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Get gardening help and seeds: We can hardly wait for spring!

Posted in News on March 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

GARDENING PROGRAMS Science of Flower Gardening This hands-on workshop is all about annuals, biennials, perennials, and bulbs. Master Gardener Jan Baker discusses each type of flower, how to use them in your garden, and what to look for before you buy transplants and bulbs. OTIS ORCHARDSSaturday, Mar 23, 10:30–11:30am Master Gardeners: Cheney Plan […]

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Project Memory: Your old photos and home movies transferred to digital

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on March 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino Is your family history collecting dust in a closet? Have a box of slides from Grandpa’s 1978 trip to Europe? How about those little 8mm film reels in their tiny cardboard boxes? If you have photos, film reels, or slides stashed away, now is the time to pull them out! Perhaps Mom’s […]

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Express your creativity at The Lab and The Studio

Posted in News on March 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

UPDATED: March 11, 2019 THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE Drop-in Hours Feb–May 2019 Wednesdays, 6–8pm Saturdays, 10am–1pm Find programs at The Lab. Take It Apart Curious about how things work? Now you can take them apart and demystify technology! Using basic tools, gloves, and safety goggles, we’ll take apart electronics, sm […]

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Poetry slams bring communities together for competitive arts

Posted in News on March 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

BY DANA MANNINO Feeling blah? Consider attending a poetry competition—or three. The 2nd Annual Valley Slam takes place on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30pm in the University High School Auditorium (12420 E 32nd Ave, Spokane Valley), where students from Central Valley, Mica Peak, and University High Schools compete for cash prizes provided by the Fri […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on March 1, 2019 at 6:00 am

Updated on March 1, 2019 Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to any of our three seed library locations! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds at any time during the year, plant them in your garden, and watch them grow. When it’s time to […]

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Create and play at the library

Posted in News on February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

PLAY Late Night Nerf Battle When the library closes, let the Nerf battle begin! We supply the Nerf toys and rounds and snacks. This program is for kids in grades 3–5. Registration and signed permission form  are required. CHENEYThursday, April 4, 7–9pm | REGISTER MORAN PRAIRIEFriday, April 5, 7–9pm | REGISTER CREATE Journaling Through Ar […]

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Indoor activities for families with young kids

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole If you’re feeling like the parent of Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story every time you try to get yourself and your kids bundled up to go outside, know that you are not alone. When the temperatures drop into (or below) the 20s, my family doesn’t spend as much time outdoors […]

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It’s electrifying: Digital resources and staff picks for student scientists

Posted in News on February 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

Discover the many ways electricity and electrical circuits are part of our lives. No matter a student’s grade level, our digital resources offer videos and articles for engaged learning. Plus the books in our collection provide new scientific experiments kids can do at home and for school science fairs. SIRS Discoverer Find magazine articles, […]

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What to read next: Recommendations for kids by kids

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson In my years of helping kids find books to read, one thing has remained the same—kids always want to read the same books their friends are reading. Often, a new title has gained traction. It’s also not uncommon for older series to suddenly come into popularity again, based on word of mouth. […]

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Trivia fans take on the ’90s, music, Harry Potter, & book vs. film

Posted in News on February 7, 2019 at 6:00 am

Take on the biggest realms of fandom at adult trivia night. Bring your knowledge and your friends to create an unstoppable trivia team. You’re welcome to bring your own eats or have food delivered. Costumes and cosplayers are always welcome. ’90s Do you love TV shows like In Living Color, Home Improvement, Blossom, and Wings? […]

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