Library Book Club Plans Online Discussion

The Pageturners Library Book Club at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will hold an online discussion via Zoom at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27. A link for participation will be published via Facebook closer to the activity.
The book to be discussed is “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr. Poet and literary fiction writer Paula Coomer will lead the discussion from Moscow.
Carr, who writes about technology, culture, and economics, uses neurological science to make the case that our use and dependence on computers has an organic impact on our brains that contrast with the neural pathways built up by reading.
Copies of the book are still available to check out. Call the Research and Information Desk between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, to reserve a copy.
This will be the final book discussed in the current Let’s Talk About It series. “The Shallows was originally to be discussed in March, but fell victim to the suspension of programs and the closure of the library due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.”
The summer schedule for the Pageturners will be determined by the volunteer organizers, and may involve more online discussions depending on the extent to which the library can be reopened.