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For families: Touch a recycle truck, have a painting party, and share stories

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

It’s time for Touch-a-Recycle-Truck Storytime at Spokane Valley and Deer Park Libraries! Plus families can paint together at our Family Paint Party at libraries throughout the county. Drop by the Spokane Valley Mall for Storytime at The Bookend. Jump into the library for springtime fun! EVENTS FOR YOUNG KIDS & FAMILIES Touch-a-Recycle-Truck S […]

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Spring into the spirit of giving

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

FOOD FOR FINES ALL LIBRARIESApril 7–13, 2019 Celebrate National Library Week and support your community with a donation of food. Your donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank and other regional food banks serving Spokane County and reduce your overdue fees! A win-win! The generosity of you, our library customers, never fails to inspire […]

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Kids and adults get financial know-how during Money Smart Week

Posted on March 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

MONEY SMART WEEK March 30–April 6, 2019 Kids decorate piggy banks and learn about spending, giving away, and saving their hard-earned dollars during our Swanky Swine Showdown program. We’re thwarting fraudsters on Free Shred Day. Bring your personal and financial documents for safe and secure shredding—whether you have one pile or 10. Le […]

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Get gardening help and seeds: We can hardly wait for spring!

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

GARDENING PROGRAMS Science of Flower Gardening This hands-on workshop is all about annuals, biennials, perennials, and bulbs. Master Gardener Jan Baker discusses each type of flower, how to use them in your garden, and what to look for before you buy transplants and bulbs. OTIS ORCHARDSSaturday, Mar 23, 10:30–11:30am Master Gardeners: Cheney Plan […]

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Project Memory: Your old photos and home movies transferred to digital

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino Is your family history collecting dust in a closet? Have a box of slides from Grandpa’s 1978 trip to Europe? How about those little 8mm film reels in their tiny cardboard boxes? If you have photos, film reels, or slides stashed away, now is the time to pull them out! Perhaps Mom’s […]

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Express your creativity at The Lab and The Studio

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

UPDATED: March 11, 2019 THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE Drop-in Hours Feb–May 2019 Wednesdays, 6–8pm Saturdays, 10am–1pm Find programs at The Lab. Take It Apart Curious about how things work? Now you can take them apart and demystify technology! Using basic tools, gloves, and safety goggles, we’ll take apart electronics, sm […]

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Poetry slams bring communities together for competitive arts

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

BY DANA MANNINO Feeling blah? Consider attending a poetry competition—or three. The 2nd Annual Valley Slam takes place on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30pm in the University High School Auditorium (12420 E 32nd Ave, Spokane Valley), where students from Central Valley, Mica Peak, and University High Schools compete for cash prizes provided by the Fri […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 6:00 am

Updated on March 1, 2019 Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to any of our three seed library locations! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds at any time during the year, plant them in your garden, and watch them grow. When it’s time to […]

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Create and play at the library

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

PLAY Late Night Nerf Battle When the library closes, let the Nerf battle begin! We supply the Nerf toys and rounds and snacks. This program is for kids in grades 3–5. Registration and signed permission form  are required. CHENEYThursday, April 4, 7–9pm | REGISTER MORAN PRAIRIEFriday, April 5, 7–9pm | REGISTER CREATE Journaling Through Art […]

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It’s electrifying: Digital resources and staff picks for student scientists

Posted on February 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

Discover the many ways electricity and electrical circuits are part of our lives. No matter a student’s grade level, our digital resources offer videos and articles for engaged learning. Plus the books in our collection provide new scientific experiments kids can do at home and for school science fairs. SIRS Discoverer Find magazine articles, […]

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