TAG: tweens

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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Let There Be Legos

Posted in kids on December 9, 2013 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. 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 families to […]

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What to do while you wait to check out Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Posted in kids on November 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_wimpykid by Kathryn I. The eighth installment of the mega-popular series by Jeff Kinney is was published on November 5th, 2013… but I’m on the holds wait list! If you’re on the holds wait list too, here’s some stuff to keep you occupied until you and Greg Heffley can be reunited at last: Read some other […]

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No school? No problem!

Posted in Parents and Teachers on September 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

P&T_Feature_NoSchoolNoProblem Are you looking for ways to entertain your kids when there is no school during parent teacher conferences. Well we have your afternoon covered! Drop in to the library while school is out. Create an artistic masterpiece, face off over a board game, work on your Wii skills (or do all three!). Bring your parents, siblings and friends. CHENEY Thur […]

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