Posted on August 23, 2022 at 6:00 am
Adults can explore adding native plants into their gardens, find out about their Medicare Open Enrollment needs, and drop in to see the 3D printer and The Studio at Spokane Valley.
Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers get a sneak peek at the latest picture books and can learn ways to incorporate music, singing, and movement when reading with young children.
Business owners can learn best practices and technology for keeping their businesses secure.
Kids and families can stop by the library to build with LEGO bricks, try out a STEM activity, and hear new stories during storytime.
Master Gardeners Plant Clinic
Need assistance identifying a garden pest or determining why a plant is not thriving? The Master Gardeners can help with a wide variety of horticulture issues, including plant selection, installation, and maintenance; plant problem diagnosis and treatment; environmentally sound gardening practices; pest identification* and management; and effective landscaping practices. All ages
Presented by the Spokane Master Gardeners
*Due to limited space, please bring samples for pest identification in a 1-gallon plastic zipper bag or smaller. For additional information about preparing a sample for pest identification, contact Master Gardeners at 509.477.2181or by email at email@example.com.
Friday, Sep 1 & 15, 1–5pm
Lawn Gone: Native Plants & Xeriscape Gardens
Master Gardener Steve Nokes offers tips for replacing your lawn with native plants and other materials to save water and create a yard that looks beautiful and never needs to be mowed. Adults
Tuesday, Sep 6, 6:30–7:30pm
Thursday, Sep 22, 6:30–7:30pm
Medicare Open Enrollment Clinic
Medicare open enrollment for 2023 is just around the corner (October 15–December 7, 2022). In this free, unbiased presentation, a SHIBA volunteer shares information about Medicare Part D and Advantage plans, who is eligible, and what options available to you. We also cover what you can do during open enrollment; how to choose and change plans; what Medigaps are and how they work; what programs you qualify for to help pay for Medicare; and what Medicare fraud looks like so you can prevent it. Adults
This free, unbiased presentation is presented by ALTCEW and SHIBA.
Registration is required.
Thursday, Sep 22, 1–2pm | REGISTER
Monday, Sep 26, 1–2pm | REGISTER
3D Printing Drop-In Hours
Stop by to see the 3D printer in action near the first-floor service desk. Learn how to use Tinkercad software to create your 3D rendering. Get answers to your 3D printing questions.
Drop-In Hours at The Studio
Stop by to familiarize yourself with The Studio and its available equipment and software. The space is equipped with two 4K video cameras, lighting, backdrops, microphones, one Nikon D3400 DSLR camera, and a ring light. The Studio is also home to computers loaded with editing software, which include Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie, Audacity, and GarageBand.
THE STUDIO AT SPOKANE VALLEY
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12–4pm
Security Strategies for Small Business
Learn strategies for keeping your business secure, including best practices and technology tools you can use, with the help of a SCORE business mentor. Adults
Registration is required.
Thursday, Sep 15, 12–1:30pm | REGISTER
STARS Training: Music & Early Learning
Music and reading play well together! Learn how music and singing help young children develop early literacy skills, such as phonological awareness and vocabulary. We will talk about the connections between music and math, explore musical books, and share songs that get kids singing, moving, and learning! Please note, this is a repeat of the class offered online in March 2022. 2 STARS credits. Adults
Registration is required.
Saturday, Sep 17, 10am–12pm | REGISTER
Picture Book Chat
Discover new picture books that children will enjoy with librarians Mary Ellen and Sheri, as they chat about recently released titles in our collection. Hear and see what they like about these wonderful books for toddlers, preschoolers, and emergent readers. They also share some book-inspired activities you can try with the children in your lives. Adults
View Picture Book Chat on our Facebook page.
If you miss this on Facebook, you can see it and previous episodes on our YouTube playlist.
Wednesday, Sep 21, 1–2pm
LEGO Free Play
Imagine and build with LEGO! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp using the library’s abundance of LEGO bricks. All ages
Saturdays, Sep 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2–3pm
Tuesday, Sep 6, 13, 20 & 27, 4–5pm
Monday, Sep 12, 19 & 26, 3:30–4:30pm
STEM Activity: Catapults & Keva Planks
Engineer your own catapult while learning about simple machines and the concepts of force and motion. Lay siege to a Keva Plank tower with your catapult! How long can the tower remain standing!? Ages 8–12
Wednesday, Sep 14, 3:30–4:30pm
During this storytime, children will enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays that explore the concepts of literacy and STEAM. Ages 2–5 & their families
Space is limited for in-person storytimes and will be offered first come, first served, until capacity is reached.
Thursdays, Sep 1–29, 10:30–11:30am
Fridays, Sep 2–30, 10:30–11:30am
Tuesdays, Sep 6–27, 10:30–11:30am
Wednesdays, Sep 7–28, 10:30–11:30am
Online Storytime – Live
Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during storytime. Ages 2–5 & their families
Registration is required for each session.
Thursdays, Sep 1–29, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER
Storytime is a great way to help young children learn language and literacy skills that help them get ready for kindergarten. Ages 2–5 & their families
View our Storytime Shorts on our Facebook page.
If you miss any episodes, you watch them on our YouTube playlist.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10–10:30am
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