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Stories to Mark American Indian Heritage Month

Fifth-graders from the Sorensen Magnet School read
“The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush,” one of two stories presented
as part of the library’s StoryWalk project in McEuen Park.
In honor of American Indian Heritage Month in November, the library will have two programs featuring Grandmother Tales from Sarai Mays, Indian Education Coordinator for Coeur d'Alene School District 271. Attendees will hear stories, make a dreamcatcher, and snack on maple popcorn.
The programs will be Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Both programs will be in the Shirley Parker Storyroom in the Children’s Library.
The library has also installed a StoryWalk exhibit in McEuen Park adjacent to the library that features two Native American stories.
The Pageturners Library Book Club will read and discuss “Love Medicine,” by Louise Erdrich. The discussion will be Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10:15 a.m. Pageturner discussions are open to all adult readers. Copies of the book will be available at the Research and Information Desk. Books have been provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
The Pageturners do not meet in December.
The upcoming benefit for the Coeur d’Alene Library Foundation, the BZN Film Rodeo, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m., includes the feature film, “Mankiller,” the story of Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief for the Cherokee Nation.
Tickets for the film festival are $15 apiece and will be available at the door. Admission includes popcorn and other snacks and a no-host beer and wine bar is available.

Program Sets 1K-PreK Reading Goal for Families

Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the library.
The free program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. Registration opens Nov 1.
In celebration of Idaho Family Reading Week, local author Donna Bain presents her book “In the Soft Moonlight - Haiku Poetry for Children of All Ages,” Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4-5 p.m. Learn to write your own haiku during this author talk and workshop.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no children’s programs at the main library Nov. 19-21, and the libraries will be closed Nov. 22 and 23. LEGO Club at the Lake City Public Library will be offered at its usual 4 p.m. time on Nov. 20. Lake City will be closed Nov. 21.
The regular library Fall Reading Programs include:
► Family Storytime: Mondays, 4-5 p.m. Stories and a craft for the whole family.
► Book Babies Lapsit:  Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., for children ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.
► Toddler Time Music & Motion: Tuesdays, 11-11:30 a.m., fun, songs, movement, and a story for 2-3 year olds.
► Stay & Play: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., after Toddler Time and Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. after Book Babies, families can stay for fun and socializing.
► Lake City LEGO Club: Tuesdays, 4 p.m., at the Lake City Public Library in the high school on Ramsey Road.
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., stories and a craft geared to ages 3-5.
► Code Club: Wednesday, 4 p.m., learn coding basics with robots and video games. For ages 7-12.
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4 p.m., free play with the library’s huge collection of LEGOs. Generally for ages 5 -11.
Children and teens younger than 18 are no longer charged late fees. Patrons of all ages are still responsible for lost items. 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 The Branch Manager for Lake City is JD Smithson, and she can be reached at 208-763- 0814 or

Film Rodeo Riding Into Town for Library Foundation

The BZN Film Rodeo is coming to Coeur d’Alene to benefit the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
The screening on Friday, Nov. 9, will feature award winners for the 2018 BZN International Film Festival including three short films and the feature documentary “Mankiller.”
The films will be screened in the Community Room at the library. Tickets will be available at the door for $15. The doors open at 6:30. Popcorn and treats and a no-host wine and beer bar will be provided.
BZN Film Rodeo is the traveling exhibition for the Bozeman Film Celebration, now in its second year in south central Montana, serving as a platform for independent filmmaking and creative expression, and supporting emerging and established voices.
Organizers said the BZN International Film Festival spotlights women filmmakers, writers, directors, actors and producers who understand that film is a powerful medium to convey their dreams and passions — and who are ready to take the helm, pioneering projects to change current statistics and elevate women’s visions and voices.
The idea of the festival was conceived about a year-and-a-half ago, and the inaugural festival was held this past June. Plans for a second festival are already underway, and the dates are set for June 6-9, 2019. The BZN International Film Festival was started by Beth Ann Kennedy, artistic director with the support of Executive Producer George Dorsey.
“Mankiller” – the Spirit Award winner - is the story of an American legend, Wilma Mankiller, who overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985.
The film was directed by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl and produced by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl and  Gale Anne Hurd. The film has a run time of 73 mins.
The feature will be preceded by three shorts:
► “Where the Wild Things Play,” Narrative Short Winner, directed and written by Krystle Wright. There’s a revolving conversation of asking why aren’t there more females in the adventure industry whether it’s big mountain skiing, filmmakers, big wall climbers and so forth. Well it’s about time we found out. Run time, 4 minutes.
► “Drawback,” Documentary Short Winner, directed, written, and produced by Colter Olmstead, the story of a young bowhunter as she journeys out on her first hunting experience. Run time, 2.8 minutes.
► “Deux Mains,” (“With My Own Two Hands”), directed and written by Michael Barocas, a poetic expression of the human experience told through hands. Run time, 2 minutes.

