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The Hunt for a Family Tree: 3 Genealogy Tips from a Seasoned Amateur

September 22, 2021

I’m an amateur in every sense of the word, learning as I go without any real education and coming back to my tree whenever there’s a spare minute, sometimes after months at a time. Along the way I’ve learned a few genealogy tips and truisms—things I wish I’d known at the beginning and, in some cases, things I wouldn’t have appreciated until now. I’ve also discovered some great resources, many of which are available from Spokane County Library District.

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September 16, 2021

Business Matters at the Library: Gain New Customers & New Skills for Success

Celebrate your community and customers during our Small Business Saturday week-long event! Learn new things each month from a SCORE business mentor when you sign up for the online workshop at the library. Explore our Digital Library for online resources that can help you find information on trades and industries, get training for you and your employees, and build a business or marketing plan for your business.

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October Has Creative & Spooky, Useful & Sensible Programs, Plus Informative Fair Housing Workshops

September 15, 2021

Our October library programs offer you the opportunity to explore the creative and spooky, the useful and sensible, and workshops that provide insights into fair housing laws.

Fun & Eerie Things for Kids & Families to Do for a Thrilling October

September 14, 2021

Science experiments and storytimes are a great way to discover new things and great stories all month long. National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. We’re having a Spanish-language celebration at Spokane Valley Library with music, food, activities for los niños, as well as a tour of the library and our expanded […]

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Top Literary Destinations to See in Asia, Africa, Europe & Latin America

September 10, 2021

Whether you’re planning an actual trip or simply want to travel in your imagination, you’ll find exciting places to add to your literary travel itinerary in this post! Discover some of the oldest, most beautiful, and most unusual libraries and literary landmarks in Asia, Africa, Continental Europe, and Latin America.

New Digital Resources from Gale: What Success Will You Gain with Knowledge?

September 8, 2021

We have new digital resources from Gale that offer an abundance of information and tools for businesses, students, and anyone doing research or looking for general knowledge. You can access all of these resources online with your in-district library card or from a computer or laptop when visiting the library. For Businesses The following new […]

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Northstar Digital Literacy

September 2, 2021

Computer skills are an important part of work and school life. These skills are also helpful for many common daily tasks. Northstar allows you to test and improve your computer skills in a variety of subject areas. Whether you’re trying to set up your first email account, would like to learn how to use Google […]

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Brain Stimulating Activities for Dementia & Alzheimer’s & Helpful Resources for Caregivers

September 1, 2021

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. So, this seems like an apropos time to examine how we can stave off Alzheimer’s and all the other disorders that fall under the umbrella term of dementia. Here are some ideas for using the library’s digital and physical resources to help with brain-stimulating exercises and activities.

Yummy & Pocket-Friendly Recipes for Fair Food, Street Food & Lunch Boxes

August 24, 2021

By Crystal Miller This year’s Pig Out in the Park—the annual gathering for foodies and music lovers—has been cancelled, but you can still enjoy tasty food to celebrate the end of summer! For fair food at home, great lunch box recipes, and creative culinary creations, I offer you these lists of cookbooks that you can […]