17.08.2018

Ten years after they began a hide-and-seek game in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Mudgy & Millie’s new adventure will be revealed Sept. 8 at the annual birthday celebration for the pair at the library.
The fun begins at 11 a.m. in the Community Room when author Susan Nipp will read the new book, “Mudgy & Millie Adventures: Australia” and shares a new Mudgy & Millie song.
The new story is illustrated by Charles Reasoner, who created the art for the first book back in 2008. He will be at the upcoming party along with sculptor Terry Lee.
The book is the first of a planned series that will take the moose and mouse to different countries around the world in their hot air balloon. Copies of the book – in both hard and soft covers – will be available for purchase and signing on Sept. 8 by Susan, Charles, and Terry at the birthday party.
Participants are, of course, invited to bring copies of the original “Mudgy & Millie” for signing as well.
As with all previous birthdays, the Mudgy and Millie characters will be there, too, and the Coeur d’Alene Resort bakers will provide birthday cake.
All royalties for “Mudgy & Millie Adventures: Australia” will benefit the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation. The original book has sold more than 27,000 copies through six printings and has raised nearly $150,000.
Nipp said that the new book will also be used to encourage reading by children of all ages. Copies are being donated to schools in the Coeur d’Alene School District by Figpickel's Toy Emporium – the publisher of “Mudgy & Millie” books – the Coeur d'Alene Public Library Foundation, and Charlie and Susan Nipp. An online teacher/parent guide is being added to the Mudgy & Millie website: www.mudgyandmillie.com.
Reasoner and Nipp will be visiting eight local schools the Monday and Tuesday after the celebration.

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30.07.2018

It’s the busiest day of the year at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library.
Coeur d’Con – our celebration of all things geek – is Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 10 a.m. Activities and vendors’ booths will fill every public space in the building and overflow into the park outside.
Entries in the Coeur d’Con Fan Art Contest will go on display in the library on Aug. 5. The art will be judged by the public during the two-weeks leading up to the main event.
Going on throughout the day on Aug. 18 will be the Cosplay Contest. Registration begins at 10 a.m. when the doors open and participants will be scheduled to have their photos taken. Registration ends at 11:30.
Cosplay voting by the public will begin at 1 p.m. based on photos posted along the ramp leading to the Community Room.
The top 10 participants in each category will then be judged beginning at 3 p.m. for the final winners.
Categories are Professional (self-proclaimed); Youth, ages newborn to 12; Teen, ages 13-18; and Adult, 18+.
Vendors will display their wares on both floors of the library. A portion of all sales benefit the Friends of the Library and future Coeur d’Cons.
Three special panels will be offered in the Community Room beginning at 10:30 a.m. with “Star Trek Generations: Behind the Scenes featuring Victoria Slater, who worked as the directors assistant for the series. “Saturday Morning Cartoons: My Life in Animation” begins at noon with Tom Cook, an animator and director for “Classic TV Cartoons.” Nerdwest is back this year with “Nerdwest Geek Trivia” beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Fan Meetups will be offered in the Gozzer Room, workshops will be in the Children’s Craft Room inside the children’s library, Activity Zones will be going on throughout the day at various locations, and a series of Gaming Tournaments will be offered at the left fireplace upstairs. For times, locations, and details consult your program.
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24.07.2018

The Libraries Rock! Concert Series will move inside the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on Monday, July 30, due to a forecast of temperatures over 100 degrees.
Arvid Lundin & Deep Roots – performing Celtic, folk, original songs – will play in the air-conditioned Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave., 5-7 p.m.
The free Libraries Rock! Concert Series is funded through a grant from the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation and continues at the library each Monday through Aug. 27, normally in the mini-amphitheater on the McEuen Park side of the building.
The remaining concerts in the series include:
Aug. 6: Spring Tonic – blue grass, old-time.
► Aug. 13: Bill Bozly – Many genres of American popular music.
Aug. 20: Kathy Colton – Folk, pop, original songs.
Aug. 27: Coeur d’Alene Chamber Music Society – Three groups: Cd’A Brass Quintet, Gluteous Saximous, and the North Idaho Trumpet Ensemble.

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