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TAG: hobbies

Things to do during a sedentary summer

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino The way I see it, there are two phases of summer: active summer and sedentary summer. For me, active summer occurs when temperatures reach 70–85 degrees. At those temps, I try to spend most of my time outside, preferably in the mountains or at a lake, in the garden will do as […]

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Explore your creative side

Posted in News on July 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

Creativity is abundant at the library this summer. Adults can paint happy trees and clouds with Certified Ross Instructor George Lee. Tweens and teens can decorate cupcakes and a watermelon. Everyone is invited to create an Artful Garden with a flower pot they decorate themselves or to make a Jedi or Sith craft at Star […]

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From the Library of Things: Machine sewing at your fingertips

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Did you know you can borrow a sewing machine from the Library District? Our Library of Things now offers two Elna eXplore 320 sewing machines to check out for up to seven days at a time. One is available for pick up at the Spokane Valley Library and the other can be […]

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Experience beautiful medieval book art with January Creator-in-Residence Hannah Charlton

Posted in News on December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge In January, we are lucky to host Creator-in-Residence Hannah Charlton at The Lab at North Spokane Library. Hannah studied art, graphic design, and history at Whitworth University and found the perfect intersection of the three areas of study in medieval manuscript illumination. You may be wondering a bit about what an illuminated […]

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Gifts of experience for less stress and more joy this holiday season

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole The holiday season is here again! I love the smells of goodies baking in the oven, the peacefulness of the fluffy snow falling outside, and the excited sounds of kids clamoring to get the best spot by the Christmas tree and all the gifts. Usually at our house, that last one is […]

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Delicious creations you can try with December Creator-in-Residence Catee Ng

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

By Erin Dodge I’ve made a few cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties over the years, usually from a box mix and a tub of frosting. Inevitably, my cake turns out lopsided, my cupcakes are dry, and the frosting is half-melting off the side. I realize that the last one happens because I start baking […]

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Fanfiction primer: Reading and writing what you love

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler THE DETECTIVE Tired of writing serial mysteries, Arthur Conan Doyle had just unceremoniously shoved Sherlock Holmes over a cliff mid-wrestling match with a never-before-mentioned arch nemesis. Fans were incensed, devastated, or both. Many of them turned to writing apocryphal works (writings of dubious authenticity), pastiches (im […]

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Discover November creator-in-residence Sondra Barrington, jewelry maker

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 23, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge This November, we are lucky to have jewelry maker Sondra Barrington as our Creator in Residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library. While in residence, Sondra will be creating a series of mixed-media statement necklaces. As you can see from just the few examples pictured, the pieces she creates are beautiful. […]

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Let’s craft: Getting cozy with crochet

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole As we are entering the Season of the Scarf once again, I’m developing a new obsession with a certain yarn-based craft. I consider myself an artistic person, but I have never dabbled in the realm of fiber arts. Until recently, that is! Two years ago, cross stitch became my gateway craft, and […]

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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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