Friday, December 16, 2016

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Automatic Door Symbol of Library Access for All

The new automatic doors for the lower entrance at the library were dedicated to the memory of former Deputy Library Director Sandy Pratt Dec. 10. Pictured, left to right, are Director Bette Ammon; Sandy’s friend Bill Appleton: her son, Tony; her daughter, Amber McKenzie; and granddaughters Zeni and Solea McKenzie-O’Neill.
New Entrance Improvement Dedicated to Sandy Pratt
New automatic doors at the lower entrance to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library are not just a convenience for parents with strollers and other who need a hand opening the door.
Dedicated Saturday, Dec. 10, to the memory of Sandy Pratt, the former deputy library director, the improved doorway represents something she believed in – access to library services for all people.
The button-activated doors were funded through memorial contributions from Sandy’s family and friends, with additional grants provided by the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
“We’ve had automatic doors upstairs since the new library opened in 2007,” said Library Director Bette Ammon. “That met the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but we have always felt like to really serve the patrons we needed the same kind of access for the door facing the park. Sandy’s family agreed with us that this is a fitting memorial to the professional life of our friend.”
Born July 27, 1948, in Boise to Robert and Maxine (Carrell) Green, Sandy passed away Aug. 4, 2015 at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene. Most recently she had been a resident of Post Falls.
Her love of reading, learning and sharing knowledge with others led her to her life’s passion: work in libraries. In her 40s, she attended Eastern Washington University, where she received her undergraduate degree, and then the University of Arizona earning a Master’s Degree in Library Science.  She worked for Spokane County libraries for several years before moving to Coeur d’Alene Public Library in 1998. She retired in 2014.

Jack Castle to Share Tips For Getting Published

Jack Castle
Presentations a Lead-In to Writers Competition
As the library prepares for the 28th annual Writers Competition, an author will lead a series of workshops designed to help writers get their work published.
Jack Castle, described by the Coeur d’Alene Press as the “Man of Adventures,” will lead the free series, “The Write Stuff: How to Get Your Book Published,” each Thursday at 7 p.m. during January beginning Jan. 5.
All sessions are free and no registration is required. Workshops will include:
► Jan. 5: “Is Your Book Sellable?”
► Jan. 12: “The All-Important Cover Letter”
► Jan. 19: “The Book Proposal”
► Jan. 26: “Marketing, Marketing, Marketing!”
Castle has traveled the globe as a professional stuntman for stage, film, and television. While working for Universal Studios, he met Cinderella at Walt Disney World and they were soon married.
After moving to Alaska, he worked as a tour guide, police officer, criminal justice professor, and certified weapons instructor. He has been stationed on a remote island in the Aleutians as a response team commander and his last job in the Arctic Circle was protecting engineers from polar bears.
He has had several Alaska adventure stories published along with articles in international security periodicals. His first science fiction novel, ‘Europa Journal’, was released in 2015 and became the No. 1 best-selling book in its class on Amazon.  His novel, “Bedlam Lost” was released to rave reviews, and his third novel, “White Death,” was released this fall. 
For more information on Castle and his books, visit:  www.JackCastlebooks.com.
Entry forms and rules for the library’s Writers Competition will be available at the library and online on Jan. 27.
The competition is for fiction and nonfiction entries of up to 2,000 words submitted in age categories of 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, and 19+.
Each participant can submit up to two entries in either fiction or nonfiction categories or one of each. The competition does not include poetry.
Entries are judged by professional authors, reporters, editors, and educators.
The winning entries in each category and age group will receive cash prizes of $100 for first, $50 for second, and $25 for third.
Sponsors for the competition have previously included the Coeur d’Alene and Panhandle Kiwanis Clubs with additional support from the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
All entries in competition will be included in professionally bound books that will be added to the library collection. Entries from previous years can be found in the library’s Nelson History Room.

