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TAG: tweens

STEM at home: Learning anywhere and everywhere

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on May 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson The DIY approach to learning fun activities at home can be a great boredom buster. We miss having your kids and families at our in-person library programs. You are what make those programs so enjoyable and interesting for us! And you can continue to explore STEM at home. Here, I share the […]

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Trivia takes on ‘Parks and Recreation’ & ‘Star Wars’

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

PARKS AND RECREATION Librarians aren’t in the library right now “forcing people to borrow books,” so we’re hosting virtual trivia! We’re also “extremely well read, and that makes us very dangerous.” How about you? Are you dangerously knowledgeable about the TV show Parks and Recreation? Our trivia questions cover all seven seasons of […]

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Online program about healthy dating habits offers help for parents of tweens and teens

Posted in News on May 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

With our partners from YWCA of Spokane and Medical Lake School District, we are offering an online presentation on how to help your tween (and teen) form healthy dating habits. You’ll learn conversation starters and strategies to talk with your tween as they begin to form their first dating relationships. We’ll go over recognizing the […]

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Learn a new language from home with our digital resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 29, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino Use of language learning apps is on the rise! Who would have guessed that being stuck at home would make so many people want to learn a new language? As a bilingual librarian, I am delighted. This means that many more people will be interested in celebrating this week’s library holiday, Día […]

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Helplines and crisis resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put many people in a state of crisis. Crisis covers many aspects of life: financial, emotional, physical, and mental, among others. For some, the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order from Gov. Inslee has heightened tensions among housemates and, in some cases, increased the level of abuse and […]

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Feel good videos that bring smiles and laughter

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Sometimes my family needs something to brighten our day. Every once in a while the news channels sprinkle in a human interest story or a funny video into the more stark news that makes me feel better about the world. Social media is more of the same, with every other post about […]

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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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DIY Earth Day outdoor and indoor celebrations

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Earth Day is next week. Our celebrations of planet Earth might be a little more DIY this year, instead of joining with others. You might get out in your yard and enjoy some dirt or take a walk around the neighborhood on a bear hunt, while social distancing, or enjoy a virtual […]

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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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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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