The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will be your main source for financial advice during Money Smart Week, April 23-29.
Patrons visiting the library can enter to win a Money Smart gift basket, including a financial-planning binder.
A highlight of Money Smart Week is a presentation by author and TV personality Jeff Yeager on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.
Yeager spent 24 years as a CEO and senior executive managing national nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C., before launching his current career as a freelance writer, public speaker, and media personality in 2004.  First dubbed the “Ultimate Cheapskate” by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show where Yeager occasionally appears as a guest correspondent, he specializes in an offbeat blend of original humor and practical advice for living a better life by spending and consuming less. 
He is the author of four popular books about frugal living, including his most recent, “How to Retire the Cheapskate Way.” He is AARP’s official Savings Expert, writing for AARP’s publications and hosting a weekly web show on YouTube – “The Cheap Life”  – which is also produced by AARP.  He has appeared on more than 500 radio and TV shows on most major networks, and was an original cast member on TLC’s hit reality show “Extreme Cheapskates.”
He lives in Accokeek, Md., with his wife, Denise, and his beloved compost pile, Gomer. His website is www.UltimateCheapskate.com.
Yeager’s presentation is made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Library.
Other free Money Smart programs include:
Estate Planning: Monday, April 24, 6-7 p.m. A seminar by attorney M. Gregory Embrey.
Bullet Journaling & Budgeting Craft: Monday, April 24, 4 p.m. Teens will learn how create attractive and fun journals to help keep themselves organized.

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.


Happiness may be a warm puppy, but the Well-Knit Tale Knitting Club at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library wants to create something to keep that puppy warm.
Participants are knitting/crocheting blankets for the shelter animals at the Kootenai Humane Society during March.
Anyone is welcome to join the club Tuesdays, March 7 and 21, 2:30-4 p.m., in the Jameson Room to work on the blankets. All skill levels for knitting and crocheting welcome. Bring yarn, needles, patterns, and projects if you have them. Refreshments will be provided.
You can also knit/crochet blankets at home and then drop them off at the library.
The blankets will be given to the Humane Society and will go home with pets as they are adopted to provide something with which they are familiar
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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 events, developments, and people who have shaped the history of our region will be examined through a series of programs sponsored by the Museum of North Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene Public Library through November.
Historian Robert Singletary will present the next program in the “Inland Northwest Milestones” series Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. with information and images from Spokane’s Natatorium Park.
Natatorium Park began as a trolley park, one of many that sprung up across the country. These parks were often owned by the trolley lines, and were placed at the end of the tracks to give riders a reason to ride.
Initially named Twickenham Park after a housing development of the same name, the park's first attraction was a first-class baseball diamond that went into service on July 18, 1889. Soon after, a hotel and casino were added to create additional interest in the park beyond the sporting events that took place there.
The park also featured a beautifully landscaped garden and picnic grounds, along with a lily pond and an elaborate outdoor fountain in its setting on the bank of the Spokane River. More attractions were added over the years to keep interest in the park alive. Numerous zoo animals were brought in, top-name performers were brought in to entertain the crowds, the grounds were turned into a park setting, and amusement rides were added to the park. Reduced interest and smaller turnouts caused Natatorium to be closed for good after its 1967 season.
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.
Singletary will step away from the lectern on April 27 when songwriter and storyteller Tracy Morrison will present “Idaho Women: Stories and Folksongs.” This program is made possible through the support of the Speakers Bureau at the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Local support is provided by the Friends of the Library.
Additional programs in the Milestones series will be:
May 25: The Military in North Idaho.
June 22: Farragut College and Technical Institute.
July 27: Coeur d’Alene Regattas.
Aug. 24: Farming in North Idaho.
Sept. 28: Inland Empire Electric Line.
Oct. 26: Kirtland Cutter: Spokane’s Master Architect.
Nov. 30: History of Skiing in North Idaho.

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.