The Coeur d’Alene Public Library is participating with other area libraries to provide Summer Reading for adults.
Coeur d’Aleneand the libraries of the Community Library Network are offering “Novel Destinations” for their adult patrons. Each time you visit a participating library and check out a book or other item you can enter to win a Sunday brunch for two at the Dockside at The Coeur d’Alene Resort.
The Coeur d’Alene library has also scheduled travelogue and history programs during the summer months. These free programs begin at 7 p.m. on these days:
►Wednesday, June 8: “Travel With Robert: Savannah to the Everglades” – Regional historian Robert Singletary will discuss the historic sites along a route from Georgia to the Everglades dating back the to Colonial Period. He will share his photos from trips to the region.
►Thursday, June 23: Author John C. Jackson will discuss his book, “By Honor and Right,” the story of Capt. John McClallen, the first U.S. Army officer to lead an expedition to the West after the return of Lewis and Clark.
►Wednesday, July 6: “The Mullan Road, 150th Anniversary” Singletary will discuss Capt. John Mullan and the impact of the road he built from Fort Benton, Mont., to Walla Walla, Wash., in the mid-19th Century. The route he surveyed still serves the region as its main transportation core. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a field trip to the Mullan Tree and a portion of the Mullan Road (the field trip is not part of the library program).
►Wednesday, Aug. 3: “Leonardo D’Vinci and the Italian Renaissance” – Singletary will lecture on this incredible figure and times in which he lived. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a field trip to be led by Singletary to the exhibit at the Museum of Art and Culture in Spokane (the field trip is not part of the library program).
Singletary’s lectures are made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The library is scheduling programs by area residents who have photos and information on trips they have taken. If you have a travelogue to share, contact David Townsend, Communications Coordinator, 208-769-2315 Ext. 426 or e-mail
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