TAG: adults

Q&A with SHIBA: Valuable Information, Resources & Books to Help You Navigate Medicare

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 25, 2022 at 6:00 am

Woman showing another woman something on a computer, and two men looking at another computer screen. Spokane County Library District has been partnering with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor (SHIBA) program to offer free, unbiased Medicare programs. SHIBA advisors provide our customers with valuable information related to healthcare, more specifically Medicare, on a regular basis. I interviewed Monica Kudrna, the SHIBA Coordinator, t […]

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Q&A with SCRAPS: Pet Parent Tips & Separation Anxiety Help for Dogs

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 24, 2022 at 6:00 am

When I heard about the upcoming program Pandemic Dogs and Separation Anxiety, I was reminded that pets can have stress and anxiety, just like humans can. To complicate these situations, pets can’t tell us in words when something is wrong. So, I often think first of the physical health of my pets whenever there is a change in behavior, appetite, a […]

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Yummy Flavors, Recipes & Tips in These Cookbooks for National Barbecue Month

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 18, 2022 at 6:00 am

May is National Barbecue Month, and I have to say that is fitting since Memorial Day unofficially kicks off barbecue and grilling season across the nation. Everyone does barbecue a bit differently, and the flavors of barbecue can be varied and delicious, from region to region, culture to culture. From spicy to sweet, there is something for everyone […]

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These Library Programs Have Active, Informative & Funny Moments You Won’t Want to Miss

Posted in News on May 17, 2022 at 6:00 am

Active Seniors Walking June brings programs for adults about separation anxiety in pets, Medicare, active walks for senior citizens, some engaging new picture books to read with young children, and the bi-monthly Master Gardeners Plant Clinic. Businesses and startups can sign up to learn the fundamentals of building a brand for a business. Family Storytimes are back in p […]

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Check Out Washington Discover Pass Program Expands to Serve More Library Customers

Posted in News on May 11, 2022 at 6:00 am

We now have triple the number of Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpacks available for library customers to borrow! Find adventures and new experiences in Washington State Parks with the Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpack, which includes... […]

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New Picture Books in Rhyme Bring Family Fun to Your Storytime

Posted in Parents and Teachers on May 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

Presenting storytimes again also gives me the perfect excuse to explore the new picture books added to our collection. Believe it or not, we’ve purchased over 650 picture books between January 2021 and April 2022. That’s a pretty hefty amount for one person to peruse! Here are eight new picture books that provide a great introduction to stories […]

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Level Up Your Nerd Quotient with 6 Superhero Research Tips & Our Digital Resources

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 28, 2022 at 4:45 am

... To find cool things like this, you need high-level searching skills! But you don’t need to be a librarian to memorize a list of the Valar (the demi-god like beings from Tolkien’s The Silmarillion). Here is a step-by-step guide to nerding out with some super research skills. […]

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13 Programs in May for Wellness, Asian American Heritage, Sustainable Nonprofits, Hamilton Trivia & More

Posted in News on April 21, 2022 at 4:15 am

Wellness is the focus of two programs in May—one for tweens and teens all about healthy habits to help steer clear of vaping and one for adults who want to learn and apply the science of well-being to their lives. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we’re celebrating with two creative […]

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Fun in May for Kids & Families: Mini Golf, Hamilton Trivia, STEM & In-Person Storytimes

Posted in News on April 19, 2022 at 6:00 am

We have programs for family fun, STEM exploration, and in-person and online storytimes in May. Family Fun After-Hours Miniature Golf Play some nature-themed, after-hours miniature golf in the library with your family or a group of friends! Tee times are every 20 minutes for groups of up to 6 people. Tweens, teens & families Registration […]

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Civic Lab Online: Spokane’s Recycling

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. Spokane’s Recycling: […]

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