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Call for submissions: Your keepsakes and memories of the Mount St. Helens eruption for 40th anniversary exhibit

Posted on November 19, 2019 at 6:00 am

The Mount St. Helens eruption on May 18, 1980, resulted in the deaths of 57 people and the destruction of over 212 square miles of land and ecosystems surrounding the stratovolcano in Skamania County. In eastern Washington and the Spokane area, residents experienced the ash clouds and particulates in the air, the ash covering the […]

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Shop local and support your community on Small Business Saturday

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

By STACEY GODDARD If you’ve read some of my previous blogs, it won’t be news when I admit that I enjoy shopping. A lot. In my 20s, I even had a personalized license plate on my car (LV2SHOP) declaring my love of all things retail. So it’s probably no surprise that we’re heading in to […]

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Lecture explores central role of social media in today’s politics

Posted on November 7, 2019 at 6:00 am

Hacking Democracy Hacking Democracy: What Social Media Is Doing to U.S. Politics Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram—some of which did not even exist a decade ago—are playing an increasingly central role in politicians’ efforts to get elected. What does this mean for the American voter? Join political scientist Travis Ridout t […]

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Your Path to Student Financial Aid Starts with the FAFSA

Posted on November 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

FAFSA Post Hero Image You or your student may be eligible for student financial aid. To find out, you will need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form beginning in your senior year of high school and throughout your college years. When you submit your FAFSA form, you find out if you are eligible […]

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Creative STEM library programs for kids, teens, & adults

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

CREATE WITH GLOWFORGE AT THE LAB Creative programs for ages 16+ Create with Glowforge: Holiday Ornaments Brighten your home with ornaments designed and created by you at the library. You’ll have several basic designs to personalize with your creative ideas that the Glowforge laser printer will cut, carve, and engrave, rig […]

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New library app offers convenience for mobile users

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

Announcing our new library app Access all library services and resources, including your library account, on your mobile device. The app is called Spokane County Libraries and is available for iOS from the Apple App Store and for Android from Google Play. The links to both are available on our Apps webpage. WITH THE APP […]

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Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th birthday with storytimes and art programs

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

Storytime Celebration: Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebrate with us! For the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, we’re sharing his stories and getting creative with fun activities that explore the world of the hungry caterpillar. Ages vary*: These special storytimes are during our regular weekly Play &am […]

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Accepting applications for Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2019 Spokane County Commissioners are now accepting applications for a Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees position, which will be available as of January 1, 2020. Applications are being accepted until the Friday, November 15. Trustee Sonja Carlson was appointed in 2014 to complete a vacated term and, in 2015, was […]

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Hanford Nuclear Site: The exhibit and library programs focus on ecology, activism, investigative reporting, and literature

Posted on October 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley September 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Hanford Nuclear Site. The Library District is offering a closer look at the history and effects of Hanford on our region. You can see an exhibit of historical photos and wartime propaganda from the Hanford Site at North Spokane Library throughout […]

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Spokane Is Reading presents Madeline Miller and her novel ‘Circe’

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

Bestselling author Madeline Miller reads from and discusses Circe, her second novel and a New York Times bestseller. After the reading and discussion, Ms. Miller will answer questions from the audience and sign books. Books will be available for purchase from Auntie’s Bookstore. These events are free and open to the public. For teens & […]

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