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March 21, 2019

For families: Touch a recycle truck, have a painting party, and share stories

It’s time for Touch-a-Recycle-Truck Storytime at Spokane Valley and Deer Park Libraries! Plus families can paint together at our Family Paint Party at libraries throughout the county. Drop by the Spokane Valley Mall for Storytime at The Bookend. Jump into the library for springtime fun! EVENTS FOR YOUNG KIDS & FAMILIES Touch-a-Recycle-Truck Storytime At this […]


March 20, 2019

Spring into the spirit of giving

FOOD FOR FINES ALL LIBRARIESApril 7–13, 2019 Celebrate National Library Week and support your community with a donation of food. Your donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank and other regional food banks serving Spokane County and reduce your overdue fees! A win-win! The generosity of you, our library customers, never fails to inspire […]

Kids and adults get financial know-how during Money Smart Week

March 14, 2019

MONEY SMART WEEK March 30–April 6, 2019 Kids decorate piggy banks and learn about spending, giving away, and saving their hard-earned dollars during our Swanky Swine Showdown program. We’re thwarting fraudsters on Free Shred Day. Bring your personal and financial documents for safe and secure shredding—whether you have one pile or 10. Learn investment terminology and […]

Get gardening help and seeds: We can hardly wait for spring!

March 13, 2019

GARDENING PROGRAMS Science of Flower Gardening This hands-on workshop is all about annuals, biennials, perennials, and bulbs. Master Gardener Jan Baker discusses each type of flower, how to use them in your garden, and what to look for before you buy transplants and bulbs. OTIS ORCHARDSSaturday, Mar 23, 10:30–11:30am Master Gardeners: Cheney Plant Clinic & […]

Project Memory: Your old photos and home movies transferred to digital

March 12, 2019

By Dana Mannino Is your family history collecting dust in a closet? Have a box of slides from Grandpa’s 1978 trip to Europe? How about those little 8mm film reels in their tiny cardboard boxes? If you have photos, film reels, or slides stashed away, now is the time to pull them out! Perhaps Mom’s […]

Express your creativity at The Lab and The Studio

March 11, 2019

UPDATED: March 11, 2019 THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE Drop-in Hours Feb–May 2019 Wednesdays, 6–8pm Saturdays, 10am–1pm Find programs at The Lab. Take It Apart Curious about how things work? Now you can take them apart and demystify technology! Using basic tools, gloves, and safety goggles, we’ll take apart electronics, small appliances, and other devices donated by Goodwill Industries […]

Poetry slams bring communities together for competitive arts

March 5, 2019

BY DANA MANNINO Feeling blah? Consider attending a poetry competition—or three. The 2nd Annual Valley Slam takes place on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30pm in the University High School Auditorium (12420 E 32nd Ave, Spokane Valley), where students from Central Valley, Mica Peak, and University High Schools compete for cash prizes provided by the Friends […]