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Posted in Explore and Discover on December 11, 2019 at 6:00 am
By Susan Goertz As winter descends upon us, for many of us, our thoughts wander toward cozy gatherings with those we love. Most of us enjoy beautifully decorated trees, glowing firelight, delicious feasts, and traditional treats. December beckons us to gather together and reflect, to share with and nurture our family and friends. I would […]
Tags: culture, dignity, displaced, education, equality, food, freedom, hope, human rights, humanity, immigrant, justice, peace, prosperity, refuge, refugee, rights, violence, war
Posted in Explore and Discover on October 2, 2019 at 6:00 am
By Susan Goertz In late 2013, something magical happened that changed Spokane’s music scene forever, for the better. The Bartlett opened its doors. A desperately needed all-ages venue, The Bartlett was everything Spokane’s music scene was missing—an intimate space (150 person capacity versus the 1,500 capacity of The Knitting Factory) that fo […]
Tags: arts, audio, bands, CD, collection, culture, hoopla, local, Luck You Lounge, music, musical, musicians, regional, singers, songwriters, spokane, The Bartlett
Posted in Explore and Discover on November 7, 2017 at 6:00 am
by Sheri Boggs November is National American Indian Heritage Month, first designated by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and recognized as a time for celebrating the diverse and distinct cultures, traditions, and histories of the indigenous peoples of the United States. For libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions, this is a matter of […]
Tags: #NationalAmericanIndianHeritageMonth, American Indians, American Indians in Children's Literature, culture, cultures, diversity, heritage, histories, indigenous peoples, National American Indian Heritage Month, Since Time Immemorial, stereotypes, tradiction, traditions, United States
Posted in News on November 30, 2016 at 6:00 am
The Spokane County Library District is offering a new digital resource from HeinOnline: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law. Slavery in America and the World brings together legal materials and other documents on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. Whether you are a scholar, student, history-buff, o […]
Tags: culture, digital library, digital resources, education, history, law, online resources, slavery, slavery history, slavery in America
Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on October 20, 2015 at 6:00 am
By Rachel Edmondson If you haven’t noticed yet, downtown Spokane is all aglow. The Chinese Lantern Festival is lighting up Riverfront Park every night from 5–10pm, with an extra hour on Friday and Saturday nights. If you haven’t had a chance to see the lanterns and enjoy the many cultural performances and activities, there’s still […]