Celebrate, Create, Enjoy & Gain Knowledge at the Library in July

Posted on June 18, 2024 at 6:00 am

July is often the perfect time for travel, staycations, and celebrations. It is also a great time to explore your creativity, find new avenues for entertainment, and dive into informative topics that you’ve been meaning to learn more about.

Celebrate Local History

Throughout the month of July, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1974 World’s Fair with an exhibit in many of our libraries. For the Expo ’74: 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit, you can see displays of local history, World’s Fair memorabilia, and memories from Expo ’74 that have been shared by members of our community. We’ll also have a digital exhibit of items on our website for you to explore.

During History Hike: Mt. Spokane State Park, explore the cool, upper elevations led by Holly Weiler, contributor to Out There Outdoors magazine and board member of the Friends of Mt. Spokane State Park.

Get Creative & Enjoy

Dive into creative workshops and enjoy entertaining events, including Plaid Cat in Concert for all ages, HOOT Show: A Hawk & Owl Outreach Talk for all ages presented by the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, Popcorn Seasonings & Movie Pairings with local spice shops, 3D Printing: Zipper Pulls & Personalized Tags for teens & adults, Paint Watercolor Flowers, and Knitting for Beginners.

Discover Life-Changing Financial Decisions

You can sign up and drop in for informative sessions on topics that may be important to you or your loved ones. Attendees of the Homebuyer Education Seminar presented by SNAP, a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, receive a certification of completion, which can be used to apply for down-payment assistance. Take the guess work out of Medicare during Medicare One-on-One Counseling or a Medicare: Getting Started session.

Build a Caring Community

With the help of educators from Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW), you learn how to help create a dementia-friendly community during a Dementia Friends Information Session. If you’re an unpaid or professional caregiver, case manager, or other medical professional, then Dementia Caregivers Professional Training provides an in-depth exploration of many topics related to dementia.

The weekly Tuesday Memory Café at North Spokane Library is a place to comfortably connect with other caregivers and people experiencing memory loss while building new support networks and socializing with activities, music, and crafts.

Explore Small Business Strategies

Small business owners can learn strategies, explore best practices, and discover technology for keeping your business secure in the SCORE Spokane online workshop Small Business Security Strategies. Entrepreneurs and business owners can get free assistance with a range of topics, including writing a business plan, completing financial projections, analyzing financial statements, and preparing loan requests before meeting with lenders, during Drop-in Business Mentoring at Deer Park Library.

To see library programs and events for all ages, you can view the digital version of Engage and visit our event calendar.

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