Stories tagged: reading
UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m.
For some, the idea of spending a lazy summer day at the beach or cabin with a good book sounds like heaven. But for a lot of kids, “they think …
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
About 20 children turned up at the Spokane Public Library’s South Hill branch to hear Gonzaga basketball players read books aloud.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 5:34 p.m.
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: Mon., May 13, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
Though there are dozens more libraries in the Inland Northwest, here’s a look at 10 standouts. For a complete list of little free libraries, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.
Sun., April 21, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
Lovers of literature are set to celebrate this week as Get Lit kicks off seven days of free and low cost programs designed to foster a passion for reading and …
Sat., March 23, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
Studies have shown that proficient readers are more likely to be successful in school and life, partly because better reading skills make it easier for students to access curriculum in …
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:52 p.m.
Shields dives through nuclear bomb history of ‘loose lips sink ships’ at Northwest Passages Book Club
Before her first novel was published, Spokane author Sharma Shields was already looking to start writing another book.
Sun., March 10, 2019
Here are some things that might surprise you about the local libraries.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 2:04 a.m.
Ahhh, spring! (or almost.) Rain puddles, crocuses in bloom, opening windows and doors to let the fresh air in, and evenings still cool enough to settle underneath a thick blanket …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 3 p.m.
For a genre that’s so popular among readers of all ages, young adult (YA) lit is surprisingly young: The term was only coined in the 1960s, introducing an official way …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 10:04 p.m.
The Idaho Statesman reported Zachary Turpin, an assistant professor of American literature at the University of Idaho, and his colleagues recently found previously unknown writings by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne …
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Best-selling author Tara Westover talked to a crowed of about 700 people Thursday night at the Bing Crosby Theater as part of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Prominent Washington state writer Sherman Alexie issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging that he’s hurt people over the years, addressing for the first time anonymous accusations of sexual harassment against him …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Research teams at Microsoft and Chinese tech company Alibaba reached what they described as a milestone earlier this month when their AI systems outperformed the estimated human score on a …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Two artificial intelligence programs created by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and Microsoft beat humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test.
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
Will this be the year you hit the treadmill for an hour every day, make all your meals at home, learn a new language and max out your retirement savings …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Time to tune in to podcasts, with your kids.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
It’s still summertime but mid-August introduces a ripe time for some back-to-school readiness. Children benefit from a slow return to structured routines, such as going back to an earlier and …
Sat., June 24, 2017
Regardless of their socioeconomic background, they’ll forget two months’ worth of math instruction from the previous year by the time they return to classes.
Thu., June 15, 2017
Experts emphasize two essential goals for students throughout the summer – engaging the mind and being physically active.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 4 p.m.
Learning doesn’t have to stop when the last school bell rings. As lazy days of summer loom, parents can encourage steps for keeping kids intellectually engaged to avoid that potential …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Because I like to be around people who know things I don’t, my love life has been replete with physicists, computer scientists, doctors, and even some engineers (in other words, …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
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.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
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 …
Sat., June 25, 2016
Fans of Jenny Mollen don’t want her to hold back – and she doesn’t disappoint.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
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.
Wed., April 13, 2016
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 …
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015, 10 a.m.
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 …
Thu., July 30, 2015
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, …
Tue., June 2, 2015
‘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 …