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Picking the page turners

A visiting author can make a book a hit. So can a spot on the bestseller list. For staff at the city and county libraries, choosing the right books -- and audiobooks, movies and other materials -- to stock takes a lot of educated guesses. And trying to understand who Spokane readers are.

Family Fun: Celebrate the Year of the Rat with the Spokane Chinese Association

For Chinese immigrants in Spokane, Lunar New Year is a time to remember where they came from and share their culture with their new home. “The new year is a time to get together,” said Ping Ping, president of the Spokane Chinese Association. To that end, the group will host “Descendants of the Dragon in Spokane: Our Culture, Our Stories” at University High School from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, the first day of the Year of the Rat, the first year of the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle. The event will include a cultural fair, calligraphy demonstrations, music and dance performances and, for the first time, storytelling.


Can’t buy one yet

During the preceding decade, the speculative frenzy over self-driving vehicles has been evident. Billions have been spent by auto manufacturers, startup arms from tech firms have flourished and I among ...

RV adventures perfect ways to connect

Yes, we agree when people point out that we’re living our best lives as we travel around the country in our RV. Still, we do miss friends and family. Fortunately, ...

Beautiful Garden of Versailles a real steal

VERSAILLES, France - The historic Garden of Versailles, adjacent to the royal palace, is absolutely stunning as well as a testament to the unbridled opulence of the French monarchy. The ...