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Earth from Space

Saturday, August 31, 2019
All Locations
See amazing views of Earth from space. Vivid posters present rare views of events such as dust storms, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and hurricanes. Come get a glimpse of what our planet looks like to astronauts traveling in space!

Earth from Space is brought to you courtesy of the United States Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution.

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Civic Lab - July: Space Force

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
North Spokane
What do we need to consider before having a military force in space? Explore resources and share your thoughts about militarization beyond our planet.

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 - August: Conspiracies vs. Facts in Science

Saturday, August 31, 2019
North Spokane
We take a look at the scientific method versus others for determining scientific evidence. What are the differences in thought and belief when it comes to science? Explore resources and share your thoughts about science and where it is heading.

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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Friends of the Deer Park Library Book Sale

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Deer Park

Location: Deer Park Auto Freight, 2405 E Crawford St, Deer Park

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

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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Astronomy at the Library

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Learn how to use binoculars for stargazing and navigating the night sky. Then take a pair of binoculars for a spin and a viewing, conditions permitting. Adults

Moon is not visible for viewing.

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Camp Read-a-Rama: Week 4 - Space Redux

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
North Spokane
Lab
Have a blast reading about space. Make and launch rockets. Check out a space-themed app on our iPads. It will be out of this world!

Each week, this half-day camp has a new theme based on a children’s book for all camp activities, crafts, music, games and more! Make reading part of your summer and set yourself up for success in the coming school year. A morning snack and lunch are provided. Registration and permission forms required. Ages 6–11 

Registration opens 30 days before each week of camp. 

In partnership with Excelerate Success, Americorps Vista, and Spokane Public Schools Summer Meals
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Space Week!

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Spokane Valley
Location: Terrace View Park, 13525 E 24th Ave, Spokane Valley (map)

Launch into fun this summer with stories, crafts, games, and STEM activities all about space. Plus kids 18 years and under enjoy a free meal provided by East Valley School District. All ages 

In partnership with Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation’s Free Summer Park Program 

(free breakfast served 9–9:30am & free lunch served 11:45am–12:15pm)
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Baby Play & Learn Storytime (ages 0 - 18 months)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Babies will be introduced to the rhythm and beauty of language in our 20-minute storytime, which includes nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. After stories, babies will continue to learn during 30 minutes of play with age-appropriate toys and activities. All activities happen with babies on grown-up laps, so plan to attend in a one-to-one baby-to-adult ratio.

Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children, so get down on the floor with your child and join the fun. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. To help you, storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that your child will need for kindergarten. Now is also the time to get a library card for your child. It’s a gift they can enjoy for years to come.
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Toddler Play & Learn Storytime (ages 1 1/2 - 3)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
Toddlers will delight in 20 minutes of simple stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 30 minutes of activities introducing the concepts of math, science, and literacy.

Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children, so get down on the floor with your child and join the fun. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. To help you, storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that your child will need for kindergarten. Now is also the time to get a library card for your child. It’s a gift they can enjoy for years to come.
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Summer Meals: Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Free lunch for kids ages 1–18 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For additional locations:

Call 1-866-EAT-MEAL (1.866.328.6325)

Go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Or text “MEALS” to 98856

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Space Exploration

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Medical Lake
Meeting room
Presented by Mobius Science Center

Explore space with hands-on activities brought to the library by Mobius Science Center. As indicated, some programs include the planetarium for even more space discovery. Grade K–5

Kids 8 and under must bring an adult.

This program is sponsored by the Diane E. Zahand fund.

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Summer Meals: Afternoon Snack

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Deer Park
Free afternoon snack for kids ages 1–18

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For additional locations:

Call 1-866-EAT-MEAL (1.866.328.6325)

Go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Or text “MEALS” to 98856

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GED & High School Completion Classes

4:00 PM - 8:00 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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GED & High School Completion Classes

4:00 PM - 8:00 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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Star Wars Bead Creations

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
North Spokane
Lab
Bring your Jedi crafting skills to create Perler Bead designs such as an out-of-this-world magnet or key chain. We provide the beads and templates to get you started. All ages

Kids 8 and under must bring an adult.

