Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Winning Writers Recognized for 2017

Winners of the 2017 Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Front row, left to right, Lydia Kirkbride, John Hersey, Brandon Goold, McKenna Crouse,
and Jossy Johnson. Second row, Adison Harrison, Tyler Hamblin, Preston Chapman, Kaylee Tedder,
Annika Baltzell, and Hattie Mei Owens. Megan White, Bryce Koontz, Alyson Ward, Cassidy Olsen,
Hayley Patin, Logan Graham, and Jessica Gates. Back row, Alahna Harrison,
Mikaela Funderburg, Rebecca Crouse, Victoria Collins, Sherry Groeschl, and Angela Chandler.
Not pictured Hanna Patin, Annie Cuentas, Brenda Bergelin, Jackson Graham, and Glenn Graham.
Winners in the 29th annual Writers Competition at the library received recognition Saturday, May 20, in a ceremony hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Cash prizes for the competition are made possible through grants provided by the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club with additional support provided by the Friends.
Entries are judged by professional writers, editors, published authors, and educators.
The Writers Competition was created by former Library Director Julie Meier in 1988 to encourage excellence in writing and reveal authors in our community.
Winners receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. In the case of ties duplicate full prizes are awarded. In addition, all entries in the competition are included in professionally bound books added to the library’s reference collection.
Winners for 2017 and their entries included:
► Nonfiction 6-8 (Two Entries): First, Lydia Ruth Kirkbride, Coeur d’Alene, “All About Phil Weidner” - Second , John Paul Hersey, Coeur d’Alene, “The Bad Horses.”
► Nonfiction 9-11: First, Adison Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Adoption” – Second, Tyler Hamblin, Hayden, “The Battle of Vicksburg” – Third, Preston Chapman, Blanchard, “Glory and Fame Never Forgotten.”
Nonfiction 12-14: First, Megan White, Coeur d’Alene, “The Thoughts of Skeletons” – Second, Bryce Koontz, Liberty Lake, Wash., “The Day My Heart Was Stolen” – Third, Alyson S. Ward, Post Falls, “My Love for Animals.”
Nonfiction 15-18: First, Hannah Patin, Hayden, “Ready … Set … Row!” - Second, Annie Cuentas, Post Falls, “Swinging Through the Seasons” – Third, Alahna Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “Legacy.”
Nonfiction 19+: First, Rebecca Crouse,
Rathdrum, “One More Day” - Second-tie, Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d’Alene, “A Requiem for Ragnar” - Second-tie, Victoria Collins, Coeur d’Alene, “When Writers Meet” – Third, Sherry Groeschl, Rathdrum, “Mr. King.”
Fiction 6-8: First, Brandon Goold, Coeur d’Alene, “Toad, the Toad” – Second, McKenna Crouse, Rathdrum, “Not Hawaii” – Third, Jossy Johnson, Coeur d’Alene, “The Quest.”
Fiction 9-11: First, Hattie Mei Owens, Coeur d’Alene, “Karate Cat” – Second, Annika Baltzell, Coeur d’Alene, “A Mission” – Third, Kaylee Tedder, Post Falls, “The Amazing Daring Derik.”
Fiction 12-14: First, Cassidy Olsen, Post Falls, “The Third Floor Window” – Second, Hayley Patin, Hayden, “Ursula: Good or Bad” – Third, Logan Graham, Hayden, “Idaho Graham and the Texts of Immortality.”
Fiction 15-18: First, Mikaela Funderburg, Coeur d’Alene, “The Left-Hand Side of the Page” – Second, Jessica Gates, Hayden, “Firebird’s Plume” – Third, Jackson Graham, Hayden, “By Delusion Enfolded.”
Fiction 19+: First, Glenn Graham, Harrison, “QA2-876” – Second, Rebecca Crouse, Rathdrum , “Around the World in Four Minutes” – Third , Angela J. Chandler, Harrison, “Recherchez Amour.”

