TAG: hobbies

Essential items for cosplayers and costuming enthusiasts

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on July 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Cosplay By Kelsey Hudson With annual comicons like SpoCon, Lilac City Comicon, Kuronekocon, and Worldcon 2015 all being held in Spokane this summer, there are plenty of opportunities for cosplayers and costuming enthusiasts to share their interests and talent with others. Now I’m kind of a cosplay newbie, but I do enjoy creating costumes and exploring […]

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Written in the stars

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

Feature_Stars By Jane Baker The old lawn chair isn’t comfortable. My legs always stick to it when I wear shorts and it tilts to the left. But on this unusually warm Fourth of July evening, just minutes before the grand fireworks were about to begin, I was able to lean back and gaze up to a sky full of […]

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Backyard Bounty: Food and Gardening Series

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

ED_Feature_Gardening 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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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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