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Unique Nerdy & Geek-Inspired Workouts, Plus Books & DVDs to Get You Moving

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 20, 2023 at 6:00 am

It’s National Hike with a Geek Day (annually on June 20)! When I found out about this day, I started thinking of all the nerdy and geeky types of exercise I’ve tried or heard about over the years. Some mainstays include LARPing and geocaching. Recently, activities combined with apps can get you moving, like ... […]

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For Father’s Day: Stories about Real Library Dads & a Fun Kids’ Booklist

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 14, 2023 at 6:00 am

As we round the corner towards Father’s Day, I’d like to honor some of our loyal library dads. We see these fellows every week (sometimes more often!) investing in their children’s futures. I’m delighted to have interviewed them and to share their stories with you. Plus check out this booklist to read with kids! […]

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Festive & Informative Juneteenth Children’s Books to Help You Celebrate

Posted in kids on June 7, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Juneteenth became a U.S. federal holiday in 2021. I admit I first heard of the commemorative day just a couple years before, but some American communities have been celebrating Juneteenth for 157 years. This year, I decided to learn more about the holiday celebration. It’s been enjoyable to discover its history and […]

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All Together Now: A Summer of Friendship, Kindness & Unity

Posted in News on May 31, 2023 at 6:00 am

Friendship, kindness, and unity encompass this year’s summer reading theme of All Together Now. Explore our programs and events below to see what you can do at our libraries and in neighborhood parks. As you grow and strengthen friendships, show kindness, and build unity this summer, we encourage you to read, explore, and have fun at our librarie […]

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Parkside Books: Now Open for Borrowing at Liberty Lake Regional Park

Posted in News on May 24, 2023 at 6:00 am

What is Parkside Books? Parkside Books, located at Liberty Lake Regional Park, is a seasonal lending location that offers a diverse collection of books for all ages that anyone can borrow to read. Inside the Liberty Lake Regional Park Business Office (3707 S Zephyr Rd, Liberty Lake), Parkside Books serves those visiting the Spokane County […]

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Preparing for a Job Fair: Useful Resources & Helpful Tips for Job Seekers

Posted in Business and Careers on May 17, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard This month brings us the 10th anniversary of the NonStop Local KHQ/WorkSource Job Fair. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 25, 11am to 2pm, at the Spokane Convention Center, for this spring job fair where anyone and everyone is invited to attend! This is the biggest event of its type in the […]

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New Catalog Has Improved Searching, Browsing & Features You Can Customize

Posted in News on May 11, 2023 at 4:00 am

The library has a new catalog with a fresh look and loads of useful features to help you find books and materials. Let’s take a look at some of these features and how you can save time with searches and discovering materials you want to check out... […]

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Celebrating the Mermaid: From Bubbly, Sweet Creatures to Fearsome Sea Monsters

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 3, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Most people are familiar with the tale of the bright-eyed, bubbly Ariel from Disney’s animated version of The Little Mermaid. However, in most tales, mermaids are not quite so friendly, or aesthetically pleasing. The oldest recorded mermaid story is the Syrian goddess Atargatis, the woman who dove into a lake and was […]

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New Read-Along Books for Kids Offer Built-In Audio Along with Page-Turning Fun!

Posted in kids, News on April 25, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs With summer just around the corner, many families are looking for convenient, inexpensive ways to keep the kids entertained and engaged. That’s why we’re excited to share the launch of a new collection that ticks all the boxes. Read-Along books (or simply, Read-Alongs) are regular hardcover children’s books with a sturdy audio […]

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Inspire Creativity with Engaging Activities, STEM & Art Programs for Kids, Tweens & Teens

Posted in News on April 20, 2023 at 4:00 am

Our May programs for all ages, early learners, kids, tweens, and teens include engaging activities and storytelling, STEM fun, and creative ways to explore art and other activities! Activities for all ages include LEGO Free Play, Rock Garden Painting, a Pollinators Activity, and the celebration of Marshall Islands Constitution (Jemenei) Day. Early […]

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