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Central Library Grand Reopening Celebration

(In-Person Event)

2022-07-11 09:00:00 2022-07-11 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Central Library Grand Reopening Celebration Central Library has been closed for 2 years for renovation. Come see the amazing transformation! Central

Monday, July 11
9:00am - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-11 09:00:00 2022-07-11 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Central Library Grand Reopening Celebration Central Library has been closed for 2 years for renovation. Come see the amazing transformation! Central

Central Library has been closed for 2 years for renovation. Come see the amazing transformation!

Grand Reopening Schedule:

9-10am speakers & ribbon cutting

10am-3pm food trucks on Spokane Falls Blvd & Activities inside

Location:
Central Library, 906 W Main Ave
Spokane Falls Boulevard Entrance (Northside entrance)

New features include:

Recording Studio | Video Studio | New Leaf Café | Inland Northwest Special Collections | River Rumpus Children's Playspace KYRS Broadcasting | Computer Lab | Business Lab | Friends of the Library Bookstore | Social Stair | Meeting & Study Rooms | and, of course, Books, Magazines, & More!

By attending library programs, you are agreeing to potentially appear in photos/videos taken at our locations that may be used in promotional materials including social media.

We strive to make events welcoming for people of all abilities. To request accommodations, call the library at 509-444-5308.

Central

Phone: (509) 444-5300

Hours
Mon, Jul 04 Closed
Tue, Jul 05 Closed
Wed, Jul 06 Closed
Thu, Jul 07 Closed
Fri, Jul 08 Closed
Sat, Jul 09 Closed
Sun, Jul 10 Closed

About the branch

Closed for renovation until July 2022. Please visit our alternate location at the STA Plaza. 

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Liberty Park - Events
Stories and playtime for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Jul 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillyard - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Jul 06, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hive
Stop by the Hive to see what our Artists-In-Residence are up to and/or tour the building.

Wed, Jul 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hillyard - Events
Kris Major from Spokane County Master Composter/Recycler Program will teach us how to compost and the environmental benefits of it.

Thu, Jul 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Thu, Jul 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Shadle Park
Join Growing Neighbors and Spokane Public Library at our weekly Garden Open House at Shadle's Discovery Garden.

Thu, Jul 07, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hillyard - Events
Learn about the creatures that help feed us through pollinating plants, and find ways to help them. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a caregiver to assist in the learning.

Thu, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Shadle Park - Studio
Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Bill Riley and author of the award-winning book "Baghdaddy", speaks about his writing journey and introduces his latest sci-fi/fantasy book, "Ashur's Tears".

Thu, Jul 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shadle Park - Classroom
Play an in-person game of Dungeons and Dragons with other teens in the Spokane area. All experience levels are welcome.

Thu, Jul 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shadle Park - Events
The Inland Empire Garden Club monthly meeting is now open to the public! This month's topic is "Beat the Summer Heat" and will cover tips on how to manage heat in the garden.

Thu, Jul 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Shadle Park - Studio
This time of the year, we are all hyper vigilant about fire dangers. In this presentation, Spokane City Fire Department shares tips on fire prevention and first response.

Sat, Jul 09, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Shadle Park
Get plant advice from WSU Spokane County Master Gardeners! This clinic occurs 11am - 3pm every 2nd and 4th Saturday (May - Sept.) in the lobby at Shadle Park Library.

Sun, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Join certified food safety/preservation specialist Anna Kestell for this informative class about pickling using acetic acid for fruits, vegetables, and eggs.

Mon, Jul 11, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Central
Central Library has been closed for 2 years for renovation. Come see the amazing transformation!

Mon, Jul 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Mon, Jul 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Central - nx?yx?yetk? Hall
Check out nx?yx?yetk? Hall on the third floor of Central Library and experience a live musical experience with Erin Parkes!

Mon, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Central - Events B
Join us for two storytime play & learns at Central Library the day it reopens! Check out the River Rumpus Playspace and enjoy some fun hands-on activities.

