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To play Readopoly, read a library book from the Readopoly categories, and receive an entry to weekly prizes and to the Grand Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) for each one.

There is no limit on how many books you can read, and super readers will have ample opportunity to win “bonus” entries. Pick your game board up today at any Library Network location.



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Special Events

North Idaho Reads Author Talk: Gregg Olsen

Gregg Olsen, author of The Deep Dark, will talk about his story of miners, their families, and the community’s reponse to the Sunshine Mine disaster, May 2, 1972, when 91 miners died of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Check this link CommunityLibrary.Net/NIR to learn more. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:00,  Post Falls Library
Wednesday, May 1, 2019,  6:00, Coeur d’Alene Library
Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:00, Wallace Railroad Depot Museum
Friday, May 3, 2019 5:00, Hayden Library  

Landscaping to Attract Pollinators
Athol Library
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Saturday, March 23, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harrison Library
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Monday, April 1, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Pinehurst Library
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Tuesday, April 2, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hayden Library

Learn how to design and care for a garden landscape that attracts pollinators with Sue Bockelman aka “The Plant Pro”.  

Learn which plants pollinators love and which products are safest to use on unwanted insects.  

Those attending the event at Pinehurst Library need to sign up ahead of time.  Please call 208-682-3483 to register.

Pinehurst It's all about chocolate!
Monday, March 18, 6:00 pm
Pinehurst Library

Local chocolate maker Sally, from the EurekaSally Gallery of Art & Chocolate in Wallace will introduce you to the history & health of cacao. Her presentation will include taste testing from organic bean to healthy bar.

Call 208-682-3483 or stop by the library to sign up.

Post Falls River City Garden Club “Propagating Perfection”
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 pm
Post Falls Library

Join Steve Nokes, owner of New Beginnings plant nursery, for instruction on vegetative propagation!

Kick your gardening prowess up a notch by learning how to start woody ornamentals without seeds. Steve has 32 years of master gardener experience that he will be pulling from to provide you with some fool-proof tips on cloning your show-stoppers.

Athol Family Jeopardy
Thursday, March 21, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Athol Library

Come with your family as a team or “join” a family for a spirited game of Jeopardy.

Fun for the whole family with questions for the littles and adults. Refreshments provided and toys available for the wee ones.

Hummingbird Swings
Saturday, March 23, 1:00 pm
Rathdrum Library

Create a pretty copper wire swing for hummingbirds to rest on beside your feeder.  

Please call the library to register, 208-687-1029

Post Falls Crafty Ladies!
Monday, March 25, 2:00 pm
Post Falls Library

If the days of Chia Pets have passed you by and you are feeling a little nostalgic come make a ryegrass head at this month’s crafty ladies.

Signup is required as space is limited. See front desk for details.

Weed Control
Monday, March 25, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Pinehurst Library

Presenter Carol Young from the Shoshone County Noxious Weed Control Department will discuss natural remedies and the safe use of last resort weed control measures. (Register: 208-682-3483)

Post Falls Job Prep Fair: Applications, Résumés, and Interview Tips
Thursday, March 28, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Post Falls Library

Join the Idaho Department of Labor as they explain the ins and outs of a good résumé and how to properly fill out an application to get you in the door for an interview. Then find out what interviewers look for when you sit down across the table to talk about your past experience.

It’s a good idea to keep your skills up to date, regardless of if you already have a job or are looking for one.

Check out CommunityLibrary.Net/Earn to see more Learn and Earn resources and information!

Post Falls Job Prep Fair: Practice Interviews
Thursday, March 28, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Post Falls Library

Are you nervous about that upcoming interview? This is a great opportunity to hone your skills!

Hiring professionals from Express Employment Professionals and Lowe’s are here to do practice interviews. Sit down in a no-pressure situation and do a practice interview. Then those professionals will cover what you did well and where you may want to think about improving.

Get the feedback that you won’t get anywhere else to help improve your chances of landing your dream job.

Check out CommunityLibrary.Net/Earn to see more Learn and Earn resources and information!

Athol Library

208-683-2979

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Monday, January 7 through Monday, April 8

To play Readopoly, read a library book from the Readopoly categories, and receive an entry to weekly prizes and to the Grand Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) for each one.

There is no limit on how many books you can read, and super readers will have ample opportunity to win “bonus” entries. Pick your game board up today at any Library Network location.

