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Community & shared history: Moran Prairie Grange Exhibit

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 6:00 am

Moran Prairie Grange: A Washington Rural Heritage Exhibit MORAN PRAIRIE LIBRARY May 2–29, 2018 Explore the historical artifacts, photos, and stories of the Moran Prairie Grange in this exhibit made possible by a grant from Washington State Library with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. About the Moran Prairie Grange The M […]

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Celebrating & Reading Together with Día

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley For Christmas, my youngest daughter received a doll that looked like her. This seems like a small thing, but I watched her study the doll’s face very closely and then beam up at the gathered family to announce, “Her eyes look like mine!” Our older daughters are blond and blue-eyed, like their […]

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Money Smart Week: Get financial know-how

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 6:00 am

Discover sound financial practices and investment strategies during Money Smart Week, April 21–28, 2018. Learn how to create an investment strategy, prevent fraud and identity theft, and organize your finances. Get the strategies to succeed with your budget, and discover what you need to know when buying a home. Plus, spring clean your file cabin […]

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Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults—helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Tara […]

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Spokane Is Reading: Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 10:00 am

Readers will find a lot to love about this year’s Spokane Is Reading title. For the 17th annual community read, Spokane Is Reading has announced the selection of Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. Those who enjoy historical fiction, mysteries, and crime/detective novels will find Girl Waits with Gun to be “an elegant tale […]

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Life & Limb: The Toll of the Civil War & Long Lasting Effects on Victims

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 6:00 am

Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War Exhibit NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY April 9–May 19, 2018 Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War is an exhibit that explores the experiences of disabled Civil War veterans who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the […]

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Food for Fines for the win!

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

During our celebration of National Library Week, we’re collecting food donations for local food banks. This means that you can support our community and reduce your overdue library fines with a donation of food at your local library. This year is the 6th annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 8–14, 2018. […]

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Feel their truth: Teens compete in local poetry slams

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

Hear the power of original poetry. Get ready for two nights of knockout competition! You’re invited to hear and cheer on teens who are competing with on-stage recitations of their original poetry. Both poetry slams are free, and families are welcome.   3rd Annual Northern Slam Sponsored by the Friends of the Deer Park Library […]

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In our community: Discussions about sexual consent and bystander accountability

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

Perhaps you’ve seen “Tea and Consent,” the YouTube video that compares consent in sexual situations to offering a cup of tea. But consent can still be tricky to understand and even trickier to navigate. In this program designed for counselors, teachers, parents, and other adults who work with youth, we’ll show “Tea and Consent” and […]

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Spotlight on local writers: Community readings of Spokane Writes anthology

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

Get inspired by the prose and poetry of local authors sharing their work from Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology. From sweet poems about birthdays and holidays to reverent depictions of nature, family, and the places we all share as inhabitants of the Inland Northwest, you are sure to hear great stories and poems […]

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