Mon, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Events B
Join us for two storytime play & learns at Central Library the day it reopens! Check out the River Rumpus Playspace and enjoy some fun hands-on activities.

Mon, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Shadle Park - Events
Participants will use the scientific method and household items to discover melting temperatures. Participants will be provided with worksheets and instructions on how to do this experiment at home.

Tue, Jul 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Liberty Park - Events
Stories and playtime for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Jul 12, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Learn about the creatures that help feed us through pollinating plants, and find ways to help them. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a caregiver to assist in the learning.

Tue, Jul 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hillyard - Events
Participants will use the scientific method and household items to discover melting temperatures. Participants will be provided with worksheets and instructions on how to do this experiment at home.

Tue, Jul 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Join Spokane Zero Waste and 350 Spokane for a viewing of the documentary The Story of Plastic (2019) with an accompanying discussion.

Wed, Jul 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillyard - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Jul 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - nx?yx?yetk? Hall
Join city data scientist Daniel Ramos, library community data coordinator Dr. Shiloh Deitz, and EWU researcher Dr. Matt Anderson for a presentation followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

Wed, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hive
Stop by the Hive to see what our Artists-In-Residence are up to and/or tour the building.

Wed, Jul 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Hive
Join us for a talk with one of our Artists-In-Residence, Tamalin Baumgarten, to learn about her art process and inspiration.

Thu, Jul 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Thu, Jul 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Shadle Park
Join Growing Neighbors and Spokane Public Library at our weekly Garden Open House at Shadle's Discovery Garden.

Thu, Jul 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Shadle Park - Events
Drop in any time between 1 - 4 PM to create an art journal, supplies and instructions provided. For children going into grades K-5 and their families.

Thu, Jul 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hive - Events A & B
Join us to hear from a panel of experts about the current conditions of our waste and recycling systems.

Fri, Jul 15, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hillyard - Events
Join us for a Nerf Battle with other teens! Fill out the waiver in the long description of this event.

Sat, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Learn how to prepare and store staple food in bulk for future or emergency. Taught by preparedness expert Vern Page, presenter of our "Ask an Emergency Preparedness Expert" Youtube video series.

Mon, Jul 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Mon, Jul 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Shadle Park - Events
Participants will use the scientific method and household items to discover color separation. Participants will be provided with worksheets and instructions on how to do this experiment at home.

Tue, Jul 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Liberty Park - Events
Stories and playtime for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Jul 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Drop in any time between 1 - 4 PM to create an art journal - supplies and instructions provided. For children going into grades K-5 and their families.

Tue, Jul 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Central - Studio
Join us for our monthly Board of Trustees meeting, this time at the newly reopened Central Library.

Tue, Jul 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hillyard - Events
Participants will use the scientific method and household items to discover color separation. Participants will be provided with worksheets and instructions on how to do this experiment at home.

Wed, Jul 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillyard - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hive
Stop by the Hive to see what our Artists-In-Residence are up to and/or tour the building.

Thu, Jul 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Thu, Jul 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Shadle Park
Join Growing Neighbors and Spokane Public Library at our weekly Garden Open House at Shadle's Discovery Garden.

Thu, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hillyard - Events
Drop in any time between 1-4 PM to create an art journal - supplies and instructions provided. For children going into grades K-5 and their families.

Thu, Jul 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shadle Park - Classroom
Play an in-person game of Dungeons and Dragons with other teens in the Spokane area. All experience levels are welcome.

Fri, Jul 22, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Liberty Park - Events
Join us for a Nerf Battle with other teens. Be sure to fill out the waiver located in the long description of this event.

Fri, Jul 22, 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Central - nx?yx?yetk? Hall
Spokane comedian, Ryan McComb will be recording one of his farewell performances live at Central Library.

Sat, Jul 23, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Shadle Park
Get plant advice from WSU Spokane County Master Gardeners! This clinic occurs 11am - 3pm every 2nd and 4th Saturday (May - Sept.) in the lobby at Shadle Park Library.

