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Civic Lab - November: Nuclear Waste & Power

Saturday, November 30, 2019
North Spokane

Washington State stores the largest amount of nuclear waste of any state in the nation. What do we need to consider to responsibly house, contain, and dispose of nuclear waste? 

Find information, activities, and discussion on issues 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.
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The Hanford Site

Saturday, November 30, 2019
North Spokane
The Hanford Site, in Richland, Washington, is home to the development of the atomic bomb during the Second World War. The site still houses more stored nuclear waste than any other state in the U.S. This exhibit shares what it was like to live in a town centered around a top secret project and what is done at the decommissioned Hanford site today, exploring the science and history behind Hanford.
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Civic Lab - December: Let’s Talk about Managing Stress, Fighting Depression, & Preventing Suicide

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
North Spokane

The holidays can be a particularly difficult time to reduce stress and fight depression. We share strategies and resources that can help. Share your ideas to help others.

Find information, activities, and discussion on issues 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.
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Civic Lab - January: What is the Electoral College?

Friday, January 31, 2020
North Spokane

How does the Electoral College work, and why was it created? Should it be improved or abandoned, or has it worked as intended since its creation over 100 years ago?

Find information, activities, and discussion on issues 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.
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GED & High School Completion Classes

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Deer Park
Meeting room

Spokane Community College Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. Students receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to the individual, allowing students to complete studies at their own pace. Teens & Adults

For more information and to enroll at any time , please call 509.533.4600.
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ESL Classes

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Deer Park
Meeting room
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are for non-native English speaking immigrants, refugees, and citizens to learn how to read, write, speak, and understand English better. Digital and computer literacy is also a focus in ESL classrooms.

ESL classes are designed for beginning, intermediate, and advanced English language learners. Our advanced-level classes prepare students to enter a GED or High School Completion course, college level classes, or professional technical programs. 

ESL classes are taught by faculty from Spokane Community College’s Adult Basic Education Department.

For more information and to enroll at any time, please call 509.533.4600.

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GED & High School Completion Classes

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cheney
Meeting room

Spokane Community College Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. Students receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to the individual, allowing students to complete studies at their own pace. Teens & Adults

For more information and to enroll at any time , please call 509.533.4600.
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Board of Trustees Meeting

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Argonne
Meeting room
The Board of Trustees meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss District policies, finances, and levies. Agendas are available on the Wednesday preceding meeting dates on the District’s website. All are welcome to attend.
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GED & High School Completion Classes

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cheney
Meeting room

Spokane Community College Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. Students receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to the individual, allowing students to complete studies at their own pace. Teens & Adults

For more information and to enroll at any time , please call 509.533.4600.
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Drop-in Hours at The Studio

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Studio
Stop by to familiarize yourself with the space and available equipment and software. The Studio is equipped with two 4K video cameras, lighting, backdrops, microphones, one Nikon D3400 DSLR camera, a ring light, two iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud and Final Cut Pro X and a PC with Adobe Creative Cloud.

For Video Creators 
 If you have original video work, you can send your video to The Studio for consideration in our monthly submission to Community Minded Television for public broadcast. For more information or if you have questions, email studiosv@scld.org or call 509.893.8400.
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Prevent Fraud & Identity Theft

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Learn how to be proactive to protect your hard-earned money from predators and scams.

Register online at stcu.org/workshops.
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GED & High School Completion Classes

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Deer Park
Meeting room

Spokane Community College Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. Students receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to the individual, allowing students to complete studies at their own pace. Teens & Adults

For more information and to enroll at any time , please call 509.533.4600.
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Argonne Book Club

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Argonne
Conference room
Join us to discuss The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck.

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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Spokane Valley Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
Join us to discuss The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro.

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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3D Printing Drop-In Hours

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Spokane Valley
Stop by to see the 3D printer in action. Learn how to use Tinkercad software to create your 3D rendering. Get answers to your 3D printing questions.

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ESL Classes

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Deer Park
Meeting room
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are for non-native English speaking immigrants, refugees, and citizens to learn how to read, write, speak, and understand English better. Digital and computer literacy is also a focus in ESL classrooms.

ESL classes are designed for beginning, intermediate, and advanced English language learners. Our advanced-level classes prepare students to enter a GED or High School Completion course, college level classes, or professional technical programs. 

ESL classes are taught by faculty from Spokane Community College’s Adult Basic Education Department.

For more information and to enroll at any time, please call 509.533.4600.

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GED & High School Completion Classes

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cheney
Meeting room

Spokane Community College Adult Education faculty work to create a supportive and inclusive environment in which student learning is the focus. Students receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to the individual, allowing students to complete studies at their own pace. Teens & Adults

For more information and to enroll at any time , please call 509.533.4600.
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Dollars & Sense: Give Yourself a Raise

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
Discover how to succeed with your budget and avoid money troubles in this workshop from SNAP Spokane. Learn how to take control of your money, make achievable goals, and recognize predators. Classes begin promptly. Late arrivals may not be seated.
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Drop-in Hours at The Lab

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Spokane
Lab
Drop in Hours are cancelled today.

