TAG: music

Hot Club of Spokane entertains at 75th Anniversary Celebration

Posted in News on November 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

We’re celebrating our 75th anniversary with live music from Hot Club of Spokane. Listen and dance to music from the era when the library was established, and enjoy refreshments (including cake!) as we look back over the years and celebrate the legacy of the library in our communities. SPOKANE VALLEY Thursday, Nov 30, 7–8:30pm Plus, […]

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Ever louder bumps in the night: Scares for all ages

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Susan Goertz As a chill grips the autumn air and the chlorophyll leaches from the leaves, my mind turns toward the spooky. Nothing to get your heart racing and the cold sweat pouring on a crisp night like a good scary story. Horror is a very broad genre. There are a lot of options […]

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75th Anniversary & Anthology Release Party

Posted in News on October 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

We’re celebrating our 75th anniversary with a community anthology featuring writers of all ages from Spokane County and surrounding areas. NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY Saturday, November 4, 6:30–8pm You’re invited to hear local writers read their work from Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology. Plus listen to live music from guitarist John […]

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Mixtape: The Vietnam War era

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

by David Wyatt Music is just as messy and various as life. There are few examples as poignant as the Vietnam War and Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary series about the war (airing now through September 28th on our local PBS station KSPS) to remind us there is no single truth to war, and […]

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Sgt. Pepper is 50: How an album revolutionized popular music

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 31, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Melissa Rhoades According to Rolling Stone‘s definitive list: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, the Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band stands as “the most important rock & roll album ever made.” When I fell in love with the album as a preteen in the early 1980s, I had no clue […]

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Coming to KSPS: THE VIETNAM WAR by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Posted in News on August 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

From Sandra Kernerman, Director of Special Giving, KSPS Public Television Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series expl […]

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Dance like You’ve Got Ants in Your Pants: Q&A with Eric Herman

Posted in kids, News on June 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge We’re ready for comedy, creativity, audience participation, and outrageously amusing songs this summer. And we hope you are too! Eric Herman performs his cool tunes at our libraries, July 17–21. I reached out to Eric with a few questions and learned a bit about how Siri, poets, and kids influence his music. I […]

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Find your groove with summer music

Posted in News on June 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

Our summer music lineup is sure to bring smiles and good vibes, maybe even some grooving. You’ll get the chance to enjoy the original sounds of swing mixed with country blues and doo-wop from The Plaid Cats, the melodic indie rock vibe of The Finns, singer-songwriter Bill Price and his cellist Grover Parido with a […]

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Build a Better World: Summer programs for kids and families

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on June 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

Build a Better World this summer at the library. Our lineup for summer is sure to bring smiles to kids of all ages. How could it not with magic shows, wild creatures, science experiments, musical performances, and puppets! All library events and programs are free and open to the public. Explore the many ways you […]

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Catchy tunes & magical melodies: Caspar Babypants Family Concert

Posted in News on March 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

“Caspar Babypants is still our favorite kids’ music. It really isn’t even fair to call it kids’ music because I often find myself listening to it even when I’m alone.” –Will James, Geekdad Who is Caspar Babypants? Caspar Babypants is Chris Ballew, frontman of the Presidents of the United States of America, creating intelligent, simple […]

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