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Kids explore creativity with STEM activities at the library

Posted in News on September 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS, ENGINEERING, WEB CODING, & MATH As the weather cools down, kids of all ages can dive into activities that explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the library. Here are some of our upcoming, brain-stimulating STEM events. Snap Circuits are a safe and enjoyable way to explore electrical engineering concep […]

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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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Lego clubs

Posted in kids on August 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

Build at LEGO Club at your library! Inspire your imagination and keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp with an abundance of LEGO bricks. All ages are welcome. Kids age 6 and under must bring an adult. September 2017–May 2018 AIRWAY HEIGHTS Wednesdays 3:15–4:15pm ARGONNE Saturdays 1–3pm CHENEY 2nd Tuesdays 4–5pm DEER PARK […]

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Workshops at The Studio: Visual design apps and video making

Posted in News on August 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

Whether you want to up your social media savvy or create a unique, digital holiday card, you can gain the skills you need in visual design, photography, and video making at The Studio at Spokane Valley Library. This fall, we’re offering lecture-style classes for teens and adults to introduce four visual design software applications available […]

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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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Enraptured by raptors: West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Kim Brinkmann “I had no idea this place even existed!” This phrase is commonly expressed by first-time guests of the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center. The Outdoor Learning Center is tucked back in a corner on the grounds of Pasadena Park Elementary School, hidden among the towering cottonwoods, cedars, and aspens. It is easily […]

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Summer job hunt: library resources to help in your quest

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Hunting for jobs terrifies me. Job searches can be like the Balrog of Moria—creatures of shadow and flame barring you from your epic quest. Your friends might leave you in the dust, but you’ll return a victorious, level-20 job-search wizard! Library staff can help you level-up your job acquisition skills, whether you are […]

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For tweens and teens: Creative and adventurous summer programs

Posted in kids, News, Teens on June 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

This summer tweens and teens can find adventure and feed their creativity at the library. Spark your creativity by making your own stamp designs, cooking up a culinary feast, and recording a mini stop-motion LEGO movie. For the adventurous, tackle the mystery room escape puzzle from 59:Escape Room Adventures. Can you find the clues to […]

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Graphic novels with strong female characters

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Sometimes, when I find myself in the mood for an upbeat, quick read, I look to the library’s graphic novel sections. Traditional super-hero stories aren’t my cup of tea. I find myself drawn more to the stories that include strong, primary female characters. Luckily these days, there are quite a few great […]

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Call for submissions for Spokane Writes: A Poetry and Prose Anthology

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

WHAT Spokane County Library District is celebrating its 75th anniversary in fall 2017. To commemorate this milestone, we are publishing an anthology of prose and poetry. We are seeking submissions of poetry, short stories, and essays. It is free to submit. The anthology will be released in print and digitally. The theme is “Celebration.” WHEN […]

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