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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

Feature_17NewTitlesZinio 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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Money & Aging Parents: Transitioning financial management

Posted in News on January 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_AgingParentsMoneyMgmt CPA Anne Mettler and Elder Law attorney Lynn St. Louis teach how to handle the issues that arise when an aging parent is unable to manage their finances. Topics covered include signs that a parent is having problems managing finances, tips for starting the conversation to offer help, and legal documents to ease the transition. […]

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Library Hack: Resources for New Year’s resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resolutions By Kelsey Hudson So we’re going to start this post off like most of my storytimes begin—with some group sharing. Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Keep it raised if you’ve ever broken it. And finally, raise it even higher if you break them more often than you complete them. […]

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Library Hack: Hidden gems of the Digital Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HiddenGemsDigitalLibrary By Brian Vander Veen If you’re a regular reader of this blog, I imagine you probably already use OverDrive for downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. You might also use some of our other popular digital resources, like hoopla to stream music and movies, Zinio to browse popular magazines, or Gale Courses to study up on a […]

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Library Hack: hoopla digital comics

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

Feature_HooplaComics By David Wyatt In addition to the movies, TV shows, audiobooks, eBooks, and music available via hoopla, you can now also check out comic books (graphic novels if you’d rather). It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up a comic book, but while exploring hoopla I was excited to see old favorites like Fables and The Sandman. […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas…

Posted in News on December 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature_SCLD_holidayAnimation Rediscover the library resources at your fingertips, along with program highlights from 2015, with our fun take on Clement C. Moore’s holiday classic: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thru the county, Not a creature was stirring, of course not, it’s a library; The books were all stacked on the shelves with care, In […]

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Library Hack: Around Town

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_AroundTown By Jane Baker This fall, the Spokane County Library District added a small but helpful feature to our website called, Around Town. This new feature is designed help you hear about events and news happening in your neighborhood. The District has 10 libraries outside of the City of Spokane that are located in areas that […]

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If you can design it, we can print it

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_3DPrinter By Gwendolyn Haley 3D printing pops up in my newsfeed with increased regularity. Maybe you’ve seen some of the coverage too? Museums are using 3D printing to create replicas of priceless ancient artifacts for study and to allow people with visual impairments to experience masterpieces firsthand. Individuals and other organizations are also putti […]

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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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Gain marketable skills with lynda.com

Posted in News on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Feature_Lynda.com Learn technology, creative, and business skills with lynda.com, now available to all Spokane County Library District members. With nearly 4,000 online courses all taught by industry experts, lynda.com offers on-demand training to help members achieve their personal and professional goals. Every lynda.com course includes free video tutorials and is […]

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