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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
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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Business 101: Behavioral Interviewing

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
For employers and hiring managers, this workshop helps you develop effective and legally sound interviewing techniques. Jack Kaplan, a Career Pathway Navigator at Spokane WorkSource, leads this informative session for any hiring manager. 

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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Dollars and Sense: Give Yourself a Raise

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Medical Lake
Meeting room
Discover ways to succeed with your budget and avoid money troubles. Learn how to take control of your money and make reachable goals so you won’t feel discouraged. Plus, protect yourself with tips on how to recognize financial predators. 

All classes begin promptly at 6pm.
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Exploring Poetry with Tod Marshall : A Terrible Beauty: William Butler Yeats and Paula Meehan

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall introduces works by several poets in this discussion series. In a casual atmosphere where everyone is welcome, you will hear poems by the featured poets and get recommendations of other poets you might enjoy. You might even share your favorite poems by the poets under consideration or one you’ve been inspired to write. Program made possible by Humanities Washington and Washington State Arts Commission.
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Airway Heights Book Club

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Airway Heights
Meeting room
Join us to discuss A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack.

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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Creative Inventions

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Otis Orchards
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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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: Build It

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Spokane Valley
Meeting room
We’re getting out the Keva Planks, straws, connectors, and other construction materials so that you can build your imagination! 

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

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Deer Park
Meeting room

For teens and their parents, this discussion looks at academic, admission, and financial strategies for college cost savings. Learn how to get your application to stand out for college admission teams, how to leverage your application for a financial aid/scholarship package, and how to tackle standardized college admissions testing.

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Protect Your Credit Score

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Moran Prairie
Meeting room
A good credit score is more important than ever. Learn how a credit score is determined, how to earn and maintain a healthy credit score, and where to go for help.
To register, visit the STCU website.
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Lifting the Veil on Senior Planning Session 1: The Big Picture—Looking at Your Family’s Future

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Argonne
Meeting room

These informative sessions give you the planning tools to successfully navigate your senior years and help the seniors in your life. Learn how to plan for your financial future and make things easier for your loved ones. Gain understanding of often confusing topics, including Medicare, Social Security, estate planning, and home, auto, and long term care insurance.

Presented by Gail Goeller and Becky Tiller

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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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