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Spokane Writers Conference offers new intensive small group sessions along with workshops

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

The 5th Annual Spokane Writers Conference is full of informative and creative approaches to writing and offers insights about the process of getting your work published. Along with workshops, the conference is offering something new this year: small group intensives. The small group sessions are limited to only 6–8 participants and are laser-focu […]

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CDC & ATSDR hold information session about drinking water exposure assessment for residents of Airway Heights

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are conducting an exposure assessment for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Spokane County, Washington, near Fairchild Air Force Base. CDC/ATSDR is holding an information session to answer questions from the community, l […]

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Explore Space Frontiers with NASA Solar System Ambassador Joe Bruce

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch of the Arabsat-6A satellite Check out this stellar event with NASA Solar System Ambassador Joe Bruce: Space FrontiersNORTH SPOKANEThursday, September 26, 7–9pm Discover the history of human space exploration and catch a glimpse into NASA’s achievements for our planet. You’ll get the chance to see an actual spacesuit, a glove from a Shuttle EVA suit, a small rocket steer […]

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Define your success: GED & ESL classes plus job help at the library

Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:00 am

Classes at the Library October–December 2019 GED & High School Completion Classes For Teens & Adults Spokane Community College Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. Students receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are t […]

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Civic learning at the library

Posted on September 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino I hear a phrase uttered at the Thanksgiving dinner table at least once each year: “Kids these day, they have no idea how the government works!” But that’s not the only place I’ve heard it. Last spring, our librarians asked people what kind of a community they wanted to live in. One […]

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Explore, discover, and play: Curious George, LEGO, Pokémon, and more

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

LET’S GET CURIOUS! Curiosity Day We’re celebrating Curious George’s birthday by exploring interesting things such as magnets, water, shadows, our five senses, and so much more. Hands-on experiences help us discover, learn, and foster our natural curiosity. For kids ages 4–8 & their adults FAIRFIELDTuesday, Sep 10, 4:30–5:30pm MEDICAL […]

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Meet Spokane Symphony’s new music director, James Lowe, at North Spokane Library

Posted on August 27, 2019 at 6:00 am

Meet the Spokane Symphony’s new Music Director, James Lowe, and hear about the upcoming 74th season of the Spokane Symphony. Lowe is the Spokane Symphony’s eighth conductor in its 74-year history. Born in Nottingham, England, and currently residing in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lowe is also Chief Conductor of the Vaasa City Orchestra in Finland. Lowe […]

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Summer’s financial playlist: Medicare, retirement, & investments

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

Close out summer strong with a class about financial matters, including Medicare, retirement, and investing terminology. SHIBA CLASSES We’ve partnered with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor (SHIBA) program, a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, to provide timely information for Medicare recipien […]

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We thank you

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

The trustees, staff, and volunteers of the Spokane County Library District thank you for approving the ballot measure to restore our levy rate. In the August 6 primary election, 32,855 voters said yes to the maintenance and operations proposition with a 54.99% approval rate. This approval allows the Library District to maintain our current level […]

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Volunteer opportunities: Reading Buddy Program, National Voter Registration Day, & technology evaluation

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

THE READING BUDDY PROGRAM Are you looking for a rewarding and engaging way to serve your community and work with children? If you answered yes, then the Reading Buddy Program may be the right fit for you. We are currently recruiting for this highly successful program, looking for adult volunteers to spend one day per […]

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