TAG: adults

From the Library of Things: Machine sewing at your fingertips

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Did you know you can borrow a sewing machine from the Library District? Our Library of Things now offers two Elna eXplore 320 sewing machines to check out for up to seven days at a time. One is available for pick up at the Spokane Valley Library and the other can be […]

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Get gardening help and seeds: We can hardly wait for spring!

Posted in News on March 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

GARDENING PROGRAMS Science of Flower Gardening This hands-on workshop is all about annuals, biennials, perennials, and bulbs. Master Gardener Jan Baker discusses each type of flower, how to use them in your garden, and what to look for before you buy transplants and bulbs. OTIS ORCHARDSSaturday, Mar 23, 10:30–11:30am Master Gardeners: Cheney Plan […]

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Project Memory: Your old photos and home movies transferred to digital

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on March 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino Is your family history collecting dust in a closet? Have a box of slides from Grandpa’s 1978 trip to Europe? How about those little 8mm film reels in their tiny cardboard boxes? If you have photos, film reels, or slides stashed away, now is the time to pull them out! Perhaps Mom’s […]

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Trivia fans take on the ’90s, music, Harry Potter, & book vs. film

Posted in News on February 7, 2019 at 6:00 am

Take on the biggest realms of fandom at adult trivia night. Bring your knowledge and your friends to create an unstoppable trivia team. You’re welcome to bring your own eats or have food delivered. Costumes and cosplayers are always welcome. ’90s Do you love TV shows like In Living Color, Home Improvement, Blossom, and Wings? […]

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Define your success: GED & ESL classes plus job help at the library

Posted in News on February 6, 2019 at 6:00 am

Classes at the Library GED & High School Completion Classes For Teens & Adults Spokane Community College Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. Students receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to the individua […]

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Give your business a boost with free SCORE Business Workshops

Posted in News on January 31, 2019 at 6:00 am

Photo credit: iStock | monkeybusinessimages SCORE BUSINESS WORKSHOPS Start building your business with Spokane SCORE business experts Josh King and Rob Kennedy, who present monthly workshops on a variety of topics relevant to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Registration is required for all SCORE workshops. SCORE Business workshops are sponsored by th […]

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The evolution of the legend of Arthur

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler A young boy grows up poor, not looked after by his foster parents. Abused, neglected, and destitute, he expects little from life, and life expects little from him. Until one day, everything changes. The child in servant’s clothes now wears a crown, and his childhood among the people turns out to have […]

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Discover a story through music

Posted in News on January 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

Explore the folk singers and songwriters of the late ’50s and ’60s, who rediscovered artists and songs from the 1920s–30s that they then reintroduced to national audiences. In this musical program for adults, Brad Keeler and Linda Parman perform music celebrating this watershed moment in American cultural history. The Great Folk Scare: Americ […]

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Volunteering: For those who enjoy reading, children, and reading with children

Posted in News on January 8, 2019 at 6:00 am

You can help a child improve their reading skills & gain confidence as a reader. We’re looking for volunteers for our Reading Buddy Program at local elementary schools, which starts the week of February 4. The Reading Buddy Program pairs volunteers, as mentors, with elementary school students. A reading buddy is a volunteer who loves […]

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Waylay winter boredom with culture and crafts

Posted in News on January 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

SPOKANE SYMPHONY PASSES Continuing in the winter and early spring of 2019, library customers can check out Spokane Symphony passes to select Sunday matinee performances, each conducted by Eckart Preu. This season is the final one with the Spokane Symphony for Eckart Preu, who has been serving as the musical director since 2004. Multiple passes […]

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