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These Library Programs Have Active, Informative & Funny Moments You Won’t Want to Miss

Posted on May 17, 2022 at 6:00 am

Active Seniors Walking

June brings programs for adults about separation anxiety in pets, Medicare, active walks for senior citizens, some engaging new picture books to read with young children, and the bi-monthly Master Gardeners Plant Clinic.

Businesses and startups can sign up to learn the fundamentals of building a brand for a business.

Family Storytimes are back in person at nearly all libraries, and live Online Storytimes continue on Thursday evenings.

Summer programs kick off for kids and families with two live performances outdoors in neighborhood parks and at libraries. And starting June 1, everyone is invited to sign up to track their summer reading on Beanstack for a chance to win prizes sponsored by The Library Foundation of Spokane County.

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Adults

Pandemic Dogs & Separation Anxiety

SCRAPS trainer Kevin Vanhook shares tips on how to soothe your dog when transitioning from working remotely to returning to the office and other reasons your pet might have separation anxiety. Adults

Registration is required.

NORTH SPOKANE
Thursday, Jun 2, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Tuesday, Jun 7, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

MORAN PRAIRIE
Saturday, Jun 11, 10–11am | REGISTER

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic

Need assistance identifying a garden pest or determining why a plant is not thriving? The Master Gardeners can help with a wide variety of horticulture issues, including plant selection, installation, and maintenance; plant problem diagnosis and treatment; environmentally sound gardening practices; pest identification* and management; and effective landscaping practices. All ages

Presented by the Spokane Master Gardeners 

*Due to limited space, please bring samples for pest identification in a 1-gallon plastic zipper bag or smaller. For additional information about preparing a sample for pest identification, contact Master Gardeners at 509.477.2181 or by email at mastergardener@spokanecounty.org.

CHENEY
Friday, Jun 3 & 17, 1–5pm

Medicare: Getting Started

Learn the ABCDs of Medicare. A trained SHIBA volunteer presents the following Medicare topics: Medicare Parts A, B, C; how and when to enroll; prescription drug coverage (Part D); Medigaps; Advantage plans; financial assistance; and Medicare fraud. You will be able to ask questions and get answers during the presentation. Adults

This free, unbiased presentation is presented by ALTCEW and SHIBA.

Registration is required.

NORTH SPOKANE
Saturday, Jun 11, 11am–12:30pm | REGISTER

ONLINE
Wednesday, Jun 22, 6–7:30pm | REGISTER

Picture Book Chat

Discover new picture books that children will enjoy with librarians Mary Ellen and Sheri, as they chat about recently released titles in our collection. Hear and see what they like about these wonderful books for toddlers, preschoolers, and emergent readers. They also share some book-inspired activities you can try with the children in your lives. Adults

View Picture Book Chat on our Facebook page.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Jun 15, 1–2pm

If you miss any episodes, you can find them on our YouTube channel.

Active Seniors Walk

Expert walk organizers from Striders of the Inland Northwest have planned an invigorating morning walk for folks 55+. After the walk, the library will provide a socially distanced tailgate party of breakfast snacks. Adults 55+

Registration is required.

PLANTES FERRY PARK
12308 E Upriver Drive (Spokane Valley)
Wednesday, Jun 29, check in at 8:45am, walk is 9–10:30am | REGISTER

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Business Matters

Creating a Brand for Your Business

Learn the strategies to dig deep into the values, mission, and vision of your business to build your brand and establish your business identity with the help of a SCORE business mentor. Adults

Registration is required.

ONLINE
Thursday, Jun 16, 12–1:30pm | REGISTER

Storytimes

Family Storytime

In-person in our libraries

During this storytime, children will enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays that explore the concepts of literacy and STEAM. Ages 2–5 & their families

Space is limited for in-person storytimes and will be offered first come, first served, until capacity is reached.

MOST LIBRARIES
Find locations, days & times on our events calendar

Online Storytime – Live

Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during storytime. Ages 2–5 & their families

Registration is required for each session.

ONLINE
Thursdays, Jun 2–30, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER

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Kids & Families

The Zaniac Comes Alive

Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac, moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other. You can experience this comedic onslaught of absurd ideas and odd skills, in person. See why this two-time Guinness World Record holder was voted Seattle’s Funniest Physical Comedian. Visit alexzerbe.com for information. All ages

VALLEY MISSION PARK
11123 E Mission Ave (Spokane Valley)
Tuesday, Jun 21, 12–1pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Tuesday, Jun 21, 3–4pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Tuesday, Jun 21, 6–7pm

TERRACE VIEW PARK
13525 E 24th Ave (Spokane Valley)
Wednesday, Jun 22, 12–1pm

WATERFRONT PARK
S Lefevre St/Hwy 902 (Medical Lake)
Wednesday, Jun 22, 3–4pm
Sponsored by the Friends of Medical Lake Library

EDGECLIFF PARK
800 S Park Rd (Spokane Valley)
Thursday, Jun 23, 12–1pm

NORTHWOODS PARK
310 W Regina Ave (North Spokane)
Thursday, Jun 23, 3–4pm

MIX PARK
301 W 4th St (Deer Park)
Thursday, Jun 23, 6–7pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Friday, Jun 24, 11am–12pm

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
612 4th St (Cheney)
Friday, Jun 24, 3–4pm

Eric Herman’s Cool Tunes

Eric Herman’s cool tunes for kids are witty, memorable, and so much fun! His live shows are bursting with comedy, creativity, and audience participation. You may have seen his viral hit video “The Elephant Song,” which along with his other videos, has garnered over 100 million views. Learn more at erichermanmusic.com. All ages

MIX PARK
301 W 4th St (Deer Park)
Monday, Jun 27, 12–1pm

BIDWELL PARK
801 E Handy Rd (Colbert)
Monday, Jun 27, 3–4pm

VALLEY MISSION PARK
11123 E Mission Ave (Spokane Valley)
Tuesday, Jun 28, 12–1pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Tuesday, Jun 28, 3–4pm

FAIRWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET
319 W Hastings Rd (North Spokane)
Tuesday, Jun 28, 6–7pm

TERRACE VIEW PARK
13525 E 24th Ave (Spokane Valley)
Wednesday, Jun 29, 12–1pm

WATERFRONT PARK
S Lefevre St/Hwy 902 (Medical Lake)
Wednesday, Jun 29, 3–4pm
Sponsored by the Friends of Medical Lake Library

EDGECLIFF PARK
800 S Park Rd (Spokane Valley)
Thursday, Jun 30, 12–1pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Thursday, Jun 30, 3–4pm

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
612 4th St (Cheney)
Friday, Jul 1, 3–4pm

SUNSET PARK
924 S Lawson St (Airway Heights)
Friday, Jul 1, 7–8pm

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Online Summer Reading with Beanstack

For all ages!

Track your summer reading, earn badges, and enter the prize drawing!

Reach your reading goals, try new things, and explore your community with our library challenges.

You can log your reading and rate and review books to earn badges. Every badge earns you a ticket in the prize drawing for a family adventure pack, sponsored by the Library Foundation of Spokane County.

Everyone who reads at least 600 minutes over the summer will receive a Certificate of Achievement and help us reach our community reading goal!

Sign up at scld.beanstack.org/reader365

And download the free Beanstack app on your mobile device, available at www.scld.org/apps.

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