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Calling all kids: Explore electricity, demystify technology, and construct LEGO creations

Posted in News on January 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

IT’S ELECTRIC Explore Electricity with Snap CircuitsExplore electrical engineering concepts, like short and parallel circuits, with Snap Circuits! Together we’ll build things that chime, light up, spin, and use alternative energy. For ages 8+ Sponsored by the Diane E. Zahand Fund MEDICAL LAKEWednesday, Feb 6, 3:30–5pm CHENEYThursday, Feb 14, […]

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The evolution of the legend of Arthur

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler A young boy grows up poor, not looked after by his foster parents. Abused, neglected, and destitute, he expects little from life, and life expects little from him. Until one day, everything changes. The child in servant’s clothes now wears a crown, and his childhood among the people turns out to have […]

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Discover a story through music

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

Explore the folk singers and songwriters of the late ’50s and ’60s, who rediscovered artists and songs from the 1920s–30s that they then reintroduced to national audiences. In this musical program for adults, Brad Keeler and Linda Parman perform music celebrating this watershed moment in American cultural history. The Great Folk Scare: Americ […]

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Discover a Story: Exhibits and lectures in and around our libraries

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

Explore an exhibit about women of Spokane, an exhibit and lecture about the refugee experience, a documentary and exhibit about poverty, live art demonstrations, and a walk and talks about the outdoors. These programs are opportunities to learn about the people and places around us. See what story will inspire you. LOCAL ART Spokane Women […]

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Don’t tax your sanity: Free AARP Tax Aide at the library

Posted in News on January 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

If tax season is stressing you out, you’ll be happy to know that Free AARP Tax Aide is here. From January 28 through April 15, you can get help at four of our libraries: Argonne, Cheney, Moran Prairie, and Spokane Valley. […]

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Tell your story: Memoir writing, oral storytelling, and open mic night

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

Everyone at any age can be a storyteller. Learn ways to share your story: written, orally, and through painting. Plus delve even deeper by learning techniques using our online resources and book suggestions. We even have different outlets for sharing your story, including an open mic event and a way to self-publishing your writing to […]

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Independent spirit: Films that offer fresh perspectives

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

By Melissa Rhoades Independence is a major theme in the American consciousness. We’re taught from an early age to admire historic figures that bucked the system in order to forge new paths. Most of us like to consider ourselves independent, too. Yet most Americans don’t watch independent films. This is a shame since indie movies […]

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Volunteering: For those who enjoy reading, children, and reading with children

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

You can help a child improve their reading skills & gain confidence as a reader. We’re looking for volunteers for our Reading Buddy Program at local elementary schools, which starts the week of February 4. The Reading Buddy Program pairs volunteers, as mentors, with elementary school students. A reading buddy is a volunteer who loves […]

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A twist on the New Year’s resolution

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

A twist on New Year's resolutions by Dana Mannino “Do one thing every day that scares you.” I first met this quote on a refrigerator magnet. Since then, I’ve seen it online attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, Kurt Vonnegut, and several more historical figures. The website Quote Investigator says that it actually comes from a 1997 article by journalist Mary Schmich, but […]

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Waylay winter boredom with culture and crafts

Posted in News on January 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

SPOKANE SYMPHONY PASSES Continuing in the winter and early spring of 2019, library customers can check out Spokane Symphony passes to select Sunday matinee performances, each conducted by Eckart Preu. This season is the final one with the Spokane Symphony for Eckart Preu, who has been serving as the musical director since 2004. Multiple passes […]

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