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The library, along with all other offices of the City of Coeur d'Alene, will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, in observance of Thanksgiving.
When the library is closed many services are available through the library website:
Patrons can log on to check due dates for checkouts, to browse the catalog, and to reserve items. E-books and E-audio books can be downloaded using the OverDrive system. And MP3 music can be download and owned legally using the Freegal system.
Other online resources include reference materials, newspaper and magazine back issues, travel guides, auto repair manuals, career training and job search sites, and practice tests.
Some online resources do require a user name and/or password. These can be obtained by calling or visiting the library during open hours.

The Pageturners Library Book Club at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will discuss several different books when it meets Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 10:15 a.m. in the Community Room.
Members are asked to bring in and review books that would make good holiday gifts. The club does not meet during December.
Beginning in January, however, the Pageturners will begin a new series of books as part of the Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) program with books provided by Idaho Commission for Libraries.
LTAI provides 25 copies of each of the books to be discussed by scholars provided by the Idaho Humanities Council. The program is also sponsored by the US Bancorp Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The local book club also receives funding from the Friends of the Library.
The new series is based on the theme “The Humanity of Science and Technology.” All discussions begin at 10:15 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. Discussion dates, titles, authors, and discussion scholars include:
►Jan. 22: “Born in Africa” by Martin Meredith, Nancy Casey.
►Feb. 26: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, Gary Williams.
►March 26: “Physics of the Impossible” by Michio Kaku, Nancy Casey.
►April 23: “The Control of Nature” by John McPhee, Jennifer Ladino.
►May 28: “A Briefer History of Time” by Stephen Hawking.
All Pageturner Library Book Club discussions are open to any adult reader at no charge and no registration is required.
Books, along with discussion materials, can be checked out by visiting the library’s Research and Information Desk.

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.

Do you enjoy reading novels? Ever thought about writing one?
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., is giving teens the time and space to give novel writing a try with a series of “Write-Ins.” Young Adults, ages 12-18 are invited to come to the library where laptops, noveling worksheets, and encouragement will be provided along with coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and snacks.
The library’s laptop lab will be set up in the Gozzer Room for the program that will kick off Friday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. Subsequent sessions are scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5; Thursday, Nov. 14; and Friday, Nov. 22. The activity will wrap up on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2-4 p.m.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) happens every November with the challenge to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. The word-count goal for the adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals. In 2012, more than 300,000 adults participated and 80,000 young writers participated through the YWP.” For more information visit

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