Stories tagged: reading
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 5:04 P.M.
Gonzaga grad, Shadle Park native earns spot on Spokane Library board
Casey Linane-Booey, a 29-year-old attorney, said the city’s libraries should continue to expand services improving residents’ quality of life, including community courts.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 6:17 P.M.
Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner to do live reading of `Juno’
Ellen Page will reprise her pregnant-teen role in “Juno” during an all-female live reading of the film to mark its 10th anniversary and to benefit Planned Parenthood, according to Entertainment …
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016
Jenny Mollen shares more wacky stories in her new book
Fans of Jenny Mollen don’t want her to hold back – and she doesn’t disappoint.
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Portland, Beaverton schools reject usual reading approach
Portland Public Schools, searching for a new way to teach young students to read and write after years of struggle, has decided to go it alone.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
Creating Community: Literary Freedom group part of a resurgence in book clubs
The Literary Freedom Book Group meets at Auntie’s Bookstore. It has a long history at the store, but over the past two years it has grown to a core of …
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2015, 10 A.M.
Shawn Vestal: Book fair at Mead school just part of data-driven effort to help kids
In December, Shiloh Hills Elementary School will have a book fair for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders. Lots of elementary schools have book fairs, of course. But the Shiloh Hills fair …
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
Mead School District teachers take reading to neighborhoods
He circled warily, his small bike wobbly on the grassy lawn of the North Side apartment complex. He glanced at the boxes of books as he circled ever closer. Finally, …
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
Doctors recognizing that reading, writing can be therapeutic
‘I really didn’t believe I would make it through childhood, but the act of writing brought me through.” Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s voice is whispery on the other end of …
FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Story of returned 1946 copy of ‘Gone With the Wind’ grows
The story of Rogers High School’s wandering copy of “Gone With the Wind” just keeps going – now with a possible exoneration of sorts. A copy of Margaret Mitchell’s massive …
SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2014
Field reports: Grandma’s hiking tale tops Outdoor books
READING – They call her Grandma Gatewood, who in the 1950s became the first woman to hike the entire 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. Then she did it again, becoming the first …
SUNDAY, OCT. 12, 2014
‘Swamplandia!’ author Karen Russell, headed to Spokane
To see childhood the most clearly required a certain number of years for Karen Russell, whose novel “Swamplandia!” – this year’s Spokane is Reading pick – stars an adolescent girl …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Voracious reader enjoys thrill of tale well told, 4,000 books later
Paul Wasson is reading his 4,000th book since 1971. Or perhaps that should be cast in the past tense: He was reading it, as of Tuesday. By now, he’s probably …
TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2013
Spokane Public Schools overhauls reading, writing program
A dip in reading test scores among younger students is driving Spokane Public Schools back to basics. The state’s second-largest school district will begin teaching cursive writing again, for example. …
THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013
Donated volumes carry on teaching
Diane Zahand had a passion for early childhood education. Now, even after her death, her work is continuing..
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
Join summer reading program
Spokane Public Library’s summer reading program, Dig Into Reading, is underway but it’s not too late to sign up at local library branches. Participating children receive a reading log at …
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
Summer reading program under way
Spokane Public Library’s summer reading program, Dig Into Reading, is already under way but it’s not too late for children and teens to sign up at local library branches. Participating …
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013
Clark: Reading some heavy lifting might toughen kids up
John Goedde can try to laugh it off all he wants. But his idea to make Idaho high schoolers read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” is a keeper. I’ll go Goedde …
SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012
Bureau helps promote reading
Books have the power to entertain, educate and enrich lives. Like a vehicle, they transport the reader to another place or time, making current cares fade to the background. They’re …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 1:24 P.M.
More from Chris Cleave
With the possible exception of U2, as noted by the title character in Chris Cleave’s novel “Little Bee,” there’s not much in arts and culture that everybody likes.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
NIC wrestlers help first-graders get grip on reading
The storied North Idaho College wrestling program has hit a number of milestones in its 43-year history, including 13 national championships. But one achievement away from the mat has coach …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011
Best-seller to read from her latest, this year’s ‘Reading’ pick
Mary Roach’s latest best-seller, “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void,” is about the most awkward piece of equipment in the space program: the human body. …
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
Book Notes: Hanford’s legacy detailed in new books
Here are two new books about a crucial and controversial issue in our region: • “Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West” (University of Washington Press, $24.95), by John …
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
Summer reading programs set
Kids can now enjoy youth summer reading programs at the Spokane Public Library and Spokane County Library District. Youth Summer Reading is full of fun activities and programs at each …
SUNDAY, FEB. 13, 2011
Book Notes: ‘Radioman’ dedication to take place Feb. 25
Here’s a local development that illustrates the power of a book: On Dec. 22, the tower at Spokane International Airport was officially named the Ray Daves Air Traffic Control Tower. …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010, 11:55 A.M.
Math, reading gap among Native American students
Native American students at schools overseen by the federal Bureau of Indian Education performed significantly worse on national standardized tests in reading and math compared with those in public schools.
FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010, 3:51 P.M.
Wash. high school test results will be in the mail
High school students who took the statewide achievement tests this spring will be receiving their scores sometime in the next week or so. These are the first results from the …
THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2009
Book fairies pay visit to elementary school
Whitworth University education students, dressed as “book fairies,” surprised the children at Whitman Elementary School last Thursday and read stories to them as part of a community outreach project. According …
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009
She’s a young reader’s best friend
Ivan Morrow was nervous the first time he read to Molly. The 7-year-old Spokane boy had never read aloud to anyone. “Now it’s easier,” Ivan said.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009
A turn for the better
The Our Kids: Our Business theme this year is mentoring. Sometimes, the mentors don’t even have to be real. Children who read well meet fictional characters who can show them …
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009
Gary Brown, 59, Deer Park
His childhood: He was raised in the Chicago area. His father, an industrial engineer, traveled extensively and was rarely home. Brown was the oldest of three, and the only boy …