There will be no Curbside Pickup services on Friday, Sept. 18 due to regional air quality.
All library buildings remain closed to the public. Online resources are available in our Digital Library, 24/7.

TAG: learning

Dive past Schoolhouse Rock! into this Learning Circle course

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY DANA MANNINO If I asked you what you know about the constitution, would you start humming a Schoolhouse Rock! song? Would you then blush and realize that the School House Rock song is pretty much everything you know about the constitution? If so, blush no longer! The library has a learning opportunity especially for […]

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Homeschool Information Session offers insights into this at-home learning option

Posted in News on September 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

BY DANA MANNINO Parents are making difficult choices about how their children will learn this year. Among these choices, many parents are considering homeschooling for the first time. If this is one of the options you are weighing, it can helpful to get an inside look from an expert. The Library District is offering a […]

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Starting the conversation: Helping you discuss race inequity

Posted in News on September 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

“It’s hard to know where to start the conversation about race with young children. After all, these conversations aren’t easy for most adults,” writes Sheri Boggs, youth collection development librarian, in a recent blog post. To help parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all adults who work with children, we’re offering a program that d […]

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Finding out more about racial justice

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades In recent weeks, people all over the country have participated in Black Lives Matter protests to honor the life of George Floyd and work towards systemic change. For adults wanting to know or learn more about the issue, you can find many resources in the library’s Digital Library. Our librarians have curated […]

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Playing games, practicing math!

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson I have always been a fan of games. When my kids were younger, I could hardly wait for them to be old enough to move on from Candy Land to more interesting games—ones that I could actually enjoy too! When thinking about games, we often think about reasoning and strategy, which are […]

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Learning Circles: A new way to learn topics that interest you

Posted in News on September 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’re trying something new and invite you to try it with us! Learning Circles offer the convenience of an online class and the accountability of a classroom setting—the best of both worlds. If you’ve started an online course and didn’t finish. . . If you enjoy meeting others who are passionate about your interests. . […]

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Define your success: GED & ESL classes plus job help at the library

Posted in News on September 6, 2019 at 6:00 am

Classes at the Library October–December 2019 GED & High School Completion Classes For Teens & Adults Spokane Community College Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. Students receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are t […]

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Civic learning at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino I hear a phrase uttered at the Thanksgiving dinner table at least once each year: “Kids these day, they have no idea how the government works!” But that’s not the only place I’ve heard it. Last spring, our librarians asked people what kind of a community they wanted to live in. One […]

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Let’s play: Indoor winter fun at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley The library is a great place to visit in the winter! No really, it’s true! Every week, we have Play & Learn Storytimes for families with children ages 0–5. For older kids, we have regularly scheduled LEGO Clubs, STEM programs, and other activities. And even when we don’t have a formal program […]

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Let’s dance, let’s play: The genius of Jim Gill

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on August 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge If you’re a parent or caregiver of a young child, then you may already know the joyful, playful music and stories of Jim Gill. If you haven’t yet heard his music or attended an interactive performance, then you are in for a treat! Get ready to jump, dance, sing, clap, and even […]

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