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Could you be our next Resident Artist?

Could you be our next Resident Artist? – Spokane County Library District

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE We are accepting applications for four Resident Artists, one for each month from October 2020 to January 2021. Are you a visual artist, quilter, baker, cake decorator, or other artist, artisan, or hobbyist? We are looking for people with skills, abilities, and expertise that translate into mediums that are visually …

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March with the rhythmic sounds of Irish pipes, flute, whistle, banjo, mandolin, as well as fiddle and guitar.  Local band Floating Crowbar plays a high energy mix of Irish instrumental music and songs drawn from traditional and contemporary sources.

Catch traditional Irish band Floating Crowbar at the library – Spokane County Library District

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March with the rhythmic sounds of Irish pipes, flute, whistle, banjo, mandolin, as well as fiddle and guitar. Local band Floating Crowbar plays a high energy mix of Irish instrumental music and songs drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Learn more at their website: www.floatingcrowbar.com Floating Crowbar MEDICAL LAKEMonday, March …

High school poets compete in local poetry slams
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High school poets compete in local poetry slams – Spokane County Library District

You’re invited to see, listen, and cheer on local high school students as they perform original poetry on stage. Admission is free. Fitz Fitzpatrick emcees all three of these events, which are for all ages. The judges include local poets, writers, and literary enthusiasts. Audience participation—support for the poets and boos for the judges—is encouraged! …

Health & Wellness: Healthy dating habits, mobility services, personalized health care, geology walk & history bicycling tour

Health & Wellness: Healthy dating habits, mobility services, personalized health care, geology walk & history bicycling tour – Spokane County Library District

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 getting out and about …

Develop your business & nonprofit skills at the library

Develop your business & nonprofit skills at the library – Spokane County Library District

Check out our latest business workshops, including one presented in Spanish. Nonprofit professionals can learn how to make a lasting difference by building a sustainable organization. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and their employees can learn more about using social media for their business, making sure they have all of the marketing must-haves, and writing a business …

Families Leap into Science & kids explore STEM programs

Families Leap into Science & kids explore STEM programs – Spokane County Library District

LEAP INTO SCIENCE WEEK Every four years, we get an extra day to try something new—Leap Day! To celebrate, Spokane County Library District is offering a series of Leap into Science programs that are playful, engaging moments of learning for the whole family. Leap into Science is a nationwide program from The Franklin Institute Science …

New community topics at Civic Lab pose questions and invite discussion

New community topics at Civic Lab pose questions and invite discussion – Spokane County Library District

Each month, you can find information, activities, and discussion on an issue facing our community at the Civic Lab. Take a look at thought-provoking materials and activities for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. CIVIC LAB NORTH SPOKANEFeb–May 2020 February: Envisioning Our Future During …

Call for submissions: Your keepsakes and memories of the Mount St. Helens eruption for 40th anniversary exhibit Bring your items & stories to one of our libraries by March 15, 2020, to be included in the exhibit.

Call for submissions: Your keepsakes and memories of the Mount St. Helens eruption for 40th anniversary exhibit – Spokane County Library District

The Mount St. Helens eruption on May 18, 1980, resulted in the deaths of 57 people and the destruction of over 212 square miles of land and ecosystems surrounding the stratovolcano in Skamania County. In eastern Washington and the Spokane area, residents experienced the ash clouds and particulates in the air, the ash covering the …

Play & learn for little ones: Storytimes, dance parties & family painting parties

Play & learn for little ones: Storytimes, dance parties & family painting parties – Spokane County Library District

STORYTIMES Play & Learn Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children. Storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that a child will need for kindergarten. Our storytimes have been created with specific ages in mind, focusing on playful learning concepts that are geared for the age …

Your urban garden: Mason bees, rain barrels, succulents, jams & more

Your urban garden: Mason bees, rain barrels, succulents, jams & more – Spokane County Library District

With spring right around the corner, many gardeners have begun dreaming of their perfect garden for beautiful spring and summer colors and a bountiful harvest. If this sounds like you or if you’re interested in starting your own garden (going vertical, anyone?), we have workshops about gardening, water conservation, and food preservation. Our seed libraries …

Creative spaces for you: The Lab & The Studio

Creative spaces for you: The Lab & The Studio – Spokane County Library District

For the past three years, The Lab at North Spokane and The Studio at Spokane Valley have been creative places for you to explore and express your creative side. The Lab is host to art programs, STEM workshops, and a large variety of hands-on activities. With the addition of the Glowforge 3D laser printer, there …

Learn to explore your family tree at the library

Learn to explore your family tree at the library – Spokane County Library District

Genealogy: Researching Your Family History Donna Potter Phillips of Eastern Washington Genealogical Society introduces the hobby of genealogy and shows you how to find information about your family’s history from online resources. Learn how to find names, dates, and places and even the geographical and social history of your ancestors. For adults ARGONNEThursday, Feb 6, …

Financial learning: Manage your money, plan your retirement, shred your documents & keep your identity safe... and more at the library, all at no cost!

Financial learning: Manage your money, plan your retirement, shred your documents & keep your identity safe – Spokane County Library District

This winter and spring, we’ve partnered with financial advisors and educators from local organizations, businesses, banks, and credit unions to provide you with a variety of financial educational opportunities. For kids, we have a program that combines their creativity with a game that helps them learn about spending and saving. And if you have old …

Don’t tax your sanity: Free AARP Tax Aide at the library

Don’t tax your sanity: Free AARP Tax Aide at the library – Spokane County Library District

If tax season is stressing you out, you can reduce your anxiety with Free AARP Tax Aide at the library. Last year, over 2,200 people filed their taxes with the help of AARP Tax Aide volunteers at our libraries. This year, you could be one of them. From February 1 through April 14, you can …

Yum! Instant Pot Cooking class shares recipes & tips for pressure cooking

Yum! Instant Pot Cooking class shares recipes & tips for pressure cooking – Spokane County Library District

By Gwendolyn Haley My sister gave me an Instant Pot for Christmas several years ago. I didn’t know what it was and had never used a pressure cooker before. But I’m always game to try a new kitchen gadget, so I gave it a whirl. To say it changed everything would be a slight exaggeration, …

Shop local and support your community on Small Business Saturday

Shop local and support your community on Small Business Saturday – Spokane County Library District

BY STACEY GODDARD If you’ve read some of my previous blogs, it won’t be news when I admit that I enjoy shopping. A lot. In my 20s, I even had a personalized license plate on my car (LV2SHOP) declaring my love of all things retail. So it’s probably no surprise that we’re heading in to …