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Nifty Lineup of May Programs: Star Wars, Online Antique Shows and More

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 6:00 am

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Coming up in May: Star Wars, medieval art, an online antiques show, the fundamentals of business financial statements, and more.

STAR WARS FOR ALL AGES

Nailed It! Star Wars Edition

May the force be with you in this Star Wars cake decorating challenge! Get ready for a messy kitchen as you can compete to recreate an intergalactic cake masterpiece. You can be a team of one or recruit from your household to form your decorating crew. You will receive the challenge at the start of the event and use the cake layers, frosting, and other decorations you have on hand at home to assemble it. Teens & all ages

Supplies you’ll need to compete:

  • Baked and cooled ahead of time: 4–5 round cake layers OR 2 round cake layers and half of a sphere cake
  • Frosting
  • Food coloring
  • Other edible supplies for decoration

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

ONLINE
Saturday, May 1, 2–3pm | REGISTER

May the 4th Be with You: Star Wars Celebration

Come one, come all, Star Wars fans! Come as yourself or in costume to the library’s May the 4th celebration! Try out Star Wars doodling, a Bring-your-own-LEGOs Star Wars build, and a whirlwind of other intergalactic activities. This will be especially enjoyable for elementary-aged students. Families & all ages

No registration is required.

ONLINE
Tuesday, May 4, 4–5pm | ATTEND

Star Wars Trivia: Rebel Missions & Empire Maneuvers

We delve into the Star Wars galaxy to follow the events of The Mandalorian, the animated series The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Resistance. Bring your knowledge of off-world battles and lightsaber stand offs to bring glory to the Empire or the Resistance. All ages

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

ONLINE
Tuesday, May 4, 7–8pm | REGISTER

KIDS & FAMILIES

Mother’s Day Activity Kit: Seed Paper Flower

Celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day by creating something wonderful with this seed paper kit. Make a flower with seed paper that can be planted in a pot or a garden as a gift for her or create it with her on her special day. Either way this will be a gift to remember. Supplies will be provided to registered participants May 1–8, during curbside hours. Families & all ages

Registration is required to pick up supplies from the library. Registration ends on April 30 at noon.

To do this activity with your own supplies, here’s the supply list. Watch the instructional video on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/drY0jD7F6IA

ONLINE & SELF-PACED
Starting May 1 | REGISTER BY APRIL 30

Online Evening Storytime

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’ll need to provide email to receive login information.  

ONLINE
Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER

CONTINUING

Spokane Area History Walk

During National Celebrate Diversity Month, you’re invited to celebrate Spokane’s diversity with a history walk that includes sites and statues to remember, honor, and inform about some of the lesser known but important members of our community. Learn about the stories and lives of some of the Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and women who helped make the Spokane area what it is today. Follow the walk through Spokane to imagine what life was like for them as they put down roots and propelled the region from being a small settlement to the thriving region it is today. All ages

Visit the webpage: www.scld.org/spokane-area-history-walk

Download the printable PDF tour guide.

ONLINE & PRINTABLE
April 15–May 31

ADULTS

Antique Zoom Show

You can ask our panel of experts for insight into whether your heirlooms have monetary value in addition to sentimental value. You can also get tips on how to care for different types of items to keep your treasures in their best condition. If you would like your item seen by the panel, please make sure you have the ability to turn on your camera in the best lighting possible. Adults

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

ONLINE
Books, comics, collectible toys & games: Friday, May 7, 6:30–8pm | REGISTER
Clothing, furniture & housewares: Saturday, May 8, 2–3:30pm | REGISTER

Make Your Own Tea Bomb

The tea experts from Brambleberry Cottage share how to create your own tea bomb with sugar, tea, and other ingredients. When finished, you’ll be able to dissolve your creation in a cup of boiling water for a delicious instant cup of tea. Supplies will be available for pick up for registered participants. Adults

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

ONLINE
Thursday, May 13, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

STARS Training: I See Me Multicultural Stories

Young children love seeing themselves in books. We look at stories that encompass different cultures and find the best books to share with children. This training course is held online, and each participant will need to register to receive STARS credits. 2 STARS credits, Adults

Registration is required, and each participant will need to provide an email address to receive login information.

ONLINE
Saturday, May 15, 10am–12pm | REGISTER

Medieval Art & History: The Forgotten Book of Women

The Middle Ages, also called the medieval period, was a time of beautiful art and writing and holds many surprises. Based on the 15th century title The Book of the City of Ladies, by Christine de Pizan, Hannah Charlton’s illuminated manuscripts collection The Forgotten Book of Women features 24 women from myth and history. This friendly lecture will show the process of designing and painting the illuminated art manuscripts and the research that went into each character. Adults

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

ONLINE
Wednesday, May 19, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

Medicare 101

Take the guesswork out of Medicare. This class is for anyone new to Medicare and those wanting a refresher. We cover Parts A, B, C, and D and go over your Medicare benefits and options, including a comparison of Medicare Advantage plans and Medigaps. 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
Monday, May 17, 6–8pm | REGISTER

SMALL BUSINESSES & ENTREPRENEURS

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 email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Thursday, May 20, 12–1:30pm | REGISTER

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