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Banned Books Week – September 22-28

Banned Books: A Readers Theater

Celebrate your freedom to read! Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come find out why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written. Free. No registration.

Post Falls Library, Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m.
Hayden Library, Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Rathdrum Library, Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.

Ask your librarian for a Banned Book recommendation or by checking out one of our Banned Books displays!

Check out our book clubs!

Banned Books Week

September 22-28

3 books wearing stickers that look like orange inmate jumpsuits

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.

It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas.

Celebrate by asking your librarian for a Banned Book recommendation or by checking out one of our Banned Books displays or activities!

A Readers Theater at the Post Falls Library!
Saturday, September 21, 2:00 pm
Post Falls Library

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come witness why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written.  Free. No registration.

Rathdrum: Spotting “Fake” News and Images on the Web
Saturday, September 21, 2:00 pm
Rathdrum Library

“Fake News” is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it isn’t new.

This presentation is designed to give you the tools to assess the validity of online news and images, cover the technology that is being used to deceive you, and let you know about resources your library offers that can help you along the way.

Post Falls Bunco!
Monday, September 23, 1:00 pm
Post Falls Library

Join this fast-paced, raucous dice game. Players new to the game are welcome! Please sign up at the front desk. 

Pinehurst Yogurt in the Instant Pot Demo
Monday, September 23, 6:00 pm
Pinehurst Library

Learn how to make homemade yogurt and get a taste of it.

Call 208-682-3483 or stop at the front desk to sign up. Free.

Pinehurst: Spotting “Fake” News and Images on the Web
Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 pm
Pinehurst Library

“Fake News” is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it isn’t new.

This presentation is designed to give you the tools to assess the validity of online news and images, cover the technology that is being used to deceive you, and let you know about resources your library offers that can help you along the way.

Post Falls LitLover’s Book Club
Tuesday, September 24, 2:30 pm
Post Falls Library

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. 

September’s book is A Passage to India by E.M. Forster.  For more book club info visit our newsletter!

Post Falls Harry Potter Trivia
Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 pm
Post Falls Library

Calling all Muggles!

Do you know how to get to Diagon Alley? What are the seven ingredients needed for Polyjuice Potion?

Prove your wizarding world knowledge at Harry Potter Trivia, where teams of up to 4 will compete for glory and prizes. Adults and teens 13+ welcome!  Free, no registration needed.

Athol What the Craft!
Wednesday, September 25, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Athol Library

Impress your family and friends by creating beautiful, easy cards using watercolor techniques.

A Readers Theater at the Hayden Library!
Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 pm
Hayden Library

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come witness why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written.  Free. No registration.

Post Falls Summit Cancer Center: “Prostate Cancer: The Silent Killer”
Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 pm
Post Falls Library

Men over age 50, you could have prostate cancer and not know it!

Come to a free educational session dispelling the myths surrounding prostate cancer. Hear the experts give you the truth about the most common cancer seen in men. This presentation could save your life. You won’t want to miss it! 

Please RSVP to Mary Hander at 208-618-5220 or mhander@summitcancercenters.com.

Athol: Spotting “Fake” News and Images on the Web
Thursday, September 26, 4:30 pm
Athol Library

“Fake News” is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it isn’t new.

This presentation is designed to give you the tools to assess the validity of online news and images, cover the technology that is being used to deceive you, and let you know about resources your library offers that can help you along the way.

Post Falls Coffee & Coloring, September 28
Saturday, September 28, 10:30 am
Post Falls Library

Take advantage of our drop-in hours for some R&R.

Enjoy a cup of joe, light refreshments, and the tranquil sound of colored pencils on paper over acoustic music. We’ll have you relaxed in no time!

A Readers Theater at the Rathdrum Library!
Saturday, September 28, 2:00 pm
Rathdrum Library

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come witness why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written.  Free. No registration.

Spirit Lake: Spotting “Fake” News and Images on the Web
Saturday, September 28, 2:00 pm
Spirit Lake Library

“Fake News” is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it isn’t new.

This presentation is designed to give you the tools to assess the validity of online news and images, cover the technology that is being used to deceive you, and let you know about resources your library offers that can help you along the way.

Pinehurst Homemade Air Freshener
Monday, September 30, 6:00 pm
Pinehurst Library

Play with scents and create your own air freshener blend.

Call 208-682-3483 or stop at the front desk to sign up. Free.

Post Falls Strong Women of Early Idaho
Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 pm
Post Falls Library

Idaho Songster Gary Eller presents the songs and stories of historical women, including local mine owner May Arkwright Hutton, Banjo Nell, and horse rancher Kitty Wilkins.

