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My journey in downsizing & killing the clutter

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker Call it what you want—downsizing, minimalism, a trending fad, or decluttering—it is a state of mind that seems to be crossing the generations. Lifestyle websites catering to Millennials promote experience over things. Baby boomers and Gen X are inheriting housefuls of lifetime collections into their already full houses. TV shows l […]

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Love on the open road: Motorcycle club romances to fire up your summer

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 18, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Stefani Miller Rev your engine with these steamy, fast-paced motorcycle club romance series. They are perfect for a seasoned romance reader who is looking for the next guilty pleasure read or someone new to romance who likes books both steamy and action packed. These men may be outlaws, but you won’t mind it when […]

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National Night Out Against Crime Community Block Parties

Posted in News on July 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

“National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provide […]

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Reading & Discussion with Lisa Napoli

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

Lisa Napoli, author and public radio reporter, talks about her newest book: Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away. Learn more about the couple at the center of Napoli’s latest book: Ray and Joan Kroc, including the amazing story of Joan, who until now […]

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Mystery reads for tweens & investigative adventures at the library

Posted in kids on July 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

  by Melanie Boerner Grab your spy glass and let’s dust for prints! Here are some great mystery reads for tweens to investigate this summer. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman Nobody “Bod” Owens is the only living resident of a graveyard and has been reared by the ghostly inhabitants since infancy, after his parents […]

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Out of This World: Solar Eclipse Day, Mobius Science Planetarium & more celestial events

Posted in News on July 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

On Monday, August 21, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in parts of the continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. Here in Spokane, we’ll see a partial eclipse, in which the moon covers a portion of the sun. Experience this astronomical phenomenon at the library. As part […]

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Beyond dorks & wimps: Graphic novel hybrids after Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries

Posted in kids on July 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being responsible for stocking the sections for “Kids Books to Go” at the Library District, it’s the perennial popularity of comic book heroes and their antics. “Kids Books to Go” is a bookstore-style display of multiple copies of high interest titles. Since its launch, year […]

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Dance like You’ve Got Ants in Your Pants: Q&A with Eric Herman

Posted in kids, News on June 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge We’re ready for comedy, creativity, audience participation, and outrageously amusing songs this summer. And we hope you are too! Eric Herman performs his cool tunes at our libraries, July 17–21. I reached out to Eric with a few questions and learned a bit about how Siri, poets, and kids influence his music. I […]

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Poetry Picnic: A summer evening with gelato and four Pacific Northwest poets

Posted in News on June 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

Enjoy a summer evening of poetry and gelato on the back lawn of the Moran Prairie Library. MORAN PRAIRIE Thursday, July 13 7–8pm Four Pacific Northwest poets—Tyler Brewington, Emily Kendal Frey, Kathryn Smith, and Aileen Keown Vaux—will read their poetry. All ages are welcome, though some poems may contain adult themes. Bring your picnic blan […]

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She screams loudest: Women’s dystopian tales

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Susan Goertz For me, there is no question that dystopian author Philip K. Dick was a visionary. And interestingly, the physical appearance of his female characters tends to have a direct correlation to their level of intelligence (I’ll let you discover which way the correlation falls out). Reading his novels and stories for a […]

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