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Reach your reading goals with the Online Summer Reading Challenge

Posted in News, Uncategorized on June 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Reading is a great way to exercise your brain cells. For kids, reading helps them retain learning, which is especially helpful over the summer months. No matter your age, reading can be enjoyable, informative, and even a way to grow closer to family and friends when you read together. Reach your reading […]

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Pandemic-related financial hardship and mortgage forbearance

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on May 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Ree West If you’re experiencing financial difficulties right now, you’re not alone, and you have some options. It should come as no surprise, though, that as quickly as support services are being put into place, scammers are coming up with strategies to take advantage of them. So I caution you to be careful and […]

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JobNow helps job seekers with resumes, interviewing techniques, and career changes

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on May 21, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller With alarming rates of employees being laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that many people are concerned about employment security, unemployment, and their future careers. If you or someone you know are looking for resources to help with a job search, our digital resource JobNow can […]

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STEM at home: Learning anywhere and everywhere

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on May 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson The DIY approach to learning fun activities at home can be a great boredom buster. We miss having your kids and families at our in-person library programs. You are what make those programs so enjoyable and interesting for us! And you can continue to explore STEM at home. Here, I share the […]

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Finding adventure in your own backyard

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs I live on a street with several young families, and during the governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy order, I’ve really enjoyed walking my dogs along brightly chalked hopscotch games, seeing bubbles floating in the air, and marveling at the intricate fairy garden and pebble river one family made in their parking strip. […]

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Presentation looks at America’s changing relationship with its veterans and the wars they fought

Posted in News on May 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

“Support our troops” is a common phrase, seen on lawn signs and bumper stickers across America. Veterans are welcomed home by enthusiastic crowds, and thousands of service organizations help veterans find jobs, secure housing, and heal from the experience of war.  But it wasn’t always this way. Veterans returning from Vietnam were often […]

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Trivia takes on ‘Parks and Recreation’ & ‘Star Wars’

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

PARKS AND RECREATION Librarians aren’t in the library right now “forcing people to borrow books,” so we’re hosting virtual trivia! We’re also “extremely well read, and that makes us very dangerous.” How about you? Are you dangerously knowledgeable about the TV show Parks and Recreation? Our trivia questions cover all seven seasons of […]

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Health questions and related online resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on May 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Corinne Wilson DISCLAIMER: This blog containing health resources is not, nor is it intended as, a replacement or substitution for medical consultation with a healthcare professional. If you are experiencing a medical emergency: Dial 911. I was coming down with something right as the first COVID-19 cases appeared in Seattle. Fortunately, I knew e […]

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Teen Health & Wellness: New digital resource for teens (parents and educators, too)

Posted in News, Teens on May 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

By AILEEN LUPPERT NEW DIGITAL RESOURCE Spokane County Library District is now offering Teen Health & Wellness, a new digital resource. Teens, and other library customers, can access useful health and wellness information organized by subject and searchable within the website’s interface. Some of the subject categories are: Body Basics Eating […]

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Online program about healthy dating habits offers help for parents of tweens and teens

Posted in News on May 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

With our partners from YWCA of Spokane and Medical Lake School District, we are offering an online presentation on how to help your tween (and teen) form healthy dating habits. You’ll learn conversation starters and strategies to talk with your tween as they begin to form their first dating relationships. We’ll go over recognizing the […]

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