October Has Creative & Spooky, Useful & Sensible Programs, Plus Informative Fair Housing Workshops

Posted on September 15, 2021 at 6:00 am

Our October library programs offer you the opportunity to explore the creative and spooky, the useful and sensible, and workshops that provide insights into fair housing laws.

Creative & Spooky

Creativebug: Quilting Challenge

Create a Three-Part Harmony Quilt using tone rather than a specific color scheme to create an eye-catching design. During this program, you’ll get to use up your fabric leftovers and meet new quilting friends, as we follow along with Creativebug video tutorials. We meet virtually four times to work on the project and socialize. Registered participants are responsible for providing their own supplies. This class is best enjoyed by quilters who have already completed at least one quilting project. Adults

The link to the Creativebug class is www.scld.org/creativebug-quilting-2021. Note: Creativebug is only available to in-district library card holders and those with their own subscription.

Registration is required.

Introduction & color tone: Wednesday, Oct 6, 7–8pm | REGISTER
Virtual cutting party: Wednesday, Oct 13, 7–8pm
Mocking up blocks: Wednesday, Oct 20, 7–8pm
Finishing the quilt: Wednesday, Nov 3, 7–8pm

Master Gardening: Seed Saving

Gardeners have been saving seeds long before the introduction of seed catalogs. You can learn which seeds you can save and how to save them with Master Gardener Steve Nokes. Adults

Registration is required.

Thursday, Oct 7, 5:30–6:30pm | REGISTER

Spooky Spokane History

The oddest thing happened when Devon Kelley and Liz Wood started looking into the legends and hauntings of the Northwest—they found out that, around here, the truth is usually far stranger than fiction. Wood and Kelley (a.k.a. The Ouija Broads) share their favorite hometown mysteries, the true stories behind a few local legends, and why it’s always better to mix a little ghost into your history and a little history into your ghost. Adults

Registration is required.

Saturday, Oct 16, 11am–12pm | REGISTER

Picture Book Chat

Discover new picture books that children will enjoy with librarians Mary Ellen and Sheri, as they chat about recently released titles in our collection. Hear and see what they like about these wonderful books for toddlers, preschoolers, and emergent readers. They also share some book-inspired activities you can try with the children in your life! Adults

View Picture Book Chat on our Facebook page at www.scld.org/facebook.

Wednesday, Oct 20, 1–2pm

If you miss any episodes of Picture Book Chat, you can catch them on our YouTube channel at www.scld.org/pbc-playlist.  

Trivia: Tim Burton Movies

Let’s explore the visually dazzling and creepy worlds created by Tim Burton. Learn and compete to see who knows the most fun facts about Burton’s movies—newer releases including Dumbo and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and the classics such as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, The Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd, and Frankenweenie. All ages

Registration is required.

Saturday, Oct 30, 2–3pm | REGISTER

Useful & Sensible

Free Shred Day

Protect yourself from identity theft with free professional document shredding. To provide this service to as many library customers as possible, shredding is limited to two banker boxes per household. Shredding provided by DeVries Business Services.

Saturday, Oct 9, 9–11am or until shred truck is full

Burn Smart, Burn Safe

Learn how to save money and improve your indoor air quality during this session about clean wood burning. Adults

Presented in partnership with the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency

Registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct 19, 6–7pm | REGISTER

Medicare Open Enrollment Clinic

Determining the best Medicare plan for your situation can be complicated. The upside of reviewing your plan options is that you can save money.

Changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plan for 2022 must be made during Open Enrollment from October 15 to December 7, 2021. Trained volunteers from Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) will assist you with personalized help that takes your needs into consideration. Assistance is free and unbiased. To receive advice tailored to your needs, make sure you have your Medicare card and list of medications with dosages with you during your virtual appointment. Adults

This free, unbiased information session is presented by Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and SHIBA, a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Assistance is by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 509.548.2509 509.458.2509, extension 219. (Correction)

Update: All appointments have moved from in-person to virtual video or phone appointments.

Friday, Oct 22, 1–3:30pm
Wednesday, Oct 27, 1–3:30pm

For appointments in November and December, visit our online calendar.

Voting Party: Questions & Cake

The League of Women Voters is celebrating the right to vote at an information booth at the library. Stop by to get answers to your questions about the mechanics of voting, including “Why does my ballot have two envelopes?” “What is an advisory vote?” and “What happens if I forget to sign my envelope?” While you’re there, pick up a copy of the voter’s pamphlet, eat some cake, and celebrate our democracy! Adults

Monday, Oct 25, 10am–12pm CANCELED

Wednesday, Oct 27, 10am–12pm CANCELED

Note: For the locations of official voter service centers run by the Spokane County Election Office, visit https://www.spokanecounty.org/201/Voter-Service-Center-Locations.

Fair Housing

Conceptos Básicos de Vivienda Justa / Fair Housing Basics in Spanish

Esta sesión es adecuada para personas que no han recibido capacitación en vivienda justa antes o que necesitan un curso de actualización. Aprenda sobre las clases protegidas (Ley federal de Vivienda Justa y Ley contra la Discriminación de Washington), acciones prohibidas y quién debe cumplir con las leyes de Vivienda Justa. Diferencias entre la ley de arrendadores y arrendatarios y la ley de Equidad de Vivienda y, finalmente, sobre adaptaciones razonables. Adultos

This session will be presented in Spanish and is well suited for anyone who has not had Fair Housing training before or would like a refresher course. Learn about protected classes as defined by the federal Fair Housing Act and Washington Law Against Discrimination, prohibited actions, and who must comply with the Fair Housing laws. We discuss the differences between the landlord tenant law and the Fair Housing law and go over reasonable accommodations. Adults

Presentada por la Alianza de Vivienda Justa del Noroeste. / Presented by the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance.

Necesita registrarse para este programa. / Registration is required.

Martes 5 de octubre, de 12pm. a 1pm. | REGISTRAR
Tuesday, Oct 5, 12–1pm | REGISTER

Fair Housing & Reasonable Accommodation

Looking at fair housing, we discuss the role of reasonable accommodation, which is a change, exception, or adjustment to a rule, policy, practice, or service that may be necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling, including public and common use spaces.

Presented by the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

Registration is required.

Monday, Oct 18, 12–1pm | REGISTER

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