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TAG: crafts

Things to do during a sedentary summer

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino The way I see it, there are two phases of summer: active summer and sedentary summer. For me, active summer occurs when temperatures reach 70–85 degrees. At those temps, I try to spend most of my time outside, preferably in the mountains or at a lake, in the garden will do as […]

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Explore your creative side

Posted in News on July 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

Creativity is abundant at the library this summer. Adults can paint happy trees and clouds with Certified Ross Instructor George Lee. Tweens and teens can decorate cupcakes and a watermelon. Everyone is invited to create an Artful Garden with a flower pot they decorate themselves or to make a Jedi or Sith craft at Star […]

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Blast Off! for summer fun with space-themed crafts, books, and programs

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on July 8, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson This year the library’s summer reading program has been celebrating A Universe of Stories. If you haven’t already poured through Engage, our programs and events guide, to circle the programs that interest you, I suggest you do so soon. We still have lots of summer programs you won’t want to miss! This […]

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“Stranger Things” fans gather for trivia and crafts

Posted in News on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

If you’re a fan of the science fiction horror show Stranger Things from Netflix, you can gather for some crafts and discussion with other fans about your favorite moments in seasons 1 and 2 and so far in season 3 (out July 4, 2019). For those who really know the show, our two trivia nights […]

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Library in the Park: Stories, juggling, dancing, space adventures, & yoga

Posted in News on June 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’re hosting stories, music and juggling, and space week at Edgecliff, Terrace View, and Valley Mission Parks this summer. Plus kids 18 and younger get free meals. Make a splash at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake during Mermaid Storytime with engaging stories and seaworthy crafts. We’re having fun with families doing yoga in the park […]

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North Spokane Library hosts Camp Read-a-Rama for kids

Posted in News on May 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

This summer, kids can make reading part of summer fun and set themselves up for success in the coming school year. Camp Read-a-Rama has a theme each week based on a children’s book for all camp activities, crafts, music, and games. This weekly half-day camp is for kids ages 6–11. As part of the Spokane […]

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From the Library of Things: Machine sewing at your fingertips

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Did you know you can borrow a sewing machine from the Library District? Our Library of Things now offers two Elna eXplore 320 sewing machines to check out for up to seven days at a time. One is available for pick up at the Spokane Valley Library and the other can be […]

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Gifts of experience for less stress and more joy this holiday season

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole The holiday season is here again! I love the smells of goodies baking in the oven, the peacefulness of the fluffy snow falling outside, and the excited sounds of kids clamoring to get the best spot by the Christmas tree and all the gifts. Usually at our house, that last one is […]

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Discover November creator-in-residence Sondra Barrington, jewelry maker

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 23, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge This November, we are lucky to have jewelry maker Sondra Barrington as our Creator in Residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library. While in residence, Sondra will be creating a series of mixed-media statement necklaces. As you can see from just the few examples pictured, the pieces she creates are beautiful. […]

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Let’s craft: Getting cozy with crochet

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole As we are entering the Season of the Scarf once again, I’m developing a new obsession with a certain yarn-based craft. I consider myself an artistic person, but I have never dabbled in the realm of fiber arts. Until recently, that is! Two years ago, cross stitch became my gateway craft, and […]

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