Library Offers Preloaded Kindles for Checkout

To meet the need for high-demand books – popular titles that quickly build up numerous hold requests – the library is experimenting with making preloaded e-readers available for check out.
For now, the simple, black and white, Kindle eReaders will be available to check out from the Research and Information Desk for up to 28 days. If demand increases, the loan period may be shortened.
The devices are not equipped with browsers – such as Chrome or Explorer – but are just set up to read the books loaded on them. The devices can be found on the library’s catalog as “High Demand Fiction (Coeur d’Alene) Kindle eReader.”
The Kindles can also be used by readers who need large-print materials. The fonts can be enlarged by readers for easier viewing.
There are currently five titles on each Kindle. More books will be added based on demand and availability.

New Teen Programs Begin in January

Teens will be able be involved with some new writing and reading opportunities during Young Adult programs at the library in January.
All programs begin at 4 p.m. and offered in the Shirley Parker Story Room.
The Creative Writing Club will continue to meet the first Tuesday of each month, Jan. 3 and the  Teen Book Club will meet the second Tuesday. Jan. 10..
But beginning Jan. 17, the third Tuesday will be scheduled for the Fan Fiction Meet Up for participation by teens interested in writing new stories about characters from popular fiction, movies, games, and television.
The Manga & and Anime Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 24, for those interested in these Asian influenced graphic novels and films.
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, there will be a Teen Make It & Take It program.
The League of Legends online gaming sessions will be offered each Friday in the story room.
For more information about teen programs contact YA Coordinator Talley Gaskins, at 208-769-2315 Ext. 469 or by e-mail at tgaskins@cdalibrary.org.

Code Club, Bilingual Story Time Added to Children’s Programs

Saturdays with the Symphony Concert Jan. 14
Winter Reading Programs at the library begin Jan. 10 and will include two new offerings in the Seagraves Children’s Library.
On Wednesdays at 1 p.m. a Spanish Bilingual Story Time for ages 3-5 will offer an opportunity for children to learn Spanish words through stories, activities, and crafts.
Also Wednesdays at 4 p.m. the children’s library will host Code Club. Children ages 7-11 will learn about coding – the language of computers – through video games and robots.
The next “Saturdays With the Symphony Family Concert” is scheduled for noon on Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Community Room. It will feature cellists from the Coeur d’Alene Symphony playing classical music.
Winter programs continue through March 17 and will also include these programs
► 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.
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages 3-5.
► 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.
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., free play with the library’s huge LEGO collection for ages 5-11.
► Lake City LEGO Club: Offered at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
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.

12th Annual LEGO-rama at Library Jan. 21

‘Build a Better World’ is Theme for Competition
LEGO-rama – the program for young Master Builders will be Saturday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the library.
“Build a Better World” is this year’s challenge theme. Competitors can create something depicting an invention or scenario that will help to make the world a better place to live. The only limit is their imaginations.
Competitors need to also write a brief background story to display with your entry. (Adults can assist younger competitors who may not be able to write yet.)
One entry per participant is allowed in the contest for ages 4 to 13. Entries must be original designs – not a LEGO or compatible brand kit – built by the participant without adult assistance. Entries are limited to a 15-by-15 inch footprint (the space it occupies on a table). Judging will be in age groups 4-7, 8-10, and 11-13.
For the fifth year, judging and this year’s program will be provided by members of the Tera Viks FIRST Robotics Club at Coeur d’Alene High School. This year’s exhibits will also include a LEGO train layout and a table of SPLAT science and technology experiments.
Entries should be built prior to being brought to the library and can be delivered to the Community Room as early as 10:30 a.m. Judging will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Certificates will be awarded in each age group. A People’s Choice award will also be made based on audience voting.
Anyone age 14 and older may display designs, but these will not be included in judging. Exhibition Category entries are also limited to a 15-by-15 inch footprint.
Complete rules are available in the Seagraves Children’s Library or online at www.cdalibrary.org.
LEGO-rama, like all youth programs at the library, is supported by the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.

Extra Knitting, Coloring Sessions Scheduled

Extra sessions have been added for two popular adult programs beginning in January.
The Well-Knit Tale Knitting Club will now be held the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 2:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 3. All skill levels for knitting and crocheting welcome. Bring yarn, needles, patterns, and projects if you have them. Refreshments will be provided.
The library’s Coffee & Coloring program for adults will be offered the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. in the Community Room beginning Jan. 10. The library provides the materials and the coffee, or bring your own.
No registration is required for either program.

