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TAG: art

Let’s create: Blacksmithing, 3D printing, Pi Day Pie School & live art demos

Posted in News on March 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

You can fuel your creativity at the library. Make and create something delicious or something forged from fire or the depths of your imagination. Plus see art being made. CREATE 3D Printing Drop-in Hours Stop by to see the 3D printer in action. Learn how to use Tinkercad software to create your 3D rendering. Get […]

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Could you be our next Resident Artist?

Posted in News on March 2, 2020 at 9:30 am

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE We are accepting applications for four Resident Artists, one for each month from October 2020 to January 2021. Are you a visual artist, quilter, baker, cake decorator, or other artist, artisan, or hobbyist? We are looking for people with skills, abilities, and expertise that translate into mediums that are visually […]

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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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Creative STEM library programs for kids, teens, & adults

Posted in News on October 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

CREATE WITH GLOWFORGE AT THE LAB Creative programs for ages 16+ Create with Glowforge: Holiday Ornaments Brighten your home with ornaments designed and created by you at the library. You’ll have several basic designs to personalize with your creative ideas that the Glowforge laser printer will cut, carve, and engrave, rig […]

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Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th birthday with storytimes and art programs

Posted in News on October 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

Storytime Celebration: Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebrate with us! For the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, we’re sharing his stories and getting creative with fun activities that explore the world of the hungry caterpillar. Ages vary*: These special storytimes are during our regular weekly Play &am […]

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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, discover, and play: Curious George, LEGO, Pokémon, and more

Posted in News on August 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

LET’S GET CURIOUS! Curiosity Day We’re celebrating Curious George’s birthday by exploring interesting things such as magnets, water, shadows, our five senses, and so much more. Hands-on experiences help us discover, learn, and foster our natural curiosity. For kids ages 4–8 & their adults FAIRFIELDTuesday, Sep 10, 4:30–5:30pm MEDICAL […]

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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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Cloud watching 101

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 30, 2019 at 6:00 am

Cloud Watching By Abra Cole Springtime in the Inland Northwest is peak cloud watching time. Simple steps for cloud watching: Put away your wristwatch and prepare your imagination. Find a good spot, either sitting or lying down, with a good view of the sky. Talk about what you see: Shapes, colors, creatures, or other things in the […]

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