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Annual Community Art Show Encourages Imagination & Creativity for All

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on January 25, 2024 at 4:30 am

By Alison Johnson Annual Community Art Show The Annual Community Art Show returns to the library, inviting all to explore being creative. Each year, we get to see the fabulous imaginations of artists. Whether the art is impressively detailed, charming, cute, or wacky, there is always a variety of amazing art to view. This year, […]

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2023 Library Recap: A Year of Milestones, Progress & Innovation

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on December 28, 2023 at 4:00 am

By Jane Baker A library is defined as a building or room containing collections of books, magazines, and other materials for people to read, borrow, or reference. Those who visit our libraries regularly often have warmer descriptions, such as “my happy place” or “heaven on earth.” The range of descriptions in between the dictionary definiti […]

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Uplifting, Inspiring Stories from the Past Year at Your Library

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 13, 2023 at 6:00 am

Photo: Rogue Heart Media By Dana Mannino Whenever someone sends the library a thank you note, praises library staff in a comment card, or shares some verbal kudos, we enter that interaction into a database (it’s a very librarian thing to do) so that all staff can see it, making sure those who are being […]

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Helplines, Crisis Services & Other Resources for Spokane County Residents (2023 Update)

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 26, 2023 at 4:00 am

By Crystal Miller Note: This is an update to a previous post. A crisis can occur at any point in life, whether it stems from a natural disaster, a health emergency, or interpersonal trauma. It can affect many aspects of life, including financial needs, emotional health, physical health, and mental health, among others. It is […]

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5 Ways to Make an Impact Against Domestic Violence in October

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 18, 2023 at 6:00 am

Guest blog by Taffy Hunter Domestic Violence Awareness/Action Month Preventing domestic violence requires a collective and proactive effort from every community member. It goes beyond mere awareness and encompasses diverse strategies and initiatives to create a culture of respect and empathy. These initiatives are tailored to equip individuals with […]

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Not for the Likes of Us? James Lowe on the Universal Truth of Music

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

The Spokane Symphony with Musical Director James Lowe Guest blog by James Lowe: I had an interesting chat on KPBX the other day with E.J. Ianelli, who mentioned that many people think that symphony musicians grow up steeped in classical music, and it’s only that deep life-long connection that allows anyone to understand the music we play. I grew up steeped in Abba and Motown, my mom’s music of cho […]

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Fall Gardening & Seed Libraries: Helpful Tips, Masterful Resources & Great Books

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

Gardener cuts rose leaves off with pruner to prepare bush for winter. Work in autumn garden. Taking care of plants September is a great time to start getting your garden ready for the long winter ahead and the coming spring. Our Fall Garden Cleanup class in September is an informative class led by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. He discusses the importance of fall cleanup in the garden, along with easy steps to get it all done. Plus check out these books and onlin […]

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Mobile Library LINC at the Community Shelter in Chattaroy with Free Wi-Fi, Computers & Resources

Posted in News on August 23, 2023 at 4:40 pm

In response to the devastating Oregon Road wildfire in Elk, our mobile library LINC will be at the community shelter at Riverside High School (4120 E Deer Park Milan Rd, Chattaroy, WA) and other locations to offer support and services for the community. Special days and hours for LINC visits are... […]

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Medical Lake Library Offers Free Wi-Fi, Computers, Resources & Services 

Posted in News, Uncategorized on August 22, 2023 at 2:30 pm

In response to the devastating wildfire, Medical Lake Library is now open 6 days a week to offer support and services for the West Plains community. Special Hours for Medical Lake Library are... […]

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Librarian Hacks: Quick & Helpful Tips for Tidying Up Your Home Library

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 9, 2023 at 6:00 am

I have books just about everywhere—probably because I love to always have a book within arm’s reach. I’ve come to realize that it can get a bit out of control in my house. When so many books are scattered about house—so much so that when I gather them up, they do not fit on my shelves—then I know I have some book weeding to do! If your bo […]

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