03.10.2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Holiday Craft Fair at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Research and Information desk at the library, 702 E. Front Ave., 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 regionally 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. The library’s larger tables – 8 feet long – are reserved for the first 15 registrants.

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 e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

02.10.2018

The history, culture and geography of Slovenia and how it commemorates World War II through sport and physical activity will be the subject of a Novel Destinations presentation at the library on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.
Sharing images and information will be Pullman, Wash., resident and Slovenian citizen Mateja Lončar, Ph.D. She is in the process of organizing a trip to her native Slovenia for the 63rd March Along the Barbed Wire and Run of Trios, a walk and racing event that commemorates the liberation of the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, at the end of World War II.
Novel Destinations is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library to provide area residents the opportunity to share their photos and stories from trips around the world. Anyone with a program to share is encouraged to contact the Library Foundation at 208-769-2380 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

01.09.2018

A new lecture series of Inland Northwest Milestones at the library will be based on material researched for Robert Singletary’s upcoming book, “Coeur d’Alene: Beautiful and Progressive, 1878-1990.”
The first program in the series will Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., and will examine Fort Sherman and the Beginning of Coeur d’Alene.
Singletary, regional historian and Program and Marketing Director for the Museum of North Idaho, said the description of the Lake City as “beautiful and progressive” was first used in a booklet written in the 1920s by George Weeks, former president of the local Chamber of Commerce.
“Even as a village of tents and log cabins, the emerging town next to Fort Coeur d’Alene was noted for its beautiful location,” Singletary said. “It was also known for its ability to adapt and grow, even in difficult times.”
The book and lecture series will give the reader and audience an overview of Coeur d’Alene’s major economic, political, social/cultural developments and some of the people that that made it happen, he said.  The time period covered will be from the town’s very beginning, with the founding of Fort Sherman up to 1990.
Most of the series presentations will be on the fourth Thursday of the month. The October program has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, and a another program will follow on Nov. 27, to avoid the Thanksgiving holiday. There will not be a December program.
The subjects for the rest of the programs will be:
► Nov. 7: The Timber Boom, then World War I.
► Nov. 29: The Dynamic Twenties.
► Jan. 24: The ’30s in Coeur d’Alene.
► Feb. 28: Farragut’s Influence on Coeur d’Alene.
► March  28: Coeur d’Alene After the War and into the ’50s.
► April 25: Coeur d’Alene in the ’60s and ’70s.
► May 23: The Turbulent, but Progressive ’80s.

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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