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What Makes a Good Book? Here’s How Appeal Factors Result in Great Book Recommendations.

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 29, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino At least once a week, I have a variation on the following conversation. Library customer: Can you suggest a good book? Librarian: Sure! What do you like to read? Library customer: Anything, as long as it’s well written. We all want a good book. It’s universal. But often we don’t know how […]

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Civic Lab Online: What is gun control?

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on June 24, 2022 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. Gun Control: […]

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July Programs Bring You Great Outdoor Activities, Reading Camp Fun & Best-selling Authors

Posted in News on June 23, 2022 at 4:30 am

Adults can get active at walking program for seniors and at our Tai Chi program. Meet two best-selling authors in July when we kick off our SCLD Online Authors Series. Plus, you can get help and great information during the plant clinic, Medicare workshop, and Picture Book Chat. Starting a business? Sign up for this month’s business workshop pres […]

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New Series Features Online Author Talks from Bestselling Writers & Thought Leaders

Posted in News on June 21, 2022 at 6:00 am

SCLD is offering a new program of online talks and discussions with award-winning and bestselling authors, called the SCLD Online Authors Series. Each month, the SCLD Online Authors Series will have two to four author events. The lineup of bestselling authors and thought leaders in this series is diverse in topics, genre, and perspectives. They are […]

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Business Matters: Q&A with SCORE Spokane Mentor Ron Barkley

Posted in Business and Careers on June 16, 2022 at 4:30 am

By Stacey Goddard The SCORE Spokane chapter might be one of the area’s best kept secrets as a useful and enlightening resource for entrepreneurs, established small business owners, and individuals just starting to consider opening their own business. You might be asking yourself “What is SCORE?”—which proves my point! SCORE’s name origina […]

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Library of Things Returns with New Things & an Easy Reservation System

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on June 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Did you know you can check out a telescope, Instant Pot, educational toys, tools, and electronic equipment from the library? We’ve been adding more and more non-book items to our collection to help you learn, work, create, and thrive. As the Library of Things collection continues to grow, you’ll find interesting new […]

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Getting Active with the Library: Get More Energy & Reduce Stress

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 14, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker The first time I heard the term forest bathing, my immediate thought was “I bet those pine needles hurt!” All kidding aside, forest bathing is a relatively recent term (with science behind it) that gives us a good reason to go take a walk. In 1982, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, […]

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Are You Smoke Ready? Helpful Information to Get Ready & Reduce Your Smoke Exposure

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 13, 2022 at 6:00 am

Smoke in sky from fires in a wooded mountainous region By Lisa Woodard, guest blogger Smoke Ready Week With the arrival of summer comes the concern about wildfires and the potential for another summer with smoke-filled days. The threat of wildfires is real, and work is underway by many federal, state, and local agencies to reduce this threat. We also know that the threat of […]

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LINC & the Mobile Services Team: Expanding Library Services Throughout Spokane County

Posted in News on June 9, 2022 at 4:30 am

We’ve expanded our service that reaches out to customers who are unable to easily visit the 11 libraries in the District. The team heading up this service is called Mobile Services. Some of the ways Mobile Services reaches out include providing books through the mail, bringing materials into facilities, and visiting communities with LINC, our […]

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STA Summer Passes: Youth Get Free, Unlimited Trips to See & Do Something New

Posted in News on June 8, 2022 at 6:00 am

STA Summer Passes are available at all public libraries, beginning June 15. Spokane Transit Authority (STA) offers a region-wide program to provide youth with a way to access summer fun in 2022: the STA Summer Pass. This program runs from June 15 to September 30, 2022. The STA Summer Pass program allows youth access to […]

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