TAG: tweens

Bicentennial of a Monster’s Birth

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 17, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades On January 1, 1818, the debut novel of a 20-year-old woman was anonymously published in London. Within five years, a second edition was released and a play based on the book premiered. The novel and its spin-offs remained a hit, and in 1910, Edison Studios created the first movie based on Mary […]

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Spotlight on local writers: Community readings of Spokane Writes anthology

Posted in News on March 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

Get inspired by the prose and poetry of local authors sharing their work from Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology. From sweet poems about birthdays and holidays to reverent depictions of nature, family, and the places we all share as inhabitants of the Inland Northwest, you are sure to hear great stories and poems […]

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Spring Break at the library

Posted in News on March 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

Build a masterpiece with LEGO bricks all week long at North Spokane Library. Play games at Fairfield Library. Kids in grades K–6 are exploring the art technique of pointillism at Medical Lake and Airway Heights Libraries. Tweens fire up their imagination to make a 2–3 minute stop-motion video at Argonne, Cheney, Moran Prairie, and Otis […]

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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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Anticipation and inspiration: Getting ready for spring gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole It’s nearly Go Time, my gardening friends! We’ve almost made it through the winter, through the snow and the ice, through the below-freezing temperatures. We have watched last summer’s plants freeze and die back, disappear under a blanket of snow, and get stomped on (along with other indecencies) by neighborhood cats. We […]

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Creative kids mash-up: Imagination, Stikbots, LEGO bricks, and stop-motion video

Posted in News on February 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

Imagine your story, explore our tools and toys, create the scene, and bring your stop-motion movie masterpiece to life! Kids in grades 4 and up use their imagination to make a 2–3 minute stop-motion film with the Stop Motion Studio app. We’ve expanded our stop-motion supplies to include even more iPads, backdrops, Stikbots®, and thousands […]

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Irish and Celtic music sure to give you all the feels

Posted in News on February 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

March is bursting with lively entertainment at our libraries. Three local musical groups play Irish and Celtic music to get you ready for St. Patrick’s Day and the start of spring. Howling Gaels Listen to lively jigs and reels, love songs, airs, drinking songs and traditional Irish songs sure to get your feet tapping. Howling […]

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Beat cabin fever with these creative and (mostly) free activities

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson If your family is like mine, then February is peak cabin fever season. While we still bundle up and go outside occasionally, we don’t last long when the weather is so chilly. This leaves a lot of time spent inside trying to keep ourselves entertained. While we love reading books, watching movies, […]

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Vote for your favorite kids & teens books

Posted in News on February 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

It’s award season again, and not just for movies and music. Here in Washington state, kids and teens have the opportunity to vote in five different readers’ choice book awards, starting in March through May 1.  At Spokane County Library District, we think that letting kids have a voice in selecting the best books written […]

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Kids at The Lab: Exploring technology, science, movie making, and art

Posted in News on January 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE Curiosity and technology meet when kids (grades K+) explore how electronics, small devices, and other mechanisms work at our monthly Take It Apart workshops. Young scientists in grades 4 and up explore the forces that create tornadoes, vortexes, and gyroscopes with interactive experiments led by Radical Rick (registration r […]

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