Landscaping to Attract Pollinators
Thursday, March 14, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Learn how to design and care for a garden landscape that attracts pollinators with Sue Bockelman aka “The Plant Pro”.  

Learn which plants pollinators love and which products are safest to use on unwanted insects.  

Those attending the event at Pinehurst Library need to sign up ahead of time.  Please call 208-682-3483 to register.

Athol Family Jeopardy
Thursday, March 21, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come with your family as a team or “join” a family for a spirited game of Jeopardy.

Fun for the whole family with questions for the littles and adults. Refreshments provided and toys available for the wee ones.

Farragut Park History
Saturday, May 11, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Learn about the fascinating history of Farragut State Park from its start as a WWII Naval training base and prisoner of war camp to its role as the site of international Scouting Jamborees.  

Athol Songs for Your Supper
Monday, April 8, 6:30 pm

In singing about our food we celebrate our identity.

Many food songs represent nostalgia for an uncomplicated past, when grandma cooked real food. These songs are about home cooking, about the ethnic and farm kitchen, pork chops, corned beef and cabbage, lefse, pastries. They are all fallback dishes when times are tough, and go-to dishes when we need to get back to basics. Performed by Bill Rossiter.

From Kalispell, MT, Bill Rossiter travels throughout Northwest, presenting songs and stories from various eras of American history. He has a large repertoire of “roots music,” and has performed for western and heritage museums, arts and cultural centers, town festivals, and library series. Bill’s songs are accompanied by guitar, banjo, autoharp and harmonica.

Learn more about Bill and his presentations on the Idaho Humanities Council website.

Bee Hive Jive
Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 am

It’s a Pollinator Dance Party!

Dance like bees with Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy puppets as we take a music and movement filled adventure in a bee hive. Buzz with the bees to gather pollen, fertilize plants and help make our food. For kids and families.


ABC (Athol-Bayview-Careywood) Garden Group

First Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

We are a lively fellowship of gardeners in the northern part of Kootenai County and the southern part of Bonner County in the panhandle of Idaho.

During summer months we do garden tours. If you’re a gardener or you would like to be, please join us!

Bayview Book Club at the Athol Library

3rd Wednesday of each month @ 4:00 p.m

Registration required. Please call 208-683-2979 to sign up.

Check here for updated book club information.

Harrison Library

208-689-3976

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Monday, January 7 through Monday, April 8

To play Readopoly, read a library book from the Readopoly categories, and receive an entry to weekly prizes and to the Grand Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) for each one.

There is no limit on how many books you can read, and super readers will have ample opportunity to win “bonus” entries. Pick your game board up today at any Library Network location.

Something’s Rotting; Build Healthy Soil and Make Better Compost

Healthy soil can reduce your water bill and slow down storm water runoff.

Join Lisa Taylor, garden educator extraordinaire, in a lively exploration of soils and composting. Learn everything you need to know to build healthy soil so that your garden is disease and pest resistant while producing barrels of food. We’ll talk about soils, soil testing, seasonal chores and how to make better compost.  For adults.

Friday, April 26, 2:00 pm
Landscaping to Attract Pollinators

Learn how to design and care for a garden landscape that attracts pollinators with Sue Bockelman aka “The Plant Pro”.  

Learn which plants pollinators love and which products are safest to use on unwanted insects.  

Those attending the event at Pinehurst Library need to sign up ahead of time.  Please call 208-682-3483 to register.

Saturday, March 23, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Harrison Wednesday Bunch will be taking a break for the next couple of months.

The Wednesday Bunch will be taking a break for the next couple of months. However, if you get "stuck" on a project and need help, please call or stop by, we will be happy to assist.

Harrison Book Club

Last Monday of each Month @ 3:30 p.m.

Join us as we talk about books! We promise a great hour of laughter, sharing and conversation. Find out more at the front desk. Check here for upcoming book club info!

Hayden Library

208-772-5612

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Monday, January 7 through Monday, April 8

To play Readopoly, read a library book from the Readopoly categories, and receive an entry to weekly prizes and to the Grand Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) for each one.

There is no limit on how many books you can read, and super readers will have ample opportunity to win “bonus” entries. Pick your game board up today at any Library Network location.