Star Wars Event Kicks Off Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2017 kicks off with a bang with a Star Wars Day with the 501st Legion, Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The day before, on June 9, library staff will also have a booth at Family Day in the Park (City Park) where they will be handing out Reading Logs and free books.
For the Star Wars event members of the 501st Legion cosplay group will be in character to do photos with participants. The day will also feature Star Wars themed games, crafts, refreshments. Starting at 3 p.m. there will be a free screening of “The Force Awakens” (PG-13).
June 11 will be the first official week of Summer Reading for Kids and a series of special activities are planned. The theme for Summer Reading 2017 is “Build a Better World.”
On Tuesday, June 13, beginning at 1 p.m., the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be on hand for “Landscaping for Wildlife.” Children will make bird feeders using recyclables. On Wednesday, June 14, City Arborist Katie Kosanke will lead a Tubbs Hill Hike beginning at 1 p.m. from the library. Be sure to bring lots of water and your sunscreen. At 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, come to the Community Room for a free Magic Show with Magician Dick Frost.
Also, on June 13-16, the Seagraves Children’s Library will screen free movies in the Shirley Parker Storyroom, including “Moana,” Tuesday, 3-5 p.m.; “Sing,” Wednesday, 3-5 p.m.; “Middle School – the Worst Years of my
Life,” Thursday, 3-5 p.m.; and “LEGO Batman,” Friday, 1-3 p.m.
The Traveling Lantern Theater Company will present a family program on Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m. This professional troupe will present stories to excite young minds and tickle imaginations.
Families can come to the library throughout Summer Reading to pick up a reading log. Children can track the time they read – or are read to – and for each three hours of reading they can return to the library for a prize. Children who complete at least 10 hours of reading this summer will also be entered in an additional prize drawing. The final day to turn in reading times will be Sept. 2.
Any child with overdue fines on their library card who participates in Summer Reading by picking up a reading log will have those fines forgiven.
A full schedule of weekly activities will be offered in the children’s library through July 28 with a modified schedule thereafter. Registration is required for several. All programs are free. They include:
Spanish Bilingual Story Time: Mondays, 11-11:30 a.m., for ages 3-5. Learn Spanish words through stories, activities, and crafts.
My Little Pony Club: Mondays, 1-2 p.m., for ages 5-10. Meet up with My Little Pony fans, bring your favorite pony to share, and check out the “My Little Pony” books at the library.
Book Babies: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., for 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.
World Travelers Club: Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. (Registration required) For ages 8-12. Enjoy Food, festivals, and fun as we discover exotic cultures in virtual travels around the world.
Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages 3-5.
Book Club Jr.: Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. (Registration required) For ages 8-9, a bona fide book club for which you take the book home to read and return to the library for discussions and other activities.
Code Club: Wednesdays, Beginning 2-3 p.m./Continuing 3:30-5 p.m. For ages 7-11, learn coding basics on scratch and
Lunch Bunch Book Club: (Registration required) Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 10-12, a bona fide book club for which you take the book home to read and return to the library for discussions and other activities. Bring your lunch.
World Renowned Readers: Thursdays, 1-2 p.m. For ages 5-7. Stories and activities.
LEGO Club: Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. For ages 5-11, creative time with the library’s LEGO collection.
Make It & Take It Crafts: (Registration required) Fridays, 1-2 p.m. Creative projects for ages 7-12.
Reading Pals: Independent reading sessions you schedule yourself. Come to the library, pick out a Beanie Baby pal, and read out loud to it. For each 15-20 minutes of reading you earn a raffle ticket for a prize when you turn your pal back in.
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

