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Job seekers: Get an advantage with WorkSource Spokane

Posted in Business and Careers on November 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Melissa Rhoades At the end of 2015, right after Christmas, the entire department where I worked at a local company was laid off—not the happiest New Year’s surprise. The change was big and sudden, and one I hadn’t planned for. After over a decade at the same company, I didn’t know how the job-search […]

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Audiobooks: Are they reading or cheating?

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole Readers quickly divide into two groups when it comes to audiobooks: those who consider listening to audiobooks as reading and those who don’t (“it’s cheating!”). On which side do you fall? I am a lifelong member of the pro-audiobook club. I’ve been listening to books for as long as I can remember. […]

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Non-comic movies from superhero directors

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

by David Wyatt Did you get tired of comic book movies taking over this past summer? Well don’t look now, but they are taking over November as well. Earlier this year, at least a half dozen comic book movies came to theaters. With the release of Thor: Ragnarok earlier this month and the imminent arrival […]

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Director’s Update: Libraries in Spokane Valley

Posted in News on November 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Patrick Roewe, Executive Director Earlier this fall, news about Spokane Valley Libraries was a topic discussed by both candidates and citizens. There seemed to be a lot of confusion, so I’d like to provide an update on the status of potential changes to library services in Spokane Valley. At their October meeting, the Spokane […]

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Winter celebrations and activities for kids, one and all!

Posted in News on November 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm

FOR ALL AGES Kids 8 and under must bring an adult. International Ninja Day Celebrate International Ninja Day (on December 5) a bit early with crafts, games, and activities. Costumes are welcome. DEER PARK Thursday, Nov 30, 3:30–4:30pm CHENEY Friday, Dec 1, 4–5:30pm MORAN PRAIRIE Friday, Dec 1, 4–5:30pm Airway Heights Winter Festival Celebrate […]

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Hot Club of Spokane entertains at 75th Anniversary Celebration

Posted in News on November 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

We’re celebrating our 75th anniversary with live music from Hot Club of Spokane. Listen and dance to music from the era when the library was established, and enjoy refreshments (including cake!) as we look back over the years and celebrate the legacy of the library in our communities. SPOKANE VALLEY Thursday, Nov 30, 7–8:30pm Plus, […]

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Tom Quinn: December artist in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on November 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM We’re hosting four local artists in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library this fall. Each month, the artist in residence provides hands-on learning opportunities for community participation and also creates art in The Lab. Everyone is encouraged to stop by to see the displays of artist’s artwork changing each […]

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Shop local on Small Business Saturday and collect a prize

Posted in News on November 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

NEIGHBORHOOD CHAMPION FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY Add more fun to your Small Business Saturday shopping by collecting stamps from local businesses that are participating with Neighborhood Champion: Spokane County Library District. Complete the Shop Small map with stamps, and return it to a participating library for a prize (while supplies last). In […]

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Dr. Seuss controversy and contemporary children’s literature

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker A story appeared in the news recently about First Lady Melania Trump donating Dr. Seuss books to a school library and the school librarian rejecting the gift with harsh words about education policies and Dr. Seuss as racist propaganda (see the story here and the letter here). In the October 29 episode of […]

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November is National American Indian Heritage Month: Books that celebrate the diverse and distinct cultures, traditions, and histories

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs November is National American Indian Heritage Month, first designated by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and recognized as a time for celebrating the diverse and distinct cultures, traditions, and histories of the indigenous peoples of the United States. For libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions, this is a matter of […]

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