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.

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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

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.

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