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Your urban garden: Mason bees, rain barrels, succulents, jams & more

Posted on January 23, 2020 at 6:00 am

With spring right around the corner, many gardeners have begun dreaming of their perfect garden for beautiful spring and summer colors and a bountiful harvest. If this sounds like you or if you’re interested in starting your own garden (going vertical, anyone?), we have workshops about gardening, water conservation, and food preservation. Our see […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

Updated on January 22, 2020 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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Learn to explore your family tree at the library

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 6:00 am

Genealogy: Researching Your Family History Donna Potter Phillips of Eastern Washington Genealogical Society introduces the hobby of genealogy and shows you how to find information about your family’s history from online resources. Learn how to find names, dates, and places and even the geographical and social history of your ancestors. For adults […]

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Creative spaces for you: The Lab & The Studio

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

For the past three years, The Lab at North Spokane and The Studio at Spokane Valley have been creative places for you to explore and express your creative side. The Lab is host to art programs, STEM workshops, and a large variety of hands-on activities. With the addition of the Glowforge 3D laser printer, there […]

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Financial learning: Manage your money, plan your retirement, shred your documents & keep your identity safe

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

This winter and spring, we’ve partnered with financial advisors and educators from local organizations, businesses, banks, and credit unions to provide you with a variety of financial educational opportunities. For kids, we have a program that combines their creativity with a game that helps them learn about spending and saving. And if you have o […]

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Don’t tax your sanity: Free AARP Tax Aide at the library

Posted on January 14, 2020 at 6:00 am

If tax season is stressing you out, you can reduce your anxiety with Free AARP Tax Aide at the library. Last year, over 2,200 people filed their taxes with the help of AARP Tax Aide volunteers. This year, you could be one of them. From February 1 through April 14, you can get help at […]

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Digital magazines, now delivered by Flipster

Posted on January 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

Our newest digital resource is Flipster, giving you instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format. Flipster has all of the functionality you have come to expect from a digital newsstand. You can: Browse magazines by category or search for specific periodicals Easily find the latest issues on the […]

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College bound: The FAFSA is important for your educational future

Posted on January 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard I have a confession to make. I never filled out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) when I was in high school. When I graduated during the mid-80s, students typically completed their FAFSA applications midway through their senior year. For me, the FAFSA deadline also coincided with my realization that […]

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Yum! Instant Pot Cooking class shares recipes & tips for pressure cooking

Posted on December 31, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley My sister gave me an Instant Pot for Christmas several years ago. I didn’t know what it was and had never used a pressure cooker before. But I’m always game to try a new kitchen gadget, so I gave it a whirl. To say it changed everything would be a slight exaggeration, […]

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Changes to the digital lineup coming in 2020

Posted on December 19, 2019 at 6:00 am

DIGITAL MAGAZINES Our subscription to RBdigital, our current resource for digital magazines (eMagazines), is ending on December 31, 2019. Our new digital magazine provider starting in January 2020 is called Flipster, which has a variety of popular periodicals. Some new titles in our Flipster digital magazine collection will include: Entertainment W […]

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