TAG: community

Civic Lab poses questions and invites discussion about community issues

Posted in News on June 6, 2019 at 6:00 am

Each month, you can find information, activities, and discussion on an issue facing our community at the Civic Lab. Take a look at thought-provoking materials and activities for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. CIVIC LAB NORTH SPOKANEJune–September 2019 JUNE: The Final Frontier When […]

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“Palaces for the People”: Spaces and places for all of us

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson I often hear people refer to Spokane as a big city with a small-town feel, and I think this is one of the reasons many people enjoy living in Spokane. However, when talking with customers and friends, I also hear more and more about how people don’t know their neighbors anymore. How […]

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Poetry slams bring communities together for competitive arts

Posted in News on March 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

BY DANA MANNINO Feeling blah? Consider attending a poetry competition—or three. The 2nd Annual Valley Slam takes place on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30pm in the University High School Auditorium (12420 E 32nd Ave, Spokane Valley), where students from Central Valley, Mica Peak, and University High Schools compete for cash prizes provided by the Fri […]

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Gifts of experience for less stress and more joy this holiday season

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole The holiday season is here again! I love the smells of goodies baking in the oven, the peacefulness of the fluffy snow falling outside, and the excited sounds of kids clamoring to get the best spot by the Christmas tree and all the gifts. Usually at our house, that last one is […]

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Fanfiction primer: Reading and writing what you love

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler THE DETECTIVE Tired of writing serial mysteries, Arthur Conan Doyle had just unceremoniously shoved Sherlock Holmes over a cliff mid-wrestling match with a never-before-mentioned arch nemesis. Fans were incensed, devastated, or both. Many of them turned to writing apocryphal works (writings of dubious authenticity), pastiches (im […]

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Community is the heart of the library: Share your voice

Posted in News on June 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

The Library District wants to hear from you. We want to know what your hopes for the future of our community are. What kind of community do you want to live in? Your ideas and vision for the future will help guide us in creating the Library District’s Community Engagement Plan. Here’s how it works: […]

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Kids tackle exciting challenges to stay active this summer

Posted in News on June 7, 2018 at 6:00 am

Play Unplugged in Spokane Valley With Play Unplugged, kids have 42 ways to stay active throughout the summer, without constantly saying, “I’m bored.” So this summer, get up and moving, and plan fun, exciting challenges to earn Brag Badges! Each badge has points called “brags.” Parents can create rewards that their kids […]

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Poetry of resistance and environmental justice

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 3, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Nathaniel Youmans Since its inauguration in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month has become perhaps the single most-celebrated global literary phenomenon of the year, making April arguably the most literate month. Sorry November, your romantic dreariness and proclivity for wool socks and chai lattes are no match for the e […]

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Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Posted in News on April 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults—helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Tara […]

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Spokane Is Reading: Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Posted in News on April 2, 2018 at 10:00 am

Readers will find a lot to love about this year’s Spokane Is Reading title. For the 17th annual community read, Spokane Is Reading has announced the selection of Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. Those who enjoy historical fiction, mysteries, and crime/detective novels will find Girl Waits with Gun to be “an elegant tale […]

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