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Earth Day BioBlitz with iNaturalist

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Celebrate Earth Day and biodiversity with a BioBlitz! Find and identify as many plants and animals as possible using the iNaturalist app in any of the following parks: Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley, Sutton Park in Cheney, and Library Park in Deer Park. Record the birds in the sky, the insects by your feet, and the plants and trees all around! After a week of collecting information, we will meet to showcase what everyone has found in our community parks. Students and faculty from the Eastern Washington University Biology department will answer questions about the local plants and wildlife. All ages 

To participate: Download the iNaturalist app (free) to your device and explore one of the three community parks between April 15 and April 22. Use the iNaturalist app to record and take pictures of the plants and wildlife you find. Each park will have a project page in the iNaturalist app to collect observations and photographs of what you find. 

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information. 

LIBRARY PARK (DEER PARK), MIRABEAU POINT PARK (SPOKANE VALLEY), SUTTON PARK (CHENEY) BioBlitz Observation Days: April 15–22 

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BioBlitz Meet-up: Saturday, Apr 24, 11am–12pm
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Spokane Area History Walk

Monday, May 31, 2021
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During National Celebrate Diversity Month, you’re invited to celebrate Spokane’s diversity with a history walk that includes sites and statues to remember, honor, and inform about some of the lesser known but important members of our community. Learn about the stories and lives of some of the Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and women who helped make the Spokane area what it is today. Follow the walk through Spokane to imagine what life was like for them as they put down roots and propelled the region from being a small settlement to the thriving region it is today. 

Webpage and printable guide will be available April 15. 

ONLINE & PRINTABLE
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Science from Home

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Let’s see what we can do with science! Librarian Molly shares a science experiment with you each week that you can do at home with common household supplies. Ages 8+ & their families 

You can view the live premiere of this program on our Facebook page.
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Online Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during this evening storytime. Kids ages 2–5 & their families.

Registration is required, and you will need to provide an email address to receive login information.
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Piggy Bank Painting

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Celebrate Money Smart Week by decorating a piggy bank to make it uniquely yours. You’ll also learn about deciding when to spend, give away, and save your hard-earned money during a “Spend or Save” activity! Supplies will be available for curbside pickup for registered participants. All ages 

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.
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Science from Home

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Let’s see what we can do with science! Librarian Molly shares a science experiment with you each week that you can do at home with common household supplies. Ages 8+ & their families 

You can view the live premiere of this program on our Facebook page.
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Nancy Drew Virtual Escape Room

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Help! Nancy Drew was in the midst of confronting her latest culprit—streaming social media influencer sensation Dinah Mite—when nefarious Dinah locked Nancy in the studio. Work collaboratively with a team to help Nancy find the keys to escape before Dinah gets away. Solve clues, complete puzzles, and have fun while rescuing one of literature’s most beloved heroines from a tricky situation. Tweens & Teens 

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information. 

ONLINE
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Online Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during this evening storytime. Kids ages 2–5 & their families.

Registration is required, and you will need to provide an email address to receive login information.
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Earth Day BioBlitz with iNaturalist Meet-up

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All Locations
Celebrate Earth Day and biodiversity with a BioBlitz! Find and identify as many plants and animals as possible using the iNaturalist app in any of the following parks: Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley, Sutton Park in Cheney, and Library Park in Deer Park. Record the birds in the sky, the insects by your feet, and the plants and trees all around! After a week of collecting information, we will meet to showcase what everyone has found in our community parks. Students and faculty from the Eastern Washington University Biology department will answer questions about the local plants and wildlife. All ages 

To participate: Download the iNaturalist app (free) to your device and explore one of the three community parks between April 15 and April 22. Use the iNaturalist app to record and take pictures of the plants and wildlife you find. Each park will have a project page in the iNaturalist app to collect observations and photographs of what you find. 

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information. 

LIBRARY PARK (DEER PARK), MIRABEAU POINT PARK (SPOKANE VALLEY), SUTTON PARK (CHENEY) 
BioBlitz Observation Days: April 15–22 

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BioBlitz Meet-up: Saturday, Apr 24, 11am–12pm
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Nancy Drew Virtual Escape Room

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Help! Nancy Drew was in the midst of confronting her latest culprit—streaming social media influencer sensation Dinah Mite—when nefarious Dinah locked Nancy in the studio. Work collaboratively with a team to help Nancy find the keys to escape before Dinah gets away. Solve clues, complete puzzles, and have fun while rescuing one of literature’s most beloved heroines from a tricky situation. Tweens & Teens 

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information. 

ONLINE
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Nancy Drew Virtual Escape Room

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Help! Nancy Drew was in the midst of confronting her latest culprit—streaming social media influencer sensation Dinah Mite—when nefarious Dinah locked Nancy in the studio. Work collaboratively with a team to help Nancy find the keys to escape before Dinah gets away. Solve clues, complete puzzles, and have fun while rescuing one of literature’s most beloved heroines from a tricky situation. Tweens & Teens 

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information. 

ONLINE
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Science from Home

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
All Locations
Let’s see what we can do with science! Librarian Molly shares a science experiment with you each week that you can do at home with common household supplies. Ages 8+ & their families 

You can view the live premiere of this program on our Facebook page.
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The Mystery of Nancy Drew

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Ninety-one years ago, a plucky detective stepped out from her powder blue roadster and into the hearts of readers. The brainchild of publisher Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy Drew proved that a strong heroine with style and bravery could win huge popularity. Claim your virtual front seat as historian Leslie Goddard, PhD, explores the history of everyone’s favorite “girl detective.” Who was Carolyn Keene, author of the series? Why did this young adult book series, more than any other, captivate generations of readers? All ages 

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information. 

ONLINE
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Online Evening Storytime

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during this evening storytime. Kids ages 2–5 & their families.

Registration is required, and you will need to provide an email address to receive login information.
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Classroom Trivia Challenge: Newbery & Caldecott Books

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Students and families learning at home this school year have the opportunity to join classrooms across Spokane County to celebrate award-winning books and show off their reading knowledge! Register to get the trivia list of 50 books that have received Newbery and Caldecott Medals. Prepare for this event by reading as many of these titles as you can, and see how many fun facts you can answer during the trivia challenge! Grades 4–8 

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive the reading list and login information. 

ONLINE
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