STCU Beginning New Series of Workshops

STCU will begin a new series of workshops at the library with “Budgeting 101” on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at noon. These workshops include a light meal.
Subsequent workshops will include “Organize your Finances,” on March 8; “Become Debt Free,” on April 12; and “Protect Your Credit Scores,” on June 14. (STCU is also offering programs at other locations on other dates. Check its website for more information.)
Registration in advance is required for the workshop at: www.stcu.org/workshops or call 855-753-0317.

Great Bear Adventure to be Screened Again

Back by popular demand, Mary Sanderson will again share her nine-day kayaking trip in the Great Bear rainforest in British Columbia as a Novel Destinations program Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., at the library.
She will share stories and photos from her trip along the Canadian coast organized by Mothership Adventures, a sponsor for Novel Destinations along with the Library Foundation.
The vast, sodden land encompasses 1,000-year-old cedars, waterfalls spouting off the sides of moss-covered mountains, granite-dark waters, and glacier-cut fjords.
This remote expanse is home to many First Nations communities as well as abundant wildlife: coastal gray wolves, grizzly bears, Sitka deer, cougars, mountain goats, orca, salmon, sea lions, sea otters, humpback whales, and its most celebrated resident, the rare, cream-colored Kermode bear, or sprit bear, considered sacred by the T'simshian people.”
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.

Pageturners Reading Another LTAI Series

The Pageturners Library Book Club will discuss “Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold when it meets Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the library. The discussion will be led by Nancy Casey.
Pageturner discussions are open to any adult reader and is supported by a grant from the Friends of the Library.
This is the start of a new “Let’s Talk About It” series with books provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and scholars from the Idaho Humanities Council. Additional funding is provided by US Bancorp and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
The theme for this series is “Our Earth, Our Ethics.” Other titles and discussion dates for the upcoming year include: “Desert Solitaire,” Feb. 22; “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,” March 22; “Prodigal Summer,” April 26; and “Solace of Open Spaces,” May 24.
The books in this series are also available in an audio format  through the ICFL’s Talking Books program. To sign up for Talking Books, contact Barbara Brambila-Smith, the Outreach Coordinator for the library, 208-769-2315 Ext. 316. Talking Book participants can call 800-458-3271 to reserve any of the books to be used in the series.

‘Unprocessed’ Topic for Food for Thought Talk

The Food for Thought Book Club is reading “Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food,” by Megan Kimble. The book will be discussed Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Gozzer Room at the library.
In the tradition of Michael Pollan’s bestselling “In Defense of Food” comes this remarkable chronicle, from a founding editor of Edible Baja Arizona, of a young woman’s year-long journey of eating only whole, unprocessed foods — intertwined with a journalistic exploration of what “unprocessed” really means, why it matters, and how to afford it.
The book club is offered in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network. For a list of upcoming books, check the INWFN website:
inwfoodnetwork.org.

Holidays Will Close Libraries at Christmas, New Year's

The library will be closed for two days for New Year’s. Because the holiday falls on Sunday, Jan. 1, the library will be closed that day and on Monday, Jan. 2, for New Year’s. The Lake City Public Library branch in the high school on Ramsey Road will also be closed Monday, Jan. 2.
Both libraries will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
When the libraries are closed many library resources are still available through the websites: cdalibrary.org and lcplibrary.org.
Patrons can access their library records using their library card numbers to check due dates, renew checkouts, and request holds from the Cooperative Information Network catalog.
Through the EXPLORE link the websites also provide access to numerous online resources such as reference materials, career planning, practice tests, automotive repair manuals, genealogy resources, travel guides, language learning and English as a second language services, and more.
Patrons can also download e-books through the OverDrive system. The Freegal Music Service allows cardholders to download and keep up to five songs a week and to stream music on Internet-linked devices.
Contact the library during open hours for needed user names and passwords.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Mudgy & Millie Will Sing Along With Santa Dec. 10

