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Q&A with SHIBA: Valuable Information, Resources & Books to Help You Navigate Medicare

Posted on May 25, 2022 at 6:00 am

Woman showing another woman something on a computer, and two men looking at another computer screen. Spokane County Library District has been partnering with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor (SHIBA) program to offer free, unbiased Medicare programs. SHIBA advisors provide our customers with valuable information related to healthcare, more specifically Medicare, on a regular basis. I interviewed Monica Kudrna, the SHIBA Coordinator, t […]

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Q&A with SCRAPS: Pet Parent Tips & Separation Anxiety Help for Dogs

Posted on May 24, 2022 at 6:00 am

When I heard about the upcoming program Pandemic Dogs and Separation Anxiety, I was reminded that pets can have stress and anxiety, just like humans can. To complicate these situations, pets can’t tell us in words when something is wrong. So, I often think first of the physical health of my pets whenever there is a change in behavior, appetite, a […]

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Yummy Flavors, Recipes & Tips in These Cookbooks for National Barbecue Month

Posted on May 18, 2022 at 6:00 am

May is National Barbecue Month, and I have to say that is fitting since Memorial Day unofficially kicks off barbecue and grilling season across the nation. Everyone does barbecue a bit differently, and the flavors of barbecue can be varied and delicious, from region to region, culture to culture. From spicy to sweet, there is something for everyone […]

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Level Up Your Nerd Quotient with 6 Superhero Research Tips & Our Digital Resources

Posted on April 28, 2022 at 4:45 am

... To find cool things like this, you need high-level searching skills! But you don’t need to be a librarian to memorize a list of the Valar (the demi-god like beings from Tolkien’s The Silmarillion). Here is a step-by-step guide to nerding out with some super research skills. […]

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Civic Lab Online: Spokane’s Recycling

Posted on April 15, 2022 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. Spokane’s Recycling: […]

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Get Personalized Help at the Library on a Variety of Topics, Plus Test Proctoring

Posted on April 13, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Two library services are up and running again: Book a Librarian with in-person appointments and test proctoring services! Book a Librarian Book-a-Librarian appointments are once again available in person. Over the last two years, we have had to scale this service back due to the pandemic. We have been offering our Book-a-Librarian […]

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Giving Back: Explore These Volunteer Opportunities to Help Our Community

Posted on April 6, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? And since springtime represents fresh starts, new beginnings, and growth, it is a great time to consider adding volunteering to your routine. You can freshen up your schedule, make new connections, and grow as a human. How cool is that? In the Spokane […]

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New Cookbooks Filled with Delicious Food & Drink Recipes That Are So Good

Posted on March 29, 2022 at 6:00 am

Family cooking a meal in the kitchen By Savannah Stewart Cookbooks are a labor of love for those who write them. When I recreate, share, and consume the finished recipes, it feels like I’m honoring and extending that love. Who knows, you may find the food of your dreams in your wanderings through the pages of a cookbook. I love that I […]

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6 Hikes for Stunning Spring Sightings in Spokane Valley & Surrounding Areas

Posted on March 28, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler I love cherry trees. Specifically, I love them for the two or three days in spring just past their brightest bloom, when you can stand underneath one, tug on a branch, and find yourself absolutely showered in the falling blossoms. In the spring of 2020, there wasn’t much recreation I could do […]

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Earth Week Celebration & Exploration of Plants, Animals & Insects for All Ages

Posted on March 16, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Earth Week is the perfect time to get outside and explore while also learning about the importance of conservation and biodiversity. We’ve planned a week of activities for you! BioBlitz 2022 A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species of plants, animals, and insects as possible […]

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