TAG: hobbies

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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Perfect pairings: Recipes to devour while binge watching

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 10, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz I’m a summer person. Long summer days swimming around the lake and baking dry on the shore, hiking through the woods, picking berries, tending to my ever expanding garden—it doesn’t get much better. After a long, sun-drenched day, I want to grill up something yummy and then collapse on the couch for […]

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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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Create something “sew” amazing at The Lab

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

Weave new sewing projects into your life at our classes taught by instructors from local shop, Sew Uniquely You! You can also practice on our sewing machines (model: Elna eXplore 320), available during drop-in hours. Sewing at The Lab: Drop-in Hours Jun 23–Aug 11 Wednesdays, 6–8pm (closed July 4) Saturdays, 10am–1pm SEWING CLASSES AT THE […]

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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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What’s cooking in the mud kitchen?

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on May 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole In the last month, my garden has gone from looking like the dark side of the moon after the zombie apocalypse to a lush green jungle of happiness. Many plants I forgot I had planted last fall have popped up to greet the sun. I already know that I want to plant […]

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Now Accepting Applications for Creators in Residence

Posted in News on March 14, 2018 at 6:00 am

CALLING ALL CREATORS! We are accepting applications for five Creators in Residence at The Lab at North Spokane Library. The Lab will host a different creator for each month-long residency from September 2018 to January 2019. Creators could be visual artists, quilters, designers, bakers, cake decorators, or another type of hobbyist. We are looking f […]

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Spring Break at the library

Posted in News on March 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

Build a masterpiece with LEGO bricks all week long at North Spokane Library. Play games at Fairfield Library. Kids in grades K–6 are exploring the art technique of pointillism at Medical Lake and Airway Heights Libraries. Tweens fire up their imagination to make a 2–3 minute stop-motion video at Argonne, Cheney, Moran Prairie, and Otis […]

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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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Creative kids mash-up: Imagination, Stikbots, LEGO bricks, and stop-motion video

Posted in News on February 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

Imagine your story, explore our tools and toys, create the scene, and bring your stop-motion movie masterpiece to life! Kids in grades 4 and up use their imagination to make a 2–3 minute stop-motion film with the Stop Motion Studio app. We’ve expanded our stop-motion supplies to include even more iPads, backdrops, Stikbots®, and thousands […]

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