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Discover a story through music

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

Explore the folk singers and songwriters of the late ’50s and ’60s, who rediscovered artists and songs from the 1920s–30s that they then reintroduced to national audiences. In this musical program for adults, Brad Keeler and Linda Parman perform music celebrating this watershed moment in American cultural history. The Great Folk Scare: Americ […]

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Discover a Story: Exhibits and lectures in and around our libraries

Posted on January 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

Explore an exhibit about women of Spokane, an exhibit and lecture about the refugee experience, a documentary and exhibit about poverty, live art demonstrations, and a walk and talks about the outdoors. These programs are opportunities to learn about the people and places around us. See what story will inspire you. LOCAL ART Spokane Women […]

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

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

If tax season is stressing you out, you’ll be happy to know that Free AARP Tax Aide is here. From January 28 through April 15, you can get help at four of our libraries: Argonne, Cheney, Moran Prairie, and Spokane Valley. […]

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Tell your story: Memoir writing, oral storytelling, and open mic night

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

Everyone at any age can be a storyteller. Learn ways to share your story: written, orally, and through painting. Plus delve even deeper by learning techniques using our online resources and book suggestions. We even have different outlets for sharing your story, including an open mic event and a way to self-publishing your writing to […]

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Volunteering: For those who enjoy reading, children, and reading with children

Posted on January 8, 2019 at 6:00 am

You can help a child improve their reading skills & gain confidence as a reader. We’re looking for volunteers for our Reading Buddy Program at local elementary schools, which starts the week of February 4. The Reading Buddy Program pairs volunteers, as mentors, with elementary school students. A reading buddy is a volunteer who loves […]

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Waylay winter boredom with culture and crafts

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

SPOKANE SYMPHONY PASSES Continuing in the winter and early spring of 2019, library customers can check out Spokane Symphony passes to select Sunday matinee performances, each conducted by Eckart Preu. This season is the final one with the Spokane Symphony for Eckart Preu, who has been serving as the musical director since 2004. Multiple passes […]

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Kids solve Forensic Science Mysteries at the library

Posted on December 26, 2018 at 6:00 am

For kids ages 8+ Calling all detectives and scientists! Come to the library to solve the mystery with forensic science techniques. Test strawberry DNA Analyze fingerprints Create different “blood” spatter patterns (with paint!) No registration required. See you there! AIRWAY HEIGHTS Thursday, Jan 3, 4–5pm ARGONNE Tuesday, Jan 8, 4–5pm MORAN […]

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Experience beautiful medieval book art with January Creator-in-Residence Hannah Charlton

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge In January, we are lucky to host Creator-in-Residence Hannah Charlton at The Lab at North Spokane Library. Hannah studied art, graphic design, and history at Whitworth University and found the perfect intersection of the three areas of study in medieval manuscript illumination. You may be wondering a bit about what an illuminated […]

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Get leading edge information with access to thousands of newspapers

Posted on November 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

NewsBank delivers over 11,000 news sources from around Washington state and the world. Using this digital resource you can… Search any topic. Research any subject. Stay informed of local, national, and world events. Impress family and friends at gatherings. The Library District is now offering access to NewsBank and its Access World News Research […]

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Delicious creations you can try with December Creator-in-Residence Catee Ng

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge I’ve made a few cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties over the years, usually from a box mix and a tub of frosting. Inevitably, my cake turns out lopsided, my cupcakes are dry, and the frosting is half-melting off the side. I realize that the last one happens because I start baking […]

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