TAG: history

Special collections and archival materials for Pride Month

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

by Caitlin Wheeler I love library special collections. They’re like microhistories you get to assemble yourself. While popular collections—like the kind you usually find in a public library—are assembled based on the interests of a broad population with a wide variety of needs, special collections are assembled based on a special interest of […]

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Microhistories: Extremely specific knowledge (aka fun facts!) you can share with others

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 7, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Underwood I have recently discovered an intense love for nonfiction titles and it all started with a compendium of terrible medical cures through history. Those 24-karat golden face masks that are in vogue right now? They’ve already been done long before the present day (and the masks still don’t have any proven benefits; […]

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Discover World War I during its centennial at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley One hundred years ago, on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11am, the guns ceased and World War I, the “war to end all wars,” was over. During the four years of the war, an estimated 13 million people (combatants and civilians) died during one of the deadliest conflicts in […]

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Swing by the Moran Prairie Grange for a Historic Dinner & Dance

Posted in News on June 26, 2018 at 6:00 am

You’re invited to an evening of food, storytelling, and dancing for all ages. Step out on the dance floor and learn a variety of dances from the 1930s–50s. Mitchell Frey will be teaching and calling the dances. The Prestwold Players perform music that will take you back to a simpler time at the Grange. 5–6pm: Dinner […]

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Community & shared history: Moran Prairie Grange Exhibit

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

Moran Prairie Grange: A Washington Rural Heritage Exhibit MORAN PRAIRIE LIBRARY May 2–29, 2018 Explore the historical artifacts, photos, and stories of the Moran Prairie Grange in this exhibit made possible by a grant from Washington State Library with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. About the Moran Prairie Grange The M […]

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How’s that resolution treating you?

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

by Melanie Boerner Hey! It’s March. Remember that New Year’s resolution you made way back in January? How’s that going for you? Some of you may be rolling your eyes and dismissing me completely right now. Some of you may say you didn’t make a resolution at all. Or you may say how happy you […]

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It’s time for research papers & science fair projects!

Posted in News on March 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

Get the knowledge and help you need online. Our digital resources help students with research, science projects, and studying for tests. We have the digital resources to help you succeed! RESEARCH PAPERS Biography in Context: Discover over 600,000 biographies of contemporary and historical figures. CultureGrams: Explore the cultures of people throu […]

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Science & History of Craft Beer classes at the library

Posted in News on February 6, 2018 at 6:00 am

Discover the history and science behind one of the world’s most popular beverages. We’ll take a look at beer’s historic beginnings, popular beer styles across the globe, and some of the science behind the making of the tasty libation. Adam Boyd is the brewer at Iron Goat Brewing, host of Good Brews Radio, and president […]

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Discussions with Tod Marshall: poetry & social justice, Irish poetry, spoken word, and National Poetry Month

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Erin Dodge Poetry can sing us a song, open us to a moment, inspire us to reach higher and go further. Washington State Poet Laureate and Gonzaga University professor Tod Marshall leads a poetry discussion series at Spokane County Library District in March and April. Each event has a casual atmosphere where everyone is […]

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New digital resource: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Posted in News on November 30, 2016 at 6:00 am

The Spokane County Library District is offering a new digital resource from HeinOnline: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law. Slavery in America and the World brings together legal materials and other documents on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. Whether you are a scholar, student, history-buff, o […]

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