Quilting Ideas | Opening Act(ivity)

My name is Lisa and I work at the Northtown Library. I host the Opening Act(ivity) program typically every Wednesday mornings. Since we are closed for now, we are bringing the Opening Act(ivity) to you! For today’s activity, I want … Continued →


eBook Bingo

Explore free ebooks from Spokane Public Library, all summer long. Start by downloading the Libby app to download eBooks on the go and play book bingo with your friends and family!


Napkin Roses | Opening Act(ivity)

Want to learn how to make a napkin rose? Learn with our Northtown staff as they present this Opening Act(ivity). This program is usually held at Northtown on Monday mornings but while we are closed, we are bringing the activities … Continued →


Concrete Poetry | Opening Act(ivity)

Hi, my name is Lisa. I host the Opening Act(ivity) program at the Northtown Branch. Today’s activity is writing a concrete poem using Shakespeare or a favorite author. Concrete poetry—sometimes also called ‘shape poetry‘—is poetry whose visual appearance matches the topic of the poem. … Continued →


Juneteenth | Resources and Book List

                      Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth Juneteenth 2020: Justice, Freedom, Democracy (National Virtual Celebration) National Museum of African American History & Culture Virtual Celebration Spokane Juneteenth (Virtual) We Were Eight Years in … Continued →


Make a Journal | Opening Act(ivity)

Hi, my name is Lisa. I usually host the Opening Act(ivity) at the Northtown Library. Summer Reading is here, so time to make an Art/Reading Journal! Here are a few suggestions on what you can create: Choose a fun notebook … Continued →


Recycle Art | Opening Act(ivity)

Hi, my name is Lisa. On Wednesday mornings, I usually host the Opening Act(ivity) at the Northtown Branch. Recycle Art Project: How to make a Faux Gum Wrapper Chain (if you don’t chew gum) If you are like me, your … Continued →


Mental Health Awareness Month | Book List

 May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here is a list of books that deal with mental illness by addressing things like depression, anxiety and OCD, and more.               Juvenile/Middle Grade Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and … Continued →


Rainbows | Opening Act(ivity)

          Hi, my name is Lisa. On Wednesday mornings, I host the Opening Act(ivity) Program at the Northtown location. Today’s activity involves rainbows. Can you name all the colors of the rainbow? Next, I would like … Continued →


Continuous Line Drawings | Opening Act(ivity)

  Hi, my name is Lisa. I usually host the Opening Act(ivity) program at the Northtown Branch on Wednesday mornings. For today’s activity, you will need paper and something to draw with. Continuous Line Drawing is when you use a … Continued →


Play-Doh Sculptures | Opening Act(ivity)

Hi, my name is Lisa.  I host the Opening Act(ivity) program at the Northtown Branch. For today’s activity, I hope that you can locate some Play-Doh or clay. This is a sculpting by hand exercise with a twist. You cannot … Continued →