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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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Spokane Is Reading Selects Kim Fu’s Short-Story Collection Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century

Posted in News on July 19, 2023 at 6:00 am

For more than twenty years, Spokane is Reading has hosted an annual community-wide read in which the greater Spokane community is invited to read and discuss a common book together and hear from the author. This year’s selection is Kim Fu’s short-story collection, Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, winner of the winner of the 2023 Pacif […]

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50 Summer Activities to Explore in Your Backyard, Around Town & the PNW

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 5, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole We are in the full swing of summer. And before you know it, we will be swinging back toward fall, crisp leaves, hot cocoa, and (dare I say it) snowy weather. But before that happens, we have summer fun awaiting us. I’ve compiled a list of 50 summertime ideas for things to […]

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The Grand Opening of Spokane Valley Library: All Are Welcome

Posted in News on May 30, 2023 at 6:00 am

We’re thrilled to announce the grand opening of the new Spokane Valley Library at 22 N Herald Road on Saturday, June 17, 2023. We will hold a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30am with the doors opening to the public at 10am. All are welcome. We invite you to start the summer season with us at this celebratory event. […]

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Journey of a Citizen Scientist: Finding Meaningful & Helpful Interactions with Nature

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 26, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Savannah Stewart For the past few years, I’ve been working on connecting more with my environment—not just in a meditative sense, although I have been doing that as well. I’ve been focusing on doing things that are impactful to our community and that get me outside more. A couple years ago, I stumbled across […]

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