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TAG: hobbies

James Frye: synesthete artist’s work at Airway Heights Library

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge When walking into the Airway Heights Library, colorful art welcomes you from the display case. You’ll see record albums, clocks, people, keyboards, and cats in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. Inside the library, you’ll see even more artwork along the wall in the children’s section—each tableau intricately detailed and evokin […]

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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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Kids Fall Programs 2016

Posted in News on September 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

This fall at the Library District brings fun STEM activities, seasonal crafts, and more for kids of all ages. We have creative inventions with the Makey Makey invention kits, web coding with Code Studio, gingerbread house building, Frozen sing-a-long fun, and more. Some activities are age specific and include Lego Mindstorm Robots and Minecraft Dro […]

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Celebrating Grandparents

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Teens on September 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Both my husband and I grew up living hours away from our grandparents, and consequently only saw them once or twice a year at most. When we started our family, we lived five hours away from our own parents, so our children were also on track to only see their grandparents a […]

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Library member wins gold in Washington Science Olympiad

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Whenever I see an amazing craft or find a new interest, I know I can head to the library and find tons of books and other resources—whether it’s knitting, cooking, or coding a smartphone app. So I knew I had found a kindred spirit when I heard about a young library member […]

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Zentangle: the meditative art form with Loretta West

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Starting next week and through the month of August, local artist Loretta West teaches the meditative art form of Zentangle at the Library District as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. I visited Loretta in her art studio and recorded a video of her drawing Zentangle, to give everyone an idea of […]

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Family mystery solved at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

by Gwendolyn Haley Recently, my father and I were trying to solve a family mystery. He is the sole surviving grandchild on his mother’s side. So if he doesn’t remember something about the family, there is no one left to ask who would know. In our collective family knowledge, we were aware that his grandfather […]

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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

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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In praise of reading aloud as adults

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley When my husband and I were newlyweds we lived overseas in a place with very few English speakers. Since we didn’t speak the language, we were sometimes a little starved for entertainment beyond the random English language movie on TV (a pastime we dubbed “Mystery English Language Theater” or “How we stopped being […]

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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

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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