Family Calendar for April 18-25 – Play and Learn Stories, Outdoor Stories and Short Stories

Scope of Parenting Classes – An eight-week program to strengthen your relationship with your child and meet other families. Gift cards are issued based on their presence. It is open to caregivers and their 6-year-old and younger children living in northeastern Spokane. Tuesdays through May 3, 6:00 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N.C. Free. (509) 487-1603.

Fly to Summer – Take a cut of wood butterflies from West Avenue Gallery and decorate it for display and / or sale in June. It must be returned to Avenue West by May 30th. It is open to artists of all ages. West Avenue, 907 W. Boone Ave., Suite B. $ 5. (509) 838-4999.

Story while playing and learning – Share books and songs and spend time in an open game with learning activities and craft projects. It is open to preschool children and their families. Available at different times and branches of the library, during the week. Contact spokanelibrary.org for more information. Spokane Public Library. Free.

Outdoor Story Time – Join Miss Delaney behind the Children’s Library for stories and songs. Participants are encouraged to bring something to sit on. Open to children 5 years and younger. Monday, 9:30 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Short Stories – Listen to stories that help children learn language and basic literacy skills. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am on facebook.com/spokanecountylibraydistrict. Also available on YouTube at scld.org/storytime-shorts-playlist. Presented by the Spokane District Library. Free.

Object Library: Digital Multimeter – Learn about the digital multimeter in this practical demonstration. Open to children 13 years and older. Register at scld.org. Tuesday, 15-16: 30 North Spokan Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Repeaters of nature – Learn about food worms, how they “recycle” plastic, and more. Register at scld.org. Tuesday, 16-17. Presented by the Spokane District Library. Free.

PRIDE School Registration Night – Registration Information Night for PRIDE Prep High School students who are entering sixth to eighth grade, Innovative High School students who are entering grades 9 to 12, and their caregivers. Meet teachers, take walks, and talk to current students. Tuesday, 4-18 p.m. PRIDE Prep, Avenue E. Sprague 811 (509) 309-7680.

Space Science for Kids: Meteors – Learn about meteors and meteorites from Jesse Hartland using the book How a Meteorite Came to a Museum. Register at events.spokanelibrary.org/event/6434372. Open to children 6-12 years old. Tuesday, 4:16:45 p.m., Shadl Park Library, W.C. Velesli, 2111. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Blackout Tween and Teen Poetry – Take a piece of text from a book, newspaper or magazine and edit the words to find your personal poem. All materials are provided by Friends of the Library. For more information, call (509) 284-5657 and visit whitcolib.org. Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. Tecoa Library, 139 p.m. Crosby, Tecoa. Free. (509) 284-3121.

Enter and Write – Bring current work to share, get inspired by creative guides, and spend more time writing. Tuesday, 17: 30-19: 00 Central Spark, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. Free. (509) 279-0299.

Virtual Story Time – A virtual story time for preschoolers will be held at Zoom. To register, go to events.spokanelibrary.org/events. Wednesday, 10-10: 30 Presented by Spokane Public Library. Free.

Amazing Wednesdays – A virtual storytelling time where books about imagination, creativity, travel and exploration are available. Go to cdalibrary.com/library-events for a Scale link. Wednesday, 10: 30-11: 30 Library Coeur d’Alene, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Experience virtual reality – Explore the Titanic, navigate the flow of blood, browse the International Space Station or travel the world with Google Earth without leaving the library. Open to adults and children 13 years and older. Make an appointment by calling (509) 397-4366. Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Colfax Library, 102 p.m. Main, Colfax. Free. (509) 397-4366.

Cartoon Chat – Discover new picture books that kids will enjoy with librarians Mary Ellen and Sherry. Watch on facebook.com/spokanecountylibraydistrict. Wednesday, 13:00 Presented by Spokane District Library. Free.

Preschool Story Science: Forms – Storytelling and experimental learning time for children ages 3-5. Wednesday, 14-15: 00 Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Fundamentals of Art for Teenagers – Marlene Lorich guides students in the techniques of drawing lines, shapes, forms and spaces. Open to children 12-15 years old. Sponsored by the Kalispel Tribe Youth Art Grant. Materials and snacks will be provided. Call (509) 448-9277 and visit createarts.org to register. Masks are needed. Wednesday, 3-50 p.m., Art Center, 900 W. Fourth, Newport. Free. (509) 447-9277.

