that time of year again: time to start planning your garden. If you are new to gardening then the following programs are for you. If you missed Master Gardener Steve Nokes at the North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries talk about Propagation from Seeds and Cuttings, be sure to catch him […]

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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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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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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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5 Ingredient Cooking for Tweens (with Minimal Supervision)

Posted in kids on January 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_5ingredientcooking by Amber W. Couldn’t make our Tween 5 Ingredient Cooking program this summer? Don’t worry; here are the kid approved recipes. And if you like these, check out our cookbooks for kids, tweens, and teens. Salad Kabobs with Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients: ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar ¾ cup Olive Oil Salt and pepper to taste […]

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