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 →


Imagine Your Story | Reading List for Kids and Teens

  Check out our fantasy adventure reading list to fit this year’s summer reading theme, Imagine Your Story! Picture Books    Another by Christian Robinson   Book | eBook  Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination by Emily Winfield Martin   Book  Journey by Aaron Becker   Book   Little Barbarian by Renato Moriconi  … Continued →


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 →


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 →


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 →


Download the New Library App

Access Spokane Public Library on-the-go! Find books, events, recommendations, and more with ease in our new app. Download our app for Apple or Android today! The app includes links to our digital library (such as eMagazines from RBdigital), updates on our construction … Continued →


Vintage Finds

Check out the full presentation here. Where to find your treasure: Antique Shops – If you don’t have a lot of experience, start here. The prices may be higher than other stores, but they often have lots to dig through. … Continued →