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The library will be among the beneficiaries of Idaho Gives on May 5.
Idaho Gives is a single day of statewide charitable giving, celebrating the diversity of nonprofit organizations and allowing people to learn about and contribute to their critical work. On May 5, thousands of people will show their support for Idaho’s nonprofits by making an online donation through the Idaho Gives website. Donations will have an even greater impact thanks to a pool of award money provided by generous sponsors and individuals.
Just go to and select the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation to receive your donation.

The fifth annual Coeur d’Alene Public Library lecture by Dr. David Adler will examine the issues surrounding presidential appointments to the US Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court: Presidential Powers and Political Pressure” will be presented Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the library Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave. The doors will open for this program at 6 p.m.
The free lecture is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Press and the Idaho Humanities Council with additional support provided by the Friends of the Library.
Adler, President of Alturas Institute, a nonprofit organization created to promote civic education and civil dialogue, has previously lectured at the library on “The Second Amendment: Fundamentals and Myths,” in 2015; “The Constitution and Religion: Origins, Challenges and Accommodations,” in 2014; “The State of the Presidency: Constitutional and Political Challenges,” in 2013; and “Holding Government Accountable,” in 2012.
Adler has taught courses on the Constitution and the Supreme Court at all three universities in Idaho. He has held the Andrus Professorship at Boise State University and the McClure Professorship at the University of Idaho, where he held a joint appointment in the College of Law and the Department of Political Science.
Previously, he was Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at Idaho State University. He remains an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law. A recipient of teaching, civic and writing awards, Adler has published in the leading journals of his field, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the Constitution, presidential power and the Bill of Rights. He has delivered more than 500 public lectures throughout Idaho and writes frequent Op-Ed pieces for newspapers across the state.
The author of more than 100 scholarly articles, essays and book chapters, Adler has published widely on the Constitution and presidential power. His books include: the two-volume work, “American Constitutional Law;” “The Constitution and the Conduct of American Foreign Policy;” “The Presidency and the Law: The Clinton Legacy;” “The Constitution and the Termination of Treaties;” and the forthcoming book: “Debating the War Powers of Congress and the President.”
His writings have been quoted and cited by federal courts, political scientists, historians and legal scholars, and invoked by both Republicans and Democrats in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. He has consulted with members of Congress from both parties on a variety of constitutional issues, including impeachment, the war power and treaty termination.
A frequent commentator on state and national events, Adler’s lectures have aired on C-Span, and he has done interviews with reporters from the New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, National Review, The Nation Magazine, Mother Jones, Fox News, NPR, NBC, CNN and the BBC. Adler has served as a member of the Board of Directors of various academic, corporate and civic organizations.
He earned a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and a doctorate from the University of Utah.
This program is made possible by the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.

Photos and stories about the first circumnavigation of the American Continents by a sailboat will be shared Friday, May 13, 7 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
“Around the Americas” will be presented by Bryce Seidl as a “Novel Destinations” program sponsored by the Library Foundation in the Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave. The presentation is free, but donations are welcome.
The voyage began in Seattle on May 31, 2009, and returned to Seattle on June 17, 2010. In between the 64-foot sailboat crossed 25,524 nautical miles (29,373 statute miles) and visited 50 ports of calls in 13 countries.
“The objective was to change the devastating trends of ocean degradation by increasing people’s understanding of human dependence on the oceans and our stake in protecting them,” Seidl said. “At each port of call we engaged students and adults in programs about the human connections to the oceans, made press presentations and fed the story to the world in daily blogs and ultimately published a beautiful book entitled ‘One Island, One Ocean: Around the Americas Aboard Ocean Watch.’”
This venture was a partnership between Sailors for the Sea in Boston and Pacific Science Center in Seattle with other collaborators.  In his role as CEO of Pacific Science Center, Seidl was involved in planning stages through completion. He joined the voyage from Lima, Peru, to the Galapagos and Costa Rica.
Images will include those all along the route from Seattle through the once frozen Northwest Passage and then south around the stormy waters of Cape Horn and back to the Pacific Northwest.
The “Novel Destinations” series was created by the Library Foundation to provide regional residents the opportunity to share photos and stories from trips around the world. Anyone interested in sharing a travelogue can contact the Foundation office at 208-769-2380 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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.