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Gale Courses for lifelong learning, personal growth & creative pursuits

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 9, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson As many of us are settling into our new normal, you may find that there are still many new things to learn and explore. Many households with children are schooling from home. Everyone I know is still figuring out their busy virtual lives. Finding an enjoyable focus and taking a time-out from […]

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Ring in the new year with creative, entertaining & informative library programs

Posted in News on December 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

You’ll find programs that help you express your creative side, explore entertaining games and online adventures, and stay informed or learn new skills to help you in 2021. FOR EVERYONE Virtual Art Show: Call for Submissions Calling all artists! No matter your age, we want you to be a part of our Virtual Art Show […]

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Wonderful world of art with resident artist Allison Hawes

Posted in News on December 9, 2020 at 6:00 am

December’s resident artist Allison Hawes introduces aspiring artists, ages 12 and up, to the world of digital art and watercolor painting. Sign up for this week’s class before it fills up! Resident Artist: Introduction to Digital Art Drawing and illustration have evolved in many ways over recent years. With advancements in technology, creating […]

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Escape screen time this winter

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Several excellent virtual library programs are happening this winter, and we hope to see you at them! We also hope you’re taking breaks from screen time—especially if you’re one of the many people currently working, socializing, and playing virtually these days. Screen time is any time spent in front of a television, […]

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Nature Art challenge with resident artists The Botanical Alchemists

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

NATURE ART CHALLENGE The Botanical Alchemists challenge you to create your own nature art and share it with them! Your nature art creation could be featured during an upcoming library program. Here’s how to go about it: Watch the video below for directions and examples. Or download the PDF for the written instructions. Create your […]

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Creativebug offers thousands of online craft, hobby, and art classes

Posted in News on April 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Carlie Hoffman Our latest digital resource, Creativebug, brings you inspiring craft, hobby, and art projects. Creativebug offers daily online classes and has thousands of projects in a wide range of categories, sharing techniques for all skill levels. This resource is great for everyone—those just starting out and those who want to develop the […]

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Discovering local artists and their creations at the Spokane Creators website

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on December 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Ree West Moving to a new town means having to learn the who, what, and where of things in an unfamiliar place. It takes a while. I enjoy finding experiences that exercise my creativity. So even after living in Spokane for five years, I still have trouble finding creative opportunities within the arts community. […]

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New website showcases local talent and library workshops aim to assist artists

Posted in News on October 1, 2019 at 6:00 am

Discover local creators and artists at the Spokane Creators website (www.spokanecreators.org). Visual artists Musicians Performance artists Literary artists Other creators & artisans The website is a great way to discover local artists that you can support by purchasing their work or seeing a performance. Spokane County Library District has cre […]

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Civic learning at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino I hear a phrase uttered at the Thanksgiving dinner table at least once each year: “Kids these day, they have no idea how the government works!” But that’s not the only place I’ve heard it. Last spring, our librarians asked people what kind of a community they wanted to live in. One […]

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Explore the arts for enormous rewards

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

by Melissa Rhoades Writer Kurt Vonnegut survived being a soldier and prisoner of war during WWII. He also suffered from depression. Knowing these facts adds extra weight to Vonnegut’s thoughts about the importance of art: “The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more […]

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