TAG: tweens

Let There Be Legos

Posted in kids on December 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LegoBuild Mix fun and learning by spending a Saturday creating engineering feats at the library! SCLD is hosting a series of day-long Lego Build Days, one at each library throughout 2014 and 2015. The library will provide thousands (current count is roughly 47,000 270+ pounds which is about 150,000 pieces!) of Lego pieces for kids and […]

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Scratch That

Posted in kids on May 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Scratch by Cindy U. Have you ever thought about being a computer programmer or computer animator? Check out Scratch and learn to make your own games, mini-movies, and interactive stories. Scratch is a free drag-and-drop programming language created by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) especially for kids. No need to write complicated code, just f […]

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Listen Up: Audiobooks for Learning

Posted in Parents and Teachers on April 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_AudioBooks by Cindy Ulrey I’ve always loved being read to. Some of my best memories are sharing picture books on my grandma’s lap and of my mom in the front seat reading Pippi Longstocking and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my brother and I in the back while dad drove cross-country. These days families have […]

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Your Next Favorite Book

Posted in kids on April 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_NovelistK8 by Carlie Hoffman You’ve just finished a book you LOVE, but now what? It can be hard to find another book that you will enjoy as much as the last one. Well, not anymore! It’s easier than ever to find your next favorite read with NoveList K-8. Just type in the title of your favorite […]

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Waiting for the Next Origami Yoda Book?

Posted in kids on March 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_OrigamiYoda by Corrine W. Princess Labelmaker To The Rescue! promises to be yet another funny installment of the adventures of Tommy, Dwight, and their friends. While you wait for it to be released, here are a few things to keep you occupied: Make a giant origami Yoda out of butcher paper. (Tom Angleberger made me an […]

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Build While You Break

Posted in kids on March 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Features_BuildWhileYouBreak What was it like to live during the Great Depression? That’s the question we’re exploring with Hope in Hard Times, our exhibit and program series coming April 12. Before we get started, we’re offering you a sneak peek for spring break! Come have fun, 1930s style, during spring break as we craft toys of the […]

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Learn STEM with Legos

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_STEMlego by Amber W. Did you know-? Building Legos is a real job. People get paid to design and create Lego models before they are made to be sold. To do this job you need to have a background in art, design, and engineering. “Lego” comes from the Danish words “leg godt” which means play well. […]

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5 Ingredient Cooking for Tweens (with Minimal Supervision)

Posted in kids on January 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_5ingredientcooking by Amber W. Couldn’t make our Tween 5 Ingredient Cooking program this summer? Don’t worry; here are the kid approved recipes. And if you like these, check out our cookbooks for kids, tweens, and teens. Salad Kabobs with Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients: ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar ¾ cup Olive Oil Salt and pepper to taste […]

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Fountain of Useless Knowledge

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Useless by Kelsey Hudson My ability to remember an author or fictional character’s name is questionable at best, but I do have a great memory for remembering little bits of useless information. Growing up, there was an equal chance you’d find me with an encyclopedia or world almanac as you would Harry Potter or Little House […]

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Tweens in the House!

Posted in kids on December 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_TweenClub Once a month, at 4pm, local tweens (grades 4-6) get together at the library to learn, create, and discover (and let’s not forget the snacks). Both the North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries have Tween Clubs (4th Thursday at Spokane Valley and 3rd Tuesday at North Spokane) you can choose the one closest to you, […]

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