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The third annual lecture by Dr. David Adler at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library was recorded and the DVD can now be checked out at the library.
“The Constitution and Religion: Origins, Challenges and Accommodations,” presented by the Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, has also been scheduled to air on the city’s local access channel, CDA-TV.
The Channel 19 screenings for the immediate future will include Sunday and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.; Monday and Friday, 2:30 a.m.; and Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Schedules are subject to change.
Four copies of the DVD have been added to the library collection and can be checked out for a week.
The video was produced when Adler spoke at the library on May 8. Adler’s appearance was made possible by the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities. The program was also sponsored the Coeur d’Alene Press and the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
CDA-TV provides live and recorded coverage of public meetings and other information of interest to the residents of Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho.

The Pageturners Library Book Club will discuss “A Briefer History of Time” by Stephen Hawking, when it meets Wednesday, May 28  at 10:15 a.m., in the Community Room. Scholar Nancy Casey will lead the discussion.
This is the final book in the current series 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 series is based on the theme “The Humanity of Science and Technology.”
All 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. All discussions begin at 10:15 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. There is no discussion in December.

The books and other materials for the reading series, “Wilderness Considered,” can now be checked out at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The first scholar-led discussion will be “Wilderness Imagined,” on Wednesday, May 14, in the library Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., with Dr. Alan Marshal, Anthropology Professor Emeritus, Lewis-Clark State College at Lewiston.
The reading materials and discussion leaders have been provided by the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The series was created in observance of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act.
There is no charge to participate and discussions will be open to the public whether or not attendees have read the books and essays. The books for the series include: “American Wilderness: A New History,” edited by Michael Lewis, Oxford University Press, 2007, and “Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter Alone in the Wilderness, by Pete Fromm, Picador Press, 2003.
Up to 25 copies of the books and binder of related essays are available and should be checked out no later than May 9. Participants will need to have a valid library card.
Subsequent discussions – all on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. – and their discussion leaders include:
  ► May 21: “Wilderness Pursued,” Dr. Jennifer Ladino, University of Idaho English Department.
  ► June 4: “Wilderness Framed,” Dr. Adam Sowards, University of Idaho History Department.
  ► June 11: “Wilderness Guarded,” Dr. Jennifer Ladino.
  ► June 18: “Wilderness Brought Home,” Dr. Scott Slovic, University of Idaho English Department.
Information: David Townsend, library communications coordinator, 208-769-2315 Ext. 426, or e-mail 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.

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