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New for a Super Summer: Goat Yoga, Shred Day, Medieval Movie Trivia & More

Posted on May 19, 2021 at 8:25 am

Image provided by Lilac Lotus Yoga

Create bright floral arrangements. Do yoga outdoors with goats. Keep your financials safe with free document shredding and a workshop sharing the tactics of scammers. Taste some grilling spices. Take the trivia challenge. Learn about great picture books to read with the children in your life. Get your gardening questions answered by a Master Gardener.

And you won’t want to miss author Lisa Napoli talking about her latest book in August.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Basics of Floral Arranging
Presented by Sabrina Bosch of A Town and Country Floral

Learn the principles of arranging flowers and plants. You’ll get information about which flowers hold up well in arrangements, how to combine plants of different heights and densities, how to choose a color palate, and how to make the plants stay put. This workshop will help you grow your confidence to select flowers from your garden and local florist and to use your new skills and supplies to combine flowers into a “line” arrangement. Adults

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

ONLINE
Monday, Jun 7, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

Outdoor Goat Yoga
Presented by Emily of Lilac Lotus Yoga

Release stress and have some fun supporting Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary, a local cause. Visit with baby goats and other farm animals while practicing gentle yoga. You might even have a goat stand on your back. This class is carefree and meant to be enjoyed with the family. Taking photos is highly encouraged! Fun for families, beginners, and Yogis of all types. All Ages

Note: Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes, bring water, and a personal yoga mat (a limited number of mats will be available to borrow).

Registration is required. A signed safety waiver is also required to participate.

HIGHER GROUND ANIMAL SANCTUARY (IN PERSON)
16602 N Day Mt Spokane Rd (Mead)
Saturday, Jun 19, 8:30–9:30am (TIME ADDED) | REGISTER
Saturday, Jun 12 Jun 19, 10–11am (DATE CHANGE)

Be Smoke Ready: Preparing Your Home & Protecting Your Lungs from Wildfire Smoke
Presented by the Washington State Department of Health & Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency

Wildfire smoke has significantly affected outdoor and indoor air quality in recent years. Air quality specialists share information and techniques to reduce your exposure to smoke particles and protect your health. Topics include information on wildfire smoke and indoor air quality, home ventilation basics, and setting up a cleaner air room. Adults

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

ONLINE
Tuesday, Jun 15, 6–7pm | REGISTER

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, Jun 16, Jul 21 & Aug 18, 1–2pm

Summer Gardening with a Master Gardener
Presented in partnership with Spokane County Master Gardeners

Explore the enjoyment and abundance of gardening in the summer with Master Gardener Kurt Madison. Bring your questions for the “Ask a Master Gardener” portion of the program. Adults

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

ONLINE
Wednesday, Jun 23, 6–8pm | REGISTER

Trivia: Medieval Movie Hijinks

We’re celebrating the medieval hijinks of some of your favorite comedy movies, including The Princess Bride, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and the Mel Brooks parody Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Be ready for bonus rounds featuring other comedy movies that take place in the Middle Ages—anything featuring knights, princes and princesses, ogres who want you to leave, swords, and jousting. Let’s party like it’s 1499! Adults

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

ONLINE
Friday, Jun 25, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

Spices for Grilling
Presented by Elz Tastes & Tea Market

The spice experts from Elz Tastes & Tea Market are back to help you make your next barbecue sensational. Get ideas to spice up every part of your meal—dry rubs, marinades, seasonings for grilled veggies, and delicious dips. This program is HOT, so register early. Small samples of each spice described in the program will be available for in-library and curbside pickup for registered participants. Adults

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

Registration is open June 14–July 1 or until it fills up. Supply pickup begins July 6, during library open hours.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Jul 14, 7–8pm | REGISTER EARLY

The 24-Hour News Cycle & How It Created a World of News Junkies
Presented by author & journalist Lisa Napoli

Lisa Napoli, author of Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR and Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News discusses how key figures at CNN and NPR changed daily news for Americans forever. The first 30 registered participants will receive a complimentary copy of Napoli’s book, available for in-library and curbside pickup. Adults

Spokane Public Radio

Presented with Media Partner Spokane Public Radio

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

ONLINE
Thursday, Aug 5, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

FINANCIAL LITERACY & CONSUMER EDUCATION

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
Wednesday, Jul 21, 6–8pm | REGISTER

Free Shred Day

Protect yourself from identity theft with free professional document shredding. To provide this service to as many library customers as possible, shredding is limited to two banker boxes per household. Shredding provided by DeVries Business Services.

NORTH SPOKANE, SPOKANE VALLEY (IN PERSON)
Saturday, Jul 31, 10am–12pm or until the shred truck is full

Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist? 

Learn how to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud. Plus get help with your Medicare health coverage needs and questions from the State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) and The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). 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), which is 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, Aug 25, 12–1pm | REGISTER

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