Join the fun Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m., at the library with a special family activity, the fifth annual “Holiday Sing-Along With Mudgy and Santa.”
The free program will be in the Community Room on the lower level of the library. Easiest access will be from the lower parking behind City Hall and through the lower entrance.
Children’s author Susan Nipp, creator of the “Mudgy & Millie” book and the nationally known “Wee Sing” series of books and music, will lead the children in singing some holiday favorites.
Mudgy Moose and Millie Mouse will be on hand along with Santa Claus and they will be available after the music for informal photos -- so be sure to bring your cameras.
Nipp and sculptor Terry Lee, who created the bronze statues along the Mudgy Trail, will also sign copies of “Mudgy & Millie.”
The book, which also features the illustrations of Charles Reasoner, was first published in 2008 with its royalties and those for “Mudgy & Millie” merchandise going to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation. Its release coincided with the unveiling of Lee’s bronzes and the opening of the 2.5-mile trail in cooperation with the City of Coeur d’Alene.
Information: 208-769-2380.

Book a Librarian for Technical, Resource Assistance

The library now offers a Book-A-Librarian service for patrons who may need more help with technical issues or using library services than can be handled by an unscheduled visit to the Research and Information Desk.
One-hour one-on-one sessions can be scheduled with staff members for assistance using computers, e-readers, and tablets; downloading e-books or free music; using the databases for business planning or market research; working with Microsoft software; placing holds; books recommendations;  or similar questions.
Patrons with Internet access will be able to fill out an online request under the SERVICES link on the library website: http://www.cdalibrary.org/component/proforms/online-library-forms/book-a-librarian.
Patrons can also call the Research and Information Desk, 208-769-2315, or visit the library for assistance filling out a request.
The patron will then be contacted to set up an appointment for their help session.

Computer Education Week Includes Coding Programs

Dec. 5-11 is Computer Science Education Week. The Coeur d’Alene and Lake City public libraries will include programs on coding – the language of computers – during the week.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m., an “Hour of Coding” for ages 7 to 12, will be offered in the Shirley Parker Storyroom using the library’s mobile laptop lab. Children will learn about coding using games from the Hour of Coding website.
Coding programs will be offered for teens – including robots and other technology – in the Shirley Parker Storyroom on Monday, Dec. 5, at   4 p.m., and again on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., at the Lake City Public Library in the high school on Ramsey Road.

Other Children’s Programs
Holiday Programs began in the Seagraves Children’s Library on Nov. 29 and a full program schedule will continue through Dec. 23. The library will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 for Christmas, but after the holiday the children’s library will continue to offer a free daily Movie Festival through Dec. 30.
Programs will 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).
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages 3-5.
► Music and Motion: Tuesdays, 1-1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2-2:30 p.m., get into the groove, sing old favorites and learn some new songs, for ages 2-6. The Dec. 21 program will include local author Kristen Cooper-Herby, who has written a new book, “Stewy.”
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., free play with the library’s huge LEGO collection for ages 5-11.
► Lake City LEGO Club: Offered at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
► Holiday Movie Festival: Titles to be determined. Offered at 1 p.m. on Dec. 19, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30, and at 4 p.m. on Dec. 20 and  21 in the Shirley Parker Storyroom.
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.

Other Teen Programs
Teens are invited to get creative and have fun at the library over the holiday break. During Dec. 18-31 crafting materials and tabletop games will be available in Teen Central and the 4Teens rooms on the main floor of the library during open hours. (The library closes early, at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24, and Dec. 31 and will be closed Dec. 25 and 26.)
Other programs include:
► Creative Writing Club: Tuesdays, Dec. 6 and 20, 4 p.m., in the storyroom.
► Teen Book Club: Tuesdays, Dec. 13 and 27, at 4 p.m., in the storyroom.
► League of Legends: Fridays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 30, . in the storyroom.
 Afternoon of Gaming: Online and digital gaming, Monday, Dec. 19, 12;30-3:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
► Teen Movie: (TBA) Free, refreshments provided. Friday, Dec. 30, 5:30-8 p.m. This will be an after-hours teen event. All participants need to be in the building when the library closes at 6.
 For more information contact Young Adult Coordinator Talley Gaskins tgaskins@cdalibrary.org or call 208-769-2315 Ext. 469.

