25.01.2017

Believe it or not spring is just around the corner. Get in the mood for planting with the Seed Swap at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Saturday, March 11, 1-3 p.m., in the Community Room. (This event was previously scheduled for Feb. 4, but was postponed due to weather.)
This event is co-sponsored by the Inland Northwest Food Network.
Participants can bring seeds to swap and take home new varieties, learn about seed saving, and learn about the seed-sharing program at the library, /truetoseedcda.org/.
You don’t have to have seeds to swap to participate.
For more information visit /inwfoodnetwork.org/seed-swap/.

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.

06.01.2017

Survey Seeks Community Ideas on Equipment, Programs

The Coeur d’Alene and Lake City public libraries are conducting a survey to determine what patrons want for makerspace equipment and programs.
A makerspace is a community-operated workspace where people with common creative interests, often in computers, technology, science, art crafts, and sewing, can meet, socialize, and collaborate.
“Our community already has an excellent – fully equipped – makerspace at Gizmo,” said Library Director Bette Ammon. “And it isn’t our plan to compete with that resource. The libraries are considering adding equipment and events to create a makerspace environment appropriate for our facilities and staff and we want to know what our patrons would like to see here.”
People can respond to the survey online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/92D3PW2 and can also fill out a paper version at the main library, 702 E. Front Ave., or at the Lake City branch in the high school on Ramsey Road.
Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 208-769-2315.

06.01.2017

Winter Reading Programs at the library begin Jan. 10 and will include two new offerings in the Seagraves Children’s Library.
On Wednesdays at 1 p.m. a Spanish Bilingual Story Time for ages 3-5 will offer an opportunity for children to learn Spanish words through stories, activities, and crafts.
Also Wednesdays at 4 p.m. the children’s library will host Code Club. Children ages 7-11 will learn about coding – the language of computers – through video games and robots.
The next “Saturdays With the Symphony Family Concert” is scheduled for noon on Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Community Room. It will feature cellists from the Coeur d’Alene Symphony playing classical music.
Winter programs continue through March 17 and will also include these programs
► Book Baby Lapsit: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., for children ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.
► Tales for 2s and 3s: Tuesdays, 11-11:30 a.m., for ages 2-3.
► Stay and Play: Tuesdays, 11:30 to noon (following Tales for Twos and Threes) and Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. (following Book Babies), hang out in the storyroom for playtime and socializing.
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages 3-5.
► Music and Motion: Tuesdays 1:30-2 p.m., get into the groove, sing old favorites and learn some new songs, for ages 2-6.
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., free play with the library’s huge LEGO collection for ages 5-11.
► Lake City LEGO Club: Offered at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
Families can also participate in ReadyRosie, an early education tool using video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.
The service is available to residents within zip code areas that include 83814, 83815, 83816, and 83835. Families can register for the free service at ReadyRosie.com/register. The project is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene School District.
Children under 6 visiting the libraries need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.
For more information call 208-769-2315 Ext. 438 or e-mail Susan Thorpe, Youth Services Supervisor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

 

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