Registration is now open for the 2016 Holiday Craft Fair at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Registration forms can be picked up at the library, 702 E. Front Ave., at the Research and Information Desk or requested by e-mail from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registrations will not be accepted over the phone.
This event is intended only for locally produced handmade products and not for the resale of manufactured products or other commercial services.
Vendor space is free, but vendors agree to give 15 percent of sales to the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Vendors must have a permit to sell in Idaho and will be provided forms to report sales tax information. The library provides one table per vendor and as many chairs as are needed.
For more information contact David Townsend, library communications coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you love to eat or ever wonder about the many ways food and farming impacts our lives? Drawing inspiration from the creative writings of various authors, the Food for Thought Book Club explores the many aspects of our food system.
Held in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network, the club is free and open to the public on the first Wednesday of each month 6-7:30 p.m.
The book for the Oct. 5 discussion is “Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America” by Liz Carlisle.
Carlisle shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.
From the heart of Big Sky Country comes this inspiring story of a handful of colorful pioneers who have successfully bucked the chemically-based food chain and the entrenched power of agribusiness’s one percent, by stubbornly banding together.
The Nov. 2 discussion will be on “Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World” by Sally Fallon.
This book looks at the culinary practices of our ancestors, and explains the health benefits of homemade bone broth due to the gelatin and collagen that is present in real bone broth (vs. broth made from powders).
In addition, the book serves as a handbook for various techniques for making broths-from simple chicken broth to rich, clear consommé, to shrimp shell stock. A variety of interesting stock-based recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner from throughout the world completes the collection and help everyone get more nutrition in their diet.
For more information and the list of upcoming books visit

Two adult activities are scheduled for October – A Well Knit Tale Knitting Club and Coffee and Coloring.
The Knitting Club will meet 3-4 p.m. in the Jameson Room on Monday, Oct. 4, with all skill levels for knitting and crocheting welcome. Bring yarn, needles, patterns, and projects if you have them. Refreshments will be provided.
The library’s Coffee & Coloring program for adults continues on Monday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Jameson Room. We provide the materials and the coffee, or bring your own.
No registration is required for either program.

Children and families have another reason to read this summer.
A new online resource on the website for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library provides more than 600 free children’s e-books from any device with Internet access.
The fiction and nonfiction books from the Fable Learning site can be accessed by visiting and clicking the EXPLORE link. On non-library computers patrons need to log in with their library card number.
Fable Learning allows users to search for a title by name, author, or subject and to select titles based on grade level or Accelerated Reading searches.
Or users can simply browse all titles and covers  to see what captures their imaginations. The interactive books allows children to read the books as they would normally or to have the books read to them as words are highlighted on the page.
Remember, e-books still qualify as time for Reading Logs for Summer Reading at the library, even if the title is read to the child. Reading logs are available in the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level and at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road.
Fable Learning is one of several services for younger readers available online through the library’s EXPLORE link.
Others include:
► Tumble Books: Books younger readers can listen to.
► Novel List K-8 Plus: Books recommendations based on the readers’ interests.
► World Book Kids: Reference materials.
► Book Adventure:  A Sylvan Learning-maintained site with a free reading motivation program for ages K-8.
► Storyline Online: Streaming video from the Screen Actors Guild featuring actors reading children’s books.
► OverDrive: The library’s main e-book source also offers children’s titles that can be downloaded to computers, tablets, and e-readers for up to two weeks. Most books can also be read online where Internet access is available.
For user names and passwords associated with online resources call 208-769-2315 or visit the library at 702 E. Front Ave. Some services are provided courtesy of the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
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.