Nerf Park Battle Garfield – Children of all ages are invited to take the flag in Nerf style and then have a free fighting session for everyone. Participants are encouraged to bring their chosen Blaster Nerf and the library will provide the darts. For more information, contact Sarah Anderson at the Garfield Library at (509) 635-1490 and garfield@whitcolib.org. Wednesday, 3 p.m., Garfield Library, 109 N. Third, Garfield. Free. (509) 635-1490.

Enter and Draw – Learn a variety of artistic tools, develop skills and ideas, and get feedback. Open to all ages. Wednesday, 17: 30-19: 00 Central Spark, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. Free. (509) 279-0299.

Online Story Time – Read stories, read songs and share finger play. Open to children 2-5 years old and their families. Register on scld.org Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Friday at 9:30 p.m. Presented by the Spokane District Library. Free.

Let’s Play – In a calm and positive atmosphere, play board and card games together. Open to all ages. Thursday, 2 p.m. Central Spark, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. Free. (509) 279-0299.

Virtual Reality for Teens – Check out virtual reality games with other teens. Thursday, 16-17: 30 Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Dungeons and Dragons for Teens – Play a virtual game of Dungeons and Dragons with teenagers in the Spokane area. All skill levels are welcome. For more information and registration, visit events.spokanelibrary.org/events. FRIDAY, 15-50 Spokane Public Library presents. Free.

Time to publish your own story – Join Miss Delaney on the Children’s Library’s Facebook page as she reads stories written by her own published authors. For more information, visit cdalibrary.org. FRIDAY, 3:40 p.m. Coir d’Alen Library, 702 Front Avenue, Coer d’Alen. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Collect species – Choose an animal, plant, insect, or organism to inspire a costume, mask, brace, or swimsuit, and then bring it to March’s Climate March. Collecting species encourages recycling and the use of saved materials when building your item. For more information, email gatheringofspecies@gmail.com and visit facebook.com/gatheringofspecies. Friday, 3-4 p.m. Pavilion at Riverfront, 574 N. Howard St. Release. (888) 929-7849.

Minecraft Club – Learn architecture, engineering and art through Minecraft. Participants will be given a construction guide and a short lesson, then join the Minecraft world to build around the instant. Friday, 15:30 to 17:30 Central Spark, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. Free. (509) 279-0299.

“Every rabbit is welcome” – Manually make a rabbit vase using the plate and roll method. Open to children 6 years and older. Comfortable clothing is encouraged. Optional masks. Register at spokaneartschool.net. Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. Spokane Art School, U.S.A. Garland 811 $ 30. (509) 325-1500.

Science from Home – Librarian Molly presents a scientific experiment every week on the library’s Facebook page facebook.com/spokanecountylibrarydistrict. For children 8 years and older and their families. Saturday, 10-11 p.m. Spokane District Library. Free. (509) 893-8200.

BioBlitz Outdoor Celebration – Participate in waste hunting and other Earth-related activities. Use the big glasses to get a closer look at the different flora and fauna of the garden. Bring a smartphone or digital camera for photography to share on BioBlitz. Open to all ages. Saturday, 10: 00-14: 00 Mirabeau Meadows Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 688-0300.

Separate it – Using basic tools, gloves and goggles, electronics, small tools, and other provided devices. Children 8 years of age and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Register at scld.org. Saturday, 10 p.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

April Animal Home – Play games, meet and learn about the amazing animals of our world. Receptions are welcome. Saturday, 10: 00-13: 00 West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, 8508 E. Upriver Drive, Building B, Spokane Valley. $ 5 donation is offered. (509) 340-1028.

Earth Day Family Event – Children of all ages are invited to participate in activities that explore and improve the Earth. Saturday, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Shadle Park Library, W.C. Velesli, 2111. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Youth pottery with Alidia Grover – Learn how to build pots and pans, the basic knowledge of throwing pots on wheels and learn about tools, terminology and studio etiquette. Dushanbe, April 25 to May 16, 6-8 pm Open to children 11-15 years old. The cost includes tools for use only in the studio, studio glass, wheels and fire all the work done. Appeared, 119 N. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $ 135. (208) 930-1876.

Scribbler Society Virtual Writing Club – Writers of all ages meet through Zoom to write, edit projects, and participate in critical sessions. To register, email Lindsay Moore at lmoore@cdalibrary.org. April 25, 3 p.m., Coer d’Alen Library, 702 Ave. Free. (208) 769-2315.

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