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Shop Small, Shop Local on Small Business Saturday & All Week Long

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on November 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

Person holding festive gift bags We're once again the Neighborhood Champion in 4 communities for Small Business Saturday. Discover fantastic local businesses in Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, and Millwood (Argonne Library). This year, we’ve also extended Small Business Saturday to a weeklong event: November 26 to December 3. Plus, enter the Shop Small prize drawing... […]

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The Great Thanksgiving Listen: Discover the Uplifting Effect of Family Stories & Memories

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 9, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades & Dana Mannino Would you like this year’s Thanksgiving celebration to make your guests feel uplifted, connected, and hopeful? If so, you can participate in The Great Thanksgiving Listen, created by StoryCorps. Each Thanksgiving, StoryCorps encourages us to sit down with an elder, mentor, family member, friend, or someone we […]

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Empowering Voters: Important Civics Information from the League of Women Voters

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 25, 2022 at 6:00 am

Guest Blog by Beth Pellicciotti What Is on the Ballot? The League of Women Voters’ mission is to empower voters and defend democracy. We empower voters by explaining how to register to vote, either online at VoteWa.gov or using a paper form that you can download and print from the Washington Secretary of State’s website. […]

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Q&A with Teri Koski: Finding Useful Resources & Support for Memory Loss & Dementia

Posted in Explore and Discover, Prime Time on October 13, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Crystal Miller According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, “someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds. There are over 55 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2020. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 78 million in 2030 and 139 million in 2050.” These statistics are sobering and point to the […]

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Civic Lab Online: What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

Last year Indigenous Peoples’ Day was declared a federal holiday for the first time. It has been celebrated in individual states and cities for years, and now is gaining more recognition as areas develop their own traditions celebrating local tribes and Native American heroes. How did this day begin, and how do citizens who aren’t Indigenous ce […]

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Teen Leadership Council at Spokane Valley Library Offers Teens Chance to Make a Difference in Their Community

Posted in News, Teens on September 28, 2022 at 6:00 am

Teens gathered together with flyers in their hands What is Teen Leadership Council? The Teen Leadership Council is made up of teens who are passionate about making their community better! The Council is a self-directed group who can decide how they want to make a difference. For example, they can help shape library services for teens and kids by planning programs and putting […]

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October Is for You: Creative Arts, Author Talks, Shred Day, Memory Care & More

Posted in News on September 21, 2022 at 6:00 am

This fall you can explore creative arts and leisure activities at the library, including blacksmithing, lace tatting, cyanotypes, and photography. October brings you some wonderful author talks—including Spokane Is Reading author Kate Lebo—and information sessions about dyslexia and caring for loved ones who are experiencing memory loss. Shred […]

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Programas en español: Check Out These Spanish-Language Programs

Posted in News on September 15, 2022 at 7:00 am

Para niños y sus familias / For Kids & Families Ciencias para niños: Electricidad / Science in Spanish: Electricity Explora la electricidad como un científico, ¡Un científico que habla español! Los niños aprenderán sobre electricidad y ampliarán su vocabulario en español practicando términos científicos. Este programa es presentado […]

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1 in 5 Are Affected by Dyslexia: Get More Information, Early Intervention & Helpful Resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, Parents and Teachers on September 14, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Drew Repp, guest blogger What Is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is one of the most common specific learning disabilities (SLD) in the world. According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, it affects up to 20 percent of the population. However, despite the high prevalence of this learning difference, it is often misunderstood by the […]

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Civic Lab Online: What is monkeypox?

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. Monkeypox: Fast […]

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