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Kindergarten registration, plus games & activities to get ready

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on February 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Mary Ellen Braks It’s hard to believe that it is already time for parents to register their children for kindergarten. March 1 is the first day to register for most school districts in Spokane County. Even though school doesn’t start until September, this early registration allows for school districts to plan ahead to have […]

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Bright shining sounds: A social justice playlist

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz I don’t remember when I first fell in love with music. Maybe while being soothed by my mother’s susurrations as she gently rocked me into the world. Or maybe it was the chickadees and blackbirds trilling from the meadow adjacent to our back yard. It could have been the first time the […]

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High school poets compete in local poetry slams

Posted in News on February 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

You’re invited to see, listen, and cheer on local high school students as they perform original poetry on stage. Admission is free. Fitz Fitzpatrick emcees all three of these events, which are for all ages. The judges include local poets, writers, and literary enthusiasts. Audience participation—support for the poets and boos for the judges […]

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Playing games, practicing math!

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson I have always been a fan of games. When my kids were younger, I could hardly wait for them to be old enough to move on from Candy Land to more interesting games—ones that I could actually enjoy too! When thinking about games, we often think about reasoning and strategy, which are […]

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Health & Wellness: Healthy dating habits, mobility services, personalized health care, geology walk & history bicycling tour

Posted in News on February 11, 2020 at 6:00 am

Health and wellness are connected to many aspects of our lives. This winter and spring, we’ve partnered with organizations to touch on a variety of health and wellness topics that include mobility with public transportation, healthy dating for tweens, and precision medicine. You’re also invited to explore two educational adventures while gettin […]

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Develop your business & nonprofit skills at the library

Posted in News on February 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

Check out our latest business workshops, including one presented in Spanish. Nonprofit professionals can learn how to make a lasting difference by building a sustainable organization. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and their employees can learn more about using social media for their business, making sure they have all of the marketing must-haves, […]

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Glowforge 3D laser printer offers a different way to create

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole If you’ve visited the North Spokane Library recently, you may have noticed the scent of burning wood. Or, maybe you’ve noticed machine that is over 3 feet wide and 1 1/2 feet deep back in The Lab doing… something. That’s the District’s Glowforge 3D laser printer. And it is my newest favorite […]

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Families Leap into Science & kids explore STEM programs

Posted in News on February 4, 2020 at 6:00 am

LEAP INTO SCIENCE WEEK Every four years, we get an extra day to try something new—Leap Day! To celebrate, Spokane County Library District is offering a series of Leap into Science programs that are playful, engaging moments of learning for the whole family. Leap into Science is a nationwide program from The Franklin Institute Science […]

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Play & learn for little ones: Storytimes, dance parties & family painting parties

Posted in News on January 30, 2020 at 6:00 am

STORYTIMES Play & Learn Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children. Storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that a child will need for kindergarten. Our storytimes have been created with specific ages in mind, focusing on playful learning concepts that are geared for the age […]

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Answering the question: “What does it take to be a librarian?”

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 29, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino As I have shared before, being a librarian is pretty awesome. So it’s no wonder that I am often asked, “What does it take to be a librarian?” Of course, I treat this as a serious reference question and immediately launch into a technical description of the degrees and experience that we […]

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