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Gardening, Medicare webinar, “Stranger Things” trivia & art with The Botanical Alchemists

Posted in News on October 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

This month, you have the opportunity to enjoy an evening of “Stranger Things” trivia, learn more about Medicare Open Enrollment, get tips for preparing your garden for spring, and create art with guidance from The Botanical Alchemists, who are the October Resident Artists. All programs are online. Be sure to register, and we’ll see you […]

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15 trivia questions for Banned Books Week

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 23, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY ABRA COLE Banned Books Week is next week, September 27–October 3. So, usually at this time of year, I would be working on a banned books display for the Teens section at the Spokane Valley Library. It is one of my most favorite displays to put together, not just because it is such an […]

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Dive past Schoolhouse Rock! into this Learning Circle course

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY DANA MANNINO If I asked you what you know about the constitution, would you start humming a Schoolhouse Rock! song? Would you then blush and realize that the School House Rock song is pretty much everything you know about the constitution? If so, blush no longer! The library has a learning opportunity especially for […]

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Are you up for a reading challenge?

Posted in News on September 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

The online reading challenge has begun for the Spokane Is Reading Diverse Voices booklist. As a co-sponsor of Spokane Is Reading, we always look forward to the annual book selection and author visit in the fall. So when Spokane Is Reading had to switch gears to do something different for 2020, we couldn’t be more […]

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Now available: Family Museum Passes for the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Posted in News on September 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

They’re back! You can once again reserve a Family Museum Pass for the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture! Here’s a quick recap of how a Family Museum Pass works: Provides admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children Reserve a Pass online up to 30 days in advance Print your confirmation to gain […]

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Starting the conversation: Helping you discuss race inequity

Posted in News on September 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

“It’s hard to know where to start the conversation about race with young children. After all, these conversations aren’t easy for most adults,” writes Sheri Boggs, youth collection development librarian, in a recent blog post. To help parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all adults who work with children, we’re offering a program that d […]

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Superhero fiction trivia & science projects you can do at home

Posted in News on August 27, 2020 at 6:00 am

We could share just one or two science experiments with you, but instead we decided to share one every week for three months! Who’s ready check out some science? Trivia fans and Marvel fans come together to show off their knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will you rise to be the superhero of this […]

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Books & cocktail mixes: Find your perfect pairing

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 14, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Recently, The New York Times published an article declaring the return of cocktail hour. I, for one, am celebrating. Mixed drinks can be enjoyed with or without a buzz. Those who choose to not imbibe alcohol can still find plenty to get shaken and stirred about. I’ve noted books that include non-alcoholic […]

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Spokane Is Reading offers Diverse Voices booklist for 2020

Posted in News on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

Spokane Is Reading offers readers throughout Spokane County a reading list of diverse voices for 2020. This booklist includes titles that the book selection committee has considered during recent years and also reflects the rich tapestry of the American experience. A goal of Spokane Is Reading is to encourage reading by adults. Most years they […]

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Check out Washington State Parks with a Discover Pass from the library

Posted in News on July 13, 2020 at 6:00 am

Check Out Washington Discover Pass program UPDATE: July 2020 Check Out Washington Discover Passes are available for check out at this time—but without the backpack and other items, including binoculars and field guides. We have increased the number of available Discover Passes over last year. With funding from the Washington State Parks Foundation and due to the popularity, we now have […]

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