Holidays Will Impact Library Schedules

Sunday holidays will result in two-day closures for the libraries for Christmas and New Year’s.
The library will close early, at 5 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 24, for Christmas Eve and will be closed Sunday and Monday, Dec. 25 and 26, for the Christmas holiday. All other city offices will also be closed that Monday.
The holiday schedule for the Lake City Public Library – in the high school on Ramsey Road  – will be 1-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Dec. 19-22, and Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 27-29. The branch will also be closed Monday, Jan. 2.
The main library will also close at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, and will be closed Sunday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 2, when city offices will again be closed.
When the libraries are closed many library resources are still available through the websites: cdalibrary.org and lcplibrary.org.
Patrons can access their library records using their library card numbers to check due dates, renew checkouts, and request holds from the Cooperative Information Network catalog.
Through the EXPLORE link the websites also provide access to numerous online resources such as reference materials, career planning, practice tests, automotive repair manuals, genealogy resources, travel guides, language learning and English as a second language services, and more.
Patrons can also download e-books through the OverDrive system. The Freegal Music Service allows cardholders to download and keep up to five songs a week and to stream music on Internet-linked devices.
Contact the library during open hours for needed user names and passwords.

Great Bear Rainforest Subject of Program

A nine-day kayaking trip in the Great Bear rainforest in British Columbia will be the subject of a Novel Destinations program Saturday, Dec. 10, at the library, beginning at 7 p.m.
Mary Sanderson will share stories and photos from her trip along Canadian Coast. The trip was organized by Mothership Adventures – a co-sponsor of this program – with its Columbia III ship used as the kayakers’ base of operations.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., calls the Great Bear Rainforest “the planet's last large expanse of coastal temperate rain forest.” Stretching for more than 250 miles along the coast of British Columbia, the 21-million-acre wilderness is sometimes called the Amazon of the North.
The vast, sodden land encompasses 1,000-year-old cedars, waterfalls spouting off the sides of moss-covered mountains, granite-dark waters, and glacier-cut fjords. This remote expanse is home to many First Nations communities as well as abundant wildlife: coastal gray wolves, grizzly bears, Sitka deer, cougars, mountain goats, orca, salmon, sea lions, sea otters, humpback whales, and its most celebrated resident, the rare, cream-colored Kermode bear, or spirit bear, considered sacred by the T'simshian people.
Novel Destinations, sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation, are travelogues based on trips taken by area residents who share their photos and stories.
These after-hours library programs are 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.


Adult Activities Include Knitting, Coloring

Two creative adult activities are scheduled for December – A Well Knit Tale Knitting Club and Coffee and Coloring.
The Knitting Club will meet 3-4 p.m. in the Jameson Room on Tuesday, Dec. 6, with all skill levels for knitting and crocheting welcome. Bring yarn, needles, patterns, and projects if you have them. Refreshments will be provided.
The library’s Coffee & Coloring program for adults continues on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The library provides the materials and the coffee, or bring your own.
No registration is required for either program.

Pageturners Taking a Break for December

The Pageturners Library Book Club will not meet during December, but will be back in January with a new series.
Pageturner discussions are normally held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. and are open to any adult reader. The club is supported by a grant from the Friends of the Library.
The group will begin a new “Let’s Talk About It” series with books provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and scholars from the Idaho Humanities Council. Additional funding is provided by US Bancorp and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
The books will be available to check out at the Research and  Information Desk during December.

Food for Thought January Book ‘We Are as Gods’

On Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. the Food For Thought Book Club will discuss “We Are as Gods” by Kate Daloz.
Between 1970 and 1974 ten million Americans abandoned the city, and the commercialism, and all the inauthentic bourgeois comforts of the Eisenhower-era America of their parents. Instead, they went back to the land. It was the only time in modern history that urbanization has gone into reverse.
Kate Daloz follows the dreams and ideals of a small group of back-to-the-landers to tell the story of a nationwide movement and moment. And she shows how the faltering, hopeful, but impractical impulses of that first generation sowed the seeds for the organic farming movement and the transformation of American agriculture and food tastes.
The Food For Thought Book Club meets the first Wednesday of Every Month in the Gozzer Room at the library. The book club is offered in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network.
For a list of upcoming books, c
heck the INWFN website: inwfoodnetwork.org.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Final Hall of Fame Program Rescheduled to Dec. 9

