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October Has Creative & Spooky, Useful & Sensible Programs, Plus Informative Fair Housing Workshops

Posted in News on September 15, 2021 at 6:00 am

hello October greeting card - letterpress wood type blocks against gray slate stone Our October library programs offer you the opportunity to explore the creative and spooky, the useful and sensible, and workshops that provide insights into fair housing laws. […]

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Take a Chance on Something New in September

Posted in News on August 18, 2021 at 6:00 am

It’s Library Card Sign-up Month and the perfect time to get a library card for kids heading back to school! Also this month, learn about Calculated Risks for Business. Or dig in to planning your spring garden with a fall cleanup. Test your knowledge and enjoy some lively trivia. Plus more programs to explore! […]

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New for a Super Summer: Goat Yoga, Shred Day, Medieval Movie Trivia & More

Posted in News on May 19, 2021 at 8:25 am

Create bright floral arrangements. Do yoga outdoors with goats. Keep your financials safe with free document shredding and a workshop sharing the tactics of scammers. Taste some grilling spices. Take the trivia challenge. Learn about great picture books to read with the children in your life. Get your gardening questions answered by a Master Garden […]

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Celebrating Earth this month with activities, library programs & an action plan

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 5, 2021 at 6:45 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER OUR WATER USAGE April brings Earth Day celebrations and gardening fun. When many of us are busy planning our garden layout, possibly filled with colorful flowers or vibrant veggies, we may not be considering how much water each of the plants require. Did you know that according to data from the U.S. […]

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Civic Lab Online: Water Conservation & Gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. Water Conservation […]

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Winter preparation for your spring garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 17, 2021 at 9:00 am

BY ABRA COLE Gardening season is fast approaching. Whether you’re planning your second or first pandemic garden, or if you’ve been gardening for years, the library is here for you! Late winter is an ideal time for garden planning. It may be too early to start seeds in the still-frozen soil, but it’s not too […]

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Drought-tolerant yard project: Researching, planning, digging & planting

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker I didn’t mow the front yard all summer. This is just one of the benefits of installing a drought-tolerant landscape, a project I started researching in 2018 and took on in 2019. In creating a new landscape, especially one without grass, I learned a lot about plants, climate, and drainage, but the […]

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Green looks good on you: Digital resources for gardening

Posted in News on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

Whether you’re new to gardening or looking to spruce up your spring and summer gardens, you’re bound to find the ideas, information, and help you need with these digital resources. Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Find creative gardening ideas and how-to instructions for many gardening projects and topics, including these and more from Hob […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

Updated: September 2021 Accepting seed donations Our seed libraries are accepting heirloom vegetable seed donations. To learn how to save seeds from your garden, view our how-to videos found on our Urban Farming playlist on YouTube. Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to any of our five seed library locations! Spokane County Library […]

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Saving seeds from the garden: Lovage, snap peas, and coriander

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Ah, summer. Here you are again, bringing all that sunshine and heat and gardening goodness with you. For most of us gardeners, our seasonal plants have not only been selected by now, but they’re planted and fairly well established in our gardens. Many perennials are blooming, or nearly so. The time has […]

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