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

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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.

When is a book a piece of art?
When it is part of “Booker’s Dozen 2013,” a traveling exhibit from the Idaho Center for the Book to be on display at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library during November.
The exhibit, the tenth sponsored by the Boise State University center, will be displayed in the cases in the library’s Parkside Gallery adjacent to the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level, 702 E. Front Ave.
“The Internet has fanned the flames of our fame, making Idaho Booker’s Dozen a truly international affair, with books from all over Idaho as well as from the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as other non-Idahoan locations in the USA,” said Stephanie Brook, director of the Center for the Book.
This year's entries were juried by New Zealand artist Kate Walker; Boise State Professor of Graphic Design Jennifer Wood; artist-writer-designer Will Spearman, and writer-photographer-artist Tom Rockne.
“Booker’s Dozen 2013” began its current tour in Moscow in February, and after stops all over the state spent October in Idaho Falls. After its November display in Coeur d’Alene it returns to Boise.