Ray Fahringer
The final presentation in the Inland Northwest Hall of Fame series at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library has been moved from Thursday, Nov. 17, to Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.The presentation by regional historian Robert Singletary will be about Ray Fahringer, an outstanding band and orchestra director in the Coeur d’Alene public schools from 1915 to 1953.
Fahringer established a tradition of excellence which continues to this day, Singletary said. 
“During his 38 year tenure Fahringer, a violinist and graduate of the Valpariso Music Conservatory, became known throughout Idaho and the Inland Northwest for his integrity, strict discipline, and the quality of his music programs,” he said.  “Several of his students are still involved in area music organizations. Some of them have been invited to be a part of the program that will honor Ray Fahringer as a member of the Inland Northwest Hall of Fame.”
The series, which profiles the men and women who have shaped the history of our region, is presented in partnership with the Museum of North Idaho, where Singletary is the programming and marketing director. Additional support has been provided by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Library Board, Friends Meeting Dates Changed

Because of the holidays two library groups have moved their meeting dates.
The Library Board of Trustees will next meet Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m., in the Jameson Room and will combine their November and December business. The board normally meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. Library trustee meetings are open to the public.
The Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library did not meet in November and will conduct its next meeting on Dec. 13, at 10:30 p.m., in the Gozzer Room. The Friends normally meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. Anyone interested in supporting the library is invited to attend.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Library is Drop Site for Jingle Books, CFA apps

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library is beginning to get into the holiday spirit by serving as a drop site for two community activities. Participants are invited to sign up for a library card.
New and gently used books for children kindergarten age through the third grade can be left in the box in the library lobby, 702 E. Front Ave., through Dec. 10.
The books will be distributed to children in schools districts in Kootenai County. Financial donations are also being accepted to buy books for young readers. Donations should be sent to: Coeur d’Alene School District No. 271, c/o Jingle Books, 1400 N. Northwood Center Ct., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.
Volunteers interested in helping with this project are asked to call Annette at 208-667-8112 Ext. 104.
The library is also a collection point for applications to receive support during the holidays from the Coeur d’Alene Press Christmas for All program. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. Only one application per family may be submitted.
Distribution of gift cards will be Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Dec. 16, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Kootenai County Fire & Rescue Facility, 5271 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls.
Applicants who do not already have a library card are encouraged to apply for one while they are at the library. A photo ID and proof of address is needed to receive a library card. A parent or legal guardian must sign the application for people younger than 18. The card is good for use at any member library in the Cooperative Information Network.



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sharma Shields Picked for ‘Reading for the Library’

Sharma Shields
Sharma Shields, winner of the 2016 Washington Book Award for fiction, will discuss her book, “The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac,” at a special event at the library, Friday, Nov. 18.
“Reading for the Library” is a benefit event sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation. Tickets for the program are $30 per person and are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/2627281. A soup dinner from the Soul CafĂ© and dessert will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the library Community Room and the discussion will begin at 7 p.m. Wine and beer will be available to purchase at this after-hours event.
Copies of the book are available at the Well-Read Moose in Coeur d’Alene for a 20 percent discount.
In addition to this novel, Shields is the author of a short story collection, “Favorite Monster.” Her writing has appeared in Electric Lit, Slice, The New York Times, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Fugue, and elsewhere and has garnered such awards as the Autumn House Fiction Prize, the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor, a Grant for Artist Projects from Artist Trust, and the A.B. Guthrie Award for Outstanding Prose. Shields received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Washington (2000) and her master for fine arts from the University of Montana (2004).
She has worked in independent bookstores and public libraries throughout Washington State and now lives in Spokane with her husband and two young children. She is a board member for the Friends of the Spokane County Library District and also serves on the programming committee for Spokane's Spark Central.
For more information contact the Library Foundation at 208-769-2380 or by e-mail at cdalibraryfoundation@gmail.com. More about the Library Foundation can be found at its Facebook page.


