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Thinking Money Exhibit

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Spokane Valley

October 22–November 26, 2016  |  Spokane Valley Library

Money affects everyone, but many of us lack the knowledge we need to make smart financial choices that prepare us for whatever the future brings. Thinking Money is a traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens, and the adults in their lives about financial literacy topics in a way that is understandable and fun. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive digital content, and other activities, the exhibition explores themes such as wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy or sunny day, avoiding financial fraud, and imagining your future self.

 

To explore the many facets of our financial lives, the Spokane County Library District presents a selection of programs: from classes about college savings, planning, and financial aid, to workshops about senior planning for a secure financial future, and from courses on how to avoid identity theft and online fraud and scams, to workshops on understanding your credit score and strategies for wise buying.

 

The Spokane County Library District is partnering with Junior Achievement of Washington and North Pines Middle School for a Thinking Money After-School Program. Students attending the program learn economic principles in hands-on activities that cover topics such as personal finance, identifying education and career goals, and how international trade affects our daily lives. At the close of the program, students celebrate what they’ve learned and share their knowledge with their families and friends.

 

Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible.

 

Classroom & Group Exhibition Tours

Area schools and groups are invited to tour the Thinking Money exhibition. Tours are by appointment and can be scheduled by calling Spokane Valley Library at 509.893.8400 or by using the online request form at www.scld.org/thinking-money/tour-request

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Lego Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Medical Lake
Meeting room
Build with Legos at your library! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp, strengthen your STEM muscles, and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. 

All ages are welcome. Ages 6 and under must bring an adult.
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GED & High School Completion Classes

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheney
Meeting room
For more information, to enroll, or ask about continuous enrollment, please contact the SCC Adult Education department at 509-533-4600.

Students can receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to each person. This allows students to complete studies at their own pace. The SCC Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. 

Sep 19 through Dec 15 
Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm 
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Lego Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fairfield
Build with Legos at your library! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp, strengthen your STEM muscles, and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. 

All ages are welcome. Ages 6 and under must bring an adult.
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Too Fun Tuesday: Games

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
We’ll bring the games—you bring the competition! From classic card games to popular tabletop games, we’ll have plenty to choose from. You can even bring your own games to share.

All ages are welcome. (Children 6 and under should be accompanied by an adult)
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Personalized Zen Garden

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Moran Prairie
Meeting room
Create your own sandbox tableau with the basic materials we provide. You get to add your personalized touches for creativity, serenity, and play. When you’re done, your small Zen garden is ready for your desk or table.

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Cheney Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheney
Join us to discuss Letters from a Wary Watcher: A Moira Edwards Walker Mystery by Rita Gard Seedorf and Margaret Albi Verhoef.

Everyone is welcome! Read the books then join fellow book lovers at the library to listen and share your thoughts. Experience the adventure of books you might not have discovered on your own and remember: there aren’t any right or wrong responses in literary interpretation—just difference of opinion!
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Deer Park Book Club

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Deer Park
Meeting room
Join us for a reader's choice. Read a banned or challenged book.

Everyone is welcome! Read the books then join fellow book lovers at the library to listen and share your thoughts. Experience the adventure of books you might not have discovered on your own and remember: there aren’t any right or wrong responses in literary interpretation—just difference of opinion!
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Lego Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Airway Heights
Meeting room
Build with Legos at your library! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp, strengthen your STEM muscles, and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. 

All ages are welcome. Ages 6 and under must bring an adult.
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GED & High School Completion Classes

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheney
Meeting room
For more information, to enroll, or ask about continuous enrollment, please contact the SCC Adult Education department at 509-533-4600.

Students can receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to each person. This allows students to complete studies at their own pace. The SCC Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. 

Sep 19 through Dec 15 
Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm 
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Business 101: eCommerce Essentials

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
This class takes you through the necessary, and optional, components of an ecommerce business. Richie Schut, co-founder of TRECpro, leads this important session for any business that sells online. 

