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The importance of diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies for our empathy and history

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

BY CAITLIN WHEELER I had wanted to be a diarist as a child, but having grown up on Dear America and Royal Diaries, I felt like my 90s school bus experiences weren’t interesting enough. I have since realized that my attitude about my journal writing continued into adulthood, and yet I’ve also considered sharing with […]

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Virtual documentary discussion takes a look at America’s food titans

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

Documentary "The Food That Built America" WATCH You’re invited to watch and discuss the documentary series The Food That Built America from the History Channel on our digital resource hoopla. Season one of this documentary series explores the stories of “food titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, C.W. Post and the McDonald brothers.” From History.com: “Bef […]

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Learn to explore your family tree at the library

Posted in News on January 21, 2020 at 6:00 am

Genealogy: Researching Your Family History Donna Potter Phillips of Eastern Washington Genealogical Society introduces the hobby of genealogy and shows you how to find information about your family’s history from online resources. Learn how to find names, dates, and places and even the geographical and social history of your ancestors. For adults […]

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Hanford Nuclear Site: The exhibit and library programs focus on ecology, activism, investigative reporting, and literature

Posted in News on October 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

by Gwendolyn Haley September 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Hanford Nuclear Site. The Library District is offering a closer look at the history and effects of Hanford on our region. You can see an exhibit of historical photos and wartime propaganda from the Hanford Site at North Spokane Library throughout […]

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And Now for Something Completely Different: Monty Python’s entertainment legacy

Posted in Explore and Discover, Uncategorized on August 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades If you’ve never experienced Monty Python, you’ve missed a big part of comedy history. The group played an integral role in the evolution of sketch humor. In fact, their influence is so massive that The Atlantic magazine called them “The Beatles of Comedy” in 2013. Like the Beatles, Monty Python’s influence extends […]

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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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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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