Craft Fair at Library Nov. 4&5

The annual Library Holiday Craft Fair will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, on the lower level in the Community Room and gallery areas.
The craft fair features regionally produced handcrafted products. Admission is free and a portion of all sales will benefit the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Vendor registrations are still being accepted. Vendor spaces are free, but 15 percent of sales are given to the Friends. Tables and chairs are provided. Forms are available at the library’s Research and Information Desk or by e-mail request at dtownsend@cdalibrary.org.
Registration cannot be completed by phone.

Family Reading Week, Symphony Part of Children’s Fall Programs

Fall Reading Programs at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will include Special Idaho Family Reading Week activities Nov. 13-19 and a Saturday With the Symphony.
An Evening Family Story Time will be hosted by the Seagraves Children’s Library on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The evening will include a puppet show, games, and crafts. Throughout the week there will be daily jokes, giveaways, and prize drawings.
The next Saturdays With the Symphony concert with woodwind performers from the Coeur d’Alene Symphony will be Nov. 19 beginning at noon in the Community Room. This program is supported by a grant from the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
All programs are free and open to the public.
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.
Call or visit the Seagraves Children’s Library for details on the schedule for these events.
The regular Fall Reading Programs continue through Nov. 18.
These free activities do not require registration:
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).
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages 3-5.
Music and Motion: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-2:30 p.m., get into the groove, sing old favorites and learn some new songs, for ages 2-6.
LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., free play with the library’s huge LEGO collection for ages 5-11.
Lake City LEGO Club: Offered at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
Holiday Programs at the library begin on Nov. 29 and will feature free movies and crafts.
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.

Teens Will Have NaNoWriMo Time This Month

Sundays Also Set Aside for Novel Writing Sessions for All Ages
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) so the Teen Creative Writing Club at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will focus on that when it meets Nov. 1, 15, and 29 at 4 p.m. in the Shirley Parker Story Room.
The library will also host two “Come-Write-In” sessions for teens on Monday afternoons at 4 p.m., in the Gozzer Room on Nov. 7 and the Jameson Room on Nov. 21 for those trying to meet the 50,000 words for November.
These will be a quiet space to write. The library will provide writing tools and writing prompts for those that need them.
In addition, the library has reserved the Gozzer Room for NaNovWriMo sessions for all ages each Sunday in November, noon to 5 p.m.
The Teen Book Club will discuss “Throne of Glass” on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Shirley Parker Storyroom and the Nov. 22 session will be a Readers’ Choice discussion.
League of Legends online gaming will meeting Fridays from 4-5:30 in the storyroom on Nov. 4 and 18.
For more information on teen programs, contact Talley Gaskins at 208-769-2315 Ext. 469 or by e-mail at tgaskins@cdalibrary.org.

Book-A-Librarian Service Offers Help Sessions

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library now offers a Book-A-Librarian service for patrons who may need more help with technical issues or using library services than can be handled by an unscheduled visit to the Research and Information Desk.
One-hour one-on-one sessions can be scheduled with staff members for assistance using computers, e-readers, and tablets; downloading e-books or free music; using the databases for business planning or market research; working with Microsoft software; placing holds; books recommendations;  or similar questions.
Patrons with Internet access will be able to fill-out an online request under the SERVICES link on the library website: http://www.cdalibrary.org/component/proforms/online-library-forms/book-a-librarian.
Patrons can also call the Research and Information Desk, 208-769-2315, or visit the library for assistance filling out a request. The patron will then be contacted to set up an appointment for their help session.

Star Wars Reads Day Winners

Star Wars Reads Day was offered by the children’s library staff Saturday, Oct. 15, as part of a national program to get children and families excited about books through the Star Wars Universe. Winners of the Costume Contest were, right to left, first, Launa Anderson, as Rey; second, Will Ohlenkamp, as Boba Fett; third, Siena Bayer, as a Jawa.

