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.
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.
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.
Two 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, at 3 p.m., 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. We provide the materials and the coffee, or bring your own.
No registration is required for either program.