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TAG: nonfiction

Are you up for a reading challenge?

Posted in News on September 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

The online reading challenge has begun for the Spokane Is Reading Diverse Voices booklist. As a co-sponsor of Spokane Is Reading, we always look forward to the annual book selection and author visit in the fall. So when Spokane Is Reading had to switch gears to do something different for 2020, we couldn’t be more […]

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Spokane Is Reading offers Diverse Voices booklist for 2020

Posted in News on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

Spokane Is Reading offers readers throughout Spokane County a reading list of diverse voices for 2020. This booklist includes titles that the book selection committee has considered during recent years and also reflects the rich tapestry of the American experience. A goal of Spokane Is Reading is to encourage reading by adults. Most years they […]

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LGBTQ Memoirs for 2020 Pride Month

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

By Caitlin Wheeler Right now, many of us are spending most of our time at home, continuing to social distance under Phase 2 of Washington state’s Safe Start plan. It can be isolating, this feeling of being stuck and apart from those you love for an indeterminate amount of time. As a balm, I offer […]

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Finding adventure in your own backyard

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs I live on a street with several young families, and during the governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy order, I’ve really enjoyed walking my dogs along brightly chalked hopscotch games, seeing bubbles floating in the air, and marveling at the intricate fairy garden and pebble river one family made in their parking strip. […]

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Native American Heritage Month: A look at books by indigenous authors

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

Featured image for blog post BY CAITLIN WHEELER November is Native American Heritage Month and a great time to learn more about some of the many indigenous groups of North America. Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian provides an introduction to indigenous peoples’ portrayals in media after colonialization in Americans, the interactive online exhibit that looks […]

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Hanford Nuclear Site: The exhibit and library programs focus on ecology, activism, investigative reporting, and literature

Posted in News on October 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

by Gwendolyn Haley September 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Hanford Nuclear Site. The Library District is offering a closer look at the history and effects of Hanford on our region. You can see an exhibit of historical photos and wartime propaganda from the Hanford Site at North Spokane Library throughout […]

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Favorite reads reimagined for the screen: Upcoming film and TV adaptations

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 9, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Underwood Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix (even Facebook Watch) are churning out as many originals and adaptations as they can buy, produce, and film—all to try to win the fierce video streaming competition. This is fantastic for book nerds because these streaming giants are looking to novels and nonfiction for good source material! […]

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Spokane Writers Conference offers new intensive small group sessions along with workshops

Posted in News on September 17, 2019 at 6:00 am

The 5th Annual Spokane Writers Conference is full of informative and creative approaches to writing and offers insights about the process of getting your work published. Along with workshops, the conference is offering something new this year: small group intensives. The small group sessions are limited to only 6–8 participants and are laser-focu […]

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Incredible reads to finish out your summer

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 31, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Underwood I am not a picky reader. I love recommendations from other readers, especially those that lead to finding an amazing and unexpected read. It’s one of my most favorite things! If you are on the lookout for a great read, here are just some of my all-time favorite novels, biographies, poetry/short story […]

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Microhistories: Extremely specific knowledge (aka fun facts!) you can share with others

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 7, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Underwood I have recently discovered an intense love for nonfiction titles and it all started with a compendium of terrible medical cures through history. Those 24-karat golden face masks that are in vogue right now? They’ve already been done long before the present day (and the masks still don’t have any proven benefits; […]

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