Teens Can be Part of a Worldwide Gaming Event

Be a part of a worldwide event with International Games Day at the library on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Community Room.
For ages 12 and up, play Switch games, League of Legends, or board games. Snacks will be provided.
On Friday, Nov. 30, enjoy a free Teen Movie, beginning at 6 p.m. Watch two of Marvel’s smallest superheroes on the big screen, “Antman and the Wasp,” (PG-13) while enjoying popcorn and refreshments.
Other weekly programs for November include:
► Teen Makerverse: Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Room. There’s a universe of different making opportunities at the library –3 D printing, art, writing, jewelry-making, sewing, video game creation, and so much more. Basically, this is a creative hangout time. Come enjoy the social making atmosphere. In honor of National Novel Writing Month teens can use this time to work on their novel during November.
► Drone Club: Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Community Room. A four-part program for ages 8 to 18 meeting only Nov 14 this month.
► Teen D&D: Thursdays, 4-6p.m. in the Gozzer Room. Be part of an epic campaign. Have grand fantasy adventures, using your imagination, strategic skills, and the power of teamwork. Beginners welcome.
► Library League of Legends:  Fridays 4-5:30 p.m.  in the Shirley Parker Story Room. Play the online game "League of Legends" with other teens. Bring your own laptop, or borrow one of ours. Snacks provided.
For more information contact Angela Flock at 208-769-2315 Ext. 463 or by e-mail at

Winners of Pumpkin Decorating Named

The winners of the library’s pumpkin decorating contest were Child: Kailee Beck; Teens: Loren and Lilah Roberts; and Adult: Rachel Hazard.
Pumpkins were provided by the City of Coeur d’Alene’s Compost Facility and were grown in Coeur d’Green, the city’s own soil enhancement product. Decorating supplies were provided by a grant from the Friends of the Library.

Loren and Lilah Roberts

Kailee Beck

Library Hosts Inland Northwest Free-Mo-N Fall Open House

The library will host the Fall Open House for the Inland Northwest Free-mo-N model railroad group Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The group boasts the largest operating modular train layout in North Idaho and it will be set up in the Community Room. The exhibit is free.
The Inland Northwest Free-mo-N group was begun in March 2015 and Models in the n scale – 1:160 inches.

Library Schedules Changed due to Veterans Day, Thanksgiving

The Coeur d’Alene and the Lake City public libraries will be closed due to two holidays in November.
The libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday, Nov. 11 and 12, for Veterans Day. On Nov. 21 the main library will close at 5 p.m. and Lake City Public Library will be closed. The libraries will also be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, for Thanksgiving.
When the libraries are closed many library resources are still available through the websites: and
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.

