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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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Beat cabin fever with these creative and (mostly) free activities

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson If your family is like mine, then February is peak cabin fever season. While we still bundle up and go outside occasionally, we don’t last long when the weather is so chilly. This leaves a lot of time spent inside trying to keep ourselves entertained. While we love reading books, watching movies, […]

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Vote for your favorite kids & teens books

Posted in News on February 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

It’s award season again, and not just for movies and music. Here in Washington State, kids and teens have the opportunity to vote in four different readers’ choice book awards in March and April.  At Spokane County Library District, we think that letting kids have a voice in selecting the best books written for them […]

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You’re invited to our Dr. Seuss Celebration

Posted in News on February 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

We’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the library and you’re invited! In honor of America’s most famous reading teacher, we have planned “lots of good fun that is funny.” We’ll be reading books, making crafts, and playing games. This celebration is for all ages, so bring the whole family! DEER PARK Saturday, Feb 24, 10am–12pm […]

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Kids at The Lab: Exploring technology, science, movie making, and art

Posted in News on January 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE Curiosity and technology meet when kids (grades K+) explore how electronics, small devices, and other mechanisms work at our monthly Take It Apart workshops. Young scientists in grades 4 and up explore the forces that create tornadoes, vortexes, and gyroscopes with interactive experiments led by Radical Rick (registration r […]

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Check out a Family Museum Pass at the library

Posted in News on January 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

If you are looking for fun and educational activities this winter and spring, you’re in luck. Fantastic destinations exist nearby—the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and Mobius Children’s Museum and Mobius Science Center—and starting in January, Spokane County Library District has family museum passes available for checkout so you can […]

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Picture books for frosty days

Posted in Parents and Teachers on January 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Sheri Boggs Winter is just not my thing. I’m too clumsy to ski. It’s too cold to enjoy being outside. And I get too dispirited by the short days to remember to take my vitamin D. I pretty much just grit my teeth, put on my stupid tights (and gloves, and boots, and hat, […]

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Social-emotional picture books to help your kids get through the holidays

Posted in Parents and Teachers on December 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Rachel Edmondson The holiday season is often fraught with emotions. Many adults find themselves stressed, excited, joyous, and sad—sometimes all in the same day! It’s helpful to remember that the children in our lives are often dealing with the same strong emotions. While having a vacation from school, receiving gifts, attending celebrations […]

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’Tis the Season for Mobile Devices

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Erin Dodge Whether you have a new mobile device or you’re loving your old one, you have access to free apps and resources with your library card. You can download popular books, movies, music, and more. Because all of the apps and digital resources are free, avid and casual readers, listeners, and watchers of […]

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Holiday Gifts for Expectant Mothers

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 5, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Stefani Miller “What do you want for Christmas?” I’ve never had trouble answering that question in the past. There’s always been a thing or two on my list. But as a newly expectant mother I find myself, for the first time, unable to answer. Before I became pregnant, I could ask for things that […]

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