TAG: local

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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Shop local and support your community on Small Business Saturday

Posted in News on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

BY STACEY GODDARD If you’ve read some of my previous blogs, it won’t be news when I admit that I enjoy shopping. A lot. In my 20s, I even had a personalized license plate on my car (LV2SHOP) declaring my love of all things retail. So it’s probably no surprise that we’re heading in to […]

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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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City planning, development, and infrastructure are focus of Spokane Valley Library program

Posted in News on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 am

As you travel through the city of Spokane Valley, you’ve most likely seen areas of rejuvenation around the businesses along East Sprague Ave. In other Valley areas, you’ve no doubt come across new tracts of houses, duplexes, apartments, and infill development properties for future residential and commercial building. But did you know that there […]

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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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Magazines & newspapers go mobile so you can go green

Posted in News on April 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

Get digital magazines and newspapers delivered directly to your devices. We have digital resources to bring you the information, entertainment, and news you want to read. Going mobile with your newspapers and magazines is easy, and you get on-demand access. Whenever you find yourself waiting for an appointment, friend, or repair person, you can rea […]

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Get leading edge information with access to thousands of newspapers

Posted in News on November 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

NewsBank delivers over 11,000 news sources from around Washington state and the world. Using this digital resource you can… Search any topic. Research any subject. Stay informed of local, national, and world events. Impress family and friends at gatherings. The Library District is now offering access to NewsBank and its Access World News Research […]

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Irish and Celtic music sure to give you all the feels

Posted in News on February 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

March is bursting with lively entertainment at our libraries. Three local musical groups play Irish and Celtic music to get you ready for St. Patrick’s Day and the start of spring. Howling Gaels Listen to lively jigs and reels, love songs, airs, drinking songs and traditional Irish songs sure to get your feet tapping. Howling […]

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