TAG: community

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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In our community: Discussions about sexual consent and bystander accountability

Posted in News on March 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

Perhaps you’ve seen “Tea and Consent,” the YouTube video that compares consent in sexual situations to offering a cup of tea. But consent can still be tricky to understand and even trickier to navigate. In this program designed for counselors, teachers, parents, and other adults who work with youth, we’ll show “Tea and Consent” and […]

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Spotlight on local writers: Community readings of Spokane Writes anthology

Posted in News on March 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

Get inspired by the prose and poetry of local authors sharing their work from Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology. From sweet poems about birthdays and holidays to reverent depictions of nature, family, and the places we all share as inhabitants of the Inland Northwest, you are sure to hear great stories and poems […]

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Now Accepting Applications for Creators in Residence

Posted in News on March 14, 2018 at 6:00 am

CALLING ALL CREATORS! We are accepting applications for five Creators in Residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library. The Lab will host a different creator for each month-long residency from September 2018 to January 2019. Creators could be visual artists, quilters, designers, bakers, cake decorators, or another type of hobbyist. We are looking f […]

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Irish and Celtic music sure to give you all the feels

Posted in News on February 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

March is bursting with lively entertainment at our libraries. Three local musical groups play Irish and Celtic music to get you ready for St. Patrick’s Day and the start of spring. Howling Gaels Listen to lively jigs and reels, love songs, airs, drinking songs and traditional Irish songs sure to get your feet tapping. Howling […]

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