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Pleasant Day Hikes & Easy Walking Adventures in South Spokane County

Posted on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CAITLIN WHEELER In 2018, I started working at the Otis Orchards Library just as I was also desperately trying to fit exercise into a routine laden with reading books, making art, and crafting. My drive to Otis Orchards took me over the Harvard Road Bridge, where a Centennial Trailhead happened to sit just three […]

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Helplines & Crisis Resources for When You Need Them

Posted on May 10, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER Updated & shared from a previous post. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put many people in a state of crisis. And for some, the recent crisis experiences are not new experiences. Crisis covers many aspects of life, including financial needs, emotional health, physical health, and mental health, among others. Fortunately, h […]

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Civic Lab Online: The Raise the Wage Act

Posted on May 3, 2021 at 6:00 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. The Raise […]

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Life, Love and Gimbap: Cookbooks, Music, Movies and Fantastic Reads

Posted on April 28, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY SUSAN GOERTZ I had never eaten gimbap before I was invited by a high school friend to her home to try one of her Korean mother’s specialties. I was very excited. Then, I was shocked to learn that this popular sushi-style rice dish included hotdogs. Aren’t hotdogs as “American” as apple pie?! This introduction […]

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

Posted 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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16 Fabulous Book Destinations for Your Next Trip

Posted on April 14, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES As communities continue to reopen across the Inland Northwest, travel has dominated my mind. I’ve waited over a year to see family and friends, and I look forward to packing my bags for a visit. I also look forward to sightseeing again. With National Library Week taking place just last week, it […]

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Celebrating Earth this month with activities, library programs & an action plan

Posted on April 5, 2021 at 6:45 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER OUR WATER USAGE April brings Earth Day celebrations and gardening fun. When many of us are busy planning our garden layout, possibly filled with colorful flowers or vibrant veggies, we may not be considering how much water each of the plants require. Did you know that according to data from the U.S. […]

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Civic Lab Online: Water Conservation & Gardening

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. Water Conservation […]

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Celebrating & learning during Money Smart Week

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 7:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER April is a month that brings the hope of warmer weather and a time to take stock of our surroundings to see how they’ve weathered through the winter. Lots of us are inspired to spring clean our homes, clear out the garage, and look with fresh eyes at our finances. April is […]

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Judging a book by its cover: Weird, wonderful fantasy books that delivered

Posted on March 24, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ALISON JOHNSON How do you pick out your books? Favorite authors and genres are one way. How about serendipitous discovery instigated by a flash of color or intriguing artwork? What attracts you to a book before you even read the title or know the author? When I am browsing through books, online or in […]

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