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TAG: technology

Confessions from a book lover

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Confessions_Erin By Erin Dodge Confession #1: I love books. I’ve had a book (or three) in my hand, in my backpack, or on my nightstand since the time I figured out letters combined to make words. Confession #2: I’m fairly new to eBooks. Seems contradictory, right? Even though I’ve had a Kindle for a few years, I […]

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Local entrepreneurs & organizations matter

Posted in Business and Careers on May 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_BusinessMatters By Jane Baker Working in the Communication Department at the Spokane County Library District, my team is often tasked with creating marketing materials for new and upcoming programs and services. So, it’s a bit of a treat when we are creating promotional materials for established services. One of the projects we are currently working on […]

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Microsoft IT Academy is now Microsoft Imagine Academy

Posted in News on April 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_MIA Through a partnership with Microsoft, Washington state libraries offer Microsoft’s online learning program to the public at no cost. The program now offers Learning Plans, aimed at helping you succeed in gaining important technical skills for work and life. The Microsoft Office 2013 Essentials learning plan helps you discover what you need to kno […]

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Drop-in job & career help

Posted in News on April 18, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_DropInJobAndCareerHelp Refine your resume or start one from scratch. Write an eye-catching cover letter. Discover your ideal career. Starting in May, Career Transitions instructor Annette Olson will be at Spokane Valley and North Spokane Libraries for drop-in hours to assist job seekers and offer career help. Whether you are a student about to graduate or a […]

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Come code!

Posted in News on February 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ComeCode! Interested in website design? Come code at a hands-on class! Learn how to start building your own responsive website, along with where to find coding resources and inspiration. If you have a personal laptop, feel free to bring it with you. For teens grades 7 and up. Saturday, Mar 5, 2–4pm NORTH SPOKANE Sunday, March […]

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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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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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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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4 Things to consider before letting your preschooler use a tablet

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ToddlerTablet By Gwendolyn Haley I admit it was a rookie mistake. I had just upgraded my smartphone but all the apps were still loaded on my old phone. I thought my then 5-year-old would enjoy playing some of her games on it during a family car trip. After putting it in airplane mode, I passed the phone […]

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