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Around the Corner: Spokane library earns recognition for innovation

Spokane library earns recognition for innovation

The Spokane Public Library was named one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2018 Urban Libraries Council Annual Forum earlier this month in Baltimore.

The Library’s “Lilac City Live,” a late-night talk show showcasing Spokane, won in the category of Customer Experience. “Lilac City Live” features local entertainers in a custom performance space on the third-floor of the downtown library. Attendance regularly exceeds 300 and includes demographics, such as 25- to 35-year-olds, that are traditionally hard to target, according to a news release.

Mountain West employees volunteer service to communities

Employees from 20 Mountain West Bank offices in Washington, Idaho and Utah spent Thursday involved in local community service campaigns during the company’s ninth annual Day of Caring.

Spokane employees volunteered at at Second Harvest Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. Staff from the bank’s Ione branch plan were to clean inside the emergency food bank’s warehouse and clean a 1.5-mile stretch of Washington state Route 31 as part of WSDOT’s adopt-a-highway program.

Employees from the Bonners Ferry branch were to help clean Grandview Cemetery, while Ponderay and Sandpoint staff members volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Mountain West Bank employees in Coeur d’Alene, Hayden and Post Falls painted interiors and completed landscaping projects with Tesh rehabilitative services.

Center for Music Therapy plans sets open house for Sept. 29

The Center for Music Therapy will host an open house 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 29, with a drum circle beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Center for Music Therapy, 1315 N. Napa St., offers music therapy and creative arts therapy to help increase the quality of life of special needs children and adults. The open house also will feature art activities and light refreshments.