TAG: teens

Teens in-between: Finding your first summer job

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on June 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard I got my first paying job—that wasn’t babysitting or doing chores—pretty much by accident. The summer before my sophomore year of high school, my younger and much more industrious brother found his own job: delivering the afternoon edition of the local newspaper. The route he was taking on was big enough that […]

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Family Storytimes explore buses, mermaids, and nature at libraries and parks this summer

Posted in News on June 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

We have Storytime fun all summer, including with our partners Spokane Transit Authority and at parks in Medical Lake and Spokane Valley. Families with kids of all ages can explore Library Park, next to Deer Park Library, at Nature Play & Learn Storytime. And what would Storytime be without the stories! You’ll experience some great […]

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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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Glowforge 3D printing classes at The Lab at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on May 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’re delighted to announce a new 3D printing class using the Glowforge printer at The Lab at North Spokane Library. For 3D printing enthusiasts, Glowforge brings a new method for creation. Those familiar with our 3D printing services and drop-in hours at Spokane Valley Library know all about our Ultimaker 2+ printer and the way […]

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Abundant gardening programs and resources at the library

Posted in News on May 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

It’s time to dig into garden projects! The library is providing inspiration and information with the help of Master Gardeners and other garden experts. Explore our gardening programs, seed libraries, and resources for the spring and summer seasons: Plant Clinic | All Ages Gardening | Waterwise Gardening | Composting Workshops | Saving & Shari […]

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Day in the life of a librarian

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino When kids tour the library, I like to ask them what they think a librarian does. Usually I get answers like “You tell us not to run.” I think to myself, “If I wanted to do that, I would have become a life guard!” I don’t think kids are the only ones […]

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Get the Check Out Washington backpack with Discover Pass at the library

Posted in News on May 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

Find adventures and new experiences in Washington State Parks with the latest addition to our Library of Things: The Check Out Washington backpack, which includes binoculars, field guides, other interpretive materials, and a special Discover Pass for parking at Washington State Parks. In partnership with Check Out Washington, we are able to offer t […]

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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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From the Library of Things: Machine sewing at your fingertips

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Did you know you can borrow a sewing machine from the Library District? Our Library of Things now offers two Elna eXplore 320 sewing machines to check out for up to seven days at a time. One is available for pick up at the Spokane Valley Library and the other can be […]

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