North Idaho Reads Author Talk: Gregg Olsen

Gregg Olsen, author of The Deep Dark, will talk about his story of miners, their families, and the community’s reponse to the Sunshine Mine disaster, May 2, 1972, when 91 miners died of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Check this link CommunityLibrary.Net/NIR to learn more. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:00,  Post Falls Library
Wednesday, May 1, 2019,  6:00, Coeur d’Alene Library
Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:00, Wallace Railroad Depot Museum
Friday, May 3, 2019 5:00, Hayden Library  

Landscaping to Attract Pollinators
Tuesday, April 2, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn how to design and care for a garden landscape that attracts pollinators with Sue Bockelman aka “The Plant Pro”.  

Learn which plants pollinators love and which products are safest to use on unwanted insects.  

Those attending the event at Pinehurst Library need to sign up ahead of time.  Please call 208-682-3483 to register.

Bunker Hill Superfund Site: a success story
Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Valerie Wade, local specialist in geology and the environment, will show historical pictures of the Silver Valley before, during and after mining cleanup. Check this link CommunityLibrary.Net/NIR to learn more. 

Hayden Going Out West to See the Elephant! 
Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 pm

“Seeing the elephant,” they called it. It was the pioneer’s term for getting wised up and fed up.

When the 19th century settlers started West, they sang songs about the land of milk and honey. By the time they got here, they rewrote the same songs to tell of rattlesnakes and alkali water.  Performed by Bill Rossiter.
 

From Kalispell, MT, Bill Rossiter travels throughout Northwest, presenting songs and stories from various eras of American history. He has a large repertoire of “roots music,” and has performed for western and heritage museums, arts and cultural centers, town festivals, and library series. Bill’s songs are accompanied by guitar, banjo, autoharp and harmonica.

Learn more about Bill and his presentations on the Idaho Humanities Council website.

Don’t Squish That Bug! Organic Pest Management for the Home Gardener
Wednesday, April 24, 5:00 pm

What are all those things crawling and flying around your garden and are they dangerous?

Join garden educator Lisa Taylor in a lively, hands-on session about insects in the garden. Participants will learn how to encourage beneficial creatures to live in their gardens. For adults.

Munch, Buzz, Bloom
Thursday, April 25, 10:30 am

Join Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy Puppets on a music and movement filled exploration of three super heroes of the organic garden -- predators, pollinators and decomposers.

Discover how spiders, honeybees and worms help make our gardens healthy and how we can invite them to live in our yards. For kids and families.

Those attending the event at Pinehurst Library need to sign up ahead of time.  Please call 208-682-3483 to register.


Hayden Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition: Curse of Strahd Campaign

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 4:30 pm - 8 pm

Come join one of our campaigns here at the Hayden Library! Registration Required

Hayden Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition - Hoard of the Dragon Queen Campaign

Sessions are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month - 4:30 pm - 8 pm.

Come join one of our campaigns here at the Hayden Library! Registration Required.

Hayden Geezer Forum South

Every 3rd Tuesday, 2 pm

Presented by Professionals Serving Seniors, the Geezer Forum South hosts monthly discussions on various topics related to aging.  For more information, visit the Geezers on Facebook!

Hayden Coffee and Coloring

Every Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm.

Stop by the Hayden Library every Friday morning for a cup of coffee and adult coloring!

Hayden Tech Help

Wednesdays, March 6th & 20th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Have questions about your mobile devices – smart phone, tablet, e-reader, etc.? Want to learn about amazing online resources and have no idea where to even start with using a computer? Come in and get the help you need!

Our March 20th program will also feature a primer on Freegal, which allows you to download music for free through your library!  Drop in the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Hayden Library - Panhandle Pageturners Book Club

Join us as we talk about books! We promise a great hour of laughter, sharing and conversation. Find out more at the front desk.

Last Wednesday of each month @ 2:00 p.m.

Check here for upcoming book club info!

Pinehurst Library

208-682-3483

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Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Monday, January 7 through Monday, April 8

To play Readopoly, read a library book from the Readopoly categories, and receive an entry to weekly prizes and to the Grand Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) for each one.

There is no limit on how many books you can read, and super readers will have ample opportunity to win “bonus” entries. Pick your game board up today at any Library Network location.

Landscaping to Attract Pollinators
Monday, April 1, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Learn how to design and care for a garden landscape that attracts pollinators with Sue Bockelman aka “The Plant Pro”.  

