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Engaging programs at the library even better with Friends

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

Friends of the Library are instrumental in bringing literary and cultural events to our community. They promote literacy, support engaging programs and lifelong learning, and provide for specialized materials for career development and to support local businesses.

This winter and spring, the Friends are sponsoring programs for a variety of interests at our libraries and in the community. All programs are free, and we hope you get a chance to enjoy these experiences and workshops.

PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS

Family Museum Pass Program

The family museum pass program has been generously funded by the Friends of Spokane County Library District. Museum passes for Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and for both Mobius Children’s Museum and Mobius Science Center are available for check out at each of our libraries. Learn more about the program in the latest issue of Engage, available online at www.scld.org/engage.

Hairstyle Basics

For parents and kids who want to keep long locks tamed, this workshop covers some basic styles from ponytails to braids. Brushes and hair ties will be provided to use and take home, and you are welcome to bring your own. Only one registration is needed for each adult-child pair. Registration required. Ages 5+

Each event is sponsored by its Friends of the Library.

NORTH SPOKANE
Thursday, Jan 18, 6–7pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Thursday, Mar 8, 6–7pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Wednesday, Mar 14, 6–7pm

Winterfest LEGO Competition

Kids, teens, and adults, you’re invited to build a LEGO structure in our competition for prizes! The winners will be announced later in the afternoon during Winterfest events.

This competition is sponsored by the Friends of the Deer Park Library.

DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL
800 S WEBER RD, DEER PARK

Saturday, Jan 20, 10am–2pm

Hand-painted Duffels for Darlings

Share your creativity and paint a duffel bag for a foster child in eastern Washington. Each duffel bag may be painted by an individual, group, or family! The program supports the Embrace Washington initiative to eliminate the need for trash bag suitcases. Registration required.

Each event is sponsored by its Friends of the Library.

NORTH SPOKANE
Sunday, Mar 4, 2–4pm
Saturday, Apr 28, 2–4pm

MEDICAL LAKE
Saturday, Mar 24, 10am–12pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Saturday, Apr 14, 10:30am–12:30pm

Community Reading of Spokane Writes Anthology

Get inspired by the prose and poetry of local authors, sharing their work from Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology. From sweet poems about birthdays and holidays to reverent depictions of nature, family, and places we all share as inhabitants of the Inland Northwest, you are sure to hear great stories and poems from the talented writers who are our neighbors and friends.

MORAN PRAIRIE
Monday, Mar 26, 6:30–8pm

AUNTIE’S BOOKSTORE
402 W MAIN AVE, SPOKANE

Friday, March 30, 7–8pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Thursday, Apr 12, 6:30–8pm

Proceeds from the anthology go to the publisher, Friends of the Spokane County

Library District, and help fund a variety of library services and programs.

3rd Annual Northern Slam

You’re invited to come listen to and cheer on high school students, from multiple school districts, who are competing with on-stage recitations of their original poetry. The 3rd Annual Northern Slam is sure to be a night of knockout performances!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Deer Park Library.

KEN FISHER AUDITORIUM
DEER PARK HIGH SCHOOL
800 S WEBER RD, DEER PARK

Thursday, Apr 12, 6:30–8:30pm

Plant Starter Exchange

Add variety to your garden! Bring your extra plant starts to share and pick up some left by other enthusiasts. Adults

Additional plant starts are provided by the Friends of the North Spokane Library.

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Saturday, May 5, 1–4pm

Artful Garden

Decorate your very own pot and take it home with a new plant inside. All Ages

Kids 8 and under must bring an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the North Spokane Library.

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Monday, May 21, 4–5pm

SPECIAL THANK YOU

We are grateful to the Friends of the Library groups for their continued support of library programs and services.

To learn more and become a Friend, please visit www.scldfriends.org.

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