TAG: creativity

Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th birthday with storytimes and art programs

Posted in News on October 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

Storytime Celebration: Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebrate with us! For the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, we’re sharing his stories and getting creative with fun activities that explore the world of the hungry caterpillar. Ages vary*: These special storytimes are during our regular weekly Play &am […]

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Uncover your creativity & watch live art-making at the library

Posted in News on September 26, 2019 at 6:00 am

LIVE ART DEMONSTRATIONS Artists and craftspeople demonstrate how they create their art. You’re invited to watch and ask questions. The demonstrations in October are presented in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month. Mindfulness Weaving with Diana Taylor SPOKANE VALLEYSaturday, Oct 5, 2–3:30pm Tatting with Shuttlebird Tatting Guil […]

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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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Let’s play: Indoor winter fun at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley The library is a great place to visit in the winter! No really, it’s true! Every week, we have Play & Learn Storytimes for families with children ages 0–5. For older kids, we have regularly scheduled LEGO Clubs, STEM programs, and other activities. And even when we don’t have a formal program […]

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School’s back in session: Picture books about new challenges and situations

Posted in Parents and Teachers on October 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson There are lots of wonderful books about first-day school jitters. But reading to our kids about school doesn’t need to end once school is in full swing. There are all sorts of challenges that kids face while at school. Fortunately, there are also a wealth of books that cover situations such as […]

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Creativity blooms at the library

Posted in News on June 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

You can find artful ways to express your creativity at these library programs. Mark your calendar, drop by, and don’t forget to register. Fun is waiting for you! Painting Summer in Acrylic: Families & Friends Grades 6+ & Adults Celebrate the sun by creating a fun summer-themed painting, following step-by-step instructions. All supplies ar […]

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Karen Mobley: October artist in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on September 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

We’re hosting four local artists in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library this fall. Each month, the artist in residence provides hands-on learning opportunities for community participation and also creates art in The Lab. Everyone is encouraged to stop by to see the displays of artist’s artwork changing each month and meet each […]

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Makayla Miracle: September artist in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on August 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM This fall, we’re hosting four local artists in residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library. Each month, the artist in residence provides hands-on learning opportunities for community participation. During each residency, the artist also creates art in The Lab. Library members and the public are encouraged to stop by […]

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A creative booklist from Loretta West

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

by Erin Dodge Local artist Loretta West teaches the meditative art form of Zentangle at the Library District during August as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. In a previous post, Loretta graciously answered my questions about Zentangle and where she finds inspiration. Today, she shares a booklist filled with books that have touched her soul and […]

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Dealing With Creative Block

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Cara Strickland It happens to all of us: the blank screen, the empty studio, the silent singing voice. Occasionally, we’re all visited by block of one kind or another. What’s a creative person to do? Although some blocks just take time to lift and lessen, there are a few things I’ve found to help […]

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