Be Good and Break the Rules!
Time is running out to get your tickets for You Can't Do That in the Library!—the one night of the year you can eat, drink, and make noise in our "quiet" spaces! The big event is coming up fast—Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. Six Foot Swing's music, pizza by David's, drinks from the Steam Plant, a silent auction full of rare items...this is too good to miss!
The Spokane Public Library Foundation is very grateful to event sponsors: Witherspoon Kelley Attorneys and Counselors, David's Pizza, Steam Plant Grill, River Park Square and Hollister-Stier.
Tickets are available by credit card through the Library Foundation's website and by cash or check at the Downtown Library's administrative offices or contact Foundation Development Director, Sandra Kernerman at 444-5318.
Tickets are $55 per person.
Get Lit! @ The Libraries
April in Spokane is always something to look forward to (for many reasons) since EWU's annual Get Lit! Festival occurs the 3rd week of April. The festival features lots of great author presentations as well as workshops and other events. This year's Get Lit! is combined with The Big Read and is focusing on Tim O'Brien's iconic novel about war and the human experience, The Things They Carried . The Library is supporting this year's Big Read in a number of ways:
Combat Boots & Bellbottoms - movie series @ the Downtown Library
Book Discussion of The Things They Carried @ the South Hill Library - April 11, 6:30 pm
Book List of recommended reads by Get Lit! authors ' see our Reader's Corner Blog
This is just the tip of the iceberg; check the full schedule of Get Lit! and Big Read events in Spokane to get a full dose of literature this April!
Trailblazing Photojournalist: Margaret Bourke-White
Don't miss this interesting program:
Saturday, April 16, 2 pm
pre-eminent photographer for LIFE Magazine and one of the most famous
women of the 20th century, Margaret Bourke-White pioneered new
techniques in photojournalism and opened doors for women in photography.
Now, drawing on her autobiography, letters, and biographical
information, author and longtime University of Washington professor
Lynne Iglitzin brings Bourke-White's remarkable career to life. From her
striking images of the factories and steel mills of Cleveland, where no
woman had gone before, to her vivid shots of the Great Depression and
haunting war photography, Bourke-White's images tell powerful stories
while showcasing her considerable abilities. This presentation
encompasses a compelling history of women in photojournalism and
explores Bourke-White's personal determination to realize her dreams. Join us for a revealing look at a fascinating historical figure.
One Week in April...
National Library Week - April 10-16
National Volunteer Week - April 10-16
Well, that's a coincidence - and a completely appropriate one. Volunteers help make the library what it is, and that gives us all the more cause for celebration. Every year over 60 people volunteer their time to help us with a variety of tasks. Volunteers' contributions mean a great deal to us, and they're valuable, too. In 2010, volunteers donated 3,974 hours of time. That amounts to an in-kind donation of over $40,000! We put volunteers to work in many ways-doing storytimes for children, working in the Friends' book store, cleaning and shelving books, and working on special projects. We're extremely grateful to our volunteers - thank you for all you do! To learn more about volunteering in the library, visit our website.
According to Wikipedia, National Library Week debuted in March 1966. This year, on its 45th anniversary, you can help us celebrate - recruit a new library user! Find friends (or just one friend) who don't normally use the library (gasp!), bring them by, and show them around. Even if they don't turn into rabid library lovers, they'll see what the library provides to Spokane's citizens. Telling non-users about the library is one of our toughest jobs, so if you tell one friend about the library during National Library/Volunteer Week, you'll do us a big favor. It could be as easy as forwarding this message to a friend with a note saying, "I just read (fill in name of popular book here)! It was great, and I got it from the library." One simple gesture like that, and you, too, become a volunteer for the library. Thank you!
Join us for We Were Soldiers on April 13 at 5:30 at the Downtown Library. Free, of course!
Bolt is the family movie at South Hill this month. Catch it on Saturday, April 16 at 2 pm.
Bloomsday posters, every single one of them, are now on display at the Downtown Library (3rd floor).Run on over and get inspired.
The EWGS Spring Seminar (Saturday, April 9) features Daniel
Lynch, author of Google Your Family Tree. For more info and to register
visit the EWGS website.
April's Heart of Spirituality book discussion will be about Viktor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning - April 19, 6:30.
That's the number for the library's Automated Telephone Library Account
System. For every 30 mailed notices we send out we could have bought a book instead! Help us by telling a friend who still gets mail notices to switch over to email or phone.
Be green and tote your books home in a navy blue, reusable canvas bag
that supports the Friends of the Library. A bargain ($5), available at
all library locations.