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Life, Love and Gimbap: Cookbooks, Music, Movies and Fantastic Reads

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

BY SUSAN GOERTZ I had never eaten gimbap before I was invited by a high school friend to her home to try one of her Korean mother’s specialties. I was very excited. Then, I was shocked to learn that this popular sushi-style rice dish included hotdogs. Aren’t hotdogs as “American” as apple pie?! This introduction […]

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’Tis the season for streaming holiday music from hoopla

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 2, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley It’s a contentious and potentially divisive subject: When does the Christmas and holiday music season start? Is it okay to play holiday music before Thanksgiving? Before Halloween? In July!? Personally, I find that my preference for holiday music depends upon the year. Sometimes I am fully ready to dive in as soon […]

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Escape screen time this winter

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

BY MELISSA RHOADES Several excellent virtual library programs are happening this winter, and we hope to see you at them! We also hope you’re taking breaks from screen time—especially if you’re one of the many people currently working, socializing, and playing virtually these days. Screen time is any time spent in front of a television, […]

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Dance Apocalyptic: A pandemic playlist & more

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 3, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Lately, random songs have been popping into my head, often playing on loop, until I give in altogether and play the same track 20 times in a row while dancing in my pajamas. Maybe you are experiencing something similar. (No judgment. All feelings deserve to be felt.) With a quick online search, […]

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Bright shining sounds (Part 2): A social justice playlist

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 13, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Music shapes us. It makes us feel. It rouses us, and soothes us into sleep. It consoles, uplifts, inspires. Music about social justice can inspire listeners to advocate for causes they believe in and can educate people about issues. The best social justice songs tell stories of voices rarely heard and have […]

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Online programs for adults offer variety: Music, trivia & health, with a side of salsa!

Posted in News on July 9, 2020 at 6:00 am

We have programs that offer entertainment such as trivia for fans of Gilmore Girls and Harry Potter and music from local favorite Plaid Cat and the musical duo Brett and Janet Dodd. And if you’re craving something sweet, you can learn a recipe for watermelon salsa. If health is on your mind, we are offering […]

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Catch traditional Irish band Floating Crowbar at the library

Posted in News on February 27, 2020 at 6:00 am

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March with the rhythmic sounds of Irish pipes, flute, whistle, banjo, mandolin, as well as fiddle and guitar. Local band Floating Crowbar plays a high energy mix of Irish instrumental music and songs drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Learn more at their website: www.floatingcrowbar.com Floating Crow […]

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Bright shining sounds (Part 1): A social justice playlist

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz I don’t remember when I first fell in love with music. Maybe while being soothed by my mother’s susurrations as she gently rocked me into the world. Or maybe it was the chickadees and blackbirds trilling from the meadow adjacent to our back yard. It could have been the first time the […]

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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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