TAG: q&a

Let’s dance, let’s play: The genius of Jim Gill

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

By Erin Dodge If you’re a parent or caregiver of a young child, then you may already know the joyful, playful music and stories of Jim Gill. If you haven’t yet heard his music or attended an interactive performance, then you are in for a treat! Get ready to jump, dance, sing, clap, and even […]

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Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Posted in News on April 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults—helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Tara […]

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Tidying up: Embracing the KonMari Method

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Stefani Miller Three years ago, organizing consultant Mari Kondo released her mega-best seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Many a home and closet were whipped into shape, but no one I knew had taken on Kondo’s challenge. Certainly not me, with my infamous bin full of winter clothes that may or may not […]

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Clothing the community: Q&A with Kira’s Kloset founder Debbie Wraspir

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson It’s that time of year again. When resolutions are fresh and resolve is still intact. As usual, one of my resolutions is to declutter my house. After visiting Kira’s Kloset, I think I’m going to begin by decluttering my kids’ closets. I got the privilege of visiting Kira’s Kloset when the library […]

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LEGOs® at the MAC: Q&A with Nature Connects artist Sean Kenney

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Alison Highberger Guest Writer The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture’s new exhibit, Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculptures, features 27 flora- and fauna-inspired works of art by New York City artist Sean Kenney. Made of nearly 500,000 LEGO pieces, the exhibit includes a 4-foot-long bee, a 7-foot-tall rose, an 8-foot-tall hummingbird, an […]

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Animal rescues: Q&A with local author Kelly Milner Halls

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on September 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs What do Sasquatch, wild dogs, dinosaur babies, ghosts, and alien visitors all have in common? Besides being intrinsically awesome, they’ve all been book subjects for local writer Kelly Milner Halls. Halls is a passionate profiler of the wonderfully weird, with nonfiction titles like Tales of the Cryptids, Ghostly Evidence, a […]

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You and Me and Him: Q&A with YA Author Kris Dinnison

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on June 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs One of the best things about having bright, talented literary friends is getting to read their work and celebrate with them when their novels are published. I’m especially excited in the case of Kris Dinnison, longtime friend, community builder, and emerging YA voice. Her debut novel You and Me and Him is […]

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If the Shoe Fits: Q&A with Curt Kinghorn of Runners Soul

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley I love shoes. Some days picking out which pair to wear is truly the best part of my day. My husband recently made a pointed remark about the number of shoes in my closet. I quickly reminded him that different occasions call for particular types of footwear. Some events I need high heels or sandals, […]

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Food Insecurity: Q&A with Jennifer Schlenske of Spokane Valley Partners

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on March 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sonia Gustafson We often think of donating food and helping the less fortunate around the holidays, but as we approach the time for Food for Fines, we wanted to highlight a local agency that does good work in our community all year long. Spokane Valley Partners is a non-profit organization serving economically-disadvantaged residents who […]

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Crowdfunding Success Stories: Q&A with comics artist Manny Trembley

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on March 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen Launching a creative endeavor or a new business usually requires money. Traditionally, acquiring such funding has meant the need for taking out a loan, finding an investor, borrowing from friends or family, or spending your own hard-earned nest egg. In recent years, we’ve seen yet another option emerge. It is one […]

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