He’ll comment about these and other heroines with his unique and humorous perspective.  

Athol Strong Women of Early Idaho
Wednesday, October 2, 5:00 pm
Athol Library

Idaho Songster Gary Eller presents the songs and stories of historical women, including local mine owner May Arkwright Hutton, Banjo Nell, and horse rancher Kitty Wilkins.

He’ll comment about these and other heroines with his unique and humorous perspective.  

Athol Library

208-683-2979

Banned Books: A Readers Theater

Celebrate your freedom to read! Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come find out why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written. Free. No registration.

Post Falls Library, Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m.
Hayden Library, Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Rathdrum Library, Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.

Ask your librarian for a Banned Book recommendation or by checking out one of our Banned Books displays!

Athol What the Craft!
Wednesday, September 25, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Impress your family and friends by creating beautiful, easy cards using watercolor techniques.

Athol: Spotting “Fake” News and Images on the Web
Thursday, September 26, 4:30 pm

“Fake News” is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it isn’t new.

This presentation is designed to give you the tools to assess the validity of online news and images, cover the technology that is being used to deceive you, and let you know about resources your library offers that can help you along the way.

Athol Strong Women of Early Idaho
Wednesday, October 2, 5:00 pm

Idaho Songster Gary Eller presents the songs and stories of historical women, including local mine owner May Arkwright Hutton, Banjo Nell, and horse rancher Kitty Wilkins.

He’ll comment about these and other heroines with his unique and humorous perspective.  

Athol Introduction to Calligraphy
Thursday, October 24, 4:00 pm

Join us this fall for an introduction to calligraphy with artist Marilyn Woycenko.

Calligraphy is the art of drawing letters in a beautiful and harmonious style and this free program is just in time to add a little style to your holiday cards!  

Songs and Solos for Classic Guitar at Athol
Thursday, November 14, 5:00 pm

Come enjoy classical music from the Renaissance, Romantic and Modern periods as well as popular music of the 19th and 20th centuries.  

Larry Almeida will introduce each musical selection and share historical information, biographical notes or personal experiences to help listeners engage with the performance. 

Harrison Library

208-689-3976

Banned Books: A Readers Theater

Celebrate your freedom to read! Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come find out why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written. Free. No registration.

Post Falls Library, Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m.
Hayden Library, Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Rathdrum Library, Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.

Ask your librarian for a Banned Book recommendation or by checking out one of our Banned Books displays!

Hayden Library

208-772-5612

Banned Books: A Readers Theater

Celebrate your freedom to read! Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come find out why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written. Free. No registration.

Post Falls Library, Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m.
Hayden Library, Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Rathdrum Library, Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.

Ask your librarian for a Banned Book recommendation or by checking out one of our Banned Books displays!

A Readers Theater at the Hayden Library!
Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 pm

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come witness why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written.  Free. No registration.

Hayden Introduction to Calligraphy
Wednesday, October 9, 2:00 pm

Join us this fall for an introduction to calligraphy with artist Marilyn Woycenko.

Calligraphy is the art of drawing letters in a beautiful and harmonious style and this free program is just in time to add a little style to your holiday cards!  

Songs and Solos for Classic Guitar at Hayden
Wednesday, November 6, 6:00 pm

Come enjoy classical music from the Renaissance, Romantic and Modern periods as well as popular music of the 19th and 20th centuries.  

Larry Almeida will introduce each musical selection and share historical information, biographical notes or personal experiences to help listeners engage with the performance. 


Hayden Yoga for Adults

Beginning Sunday, September 15th
 
It's back! Join us every Sunday afternoon for a peaceful exercise to start your week off right.

Hayden Chess Club, all ages welcome

3rd Friday of each month, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Whether you are an experienced player or brand new to the game, Chess Club is for you.

Bring your chess set or borrow one of ours.

Hayden: Ukulele Club, middle school and up!

4th Tuesdays, September 24, October 22, November 26, 6-7 pm

Think you don't have the time or ability to learn to play an instrument? Think again!

Come pick up a ukulele and learn the basics that can help you in your quest to master any instrument. Experienced ukulele players will be here to help you understand strumming, chords, and progressions, with guidance and insight for musicians of all skill levels.

Adults and teens are welcome, middle school and up! This program is free and open to the public.

Hayden Library - Panhandle Pageturners Book Club

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World's Fair feels like a gift. But only once he's there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off—a healthy boy "to a good home."

Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration, Love and Other Consolation Prizes is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion—in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale.

