TAG: education

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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Kids at The Lab: Exploring technology, science, movie making, and art

Posted in News on January 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE Curiosity and technology meet when kids (grades K+) explore how electronics, small devices, and other mechanisms work at our monthly Take It Apart workshops. Young scientists in grades 4 and up explore the forces that create tornadoes, vortexes, and gyroscopes with interactive experiments led by Radical Rick (registration r […]

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Check out a Family Museum Pass at the library

Posted in News on January 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

If you are looking for fun and educational activities this winter and spring, you’re in luck. Fantastic destinations exist nearby—the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and Mobius Children’s Museum and Mobius Science Center—and starting in January, Spokane County Library District has family museum passes available for checkout so you can […]

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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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Job seekers: Get an advantage with WorkSource Spokane

Posted in Business and Careers on November 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Melissa Rhoades At the end of 2015, right after Christmas, the entire department where I worked at a local company was laid off—not the happiest New Year’s surprise. The change was big and sudden, and one I hadn’t planned for. After over a decade at the same company, I didn’t know how the job-search […]

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Dealing with Addiction: An OverDrive collection of eBooks & Audiobooks

Posted in News on November 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

OverDrive, the eBook and Audiobook service, has donated a curated collection of over 60 titles related to addiction, opioid use, and recovery to the Spokane County Library District’s digital collection. It is called “Dealing with Addiction,” and titles are free to check out with your library card. Just last week, President Trump declared the […]

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Homebuyer education & financial literacy workshops from SNAP Spokane

Posted in News on September 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION SEMINARS January–May 2018 Buying a home can be a dream come true and an overwhelming process at the same time. In a free seminar held at the library, explore all of the major aspects of the home-buying process in an unbiased format with SNAP Spokane instructors certified by the Washington State Housing Finance […]

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Save a life: Ask FAST questions when you spot a stroke

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Debbie Rhodes I woke up wandering into my living room thinking why wasn’t I at work? My husband looked at me strangely and in a very uneasy tone asked, “How many children do you have?” I replied, “Why are you asking me such a stupid question?” It turned out he had a very good […]

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Coming to KSPS: THE VIETNAM WAR by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Posted in News on August 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

From Sandra Kernerman, Director of Special Giving, KSPS Public Television Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series expl […]

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