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Author: Crystal Miller

Q&A with SHIBA: Valuable Information, Resources & Books to Help You Navigate Medicare

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 25, 2022 at 6:00 am

Woman showing another woman something on a computer, and two men looking at another computer screen. Spokane County Library District has been partnering with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor (SHIBA) program to offer free, unbiased Medicare programs. SHIBA advisors provide our customers with valuable information related to healthcare, more specifically Medicare, on a regular basis. I interviewed Monica Kudrna, the SHIBA Coordinator, t […]

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Get Personalized Help at the Library on a Variety of Topics, Plus Test Proctoring

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 13, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Two library services are up and running again: Book a Librarian with in-person appointments and test proctoring services! Book a Librarian Book-a-Librarian appointments are once again available in person. Over the last two years, we have had to scale this service back due to the pandemic. We have been offering our Book-a-Librarian […]

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Helpful & Easy to Use: Personal Finance Resources, Books & Programs for You

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 3, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Crystal Miller & Erin Dodge For many, personal finances can be an overwhelming topic to tackle. Analyzing your finances and preparing for your financial future may not be at the top of your to-do list. Maybe it could be something to think about tomorrow, even when you feel like it’s something you probably should […]

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Yummy & Pocket-Friendly Recipes for Fair Food, Street Food & Lunch Boxes

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 24, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller This year’s Pig Out in the Park—the annual gathering for foodies and music lovers—has been cancelled, but you can still enjoy tasty food to celebrate the end of summer! For fair food at home, great lunch box recipes, and creative culinary creations, I offer you these lists of cookbooks that you can […]

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Prevent Summer Learning Loss & Get Free Online Tutoring with HelpNow

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 8, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER After the disruption to students’ lives and school year trying to adapt to online, hybrid, or homeschooling learning models (sometimes all three), your student may benefit from some tutoring over the summer.   Even if your student thrived in the new online or hybrid environments, when kids and teens continue to read, […]

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Udemy: Easily Improve Work Productivity to Increase Your Value and Efficiency

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover on May 25, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER For anyone working at an office job, remotely or on-site, work performance has probably looked a bit different this past year than previously. I know I would benefit from some training to spruce up some of my office-related skills and tasks. If you are in the same boat, Gale Presents: Udemy is […]

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Helplines & Crisis Resources for When You Need Them

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on May 10, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER Updated & shared from a previous post. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put many people in a state of crisis. And for some, the recent crisis experiences are not new experiences. Crisis covers many aspects of life, including financial needs, emotional health, physical health, and mental health, among others. Fortunately, h […]

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Celebrating Earth this month with activities, library programs & an action plan

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 5, 2021 at 6:45 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER OUR WATER USAGE April brings Earth Day celebrations and gardening fun. When many of us are busy planning our garden layout, possibly filled with colorful flowers or vibrant veggies, we may not be considering how much water each of the plants require. Did you know that according to data from the U.S. […]

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Celebrating & learning during Money Smart Week

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 31, 2021 at 7:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER April is a month that brings the hope of warmer weather and a time to take stock of our surroundings to see how they’ve weathered through the winter. Lots of us are inspired to spring clean our homes, clear out the garage, and look with fresh eyes at our finances. April is […]

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Monetizing knowledge with Gale Courses

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, News on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER Taking an online class from Gale Courses can help you attain your entrepreneurial pursuits, make money from your hobbies and interests, polish your job hunting skills, and boost your resume with new marketable skills. We offer Gale Courses as a resource in our Digital Library. The courses are held online, and most […]

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