Possibilities available at our Maker Station

Do you like making stuff? Of course you do! That's one thing all Spark patrons have in common. Whether it's a story, a robot, a light-up card, or a screen-printed t-shirt, we're all about creating. And we have the place for you to do just that: the Maker Station, generously sponsored by Spokane Teacher's Credit Union.  STCU is a huge supporter of education in our community and we are so fortunate to have them as a partner. We work rely on funding from donors, grants, and sponsors like STCU to bring our programming and creative space to you at no to little cost. Thank you, STCU!

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Although we are in the making business partially for the fun of it, we also love imagining a future of creators. This article from The Guardian has it right when they say, "If we want a world full of innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers, we need to enable and sustain making from a very young age." 

So adults and kids alike, come in this week and make something to take home. Looking for ideas? Check out the quick video tour of our Maker Station below. And if you'd like to show the world that you're a Maker, we have awesome "I Make Stuff" stickers for sale in our store and in the center!

"West of You" Review

"West of You" Review

West of You was published in 2015 in the midst of Murphy's many moves between cities in the Northwest and stints in Nevada. After years of submitting stories to contests and literary magazines only to be disillusioned, Murphy began to self-publish in print and online. She has been impressed by the quality of voice talent and production her work has received on Audible, where short stories are something of a rarity. She reflects that even if she is giving away stories by making them freely available online, something which initially made her skittish at the thought of her ideas being stolen, she now looks at it differently: “At least somebody would be reading them.”