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“And there’s the humor of it”: Shakespeare and the four humors

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Cheney
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) created characters that are among the most complex and most humanly recognizable in all of literature. Yet Shakespeare understood human personality in the terms available to his age—that of the now-discarded theory of the four bodily humors—blood, bile, melancholy, and phlegm.

These four humors were understood to define peoples’ physical and mental health and determined their personality as well. The language of the four humors pervades Shakespeare's plays. Their influence is felt above all, in a belief that emotional states are physically determined.

Carried by the bloodstream, the four humors bred the core passions of anger, grief, hope, and fear—the emotions conveyed so powerfully in Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies.

Curator Gail Kern Paster explains, “The four humors were an early typology for human personality. Shakespeare uses them, even as he transcends them, to create the vivid characters whose emotions continue to fascinate and delight us.”

“And there’s the humor of it”: Shakespeare and the four humors explores the role played by the four humors in several of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays and examines more modern interpretations of the four humors in contemporary medicine.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Spokane Valley
In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter, and since then, millions of readers have followed Harry’s adventures.

At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. Although a fantastical story, the magic in these books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part Harry Potter series examines important ethical topics: the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power.

This exhibition explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.

We invite you to explore Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine at the Spokane Valley Library!

This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

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Solar Eclipse Activities

Monday, August 21, 2017
All Locations
Get ready for this year’s solar eclipse. We’ll have hands-on activities to help you learn about the sun, what causes a solar eclipse, and how to safely view the eclipse. All ages
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Stay Active & Independent for Life Program (SAIL Program)

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Airway Heights


SAIL is a strength, balance and physical fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve and maintain strength, balance and fitness are the single most important activities adults can do to stay active and reduce their risk of falling.
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Zumba Fitness with Breanna

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Otis Orchards
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4605 E Kenney Rd

$4 per class or $35 for 10 classes. For more information, contact Breanna Crapo (509) 217-5210 or visit her Zumba with Breanna Facebook page.
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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 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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Feed Medical Lake

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

After School Drop !n

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Airway Heights


Play games and hang out with your friends at the Airway Heights Community Center every day after school. There is an assortment of games to keep you busy: Wii, XBox, Pool table, Ping-Pong, Foosball, Computer games, WiFi, and board games. We also have a large backyard for outside games such as: soccer, football, catch and more.. or come and relax and hang out. This program is FREE to all kids ages 8-13 years old living in the community. Parent Signed registration form is required for children to participate.
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Kids Eat Free This Summer

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Deer Park
Kids ages 18 and under can get free meals at many schools, parks, and community centers as well as the following libraries. (No meal service on Tuesday, July 4)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For additional locations:
Call 1-866-EAT-MEAL (1-866-328-6325)
Go to 
www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks/
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. For more information and to enroll, please contact the SCC Adult Education department at 509.533.4600.
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Monday Funday: Pokemon

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Try out your best strategy! We play for fun, not keeps. Use your own deck, or one of ours. Beginners welcome. All ages
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Yoga: or relax, stretch & breath

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Otis Orchards
Location: Tri Community Grange, 25025 E Heather Ln, Newman Lake


Suggested donation per class $4-5. Bring a mat, towel, water and wear comfortable clothing for movement.
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Airway Heights City Council Study Sessions

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Airway Heights
Location: Council Chambers, 13120 W 13th Ave.

City of Airway Heights

Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays each month (Tuesdays when Monday is a holiday). 
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Feed Cheney

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cheney
Location: Wren Pierson Community Center, 415 4th St


For the past five years Feed Cheney has been uniting our community through food and service offered with dignity and respect. Feed Cheney happens the last Monday of the month with the exception of May. (In May Feed Cheney is the third Monday not to conflict with Memorial Day) Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm and groceries are available at the same time. We offer many volunteer opportunities before, during and after each monthly event. Volunteer opportunities the day of the event are in three shifts and include set up, service and clean up. Other volunteer positions include musicians, photographers, social media, graphic arts, event reminder phone calls. Email us at feedcheney@gmail.com to volunteer or call 498-9250 and your phone number will be forwarded to the Feed Cheney volunteer coordinator.
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Deer Park School District Board Meeting

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Deer Park
Location varies. Fore more information, visit the Deer Park School District website.
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Dollars & Sense: Give Yourself a Raise

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Spokane
Lab
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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Deer Park Planning Commission

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Deer Park
Location: Deer Park City Hall, 316 E Crawford St


Planning Commission meetings are held at City Hall on the 2nd & 4th Monday's of the Month. Meetings are open to the public and agendas are available the Friday before the meeting. To be on the agenda, information must be submitted to City Hall the Wednesday prior to the meeting.
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Drop-in Job & Career Help

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Conference room
Refine your resume or start one from scratch, write an eye-catching cover letter, or discover your ideal career with a business librarian. Laptops are available for use.
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Rockford Lions Club Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fairfield
Location: Harvest Moon Restaurant, 20 S. 1st St., Rockford

Rockford Lions Club

Serving southeast Spokane County communities including Rockford, Valleyford, Fairfield, Mica and others.
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Senior Drop In

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Airway Heights


Play cards, board games, work on jigsaw puzzles, play pool, watch tv/movies, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat. 
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Senior Bingo

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Airway Heights
Location: Airway Heights Community Center, 13120 W 13th Ave


Cost: Free---Play Bingo with donated items given out to winners. Donate items such as household knick-knacks, baked goods, board games, crafts, etc. Please no clothing donations. 
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Spokane Valley Mental Health Support Group

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Spokane Valley
Location: Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N Pines Rd

For more information, call 926-5247 or 927-3306.
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Play & Learn Storytime (ages 2 - 5)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fairfield
Meeting room
Children will enjoy playing while learning with 30 minutes of entertaining stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by 30 minutes of activities that explore the 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
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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