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“Palaces for the People”: Spaces and places for all of us

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson I often hear people refer to Spokane as a big city with a small-town feel, and I think this is one of the reasons many people enjoy living in Spokane. However, when talking with customers and friends, I also hear more and more about how people don’t know their neighbors anymore. How […]

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Library District seeks levy restoration for maintenance and operations

Posted in News on April 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District is asking voters to consider a measure to restore the property tax levy rate that funds daily operations and maintenance of its 11 libraries to keep library services at existing levels throughout Spokane County, increase digital materials, and replace outdated building heating and cooling systems. The restoration lev […]

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Spring brings kittens and puppies and poetry, oh my!

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz April come she will when streams are ripe and swelled with rain. –from “April Come She Will” composed by Paul Simon This time of year the song “April Come She Will” inevitably gets stuck in my head. If I just shared my earworm with you, then you may want to check out […]

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Literary field guide: Local authors at the 2019 Get Lit! Festival

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler In the past 20 years, the Get Lit! Festival has hosted a whole slew of authors of exciting written work: Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, and Tim O’Brien are just a few. This year is no exception. At the 2019 festival, you’ll find the opportunity to hear from Roxane Gay, Tommy Orange, Kaveh […]

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Celebrate children, their cultural backgrounds, & literacy on Día

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on April 8, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Launched in the 1990s by children’s author Pat Mora and sponsored by the American Library Association, El Día de los Ninos/El Día de los Libros (Día) is a national celebration of the importance of literacy “for all children from all backgrounds.” We have two events planned for Día, both on Tuesday, April […]

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Magazines & newspapers go mobile so you can go green

Posted in News on April 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

Get digital magazines and newspapers delivered directly to your devices. We have digital resources to bring you the information, entertainment, and news you want to read. Going mobile with your newspapers and magazines is easy, and you get on-demand access. Whenever you find yourself waiting for an appointment, friend, or repair person, you can rea […]

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From the Library of Things: Machine sewing at your fingertips

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Did you know you can borrow a sewing machine from the Library District? Our Library of Things now offers two Elna eXplore 320 sewing machines to check out for up to seven days at a time. One is available for pick up at the Spokane Valley Library and the other can be […]

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Tell a new financial story with these digital resources

Posted in News on March 26, 2019 at 6:00 am

Managing money and investments can be a challenge. We have digital resources to help make personal finance and investment management easier and more cost effective. These digital resources are available to library cardholders living in-district at no additional cost. We have online courses if you want to understand how to balance your household bud […]

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For families: Touch a recycle truck, have a painting party, and share stories

Posted in News on March 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

It’s time for Touch-a-Recycle-Truck Storytime at Spokane Valley and Deer Park Libraries! Plus families can paint together at our Family Paint Party at libraries throughout the county. Drop by the Spokane Valley Mall for Storytime at The Bookend. Jump into the library for springtime fun! EVENTS FOR YOUNG KIDS & FAMILIES Touch-a-Recycle-Truck S […]

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Spring into the spirit of giving

Posted in News on March 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

FOOD FOR FINES ALL LIBRARIESApril 7–13, 2019 Celebrate National Library Week and support your community with a donation of food. Your donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank and other regional food banks serving Spokane County and reduce your overdue fees! A win-win! The generosity of you, our library customers, never fails to inspire […]

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