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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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Enraptured by raptors: West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Kim Brinkmann “I had no idea this place even existed!” This phrase is commonly expressed by first-time guests of the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center. The Outdoor Learning Center is tucked back in a corner on the grounds of Pasadena Park Elementary School, hidden among the towering cottonwoods, cedars, and aspens. It is easily […]

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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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Build a Better World: Summer programs for kids and families

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

Build a Better World this summer at the library. Our lineup for summer is sure to bring smiles to kids of all ages. How could it not with magic shows, wild creatures, science experiments, musical performances, and puppets! All library events and programs are free and open to the public. Explore the many ways you […]

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Library District Director to retire: Two finalists for position named

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District Executive Director Nancy Ledeboer will be retiring, after five years with the District, on September 1, 2017. The Library District is conducting a search for Ms. Ledeboer’s successor and has narrowed the field to two candidates. Nancy Ledeboer became the Director of the Library District in March of 2012, bringing […]

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Summer Storytimes: mash-ups, meals, and parks

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

STORYTIME MASH-UPS This summer we’re taking a few weeks to combine Storytimes with extra special topics. In June, Building is the theme to complement our Build a Better World Summer Reading programs. During these Storytimes, we’ll explore building activities after listening to a building-related stories. In July, the mash-up is STEM, which stan […]

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Online Summer Reading: tackle challenges, get badges, & earn your reading certificate

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

During summer break, the most important thing for kids is to keep reading, so they can start strong at school in the fall. Summer learning loss occurs when students take a prolonged break from school and lose the knowledge and skills they had at the start of summer, so that when they start back to […]

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