Mon, Jul 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Mon, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Shadle Park - Events
Participants will use the scientific method and household items to explore acids and bases. Participants will be provided with worksheets and instructions on how to do this experiment at home.

Mon, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Events A,Events B
Shane Larson will discuss how we came from a time when we believed Earth and humanity were the center of all things, to where we now understand that we are one small part of the Cosmos.

Tue, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Liberty Park - Events
Stories and playtime for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Are you ready to make things fly? Drop in to explore the physics of flight with some fun activities!

Tue, Jul 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hillyard - Events
Participants will use the scientific method and household items to explore acids and bases. Participants will be provided with worksheets and instructions on how to do this experiment at home.

Wed, Jul 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillyard - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Jul 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Virtual Events 6
Join us for a book discussion of Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer.

Wed, Jul 27, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hive
Stop by the Hive to see what our Artists-In-Residence are up to and/or tour the building.

Thu, Jul 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Thu, Jul 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Shadle Park
Join Growing Neighbors and Spokane Public Library at our weekly Garden Open House at Shadle's Discovery Garden.

Thu, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Shadle Park - Events
Are you ready to make things fly? Drop in to explore the physics of flight with some fun activities!

Thu, Jul 28, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Central - nx?yx?yetk? Hall
Lilac City Live is BACK! Join us for this 'Late Night' talk show featuring special guests Chef Ricky Webster, Brooke Matson (Spark Central), Comedian Harry J. Riley, with musical guest Atari Ferrari.

Fri, Jul 29, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Shadle Park - Events
Join us for a Nerf Battle with other teens. Fill out the waiver in the long description of this event.

Fri, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Central - nx?yx?yetk? Hall
Listen to performances by the bands created at Girls Rock Lab summer camp!

Sat, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Learn how to prepare soil, set up watering systems, choose plants, follow-up maintenance, and find out the best time to plant with the Friends of Manito!

Sun, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Shadle Park - Studio
We're inviting all participants of Plastic Free July to come together with Spokane Zero Waste for a celebration at the end of the challenge month.

Sun, Jul 31, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Hillyard - Events
Sharron Davis will share braiding techniques - single (individual) braids, braid styles (braid ponytail, braid space buns) and French braids. Bring a friend of any age to practice on!

Mon, Aug 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Mon, Aug 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Shadle Park - Events
Participants will use the scientific method and household items, to extract DNA. Participants will be provided with worksheets to take home and instructions on how to do this experiment at home.

Tue, Aug 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Liberty Park - Events
Stories and playtime for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Aug 02, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hillyard - Events
Participants will use the scientific method and household items, to extract DNA. Participants will be provided with worksheets to take home and instructions on how to do this experiment at home.

Tue, Aug 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Local poet Stephen Pitters will be sharing from his new books of poetry with music accompaniment and pieces of art.

Wed, Aug 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillyard - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Aug 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Hive
Hear from two of the Hive's Artists-In-Residence about how they reclaimed life as artists after many life interruptions along the way.

Thu, Aug 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Thu, Aug 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Shadle Park
Join Growing Neighbors and Spokane Public Library at our weekly Garden Open House at Shadle's Discovery Garden.

Thu, Aug 04, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hillyard - Events
Are you ready to make things fly? Drop in to explore the physics of flight with some fun activities!

Thu, Aug 04, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shadle Park - Classroom
Play an in-person game of Dungeons and Dragons with other teens in the Spokane area. All experience levels are welcome.

Thu, Aug 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shadle Park - Events
Learn how to connect with your neighbors and strengthen your community through gardening with John Edmonson, founder of Growing Neighbors, a non-profit organization.

Thu, Aug 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Shadle Park - Virtual Events 5
Join local authors Patricia and Andrew Meredith as they discuss how, as a married couple, they balance writing two completely different genres: historical mystery and epic fantasy.

Fri, Aug 05, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Events B
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Sat, Aug 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Learn the basics of composting at home!

