TAG: authors

Audiobooks: Are they reading or cheating?

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole Readers quickly divide into two groups when it comes to audiobooks: those who consider listening to audiobooks as reading and those who don’t (“it’s cheating!”). On which side do you fall? I am a lifelong member of the pro-audiobook club. I’ve been listening to books for as long as I can remember. […]

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Dr. Seuss controversy and contemporary children’s literature

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker A story appeared in the news recently about First Lady Melania Trump donating Dr. Seuss books to a school library and the school librarian rejecting the gift with harsh words about education policies and Dr. Seuss as racist propaganda (see the story here and the letter here). In the October 29 episode of […]

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Reading with children: Identity, voices, and shared memories

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on October 31, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Gwendolyn Haley I hear my grandfather’s voice when I read The Tale of Peter Rabbit. He did not read to me regularly. We lived very far away from him and only saw those grandparents once or twice a year. But when he read that story to me, it was magical. I have read the […]

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Ever louder bumps in the night: Scares for all ages

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Susan Goertz As a chill grips the autumn air and the chlorophyll leaches from the leaves, my mind turns toward the spooky. Nothing to get your heart racing and the cold sweat pouring on a crisp night like a good scary story. Horror is a very broad genre. There are a lot of options […]

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Bestselling Author Wiley Cash shares haunting thriller with audiences

Posted in News on October 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

SPOKANE IS READING Each year, everyone across Spokane County and the surrounding areas is invited to take part in a community-wide read, known as Spokane Is Reading. The idea started in 2001 as a way to inspire conversation within our community and to encourage reading by adults. The novel selected for this year’s 16th annual […]

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75th Anniversary & Anthology Release Party

Posted in News on October 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

We’re celebrating our 75th anniversary with a community anthology featuring writers of all ages from Spokane County and surrounding areas. NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY Saturday, November 4, 6:30–8pm You’re invited to hear local writers read their work from Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology. Plus listen to live music from guitarist John […]

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Tidying up: Embracing the KonMari Method

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Stefani Miller Three years ago, organizing consultant Mari Kondo released her mega-best seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Many a home and closet were whipped into shape, but no one I knew had taken on Kondo’s challenge. Certainly not me, with my infamous bin full of winter clothes that may or may not […]

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An Evening with J. A. Jance

Posted in News on August 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

An Evening with J. A. Jance MIRABEAU PARK HOTEL 1100 N Sullivan Rd, Spokane Valley Saturday, Sep 9, 7–8pm Best-selling author J. A. Jance will read from her new J. P. Beaumont novel, Proof of Life, available September 5, 2017. Here’s more about the novel from the publisher: “When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime […]

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Reading & Discussion with Lisa Napoli

Posted in News on July 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

Lisa Napoli, author and public radio reporter, talks about her newest book: Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away. Learn more about the couple at the center of Napoli’s latest book: Ray and Joan Kroc, including the amazing story of Joan, who until now […]

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Your next favorite book from SelectReads

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Carlie Hoffman Before the internet, I had only one way to serendipitously find my next read at the library: wander the book stacks until an interesting book cover or an evocative title caught my eye. Fortunately, finding books through this process often lead to new favorites. Now I have even more ways to find […]

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