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Join the fun Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m., at the library with a special family activity, the second annual “Holiday Sing-Along With Mudgy and Santa.”
The free program will be in the Community Room on the lower level. Easiest access will be from the lower parking behind City Hall and through the lower entrance.
Children's author Susan Nipp, creator of the “Mudgy & Millie” book and the nationally known “Wee Sing” series of books and music, will lead the children in singing some holiday favorites.
Mudgy Moose and Millie Mouse will be on hand along with Santa Claus and they will be available after the music for informal photos -- so be sure to bring your cameras.
Nipp and sculptor Terry Lee, who created the bronze statues along the Mudgy Trail, will also sign copies of “Mudgy & Millie.”
The book, which also features the illustrations of Charles Reasoner, was first published in 2008 with its royalties and those for “Mudgy & Millie” merchandise going to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation. Its release coincided with the unveiling of Lee’s bronzes and the opening of the 2.5-mile trail in cooperation with the City of Coeur d’Alene.
Information: 208-769-2380.

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.

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library is filled with stories – printed words, recorded sounds, and digitized images.
A new program, inspired by artists, traditional storytellers, and public radio’s StoryCorps program is coming to Coeur d’Alene sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Library Foundation.
The “StoryCatcher Project” will take place in a permanent recording studio in the library. It is an expansion of artist Barbara Mueller’s creation of “Portrait of a Town” – the photos of area residents on display for the past year in the Sherman Avenue park with accompanying interviews accessible on the Internet.
A study room at the library – referred to as the “Lodge of the Storyteller” by Coeur d’Alene Tribe members at its groundbreaking ceremony – is currently undergoing a transformation by local artists Mary Dee and Allen Dodge. The exterior will be decorated to resemble the entrance to a lodge, and the interior will reflect murals depicting mythological symbols of storytelling used in the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s traditions.

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The library, along with all other offices of the City of Coeur d'Alene, will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, in observance of Thanksgiving.
When the library is closed many services are available through the library website: www.cdalibrary.org.
Patrons can log on to check due dates for checkouts, to browse the catalog, and to reserve items. E-books and E-audio books can be downloaded using the OverDrive system. And MP3 music can be download and owned legally using the Freegal system.
Other online resources include reference materials, newspaper and magazine back issues, travel guides, auto repair manuals, career training and job search sites, and practice tests.
Some online resources do require a user name and/or password. These can be obtained by calling or visiting the library during open hours.

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