Wednesday, March 22, 2017

National Library/Money Smart Weeks

Jeff Yeager, the "Ultimate Cheapskate"
‘Cheapskate’ Author Jeff Yeager, Financial Advice Programs, Shred Day Scheduled
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will be your main source for financial advice during National Library Week, April 9-15, and Money Smart Week, April 23-29.
Patrons visiting the library can enter to win a Money Smart gift basket, including a financial-planning binder.
A highlight of Money Smart Week is a presentation by author and TV personality Jeff Yeager on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.
Yeager spent 24 years as a CEO and senior executive managing national nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C., before launching his current career as a freelance writer, public speaker, and media personality in 2004.  First dubbed the “Ultimate Cheapskate” by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show where Yeager occasionally appears as a guest correspondent, he specializes in an offbeat blend of original humor and practical advice for living a better life by spending and consuming less. 
He is the author of four popular books about frugal living, including his most recent, “How to Retire the Cheapskate Way.” He is AARP’s official Savings Expert, writing for AARP’s publications and hosting a weekly web show on YouTube – “The Cheap Life”  – which is also produced by AARP.  He has appeared on more than 500 radio and TV shows on most major networks, and was an original cast mem
ber on TLC’s hit reality show “Extreme Cheapskates.”
He lives in Accokeek, Md., with his wife, Denise, and his beloved compost pile, Gomer. His website is
Yeager’s presentation is made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Library.
Other free Money Smart programs include:
Foundations of Investing: Monday, April 10, 6-7:30 p.m. Rules for investing - develop a strategy, choose quality investments, diversify your portfolio, invest for the long term, and focus on what you can control.  Presented by James Perkinson, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investment
Become Debt Free: Wednesday, April 12, noon. An STCU workshop which includes a light meal. Please register in advance at or call 855-753-0317.
Shred Day: Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the truck is full). A document-shredding truck operated by Devries Business Services will be in the upper parking lot for convenient drive-up service. Bring old financial or other confidential documents and have them safely destroyed. Limit of five boxes per vehicle. Shred Day is made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Library.
Estate Planning: Monday, April 24, 6-7 p.m. A seminar by attorney M. Gregory Embrey.
► Bullet Journaling & Budgeting Craft: April 24, 4 p.m. in the Gozzer Room. Teens will learn how create attractive and fun journals to help keep themselves organized.

GUTHRIE: Foundation Benefit Celebrates Folksinger

Bill Wiemuth and Laura Sable
A benefit concert sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation will feature the music of one of America’s musical icons.
“Woody Guthrie: Tunes & Tales of the Columbia River,” featuring Bill Wiemuth and Laura Sable, will be presented Friday, April 21, in the Community Room. The doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:30 pm.
Admission is $30 person. Tickets are available online at: /
Sable and Wiemuth previously performed at the library with a benefit concert featuring the life and music of Patsy Cline.
The couple live in Coeur d’Alene but for the past 18 years, they have performed at theatres, aboard hundreds of cruises, and at more than 1,000 corporate events. They have performed for audiences from New York to Alaska to the Mississippi River to the United Kingdom to Australia.
Sable was born in Coeur d'Alene and grew up in Newport, Wash. She has worked as a professional singer and actress since the age of 18 when she got her first professional gig with the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre in the chorus of “Oklahoma!” Over the past two decades she has performed locally with the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Spokane Civic Theatre, the Lake City Playhouse, and she and Wiemuth have performed for holiday productions at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. 
The couple met while working as “showboat entertainers” onboard the Grand American Queen Steamboat in 1998 and have since produced and performed countless custom duo shows for audiences across the globe.
Click here for tickets.

USAF Academy’s ‘Winds’ Group to Perform

The “Academy Winds”
The “Academy Winds” will perform at the library on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
This concert is free and open to the public. For planning purposes, tickets will be available at the library’s Research and Information Desk up to the day before the performance.
Academy Winds, a six-member woodwind and percussion group, supports the Air Force Academy Band’s missions of community relations, educational outreach, and Air Force recruiting. The members of Academy Winds have studied at some of the most prestigious universities and music conservatories in the country.
Group members utilize their experience to perform public concerts and to offer outreach to high school and college students through clinics and master classes.
The United States Air Force Academy Band, under the command of Lt Col. Daniel L. Price, is composed of 60 active-duty Air Force professionals and includes nine performing ensembles. For more than 60 years, the academy band has used the power of music to honor our nation’s heroes, inspire Air Force personnel and the nation they serve, produce innovative musical programs and products, and communicate Air Force excellence to millions around the world.
All Air Force Academy Band performances are presented on behalf of Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy. This performance is co-sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Press.

Children's Spring Reading Programs Start

Spring Reading Programs have begun and continue at the library through May 26.
A highlight for this month will be a family “Saturdays With the Symphony Concert” at noon on April 29 in the Community Room. The concert features members of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, a primarily volunteer group of musicians from North Idaho, eastern Washington, and western Montana.
Regular spring programs include:
National Library Week Bookmark Craft: Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m. All ages.
► 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 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

Stories, Folksongs about Idaho Women

Idaho songwriter and storyteller Tracy Morrison brings her program, “Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs,” to the library on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.
Morrison will present stories about historical Idaho women and perform original songs.
The presenter performs at festivals, museums, libraries, and theaters around the country. She has released two albums and been included in other state collections.
This presentation replaces the “Inland Northwest Milestone” series by historian Robert Singletary for April.
Morrison’s program is made possible through a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, with local support provided by the Friends of the Library.