Business 101: A Toolkit for Employers 
The Spokane County Library Districts brings you a series of free business workshops and classes for employers, small business owners, and local entrepreneurs. Gather the tools to successfully start or run your business, from digital security to legal agreements, from sound interviewing techniques to employee performance reviews, plus discover all of the resources you can find at your library.
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Tabletop Games Stop & Shop

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheney
Drop in and play! Explore our expansive board game collection. When you fall in love with a great game, we’ll provide you with great deals through local shop, Uncle’s Games. Whether competitive or cooperative, most games are geared toward ages 14 to adult.

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Food Safety During Power Outages

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Medical Lake
Meeting room
Anna Kestell, Food Preservation and Safety Specialist, will show you how to create a plan to protect your food, especially refrigerated and frozen food, during a power outage, and learn what is safe to eat without having to heat up a meal. 

Brought to you by the Seed Libraries at Deer Park, Medical Lake, and Otis Orchards Libraries and the Master Gardener Program at WSU Extension for Spokane County.
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Personalized Zen Garden

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Argonne
Meeting room
Create your own sandbox tableau with the basic materials we provide. You get to add your personalized touches for creativity, serenity, and play. When you’re done, your small Zen garden is ready for your desk or table.

More Summer Programs 2016
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Lego Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Deer Park
Meeting room
Build with Legos at your library! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp, strengthen your STEM muscles, and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. 

All ages are welcome. Ages 6 and under must bring an adult.
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GED & High School Completion Classes

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheney
Meeting room
For more information, to enroll, or ask about continuous enrollment, please contact the SCC Adult Education department at 509-533-4600.

Students can receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to each person. This allows students to complete studies at their own pace. The SCC Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. 

Sep 19 through Dec 15 
Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm 
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Personalized Zen Garden

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Create your own sandbox tableau with the basic materials we provide. You get to add your personalized touches for creativity, serenity, and play. When you’re done, your small Zen garden is ready for your desk or table.

More Summer Programs 2016
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Shred Day

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Deer Park
Location: Deer Park Library Parking Lot
Protect yourself from identify theft with free document shredding. Bring any financial or personal documents that are ready for disposal for professional shredding on site at our libraries. Shredding courtesy of DeVries Business Services.
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Shred Day

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cheney
Location: Cheney Library Parking Lot
Protect yourself from identify theft with free document shredding. Bring any financial or personal documents that are ready for disposal for professional shredding on site at our libraries. Shredding courtesy of DeVries Business Services.
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Lego Club

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Argonne
Meeting room
Build with Legos at your library! Keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp, strengthen your STEM muscles, and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. All ages are welcome. 

Ages 6 and under must bring an adult.
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Creative Inventions

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Ever played Mario Bros video games on Play-Doh? How about a piano on bananas? In this imaginative workshop, explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with the Makey Makey invention kit that allows you to control your computer with everyday objects.

Kids 8 and under must bring an adult.
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Friends of the Airway Heights Library Book Sale

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Airway Heights
Location: Hicks Open Market, 12435 W. 13th Ave.

The Friends of the Libraries hold several book sales and programs throughout the year. The Friends’ most significant fundraising activities are used book sales usually held at their library.

Proceeds from book sales support various library programs, activities, and services. Thank you to our Friends for their ongoing dedication and support of Spokane County Library District libraries!
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Drop-In Computer Tutoring

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cheney
Tutoring is available at no cost to the public. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions about basic computer skills, such as setting up an email account, starting a social media profile, working with software programs, and more. Anyone seeking assistance with a smartphone or eReader should bring their device in for some one-on-one help.

The Technology & Computer Tutoring sessions are on Mondays from 3 to 5pm and Wednesdays from 1 to 3pm, excluding any holidays when the library is closed.
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GED & High School Completion Classes

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheney
Meeting room
For more information, to enroll, or ask about continuous enrollment, please contact the SCC Adult Education department at 509-533-4600.

Students can receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to each person. This allows students to complete studies at their own pace. The SCC Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. 

Sep 19 through Dec 15 
Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm 
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Monday Funday: Legos

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Keep your engineering and problem solving skills flowing, and your imagination stimulated, with an abundance of Lego bricks.

All ages are welcome. (Children 6 and under should be accompanied by an adult)
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