Pageturners Group Reading ‘Balsamroot’
The Pageturners Library Book Club is reading “Balsamroot” a memoir by Mary Clearman Blew.
The discussion will be led by Nancy Casey on Aug. 26, at 10:15 a.m.
Pageturners discussions – held the fourth Wednesday of each month except December – are free and open to any adult reader. Books and discussion materials will be available to check out at the library’s Research and Information Desk.
Copies of the August book are provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries through its Let’s Talk About It program The book club is supported by the Friends of the Library.
Upcoming books and discussions include:
► Sept. 23: “Carry Me Home” by Diane McWhorter, George Sayler discussion leader.
► Oct. 28: “Blackberry Wine” by JoAnne Harris, Dr. Virginia Johnson discussion leader. Harris is the speaker for this year's Idaho Humanities lecture in Coeur d'Alene.
► Nov. 25: “The Enders Hotel” by Brandon Schrand, Kathleen Sayler discussion leader.

Food For Thought Book Club Resumes
The Food for Thought Book Club resumes meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Gozzer Room at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The book to be discussed at the September session will be “Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids.” by Anne K. Fishel.
The Family Dinner Projects co-founder and team member, Fishel is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Family and Couples Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
She has lectured and written about the benefits of family meals, including her popular “Food for Thought” column at
Upcoming discussions and titles for the group include:
► Oct. 7: “Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms can Help Save the World,” by Paul Stamets.
► Nov. 4: “Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us,” by Daphine Miller.
► Dec. 2: “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” by Barbara Kingsolver.
The Book Club, in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network, meets on the first Wednesday of each month and is open to anyone interested in food and all things food related.
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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.

Need to print an airline boarding pass but your printer at home is out of toner? Are you at the library and have a document on your smart phone, laptop, or tablet that you would like to print?
No problem.
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library has recently added a new capability – wireless and remote printing services.
“This is something patrons and visitors have been asking for since we opened the new building,” commented Christopher Brannon, Information Technology Coordinator for the library. “We are very pleased to finally provide that service.”
The new capability has been funded by The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
The service works in three ways:
► From an Internet-equipped device in the library or any remote location access the library website – – and click the SERVICES link and the link for Printing or go directly to The user will then be asked to provide an e-mail address and to select the document to be printed.
► Documents can be e-mailed from any location to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for black and white or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for color printing by adding the documents as attachments.
► From iOS or Android devices upload the PrinterOn app. Once installed, tap the QR button to scan the QR codes on the special bookmarks at the library to add its printers to your device then print as you normally would.
Printing can be picked up at the library during open hours the day it is sent. Black and white copies are 10 cents per page and color copies are 20 cents a page. The print-release station is located at the Research and Information Desk. Print jobs that are not picked up are automatically deleted from the system. Printing is limited to letter-size pages printed on one side and $10 of printing per project.

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.




Winners of the 2015 Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library include: Front row, left to right, Hannah Stowe, Emma Hersey, Lucy Schenkenberger, Jessalyn Adams, Jordan Privett, Joshua Bobbit, Jeffrey Olmo, and Katerina Nixon. Second row, Toby Tabladillo, Hope Nettleton, Emberlyn Reynolds, Emma Hoit, Jessica Gates, Lilyan Jo Feeback, Kateri Klaske, Mikaela Funderberg, Elizabeth Marcinkowski, and Jackson Graham. Third row Marge Huntington, Nicole Luttman, and Rebecca Crouse. Not pictured are Makani Tran, Jenna Gardiner, Kate Toews, Bendi Schrambach, and Brenda Bergelin.

Winners in the 27th annual Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library received recognition Saturday, May 16, in a ceremony hosted by the Friends of the Library.
The Friends along with the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club provide financial support for the cash prizes provided to the winners along with their certificates.
Winners receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. In the case of ties duplicate prizes are awarded. In addition, all entries in the competition are included in professionally bound books added to the library’s reference collection.
Winners for 2015 and their entries included:
►Nonfiction 6-8: First, Hannah Stowe, Coeur d'Alene, “Our Dogs;” Second, Emma Hersey, Coeur d'Alene, “The Farm;”  Third, Makani Tran, Hayden, “Bolivia and the United States of America.”
Nonfiction 9-11: First (tie),  Katerina Nixon, Spokane, “Family Recipes;” First (tie), Jeffrey Olmo, Hauser, “Incredible Endurance; ” Second, Emma Hoit, Hayden, “The Story of Andy; ” Third, Joshua Bobbit, Hayden, “The Mystery of the Lost Shepherd.”
Nonfiction 12-14: First, Nicholas Olmo, Hauser, “The General Arnold;” Second, Jenna Gardiner, Post Falls, “Treaty Rock: Where Two Cultures Came Together;” Third, Toby Tabladillo, Coeur d'Alene, “Stand for God and the Eagle!”
Nonfiction 15-18: First, Kateri Klaske, Harrison, “Capsized on Kilbuck Creek;” Second    , Lilyan Jo Feeback, Libby, Mont., “Saved By the Pie; ” Third, KateToews, Coeur d'Alene, “Trapped.”
Nonfiction 19-Plus: First, Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d'Alene, “This is How You Get Run Over By a Car;” Second, Bendi Schrambach, Hayden, “The Other Woman;” Third, Marge    Huntington, Spokane Valley, “Keeping Secrets.”
Fiction 6-8: First, Jordan Privett, Coeur d'Alene, “The  Perfect Horse;” Second, Jessalynn Adams, Coeur d'Alene, “Diary of a Tomato;” Third, Lucy Schenkenberger, Rathdrum, “Making Friends with Monsters.”
Fiction 9-11: First, Emberlyn Reynolds, Coeur d'Alene, “My Life as a Leaf;” Second, Jeffrey Olmo, Hauser, “The Peril of Pearl Harbor;” Third, Hope Nettleton, Athol, “No Place Like My Own Castle.”
Fiction 12-14: First, Jessica Gates, Hayden, “Love Conquers All;” Second, Nicholas Olmo, Hauser, “Infiltration;” Third, Jessica Gates, Hayden, “The Lightning Stallion.”
Fiction 15-18: First, Jackson Graham, Hayden, “Honor Before Prejudice;” Second, Elizabeth Marcinkowski, Spokane, “One Hour;” Third, Mikaela Funderburg, Coeur d'Alene, “An Afternoon with Hitler.”
Fiction 19-Plus: First, Rebecca Crouse, Post Falls, “One Lady's Camellia;” Second (tie)    , Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d'Alene, “A Feast of Bad JuJu;” Second (tie), Nicole Luttman, Post Falls, “The Christening of Soggy Perkins:” Third, Brett McHaffie, Liberty Lake, “The Decision.”