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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. 

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Expressive Portrait Photos

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Using Canva, a free tool for editing photos, learn how to enhance your photos for social media to reflect your creative expression and artistic individuality. This workshop is taught by Jaime, Kamryn, and Alyssa, students at Whitworth University. Adults 

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

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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. Ages 2–5 & their families 

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Antique Zoom Show: Books, comics, collectible toys & games

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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You can ask our panel of experts for insight into whether your heirlooms have monetary value in addition to sentimental value. You can also get tips on how to care for different types of items to keep your treasures in their best condition. If you would like your item seen by the panel, please make sure you have the ability to turn on your camera in the best lighting possible. Adults 

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

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Mother’s Day Activity Kit: Seed Paper Flower

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day by creating something wonderful with this seed paper kit. Make a flower with seed paper that can be planted in a pot or a garden as a gift for her or create it with her on her special day. Either way this will be a gift to remember. Supplies will be provided to registered participants May 1–8, during curbside hours. Families & all ages 

Registration is required to pick up supplies from the library. Registration ends on April 30 at noon. 

To do this activity with your own supplies, here’s the supply list. View the instructional video on our YouTube channel starting May 1

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Antique Zoom Show: Clothing, furniture & housewares

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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You can ask our panel of experts for insight into whether your heirlooms have monetary value in addition to sentimental value. You can also get tips on how to care for different types of items to keep your treasures in their best condition. If you would like your item seen by the panel, please make sure you have the ability to turn on your camera in the best lighting possible. Adults 

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

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Creativebug: Mixed Media Watercolor & Botanical Compositions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This Creativebug daily art practice includes 31 videos in which art instructor Kristy Rice imparts watercolor technique instruction as she works on a mixed media composition. Rice combines watercolors with flora, such as flowers, berries, and leaves, and photographs her compositions. In this challenge, you can collect flora to incorporate them into your watercolor still-life paintings to create art inspired by nature, the instructor’s compositions, and even your muse. Supplies will be available for pick up for registered participants. Adults 

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

Creativebug is only available to in-district library card holders and those with their own subscription. Here’s the link to Creativebug daily art practice: https://www-creativebug-com.proxy.scld.org/classseries/single/art-meets-life-31-ways-to-combine-watercolor-and-flora 

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Kick-off event: Tuesday, Apr 6 
Mid-way meet up: Tuesday, Apr 20 
Final celebration: Tuesday, May 11
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Make Your Own Tea Bomb

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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The tea experts from Brambleberry Cottage share how to create your own tea bomb with sugar, tea, and other ingredients. When finished, you’ll be able to dissolve your creation in a cup of boiling water for a delicious instant cup of tea. Supplies will be available for pick up for registered participants. Adults 

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

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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. Ages 2–5 & their families 

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I See Me Multicultural Stories

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Young children love seeing themselves in books. We look at stories that encompass different cultures and find the best books to share with children. This training course is held online, and each participant will need to register to receive STARS credits. 2 STARS credits, Adults 

Registration is required, and each participant will need to provide an email address to receive login information. 

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Medicare 101

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Take the guesswork out of Medicare. This class is for anyone new to Medicare and those wanting a refresher. We cover Parts A, B, C, and D and go over your Medicare benefits and options, including a comparison of Medicare Advantage plans and Medigaps. Adults   

This free, unbiased information session is presented by Aging & Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. 

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

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Board of Trustees Meeting

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
North Spokane
Lab
The Board of Trustees meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss District policies, finances, and levies. Agendas are available on the Wednesday preceding meeting dates on the District’s website. All are welcome to attend.
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Medieval Art & History: The Forgotten Book of Women

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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The Middle Ages, also called the medieval period, was a time of beautiful art and writing and holds many surprises. Based on the 15th century title The Book of the City of Ladies, by Christine de Pizan, Hannah Charlton’s illuminated manuscripts collection The Forgotten Book of Women features 24 women from myth and history. This friendly lecture will show the process of designing and painting the illuminated art manuscripts and the research that went into each character. Adults 

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

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SCORE Business: Understanding Your Financial Statements

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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This workshop, presented by SCORE mentor Ron Barkley, provides a basic understanding of the financial statements needed for your business. We discuss the balance sheet, the profit and loss statement, and the cash flow statement. Adults 

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

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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. Ages 2–5 & their families 

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Online Evening Storytime

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

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Board of Trustees Meeting

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
North Spokane
Lab
The Board of Trustees meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month to discuss District policies, finances, and levies. Agendas are available on the Wednesday preceding meeting dates on the District’s website. All are welcome to attend.
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Medicare-Related Cost Savings Programs

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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If you're getting ready to enroll in Medicare or you’re already a Medicare beneficiary, you’re invited to participate in this free, unbiased webinar to see if you may qualify for programs that could save you $144 a month with your Medicare costs. You’ll also learn about wellness/preventive benefits and durable medical equipment (DME). Adults 

This free, unbiased information session is presented by Aging & Long-Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. 

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

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