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Ways to Enjoy Nature & the Outdoors with Birdwatching, Beekeeping & Gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 22, 2024 at 6:00 am

If you’d like to start thinking about spring, planning for your garden, and exploring more of what nature has to offer, then the library has a full slate of programs this spring to help you enjoy the outdoors—including your own backyard. You can enjoy birdwatching, beekeeping, and gardening events that will... […]

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Preparing to Get Outdoors: Helpful Books, Guided Hikes & A Spring Essentials List

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 15, 2023 at 5:00 am

By Alison Johnson Around this time of year, I anxiously await getting outdoors with my pup. I have a high energy dog who loves tramping through the mountains and just about anywhere we can find a trail. If I can’t wait, this means we’ll run into mud, ice, snow, rain, and cold. But early spring […]

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Check Out Washington Discover Pass Program Expands to Serve More Library Customers

Posted in News on May 11, 2022 at 6:00 am

We now have triple the number of Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpacks available for library customers to borrow! Find adventures and new experiences in Washington State Parks with the Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpack, which includes... […]

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6 Hikes for Stunning Spring Sightings in Spokane Valley & Surrounding Areas

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 28, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler I love cherry trees. Specifically, I love them for the two or three days in spring just past their brightest bloom, when you can stand underneath one, tug on a branch, and find yourself absolutely showered in the falling blossoms. In the spring of 2020, there wasn’t much recreation I could do […]

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North Spokane County Trails for Easy Treks & Adventures in Nature

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 21, 2021 at 6:00 am

Today’s post features trails on the north side of Spokane that are within 30 minutes of one or more county libraries. You can set aside a half hour or a whole day to explore one of these spots. And remember to bring plenty of water in order to beat the heat! […]

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Pleasant Day Hikes & Easy Walking Adventures in South Spokane County

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CAITLIN WHEELER In 2018, I started working at the Otis Orchards Library just as I was also desperately trying to fit exercise into a routine laden with reading books, making art, and crafting. My drive to Otis Orchards took me over the Harvard Road Bridge, where a Centennial Trailhead happened to sit just three […]

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2021 Discover Passes available for curbside pickup

Posted in News on February 25, 2021 at 4:30 am

Discover Passes Available For Checkout BY GWENDOLYN HALEY We have good news for all who enjoy nature and the outdoors! The 2021 Check Out Washington Discover Passes have arrived at the library. You can explore millions of acres of state parks and public lands. The Check Out Washington backpack includes binoculars, field guides, other interpretive materials, and a special Discover […]

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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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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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DIY Earth Day outdoor and indoor celebrations

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Earth Day is next week. Our celebrations of planet Earth might be a little more DIY this year, instead of joining with others. You might get out in your yard and enjoy some dirt or take a walk around the neighborhood on a bear hunt, while social distancing, or enjoy a virtual […]

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