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For kids, tweens & teens: Bubbles, smoothies, Hamilton, Hogwarts, author Peter Brown & more

Posted in News on July 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

We’re keeping summer cool and online with programs and events that are sure to bring smiles and joy. You can make bubble wands that delight, smoothies and sweet salsa that are delicious, a painting from cooking supplies, and gnome and fairy homes that have a touch of magic. Speaking of magic, you can learn magic […]

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STEM at home: Learning anywhere and everywhere

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on May 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson The DIY approach to learning fun activities at home can be a great boredom buster. We miss having your kids and families at our in-person library programs. You are what make those programs so enjoyable and interesting for us! And you can continue to explore STEM at home. Here, I share the […]

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DIY Earth Day outdoor and indoor celebrations

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Earth Day is next week. Our celebrations of planet Earth might be a little more DIY this year, instead of joining with others. You might get out in your yard and enjoy some dirt or take a walk around the neighborhood on a bear hunt, while social distancing, or enjoy a virtual […]

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Families Leap into Science & kids explore STEM programs

Posted in News on February 4, 2020 at 6:00 am

LEAP INTO SCIENCE WEEK Every four years, we get an extra day to try something new—Leap Day! To celebrate, Spokane County Library District is offering a series of Leap into Science programs that are playful, engaging moments of learning for the whole family. Leap into Science is a nationwide program from The Franklin Institute Science […]

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Creative STEM library programs for kids, teens, & adults

Posted in News on October 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

CREATE WITH GLOWFORGE AT THE LAB Creative programs for ages 16+ Create with Glowforge: Holiday Ornaments Brighten your home with ornaments designed and created by you at the library. You’ll have several basic designs to personalize with your creative ideas that the Glowforge laser printer will cut, carve, and engrave, rig […]

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Civic Lab poses questions and invites discussion about community issues

Posted in News on June 6, 2019 at 6:00 am

Each month, you can find information, activities, and discussion on an issue facing our community at the Civic Lab. Take a look at thought-provoking materials and activities for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. CIVIC LAB NORTH SPOKANEJune–September 2019 JUNE: The Final Frontier When […]

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A Universe of Stories at the library this summer

Posted in News on June 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

All summer long we’re exploring the planets and stars at the library during A Universe of Stories. For kids and families, the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company, The Zaniac, and Mobius Science Center all present programs to delight all. Along with these entertaining and educational programs, we have STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math […]

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Planetarium passes available at the library

Posted in News on May 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’ve partnered with the Spokane Falls Community College Planetarium to bring you the opportunity to see a planetarium show this summer. Each reserved pass provides a single entrance to the planetarium show. You can request up to four passes, which can be reserved 30 days in advance of each show. There are a limited number […]

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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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Cloud watching 101

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 30, 2019 at 6:00 am

Cloud Watching By Abra Cole Springtime in the Inland Northwest is peak cloud watching time. Simple steps for cloud watching: Put away your wristwatch and prepare your imagination. Find a good spot, either sitting or lying down, with a good view of the sky. Talk about what you see: Shapes, colors, creatures, or other things in the […]

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