All Spokane County Library District locations will be closed Fri, Sep 29, for annual staff training. Regular location hours will resume Sat, Sep 30. Online services are available 24-7.

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Spine-tingling reads for an October night

Posted in kids on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs My favorite childhood books were often the scariest. If it had a ghost or a witch or a cover with a wind-tossed old tree on it, I was IN. I loved The Ghost Belonged to Me, by Richard Peck, (in which a 13-year-old boy not only learns he can see ghosts but […]

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Kids explore creativity with STEM activities at the library

Posted in News on September 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS, ENGINEERING, WEB CODING, & MATH As the weather cools down, kids of all ages can dive into activities that explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the library. Here are some of our upcoming, brain-stimulating STEM events. Snap Circuits are a safe and enjoyable way to explore electrical engineering concep […]

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Mixtape: The Vietnam War era

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

by David Wyatt Music is just as messy and various as life. There are few examples as poignant as the Vietnam War and Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary series about the war (airing now through September 28th on our local PBS station KSPS) to remind us there is no single truth to war, and […]

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Share your input: Library Planning Workshop at Spokane Valley City Hall

Posted in News on September 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

Library Planning Workshop AT SPOKANE VALLEY CITY HALL 10210 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley (new City Hall) Thursday, September 28, 6–8pm Is there going to be a new Spokane Valley Library? We want to hear from you! Come hear about the proposed library project and provide your input. The City of Spokane Valley, Spokane County […]

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Karen Mobley: October artist in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on September 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

We’re hosting four local artists in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library this fall. Each month, the artist in residence provides hands-on learning opportunities for community participation and also creates art in The Lab. Everyone is encouraged to stop by to see the displays of artist’s artwork changing each month and meet each […]

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Writers Conference brings workshops on humor, flash fiction, poetry, and publishing

Posted in News on September 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

ANNUAL SPOKANE WRITERS CONFERENCE NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY Saturday, October 14, 10am–5:30pm Meet authors and other writers interested in learning the craft. At this one-day conference, you can explore your poetic voice, find your funny bone in children’s lit, hone your interviewing techniques, stamp out writer’s block, drive your stories to new […]

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Homebuyer education & financial literacy workshops from SNAP Spokane

Posted in News on September 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION SEMINARS Buying a home can be a dream come true and an overwhelming process at the same time. In a free seminar held at the library, explore all of the major aspects of the home-buying process in an unbiased format with SNAP Spokane instructors certified by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. SNAP’s […]

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Business classes and resources for success are free at the library

Posted in News on September 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

When local businesses thrive, our whole community thrives. Spokane County Library District is committed to helping local business owners and entrepreneurs find their success. We offer free workshops and classes from local business specialists who have comprehensive business knowledge and skills. Every day, with our business library card, businesses […]

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Overabundance: What to do when the produce is piling up

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz This spring, I bought a house with a lovely little backyard. At the time, it was pretty hard to tell what was growing back there—just what looked like lots of promising looking twigs and buds. As spring warmed into summer, my vegetative bounty slowly revealed itself. Every new discovery was a delight […]

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Urban Farming & Food Preservation

Posted in News on September 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

This fall, local gardeners can find a lot to love at our 5 seed libraries: Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Medical Lake, and Otis Orchards. Master Gardener Steve Nokes shares how to save seeds from your garden so you can share them with other library customers and for your next round of planting. For those with […]

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