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JobNow: Live Coaching & Online Help for Your Job Search or Career Change Is a Click Away

Posted in Business and Careers, News on December 7, 2022 at 4:30 am

By Crystal Miller What Is JobNow? JobNow from Brainfuse is a one-stop resource for job seekers and anyone looking to change up their career. This online resource can be accessed while you are in any of our 11 libraries and onboard LINC. And with an in-district library card, you can access JobNow from home or […]

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A Booklist for Bookworms: 5 Engrossing Titles About Books, Building Community & Mysteries!

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 6, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson Reading a book that revolves around books makes me happy. I am sharing my joy of books about books with other book lovers out there. Here are five books that feature either a fictional author, editor, librarian, bookseller, or a community of readers, and of course… books! I hope you’ll give one […]

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9 Guidelines for Writing Book Reviews & How to Add Yours to Our Catalog

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 22, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Andrea Brumbaugh Not all personal book reviews are created equal. If you have spent any time on Goodreads, you’ve most likely seen some that simply state, “I hated it,” or “I loved it.” If these readers are writing the review for themselves so that they can look back later and see how they felt […]

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December Brings Holiday Crafting, Amazing Author Talks & Informative Workshops

Posted in News on November 17, 2022 at 4:30 am

Stop into the library to create holiday ornaments, enjoy a storytime program, take apart a machine, and create with LEGO bricks. Sign up to hear about Medicare cost savings, talk about changes to the brain, learn about outsmarting scammers, and view author talks from best-selling writers. When the weather brings a chill, you can stop into the libra […]

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Shop Small, Shop Local on Small Business Saturday & All Week Long

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on November 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

Person holding festive gift bags We're once again the Neighborhood Champion in 4 communities for Small Business Saturday. Discover fantastic local businesses in Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, and Millwood (Argonne Library). This year, we’ve also extended Small Business Saturday to a weeklong event: November 26 to December 3. Plus, enter the Shop Small prize drawing... […]

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Accepting Applications for Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees

Posted in News on November 10, 2022 at 6:00 am

library book shelves Spokane County Commissioners are now accepting applications for a Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees position. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Trustees are unpaid volunteers and serve five-year terms. Current Trustee and Vice Chair Kristin Thompson’s second term expires on December 31, 2022. Spokane County L […]

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The Great Thanksgiving Listen: Discover the Uplifting Effect of Family Stories & Memories

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 9, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades & Dana Mannino Would you like this year’s Thanksgiving celebration to make your guests feel uplifted, connected, and hopeful? If so, you can participate in The Great Thanksgiving Listen, created by StoryCorps. Each Thanksgiving, StoryCorps encourages us to sit down with an elder, mentor, family member, friend, or someone we […]

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Making a Zine: The Who, What, Where, Why & How of Zine Creation

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 8, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole What Is a Zine? Zine (pronounced “zeen”) is short for magazine or fanzine. A zine is a publication that is not professionally published and not officially related to any brand, series, or company. Fanzines started in the 1930s as science fiction enthusiasts wrote and published their ideas about the topic to share […]

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Why Your Blood Pressure Matters & Our New Self-Monitoring Kits

Posted in News on November 2, 2022 at 6:00 am

Guest blog by Erica Collins What is hypertension? And why should I care about it? More than 1 in 3 Americans are currently living with high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Hypertension is a medical condition that occurs when blood flows through the blood vessels with a force greater than normal. It puts you at […]

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Empowering Voters: Important Civics Information from the League of Women Voters

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 25, 2022 at 6:00 am

Guest Blog by Beth Pellicciotti What Is on the Ballot? The League of Women Voters’ mission is to empower voters and defend democracy. We empower voters by explaining how to register to vote, either online at VoteWa.gov or using a paper form that you can download and print from the Washington Secretary of State’s website. […]

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