Pageturners Book ClubThe Pageturners Library Book Club

is a volunteer-run library program intended to provide participants a scholarly discussion of a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction literature. The group meets monthly – except for December – on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:15 a.m. in the library’s Community Room. Books are selected by a committee of the book club or through participation in programs such as the Idaho Commission for Libraries/Humanities Council’s “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series. The club is also supported by the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Discussions are open to any adult reader and there is no charge to participate. To check on the availability of the monthly selections visit the Research and Information Desk at the library.

The Pageturners Library Book Club will not meet in December, but will begin a new Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) series in January. 

LTAI is sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries with support from the Idaho Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and locally by the Friends of the Library.
Books in the series follow the theme, “The Humanity of Science and Technology.”

Print copies of the books in the series are provided by the state library commission. The Idaho Talking Book Service will provide audio copies of the books to readers with visual or physical challenges. Outreach Coordinator Barbara Brambila-Smith can assist Talking Book users. Call extension 316 or email

Book club discussions are open to any adult reader at no charge. Check out the books by visiting the library’s Research and Information Desk. The book club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:15 a.m. in the Community Room.

The upcoming series and the scholar discussion leaders will be:

  • Jan. 22: “Alone Together” by Sherry Turkle, scholar Paula Coomer.
  • Feb. 26: “Lives of a Cell” by Lewis Thomas, scholar Nancy Casey.
  • March 25: “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr, scholar Paul Coomer.
  • April 22: “The Unexpected Universe” by Loren Eiseley, scholar Jennifer Ladino.
  • May 27: “Born in Africa” by Martin Meredith, scholar Elizabeth Sloan.