TAG: books

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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Mystery reads for tweens & investigative adventures at the library

Posted in kids on July 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

  by Melanie Boerner Grab your spy glass and let’s dust for prints! Here are some great mystery reads for tweens to investigate this summer. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman Nobody “Bod” Owens is the only living resident of a graveyard and has been reared by the ghostly inhabitants since infancy, after his parents […]

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Beyond dorks & wimps: Graphic novel hybrids after Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries

Posted in kids on July 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being responsible for stocking the sections for “Kids Books to Go” at the Library District, it’s the perennial popularity of comic book heroes and their antics. “Kids Books to Go” is a bookstore-style display of multiple copies of high interest titles. Since its launch, year […]

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She screams loudest: Women’s dystopian tales

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Susan Goertz For me, there is no question that dystopian author Philip K. Dick was a visionary. And interestingly, the physical appearance of his female characters tends to have a direct correlation to their level of intelligence (I’ll let you discover which way the correlation falls out). Reading his novels and stories for a […]

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Summer Storytimes: mash-ups, meals, and parks

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on June 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

STORYTIME MASH-UPS This summer we’re taking a few weeks to combine Storytimes with extra special topics. In June, Building is the theme to complement our Build a Better World Summer Reading programs. During these Storytimes, we’ll explore building activities after listening to a building-related stories. In July, the mash-up is STEM, which stan […]

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Online Summer Reading: tackle challenges, get badges, & earn your reading certificate

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on June 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

During summer break, the most important thing for kids is to keep reading, so they can start strong at school in the fall. Summer learning loss occurs when students take a prolonged break from school and lose the knowledge and skills they had at the start of summer, so that when they start back to […]

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Graphic novels with strong female characters

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Sometimes, when I find myself in the mood for an upbeat, quick read, I look to the library’s graphic novel sections. Traditional super-hero stories aren’t my cup of tea. I find myself drawn more to the stories that include strong, primary female characters. Luckily these days, there are quite a few great […]

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Spokane Is Reading: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Posted in News on May 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

Just in time to add it to your summer reading list, Spokane Is Reading has announced the novel and author selected for 16th annual community reading event in 2017: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. A Land More Kind Than Home, a New York Times Best Seller, is a tale of courage […]

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10 cookbooks you’ll be glad you checked out

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 23, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Stefani Miller Walking into the cookbook section at the library can be a little intimidating. There are so many books with lovely, enticing pictures on the cover. How are you supposed to choose which one to take home and which one to leave on the shelf? Don’t panic! I’ve been testing them out in […]

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Books to help kids with the idea of a new sibling

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on May 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Melanie Boerner After six years with our only child, my husband and I are expecting another in August. My son approached me the other day and asked, “Are you going to love the baby and stop loving me?” This, of course, broke my heart and had me, already a ball of hormones, in tears. […]

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