TAG: Humanities Washington

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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Seeking Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?

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

We’ve all heard about Sasquatch, also called Bigfoot, roaming the Northwest forests. And you may even know someone who has seen extremely large footprints while out on a hike. Sasquatch is an iconic figure in the Northwest. Even Community Colleges of Spokane’s mascot is the Skitch the Sasquatch. Throughout the Northwest, people have reported en […]

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Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Posted in News on April 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults—helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Tara […]

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First Love: A Personal History With the American Comic Book

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

By T. Andrew Wahl Guest Writer There is a question I am often asked: Why do you love comic books? My answer: Comics are a gateway. Not to other universes filled with super-humans locked in near-mythological battles. Or epic adventures in alien cultures and faraway lands. Or anthropomorphic worlds filled with funny—and not-so-funny—animals. Thou […]

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