Laptops are available during drop-in hours, providing access to Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro X, and Microsoft Imagine Academy. An Elna eXplore 320 sewing machine is also available for use. When drop-in hours overlap with a scheduled program, laptops are still available upon request for in-library use.

If you have questions, would like more information, or need to schedule a time outside of drop-in hours to use a laptop or sewing machine in The Lab, please send an email to labns@scld.org or call 509.893.8350.

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Learning Circle: Fiction Writing

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Spokane
Conference Room East
Discover the ins and outs of fiction writing, including writing for different genres, developing characters, building your story’s world, constructing plot, creating descriptions, crafting dialogue and action, and swapping hats at the revision stage. 

All Learning Circles will have a facilitator, online content, the tools needed to learn and practice new skills, and a learning environment where participants both teach and learn, act and observe, and speak and listen to each other. 

Register online at www.p2pu.org/scld

In partnership with Peer to Peer University (p2pu.org)
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Hacking Democracy: What Social Media Is Doing to US Politics

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
North Spokane
Lab
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram—some of which did not even exist a decade ago—are playing an increasingly central role in politicians’ efforts to get elected. What does this mean for the American voter? 

Join political scientist Travis Ridout to explore the pros and cons of social media in political campaigns. While social media use gives citizens access to a wealth of information, it also exposes them to messages that are carefully tailored and targeted in a highly sophisticated manner. More ominously, social media can be used to psychologically manipulate voters in unprecedented ways, beyond the fact-checking and scrutiny of the news media spotlight. 

How real is this latter possibility as we head toward the 2020 presidential campaign? Learn how politicians—and foreign spies—are using social media and personal data to their advantage. 

This talk is presented in partnership with The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, which educates citizens across the state about democratic institutions and public affairs and is based at Washington State University. For more information, visit The Foley Institute’s website at foley.wsu.edu. 

Travis N. Ridout is the Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government and Public Policy at Washington State University. Ridout’s research on political campaigns has appeared in American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, and The Journal of Politics. Ridout’s most recent book is Political Advertising in the United States.
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Mini Folding Photo Album

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Spokane
Lab
Create a 4-by-4-inch scrapbook folding album that you can use as a memento or unique handmade gift. Bring copies of photos and other print materials to showcase in your project. All other materials will be provided. Registration is required. Adults & Grades 6+
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Hacking Democracy: What Social Media Is Doing to US Politics

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram—some of which did not even exist a decade ago—are playing an increasingly central role in politicians’ efforts to get elected. What does this mean for the American voter? 

Join political scientist Travis Ridout to explore the pros and cons of social media in political campaigns. While social media use gives citizens access to a wealth of information, it also exposes them to messages that are carefully tailored and targeted in a highly sophisticated manner. More ominously, social media can be used to psychologically manipulate voters in unprecedented ways, beyond the fact-checking and scrutiny of the news media spotlight. 

How real is this latter possibility as we head toward the 2020 presidential campaign? Learn how politicians—and foreign spies—are using social media and personal data to their advantage. 

This talk is presented in partnership with The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, which educates citizens across the state about democratic institutions and public affairs and is based at Washington State University. For more information, visit The Foley Institute’s website at foley.wsu.edu. 

Travis N. Ridout is the Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government and Public Policy at Washington State University. Ridout’s research on political campaigns has appeared in American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, and The Journal of Politics. Ridout’s most recent book is Political Advertising in the United States.
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Medicare Open Enrollment Workshops

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Determining the best Medicare plan for your situation can be complicated. The upside of reviewing your plan options is that you can save money. 

Trained volunteers from Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) assist you with personalized help that takes your needs into consideration. Assistance is free and unbiased. To receive advice tailored to your needs, you can bring your Medicare card and list of medications with dosages. Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis. 

In order to change your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plan for 2020, you must make changes during Medicare Open Enrollment from October 15 to December 7, 2019. 

For more information about this program, you can call ALTCEW at 509.458.2509.
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Homebuyer Education Seminar

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room

Buying a home can be a dream come true and an overwhelming process at the same time. In this free seminar, explore all of the major aspects of the home-buying process in an unbiased format with SNAP Spokane instructors certified by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. SNAP is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. 

At the end of the seminar, attendees will be issued a certification of completion, which can be used to apply for down-payment assistance. For classes covered in two-day sessions, both sessions must be attended to receive the certificate. Registration is required. 

To register, please call 509.319.3040 or visit the SNAP education calendar at snapwa.org/education-calendar.
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