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TAG: health

Finding comfort & resources during a pandemic

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 13, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to re-evaluate, reschedule, reimagine, and even relocate. This has been a time of radical transformation for many, if not all of us. While the pandemic has left few lives untouched, its effects have not been equitable. Some of us have struggled with cabin fever and online […]

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Escape screen time this winter

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Several excellent virtual library programs are happening this winter, and we hope to see you at them! We also hope you’re taking breaks from screen time—especially if you’re one of the many people currently working, socializing, and playing virtually these days. Screen time is any time spent in front of a television, […]

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Online programs for adults offer variety: Music, trivia & health, with a side of salsa!

Posted in News on July 9, 2020 at 6:00 am

We have programs that offer entertainment such as trivia for fans of Gilmore Girls and Harry Potter and music from local favorite Plaid Cat and the musical duo Brett and Janet Dodd. And if you’re craving something sweet, you can learn a recipe for watermelon salsa. If health is on your mind, we are offering […]

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I went walking

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 26, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole By now, you’ve probably seen the memes, videos, and funny comments comparing us, during the pandemic, to our dogs—roaming the house in constant search for food (and while we’re pacing around the house, we’re also jumping up and down when we see the mailman and barking when we see people walking or […]

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Self-care from pandemic times to the best of times

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on June 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades As counterintuitive as it may sound, self-care during a pandemic is basically the same as self-care at any other time. A saying sometimes attributed to Dolly Parton—but actually dating back to at least 1859—sums up the situation nicely: “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Perhaps the hardest […]

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Health questions and related online resources

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

By Corinne Wilson DISCLAIMER: This blog containing health resources is not, nor is it intended as, a replacement or substitution for medical consultation with a healthcare professional. If you are experiencing a medical emergency: Dial 911. I was coming down with something right as the first COVID-19 cases appeared in Seattle. Fortunately, I knew e […]

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Teen Health & Wellness: New digital resource for teens (parents and educators, too)

Posted in News, Teens on May 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY AILEEN LUPPERT NEW DIGITAL RESOURCE Spokane County Library District is now offering Teen Health & Wellness, a new digital resource. Teens, and other library customers, can access useful health and wellness information organized by subject and searchable within the website’s interface. Some of the subject categories are: Body Basics Eating […]

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Online program about healthy dating habits offers help for parents of tweens and teens

Posted in News on May 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

With our partners from YWCA of Spokane and Medical Lake School District, we are offering an online presentation on how to help your tween (and teen) form healthy dating habits. You’ll learn conversation starters and strategies to talk with your tween as they begin to form their first dating relationships. We’ll go over recognizing the […]

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Health & Wellness: Healthy dating habits, mobility services, personalized health care, geology walk & history bicycling tour

Posted in News on February 11, 2020 at 6:00 am

Health and wellness are connected to many aspects of our lives. This winter and spring, we’ve partnered with organizations to touch on a variety of health and wellness topics that include mobility with public transportation, healthy dating for tweens, and precision medicine. You’re also invited to explore two educational adventures while gettin […]

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Friends: Who needs them?

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Friends. We all have them, but do we need them? The topic came up when my 3-year-old and I were reading Ryan T. Higgins’ book We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! recently. We got to talking about his friends at daycare. Of course, it’s the norm to refer to his entire classroom as […]

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