Sat, Aug 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shadle Park - Studio
This is the first class in a three-part series presented by Dr. Melinda Spohn. It will focus on the Conscious and Unconscious mind.

Sun, Aug 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Shadle Park - Events
Devika Gates will be leading us in an authentic Indian Yoga practice. Wear loose clothing, bring a yoga mat, and come prepared for gentle exercise.

Mon, Aug 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Mon, Aug 08, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Liberty Park - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Mon, Aug 08, 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Liberty Park - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Mon, Aug 08, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Liberty Park - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Mon, Aug 08, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Liberty Park - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Mon, Aug 08, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Liberty Park - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Tue, Aug 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Liberty Park - Events
Stories and playtime for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Aug 09, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Hillyard - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Tue, Aug 09, 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Hillyard - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Tue, Aug 09, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hillyard - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Tue, Aug 09, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Hillyard - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Tue, Aug 09, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Hillyard - Events
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Wed, Aug 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillyard - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Shadle Park - Classroom
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Wed, Aug 10, 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Shadle Park - Classroom
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Wed, Aug 10, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Shadle Park - Classroom
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Wed, Aug 10, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Shadle Park - Classroom
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Wed, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Shadle Park - Classroom
Solve clues and puzzles to "escape" from The Abandoned Attic.

Wed, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hive
Stop by the Hive to see what our Artists-In-Residence are up to and/or tour the building.

Thu, Aug 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Thu, Aug 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Shadle Park
Join Growing Neighbors and Spokane Public Library at our weekly Garden Open House at Shadle's Discovery Garden.

Thu, Aug 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Liberty Park - Events
This time of the year, we are all hyper vigilant about fire dangers. In this presentation, Spokane City Fire Department shares tips on fire prevention and first response.

Fri, Aug 12, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Events B
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Sat, Aug 13, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Shadle Park
Get plant advice from WSU Spokane County Master Gardeners! This clinic occurs 11am - 3pm every 2nd and 4th Saturday (May - Sept.) in the lobby at Shadle Park Library.

Sat, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shadle Park - Studio
This is the second class in a three-part series presented by Dr. Melinda Spohn. You will learn how to examine and interpret dreams.

Mon, Aug 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Aug 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Liberty Park - Events
Stories and playtime for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Aug 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Central - Events A
Join us for our monthly Board of Trustees meeting!

Wed, Aug 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillyard - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Aug 17, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hive
Stop by the Hive to see what our Artists-In-Residence are up to and/or tour the building.

Thu, Aug 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Shadle Park
Play an in-person game of Dungeons and Dragons with other teens in the Spokane area. All experience levels are welcome.

Fri, Aug 19, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Events B
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Mon, Aug 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Aug 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Liberty Park - Events
Stories and playtime for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Aug 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hillyard - Events
Join us for a class about budgeting from First Interstate Bank.

Wed, Aug 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillyard - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Aug 24, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hive
Stop by the Hive to see what our Artists-In-Residence are up to and/or tour the building.

Thu, Aug 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Fri, Aug 26, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Events B
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Sat, Aug 27, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Shadle Park
Get plant advice from WSU Spokane County Master Gardeners! This clinic occurs 11am - 3pm every 2nd and 4th Saturday (May - Sept.) in the lobby at Shadle Park Library.

Sat, Aug 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shadle Park - Studio
This is the third class in a three-part series presented by Dr. Melinda Spohn. Learn about the imagery of Tarot and how it can be used as a psychological tool.

Mon, Aug 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Shadle Park - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Tue, Aug 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Liberty Park - Events
Stories and playtime for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Aug 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillyard - Events
Stories and play time for preschoolers and their families.

Wed, Aug 31, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hive
Stop by the Hive to see what our Artists-In-Residence are up to and/or tour the building.

Thu, Sep 01, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Shadle Park - Events
storytime draft

Thu, Sep 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shadle Park - Classroom
Play an in-person game of Dungeons and Dragons with other teens in the Spokane area. All experience levels are welcome.