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Civic Lab - September: What and How We Eat

Monday, September 30, 2019
North Spokane
We all need to eat to survive. Beyond survival, what other considerations should we give to what and how we eat? Explore resources and share your thoughts about locally grown food and imported and packaged foods and their impact on us as individuals and on our community.

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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Spotlight: Our Elected Representatives & Government Agencies

Monday, September 30, 2019
Spokane Valley
We’re sharing information about city and state governmental agencies and our elected officials, specifically what they do and how you can contact them. We’ll have writing supplies so you can let your elected representatives know what issues are important to you that they should know about. Make your voice heard in the great democratic experiment known as America.
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Civic Lab - October: Voting Rights

Thursday, October 31, 2019
North Spokane

Who has the right to vote, and when do citizens forfeit that right? How long have different groups had the right to vote?

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 Presidential Collection: Art Displays

Saturday, November 16, 2019
All Locations
Travel around our libraries* to view vibrantly colorful oil portraits of the first 44 Presidents of the United States, from George Washington and John Adams to George W. Bush and Barack Obama, by artist John Thamm. 

John Thamm is an accomplished portrait and landscape painter who grew up in Spokane Valley, received his MFA from the University of Idaho, and studied portraiture at the Arts Students League in New York City. He was a courtroom sketch artist in the 90s and covered notable trials, including Ruby Ridge, Waco, and the Aryan Nations. His first book, VETS: Fifty Portraits of Veterans and Their Stories was the result of an art project where he was given permission to set up an easel in the lobby of the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane to paint veterans’ portraits and record their stories as they waited for appointments. 

*At all libraries except North Spokane

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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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Produce Swap

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Deer Park
Bring in your extra produce (fresh only), and take home something different from another garden. Leftovers will be delivered to local food banks or community centers for distribution.
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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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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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National Voter Registration Day

All Day
All Locations
Do you know that when you move you need to update your voter registration in order to vote? Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. 

On National Voter Registration Day, we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote. Volunteers and library staff will be available at all of our libraries and at The STA Plaza to help you register to vote and update your voter registration.
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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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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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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
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.
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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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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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LEGO Clubs

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Medical Lake
Meeting room
Inspire your imagination and keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp with an abundance of LEGO bricks. All ages 

Kids 6 and under must bring an adult.
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LEGO Clubs

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fairfield
Inspire your imagination and keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp with an abundance of LEGO bricks. All ages 

Kids 6 and under must bring an adult.
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Dollars & Sense: Navigating Your Credit World

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Spokane
Meeting room
Learn how to get free access to and understand your credit report. Explore ways to improve your score, establish good credit, and deal with collection agencies. Classes begin promptly. Late arrivals may not be seated.
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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 Studio and its available equipment and software. The space 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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Homebuyer Education Seminar

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Moran Prairie
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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