Author: Crystal Miller

Women’s Heart Week: Heart Disease Signs, Risks, Prevention & Library Resources

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 1, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Women’s Heart Week Organized by the Women’s Heart Foundation, Women’s Heart Week is celebrated each year February 1–7 and aims to educate, raise awareness, and teach the symptoms and preventions of serious heart diseases in women. According to both the Women’s Heart Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Q&A with Teri Koski: Finding Useful Resources & Support for Memory Loss & Dementia

Posted in Explore and Discover, Prime Time on October 13, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Crystal Miller According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, “someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds. There are over 55 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2020. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 78 million in 2030 and 139 million in 2050.” These statistics are sobering and point to the […]

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How to Connect with Community Organizations That Help Students with Back-to-School Needs

Posted in Parents and Teachers on August 10, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller August is National Back to School Month. Starting a new year of school can require new clothes and school supplies, among other things. Some families may need some extra help to provide these things for their students. If you are able to help, there are many ways you can donate to help […]

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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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