Join the fun Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library with a special family activity, the third 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 behind City Hall and through the lower entrance.
Children's author Susan Nipp, creator of the “Mudgy & Millie” book and the nationally known “Wee Sing” series of books and music, will lead the children in singing some holiday favorites.
Mudgy Moose and Millie Mouse will be on hand along with Santa Claus and they will be available after the music for informal photos -- so be sure to bring your cameras.
Nipp and sculptor Terry Lee, who created the bronze statues along the Mudgy Trail, will also sign copies of “Mudgy & Millie.”
The book, which also features the illustrations of Charles Reasoner, was first published in 2008 with its royalties and those for “Mudgy & Millie” merchandise going to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation. Its release coincided with the unveiling of Lee’s bronzes and the opening of the 2.5-mile trail in cooperation with the City of Coeur d’Alene.
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.
The Food For Though Book Club at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library has established its menu of discussions for the next three months.
Presented in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network, the book club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the library’s Gozzer Room, 702 E. Front Ave., and is open to anyone interested in growing, consuming, or the science of food.
Upcoming discussions will include:
► Dec. 3: “Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit” by Barry Estabrook. (This is the University of Idaho Common Read for this year.)
► Jan. 7: “The Science of Cooking” by Peter Barham, understanding the chemistry and physics of cooking should lead to improvements in the kitchen.
► Feb. 4: “Everyday in Tuscany” by Frances Mayes, dozens of delicious recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden in Italy.
To check on the availability of these titles visit the library’s online catalog at: http://catalog.cin.bywatersolutions.com/
The Pageturners Library Book Club is reading “Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior,” by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson.
The discussion will be led by Denise Clark on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 10:15 a.m. in the Community Room. Book club discussions are open to any adult reader. Copies of the book are available to check out at the Research and Information Desk.
The Pageturners do not meet in December. The group begins a new Let’s Talk About it series in January with a biographies and autobiographies theme. Books are provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and discussion leaders by the Idaho Humanities Council.