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National Night Out Against Crime Community Block Parties

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

“National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provide […]

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Reading & Discussion with Lisa Napoli

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

Lisa Napoli, author and public radio reporter, talks about her newest book: Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away. Learn more about the couple at the center of Napoli’s latest book: Ray and Joan Kroc, including the amazing story of Joan, who until now […]

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Out of This World: Solar Eclipse Day, Mobius Science Planetarium & more celestial events

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

On Monday, August 21, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in parts of the continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. Here in Spokane, we’ll see a partial eclipse, in which the moon covers a portion of the sun. Experience this astronomical phenomenon at the library. As part […]

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Dance like You’ve Got Ants in Your Pants: Q&A with Eric Herman

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge We’re ready for comedy, creativity, audience participation, and outrageously amusing songs this summer. And we hope you are too! Eric Herman performs his cool tunes at our libraries, July 17–21. I reached out to Eric with a few questions and learned a bit about how Siri, poets, and kids influence his music. I […]

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Poetry Picnic: A summer evening with gelato and four Pacific Northwest poets

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

Enjoy a summer evening of poetry and gelato on the back lawn of the Moran Prairie Library. MORAN PRAIRIE Thursday, July 13 7–8pm Four Pacific Northwest poets—Tyler Brewington, Emily Kendal Frey, Kathryn Smith, and Aileen Keown Vaux—will read their poetry. All ages are welcome, though some poems may contain adult themes. Bring your picnic blan […]

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Summer exhibits explore the magic of Harry Potter’s world, modern medicine, and Shakespeare

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

This summer you can explore two exhibits that take a look at the history of science and medicine through the lens of literature: J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. SPOKANE VALLEY LIBRARY July 3–August 12 Although fantastical stories, the magic in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is partially based […]

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New Executive Director announced for Spokane County Library District

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 10:45 am

The Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees announces the selection of Patrick Roewe as the new Executive Director of the Library District. Roewe will step into the position when current Director, Nancy Ledeboer, retires on September 1, 2017. Roewe is currently the Deputy Director and has been with the District for 10 years. “The […]

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For tweens and teens: Creative and adventurous summer programs

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

This summer tweens and teens can find adventure and feed their creativity at the library. Spark your creativity by making your own stamp designs, cooking up a culinary feast, and recording a mini stop-motion LEGO movie. For the adventurous, tackle the mystery room escape puzzle from 59:Escape Room Adventures. Can you find the clues to […]

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Find your groove with summer music

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

Our summer music lineup is sure to bring smiles and good vibes, maybe even some grooving. You’ll get the chance to enjoy the original sounds of swing mixed with country blues and doo-wop from The Plaid Cats, the melodic indie rock vibe of The Finns, singer-songwriter Bill Price and his cellist Grover Parido with a […]

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Touch-a-Bus Storytime

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

What happens when the bus driver says, “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!”? Will the driver ever let the pigeon drive the bus? Find out as an actual bus driver reads this humorous story by Mo Willems and other entertaining bus stories. We’ll shake it up with some fingerplays and movement activities. Then you […]

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