TAG: technology

It’s Time for Research Papers & Science Fair Projects!

Posted in News on March 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

Get the knowledge and help you need online. Our digital resources help students with research, science projects, and studying for tests. We have the digital resources to help you succeed! RESEARCH PAPERS Biography in Context: Discover over 600,000 biographies of contemporary and historical figures. CultureGrams: Explore the cultures of people throu […]

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Strange, weird, and wonderful: Libraries across the world and right here

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 7, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Nathaniel Youmans Welcome to the weird world of libraries. What’s the strangest library you’ve never heard of? Let’s find out! At the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., you can “check out” (though not to remove from library premises!) wool shawls and sweaters hand-knitted by the librarians to keep patrons warm in the libra […]

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Create a unique 3D object at Spokane Valley Library

Posted in News on February 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

3D printing has changed the way we look at objects, such as toys and tools, and the technology used to create them. Now you can create a unique 3D design that we print for you at Spokane Valley Library. In this evening workshop, you’ll learn the basics of 3D design using Tinkercad software and how […]

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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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Do you have the best back-to-school accessory?

Posted in News on September 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH September is Library Card Sign-up Month! You may know Spokane County Library District for the many books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines you can check out when visiting our 11 libraries. What you may not know is that we provide so much more! Our Digital Library has over 50 online resources and […]

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The Great American Eclipse of 2017

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Nathaniel Youmans Shortly after 10am on Monday, August 21, 2017, a terrific spectacle of light and darkness will leave millions of people suspended in awe. It has happened before (most recently through the Pacific Northwest states back in 1979), but on this morning many will witness the first total solar eclipse since 1918 to […]

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Email scam posing as library on west side of state

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 4, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker To be clear up front, we have not heard of any scams regarding the Spokane County Library District, or any of our libraries. Also, scammers will use anything they can to get your money. So when we heard of an email scam involving the Seattle Public Library, we thought we’d take this […]

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Consumer Reports saves the day (and my laundry)

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley It was like a scene from a horror movie. I was alone in the house when a loud banging and clanging started from the depths of the basement—as if something were trying to break free. I walked down the stairs to investigate. As I looked into the laundry room, all I could […]

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Reluctant readers, the right books, and Minecraft

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 3, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Do you have a kid who is a reluctant reader? When kids complain that reading is boring, they are probably just reading the wrong book. . . for them. Reluctant readers often will try books about things that they already love. If you have a Minecrafter in your house, you may have checked […]

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3D printing: if you can design it, we can print it

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, News on December 14, 2016 at 9:30 am

By Gwendolyn Haley UPDATED FROM PREVIOUS POST 3D printing pops up in my newsfeed with increased regularity. Maybe you’ve seen some of the coverage too? Museums are using 3D printing to create replicas of priceless ancient artifacts for study and to allow people with visual impairments to experience masterpieces firsthand. Individuals and other o […]

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