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Summer’s financial playlist: Medicare, retirement, & investments

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

Close out summer strong with a class about financial matters, including Medicare, retirement, and investing terminology. SHIBA CLASSES We’ve partnered with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor (SHIBA) program, a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, to provide timely information for Medicare recipien […]

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We thank you

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

The trustees, staff, and volunteers of the Spokane County Library District thank you for approving the ballot measure to restore our levy rate. In the August 6 primary election, 32,855 voters said yes to the maintenance and operations proposition with a 54.99% approval rate. This approval allows the Library District to maintain our current level […]

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Volunteer opportunities: Reading Buddy Program, National Voter Registration Day, & technology evaluation

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

THE READING BUDDY PROGRAM Are you looking for a rewarding and engaging way to serve your community and work with children? If you answered yes, then the Reading Buddy Program may be the right fit for you. We are currently recruiting for this highly successful program, looking for adult volunteers to spend one day per […]

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Blacksmithing at the Library with Columbia Fire & Iron

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

Hammer-in with Columbia Fire & Iron; photo credit: Megan Kennedy By Erin Dodge Within the Library District’s creative spaces—The Lab at North Spokane Library and The Studio at Spokane Valley Library—we’ve hosted creators who have taught program participants how to reupholster furniture, decorate cakes and cupcakes, shoot professional-level film, take awesome photographs, sew something special, paint land […]

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Explore your creative side

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

Creativity is abundant at the library this summer. Adults can paint happy trees and clouds with Certified Ross Instructor George Lee. Tweens and teens can decorate cupcakes and a watermelon. Everyone is invited to create an Artful Garden with a flower pot they decorate themselves or to make a Jedi or Sith craft at Star […]

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5th annual Poetry Picnic on the green behind Moran Prairie Library

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 6:00 am

Enjoy poetry at our 5th annual Poetry Picnic from four Pacific Northwest poets: Thom Caraway, Brooke Matson, Tiffany Midge, and Emma Noyes. All ages may attend, but please note that some poems will contain adult themes. Bring your picnic blanket or folding chair and revel in this wonderful listening experience. We’re serving gelato from Ferrante […]

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VetNow: An online resource for veterans & their families

Posted on July 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’re happy to announce our latest digital resource VetNow from Brainfuse. VetNow has support for our community’s veterans and their families to navigate the VA bureaucracy, provide academic tutoring, and assist with employment transition. VetNow is available from any computer or mobile device with internet access. You can find access this […]

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“Stranger Things” fans gather for trivia and crafts

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

If you’re a fan of the science fiction horror show Stranger Things from Netflix, you can gather for some crafts and discussion with other fans about your favorite moments in seasons 1 and 2 and so far in season 3 (out July 4, 2019). For those who really know the show, our two trivia nights […]

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Gain insights at financial planning informational seminars with Edward Jones

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’ve partnered with financial educators from Edwards Jones to bring you information about investments, retirement, and steering clear of financial fraud. These seminars are completely informational (no sales) and are provided as part of our Financial Literacy and Consumer Education series. FINANCIAL PLANNING WITH EDWARD JONES Fixed Income Invest […]

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Family Storytimes explore buses, mermaids, and nature at libraries and parks this summer

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

We have Storytime fun all summer, including with our partners Spokane Transit Authority and at parks in Medical Lake and Spokane Valley. Families with kids of all ages can explore Library Park, next to Deer Park Library, at Nature Play & Learn Storytime. And what would Storytime be without the stories! You’ll experience some great […]

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