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Check out Spokane Symphony Passes from the library, plus sage advice for first-timers

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley My grandparents both played the bass (the largest and lowest pitched bowed string instrument, not to be confused with the bass guitar) in the symphony. I remember going to see at least one of their performances as a child. It was a pretty special event—we got all dressed up and traveled downtown […]

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Childcare survey for parents and caregivers

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

What are your childcare issues? If you’re a parent or caregiver of children, please share your experiences, needs, and childcare issues in a survey. Local organizations are seeking to learn more about issues that impact your access to affordable quality childcare in the Spokane area. REASONS TO TAKE THE SURVEY Local organizations want to make […]

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Let’s dance, let’s play: The genius of Jim Gill

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge If you’re a parent or caregiver of a young child, then you may already know the joyful, playful music and stories of Jim Gill. If you haven’t yet heard his music or attended an interactive performance, then you are in for a treat! Get ready to jump, dance, sing, clap, and even […]

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Argonne Road closure in Millwood at Union Pacific railroad crossing

Posted on July 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

Argonne Road (Millwood) Closure In Millwood, Argonne Road will be closed starting at 9am on July 31 through August 1 for a project to replace the Union Pacific railroad crossing at Euclid Avenue and Argonne Road. During the closure, traffic will be limited to local access only. The road is expected to reopen by 5am on Thursday, August 2. […]

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A summer evening with Pacific Northwest poets

Posted on July 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

You’re invited to enjoy poetry and gelato on the back lawn of the Moran Prairie Library. Listen to enlivening poetry of four Pacific Northwest poets: José Angel Araguz, Laura Read, Sam Roxas-Chua, and Nance Van Winckel. Bring your picnic blanket or folding chair and get settled in for the poetic cadence of these celebrated poets. […]

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Swing by the Moran Prairie Grange for a Historic Dinner & Dance

Posted on June 26, 2018 at 6:00 am

You’re invited to an evening of food, storytelling, and dancing for all ages. Step out on the dance floor and learn a variety of dances from the 1930s–50s. Mitchell Frey will be teaching and calling the dances. The Prestwold Players perform music that will take you back to a simpler time at the Grange. 5–6pm: Dinner […]

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Preschoolers get ready for school with STEM kits from the library

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Mary Ellen Braks Keep your preschoolers busy this summer with hands-on activities that encourage playful learning while exploring STEM concepts and reading. Preschoolers will find lots to discover with their parents and caregivers, using our new Ready for School with STEM kits. Spokane County Library District in partnership with the Inland North […]

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High School 21+, GED, and ESL classes taught by Spokane Community College faculty at the library

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 6:00 am

HIGH SCHOOL 21+ Turn your life experience into credits toward a high school diploma with High School 21+, a program that recognizes life skills and competency in addition to classroom time and tests. Another benefit of the program is that much of the coursework can be done online, with support and advising from a Spokane […]

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Community is the heart of the library: Share your voice

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

The Library District wants to hear from you. We want to know what your hopes for the future of our community are. What kind of community do you want to live in? Your ideas and vision for the future will help guide us in creating the Library District’s Community Engagement Plan. Here’s how it works: […]

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Business Matters at the library: Free classes in marketing, open data, and writing your business plan

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

Unlocking the Power of Open Data for Your Business Perform in-depth market research to gather information for your new product or customers. Maintain your competitiveness in your industry using open data. You can do all of this and more when you unlock the power of open data. In this two-part class, you will learn to […]

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