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Creativebug offers thousands of online craft, hobby, and art classes

Posted in News on April 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Carlie Hoffman Our latest digital resource, Creativebug, brings you inspiring craft, hobby, and art projects. Creativebug offers daily online classes and has thousands of projects in a wide range of categories, sharing techniques for all skill levels. This resource is great for everyone—those just starting out and those who want to develop the […]

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Digging for accuracy: How information literacy helps you uncover the facts

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 14, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER In the digital age, we are bombarded with news articles, ads, and memes—all trying to convey some kind of information. Deciphering which pieces of news are legitimate and unbiased takes some skills that we can all learn. These skills are especially important right now, as we are being inundated with news, possible […]

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Ask for a story: An idea for staying connected over the distance

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino During this time of social distancing, we’ve all been urged to check in with people—especially people from an older generation who have to shelter in place much more drastically. I hope that all of you have taken this to heart and called your loved ones. I’m a list maker as well as […]

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Virtual Book Club: The Big Library Read

Posted in News on April 3, 2020 at 6:00 am

Virtual Book Club: The Big Library Read We’re hosting our first online book club featuring the Big Library Read from OverDrive: Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum, by Michael McCreary. Video chat with other readers to discuss this hilarious and one-of-a-kind memoir.   Virtual Book Club: Funny, You Don’t Look AutisticONLINE (ZOOM)Fr […]

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Let’s keep reading: Take the Spring Reading Challenge

Posted in News on April 2, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Here we are in week three of “homeschooling” or what my youngest calls “keep practicing to not rot your brain.” My family of five has been together nonstop for the longest period of time since… ever. And it’s a struggle.  It’s a struggle for my husband and me to work from home […]

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Digital Library: Making the most of the online resources

Posted in News on March 26, 2020 at 10:40 am

When you are learning, working, or relaxing at home, you’ll find that we have digital resources to save you money and help you learn and have some fun. To get the most out of our digital resources, visit our Digital Library web page. There, you’ll see a drop-down list of categories in the upper right-side […]

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Discussing difficult topics with children

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 am

father and daughter talking, with dog in park By Gwendolyn Haley I have found that parenting includes the need to have difficult conversations with children. My family recently lost a beloved dog, Pepe, who had been with us for over 14 years. He was an old dog and spent more and more of his time resting and sleeping. So while we were prepared […]

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High school poets compete in local poetry slams

Posted in News on February 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

You’re invited to see, listen, and cheer on local high school students as they perform original poetry on stage. Admission is free. Fitz Fitzpatrick emcees all three of these events, which are for all ages. The judges include local poets, writers, and literary enthusiasts. Audience participation—support for the poets and boos for the judges […]

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Health & Wellness: Healthy dating habits, mobility services, personalized health care, geology walk & history bicycling tour

Posted in News on February 11, 2020 at 6:00 am

Health and wellness are connected to many aspects of our lives. This winter and spring, we’ve partnered with organizations to touch on a variety of health and wellness topics that include mobility with public transportation, healthy dating for tweens, and precision medicine. You’re also invited to explore two educational adventures while gettin […]

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Glowforge 3D laser printer offers a different way to create

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole If you’ve visited the North Spokane Library recently, you may have noticed the scent of burning wood. Or, maybe you’ve noticed machine that is over 3 feet wide and 1 1/2 feet deep back in The Lab doing… something. That’s the District’s Glowforge 3D laser printer. And it is my newest favorite […]

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