TAG: adults

Friends: Who needs them?

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Friends. We all have them, but do we need them? The topic came up when my 3-year-old and I were reading Ryan T. Higgins’ book We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! recently. We got to talking about his friends at daycare. Of course, it’s the norm to refer to his entire classroom as […]

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When murder smells like honeysuckle: The allure of film noir

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 30, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades In adolescence, my impulse towards mysteries and thrillers was satisfied by Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Mystery! on PBS. But these days when I get the urge, I’m more likely to pick up a film noir or some of the hardboiled fiction that inspired it. Less cozy and more convoluted, film […]

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

Posted in News 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 in News 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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Workshops to help you with Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted in News on October 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

It is that time of year again. Medicare Open Enrollment is available for 2020, beginning next week. Determining the best Medicare plan for your situation can be complicated. The upside of reviewing your plan options is that you can save money. Trained volunteers from Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and Statewide […]

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Favorite reads reimagined for the screen: Upcoming film and TV adaptations

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 9, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Underwood Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix (even Facebook Watch) are churning out as many originals and adaptations as they can buy, produce, and film—all to try to win the fierce video streaming competition. This is fantastic for book nerds because these streaming giants are looking to novels and nonfiction for good source material! […]

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New community topics at Civic Lab pose questions and invite discussion

Posted in News on October 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

Each month, you can find information, activities, and discussion on an issue facing our community at the Civic Lab. Take a look at thought-provoking materials and activities for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. CIVIC LAB NORTH SPOKANEOctober 2019–January 2020 October: Voting Rights Wh […]

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Homebuyer education & financial literacy workshops from SNAP Spokane

Posted in News on September 30, 2019 at 6:00 am

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION SEMINARS October 2019–January 2020 Buying a home can be a dream come true and an overwhelming process at the same time. In a free seminar held at the library, explore all of the major aspects of the home-buying process in an unbiased format with SNAP Spokane instructors certified by the Washington State Housing […]

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Uncover your creativity & watch live art-making at the library

Posted in News on September 26, 2019 at 6:00 am

LIVE ART DEMONSTRATIONS Artists and craftspeople demonstrate how they create their art. You’re invited to watch and ask questions. The demonstrations in October are presented in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month. Mindfulness Weaving with Diana Taylor SPOKANE VALLEYSaturday, Oct 5, 2–3:30pm Tatting with Shuttlebird Tatting Guil […]

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Business Matters: Build a sustainable nonprofit, gain new customers, and learn about invaluable business topics

Posted in News on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

Business Matters fall 2019 and winter 2020 BRING NEW CUSTOMERS TO YOUR BUSINESS Participate in Small Business Saturday with the library! If your business meets the criteria and is located in Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, or Millwood (Argonne Library), then sign up to be a stop for our Shop Small Bingo Challenge to bring in new customers and make new connections […]

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