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Discussions with Tod Marshall: poetry & social justice, Irish poetry, spoken word, and National Poetry Month

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Erin Dodge Poetry can sing us a song, open us to a moment, inspire us to reach higher and go further. Washington State Poet Laureate and Gonzaga University professor Tod Marshall leads a poetry discussion series at Spokane County Library District in March and April. Each event has a casual atmosphere where everyone is […]

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My long-standing relationship with coffee (and 10,000 coffee stands)

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Amanda Flanery “Love is in the air and it smells like coffee.” —Unknown How many of you, by a show of empty cups/mugs, have a stack of coffee stand cards in your vehicle or wallet? Do you also think the best time for coffee is right now? And in a few minutes from now? […]

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Reversing the norm of slut shaming and gender-based discrimination: ‘UnSlut: A Documentary Film’

Posted in News on February 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and devastating effects of gender-based discrimination and what is often called “slut shaming” in the United States and Canada. Featuring six women who have experienc […]

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It’s the bee’s knees: learning about urban beekeeping

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 31, 2017 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” ― Henry David Thoreau In the midst of February is probably not when most of us would be thinking of bees. However, it is an excellent time to plan for spring and think happy thoughts of the warmer seasons ahead. As part […]

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GED & high school completion classes at Cheney Library continue in 2017

Posted in News on December 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane Community College offers GED and high school completion classes at Cheney Library in 2017. CHENEY LIBRARY Meeting Room April 3–June 15 (Spring Quarter) Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm Summer quarter starts July 3 Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm Students can receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailor […]

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Engage: our new library event magazine

Posted in News on December 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

  Spokane County Library District introduces Engage, the new magazine packed with information about events, workshops, and programs at the library. You can pick up Engage at any of our 10 libraries or view it online. Just like all of our events and programs, the magazine is free. When you open the pages of Engage, […]

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Cheney Library: Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday

Posted in News on November 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Tami Chapman Small Business Saturday is small businesses’ answer to the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, taking place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year it falls on November 26. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 as part of the Shop Small movement. American Express’s Neighborhood Champion Pro […]

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How to Thrive and Survive the Writing Life

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Claire Rudolf Murphy On October 30, longtime writing friend Sarah Conover and I will present a session on the writing life for the NaNoWriMo Readiness Conference. After two days of sessions about elements of craft at Moran Prairie Library, ours will be the final event of the weekend. I teach in a graduate writing […]

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After Hours at the library

Posted in News on October 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

You’re invited! WHAT A reading and membership event. Listen to local writers and poets while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Learn more about the Friends of the Spokane County Library District, the programs we support with the funds we raise, and how to become a member. Explore the stacks, meet current Friends members and library staff, […]

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4 NaNoWriMo tips for not winning brilliantly

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Stephanie Oakes I have a confession to make—I’ve never successfully completed NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I’ve tried a few times, and always start with huge amounts of enthusiasm, but I’ve never written more than 30,000 words in any given November. But the secret of NaNoWriMo is this—you don’t need to “win” NaNoWriM […]

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