CANCELED - Novel Destinations Features Mount Rainer Trail

The Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainer will be the subject of a Novel Destinations at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front, Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m.
James Blakely will share stories and images from his August 2016 backpacking trip on the 93-mile footpath around Washington's 14,410 foot glaciated volcano in Mount Rainer National Park.
“A feast for your senses!” Blakely said. “Cascading waterfalls, swinging suspension bridges, verdant old-growth forests, wildflower meadow profusions, torrent river crossings, furry fat marmots and bands of mountain goats await on a trail that was billed by former Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Roger Toll as a ‘veritable wonderland of beauty and grandeur.’”
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

‘Poetry Bombing’ Among the April Activities for Teens

April is Poetry Month and teens can come to the library to participate in “Poetry Bombing.”
Supplies, inspiration, and instructions will be available in the library’s Teen Central all month.
A Teen Movie Night is offered April 14 beginning at 5:30. The featured film will be “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” This free activity will be an after-hours event and participants need to be in the building when the library closes at 6 p.m. Refreshments are provided.
League of Legends online gaming is offered each Friday at 4 p.m. in the Shirley Parker Storyroom. On Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m. there will be a special League of Legends Pre-NALCS Event.
The new teen program at Lake City Public Library is a table top game.
LCHS senior Kolby Alloway created a tabletop role-playing game which she classifies as a “color coded customization of Dungeons & Dragons simple enough for new people and powerful enough for veterans.” The game is played in the LCPL meeting room 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Regular teen programs for the month include:
Creative Writing Club: Tuesday, April, 4 p.m. The subject will be Found Art/Poetry and Black Out Poetry.
Teen Book Club: Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m. Classic Young Adult literature will be discussed.
Fan Fiction Author Meetup: Tuesday, April 18, 4 p.m. Authors who got their start writing fanfiction will be featured.
Manga & Anime Club: Tuesday, April 26, 4 p.m.
Bullet Journaling Craft: Monday, April 24, 4 p.m. (See story on Page 1)
Copy Cat Recipes to Save You Cash: Thursday, April 27, 4 p.m. Recreate a Starbucks recipe on a budget and take home an assortment of copy-cat recipes and the shopping list to create them.
For more information about teen programs contact the YA coordinator at 208-769-2315 Ext. 469 or by e-mail at

‘Bookers Dozen’ Traveling Exhibit at Library for Month

"Read 'Em Cowboy," created by Scott Samuelson of
Rexburg, part of the "Bookers Dozen" exhibit. 
“Bookers Dozen” a traveling exhibit from the Idaho Center for the Book to be on display at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library during April.
The exhibit will be displayed in the cases in the library’s Parkside Gallery adjacent to the Seagraves Children’s Library.
This year's entries were juried by Rachel Lambert, director of the Black Bar Gallery and art instructor for the City of Boise; art historian Lawrence Shapiro; Boise reporter and mosaic artist Anna Webb; and writer Driek Zirinnsky.

Patrons Invited to Submit Book Reviews for Online Use

The library is inviting patrons to write about what they read.
Brief book reviews – about a page in length – can be submitted to the library’s main e-mail address,, or can be mailed or hand-delivered to the library.
Include the full title of the book and the author’s name. Review writers should also provide the library with their phone number and/or e-mail in case the library has any questions. Contact information will not be included in the published review.
Patron reviews will be published on the library Facebook page, in the comments section of the catalog, and on its news blog:

Knitting, Coloring Offer Adults Chance to Create, Socialize

The Well-Knit Tale Knitting Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 2:30 p.m., April 4 and 18, in the Jameson Room. 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, April 11 and 25. The library provides coloring materials, snacks, and coffee, or bring your own.
No registration is required for either program.

Free-mo-N Train Layout Here Group’s Spring Open House

The Spring Open House for the Inland Northwest Free-mo-N model train layout will be Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, in the Community Room at the library. The open house will also include a LEGO train layout.
This is the largest operating modular train layout in North Idaho.

‘Prodigal Summer’ Next for Pageturner Book Discussion

The Pageturners Library Book Club will discuss “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver Wednesday, April 26, at 10:15 a.m., in the Community Room. The discussion will be led by author and editor Nancy Casey.
Pageturner discussions are open to any adult reader and is supported by a grant from the Friends of the Library.
The theme for this series is “Our Earth, Our Ethics.” The final book in the series, “Solace of Open Spaces,” will be discussed May 24.
The books in this series are also available in an audio format  through the ICFL’s Talking Books program, a service for people who have vision loss or a disability. 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 the books used in the series.

Food For Thought Book Club Reading ‘Big Fat Surprise’

The Food For Thought Book Club is reading “The Big Fat Surprise:  Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet,” by Nina Teicholz. The book will be discussed Wednesday, May 3, at 6 p.m. in the Gozzer Room at the library.
This books seeks to remove the stigma from a diet including meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs.
The book club is offered in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network. For a list of upcoming books, check the INWFN website: