15.09.2017

The Inland Empire Electric Line will be the subject of Inland Northwest Milestones Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Regional historian Robert Singletary, program and marketing director for the Museum of North Idaho is the presenter for this series which examines the people and developments that influenced regional history.
The free lecture series is offered 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.
Additional programs in the Milestones series will be:
► Oct. 26: Kirtland Cutter: Spokane’s Master Architect.
► Nov. 30: History of Skiing in North Idaho.
The Museum of North Idaho is located at 115 Northwest Blvd., in front of City Park, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.

15.09.2017

Are you curious about the library’s newest feature – the Make-It Lab? Here’s a chance to check it out with a fun project.
Come to the Make-It Lab, on the south end of the main library, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn to make paper flowers, a quick simple inexpensive way to decorate your living space.
The Lab opened in August and is a place for people with similar interests, including computing and technology, to gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge.
Patrons are welcome to use any of the materials in the lab to create projects. To use the power tools and sewing machine in the space, users need to sign a waiver. The waiver will need to be signed by a parent or guardian for users under 18, and unaccompanied young children will not be allowed in the space.
Tools in the lab include such items as a sewing machine, Cricut, a button maker, hand tools, and a die cutter. Tech will include Makey-Makey, Edison bots, Easy Circuits, and a stop-motion lab. The space  also has a dedicated computer.
The space is open during regular library hours, but projects need to be completed a half-hour before the library closes. Completed projects can be taken home, but all tools and raw materials remain in the lab.
The lab is supported by the Make It At the Library Project through the Idaho Commission for Libraries with additional support from the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.

14.09.2017

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will host a book launch for “Beauty and the Beak,” a children’s nonfiction book about the effort to help a bald eagle that lost its beak in an illegal shooting, Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. A second program will begin at 12 p.m.
The free programs will also feature live birds from Birds of Prey Northwest (BPN) in St. Maries.
Written by Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp, BPN president and executive director, “Beauty and the Beak” relates through words and pictures how the eagle was rescued and received a pioneering 3D-printed prosthetic beak. During the months of engineering and surgery the eagle was hand fed and provided water before she could again feed and drink on her own.
This book will resonate with stories of other animals endangered or in need, and with stories of humans, from young children to military veterans, in need of prosthetic limbs, who are being given new lives with state-of-the-art devices.
The book includes expanded information about bald eagles as a top predator species, their near extinction in most of the U.S., their successful reintroduction back into the wild, and efforts to conserve this critical raptor species today.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase for signing.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.

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