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Learning Circles: A new way to learn topics that interest you

Posted in News on September 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’re trying something new and invite you to try it with us! Learning Circles offer the convenience of an online class and the accountability of a classroom setting—the best of both worlds. If you’ve started an online course and didn’t finish. . . If you enjoy meeting others who are passionate about your interests. . […]

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City planning, development, and infrastructure are focus of Spokane Valley Library program

Posted in News on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 am

As you travel through the city of Spokane Valley, you’ve most likely seen areas of rejuvenation around the businesses along East Sprague Ave. In other Valley areas, you’ve no doubt come across new tracts of houses, duplexes, apartments, and infill development properties for future residential and commercial building. But did you know that there […]

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Flavors of fall: Food and book pairings for kids

Posted in Parents and Teachers on September 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Fall is my favorite season. I enjoy sunny weather that is cool enough to welcome jeans and sweaters. I enjoy the beauty of the changing leaves. I relish the cooler nights that encourage snuggles and books on the couch, and I love all the fun flavors that make their way into my […]

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Spokane Writers Conference offers new intensive small group sessions along with workshops

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

The 5th Annual Spokane Writers Conference is full of informative and creative approaches to writing and offers insights about the process of getting your work published. Along with workshops, the conference is offering something new this year: small group intensives. The small group sessions are limited to only 6–8 participants and are laser-focu […]

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CDC & ATSDR hold information session about drinking water exposure assessment for residents of Airway Heights

Posted in News on September 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are conducting an exposure assessment for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Spokane County, Washington, near Fairchild Air Force Base. CDC/ATSDR is holding an information session to answer questions from the community, l […]

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The Sandwich

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Earlier this month as my family prepared for a day-long excursion into Glacier National Park from our campsite, we discussed easy travel options for lunch. We had pasta salad and salami and cream cheese rolls, along with other not-so-typical camping fare. Ultimately most of us opted for a good old fashioned sandwich—simple, […]

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Explore Space Frontiers with NASA Solar System Ambassador Joe Bruce

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

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch of the Arabsat-6A satellite Check out this stellar event with NASA Solar System Ambassador Joe Bruce: Space FrontiersNORTH SPOKANEThursday, September 26, 7–9pm Discover the history of human space exploration and catch a glimpse into NASA’s achievements for our planet. You’ll get the chance to see an actual spacesuit, a glove from a Shuttle EVA suit, a small rocket steer […]

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Define your success: GED & ESL classes plus job help at the library

Posted in News on September 6, 2019 at 6:00 am

Classes at the Library October–December 2019 GED & High School Completion Classes For Teens & Adults Spokane Community College Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. Students receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are t […]

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Civic learning at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino I hear a phrase uttered at the Thanksgiving dinner table at least once each year: “Kids these day, they have no idea how the government works!” But that’s not the only place I’ve heard it. Last spring, our librarians asked people what kind of a community they wanted to live in. One […]

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Explore, discover, and play: Curious George, LEGO, Pokémon, and more

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

LET’S GET CURIOUS! Curiosity Day We’re celebrating Curious George’s birthday by exploring interesting things such as magnets, water, shadows, our five senses, and so much more. Hands-on experiences help us discover, learn, and foster our natural curiosity. For kids ages 4–8 & their adults FAIRFIELDTuesday, Sep 10, 4:30–5:30pm MEDICAL […]

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