Milestones Series on Lake City Has Two Programs in November

The new series of Inland Northwest Milestones at the library, based on material researched for Robert Singletary’s upcoming book, “Coeur d’Alene: Beautiful and Progressive, 1887-1990,” will have two programs in November.
The Wednesday, Nov. 7, presentation will be “The Timber Boom, then World War I” followed on Thursday, Nov. 29, by “The Dynamic ’20s.”
Singletary, is a regional historian and Program and Marketing Director for the Museum of North Idaho, the library’s partner for this series. 

Jack Nisbet Bringing New Book to Author Talk

Author, naturalist, and historian Jack Nisbet will discuss his book, “The Dreamer and the Doctor: A Forest Lover and a Physician on the Edge of the Frontier,” Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the library.
A Spokane-based teacher and naturalist Nisbet is the author of several books that explore the human and natural history of the Intermountain West, including the story collection “Purple Flat Top and Singing Grass Burning Sage,” an illustrated exploration of the flora and fauna of the dry side of the Cascade Range. His essay book “Visible Bones” won awards from the Washington State Library Association and the Seattle Times.
Since 1994, Nisbet has worked extensively on Northwest fur agent and geographer David Thompson. He has also produced two books that detail Thompson’s travels and cartography west of the Continental Divide: “Sources of the River” and “The Mapmaker’s Eye.”
“The Dreamer and the Doctor” is about John and Carrie Leiberg, who lived in North Idaho in the 1880s and ’90s and passed through Coeur d’Alene many times. Carrie Leiberg is the doctor and John Leiberg was a Swedish-born naturalist.
This presentation is in partnership with The Well-Read Moose. The program is funded in part by the Friends of the Library.

Local Favorite Novels Are Harry Potter Series

When the votes were all counted in the PBS Great American Read Tuesday night, America’s favorite novel was declared to be “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
Voters at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library ranked it fourth and gave top honors to the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling, with 67 votes.
In all, 304 votes were cast at the library. The other top-ten novels were:
2. “Left Behind,” 54 votes.
3. “The Chronicles of Narnia,” 30 votes.
4. “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Pride & Prejudice,” 12 votes each.
5. “Gone With The Wind,” 11 votes.
6. “Little Women” and “The Book Thief,” 7 votes each.
7. “Outlander, 6 votes.
8. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” 5 votes.
9. “1984,” “Anne of Green Gables,” “Rebecca,” “The Alchemist,” “The Great Gatsby,” 4 votes   each.
10. “A Prayer for Owen Meany,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Jane Eyre,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Lord of the Rings,” “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “The Help,” “The Hunger Games,” “Wuthering Heights,” 3 votes each.
The list of books in the national vote in order of popularity can be found here:

Library Holiday Craft Fair Features Locally Made Items

The annual Holiday Library Craft Fair is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Community Room and the lower level of the library.
The fair features locally made handcrafts and art.
A portion of each sale benefits the Friends of the Library.
For vendor information contact David Townsend at

Adult Activities Offer Chances for Creativity, Conversation

The Well-Knit Tale Knitting Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month – Nov. 6 and 20 – at 2:30 p.m. in the Jameson Room.
All skill levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome. Materials and refreshments are provided.
Coffee and Coloring for adults meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month, Nov. 13 and 27, at 10 a.m.
Drawing materials and refreshments are provided, or bring your own.

Book Club Will Chew the Fat About the History of Butter

The Food For Thought Book Club is reading “Butter: A Rich History” by Elaine Khosrova, and it will be discussed, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m., in the Gozzer Room.
After traveling across three continents to stalk the modern story of butter, award-winning food writer and former pastry chef Khosrova serves up a story as rich, textured, and culturally relevant as butter itself.
For more information visit

Santa is Coming to Town Dec. 8 to Sing with Mudgy & Mudgy

Join the fun Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m., at the library with a special family activity, the 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 lot behind City Hall and through the lower entrance.
Susan Nipp, author of the “Mudgy & Millie” books will lead the singing with some help from her characters, St. Nick, and some other friends.
The author and sculptor Terry Lee will sign copies of the “Mudgy & Millie” books. Santa and the characters will be available for photos.