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 NaNoWriMo.org.
C-SPAN is coming to Coeur d’Alene and they want to talk to local authors, book club members, and others with literary and history interests.
In partnership with Time Warner Cable, Mayor Sandi Bloem and the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will welcome C-SPAN to town on Monday, November 4 at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library as they kick off a visit to record and feature the city’s history and literary life.
At Monday’s event, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network during their weeklong stay. During their time in Coeur d’Alene, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community and educational outreach.
The stories gathered by the video crews will later be shown on nonfiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Time Warner Cable channel 18) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Time Warner Cable channel 118) during C-SPAN’s special Coeur d'Alene weekend Dec. 7-8.
For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and the C-SPAN Cities Tour Twitter page.