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Spokane Is Reading Selects “The Book of Difficult Fruit” by Local Author Kate Lebo

Posted in News on August 24, 2022 at 6:00 am

Spokane Is Reading 2022: "The Book of Difficult Fruit" by Kate Lebo Spokane Is Reading Spokane Is Reading has announced their book selection for the 21st annual community-wide reading event: local author Kate Lebo’s The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with Recipes). The Book of Difficult Fruit is a collection of essays that combine memoir, natural history, and recipes. It is […]

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Space Exploration You Can Do, Inspired by Amazing Images from the Webb Telescope

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 17, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler On July 12, 2022, NASA released its first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, and they are both breathtaking and groundbreaking in their ability to detect infrared light at a high resolution. The telescope operates with two cameras: NIRCam (near infrared camera), which looks at the shortest infrared wavelengths, and MIRI […]

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5 Tried & True Ways to Keep Kids Reading All Summer

Posted in Parents and Teachers on August 3, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson One of the most important things to do this summer is to encourage the children in your life to read. For some of us, this can be difficult task. If kids only read for school, they might think of reading as trudging through a “classic” book or reading comprehension assignments. And they […]

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Fantastic International Fiction: Read Beyond the Beaten Path & Expand Your World

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 2, 2022 at 6:00 am

Blog Feature image - man reading in city park under tree By Melissa Rhoades This summer’s reading challenge dares us to “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” Reading stories by international authors is a wonderful way to do that. International fiction—also called foreign fiction—allows us to not only imagine the sights, smells, and sounds of other landscapes but also gain exposure to diverse customs, […]

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An Unexpected Summer Reading List: Not Your Average Beach Reads

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 13, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Savannah Stewart When it comes to beach reads, mine usually fall into the “this isn’t what I expected” category. Ideally, beach reads are easy-going and don’t interfere with your summer vibe. I’ve found that the books I like to read can’t live up to this ideal. And mostly, I never end up reading very […]

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The Great Indoors: Things to Explore When You Take a Break from the Outdoors

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 6, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Ah, summer! The sun is shining (we hope), the grass is green, and pollen is everywhere. For some of us, this is the season when we head outdoors as much as possible, to dig in the soil, go on walks, explore nature, and get dirty every day. For others, none of this […]

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What Makes a Good Book? Here’s How Appeal Factors Result in Great Book Recommendations.

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 29, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino At least once a week, I have a variation on the following conversation. Library customer: Can you suggest a good book? Librarian: Sure! What do you like to read? Library customer: Anything, as long as it’s well written. We all want a good book. It’s universal. But often we don’t know how […]

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July Programs Bring You Great Outdoor Activities, Reading Camp Fun & Best-selling Authors

Posted in News on June 23, 2022 at 4:30 am

Adults can get active at walking program for seniors and at our Tai Chi program. Meet two best-selling authors in July when we kick off our SCLD Online Authors Series. Plus, you can get help and great information during the plant clinic, Medicare workshop, and Picture Book Chat. Starting a business? Sign up for this month’s business workshop pres […]

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New Series Features Online Author Talks from Bestselling Writers & Thought Leaders

Posted in News on June 21, 2022 at 6:00 am

SCLD is offering a new program of online talks and discussions with award-winning and bestselling authors, called the SCLD Online Authors Series. Each month, the SCLD Online Authors Series will have two to four author events. The lineup of bestselling authors and thought leaders in this series is diverse in topics, genre, and perspectives. They are […]

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7 Graphic Novels to Read During Pride Month

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

Every year, I find myself reading more and more graphic novels and manga. I hadn’t read any until I was well into my adult years, but I’ve found that there are intriguing, well-written, and beautifully drawn graphic novels and manga for all ages. […]

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