Teens Win Prizes by Tracking Summer Reading

Young adults, ages 12 to 18, have their own Summer Reading program at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and can earn prizes by keeping track of their reading time.
Just pick up a Reading Log Bookmark at the library beginning June 1 and record your reading time. Almost any kind of reading counts - books, magazines, graphic novels, comic books, newspapers, electronic books, or even listen to e-audiobooks or books on CDs.
Any teen with overdue fines on their library card who participates in Summer Reading with a reading log will have those fines forgiven.
There are three levels of 30 hours each. As participants complete a level they can turn in their reading log to collect a prize. If they complete all three levels teen readers can select a book to keep. For every 10 hours of bonus reading beyond the third level readers are entered to receive one of three grand prizes.
“If the teens of Coeur d’Alene reach 30,000 reading hours by Aug. 31, I will throw them a big party,” said Young Adult Coordinator Talley Gaskins.
A teen Summer Reading Kickoff will be held in the library Community Room on Friday, June 9, 5-8 p.m., with food, games and free film, “Before I Fall.”
YA Summer Reading will also include Stop Motion Camp, on Mondays, June 12, 19, and 26, 3-6 p.m. Open to ages 12-18 the camp will be offered in the library's Storycatcher room on the main level. The goal is to learn about stop-motion and create a short film. The final products will be screened at the Teen Stop Motion Film Fest on Saturday, July 29.
The Library Makerspace will open in June. Teens will have a chance to test drive some of the new devices on Thursday, June 22, 4-6pm.
Other teen programs in June are:
► Creative Writing Club:  Tuesday, June 6, at 4 p.m.
► Teen Book Club: Tuesday, June 13, 4 p.m.
► Manga & Anime Club (for middle schoolers): June 20, 4 p.m.
► Manga & Anime Club (for high schoolers): June 27, 4 p.m.
► League of Legends: Each Friday at 4 p.m.
► LBGTQ Week Free Film: (For teens and adults) Friday, June 30, 5:30 p.m. “Rent” (PG-13) Snacks included.
For more information call 208-769-2315 Ext. 469 or e-mail Talley Gaskins, YA Coordinator, at

Lake City Public Library has Summer Hours, Programs
Beginning June 12, Lake City Public Library, in the high school on Ramsey Road, will have extended hours - Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.
June 1 to Aug. 31 LCPL will have its own Summer Reading program with reading logs for children and teens.
Weekly activities include:
► Storytime: For all ages, Wednesdays, 12:30-1 p.m. Includes a snack.
► LEGO Club With Robots: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.

Adults Have a Summer Reading Program, Too

Why should the kids have all the fun?
While the children and teens are tracking their reading with reading logs and attending programs, grownups can do the same with activities like these:
► Summer Reading Bingo: Come to the library and pick up your Summer Reading Bingo card. Once you complete a bingo, bring your card to the library to win a library tote bag (while supplies last).
► Knitting Club Project: The library's Well-Knit Tale Knitting Club will be making knitting backpacks and animals for Children's Village. The club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, 2:30-4 p.m. All skill levels are welcome.
► Coffee & Coloring:  Continues through the summer, second and fourth Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. Refreshments served.
► Book Reviews: Read anything good lately? After a great success last summer, the library is once again asking patrons to share their thoughts on books with each other. Come to the library to fill out a review form, and be entered in a drawing to win a gift basket.
► 1,000 Origami Cranes Project: Stop by the library this summer and contribute to our 1,000 Origami Crane Project. We will provide instructions and origami paper, all you need to do is help us fold.
► Pajamas & Books Drive: The library will host a donation drive to benefit local kids in need. Library visitors can drop off new pajamas and books all summer long. Pajamas and books for kids (ages infant to 18) need to be new and unused, and the pajamas should be a new, complete set (top and bottoms).
► Pageturner Library Book Club: Read about the June book on Page 3.
► Book Talk – Jon Mueller: The author will talk about and share images from his book, “Private Park, Public Park,” the history of City Park in Coeur d’Alene, Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m.

