The Pageturners Library Book Club is currently reading “Atonement,” by Ian McEwan. The book will be discussed July 23 with scholar Dr. Patrick Query leading the discussion.
Query is Associate Professor of English at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he has taught since 2006. He earned his doctorate at Loyola University Chicago. He specializes in 20th-century British and Irish literature.
The book club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, except for December, at 10:15 a.m. in the Community Room. Discussions are free and open to any adult reader.
Copies of the books are available for checkout at the Research and Information Desk.
Books for the rest of 2014 include:
► Aug. 27: “My Year of Meats,” by Ruth Ozeki - Discussion Leader: TBA.
► Sept. 24: “Citizen Vince,” by Jess Walter (North Idaho Reads 2014 author and Idaho Humanities Banquet Scholar) - Discussion Leader: Erin Davis.
► Oct. 22: “Ruby Ridge: the Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family,” by Jess Walter - Discussion Leader: Norm Gissell.
► Nov. 26: “Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior,” by Temple Grandin- Discussion Leader: Denise Clark.
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.
Robert S. West, M.D., the physician-coroner for Kootenai County from 1970 to 2011 will discuss his new book, “It Can (And Does) Happen Here” at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Sunday, July 13, beginning at 5 p.m.
This free after-hours Book Talk event is sponsored by the Library Foundation in the Community Room at the library 702 E. Front Ave. Signed copies of the book will be available with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Library Foundation.
A native of North Dakota who was trained as a surgeon at Harvard, West is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He practiced surgery while fulfilling coroner duties in Kootenai County and raised five children with his wife, Martha.
In his book West relates some of his experiences and also explores the shortcomings of the coroner/medical examiner system and how it can be improved.
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 20-769-2315.
Beginning July 5 the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will be open more hours on the weekends.
The new hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The library is currently open noon to 4 p.m. both days.
“This is something the patrons have told us they wanted and something our Board of Trustees and staff have wanted us to do for a long time,” said Library Director Bette Ammon. “We know how much the community depends on the library and not everyone can get here during the week.”
She also noted that Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer and members of the City Council had expressed interest in seeing the library’s weekend hours extended.
“I’m thrilled that we were able to work out a plan to extend weekend library hours, making it even more convenient for citizens to enjoy the facility and all it has to offer,” Widmyer said.
The weekday hours remain the same: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.