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Community & shared history: Moran Prairie Grange Exhibit

Posted in News on April 19, 2018 at 6:00 am

Moran Prairie Grange: A Washington Rural Heritage Exhibit MORAN PRAIRIE LIBRARY May 2–29, 2018 Explore the historical artifacts, photos, and stories of the Moran Prairie Grange in this exhibit made possible by a grant from Washington State Library with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. About the Moran Prairie Grange The M […]

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Bicentennial of a Monster’s Birth

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 17, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades On January 1, 1818, the debut novel of a 20-year-old woman was anonymously published in London. Within five years, a second edition was released and a play based on the book premiered. The novel and its spin-offs remained a hit, and in 1910, Edison Studios created the first movie based on Mary […]

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Celebrating & Reading Together with Día

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on April 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley For Christmas, my youngest daughter received a doll that looked like her. This seems like a small thing, but I watched her study the doll’s face very closely and then beam up at the gathered family to announce, “Her eyes look like mine!” Our older daughters are blond and blue-eyed, like their […]

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The BookEnd: Blank walls & fresh paint demand art

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

by David Wyatt Shortly after The BookEnd opened at the Spokane Valley Mall in May 2017, I knew it was missing something. With some handy work from our facilities guys and some connections with local artists, The BookEnd soon had a rotating display of monthly local artists gracing its walls. The artists’ styles have ranged […]

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Money Smart Week: Get financial know-how

Posted in News on April 10, 2018 at 6:00 am

Discover sound financial practices and investment strategies during Money Smart Week, April 21–28, 2018. Learn how to create an investment strategy, prevent fraud and identity theft, and organize your finances. Get the strategies to succeed with your budget, and discover what you need to know when buying a home. Plus, spring clean your file cabin […]

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Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Posted in News on April 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults—helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Tara […]

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Consent Matters: Talking about the importance of “Yes”

Posted in Explore and Discover, Parents and Teachers, Teens on April 3, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs If the media is telling us anything these days, it’s that consent continues to be a hot-button topic. With new allegations of sexual harassment in politics, entertainment, and the arts hitting the news almost daily and the ongoing issue of date rape on college campuses, it seems more important than ever to […]

Spokane Is Reading: Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Posted in News on April 2, 2018 at 10:00 am

Readers will find a lot to love about this year’s Spokane Is Reading title. For the 17th annual community read, Spokane Is Reading has announced the selection of Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. Those who enjoy historical fiction, mysteries, and crime/detective novels will find Girl Waits with Gun to be “an elegant tale […]

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Life & Limb: The Toll of the Civil War & Long Lasting Effects on Victims

Posted in News on March 29, 2018 at 6:00 am

Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War Exhibit NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY April 9–May 19, 2018 Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War is an exhibit that explores the experiences of disabled Civil War veterans who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the […]

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Food for Fines for the win!

Posted in News on March 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

During our celebration of National Library Week, we’re collecting food donations for local food banks. This means that you can support our community and reduce your overdue library fines with a donation of food at your local library. This year is the 6th annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 8–14, 2018. […]

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