TAG: health

Cozy up to slow reading this winter

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

By Melissa Rhoades One specific morning in fourth grade still stands out in my memory. I arrived early to class, sat at my desk, and opened a novel I was midway through. I don’t remember now what book it was, but I do remember becoming completely engrossed, sinking into the world on the page. Which […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment Workshops at the library

Posted in News on October 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

Determining the best Medicare plan for your situation can be complicated. The upside of reviewing your plan options is that you can save money. Trained volunteers from Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) assist you with personalized help that takes your needs into consid […]

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Taking care of you: Modern day self-care

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

by Susan Goertz September means many things to many people—leaves changing color, shortening days, pumpkin spice everything. Did you know that September is also Self-Care Awareness Month? You wouldn’t think people would need tips on how to take it easy and pamper themselves. How hard can it be to slow down and breathe, right? Yet […]

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The art of saving seeds

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 31, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole In a remote vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, nearly one million seed varieties are stored. The purpose of this immense storage facility is to ensure the genetic future of these seed varieties, should any of the gene banks located around the world suffer catastrophic disaster. One hundred […]

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Kids tackle exciting challenges to stay active this summer

Posted in News on June 7, 2018 at 6:00 am

Play Unplugged in Spokane Valley With Play Unplugged, kids have 42 ways to stay active throughout the summer, without constantly saying, “I’m bored.” So this summer, get up and moving, and plan fun, exciting challenges to earn Brag Badges! Each badge has points called “brags.” Parents can create rewards that their kids […]

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Let’s get active: Walks, microadventures, and senior fitness

Posted in News on May 23, 2018 at 6:00 am

It’s that time of year when great weather beckons us to come outside and get active. The Library District is responding to the call with out-of-the-ordinary walks, excellent tips from outdoor enthusiasts, and opportunities to step into some new fitness routines. Celebrate National Trails Day with a stroll on the Columbia Plateau Trail while devel […]

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In our community: Discussions about sexual consent and bystander accountability

Posted in News on March 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

Perhaps you’ve seen “Tea and Consent,” the YouTube video that compares consent in sexual situations to offering a cup of tea. But consent can still be tricky to understand and even trickier to navigate. In this program designed for counselors, teachers, parents, and other adults who work with youth, we’ll show “Tea and Consent” and […]

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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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Create a Freezer Meal Plan: Save money & indulge in flavor

Posted in News on January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am

In this class led by Meegan Ware, learn the easy way to plan for a week, two weeks, or up to a month in advance for meals. You’ll get yummy recipes for great freezer meals and healthy shortcuts you can always have on hand. Following a plan like this can save you money because you’re […]

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Social-emotional picture books to help your kids get through the holidays

Posted in Parents and Teachers on December 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Rachel Edmondson The holiday season is often fraught with emotions. Many adults find themselves stressed, excited, joyous, and sad—sometimes all in the same day! It’s helpful to remember that the children in our lives are often dealing with the same strong emotions. While having a vacation from school, receiving gifts, attending celebrations […]

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