TAG: art

Holiday memories and gifts that keep on giving

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on December 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz The scent of holidays is in the air. Crisp frost and cinnamon seem to waft near every doorway. We scramble to prepare for social gatherings while dreaming of time. Time to relax and enjoy the season. Time to be with loved ones, remember seasons past, decorate, and eat all the desserts. The […]

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Delicious creations you can try with December Creator-in-Residence Catee Ng

Posted in News on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge I’ve made a few cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties over the years, usually from a box mix and a tub of frosting. Inevitably, my cake turns out lopsided, my cupcakes are dry, and the frosting is half-melting off the side. I realize that the last one happens because I start baking […]

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Let’s craft: Getting cozy with crochet

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole As we are entering the Season of the Scarf once again, I’m developing a new obsession with a certain yarn-based craft. I consider myself an artistic person, but I have never dabbled in the realm of fiber arts. Until recently, that is! Two years ago, cross stitch became my gateway craft, and […]

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School’s back in session: Picture books about new challenges and situations

Posted in Parents and Teachers on October 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson There are lots of wonderful books about first-day school jitters. But reading to our kids about school doesn’t need to end once school is in full swing. There are all sorts of challenges that kids face while at school. Fortunately, there are also a wealth of books that cover situations such as […]

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Discover creator-in-residence Timothy Ely, artist, designer, bookbinder

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Erin Dodge   Artist Timothy Ely is our creator in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library in October. He makes unique, lavishly painted and drawn manuscript books and limited edition prints. And lavish is not an exaggeration. You’ll find images of some of his manuscript books, which are works of art, at […]

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Discover local creator Derrick Freeland at The Lab at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on September 6, 2018 at 6:00 am

September Creator in Residence: Derrick Freeland Five local creators in residence will be working and leading workshops at The Lab at North Spokane Library from September through January. You are encouraged to stop by each month and have a conversation about the creator’s process, the creative work currently being made, and the type of creation in general while the creator works. […]

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Creativity blooms at the library

Posted in News on June 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

You can find artful ways to express your creativity at these library programs. Mark your calendar, drop by, and don’t forget to register. Fun is waiting for you! Painting Summer in Acrylic: Families & Friends Grades 6+ & Adults Celebrate the sun by creating a fun summer-themed painting, following step-by-step instructions. All supplies ar […]

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The BookEnd: Blank walls & fresh paint demand art

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

by David Wyatt Shortly after The BookEnd opened at the Spokane Valley Mall in May 2017, I knew it was missing something. With some handy work from our facilities guys and some connections with local artists, The BookEnd soon had a rotating display of monthly local artists gracing its walls. The artists’ styles have ranged […]

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Spring Break at the library

Posted in News on March 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

Build a masterpiece with LEGO bricks all week long at North Spokane Library. Play games at Fairfield Library. Kids in grades K–6 are exploring the art technique of pointillism at Medical Lake and Airway Heights Libraries. Tweens fire up their imagination to make a 2–3 minute stop-motion video at Argonne, Cheney, Moran Prairie, and Otis […]

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Master Gardeners share the dirt: From butterflies to herb gardens

Posted in News on January 24, 2018 at 6:00 am

In preparation for spring planting season, we have partnered with Master Gardeners from the Washington State University Master Gardener Program for workshops focused growing with garden starters, gardening in containers, herb gardening, gardens that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and more. Get the know-how to make your garden flourish! UPCOM […]

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