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.