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Learn the basics of personal money management at a program offered by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union, Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The free program – “Budgeting 101” -- in the Community Room at 702 E. Front Ave. begins at noon and includes a light lunch.
The workshop will teach the importance of financial goals, five steps to a successful spending plan, managing your plan, and setting goals to put the plan into action.
The STCU’s next workshop will be “Protect Your Credit Score” on Nov. 4.
To participate register online at or call 855-753-0317.
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.

Classic cartoon animator and director Tom Cook will be a special guest at Coeur d’Con, coming to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Saturday, Aug. 29.
Scheduled from 10 to 4 in the Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave., this mini comic convention will celebrate books, movies, games, magna, comics and all the other avenues of geek culture. The free event will include vendor booths and a costume contest.
Cook began his career as an animator and director in 1978 at Hanna-Barbera Studios where he was hired to work on “challenge of the SuperFriends,” “Godzilla,” “Scooby Doo,” “The Smurfs,” “Pacman,” and the “Flintstones.” A short stop at Ruby-Spears had him working on “Thundarr the Barbarian,” “Heathcliff,” “Fang Face,” and “Plastic Man.” Freelancing at Film Roman he worked on “Garfield: Babes and Bullets” and for Bill Melendez on the “Peanuts” special “This is America Charlie Brown.”
He then moved over to Filmation Studios in 1980, which at this point had become the only animation studio doing animation in the United States, and worked on “Tarzan,” “Flash Gordon,” “Blackstar,” “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” “Brown Hornet,” “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” “She-Ra Princess of Power,” “Ghostbusters,” “Lone Ranger,” “Zorro,” “The Kids Super Power Hour with Shazam (Captain Marvel),” “Hero High” and the futuristic “Western Bravestarr.”
He was also involved with many TV commercials such as The Jolly Green Giant, Chevrolet, and the 7-Up Spot campaign. He then became the timing director on “Road Rovers,” “Disney’s Mighty Ducks,” “PB & J Otter,” “Duckman,” “King of the Hill,” “Savage Dragon,” HBO’s “Happily Ever After Fairy Tales,” “Extreme Ghostbusters,” “Extreme Dinosaurs,” and many more.
Cook also animated on a number of motion pictures such as Walt Disney’s “Prince and the Pauper” starring Mickey Mouse, Roger Rabbit in “Tummy Trouble,” “The Jetson’s Movie,” “Rover Dangerfield,” worked with the legendary Chuck Jones on “Stay Tuned,” “Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night,” Steven Spielberg’s “We’re Back,” and Don Bluth’s “Thumbelina.”
He will have his own table at Coeur d’Con and will be signing toys, DVDs, or any other fan items for $10, as well as selling prints and original artwork and sketches. Cook is a resident of Hayden. Check out his website at
For more information on Coeur d’Con visit where you can also download an entry form to participate in the Fan Art Contest. You can also request more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Young Adult Coordinator Laura Jenkins 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.

Pageturners Group Reading ‘Balsamroot’
The Pageturners Library Book Club is reading “Balsamroot” a memoir by Mary Clearman Blew.
The discussion will be led by Nancy Casey on Aug. 26, at 10:15 a.m.
Pageturners discussions – held the fourth Wednesday of each month except December – are free and open to any adult reader. Books and discussion materials will be available to check out at the library’s Research and Information Desk.
Copies of the August book are provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries through its Let’s Talk About It program The book club is supported by the Friends of the Library.
Upcoming books and discussions include:
► Sept. 23: “Carry Me Home” by Diane McWhorter, George Sayler discussion leader.
► Oct. 28: “Blackberry Wine” by JoAnne Harris, Dr. Virginia Johnson discussion leader. Harris is the speaker for this year's Idaho Humanities lecture in Coeur d'Alene.
► Nov. 25: “The Enders Hotel” by Brandon Schrand, Kathleen Sayler discussion leader.

Food For Thought Book Club Resumes
The Food for Thought Book Club resumes meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Gozzer Room at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The book to be discussed at the September session will be “Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids.” by Anne K. Fishel.
The Family Dinner Projects co-founder and team member, Fishel is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Family and Couples Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
She has lectured and written about the benefits of family meals, including her popular “Food for Thought” column at
Upcoming discussions and titles for the group include:
► Oct. 7: “Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms can Help Save the World,” by Paul Stamets.
► Nov. 4: “Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us,” by Daphine Miller.
► Dec. 2: “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” by Barbara Kingsolver.
The Book Club, in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network, meets on the first Wednesday of each month and is open to anyone interested in food and all things food related.
For more information visit
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.

Free computer workshops focusing on word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, social media, and e-mail will be offered through August at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Workshops will be taught by the library Information Technology Coordinator Christopher Brannon using the library’s laptop lab in the Gozzer Room. Space is limited. To reserve a seat call 208-769-2315 Ext. 456.
Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to check in and secure a seat. Seats not filled by the time the workshop begins will be given to stand-bys. All participants should have basic typing skills and a basic knowledge of computers.
Upcoming workshops include:
► Basics in Excel - Part 1: Monday, July 6, 5:30 p.m. - Have long lists of numbers or information that need taming or calculating? A spreadsheet can help. We’ll help you explore and understand the parts of the spreadsheet, basic formulas, basic formatting, and editing.
► Basics in Excel - Part 2: Monday, July 13, 5:30 p.m. - Spreadsheets do much more than crunch numbers. Join us to learn about Excel’s database functionality, creating charts and graphs, and creating formulas more efficiently on the run.
► Basics in Word: Monday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon - Gives patrons a basic understanding of how to create, edit, and format documents in a word-processing program.
► Working with Facebook:  Monday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. – As one of the most popular social networking tools on the Internet, Facebook is a great tool for finding, connecting and communicating with friends old and new.  We’ll explore the many aspects of Facebook, while pointing out important features to keep your information safe and private.  This workshop requires that you have already signed up for an e-mail and Facebook account.  If you need assistance creating accounts, please refer to our “Creating an E-mail Account” and “Creating a Facebook Account” brochures.
► Basics in Publisher: Monday, Aug. 10, 5:30 p.m. - Have a quick project, such as creating a sign or business card? Need to whip up a quick brochure? You might want to create your project in Publisher. Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing program which makes creating signs, cards, banners, brochures, business cards, and other types of documents a quick task, not a chore.
► Working with E-mail: Monday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. - E-mailing has become an important tool in today’s communication, both at home and at work.  Together we will go over the basic skills necessary to send and receive e-mails, and other common tasks.  All examples are done in Yahoo! mail. This workshop requires that you have already signed up for an e-mail account.  If you need assistance creating an account, please refer to our “Creating an E-mail Account” brochure.
► Using E-Books and E-Audiobooks: Monday, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m. - Do you have questions about how to get started using your personal device or computer to read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks?  This workshop will cover the basics on what it will take to get started reading or listening to CIN's OverDrive collection.