TAG: gardening

Fall To-Do List: Create & Make, World Cup Soccer, Holiday Shopping & Self-Care

Posted in News on October 18, 2022 at 6:00 am

Fall to-do list note pad and pencil with cup of tea See the ways you can create, make, and practice self-care in November with the library. Try out Pilates, a new puzzle or board game, or create a container of spring bulbs for winter enjoyment. You can drop into The Studio at Spokane Valley Library to learn about the available audio-visual recording equipment and software and […]

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Growing Your Garden with Resources for Seed Saving & Our Seed Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 31, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole If you’re a gardener, this time of year usually means two things: it’s seed saving time and we’re due to get our fall crops planted. This summer has been a little strange for many Inland Northwest gardeners. The heat came later than usual, and it was preceded by unusually large amounts of […]

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Exploration in September: Native Plants, Business Security, 3D Printing, LEGO, Medicare & Stories

Posted in News on August 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

Adults can explore adding native plants into their gardens, find out about their Medicare Open Enrollment needs, and drop in to see the 3D printer and The Studio at Spokane Valley. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers get a sneak peek at the latest picture books and can learn ways to incorporate music, singing, and movement when reading […]

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April Trifecta: Creative, Entertaining & Informative Programs for Adults & Businesses

Posted in News on March 24, 2022 at 4:00 am

Our programs for adults in April include creative, entertaining, and informative offerings. During Money Smart Week, you can learn about building your credit, home buying, spending smart on essentials, and more. Earth Week brings BioBlitz 2022 with programs for all ages and a guided hike just for adults at the Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve. Veget […]

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Grow Your Garden: Borrow & Share Seeds at Our 5 Seed Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 3, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Spokane County is a community of gardeners, and the movement is growing. Last year, the library distributed over 2,000 seed packets to community members through our seed libraries, helping people discover the joy of growing their own food.  What Is a Seed Library? A seed library is run for the benefit of […]

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Dig into Library Programs That Are Thought Provoking, Entrepreneurial & Entertaining

Posted in News on February 17, 2022 at 4:15 am

Our March programs provide opportunities to explore a variety of topics. Hear the story of one man’s forgiveness of his attacker who went on a killing spree shortly after 9/11. Gardening ideas and tips have sprung up in four different programs. These fill up fast! Our medley of programs for adults includes the return of […]

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3 Easy Gardening Projects to Tackle This Spring, Plus Helpful Programs for Gardeners

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 16, 2022 at 6:00 am

These three gardening projects for the 2022 season are a bit more urban in nature than for those with vegetable gardens: dividing perennials, adding a second rain barrel, and creating a container herb garden. Check out the library's gardening resources & upcoming programs to see your projects come to life. […]

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Take & Give: Seed Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 14, 2022 at 6:00 am

Locations Spokane County Library District’s seed library locations are: Cheney Library Fairfield Library Otis Orchards Library North Spokane Library Spokane Valley Library Check for gardening programs on our online events calendar. How do seed libraries work? You borrow from a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds during the year, plant […]

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Book Gift Ideas You Can Check Out at the Library Before You Buy

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 8, 2021 at 6:00 am

The holiday season is when I love to give books as presents to family and friends. I read a wide variety of titles throughout the year, and inevitably, as I’m reading, I’ll think of someone who will also enjoy the book. So, I’ve complied this list of books that could make great gifts for your loved ones too. I’ve sorted them into interests […]

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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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