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December Brings Holiday Crafting, Amazing Author Talks & Informative Workshops

Posted on November 17, 2022 at 4:30 am

Stop into the library to create holiday ornaments, enjoy a storytime program, take apart a machine, and create with LEGO bricks. Sign up to hear about Medicare cost savings, talk about changes to the brain, learn about outsmarting scammers, and view author talks from best-selling writers. When the weather brings a chill, you can stop into the libra […]

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Shop Small, Shop Local on Small Business Saturday & All Week Long

Posted on November 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

Person holding festive gift bags We're once again the Neighborhood Champion in 4 communities for Small Business Saturday. Discover fantastic local businesses in Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, and Millwood (Argonne Library). This year, we’ve also extended Small Business Saturday to a weeklong event: November 26 to December 3. Plus, enter the Shop Small prize drawing... […]

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Accepting Applications for Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees

Posted on November 10, 2022 at 6:00 am

library book shelves Spokane County Commissioners are now accepting applications for a Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees position. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Trustees are unpaid volunteers and serve five-year terms. Current Trustee and Vice Chair Kristin Thompson’s second term expires on December 31, 2022. Spokane County L […]

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Why Your Blood Pressure Matters & Our New Self-Monitoring Kits

Posted on November 2, 2022 at 6:00 am

Guest blog by Erica Collins What is hypertension? And why should I care about it? More than 1 in 3 Americans are currently living with high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Hypertension is a medical condition that occurs when blood flows through the blood vessels with a force greater than normal. It puts you at […]

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Kick the Ball into Fall with World Cup Celebrations, STEM, Storytime & More

Posted on October 20, 2022 at 4:00 am

You can celebrate the season of competitive soccer with a reading challenge that includes books from or about the 32 countries competing in the 2022 World Cup and by coming to a viewing party. Teens are invited to drop by Spokane Valley Library to check out how they can make a difference in the community […]

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Helpful & Informative: Author Talks, Memory Care, Medicare, Retirement & Small Business Strategies

Posted on October 19, 2022 at 6:00 am

Hear from thought leaders and award-winning authors in the upcoming Humanities Washington program about the gentrification of rural Washington and in three author talks discussing the founding women of NPR, the novel Lessons in Chemistry, and ways to have difficult discussions about race. If you have questions about Medicare or health care and reti […]

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Fall To-Do List: Create & Make, World Cup Soccer, Holiday Shopping & Self-Care

Posted on October 18, 2022 at 6:00 am

Fall to-do list note pad and pencil with cup of tea See the ways you can create, make, and practice self-care in November with the library. Try out Pilates, a new puzzle or board game, or create a container of spring bulbs for winter enjoyment. You can drop into The Studio at Spokane Valley Library to learn about the available audio-visual recording equipment and software and […]

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Library of Things: Save Old Photos & Family Movies as Digital Media with Project Memory

Posted on October 6, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Dana Mannino While the pandemic caused us to pause many of our most popular library services, this year has been a joy to start bringing them back. We are excited to announce that we have resumed Project Memory appointments! You can once again get help at the library with transferring your personal photos, home […]

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Civic Lab Online: What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Posted on October 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

Last year Indigenous Peoples’ Day was declared a federal holiday for the first time. It has been celebrated in individual states and cities for years, and now is gaining more recognition as areas develop their own traditions celebrating local tribes and Native American heroes. How did this day begin, and how do citizens who aren’t Indigenous ce […]

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Teen Leadership Council at Spokane Valley Library Offers Teens Chance to Make a Difference in Their Community

Posted on September 28, 2022 at 6:00 am

Teens gathered together with flyers in their hands What is Teen Leadership Council? The Teen Leadership Council is made up of teens who are passionate about making their community better! The Council is a self-directed group who can decide how they want to make a difference. For example, they can help shape library services for teens and kids by planning programs and putting […]

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