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Share Your Voice: Opportunity to Volunteer for the Transportation Equity Working Group

Posted on November 7, 2023 at 6:00 am

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is currently recruiting potential participants to come share their voices about transportation topics that directly affect our region and how federal funds are spent. Learn how you can join the Transportation Equity Working Group and let your voice be heard. […]

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Admiring Book Art: Imagining Your Own Stories When Viewing Illustrations

Posted on November 1, 2023 at 6:00 am

My favorite book illustrations are the ones that feel like paintings. Sometimes they captivate me because they tell a clear story in one glance. Sometimes I’m drawn in because of their mystery, and I squint harder, wanting to puzzle out the meaning. No matter how it happens, I treasure those moments when I am transported by a skillfully executed […]

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Helplines, Crisis Services & Other Resources for Spokane County Residents (2023 Update)

Posted on October 26, 2023 at 4:00 am

By Crystal Miller Note: This is an update to a previous post. A crisis can occur at any point in life, whether it stems from a natural disaster, a health emergency, or interpersonal trauma. It can affect many aspects of life, including financial needs, emotional health, physical health, and mental health, among others. It is […]

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5 Ways to Make an Impact Against Domestic Violence in October

Posted on October 18, 2023 at 6:00 am

Guest blog by Taffy Hunter Domestic Violence Awareness/Action Month Preventing domestic violence requires a collective and proactive effort from every community member. It goes beyond mere awareness and encompasses diverse strategies and initiatives to create a culture of respect and empathy. These initiatives are tailored to equip individuals with […]

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Barking Good Books: An Engaging & Entertaining Short Booklist for Dog Lovers

Posted on October 3, 2023 at 6:00 am

I love to read books which feature dogs who have their own voice in the story. I find it fascinating to think about what my dog may be pondering… or scheming. Does he have a running narration inside his head like I do? Sometimes, based on the look in his eyes, I think he must. Here is a short list of books—some for kids and some for adults—th […]

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Excel Adult High School: New Diploma Program Offered by the Library

Posted on September 26, 2023 at 6:00 am

There are options available for earning a high school diploma—no matter how old you are or when you last worked on a school assignment. One of those options is a new program at the library—Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School. See if this program might be a good fit for you or someone you know... […]

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Not for the Likes of Us? James Lowe on the Universal Truth of Music

Posted on September 20, 2023 at 6:00 am

The Spokane Symphony with Musical Director James Lowe Guest blog by James Lowe: I had an interesting chat on KPBX the other day with E.J. Ianelli, who mentioned that many people think that symphony musicians grow up steeped in classical music, and it’s only that deep life-long connection that allows anyone to understand the music we play. I grew up steeped in Abba and Motown, my mom’s music of cho […]

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Microorganisms, Machine Learning & More: Check Out Fascinating Books on STEM Topics for Adults

Posted on September 13, 2023 at 6:00 am

I’m still lousy at science and math, but my interest in how these fields affect the world around me has grown. I’ve come to learn that you don’t have to be good at STEM to enjoy discovering some of the latest advances in these fields. So as summer winds down and children get ready to dive back into STEM at school, why not dive in with them? […]

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Fall Gardening & Seed Libraries: Helpful Tips, Masterful Resources & Great Books

Posted on September 6, 2023 at 6:00 am

Gardener cuts rose leaves off with pruner to prepare bush for winter. Work in autumn garden. Taking care of plants September is a great time to start getting your garden ready for the long winter ahead and the coming spring. Our Fall Garden Cleanup class in September is an informative class led by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. He discusses the importance of fall cleanup in the garden, along with easy steps to get it all done. Plus check out these books and onlin […]

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Take & Give: Seed Library

Posted on August 29, 2023 at 2:45 pm

Seed Library Locations Our Seed Library locations are: Check for gardening programs on our online events calendar. How Do Seed Libraries Work? You borrow from a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds during the year, plant them in your garden, and watch them grow. When it’s time to harvest, collect some seeds to bring […]

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