Stories tagged: library
Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
The Spokane libraries system have many criteria for selecting new books, but all center around community.
Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
“Circe” – a book that explores the perspective of a witch-goddess who appears in Homer’s “Odyssey” – was the area’s most circulated library book in 2019, with 961 checkouts in …
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
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 — …
Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
“We’re at such an impasse culturally with ‘us and them’ and demonizing people that think differently than we do. I don’t want to demonize this person. I really want to …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Someone is protesting what she or he believes to be a library bias against Trump and conservatives by hiding books critical of them.
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
Members of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, who’ve been meeting in the downtown library since it opened in 1994, said they were surprised when asked to reduce their collection of …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
The move will cost the system about $63,000 a year in lost revenue, but library representatives say that number will be made up in staff time and credit card processing …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
When word spread that the Obama Presidential Center was coming to the lakefront park Tara Madison has watched through her apartment windows for a decade, she was elated at the …
Sun., July 21, 2019
Amber Williams was named one of 50 “movers and shakers” by Library Journal, a 143-year-old trade publication founded by Melvil Dewey (inventor of the Dewey decimal book classification system).
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019
About 20 children turned up at the Spokane Public Library’s South Hill branch to hear Gonzaga basketball players read books aloud.
Thu., July 4, 2019
Celebrating diversity is one of the six values adopted by the Spokane Public Library Board. If diversity is your highest value, all people and all viewpoints should be welcome.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019
Second childrens’ book reading at downtown Spokane library by drag queens draws similar protest numbers
Supporters and protesters turned out once again Saturday at a public reading for children hosted by drag queens. Police were present, but no arrests were made before or after the …
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019
Spokane police are called much more often to the STA Plaza and other public locations downtown than the library. But a social media conversation started by mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Proposed additions to gun-free zones advance but don’t include libraries.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018
A bond to improve and expand Spokane’s library system was on track to pass Tuesday evening.
Tue., July 17, 2018
Spokane Public Library unveiled a new library kiosk outside the West Central Community Center Tuesday, the first automated machine of its kind in Washington state. The machine works like a …
Wed., June 27, 2018
Boise City Council approved a draft of the fiscal year 2019 budget, which includes tax and rate increases and $69 million for a new downtown library project.
Sat., June 23, 2018
The Washington Center for the Book is sponsoring the contest, “A Passport to Washington Libraries,” from June 15-Sept. 15 for a chance to win gift cards.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018
The artist who made what may be Spokane’s most iconic landmark and the creator of Father’s Day are among the newest members of the Spokane Citizen Hall Fame.
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018
Spokane residents are being asked what improvements they would like to see at their local libraries – including their opinions regarding building a new branch adjacent to the South Hill …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Demand for the book has been “Fury”-ous, so local library patrons will have to wait a while to check out the best-seller by Michael Wolff.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
If voters approve an expected bond measure on the ballots next year, a 1.4-acre plot at Ray Street and 27th Avenue would be an ideal location to construct a new, …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Two people were killed and four others injured when gunfire erupted inside a public library on Monday, throwing an eastern New Mexico community into a panic as officers swarmed the …
Wed., May 3, 2017
Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago …
Sat., April 15, 2017
Librarians knew how to find the answers to any question before Google was invented. Libraries are still a safe space for books on every topic, the foundation of free speech …
Wed., March 29, 2017
Vanessa Strange, librarian at the North Spokane Library, won the Gordon M. Conable Award from the Public Library Association because of her commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
A former Missoula public school teacher and librarian has left her estate to the foundation for the Missoula Public Library’s children’s programming.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
The Spokane County Library District has launched a conversation program for English as a second language learners at its Airway Heights and North Spokane libraries.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Spokane Valley City Council wants a new library by its new city hall, but is uncertain how to make it happen.
Sat., July 9, 2016
SEATTLE – Scott Cline remembers the creation of the Seattle Municipal Archives some 31 years ago. “I went around to city agencies to see what they had kept … in …