18.07.2018

The Pageturners Library Book Club resumes meeting at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 10:15 a.m., with a discussion of “Jackalope Dreams” by Mary Clearman Blew.
This is the first of four books in the club’s current series. The books are on loan from the Idaho Commission for Libraries through its Let’s Talk About It program.
Played out against the mythology of the Old West, “Jackalope Dreams” is the story of newly orphaned, spinsterish Corey and is a sometimes comical, sometimes poignant tale of coming-of-age a little late. As she tries to recapture an old dream of becoming a painter, Corey finds herself figuring in other dramas as well, in other lives already as lost as her own.
Pageturners discussions are open to any adult reader. Copies of the books for each month are available to check out at the Research and Information Desk.
The other books in the series and their discussion dates are:
“Long Road Home” by Martha Radditz, Sept. 26.
“Passages West: Nineteen Stories of Youth & Identity” by Hugh Nichols, Oct. 24.
“Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich, Nov. 28.
The Pageturners Library Book Club is supported by a grant from the Friends of the Library.

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05.06.2018

Summer Reading activities are not just for kids at the library.
Beginning June 11 and continuing each Monday through Aug. 27, the library will offer the Libraries Rock! Concert Series, 5-7 p.m., in the mini-amphitheater on the McEuen Park side of the building. In case of bad weather, the concerts will move into the library or to the park pavilion.
The free concert series is being funded through a grant from the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
Families are invited to pack a picnic basket and enjoy concerts featuring local talent on these dates:
► June 11: Dr. Phil and the Enablers – Rhythm and blues.
► June 18: Gary Edwards – Folk and Americana.
► June 25: Muckle Roe – Scandinavian roots music.
► July 2: Four Peace – ’60s classics and more.
► July 9: Coeurimba – African marimba music.
► July 16: Living Well – Mix of folk, pop, blues.
► July 23: Rusty Jackson – country, classic rock, original songs.
► July 30: Arvid Lundin & Deep Roots – Celtic, folk, original songs.
► 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 Tumpet Ensemble.

05.06.2018

Lake City Public Library (LCPL) – which normally operates from the high school on Ramsey Road – will have a new home for the summer at a nearby elementary school.
The Lake City Branch will be closed June 11-14 and will reopen in the library at Skyway Elementary, 6621 N. Courcelles Pkwy., on June 18. The new location is only a few blocks from Lake City High School. From Ramsey Road go west on Hanley Avenue and north Courcelles after the roundabout.
The move was necessary, due to maintenance work at the high school.
Summer hours for the branch will be 12-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. LCPL will have two summer programs on Tuesdays, Storytime with a Snack at 12 p.m., and LEGO Club 4-5 p.m. Chess Club will not continue through the summer.
Teens and children who are participating in Summer Reading can pick up and drop off Reading Logs at the branch and can also pick up prizes there.
LCPL is a joint project of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and the Coeur d’Alene School District. JD Smithson, a library employee, is the branch manager.
The branch was opened in January 2016.
LCPL has its own book collection and makes use of the school computers for Internet access. The school’s Internet access is modified during the hours the public library operates to allow access to social media and other sites not available during the school day.
Library patrons can designate LCPL as a pickup site for books and other items placed on hold throughout the Cooperative Information Network catalog.

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 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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