Learn which plants pollinators love and which products are safest to use on unwanted insects.  

Those attending the event at Pinehurst Library need to sign up ahead of time.  Please call 208-682-3483 to register.

Pinehurst It's all about chocolate!
Monday, March 18, 6:00 pm

Local chocolate maker Sally, from the EurekaSally Gallery of Art & Chocolate in Wallace will introduce you to the history & health of cacao. Her presentation will include taste testing from organic bean to healthy bar.

Call 208-682-3483 or stop by the library to sign up.

Weed Control
Monday, March 25, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Presenter Carol Young from the Shoshone County Noxious Weed Control Department will discuss natural remedies and the safe use of last resort weed control measures. (Register: 208-682-3483)

Bunker Hill Superfund Site: a success story
Monday, April 22, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Valerie Wade, local specialist in geology and the environment, will show historical pictures of the Silver Valley before, during and after mining cleanup. Check this link CommunityLibrary.Net/NIR to learn more. 

Munch, Buzz, Bloom
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 pm

Join Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy Puppets on a music and movement filled exploration of three super heroes of the organic garden -- predators, pollinators and decomposers.

Discover how spiders, honeybees and worms help make our gardens healthy and how we can invite them to live in our yards. For kids and families.

Those attending the event at Pinehurst Library need to sign up ahead of time.  Please call 208-682-3483 to register.

Gardening for Pollinators; Creating a Pollinator Paradise
Saturday, April 27, 4:00 pm

Make your own pollinator paradise.

Join Lisa Taylor for a lively exploration of gardening for pollinators. Learn the steps for creating a landscape that attracts and supports bees, butterflies and other beneficial creatures. Discover the plants and garden features that will make your yard a great home for pollinators. For adults. (Register: 208-682-3483)


Pinehurst Open Craft/Knitting

Second Mondays of the month, 6 pm

Bring the craft you're working on, share ideas, get help, chat, drink tea and eat chocolate.

Post Falls Library

208-773-1506

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Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Monday, January 7 through Monday, April 8

To play Readopoly, read a library book from the Readopoly categories, and receive an entry to weekly prizes and to the Grand Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) for each one.

There is no limit on how many books you can read, and super readers will have ample opportunity to win “bonus” entries. Pick your game board up today at any Library Network location.

North Idaho Reads Author Talk: Gregg Olsen

Gregg Olsen, author of The Deep Dark, will talk about his story of miners, their families, and the community’s reponse to the Sunshine Mine disaster, May 2, 1972, when 91 miners died of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Check this link CommunityLibrary.Net/NIR to learn more. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:00,  Post Falls Library
Wednesday, May 1, 2019,  6:00, Coeur d’Alene Library
Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:00, Wallace Railroad Depot Museum
Friday, May 3, 2019 5:00, Hayden Library  

Post Falls River City Garden Club “Propagating Perfection”
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 pm

Join Steve Nokes, owner of New Beginnings plant nursery, for instruction on vegetative propagation!

Kick your gardening prowess up a notch by learning how to start woody ornamentals without seeds. Steve has 32 years of master gardener experience that he will be pulling from to provide you with some fool-proof tips on cloning your show-stoppers.

Post Falls Crafty Ladies!
Monday, March 25, 2:00 pm

If the days of Chia Pets have passed you by and you are feeling a little nostalgic come make a ryegrass head at this month’s crafty ladies.

Signup is required as space is limited. See front desk for details.

Post Falls Job Prep Fair: Applications, Résumés, and Interview Tips
Thursday, March 28, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Join the Idaho Department of Labor as they explain the ins and outs of a good résumé and how to properly fill out an application to get you in the door for an interview. Then find out what interviewers look for when you sit down across the table to talk about your past experience.

It’s a good idea to keep your skills up to date, regardless of if you already have a job or are looking for one.

Check out CommunityLibrary.Net/Earn to see more Learn and Earn resources and information!

Post Falls Job Prep Fair: Practice Interviews
Thursday, March 28, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Are you nervous about that upcoming interview? This is a great opportunity to hone your skills!

Hiring professionals from Express Employment Professionals and Lowe’s are here to do practice interviews. Sit down in a no-pressure situation and do a practice interview. Then those professionals will cover what you did well and where you may want to think about improving.

