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Week of October 25 - November 8. 

Lilac City Live is Tonight!

Hear from Sit and Be Fit's Mary Ann Wilson, music from Jenny Anne Mannan and more. Doors open at 7, the show starts at 8 and you can enjoy drinks from No-Li Brewhouse at any point in between. This is one event you won't want to miss! 

Friends of the Library

Mayor David Condon officially proclaimed the week of October 21 Friends of the Library Week. The Friends give more than $40,000 annually to library programs and collections including Summer Reading, Books for Babies, and the library's new streaming service, Kanopy. We are so grateful for the support and partnership.

Earn Your Diploma 

Adults who lack a high school diploma now have another way to get a second chance. It’s called High School 21+, a program that turns life experience into credits toward a high school diploma. Students meet with an instructor from Spokane Community College regularly at Hillyard Library and can check out a free laptop to complete the courses.

For additional information and to enroll at any time, call 509-533-4600.

Spokane Public Library partnered with Spokane Public Schools and the City of Spokane to create two separate bond propositions on the upcoming ballot. Remember to mail your ballot by November 6th (no postage necessary).

Upcoming Events


May is an Island

A reading in celebration of the release of Jonathan Johnson’s new book of poems, May Is an Island, which poet Dorianne Laux says “should be a guidebook for the living.” Johnson's poems have been published widely in magazines, anthologized in Best American Poetry, and read on National Public Radio.  He is a professor in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Eastern Washington University.
Saturday, October 27, 7:30-8:30pm

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Writing Workshop with Mandy Manning, Teacher of the Year

Join Mandy Manning, National Teacher of the Year, and Grace Lee, TedxSpokane Emcee in a writing workshop about welcoming the newcomer. Prior to the workshop, challenge yourself to engage with a newcomer and welcome them. We will have you write about your experience and share your story. Sign up required. 

Saturday, November 3, 1-2:30

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NaNoWriMo: Write-In Wednesday

Always dreamed of writing the next great American novel? November is National Novel Writing Month (aka, NaNoWriMo). Commit to writing 50,000 words in November then stop by the South Hill branch every Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. to make progress on your writing goals.
Wednesdays in November, 1-5pm
South Hill

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The Spokane Tribe and Its River

Spokane Tribal members Margo Hill and Rachel Ferguson will present a program and poetry discussing the connection the Spokane River has on the tribe's culture, history, and identity and the impact from dams and environmental degradation. This event is part of our celebration of Native American Heritage Month throughout November. 

Sunday, November 4, South Hill, 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 6, Shadle, 6:30pm

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October 25: Creating an Alexa Skill, Downtown, 2:30pm
October 27: Celebrate National Chemistry Week, Downtown, 11am
October 27: Family and Friends CPR, East Side, 11am
October 29: Silly Scary Storytime, Shadle, 6:30pm
October 30: Power 2 the Poetry Open Mic: Youth Poetry, Downtown, 6pm
October 31: Halloween at the Library, South Hill, All Day
November 3: Elements of Powwow, Downtown, 11am
November 5: Salishan Art and Architecture, South Hill, 6:30pm
November 6: Indian Trail Yarn Circle, Indian Trail, 6:30pm
See our full calendar for more great events.
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