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TAG: education

“Wild Heart of Spokane” beats a trail in the Dishman Hills

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Nestled between Spokane and Spokane Valley south of the I-90 lays the “Wild Heart of Spokane.” Trailheads lead you to natural wonders where you can experience a high diversity of rock formations and geologic features, native trees, plants and flowers, birds and butterflies, and find evidence of large mammals such as moose, […]

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Preschoolers get ready for school with STEM kits from the library

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on June 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Mary Ellen Braks Keep your preschoolers busy this summer with hands-on activities that encourage playful learning while exploring STEM concepts and reading. Preschoolers will find lots to discover with their parents and caregivers, using our new Ready for School with STEM kits. Spokane County Library District in partnership with the Inland North […]

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Screen time for small kids: education or entertainment?

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on May 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Rachel Edmondson I want to start this post with a promise and a disclaimer. First, I promise I am not going to tell you to never ever let your kids watch TV, play a video game, or use a tablet. Second, I’m also not going to give you concrete answers on how you should […]

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Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

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

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults—helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Tara […]

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In our community: Discussions about sexual consent and bystander accountability

Posted in News on March 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

Perhaps you’ve seen “Tea and Consent,” the YouTube video that compares consent in sexual situations to offering a cup of tea. But consent can still be tricky to understand and even trickier to navigate. In this program designed for counselors, teachers, parents, and other adults who work with youth, we’ll show “Tea and Consent” and […]

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Now Accepting Applications for Creators in Residence

Posted in News on March 14, 2018 at 6:00 am

CALLING ALL CREATORS! We are accepting applications for five Creators in Residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library. The Lab will host a different creator for each month-long residency from September 2018 to January 2019. Creators could be visual artists, quilters, designers, bakers, cake decorators, or another type of hobbyist. We are looking f […]

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It’s time for research papers & science fair projects!

Posted in News on March 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

Get the knowledge and help you need online. Our digital resources help students with research, science projects, and studying for tests. We have the digital resources to help you succeed! RESEARCH PAPERS Biography in Context: Discover over 600,000 biographies of contemporary and historical figures. CultureGrams: Explore the cultures of people throu […]

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Creative kids mash-up: Imagination, Stikbots, LEGO bricks, and stop-motion video

Posted in News on February 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

Imagine your story, explore our tools and toys, create the scene, and bring your stop-motion movie masterpiece to life! Kids in grades 4 and up use their imagination to make a 2–3 minute stop-motion film with the Stop Motion Studio app. We’ve expanded our stop-motion supplies to include even more iPads, backdrops, Stikbots®, and thousands […]

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Legal Voices workshops help seniors & their families navigate financial terrain

Posted in News on January 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

Financial planning can be tricky and overwhelming. An abundance of information exists for consideration. Yet planning ahead allows you to outline your wishes, care for your family, and make the best decisions for your future. If you’ve been putting off planning for your senior years—whether already a senior or not—now is the time to dive […]

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Big animals, big news: Connect with Washington wildlife at your local library

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Nathaniel Youmans 2017 has been quite a big year for Washington’s large wildlife. The gray wolf population in the northeast part of the state continues to rebound by an annual growth rate of nearly 30%, with the two newest established packs recognized in a Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife survey conducted late last […]

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