Libraries Closed for Two Holidays in November

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library and the Lake City Public Library will be closed due to two holidays in November.
The libraries will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. The main library will close early, at 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and the Lake City branch will be closed for the day. The libraries will also be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving.
When the libraries are closed many library resources are still available through the websites: cdalibrary.org and lcplibrary.org.
Patrons can access their library records using their library card numbers to check due dates, renew checkouts, and request holds from the Cooperative Information Network catalog.
Through the EXPLORE link the websites also provide access to numerous online resources such as reference materials, career planning, practice tests, automotive repair manuals, genealogy resources, travel guides, language learning and English as a second language services, and more.
Patrons can also download e-books through the OverDrive system. The Freegal Music Service allows cardholders to download and keep up to five songs a week and to stream music on Internet-linked devices.

Exhibit Honors Local Veterans for Service

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, the Library will be featuring a display highlighting materials for checkout that showcase the military. These materials will be both fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks and DVDs.  Additionally, it will feature facts and statistics about veterans and the history of Veterans Day.
As an added feature, local veterans and current military members are asked to place their name, branch of service and years served on a list so that our patrons can take a few moments to honor our local veterans and military members. 
Vets are also encouraged to enter their names in a drawing to be held at the end of the month for prizes or gift certificates donated by local businesses to be awarded to some of these honorable men and women who served us all.



Adult Activities Include Knitting, Coloring

Two creative adult activities are scheduled for November – A Well Knit Tale Knitting Club and Coffee and Coloring.
The Knitting Club will meet 3-4 p.m. in the Jameson Room on Tuesday, Nov. 1, with all skill levels for knitting and crocheting welcome. Bring yarn, needles, patterns, and projects if you have them. Refreshments will be provided.
The library’s Coffee & Coloring program for adults continues on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. The library provides the materials and the coffee, or bring your own.
No registration is required for either program.

Credit Scores Subject of STCU Nov. 9 Workshop

STCU will offer its next financial workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 9, beginning at noon in the Community Room.
The free workshop, “Protect Your Credit Score,” includes a light meal.
The session will cover why a good credit score is more important than ever, how your score is determined, how to earn and maintain a good credit score; and where to go for help.
Registration in advance is required for the workshop at: www.stcu.org/workshops or call 855-753-0317.

Pageturners to Share Holiday Gift Book Ideas

The Pageturners Library Book Club will share suggestions for books for Christmas gifts when it meets Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 10:15 a.m. in the Community Room.
Pageturner discussions are open to any adult reader and is supported by a grant from the Friends of the Library.
The group does not meet in December, but in January will begin a new “Let’s Talk About It” series with books provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and scholars from the Idaho Humanities Council. Additional funding is provided by US Bancorp and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
The theme for this series is “Our Earth, Our Ethics.” Titles and discussion dates for the upcoming year include: “Sand County Almanac,” Jan. 25; “Desert Solitaire,” Feb. 22; “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,” March 22; “Prodigal Summer,” April 26; and “Solace of Open Spaces,” May 24.
The books will be available to check out at the Research and Information Desk during December.

Last Hall of Fame Session to be Presented Nov. 17

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday “Inland Northwest Hall of Fame: The Men and Women Who Shaped the History of Our Region,” will be presented one week earlier than normal on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.
This is the final program in the current ten-part series and is offered in partnership with the Museum of North Idaho. The speaker, Robert Singletary, is the Programming and Marketing Director for the museum.

December Book Club Talk ‘Botany of Desire’

On Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. the Food For Thought Book Club will discuss “The Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan. This book helped make the author, the New York Times bestselling author of “Cooked” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” one of the most trusted food experts in America.
Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide.
In “The Botany of Desire” Pollan demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship, linking four fundamental human desires —sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control — with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato.
The Food For Thought Book Club meets the first Wednesday of Every Month in the Gozzer Room at the library. The book club is offered in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network. For a list of upcoming books, check the INWFN website: inwfoodnetwork.org.

Keep Your Library Card Contact Info Current

If you change your phone number, address, or  e-mail address, be sure to contact the library to update your library card account.
If you don’t have your e-mail on your account, it’s a good idea to add it. E-mail is often the easiest way for the library to contact you about holds and due dates.
E-mail also helps the library reduce costs by eliminating paper products and postage and keeps waste paper out of the landfills.
Treat your library card as if it was a credit card and do not share your number with others. Cardholders are financially responsible for materials checked out in their name.