Stories tagged: reading
UPDATED: Mon., July 6, 2020
After weeks of acrimonious discussions over salary between billionaire owners and millionaire players, major league baseball will commence later in the month.
Sun., July 5, 2020
Zoom became a household name while connecting work colleagues, church and school groups, friends, family, book clubs and others during stay-at-home lockdowns, but it also has gained a reputation for …
UPDATED: Mon., June 22, 2020
The English town of Reading mourned Monday for three people stabbed to death in what is being treated as a terror attack, gathering for a moment of silence as police …
UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020
Wed., June 3, 2020
Is your teenager looking for some great new reading? Here are five standout choices. “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi: Reynolds, the current National …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
Audiobooks will be coming to the Pasadena Park Elementary School library this spring thanks to a $10,500 grant from the Hagan Foundation.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
National scores for reading in fourth and eighth grades dropped from 2017 to 2019, according to results released Wednesday.
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, it’s remarkable that author Tom Mueller spent nearly seven years working on his latest book – “Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing …
UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Time to tune in to podcasts, with your kids.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
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
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
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, …