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Free computer workshops focusing on word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, social media, and e-mail will be offered through August at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Workshops will be taught by the library Information Technology Coordinator Christopher Brannon using the library’s laptop lab in the Gozzer Room. Space is limited. To reserve a seat call 208-769-2315 Ext. 456.
Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to check in and secure a seat. Seats not filled by the time the workshop begins will be given to stand-bys. All participants should have basic typing skills and a basic knowledge of computers.
Upcoming workshops include:
► Basics in Excel - Part 1: Monday, July 6, 5:30 p.m. - Have long lists of numbers or information that need taming or calculating? A spreadsheet can help. We’ll help you explore and understand the parts of the spreadsheet, basic formulas, basic formatting, and editing.
► Basics in Excel - Part 2: Monday, July 13, 5:30 p.m. - Spreadsheets do much more than crunch numbers. Join us to learn about Excel’s database functionality, creating charts and graphs, and creating formulas more efficiently on the run.
► Basics in Word: Monday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon - Gives patrons a basic understanding of how to create, edit, and format documents in a word-processing program.
► Working with Facebook:  Monday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. – As one of the most popular social networking tools on the Internet, Facebook is a great tool for finding, connecting and communicating with friends old and new.  We’ll explore the many aspects of Facebook, while pointing out important features to keep your information safe and private.  This workshop requires that you have already signed up for an e-mail and Facebook account.  If you need assistance creating accounts, please refer to our “Creating an E-mail Account” and “Creating a Facebook Account” brochures.
► Basics in Publisher: Monday, Aug. 10, 5:30 p.m. - Have a quick project, such as creating a sign or business card? Need to whip up a quick brochure? You might want to create your project in Publisher. Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing program which makes creating signs, cards, banners, brochures, business cards, and other types of documents a quick task, not a chore.
► Working with E-mail: Monday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. - E-mailing has become an important tool in today’s communication, both at home and at work.  Together we will go over the basic skills necessary to send and receive e-mails, and other common tasks.  All examples are done in Yahoo! mail. This workshop requires that you have already signed up for an e-mail account.  If you need assistance creating an account, please refer to our “Creating an E-mail Account” brochure.
► Using E-Books and E-Audiobooks: Monday, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m. - Do you have questions about how to get started using your personal device or computer to read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks?  This workshop will cover the basics on what it will take to get started reading or listening to CIN's OverDrive collection.

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.”