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Sixth Annual David Adler Lecture May 11

Dr. David Adler at his 2016 lecture.
Talk About Executive Powers
The sixth annual Coeur d’Alene Public Library lecture by Dr. David Adler will examine the issues executive powers in the current White House.
"Executive Orders and Executive Power in the Trump Presidency" will be presented Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m., in the library Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave. The doors will open for this program at 6 p.m.
The free lecture is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Press, the Idaho Humanities Council, the Friends of the Library, and CDA-TV.
Adler, President of Alturas Institute, a nonprofit organization created to promote civic education and civil dialogue, has previously lectured at the library on “The Supreme Court: Presidential Powers and Political Pressure,” in 2016; “The Second Amendment: Fundamentals and Myths,” in 2015; “The Constitution and Religion: Origins, Challenges and Accommodations,” in 2014; “The State of the Presidency: Constitutional and Political Challenges,” in 2013; and “Holding Government Accountable,” in 2012.
Adler has taught courses on the Constitution and the Supreme Court at all three universities in Idaho. He has held the Andrus Professorship at Boise State University and the McClure Professorship at the University of Idaho, where he held a joint appointment in the College of Law and the Department of Political Science.
Previously, he was Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at Idaho State University. He remains an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law. A recipient of teaching, civic and writing awards, Adler has published in the leading journals of his field, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the Constitution, presidential power and the Bill of Rights. He has delivered more than 500 public lectures throughout Idaho and writes frequent Op-Ed pieces for newspapers across the state.
The author of more than 100 scholarly articles, essays and book chapters, Adler has published widely on the Constitution and presidential power. His books include: the two-volume work, “American Constitutional Law;” “The Constitution and the Conduct of American Foreign Policy;” “The Presidency and the Law: The Clinton Legacy;” “The Constitution and the Termination of Treaties;” and the forthcoming book: “Debating the War Powers of Congress and the President.”
His writings have been quoted and cited by federal courts, political scientists, historians and legal scholars, and invoked by both Republicans and Democrats in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. He has consulted with members of Congress from both parties on a variety of constitutional issues, including impeachment, the war power and treaty termination.
A frequent commentator on state and national events, Adler’s lectures have aired on C-Span, and he has done interviews with reporters from the New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, National Review, The Nation Magazine, Mother Jones, Fox News, NPR, NBC, CNN and the BBC. Adler has served as a member of the Board of Directors of various academic, corporate and civic organizations.
He earned a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and a doctorate from the University of Utah.
This program is made possible by the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

North Idaho's Best Library

In voting by readers of the Inlander as part of the magazine's
annual Best of the Inland Northwest survey, the Coeur d'Alene
Public Library was selected North Idaho's Best Library.

Author Talks About Railroads, Steamboats

Regional history writer John V. Wood will examine the early days of transportation in North Idaho with two evenings of programs at the library, Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19, at 7 p.m.
Wood has just released a revised version of his book, “Railroads Through the Coeur d’Alenes,” published by the Museum of North Idaho, the library’s partner for the two presentations.
For the Thursday program the author will focus on the two main lines that served the area: the Union Pacific (originally known as the Washington & Idaho) line from Spokane to the Silver Valley mines, and the Northern Pacific from Missoula, Mont., to Wallace.
The talk will conclude with a brief look at the end of service for both.
The Friday program “Steam-boating the Shadowy St. Joe and St. Maries” begins with a brief look at the beginning of steam navigation on Lake Coeur d’Alene and its waters, and then will focus on the operations on the famous “Shadowy St. Joe River” – the highest navigable stream in the world.
Part of the presentation will look at the town of St. Maries and its role in rise and fall of steamboat operations on Coeur d’Alene waters.
Both presentations will include Q&A time and copies of the new edition will be available for purchase and signing.
Information: Museum of North Idaho, 208-664-3448. The museum, at 115 Northwest Blvd., in front of the Coeur d'Alene's City Park, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5, Through Oct. 31.

Novel Destinations Looks at Ghana Village Life

Village life in the western Africa nation of Ghana will be the subject of a Novel Destinations program at the library on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m.
Betsy and Mike Bullard will share stories and photos from their visit to Anloga, a rural coastal village where they worked in a school, ate their food, danced their dances and observed the same ancient culture, fishing and farming methods.
Betsy served in the community in the Peace Corp, 1967-1970. She has made four trips to the area. Most recently she and Mike were there for seven weeks from October to December in 2016.
Novel Destinations is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation. The program is free, but donations are welcome.
Anyone with a travelogue to share at the library is asked to contact the Library Foundation at 208-769-2380 or by e-mail at cdalibraryfoundation@gmail.com.

Spring Reading Programs for Kids Continue Through May 26

Spring Reading Programs continue at the library through May 26.
Regular spring programs include:
► Book Baby Lapsit: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., for children ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.
► Tales for 2s and 3s: Tuesdays, 11-11:30 a.m., for ages 2-3.
► Stay and Play: Tuesdays, 11:30 to noon (following Tales for Twos and Threes) and Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. (following Book Babies), hang out in the storyroom for playtime and socializing.
► Music and Motion: Tuesdays 1:30-2 p.m., get into the groove, sing old favorites and learn some new songs, for ages 2-6.
► Lake City LEGO Club: Offered at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages 3-5.
► Spanish Bilingual Story Time: Wednesdays 1-1:30 p.m., for ages 3-5. Learn Spanish words through stories, activities, and crafts.
► Code Club: Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Children ages 7-11 will learn about coding – the language of computers – through video games and robots.
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., free play with the library’s huge LEGO collection for ages 5-11.
Families can also participate in ReadyRosie, an early education tool using video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are.
ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.
The service is available to residents within zip code areas that include 83814, 83815, 83816, and 83835. Families can register for the free service at ReadyRosie.com/register. The project is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene School District.
Children under 6 visiting the libraries need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.
For more information call 208-769-2315 Ext. 438 or e-mail Susan Thorpe, Youth Services Supervisor, at sthorpe@cdalibrary.org.

Anime for Young Teens Offered

The Manga & Anime Club has been split into two groups, one for middle school-aged teens and the other for readers in high school. The middle school club will replace the Fan Fiction Meetup.
Regular teen programs for the month include:
► Tabletop D&D: At Lake City Public Library in the high school on Ramsey Road. Mondays and Tuesdays, 3 p.m., in the LCPL meeting room.
► Creative Writing Club: Tuesday, May 2, 4 p.m.
► Teen Book Club: Tuesday, May 9, 4 p.m.
► Manga & Anime Club (high school): Tuesday, May 23, 4 p.m.
► League of Legends: Fridays at 4 p.m. in the Shirley Parker Story Room.
For more information about teen programs contact the YA coordinator at 208-769-2315 Ext. 469 or by e-mail at tgaskins@cdalibrary.org.