Dr. Stacey Camp has been at work at the site of the Kooskia Japanese Internment Camp since 2009 with an archeological project that’s yielding historical artifacts.
She will discuss her work Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., during a lecture and slideshow at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave. The program is sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council with additional support from the Friends of the Library.
Built on the site of a former federal prison work camp -- Canyon Creek Prison Camp, the camp, located about 30 miles east of the town of Kooskia, housed 256 male Japanese internees between May 1943 and 1945 as part of a national policy that imprisoned more than 120,000 individuals of Japanese heritage during WWII.
Internees were charged with the daunting and dangerous task of completing the construction of Highway U.S. 12 between Idaho and Montana. Besides being a relatively neglected and remote site of Japanese confinement, Kooskia Internment Camp represents the U.S. government's first attempt to use internees as a work force, Camp said.
Kids don’t always discover books and reading the same way. Just as the “Harry Potter” books and movies got many young people reading, the vivid stories told by the “Star Wars” franchise have also played a role in stirring up imaginations and sending children and teens to libraries and bookstores for more adventure.
The second annual Star Wars Reads Day, Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library – 702 E. Front Ave. – celebrates this link.
Activities will take place in the Community Room and include a costume contest, door prizes, a trivia contest, crafts and refreshments.
The event will also include a visit by Darth Vader and one of his loyal storm troopers – members of Timberline Garrison of the 501st Legion. Founded in 1997 the Legion includes more than 4,000 members worldwide. Its authentically costumed members donate their time to worthwhile charities.
With significant changes being brought about by healthcare reform, Idahoans have an opportunity to become informed during a program at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Sept. 23-27 is Health Insurance Awareness Week in Idaho and the Idaho Association of Health Underwriters are staffing a series of free public meetings to answer questions about changes in health insurance, Medicare, and the Idaho Health Exchange/Marketplace.
Local agents Brad Miles and Paul Landers will be available in the library Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to use the parking lots behind or south of City Hall and can use the lower library entrance facing the park.
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.