Frey Book Talk Looks at Native Oral Tradition

University of Idaho anthropologist and author Rodney Frey will share his latest book on Native American oral traditions during a presentation Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
“Carry Forth the Stories: An Ethnographer’s Journey into Native Oral Tradition,” has been published by Washington State University Press.
The book reflects a life-time of critical teachings as shared by Native elders with an ethnographer, relating to the power of story and empathy in how we learn and teach, and become human in a world rich with diversity, Frey said.
Frey received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology at in 1972, his master’s degree in 1974, and his doctorate in 1979, all from Colorado State University.
His other books include “Landscape Traveled by Coyote and Crane: The World of the Schitsu’umsh

(Coeur d’Alene Indians),” University of Washington Press, 2001 (reprinted with corrections, 2005); “Stories That Make the World: Oral Literature of the Indian Peoples of the Inland Northwest as told by Lawrence Aripa, Tom Yellowtail and other Elders,” University of Oklahoma Press, 1995. Paperback edition, 1999; “Eye Juggling: Seeing the World Through a Looking Glass and a Glass Pane,” University Press of America, 1994; and “The World of the Crow Indians: As Driftwood Lodges,” University of Oklahoma Press, 1987. Paperback edition, 1993.

Computer Lab Changing to New Library Makerspace

Because use of the computer lab area in the main library has declined, it will be repurposed as the Library Makerspace during June.
The space will be outfitted with work tables, tool storage, a specially equipped computer, white boards, and other features designed to inspire creativity.
A soft opening will be offered during National Week of Making June 16-22 with extended open hours for everyone to see and try out the  new technologies.

Deadlines Coming Up For  Coeur d’Con Applications

Are you interested in participating in Coeur d’Con 2017 as a vendor, artist, panelist, fan meetup organizer, or activity zone coordinator?
The deadline for applications is June 30.
If you are planning to submit fan art, the deadline is July 31.
For applications go to
Coeur d’Con will invade the library on Aug. 19.

Food For Thought Discussion Final for Rest of Summer

The Food For Thought Book Club is reading “Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of the Foods We Love” by Simran Sethi.
The book will be discussed Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. in the Gozzer Room at the library.
The book club will not meet in July and August.
The book club is offered in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network. For a list of upcoming books, check the INWFN website:

STCU June Workshops About Homebuying, Credit Scores

STCU will present two workshops on personal finances at the library during June.
A new “Homebuying 101” will be introduced Thursday, June 8, at noon.
On Wednesday, June 14, at noon STCU will offer “Protect Your Credit Score.”
Both workshops include a light meal.
Registration is required. Visits or call 855-753-0317.

Pageturners Book CluB Reading ‘The Botany of Desire’

The Pageturners Library Book Club will discuss “The Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan when it meets Wednesday, June 28, at 10:15 a.m., in the Community Room. The books have been provided through the Let’s Talk About It program at the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
Pageturner discussions are open to any adult reader. Books are available to check out at the Research and Information Desk. The book club is also supported by a grant from the Friends of the Library.

Lecture Looks at Farragut When it Was a College After the War

The second incarnation of the Farragut Naval Training Center will be discussed by regional historian Robert Singletary as his series, “Inland Northwest Milestones,” continues Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m., at the library.The June lecture looks at Farragut College and Technical Institute established at the site on Lake Pend Oreille near Bayview after WWII, but before the area became Farragut State Park.
The free lecture series is offered in partnership with the Museum of North Idaho in the Community Room, usually on the fourth Thursday of each month, except for the final program which will be presented on Nov. 30 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Subsequent programs will be:
► July 27: Coeur d’Alene Regattas.
► Aug. 24: Farming in North Idaho.
► Sept. 28: Inland Empire Electric Line.
► Oct. 26: Kirtland Cutter: Spokane’s Master Architect.
► Nov. 30: History of Skiing in North Idaho.

Book-A-Librarian Offers Personalized Tech Training

The library 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:
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.

Keep In Touch With the Library By Keeping Your Info Current

If you change your phone number, address, e-mail address or your name, 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.