TAG: family

Celebrating & Reading Together with Día

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on April 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley For Christmas, my youngest daughter received a doll that looked like her. This seems like a small thing, but I watched her study the doll’s face very closely and then beam up at the gathered family to announce, “Her eyes look like mine!” Our older daughters are blond and blue-eyed, like their […]

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Feel their truth: Teens compete in local poetry slams

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

Hear the power of original poetry. Get ready for two nights of knockout competition! You’re invited to hear and cheer on teens who are competing with on-stage recitations of their original poetry. Both poetry slams are free, and families are welcome.   3rd Annual Northern Slam Sponsored by the Friends of the Deer Park Library […]

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Spotlight on local writers: Community readings of Spokane Writes anthology

Posted in News on March 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

Get inspired by the prose and poetry of local authors sharing their work from Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology. From sweet poems about birthdays and holidays to reverent depictions of nature, family, and the places we all share as inhabitants of the Inland Northwest, you are sure to hear great stories and poems […]

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Anticipation and inspiration: Getting ready for spring gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole It’s nearly Go Time, my gardening friends! We’ve almost made it through the winter, through the snow and the ice, through the below-freezing temperatures. We have watched last summer’s plants freeze and die back, disappear under a blanket of snow, and get stomped on (along with other indecencies) by neighborhood cats. We […]

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Irish and Celtic music sure to give you all the feels

Posted in News on February 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

March is bursting with lively entertainment at our libraries. Three local musical groups play Irish and Celtic music to get you ready for St. Patrick’s Day and the start of spring. Howling Gaels Listen to lively jigs and reels, love songs, airs, drinking songs and traditional Irish songs sure to get your feet tapping. Howling […]

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Beat cabin fever with these creative and (mostly) free activities

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson If your family is like mine, then February is peak cabin fever season. While we still bundle up and go outside occasionally, we don’t last long when the weather is so chilly. This leaves a lot of time spent inside trying to keep ourselves entertained. While we love reading books, watching movies, […]

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Vote for your favorite kids & teens books

Posted in News on February 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

It’s award season again, and not just for movies and music. Here in Washington state, kids and teens have the opportunity to vote in five different readers’ choice book awards, starting in March through May 1.  At Spokane County Library District, we think that letting kids have a voice in selecting the best books written […]

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You’re invited to our Dr. Seuss Celebration

Posted in News on February 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

We’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the library and you’re invited! In honor of America’s most famous reading teacher, we have planned “lots of good fun that is funny.” We’ll be reading books, making crafts, and playing games. This celebration is for all ages, so bring the whole family! DEER PARK Saturday, Feb 24, 10am–12pm […]

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Master Gardeners share the dirt: From butterflies to herb gardens

Posted in News on January 24, 2018 at 6:00 am

In preparation for spring planting season, we have partnered with Master Gardeners from the Washington State University Master Gardener Program for workshops focused growing with garden starters, gardening in containers, herb gardening, gardens that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and more. Get the know-how to make your garden flourish! UPCOM […]

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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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