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Planetarium passes available at the library

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

We’ve partnered with the Spokane Falls Community College Planetarium to bring you the opportunity to see a planetarium show this summer. Each reserved pass provides a single entrance to the planetarium show. You can request up to four passes, which can be reserved 30 days in advance of each show. There are a limited number […]

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Celebrating families reading together this summer with author Grace Lin

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on May 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley I’ve observed an interesting phenomenon around my house lately while reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, aloud with my youngest daughter. The rest of the family, two teenaged daughters and one middle-aged husband have gravitated to the living room to listen. The story of Minli’s epic journey to […]

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Glowforge 3D printing classes at The Lab at North Spokane Library

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

We’re delighted to announce a new 3D printing class using the Glowforge printer at The Lab at North Spokane Library. For 3D printing enthusiasts, Glowforge brings a new method for creation. Those familiar with our 3D printing services and drop-in hours at Spokane Valley Library know all about our Ultimaker 2+ printer and the way […]

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Abundant gardening programs and resources at the library

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

It’s time to dig into garden projects! The library is providing inspiration and information with the help of Master Gardeners and other garden experts. Explore our gardening programs, seed libraries, and resources for the spring and summer seasons: Plant Clinic | All Ages Gardening | Waterwise Gardening | Composting Workshops | Saving & Shari […]

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North Spokane Library hosts Camp Read-a-Rama for kids

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

This summer, kids can make reading part of summer fun and set themselves up for success in the coming school year. Camp Read-a-Rama has a theme each week based on a children’s book for all camp activities, crafts, music, and games. This weekly half-day camp is for kids ages 6–11. As part of the Spokane […]

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Day in the life of a librarian

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

By Dana Mannino When kids tour the library, I like to ask them what they think a librarian does. Usually I get answers like “You tell us not to run.” I think to myself, “If I wanted to do that, I would have become a life guard!” I don’t think kids are the only ones […]

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Give your business a boost with free SCORE Business Workshops

Posted in News on May 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Photo credit: iStock | monkeybusinessimages Updated on May 16, 2019 SCORE BUSINESS WORKSHOPS Start building your business with Spokane SCORE business experts Josh King and Rob Kennedy, who present monthly workshops on a variety of topics relevant to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Registration is required for all SCORE workshops. SCORE Business works […]

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Get the Check Out Washington backpack with Discover Pass at the library

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

Find adventures and new experiences in Washington State Parks with the latest addition to our Library of Things: The Check Out Washington backpack, which includes binoculars, field guides, other interpretive materials, and a special Discover Pass for parking at Washington State Parks. In partnership with Check Out Washington, we are able to offer t […]

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Microhistories: Extremely specific knowledge (aka fun facts!) you can share with others

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 7, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Underwood I have recently discovered an intense love for nonfiction titles and it all started with a compendium of terrible medical cures through history. Those 24-karat golden face masks that are in vogue right now? They’ve already been done long before the present day (and the masks still don’t have any proven benefits; […]

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Cloud watching 101

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

Cloud Watching By Abra Cole Springtime in the Inland Northwest is peak cloud watching time. Simple steps for cloud watching: Put away your wristwatch and prepare your imagination. Find a good spot, either sitting or lying down, with a good view of the sky. Talk about what you see: Shapes, colors, creatures, or other things in the […]

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