TAG: holidays

Liquid Lit: Holiday edition

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LiquidLitHoliday By Clarissa Fidler Reading Christmas books together as a family is one of my favorite traditions. Even though my siblings and I are all grown-up now, we still love to have my mom read us Christmas stories when we get together for the holidays. The one thing that makes story time even better—a delicious beverage. […]

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Holiday gift guide: Great kid books for all ages

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuide By Sheri Boggs The winter gift-giving season is almost upon us, so I thought I’d share some recent releases that would be perfect for giving to the young people in your life! From picture books to nonfiction to middle grade chapter books, there’s something here, I hope, for everyone. And if not, leave a comment and I’ll […]

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Library Hack: Tips to avoid holiday chaos

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

Feature_HolidayChaos By David Wyatt Have you been waiting forever for Jurassic World or Janet Evanovich’s Tricky Twenty-Two? Don’t lose your spot over the hectic holidays. You can suspend your holds either online or with one of our staff members. I was sure to set this up before my last vacation and Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: […]

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Bonds of love and remembrance

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

Feature_WarBondsAndLoveSongs In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, local author Cindy Hval shares excerpts from her captivating book, War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation. Local jazz group, Hot Club of Spokane, sets the mood with 1940s love songs. Don’t miss this wonderful event! CHENEY Saturday, Dec 5, 2pm Sponsored by the Friends of the Cheney Library DEER PAR […]

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How to have a Pinterest-worthy holiday season without going crazy

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PinterestHoliday By Clarissa Fidler Halloween is over and November is upon us, which means the holiday season is kicking into high gear. Thanks to lifestyle magazines, blogs, Instagram, and especially Pinterest, we’re bombarded with images of the perfect holiday decor, gourmet meals made from scratch, and seemingly easy DIY gifts. I’m an admitted Pinte […]

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5 Thanksgiving picture books that shed new light on the holiday

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ThanksgivingPictureBooks By Sheri Boggs Thanksgiving wasn’t my favorite holiday as a child. For one, no presents. But also, it meant being on my best behavior all day, staying out of the kitchen, and having to eat things I didn’t have to eat the rest of the year (green bean casserole, my grandmother’s terrifying creamed corn dish […]

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The Gratitude Graffiti Project: Coming to a library near you

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GratitudeGraffiti By Jane Baker If you visit any of the ten county libraries between now and December 4, you will see graffiti. Depending on which library you go to, the graffiti will be on a window, on special paper mounted on the wall, or crafted on sticky notes placed for all to see. This graffiti isn’t […]

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Not afraid of subtitles? 4 frightening foreign-language films to watch this Halloween

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HooplaHorror By Brian Vander Veen I blame 80s hair metal band Dokken. When I first realized that my favorite song from their album Back for the Attack was originally from the Nightmare on Elm Street 3 soundtrack, I promptly ran to the nearest video store, one that apparently had few qualms about letting a twelve-year-old kid […]

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Mixtape: A non-traditional Halloween playlist

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

Feature_MixtapeHalloween By David Wyatt This might be heretical, but as far as Halloween-themed music goes I have never been a fan of Tim Burton’s soundtracks, Rob Zombie gets old after the n-teenth time, and Ghostbusters is a little too upbeat for my taste. I get it though—it’s easy to make a list of songs or albums […]

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Creating the Perfect All-American Meal: Natural Red, White, & Blue Recipes

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_RWBfood_Cookies By Kelsey Hudson Holidays throughout the year have their iconic images and celebrations. When you think of Christmas, there’s a jolly old Santa amid a sea of red and green. Thanksgiving brings to mind a giant turkey dinner. And where would Valentine’s Day be without a lot of pink hearts and chocolate? With the upcoming Fourth of July […]

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