All Spokane County Library District locations will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thu, Nov 22 & Fri, Nov 23. Regular location hours resume, Sat, Nov 24.

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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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Shopping local on Small Business Saturday gets you even more

Posted in News on November 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY You can celebrate small businesses in our community by shopping local for the holidays on Small Business Saturday, just after Thanksgiving, on November 24. The American Express Neighborhood Champion Program creates an opportunity for community organizations, groups, and individuals to actively support local, small businesses […]

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Spotlight on Millwood: Small businesses and Friends of the Library shine

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

Discover the city of Millwood, nestled along Argonne Road and the Spokane River and known for its paper mill, historic homes, and the first Rocket Bakery location. Millwood is also home to enthusiastic supporters of their local Argonne Library. The Friends of the Argonne Library are holding an open house with wine and live classical […]

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Bring new customers to your business and boost sales on Small Business Saturday

Posted in Business and Careers, News on September 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

We invite your business to participate in this amazing day of shopping! Three of our libraries are official Neighborhood Champions for Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2018, as part of the American Express Shop Small program: Argonne Library (Millwood) Cheney Library Medical Lake Library If your business meets the Shop Small business criteria […]

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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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Feel their truth: Teens compete in local poetry slams

Posted in News on March 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

Hear the power of original poetry. Get ready for two nights of knockout competition! You’re invited to hear and cheer on teens who are competing with on-stage recitations of their original poetry. Both poetry slams are free, and families are welcome.   3rd Annual Northern Slam Sponsored by the Friends of the Deer Park Library […]

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