TAG: books

A Booklist for Bookworms: 5 Engrossing Titles About Books, Building Community & Mysteries!

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

By Alison Johnson Reading a book that revolves around books makes me happy. I am sharing my joy of books about books with other book lovers out there. Here are five books that feature either a fictional author, editor, librarian, bookseller, or a community of readers, and of course… books! I hope you’ll give one […]

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9 Guidelines for Writing Book Reviews & How to Add Yours to Our Catalog

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 22, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Andrea Brumbaugh Not all personal book reviews are created equal. If you have spent any time on Goodreads, you’ve most likely seen some that simply state, “I hated it,” or “I loved it.” If these readers are writing the review for themselves so that they can look back later and see how they felt […]

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Fall To-Do List: Create & Make, World Cup Soccer, Holiday Shopping & Self-Care

Posted in News on October 18, 2022 at 6:00 am

Fall to-do list note pad and pencil with cup of tea See the ways you can create, make, and practice self-care in November with the library. Try out Pilates, a new puzzle or board game, or create a container of spring bulbs for winter enjoyment. You can drop into The Studio at Spokane Valley Library to learn about the available audio-visual recording equipment and software and […]

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Celebrate Victorian Literature During #Victober, from Horror to Happily-Ever-After

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 30, 2022 at 6:00 am

October’s cooling weather and crisping leaves offer the perfect excuse to transition to indoor activities—like curling up with a steaming beverage and a substantial book. Perhaps that’s why reading Victorian literature in October has become a recent tradition for some and with its own hashtag: #Victober. […]

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Good Times Ahead for Kids: STEAM Programs, LEGO Free Play, Spooky Fun & Storytimes

Posted in News on September 22, 2022 at 4:30 am

Our October lineup includes STEAM programs—looking at science, technology, engineering, art, and math topics—that get kids and tweens creating with LEGO bricks, building a catapult with small planks, deconstructing electronics, investigating wind and electricity, and making cyanotype art using sunlight. The whole family is invited to wear a cos […]

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Finding or Switching Your Career? Check Out These Free Assessment Tools

Posted in Business and Careers on September 8, 2022 at 6:30 am

By Stacey Goddard What do you want to be when you grow up? Just about everyone is asked this question countless times when they’re young. When I was a child, I always had a ready answer, and I spent a lot of time playacting as a child. One month I wanted to be a doctor, […]

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Growing Your Garden with Resources for Seed Saving & Our Seed Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 31, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole If you’re a gardener, this time of year usually means two things: it’s seed saving time and we’re due to get our fall crops planted. This summer has been a little strange for many Inland Northwest gardeners. The heat came later than usual, and it was preceded by unusually large amounts of […]

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Online Author Talks: Raising Thrivers, One Prolific Author & a Tale of Privilege, Wealth & Deceit

Posted in News on August 25, 2022 at 4:00 am

Three online author talks in September give you a chance to explore raising THRIVERS with Dr. Michele Borba, attend a talk with Simon Winchester, the prolific author of THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, and hear from Hernan Diaz about his novel TRUST set in the roaring 1920s.  […]

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Spokane Is Reading Selects “The Book of Difficult Fruit” by Local Author Kate Lebo

Posted in News on August 24, 2022 at 6:00 am

Spokane Is Reading 2022: "The Book of Difficult Fruit" by Kate Lebo Spokane Is Reading Spokane Is Reading has announced their book selection for the 21st annual community-wide reading event: local author Kate Lebo’s The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with Recipes). The Book of Difficult Fruit is a collection of essays that combine memoir, natural history, and recipes. It is […]

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Space Exploration You Can Do, Inspired by Amazing Images from the Webb Telescope

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 17, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler On July 12, 2022, NASA released its first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, and they are both breathtaking and groundbreaking in their ability to detect infrared light at a high resolution. The telescope operates with two cameras: NIRCam (near infrared camera), which looks at the shortest infrared wavelengths, and MIRI […]

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