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Author: Stacey Goddard

Business Matters: Q&A with SCORE Spokane Mentor Ron Barkley

Posted in Business and Careers on June 16, 2022 at 4:30 am

By Stacey Goddard The SCORE Spokane chapter might be one of the area’s best kept secrets as a useful and enlightening resource for entrepreneurs, established small business owners, and individuals just starting to consider opening their own business. You might be asking yourself “What is SCORE?”—which proves my point! SCORE’s name origina […]

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Your Business Matters: Training & Resources for Startups, Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Posted in Business and Careers on February 8, 2022 at 6:00 am

Whether you’re trying to figure out what your product or service might be, consider yourself an entrepreneur with lots of different business ideas in various stages, or have recently launched your business, the library can help you with a variety of programs and resources! […]

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Free AARP Tax Aide at the Library Helps You Prepare & File Your Taxes

Posted in News on January 20, 2022 at 6:00 am

In-person tax help is back for 2022 at our Spokane Valley, Cheney, and Moran Prairie Libraries. As you might imagine, there are a few changes this year due to the pandemic. Here's how you can get help... […]

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Sweet Treat Recipes You Can Make with Chocolate & Cherries

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 2, 2021 at 7:45 am

Here’s the science behind chocolate-covered cherries: the center liquifies inside the chocolate coating. This can make for a fun discussion, especially if you have young helpers in the kitchen. Kids may not believe you at first, but you can drop some culinary science. […]

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Asking for a Friend: Where Can People Get Basic Computer & Internet Training?

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

By Stacey Goddard I’m excited to announce that the library has a new online resource: Northstar Digital Literacy. If you read my previous posts about LinkedIn Learning and Udemy, you might be wondering if this new resource will offer more of the same types of classes. The short answer is both yes and no. Northstar […]

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Looking for Expert Business, Career & Personal Finance Classes? Try LinkedIn Learning

Posted in Business and Careers on June 30, 2021 at 6:00 am

You may know this resource for its technology-focused classes because Lynda.com had a (deserved) reputation for those. While LinkedIn Learning definitely has technology courses covered, it offers so much more! I’m going to focus on these non-technology subject areas today: business, professional development, and financial literacy. […]

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Udemy: New Resource with High-Quality Content That Makes Learning Enjoyable

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, News, Uncategorized on April 27, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY STACEY GODDARD I don’t usually “geek out” about a new library resource. But I have to confess that I was having geek-out levels of excitement when I heard the library would be getting Udemy. Here are the reasons why I’m so excited: You can take Udemy courses whenever it is convenient for you. There […]

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How to get free tax help, in person & online

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 4, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard This will probably sound weird: one of my favorite times of the year to work in the library is during tax season. We get a lot of questions about tax forms, instruction booklets, and where to get help during that period between late December, when questions start, through the middle of April […]

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College bound: The FAFSA is important for your educational future

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers, Teens on January 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard I have a confession to make. I never filled out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) when I was in high school. When I graduated during the mid-80s, students typically completed their FAFSA applications midway through their senior year. For me, the FAFSA deadline also coincided with my realization that […]

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On the road to financial literacy: Stop at the library for valuable no-cost resources

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard In my last blog, I talked about my first real job (delivering newspapers with my brother). What I didn’t mention is the very different approaches my brother and I took with our hard-earned wages. He had a budget, including a formula for how much money would go into savings each month, how […]

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