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Ring in the new year with creative, entertaining & informative library programs

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

You’ll find programs that help you express your creative side, explore entertaining games and online adventures, and stay informed or learn new skills to help you in 2021. FOR EVERYONE Virtual Art Show: Call for Submissions Calling all artists! No matter your age, we want you to be a part of our Virtual Art Show […]

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Project ELLO: Everyday Language & Learning Opportunities

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

Guest blog by Dr. Allison Wilson Community spaces and familiar routines offer rich opportunities for meaningful interactions and learning with young children. Everyday Language and Learning Opportunities (Project ELLO) focuses on increasing the number of quality, language-rich interactions between caregivers and young children. ELLO resources encou […]

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Wonderful world of art with resident artist Allison Hawes

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 6:00 am

December’s resident artist Allison Hawes introduces aspiring artists, ages 12 and up, to the world of digital art and watercolor painting. Sign up for this week’s class before it fills up! Resident Artist: Introduction to Digital Art Drawing and illustration have evolved in many ways over recent years. With advancements in technology, creating […]

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Shop Small: Weeklong Small Business Saturday event supports local businesses & communities

Posted on November 19, 2020 at 4:00 am

By STACEY GODDARD I’m having trouble wrapping my brain around how close we are to the holidays. This year feels both like it’s gone too fast and been at least five years long. The change in the weather is helping me get into the right mindset for the holiday season, though—the cold, sleet, and snow […]

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Helpful and cheerful library programs in December

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

December brings helpful and cheerful online programs! Learn about caring for holiday flowers, creating ornaments, making digital art and watercolor paintings, finding Medicare cost savings, playing holiday movie trivia, and reading during a special Winter Camp Read-a-Rama. Don’t forget to catch our Storytime Shorts videos on our Facebook page on […]

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Spokane County Libraries return to curbside pickup and virtual services only

Posted on November 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District announces that all county libraries will close their buildings to the public and are returning to curbside pickup services only beginning on Wednesday, November 18. In-library services will be paused until further notice. Curbside Pickup hours will remain the same, Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm on days when a library w […]

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Kids’ choice: Read & vote for a chance to win!

Posted on November 4, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Reading experts agree that choice plays an essential role in developing a lifelong love of reading. So if you want to raise a reader, let your child choose the books they read. Kids get to pick the winners of the Readers Choice Book Awards—a built-in motivator to read! This year, we’re encouraging […]

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Feeling inspired: Virtual author visit with Tiffany Midge & resident artist workshops with Brandy Seistrup

Posted on October 29, 2020 at 4:30 am

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT: TIFFANY MIDGE Author Tiffany Midge joins us for an exclusive virtual author visit and reading. She discusses how the regions of the Pacific Northwest, the Inland Northwest, and Montana have informed her writing over the years. She will also read selections from her works in progress, her poetry and prose, and from […]

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Storytime Shorts videos: Let’s read stories, sing songs, play & learn

Posted on October 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

Storytime Shorts Our librarians miss having storytime with our youngest library customers and their families. And we’ve heard from some of you that you’ve missed storytime too! So our librarians have recorded some wonderful picture book stories, songs, fingerplays, activities, and flannel stories using the felt board for our new video series St […]

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Spokane County Commissioners accepting applications for Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees

Posted on October 27, 2020 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Commissioners are now accepting applications for a Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees position, which will be available as of January 1, 2021. Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Trustee Wesley Teterud was appointed to the board in 2015 and his 5-year term expires on December 31, 2020. Spokane […]

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