TAG: local

Grow Your Creative Talents in the New Year with Helpful Books, Resources & Programs

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 29, 2021 at 6:00 am

Woman painting, feature blog image “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have,” Maya Angelou said in an interview. From my experience, this is absolutely true. This means that including creative goals in your New Year’s resolutions could lead to a more productive and inspirational 2022. Our libraries offer plenty of ways to help with creative goals, incl […]

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You Could Win a Prize When You Shop Local this Holiday Season

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 10, 2021 at 6:00 am

Holiday shopping season is here! And we have a fun way to support local, small businesses by participating in our Small Business Saturday week-long event. The event includes an easy activity that qualifies you for a prize drawing, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. […]

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Small Business Saturday: Shop Local All Week Long in 4 Communities

Posted in News on October 20, 2021 at 6:00 am

If you have some holiday shopping to do, consider shopping local for a chance to win a prize! You can support local small businesses and the Shop Small movement, starting on Small Business Saturday and continuing all week long in four communities: Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, and Millwood (Argonne), November 27–December 4, 2021. […]

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31 Ways to Explore the Marvels of Nature Each Day in August

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 28, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ABRA COLE Summer is winding down, and August may just be our last chance to get outdoors and explore before the season turns to autumn. Since factors such as extreme hot weather and smoke may affect actual outdoor plans, I’ve compiled a variety of potential activities that fit different weather situations. Think you can’t […]

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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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Discovering local artists and their creations at the Spokane Creators website

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

By Ree West Moving to a new town means having to learn the who, what, and where of things in an unfamiliar place. It takes a while. I enjoy finding experiences that exercise my creativity. So even after living in Spokane for five years, I still have trouble finding creative opportunities within the arts community. […]

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Play it again: A love letter to The Bartlett

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

By Susan Goertz In late 2013, something magical happened that changed Spokane’s music scene forever, for the better. The Bartlett opened its doors. A desperately needed all-ages venue, The Bartlett was everything Spokane’s music scene was missing—an intimate space (150 person capacity versus the 1,500 capacity of The Knitting Factory) that fo […]

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New website showcases local talent and library workshops aim to assist artists

Posted in News on October 1, 2019 at 6:00 am

Discover local creators and artists at the Spokane Creators website (www.spokanecreators.org). Visual artists Musicians Performance artists Literary artists Other creators & artisans The website is a great way to discover local artists that you can support by purchasing their work or seeing a performance. Spokane County Library District has cre […]

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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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Literary field guide: Local authors at the 2019 Get Lit! Festival

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler In the past 20 years, the Get Lit! Festival has hosted a whole slew of authors of exciting written work: Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, and Tim O’Brien are just a few. This year is no exception. At the 2019 festival, you’ll find the opportunity to hear from Roxane Gay, Tommy Orange, Kaveh […]

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