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The Hunt for a Family Tree: 3 Genealogy Tips from a Seasoned Amateur

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 22, 2021 at 6:00 am

I’m an amateur in every sense of the word, learning as I go without any real education and coming back to my tree whenever there’s a spare minute, sometimes after months at a time. Along the way I’ve learned a few genealogy tips and truisms—things I wish I’d known at the beginning and, in some cases, things I wouldn’t have appreciated u […]

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Top Literary Destinations to See in Asia, Africa, Europe & Latin America

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 10, 2021 at 6:00 am

A large window overlooking a lake which is a very nice work space Whether you’re planning an actual trip or simply want to travel in your imagination, you’ll find exciting places to add to your literary travel itinerary in this post! Discover some of the oldest, most beautiful, and most unusual libraries and literary landmarks in Asia, Africa, Continental Europe, and Latin America. […]

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Brain Stimulating Activities for Dementia & Alzheimer’s & Helpful Resources for Caregivers

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

Hands putting together a puzzle on a table September is World Alzheimer’s Month. So, this seems like an apropos time to examine how we can stave off Alzheimer’s and all the other disorders that fall under the umbrella term of dementia. Here are some ideas for using the library’s digital and physical resources to help with brain-stimulating exercises and activities. […]

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Fabulous Tail-Wagging Reads to Get Ready for National Dog Day

Posted in Parents and Teachers on August 11, 2021 at 6:00 am

Happy NAtional Dog Day, illustrated pups What better day to celebrate our furry family member than National Dog Day on August 26. From silly to touching, these are a few of my favorite picture books about man’s (kid’s) best friend. I hope you read a few to celebrate dogs and get ready for National Dog Day! […]

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Summer Picnic Tips & Books to Assure the Best Outdoor Dining Experience

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 4, 2021 at 6:00 am

Picnic basket, flowers, and blanket on grass near tree Eating outside has always been a great way to spend time with family and friends, especially during the summer months.... Whether you are packing a picnic for the park or for the top of a mountain, there are ways to make it easier and more fun, and a little bit of planning before you leave the house can go a long way. […]

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Spokane Is Reading Celebrates 20 Years & Shares 12 Books That Writers Recommend

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on July 29, 2021 at 7:00 am

These dozen books look like a mishmash selection at first glance. And that’s because we put the choice for wonderful reading recommendations into the hands of past Spokane Is Reading authors. […]

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31 Ways to Explore the Marvels of Nature Each Day in August

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 28, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ABRA COLE Summer is winding down, and August may just be our last chance to get outdoors and explore before the season turns to autumn. Since factors such as extreme hot weather and smoke may affect actual outdoor plans, I’ve compiled a variety of potential activities that fit different weather situations. Think you can’t […]

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Pet Pals Week Has Pet-tacular Stories, Pop-up Paper Crafts & Sleuthing Adventures

Posted in News on July 12, 2021 at 6:00 am

Pet Pals week on Page Turner Adventures feature image This week on Page Turner Animal Adventures we are having fun with Pet Pals. We hope you have a pet-tacular time with Page Turner, Kenny, and their friends and special guests! […]

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Hard Topics to Talk About with Kids: Get Help with These New Book Bags

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on July 7, 2021 at 6:00 am

Whether the conversation is about divorce, death, bullying, or some other challenging situation, parents and caregivers can wonder where to even start and how much to say. To help parents and caregivers with these tough conversations, the Early Learning Team at the library has launched “Let’s Talk About” book bags. […]

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Top Literary Tourist Stops in English-Speaking Countries for Avid Book Fans

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 23, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Summer 2021 may not be an ideal time to travel internationally, but it’s a great time to start dreaming and planning! In fact, Conde Nast Traveler (available digitally from Flipster) recommends planning international travel at least one year in advance. TRAVELING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 The status of international travel is […]

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