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TAG: teens

Starting the conversation: Helping you discuss race inequity

Posted in News on September 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

“It’s hard to know where to start the conversation about race with young children. After all, these conversations aren’t easy for most adults,” writes Sheri Boggs, youth collection development librarian, in a recent blog post. To help parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all adults who work with children, we’re offering a program that d […]

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Superhero fiction trivia & science projects you can do at home

Posted in News on August 27, 2020 at 6:00 am

We could share just one or two science experiments with you, but instead we decided to share one every week for three months! Who’s ready check out some science? Trivia fans and Marvel fans come together to show off their knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will you rise to be the superhero of this […]

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Spokane Is Reading offers Diverse Voices booklist for 2020

Posted in News on August 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

Spokane Is Reading offers readers throughout Spokane County a reading list of diverse voices for 2020. This booklist includes titles that the book selection committee has considered during recent years and also reflects the rich tapestry of the American experience. A goal of Spokane Is Reading is to encourage reading by adults. Most years they […]

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Check out Washington State Parks with a Discover Pass from the library

Posted in News on July 13, 2020 at 6:00 am

Check Out Washington Discover Pass program UPDATE: July 2020 Check Out Washington Discover Passes are available for check out at this time—but without the backpack and other items, including binoculars and field guides. We have increased the number of available Discover Passes over last year. With funding from the Washington State Parks Foundation and due to the popularity, we now have […]

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Workshop discusses mental health, depression, and anxiety, presented in Spanish and English – Taller de salud mental. Depresión y ansiedad. Presentado en español e inglés.

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

By Dana Mannino Lea las noticias publicadas en español. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised everyone’s stress levels. But how do you tell if you’re just a little more stressed or if you’re actually suffering from depression or an anxiety disorder? You may be wondering: “At what point does it make sense to seek professional help? […]

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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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I went walking

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 26, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole By now, you’ve probably seen the memes, videos, and funny comments comparing us, during the pandemic, to our dogs—roaming the house in constant search for food (and while we’re pacing around the house, we’re also jumping up and down when we see the mailman and barking when we see people walking or […]

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Self-care from pandemic times to the best of times

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on June 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades As counterintuitive as it may sound, self-care during a pandemic is basically the same as self-care at any other time. A saying sometimes attributed to Dolly Parton—but actually dating back to at least 1859—sums up the situation nicely: “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Perhaps the hardest […]

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Curbside pickup of library holds now available

Posted in News on June 3, 2020 at 10:38 am

Updated: July 30, 2020 Curbside pickup for holds is now available at all libraries, Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm on days when your library would normally be open. For the specific days for each library, please see below. When you come to the library, look for the curbside pickup signs in the parking lot. Please note, our libraries […]

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Reach your reading goals with the Online Summer Reading Challenge

Posted in News, Uncategorized on June 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Reading is a great way to exercise your brain cells. For kids, reading helps them retain learning, which is especially helpful over the summer months. No matter your age, reading can be enjoyable, informative, and even a way to grow closer to family and friends when you read together. Reach your reading […]

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