Get the feedback that you won’t get anywhere else to help improve your chances of landing your dream job.

Check out CommunityLibrary.Net/Earn to see more Learn and Earn resources and information!

Post Falls – Retro Board Games!
Saturday, March 30, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

If you’re bored in March maybe you should indulge your nostalgia and come play some board games with other adults at the library!

Was it Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick…or maybe you’re just a little too Sorry? We will have a selection of retro board games to choose from.

Farragut Park History
Saturday, May 18, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Learn about the fascinating history of Farragut State Park from its start as a WWII Naval training base and prisoner of war camp to its role as the site of international Scouting Jamborees.  

Post Falls Marketing for Strategy and Profit
Tuesday, April 2, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Marketing is the engine of your business.

What problem is your business trying to solve? How big a problem is it? Who has these problems more than any others? How much would they pay for your solution?

Answers to these are the difference between thriving and just surviving. The North Idaho Small Business Development Center team will help you learn how to understand what specific need you are meeting and how to create value that your customers will be willing to pay a premium for.

Check out CommunityLibrary.Net/Earn to see more Learn and Earn resources and information!

Bunker Hill Superfund Site: a success story
Tuesday, May 7, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Valerie Wade, local specialist in geology and the environment, will show historical pictures of the Silver Valley before, during and after mining cleanup. Check this link CommunityLibrary.Net/NIR to learn more. 

Post Falls Social Media for Business
Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Are you wanting to expand your business’ reach through social media but don’t know how to start? Is your business already on social media but you want to leverage it better?

Whether you are a seasoned social media veteran or just starting out with it, learn how to leverage your reach for business. This class will cover how to use social media differently for business use. This is a hands-on workshop for those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media.

Please bring the web-friendly device (laptop preferred but a tablet or cell phone will work) you will use to manage your social media channels.  

Check out CommunityLibrary.Net/Earn to see more Learn and Earn resources and information!

Post Falls How to Start a Profitable Blog on a Budget
Saturday, April 13, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Are you a writer? Do you have a topic you are really interested in curating and archiving for others? Maybe a blog is right up your alley!

Learn how Shannon Clark with growingslower.com makes her blog pay her bills. Learn the six questions to ask yourself to see if blogging is right for you and the five characteristics that make blogs great for a home business. Take away six practical tips on how to get started and learn the seven ways to monetize your work. By the end you will have the tools to start your own blog!

Check out CommunityLibrary.Net/Earn to see more Learn and Earn resources and information!

Post Falls Turning Craft into Business
Saturday, April 20, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Are you a crafty individual? Have you been told you should sell your stuff? Maybe it’s time you give it a try.

Liz Anderson of Sweet on You Pallets will give you some practical tips in taking your craft and turning it into a business — one you actually make money with and not just fund your hobby through.

Check out CommunityLibrary.Net/Earn to see more Learn and Earn resources and information!

Bee Hive Jive
Saturday, April 27, 10:30 am

It’s a Pollinator Dance Party!

Dance like bees with Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy puppets as we take a music and movement filled adventure in a bee hive. Buzz with the bees to gather pollen, fertilize plants and help make our food. For kids and families.


Post Falls English Language Classes (Written Word)

Tuesday, March 5 & 19, 5pm (Written Word)

Is English your second, third, or even fourth language? Do you just think it’s strange sometimes?

Join TESOL linguist Verena Weiss and a community of learners who are working on learning the nuances of the English language.

Post Falls English Language Classes (Spoken Word)

Tuesdays, March 12 & 26, 6pm (Spoken Word)

Is English your second, third, or even fourth language? Do you just think it’s strange sometimes? Join TESOL linguist Verena Weiss and a community of learners who are working on learning the nuances of the English language.

Participants will work on fluency, vocabulary, and grammar.
 

Post Falls Library Book Club

Tuesday, March 26th, 2:30 p.m.

Join us as we talk about books! We promise a great hour of laughter, sharing and conversation. Find out more at the front desk—space is limited.

March into Mystery! Choose your own favorite Mystery or try a new one for March and come and talk about why you did or didn’t like it.
 

Rathdrum Library

208-687-1029

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Monday, January 7 through Monday, April 8

To play Readopoly, read a library book from the Readopoly categories, and receive an entry to weekly prizes and to the Grand Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) for each one.

