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Community Partnership Brings Information about Domestic Violence Resources to Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 5, 2022 at 6:00 am

End the Violence website's home page imagery Guest blog by Taffy Hunter Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) is excited to again partner with Spokane County Library District (SCLD) during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Libraries play an especially significant role in the community. Not only do they offer great reading materials, but they also provide a place where communi […]

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Civic Lab Online: What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

Last year Indigenous Peoples’ Day was declared a federal holiday for the first time. It has been celebrated in individual states and cities for years, and now is gaining more recognition as areas develop their own traditions celebrating local tribes and Native American heroes. How did this day begin, and how do citizens who aren’t Indigenous ce […]

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Celebrate Victorian Literature During #Victober, from Horror to Happily-Ever-After

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 30, 2022 at 6:00 am

October’s cooling weather and crisping leaves offer the perfect excuse to transition to indoor activities—like curling up with a steaming beverage and a substantial book. Perhaps that’s why reading Victorian literature in October has become a recent tradition for some and with its own hashtag: #Victober. […]

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October Is for You: Creative Arts, Author Talks, Shred Day, Memory Care & More

Posted in News on September 21, 2022 at 6:00 am

This fall you can explore creative arts and leisure activities at the library, including blacksmithing, lace tatting, cyanotypes, and photography. October brings you some wonderful author talks—including Spokane Is Reading author Kate Lebo—and information sessions about dyslexia and caring for loved ones who are experiencing memory loss. Shred […]

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Programas en español: Check Out These Spanish-Language Programs

Posted in News on September 15, 2022 at 7:00 am

Para niños y sus familias / For Kids & Families Ciencias para niños: Electricidad / Science in Spanish: Electricity Explora la electricidad como un científico, ¡Un científico que habla español! Los niños aprenderán sobre electricidad y ampliarán su vocabulario en español practicando términos científicos. Este programa es presentado […]

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1 in 5 Are Affected by Dyslexia: Get More Information, Early Intervention & Helpful Resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, Parents and Teachers on September 14, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Drew Repp, guest blogger What Is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is one of the most common specific learning disabilities (SLD) in the world. According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, it affects up to 20 percent of the population. However, despite the high prevalence of this learning difference, it is often misunderstood by the […]

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Finding or Switching Your Career? Check Out These Free Assessment Tools

Posted in Business and Careers on September 8, 2022 at 6:30 am

By Stacey Goddard What do you want to be when you grow up? Just about everyone is asked this question countless times when they’re young. When I was a child, I always had a ready answer, and I spent a lot of time playacting as a child. One month I wanted to be a doctor, […]

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Online Author Talks: Raising Thrivers, One Prolific Author & a Tale of Privilege, Wealth & Deceit

Posted in News on August 25, 2022 at 4:00 am

Three online author talks in September give you a chance to explore raising THRIVERS with Dr. Michele Borba, attend a talk with Simon Winchester, the prolific author of THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, and hear from Hernan Diaz about his novel TRUST set in the roaring 1920s.  […]

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Exploration in September: Native Plants, Business Security, 3D Printing, LEGO, Medicare & Stories

Posted in News on August 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

Adults can explore adding native plants into their gardens, find out about their Medicare Open Enrollment needs, and drop in to see the 3D printer and The Studio at Spokane Valley. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers get a sneak peek at the latest picture books and can learn ways to incorporate music, singing, and movement when reading […]

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Space Exploration You Can Do, Inspired by Amazing Images from the Webb Telescope

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 17, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler On July 12, 2022, NASA released its first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, and they are both breathtaking and groundbreaking in their ability to detect infrared light at a high resolution. The telescope operates with two cameras: NIRCam (near infrared camera), which looks at the shortest infrared wavelengths, and MIRI […]

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