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Escape screen time this winter

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Several excellent virtual library programs are happening this winter, and we hope to see you at them! We also hope you’re taking breaks from screen time—especially if you’re one of the many people currently working, socializing, and playing virtually these days. Screen time is any time spent in front of a television, […]

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Reading picture books together to help grieving children

Posted in Parents and Teachers on November 24, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Tammy Henry At some point in our lives, all of us will face the death of a loved one and the grief that such a loss entails. Facing death is never an easy thing, and for children, who have significantly less experience with the complexity of life and emotions, it can be a bewildering […]

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Shop Small: Weeklong Small Business Saturday event supports local businesses & communities

Posted in News on November 19, 2020 at 4:00 am

By STACEY GODDARD I’m having trouble wrapping my brain around how close we are to the holidays. This year feels both like it’s gone too fast and been at least five years long. The change in the weather is helping me get into the right mindset for the holiday season, though—the cold, sleet, and snow […]

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Helpful and cheerful library programs in December

Posted in News on November 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

December brings helpful and cheerful online programs! Learn about caring for holiday flowers, creating ornaments, making digital art and watercolor paintings, finding Medicare cost savings, playing holiday movie trivia, and reading during a special Winter Camp Read-a-Rama. Don’t forget to catch our Storytime Shorts videos on our Facebook page on […]

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Spokane County Libraries return to curbside pickup and virtual services only

Posted in News on November 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District announces that all county libraries will close their buildings to the public and are returning to curbside pickup services only beginning on Wednesday, November 18. In-library services will be paused until further notice. Curbside Pickup hours will remain the same, Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm on days when a library w […]

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Beyond Veterans Day: Information and resources for veterans and their families all year long

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Yesterday was Veterans Day, a federal holiday to honor and pay our respects to all the people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is always on November 11 and was originally called Armistice Day to honor the end of major conflicts in World War I, which happened […]

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Civic Lab Online: What we know about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

ABOUT CIVIC LAB ONLINE Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. WHAT […]

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Kids’ choice: Read & vote for a chance to win!

Posted in kids, News on November 4, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Reading experts agree that choice plays an essential role in developing a lifelong love of reading. So if you want to raise a reader, let your child choose the books they read. Kids get to pick the winners of the Readers Choice Book Awards—a built-in motivator to read! This year, we’re encouraging […]

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Dance Apocalyptic: A pandemic playlist & more

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 3, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Lately, random songs have been popping into my head, often playing on loop, until I give in altogether and play the same track 20 times in a row while dancing in my pajamas. Maybe you are experiencing something similar. (No judgment. All feelings deserve to be felt.) With a quick online search, […]

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Feeling inspired: Virtual author visit with Tiffany Midge & resident artist workshops with Brandy Seistrup

Posted in News on October 29, 2020 at 4:30 am

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT: TIFFANY MIDGE Author Tiffany Midge joins us for an exclusive virtual author visit and reading. She discusses how the regions of the Pacific Northwest, the Inland Northwest, and Montana have informed her writing over the years. She will also read selections from her works in progress, her poetry and prose, and from […]

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