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Camp Read-a-Rama: Week 4 - Space Redux

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
North Spokane
Lab
Have a blast reading about space. Make and launch rockets. Check out a space-themed app on our iPads. It will be out of this world!

Each week, this half-day camp has a new theme based on a children’s book for all camp activities, crafts, music, games and more! Make reading part of your summer and set yourself up for success in the coming school year. A morning snack and lunch are provided. Registration and permission forms required. Ages 6–11 

Registration opens 30 days before each week of camp. 

In partnership with Excelerate Success, Americorps Vista, and Spokane Public Schools Summer Meals
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Space Week!

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Spokane Valley
Location: Terrace View Park, 13525 E 24th Ave, Spokane Valley (map)

Launch into fun this summer with stories, crafts, games, and STEM activities all about space. Plus kids 18 years and under enjoy a free meal provided by East Valley School District. All ages 

In partnership with Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation’s Free Summer Park Program 

(free breakfast served 9–9:30am & free lunch served 11:45am–12:15pm)
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Preschool Play & Learn Storytime (ages 3 - 5)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
Preschoolers will love learning while playing with 30 minutes of entertaining stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 30 minutes of activities that explore preschool-level concepts of math, science, art, and literacy.

Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children, so get down on the floor with your child and join the fun. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. To help you, storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that your child will need for kindergarten. Now is also the time to get a library card for your child. It’s a gift they can enjoy for years to come.
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Preschool Play & Learn Storytime (ages 3 - 5)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cheney
Meeting room

Preschoolers will love learning while playing with 30 minutes of entertaining stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 30 minutes of activities that explore preschool-level concepts of math, science, art, and literacy.

Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children, so get down on the floor with your child and join the fun. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. To help you, storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that your child will need for kindergarten. Now is also the time to get a library card for your child. It’s a gift they can enjoy for years to come.
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Toddler Play & Learn Storytime (ages 1 1/2 - 3)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Argonne
Meeting room
Toddlers will delight in 20 minutes of simple stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 30 minutes of activities introducing the concepts of math, science, and literacy.

Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children, so get down on the floor with your child and join the fun. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. To help you, storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that your child will need for kindergarten. Now is also the time to get a library card for your child. It’s a gift they can enjoy for years to come.
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Toddler Play & Learn Storytime (ages 1 1/2 - 3)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Moran Prairie
Meeting room
Toddlers will delight in 20 minutes of simple stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 30 minutes of activities introducing the concepts of math, science, and literacy.

Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children, so get down on the floor with your child and join the fun. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. To help you, storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that your child will need for kindergarten. Now is also the time to get a library card for your child. It’s a gift they can enjoy for years to come.
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Toddler Play & Learn Storytime (ages 1 1/2 - 3)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Toddlers will delight in 20 minutes of simple stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 30 minutes of activities introducing the concepts of math, science, and literacy.

Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children, so get down on the floor with your child and join the fun. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. To help you, storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that your child will need for kindergarten. Now is also the time to get a library card for your child. It’s a gift they can enjoy for years to come.
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Toddler Play & Learn Storytime (ages 1 1/2 - 3)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Deer Park
Meeting room
Toddlers will delight in 20 minutes of simple stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 30 minutes of activities introducing the concepts of math, science, and literacy.

Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children, so get down on the floor with your child and join the fun. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. To help you, storytime introduces important literacy, STEM, and social skills that your child will need for kindergarten. Now is also the time to get a library card for your child. It’s a gift they can enjoy for years to come.
View More

Summer Meals: Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Free lunch for kids ages 1–18 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For additional locations:

Call 1-866-EAT-MEAL (1.866.328.6325)

Go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Or text “MEALS” to 98856

View More

Space Exploration

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
Presented by Mobius Science Center

Explore space with hands-on activities brought to the library by Mobius Science Center. As indicated, some programs include the planetarium for even more space discovery. Grade K–5

Kids 8 and under must bring an adult.

This program is sponsored by the Diane E. Zahand fund.

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