Hispanic Heritage Month | Book List

  Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by reading from an author of Latinx heritage! Reading from the perspective of another can help us to expand our worldview and see life in a new and different way. Check out some of these … Continued →


Hispanic Heritage Month | Book List for Kids

  Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Youth Services librarians put together this book list to highlight works from Latinx and Hispanic authors and illustrators. The following books are considered #OwnVoices, a term used to describe books where the author writes from their own experiences and perspectives to create characters that share their marginalized identity.  … Continued →


Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

                                  Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx culture with Spokane Public Library! View our selection of pre-recorded video programming below to learn more about Latinx cultures: … Continued →


UNEEK Writer’s Workshop | Opening Act(ivity)

Hi, this is Lisa from Northtown Library. I usually host the Opening Act(ivity) program once a week at Northtown. Since we are closed, we are bringing the activity to you. Today’s activity is a spin-off from one of my UNEEK Writer’s … Continued →


Macrame | Opening Act(ivity)

Thanks for joining the Northtown team for Opening Act(ivity). Today, we will learn about Macrame. You can use these for key chains, backpack pulls, zipper pulls, necklaces. A half knot (Spiral) and square knot are featured in the video. When … Continued →


Take a Walk | Opening Act(ivity)

Hi, my name is Lisa. I host the Opening Act(ivity) on Wednesday mornings at our Northtown location. While we are social distancing, we are bringing the activities to you! Today’s activity involves a field trip and a scavenger hunt.  Please … Continued →


Books with Letters

Do you have a favorite word? I have several. I love the word viscosity (especially when it refers to chocolate milkshakes). I also love the word epistolary. It means “related to the writing of letters.” When paired with novels – … Continued →


Coffee or Crafting | Opening Act(ivity)

Coffee or Crafting:  How about both? Here is a way to enjoy your cup of joe with a splash of creativity. I’m a fan of using different items to create art. For today’s activity, we will be using watercolor paper, … Continued →


Memorable Trips | Opening (Act)ivity

              I’m Lisa from the Northtown Library. I usually host the Opening Act(ivity) program on Wednesday mornings, though today we are bringing the activity to you! Today’s activity has to do with travel. I … Continued →


Reading for Fun

Reading for fun? What is that?! As a student and an only-parent, it is difficult to find time to enjoy reading for pleasure. There is always another assigned chapter to read, home distractions and dishes to do that fill my … Continued →