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February is filled with experiments, creativity, reading & learning

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 6:00 am

This month, we offer you online programs to help you save money, tempt your taste buds, and keep busy.

We have some great all ages programs for getting fit, decorating a cake, viewing art, and building what you read with LEGO bricks.

Kids & families can try out science experiments, enjoy storytimes, and connect with music through stories.

It’s time to remember everything you can about Game of Thrones for trivia night. Adults can also learn to embroider, discover new picture books to share with the kids in their lives, and taste some new spices. Lifelong learning opportunities include finding out how to save on Medicare costs, getting information about your fair housing rights, and building your business skills with SCORE Spokane.

We hope to see you online at these events!

ALL AGES

Building with Books: A Lego Storytime

Enjoy listening to a fun read-aloud story. Then, recreate a part of the story, such as a character, scene, or setting, using LEGO bricks or other craft materials in your home. You can share your creations with the group! All ages

Registration is required for each session, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Tuesdays, Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23, 4–4:45pm | REGISTER

Nailed It! Valentine’s Day Edition

Take on a themed cake-decorating challenge. At the start of the event, we reveal a decorated “challenge” cake. Using cake layers, frosting, and whatever you have on hand at home to assemble and decorate it, you are tasked with replicating it. You can compete by yourself or recruit members of your household to form a team. All ages

Items you will need for the challenge:

  • two round cake layers (baked and cooled ahead of time)
  • frosting
  • food coloring
  • any food decorations you have on hand

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Saturday, Feb 6, 2–3pm | REGISTER

Stay Fit at Home

Discover a new and fun way to move your body this year! This all-ages, all-levels fitness class is led by Amy Cathey, owner and master trainer at The Barre Code Spokane. Barre is a movement practice incorporating high repetition, small range of motion, and isometric movements for a workout that is challenging for the muscles but gentle on the joints. Modifications and challenges will be offered throughout the class for adjustment to all fitness levels. All ages

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Tuesday Feb 9, 6–7pm | REGISTER

Virtual Art Show: Winter 2021

View art from local artists, neighbors, and friends. We’re celebrating the creativity of the people of Spokane County—including all ages and levels of artistry. We hope you enjoy the show as much as we do! This exhibit is provided online with access to all. All ages

View the show online starting Feb 19 at www.scld.org/virtual-art-show.

Submission for artwork is open through Feb 5, and you can register to submit on our event calendar.

ONLINE
February 19–March 21

KIDS & FAMILIES

LIVE Evening Storytime Online

Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during this evening storytime. Ages 2–5 & their families

Registration is required, and you will need to provide email to receive login information. 

ONLINE
Thursdays, Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER

LIVE Connecting Stories & Music

Celebrate Black History Month with us and students from University of Washington iSchool who will highlight children’s books about fantastic African American musicians who put heart and soul into their music. Kids in K–5 & their families

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Monday, Feb 22, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER

LIVE Evening Storytime Online: Black History Month

We’re reading, learning, and having fun during our celebration of Black History Month featuring African American picture books for children. This virtual storytime is presented by students from University of Washington. Ages 2–5 & their families

Registration is required, and you will need to provide email to receive login information. 

ONLINE
Thursday, Feb 25, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER

Science from Home

Let’s see what we can do with science! Librarian Molly shares a science experiment with you each week that you can do at home with common household supplies. Ages 8+ & their families

You can view the live premiere of this program on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneCountyLibraryDistrict/.

ONLINE
Monday, Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2pm

ADULTS

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 offer some book-inspired activities you can try with the children in your life! Adults

View Picture Book Chat on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneCountyLibraryDistrict/.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Feb 17, 1pm

Creativebug: Embroidery Sampler Challenge

Learn a new embroidery stitch every day—or three every 3 days, ten every 10 days—by following tutorial videos on Creativebug. Get moral support and socialize with others who are embroidering at online interactive meetings, hosted by the library. We provide the supplies you need to get started. Adults

This self-paced video class is perfect for beginning embroiderers. You can sign up for Creativebug (no cost for in-district library cardholders) and view the daily practice lessons at https://www-creativebug-com.proxy.scld.org/classseries/single/daily-embroidery-challenge-stitch-a-day-sampler.

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to reserve supplies and receive interactive meeting login information.

ONLINE
Kick-off event: Saturday, Feb 20, 2–3:30pm | REGISTER
Midway meet-up: Saturday, Mar 6, 2–3:30pm
Final celebration: Saturday, Mar 27, 2–3:30pm

Spice Tasting with Elz Tastes & Tea

Sample exotic spices with the experts from Elz Tastes & Tea Market, a locally owned business in the Spokane Valley. Experience new flavors and expand your spice palate in an online discussion with our presenters who share more information about each spice. Spice packets will be available for curbside pickup for registered participants. Adults

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to reserve supplies and receive login information.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Feb 24, 7–8pm | REGISTER

Virtual Trivia: Game of Thrones

Curl up with your laptop or mobile device because winter is here! You’re invited to enjoy an evening of Game of Thrones trivia, facts, and fun with the library. Adults

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Friday, Feb 26, 7–8pm | REGISTER

LIFELONG LEARNING

Medicare-Related Cost Savings Programs

If you’re getting ready to enroll in Medicare or you’re already a Medicare beneficiary, you’re invited to participate in free unbiased webinar to see if you may qualify for programs that could save you $144 a month with your Medicare costs. You’ll also learn about wellness/preventive benefits and durable medical equipment (DME). Adults

This free, unbiased information session is presented by Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Feb 17, 3–4pm | REGISTER

SCORE Business: Understanding Your Financial Statements

This workshop, presented by SCORE mentor Ron Barkley, provides a basic understanding of the financial statements needed for your business. We discuss the balance sheet, the profit and loss statement, and the cash flow statement. Adults

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Thursday, Feb 18, 12–1:30pm | REGISTER

Fair Housing Basics

This session is well suited for anyone who has not had Fair Housing training before or would like a refresher course. Learn about protected classes as defined by the federal Fair Housing Act and WA Law Against Discrimination, prohibited actions, and who must comply with the Fair Housing laws. We discuss the differences between the landlord tenant law and the Fair Housing law and go over reasonable accommodations. Adults

Presented by the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Monday, Feb 22, 1–2 pm | REGISTER

Fair Housing Basics in Spanish (Conceptos básicos de vivienda justa)

This session is well suited for anyone who has not had Fair Housing training before or would like a refresher course. Learn about protected classes as defined by the federal Fair Housing Act and WA Law Against Discrimination, prohibited actions, and who must comply with the Fair Housing laws. We discuss the differences between the landlord tenant law and the Fair Housing law and go over reasonable accommodations. Adults

Esta sesión es adecuada para personas que no han recibido capacitación en vivienda justa antes o que necesitan un curso de actualización. Aprenda sobre las clases protegidas (Ley federal de Vivienda Justa y Ley contra la Discriminación de WA), acciones prohibidas y quién debe cumplir con las leyes de Vivienda Justa. Diferencias entre la ley de arrendadores y arrendatarios y la ley de Equidad de Vivienda y, finalmente, sobre adaptaciones razonables. Adultos

Presented by the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Registration is required, and you’ll need email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Feb 24, 1–2pm (Miércoles 24 de Febrero de 1 a 2 pm) | REGISTER

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