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Ring in the new year with creative, entertaining & informative library programs

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

You’ll find programs that help you express your creative side, explore entertaining games and online adventures, and stay informed or learn new skills to help you in 2021.

FOR EVERYONE

Virtual Art Show: Call for Submissions

Calling all artists! No matter your age, we want you to be a part of our Virtual Art Show premiering online through social media on February 19. Send us a picture of a piece of art you drew, painted, sculpted, or built that represents 2020 to you or represents your hopes for 2021. We also challenge you to create a six-word story caption to describe your piece of art. Once registered for the art show, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to submit your entry. All ages

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Art submission: Jan 1–Feb 5 | REGISTER TO SUBMIT ARTWORK
Virtual Art Show Premiere: Friday, Feb 19, 11am (more information to come)

FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

Evening Storytime Online

Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during this evening storytime. Kids ages 2–5 & their families

Registration is required, and you will need to provide an email address to receive login information.

ONLINE
Thursdays, Jan 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER

Building with Books: A LEGO Storytime

Enjoy a fun read-aloud story! Then recreate a part of the story, like a character, a scene, or a setting, using LEGO bricks or other crafting materials in your home, and share your creations with the group! Kids & Families

Registration is required for each session, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12, 19 & 26, 4–4:45pm | REGISTER

FOR TWEENS & TEENS

Online Gaming: Among Us

There’s an imposter Among Us! Can you and your crewmates complete tasks before you are sabotaged by the impostor? Play “Among Us”—the online multiplayer, social deduction, secret identity party game—with us.

All players must download “Among Us,” which is free for iOS and Android from your device’s app store and available for PC at $5 on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/). We’ll meet up online to interact and chat as we play. Grades 6–12

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive game and interactive platform login information.

ONLINE
Saturday, Jan 9, 2–3pm | REGISTER

Resident Artist: TextSTYLE

As you navigate through fabricated tales—stories—have you ever noticed the subtle nuances in word meanings? In this class, resident artist Hayward Cheesebourough discusses these nuances while teaching how to make your own personalized bookmark. Ages 12+

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information. Supplies are provided for all registered participants and can be picked up at North Spokane Library.

ONLINE
Saturday, Jan 16, 12–2pm | REGISTER

PLAY & CREATE FOR ADULTS

Virtual Boggle Tournament

Test your mettle and vocabulary against other word warriors in our community. We’ll play several rounds in a friendly and social virtual environment. Adults

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2–3pm | REGISTER

Online Trivia: Schitt’s Creek

Your favorite characters from the Rose family await your knowledge of their lives, trials, and tribulations as they regroup from an accounting scandal and bankruptcy in a backwater town they once purchased as a joke. Answer questions about all six seasons, and celebrate the show’s final hijinks-filled episodes to see who has what it takes to come out on top. Adults

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Tuesday, Jan 12, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

Creativebug: Crochet Sampler: A Daily Practice

Learn a new crochet stitch every day—or three every 3 days, ten every 10 days—by crocheting small swatches following tutorial videos on Creativebug. When you are done, you can use your swatches for coasters or stitch them together for a wall hanging. Get moral support and socialize with others in our library community who are crocheting at online interactive meetings, hosted by the library. We provide the supplies you need to get started. Adults

This self-paced video class is perfect for beginning to intermediate crocheters. You can sign up for Creativebug (no cost for in-district library cardholders) and view the daily practice lessons at www.scld.org/creativebug-crochet-sampler.

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to reserve supplies and receive interactive meeting login information.

ONLINE
Kick-off event: Wednesday, Jan 13, 2–3pm | REGISTER
Midway meet-up: Wednesday, Feb 3, 2–3pm
Final celebration: Saturday, Feb 13, 2–3pm

Resident Artist: Thinking Outside the Cloth

The word “fabric” is usually thought of and associated with clothing and fashion. Until 2020, masks were commonly made out of rubber or plastic and mainly used in October. Hayward Cheesebourough teaches how to make your own face masks while pondering how much of our reality is actually wrapped in fabric. Adults

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information. Supplies are provided for all registered participants and can be picked up at North Spokane Library.

ONLINE
Sunday, Jan 24, 2–4pm | REGISTER

Tea Blending with Brambleberry Cottage

Learn how to blend your own tea when Brambleberry Cottage & Tea Shoppe demonstrates some techniques for great flavor. You’ll have the opportunity to create a blend using materials provided and learn some fun literary tie-ins to cozy tea blends. Supplies will be available for registered participants via curbside pickup. Adults

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Jan 27, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

STAY INFORMED & LEARN NEW THINGS

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Start building your business with the help of SCORE business experts. Legal, tax, insurance, and funding questions are just a few considerations when starting a new business. We help you address these questions and more.

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Jan 20, 12–1:30pm | REGISTER

Burn Smart, Burn Safe Webinar

Learn techniques for cleaner, more efficient wood heating, for saving money, and for improving indoor air quality. The presenters share with you the connection between air quality, weather, and wood smoke. We explore the different type of wood stoves, how to properly start a wood stove, and the importance of air draft for clean air and the functionality of your wood stove. Learn what causes chimney fires and the importance of dry wood for a clean burning fire. There will also be time for your questions, and additional resources will be provided. Adults

Presented by Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency and the Northwest Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Thursday, Jan 21, 6–7pm | REGISTER

Medicare 101

Take the guesswork out of Medicare. This class is for anyone new to Medicare and those wanting a refresher. We cover Parts A, B, C, and D and go over your Medicare benefits and options, including a comparison of Medicare Advantage plans and Medigaps. Adults

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

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Monday, Jan 25, 6–8pm | REGISTER

STARS TRAINING

Spokane County Library District offers free STARS classes for childcare providers, teachers, and parents. All of our classes are certified through the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Our classes are now online. Registration is required to attend, and all participants must provide an email address in order to receive login information.

Best Picture Books of 2020

Every year many new books are published and it can be hard to find the best of the bunch. We share our favorite new books to use with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Our favorites are not only fun but also help develop early literacy, language, and STEM skills. After registering, you will receive an assignment to be completed before the training session. 2 STARS credit

Registration is required, and you will need to provide an email address to receive login information and the pre-session assignment.

ONLINE
Saturday, Jan 30, 10–11am | REGISTER

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