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When murder smells like honeysuckle: The allure of film noir

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 30, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades In adolescence, my impulse towards mysteries and thrillers was satisfied by Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Mystery! on PBS. But these days when I get the urge, I’m more likely to pick up a film noir or some of the hardboiled fiction that inspired it. Less cozy and more convoluted, film […]

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Creative STEM library programs for kids, teens, & adults

Posted in News on October 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

CREATE WITH GLOWFORGE AT THE LAB Creative programs for ages 16+ Create with Glowforge: Holiday Ornaments Brighten your home with ornaments designed and created by you at the library. You’ll have several basic designs to personalize with your creative ideas that the Glowforge laser printer will cut, carve, and engrave, rig […]

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New library app offers convenience for mobile users

Posted in News on October 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

Announcing our new library app Access all library services and resources, including your library account, on your mobile device. The app is called Spokane County Libraries and is available for iOS from the Apple App Store and for Android from Google Play. The links to both are available on our Apps webpage. WITH THE APP […]

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Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th birthday with storytimes and art programs

Posted in News on October 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

Storytime Celebration: Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebrate with us! For the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, we’re sharing his stories and getting creative with fun activities that explore the world of the hungry caterpillar. Ages vary*: These special storytimes are during our regular weekly Play &am […]

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Accepting applications for Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees

Posted in News on October 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2019 Spokane County Commissioners are now accepting applications for a Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees position, which will be available as of January 1, 2020. Applications are being accepted until the Friday, November 15. Trustee Sonja Carlson was appointed in 2014 to complete a vacated term and, in 2015, was […]

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Hanford Nuclear Site: The exhibit and library programs focus on ecology, activism, investigative reporting, and literature

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

By Gwendolyn Haley September 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Hanford Nuclear Site. The Library District is offering a closer look at the history and effects of Hanford on our region. You can see an exhibit of historical photos and wartime propaganda from the Hanford Site at North Spokane Library throughout […]

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Spokane Is Reading presents Madeline Miller and her novel ‘Circe’

Posted in News on October 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

Bestselling author Madeline Miller reads from and discusses Circe, her second novel and a New York Times bestseller. After the reading and discussion, Ms. Miller will answer questions from the audience and sign books. Books will be available for purchase from Auntie’s Bookstore. These events are free and open to the public. For teens & […]

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Workshops to help you with Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted in News on October 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

It is that time of year again. Medicare Open Enrollment is available for 2020, beginning next week. Determining the best Medicare plan for your situation can be complicated. The upside of reviewing your plan options is that you can save money. Trained volunteers from Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and Statewide […]

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Favorite reads reimagined for the screen: Upcoming film and TV adaptations

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 9, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Underwood Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix (even Facebook Watch) are churning out as many originals and adaptations as they can buy, produce, and film—all to try to win the fierce video streaming competition. This is fantastic for book nerds because these streaming giants are looking to novels and nonfiction for good source material! […]

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Slightly Spooky Celebration: Kids in costumes and fun activities for all

Posted in News on October 8, 2019 at 6:00 am

Celebrate Halloween with slightly spooky activities! Kids are welcome to wear and show off their costumes. This is an all-ages event that is open to the public. Kids 8 and under must bring an adult. MEDICAL LAKEWednesday, Oct 16, 3:30–5pm THE BOOKENDThursday, Oct 17, 3:30–4:30pm FAIRFIELDSaturday, Oct 19, 2–3pm OTIS ORCHARDSWednesday, Oct 23, […]

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