There is no limit on how many books you can read, and super readers will have ample opportunity to win “bonus” entries. Pick your game board up today at any Library Network location.

Hummingbird Swings
Saturday, March 23, 1:00 pm

Create a pretty copper wire swing for hummingbirds to rest on beside your feeder.  

Please call the library to register, 208-687-1029

Rathdrum Miniature Gardens
Saturday, April 6, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Create lovely little indoor gardens using glass containers and tiny garden ornaments.

Please call the library to register, 208-687-1029

Rathdrum Magic Carpet Made of Steel – Railroad Songs and Lies
Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 pm

Songs about railroads display attitudes about the "iron horse," from the young girl, anticipating the arrival of marriageable railroad workers to the grumpy wagoner, afraid railroads will kill his business and bring in crews of Irishmen! (Oh no! There goes the neighborhood!)

Railroad songs and stories help us recapture the wonder the rails once inspired. Using these tunes and yarns, we'll explore what the railroad meant to the West and its pioneers. Performed by Bill Rossiter.

From Kalispell, MT, Bill Rossiter travels throughout Northwest, presenting songs and stories from various eras of American history. He has a large repertoire of “roots music,” and has performed for western and heritage museums, arts and cultural centers, town festivals, and library series. Bill’s songs are accompanied by guitar, banjo, autoharp and harmonica.

Learn more about Bill and his presentations on the Idaho Humanities Council website.

Bee Hive Jive
Thursday, April 25, 3:30 pm

It’s a Pollinator Dance Party!

Dance like bees with Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy puppets as we take a music and movement filled adventure in a bee hive. Buzz with the bees to gather pollen, fertilize plants and help make our food. For kids and families.

Rathdrum Spring Wreaths
Saturday, May 4, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

We will be making cute spring wreaths out of old garden hose and gardening gloves.

Monarch Butterflies
Saturday, June 1, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Local expert Bill Ament, the “Monarch Guy” will talk about how we can help Monarch’s survive changes to their habitats. 
 

Knit Along

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Bring your own project and enjoy each other’s company. All skill levels welcome.

Skilled knitter on hand to assist.

Spirit Lake Library

208-623-5353

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!

Monday, January 7 through Monday, April 8

To play Readopoly, read a library book from the Readopoly categories, and receive an entry to weekly prizes and to the Grand Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) for each one.

There is no limit on how many books you can read, and super readers will have ample opportunity to win “bonus” entries. Pick your game board up today at any Library Network location.

Farragut Park History
Saturday, March 30, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Learn about the fascinating history of Farragut State Park from its start as a WWII Naval training base and prisoner of war camp to its role as the site of international Scouting Jamborees.  

Bunker Hill Superfund Site: a success story
Saturday, April 6, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Valerie Wade, local specialist in geology and the environment, will show historical pictures of the Silver Valley before, during and after mining cleanup. Check this link CommunityLibrary.Net/NIR to learn more. 

Spirit Lake All the News That's Fit to Sing: Scandals, Sensations and Slanders in Song
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm

A fire, a murder, a mine disaster or other tragedy was often told through music in America’s early days.

Few of the songs are polished, and often they don't "get it right," but many of them are hilarious, and they have guts and directness that make up for what they lack in finesse. And they tell what really happened. No lie. Honest.

Performed by Bill Rossiter.

From Kalispell, MT, Bill Rossiter travels throughout Northwest, presenting songs and stories from various eras of American history. He has a large repertoire of “roots music,” and has performed for western and heritage museums, arts and cultural centers, town festivals, and library series. Bill’s songs are accompanied by guitar, banjo, autoharp and harmonica.

Learn more about Bill and his presentations on the Idaho Humanities Council website.

Free Seeds in Your Backyard
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 pm

Seed saving is an age-old practice that is easy and fun for everyone.

Join garden educator Lisa Taylor in a lively, hands-on session about growing and saving seeds. Learn about the vegetables that are easy to grow for seed. Explore how to grow your own “landrace variety” and how to save wet seeds. Participants will work with a couple different plants to separate the seed and save them in an envelope to take home. For adults.
 


Spirit Lake Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition

1:00 – 4:00 PM, 3rd Saturday each month

Join our adventure in a new world full of danger and mystery!

Space is limited, so please sign up in advance.