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4 Hikes in the West Plains to Experience Natural History & Wildlife

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 30, 2021 at 7:00 am

West Plains Hiking image That crepuscular hours of sunrise and sunset are great times to see deer, rabbits, owls, bats, and many other trail companions. And to top off those perfect conditions, fall is a great time to catch migratory birds you might not see the rest of the year. If you’d like to seize the crisp weather and evening sightings, check out these easy to reach […]

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North Spokane County Trails for Easy Treks & Adventures in Nature

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 21, 2021 at 6:00 am

Today’s post features trails on the north side of Spokane that are within 30 minutes of one or more county libraries. You can set aside a half hour or a whole day to explore one of these spots. And remember to bring plenty of water in order to beat the heat! […]

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Pleasant Day Hikes & Easy Walking Adventures in South Spokane County

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CAITLIN WHEELER In 2018, I started working at the Otis Orchards Library just as I was also desperately trying to fit exercise into a routine laden with reading books, making art, and crafting. My drive to Otis Orchards took me over the Harvard Road Bridge, where a Centennial Trailhead happened to sit just three […]

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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

Discover Passes Available UPDATE: February 2021 In 2020, we increased the number of available Discover Passes. With funding from the Washington State Parks Foundation and due to the popularity, we have twice as many passes available as when the program started. To borrow a Discover Pass, you need to place a hold in our online catalog for the […]

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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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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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Taking care of you: Modern day self-care

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

by Susan Goertz September means many things to many people—leaves changing color, shortening days, pumpkin spice everything. Did you know that September is also Self-Care Awareness Month? You wouldn’t think people would need tips on how to take it easy and pamper themselves. How hard can it be to slow down and breathe, right? Yet […]

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3 things I learned walking across England

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Nancy Ledeboer For the most part, the tour group followed the path that Alfred Wainwright described in his book A Coast to Coast Walk: St. Bees Head to Robin Hood’s Bay. We walked for 12 days, averaging about 9 miles a day. Our longest day was 12 miles, and we took two rest days. […]

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