07.01.2017

The Pageturners Library Book Club will discuss “Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold when it meets Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 10:15 a.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. The discussion will be led by Nancy Casey.
Pageturner discussions are open to any adult reader and is supported by a grant from the Friends of the Library.
This is the start of a new “Let’s Talk About It” series with books provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries ICFL and scholars from the Idaho Humanities Council. Additional funding is provided by US Bancorp and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
The theme for this series is “Our Earth, Our Ethics.” Other titles and discussion dates for the upcoming year include: “Desert Solitaire,” Feb. 22; “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,” March 22; “Prodigal Summer,” April 26; and “Solace of Open Spaces,” May 24.
The books in this series are also available in an audio format through the ICFL’s Talking Books program. To sign up for Talking Books, contact Barbara Brambila-Smith, the Outreach Coordinator for the library, 208-769-2315 Ext. 316. Talking Book participants can call 800-458-3271 to reserve any of the books to be used in the series.

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.

07.01.2017

LEGO-rama – the program for young Master Builders will be Saturday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Coeur d’Aalene Public Library, 702 E. Front.
“Build a Better World” is this year’s challenge theme. Competitors can create something depicting an invention or scenario that will help to make the world a better place to live. The only limit is their imaginations.
Competitors need to also write a brief background story to display with their entry. (Adults can assist younger competitors who may not be able to write yet.)
One entry per participant is allowed in the contest for ages 4 to 13. Entries must be original designs – not a LEGO or compatible brand kit – built by the participant without adult assistance. Entries are limited to a 15-by-15 inch footprint (the space it occupies on a table). Judging will be in age groups 4-7, 8-10, and 11-13.
For the fifth year, judging and this year’s program will be provided by members of the Tera Viks FIRST Robotics Club at Coeur d’Alene High School. This year’s exhibits will also include a LEGO train layout and a table of SPLAT science and technology experiments.
Entries should be built prior to being brought to the library and can be delivered to the Community Room as early as 10:30 a.m. Judging will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Certificates will be awarded in each age group. A People’s Choice award will also be made based on audience voting.
Anyone age 14 and older may display designs, but these will not be included in judging. Exhibition Category entries are also limited to a 15-by-15 inch footprint.
Complete rules are available in the Seagraves Children’s Library or online at www.cdalibrary.org.
LEGO-rama, like all youth programs at the library, is supported by the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public 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.

06.01.2017

Survey Seeks Community Ideas on Equipment, Programs

The Coeur d’Alene and Lake City public libraries are conducting a survey to determine what patrons want for makerspace equipment and programs.
A makerspace is a community-operated workspace where people with common creative interests, often in computers, technology, science, art crafts, and sewing, can meet, socialize, and collaborate.
“Our community already has an excellent – fully equipped – makerspace at Gizmo,” said Library Director Bette Ammon. “And it isn’t our plan to compete with that resource. The libraries are considering adding equipment and events to create a makerspace environment appropriate for our facilities and staff and we want to know what our patrons would like to see here.”
People can respond to the survey online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/92D3PW2 and can also fill out a paper version at the main library, 702 E. Front Ave., or at the Lake City branch in the high school on Ramsey Road.
Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 208-769-2315.

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