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Storytime music to get your preschooler moving

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on December 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

Kids enjoying music By Rachel Edmondson Cold Spokane winters can leave us longing for the days when we can send the kids outside to run around and get some energy out. When the weather isn’t cooperating, music can be a great way to channel kids’ extra energy and help them get a little exercise at the same time. […]

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Experience beautiful medieval book art with January Creator-in-Residence Hannah Charlton

Posted in News on December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge In January, we are lucky to host Creator-in-Residence Hannah Charlton at The Lab at North Spokane Library. Hannah studied art, graphic design, and history at Whitworth University and found the perfect intersection of the three areas of study in medieval manuscript illumination. You may be wondering a bit about what an illuminated […]

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Gifts of experience for less stress and more joy this holiday season

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

By Abra Cole The holiday season is here again! I love the smells of goodies baking in the oven, the peacefulness of the fluffy snow falling outside, and the excited sounds of kids clamoring to get the best spot by the Christmas tree and all the gifts. Usually at our house, that last one is […]

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Holiday memories and gifts that keep on giving

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on December 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz The scent of holidays is in the air. Crisp frost and cinnamon seem to waft near every doorway. We scramble to prepare for social gatherings while dreaming of time. Time to relax and enjoy the season. Time to be with loved ones, remember seasons past, decorate, and eat all the desserts. The […]

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Cozy up to slow reading this winter

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades One specific morning in fourth grade still stands out in my memory. I arrived early to class, sat at my desk, and opened a novel I was midway through. I don’t remember now what book it was, but I do remember becoming completely engrossed, sinking into the world on the page. Which […]

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Get leading edge information with access to thousands of newspapers

Posted in News on November 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

NewsBank delivers over 11,000 news sources from around Washington state and the world. Using this digital resource you can… Search any topic. Research any subject. Stay informed of local, national, and world events. Impress family and friends at gatherings. The Library District is now offering access to NewsBank and its Access World News Research […]

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Delicious creations you can try with December Creator-in-Residence Catee Ng

Posted in News on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge I’ve made a few cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties over the years, usually from a box mix and a tub of frosting. Inevitably, my cake turns out lopsided, my cupcakes are dry, and the frosting is half-melting off the side. I realize that the last one happens because I start baking […]

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Ornaments, trivia, festivals, and good cheer!

Posted in News on November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

You’re invited to enjoy these entertaining and budget friendly (as in free!) programs at the library and in our community. Ornament Making & Decorating Create and decorate a unique ornament to display your holiday spirit. All materials are provided, while supplies last. For all ages Kids 8 and under must bring an adult. FAIRFIELD An […]

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Fanfiction primer: Reading and writing what you love

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler THE DETECTIVE Tired of writing serial mysteries, Arthur Conan Doyle had just unceremoniously shoved Sherlock Holmes over a cliff mid-wrestling match with a never-before-mentioned arch nemesis. Fans were incensed, devastated, or both. Many of them turned to writing apocryphal works (writings of dubious authenticity), pastiches (im […]

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Shopping local on Small Business Saturday gets you even more

Posted in News on November 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY You can celebrate small businesses in our community by shopping local for the holidays on Small Business Saturday, just after Thanksgiving, on November 24. The American Express Neighborhood Champion Program creates an opportunity for community organizations, groups, and individuals to actively support local, small businesses […]

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