TAG: hobbies

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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Novel Ideas: DIY Book Crafts for All Skill Levels

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

Hand with scissors cutting book isolated on white background By Kelsey Hudson Bookworms beware—some books were harmed in the making of this blog! As a librarian and a giant bookworm myself, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I have more than a few books hiding around my apartment, many that haven’t seen daylight in ages.  Although donation is tempting, I’ll admit they’re […]

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Bike to Work Week

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BikeToWork By Rachel Edmondson I feel the need to start this post with a confession. I am not a bike rider. It’s not that I don’t like riding bikes, it just hasn’t happened in the last 10 years or so. Maybe this is why I am so in awe of my friends who not only bike […]

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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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