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TAG: books

Grow Your Creative Talents in the New Year with Helpful Books, Resources & Programs

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 29, 2021 at 6:00 am

Woman painting, feature blog image “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have,” Maya Angelou said in an interview. From my experience, this is absolutely true. This means that including creative goals in your New Year’s resolutions could lead to a more productive and inspirational 2022. Our libraries offer plenty of ways to help with creative goals, incl […]

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Winter Reading Challenge: 20 Minutes a Day for a Better You, Better World

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on December 14, 2021 at 6:00 am

And for the month of January, you’ll have access to selected eBooks from Lerner Publishing, available exclusively through the #WinterRead2022 challenge. That means you will have instant access with no holds, wait times, or borrowing limits. These titles help readers of all ages explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. You can ex […]

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Book Gift Ideas You Can Check Out at the Library Before You Buy

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 8, 2021 at 6:00 am

The holiday season is when I love to give books as presents to family and friends. I read a wide variety of titles throughout the year, and inevitably, as I’m reading, I’ll think of someone who will also enjoy the book. So, I’ve complied this list of books that could make great gifts for your loved ones too. I’ve sorted them into interests […]

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14 Feel-Good Fiction Reads for Hope & Encouragement

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 27, 2021 at 7:00 am

Lately, I’ve been in the mood for books that are happier, or at least mostly uplifting. My sense is I am not alone in this desire. While these books have sad moments and deal with life’s challenges, they will hopefully leave you feeling positive and encouraged when you turn that last page. […]

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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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