Hayden Library Family Night, all ages welcome

Everyone is invited to join us for Family Night at the Library.

Unplug and unwind with us as we play new board games, decorate cookies for the holidays and explore robots and STEM.

1st Fridays, beginning October 4, 5:30-7 pm

Pinehurst Library

208-682-3483

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Banned Books: A Readers Theater

Celebrate your freedom to read! Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come find out why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written. Free. No registration.

Post Falls Library, Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m.

Hayden Library, Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m.

Rathdrum Library, Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.

Ask your librarian for a Banned Book recommendation or by checking out one of our Banned Books displays!

Pinehurst Yogurt in the Instant Pot Demo
Monday, September 23, 6:00 pm

Learn how to make homemade yogurt and get a taste of it.

Call 208-682-3483 or stop at the front desk to sign up. Free.

Pinehurst: Spotting “Fake” News and Images on the Web
Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 pm

“Fake News” is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it isn’t new.

This presentation is designed to give you the tools to assess the validity of online news and images, cover the technology that is being used to deceive you, and let you know about resources your library offers that can help you along the way.

Pinehurst Homemade Air Freshener
Monday, September 30, 6:00 pm

Play with scents and create your own air freshener blend.

Call 208-682-3483 or stop at the front desk to sign up. Free.

Pinehurst Introduction to Calligraphy
Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 pm

Join us this fall for an introduction to calligraphy with artist Marilyn Woycenko.

Calligraphy is the art of drawing letters in a beautiful and harmonious style and this free program is just in time to add a little style to your holiday cards!  

Post Falls Library

208-773-1506

Check out our Wilma's Realm Teen Center!

Banned Books: A Readers Theater

Celebrate your freedom to read! Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come find out why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written. Free. No registration.

Post Falls Library, Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m.
Hayden Library, Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Rathdrum Library, Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.

Ask your librarian for a Banned Book recommendation or by checking out one of our Banned Books displays!

A Readers Theater at the Post Falls Library!
Saturday, September 21, 2:00 pm

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come witness why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written.  Free. No registration.

Post Falls Bunco!
Monday, September 23, 1:00 pm

Join this fast-paced, raucous dice game. Players new to the game are welcome! Please sign up at the front desk. 

Post Falls LitLover’s Book Club
Tuesday, September 24, 2:30 pm

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. 

September’s book is A Passage to India by E.M. Forster.  For more book club info visit our newsletter!

Post Falls Harry Potter Trivia
Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 pm

Calling all Muggles!

Do you know how to get to Diagon Alley? What are the seven ingredients needed for Polyjuice Potion?

Prove your wizarding world knowledge at Harry Potter Trivia, where teams of up to 4 will compete for glory and prizes. Adults and teens 13+ welcome!  Free, no registration needed.

Post Falls Summit Cancer Center: “Prostate Cancer: The Silent Killer”
Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 pm

Men over age 50, you could have prostate cancer and not know it!

Come to a free educational session dispelling the myths surrounding prostate cancer. Hear the experts give you the truth about the most common cancer seen in men. This presentation could save your life. You won’t want to miss it! 

Please RSVP to Mary Hander at 208-618-5220 or mhander@summitcancercenters.com.

Post Falls Coffee & Coloring, September 28
Saturday, September 28, 10:30 am

Take advantage of our drop-in hours for some R&R.

Enjoy a cup of joe, light refreshments, and the tranquil sound of colored pencils on paper over acoustic music. We’ll have you relaxed in no time!

Post Falls Strong Women of Early Idaho
Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 pm

Idaho Songster Gary Eller presents the songs and stories of historical women, including local mine owner May Arkwright Hutton, Banjo Nell, and horse rancher Kitty Wilkins.

He’ll comment about these and other heroines with his unique and humorous perspective.  

Burning Harry Potter, and Other Ways of Misreading Fantasy
Thursday, October 3, 6:00 pm

What is fantasy literature about and why is it a major misreading to burn copies of Harry Potter?

Join Brian Attebery, Idaho Humanities Council presenter, as he looks at the way fantasy draws on traditions of myth and magic to create modern metaphors.

Attebery has received many honors for his work on science fiction, fantasy, and children’s literature, including the Science Fiction Research Association’s Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in scholarship in science fiction and fantasy and the Idaho Humanities Council’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities.

Post Falls Introduction to Calligraphy
Saturday, October 19, 1:00 pm

Join us this fall for an introduction to calligraphy with artist Marilyn Woycenko.

Calligraphy is the art of drawing letters in a beautiful and harmonious style and this free program is just in time to add a little style to your holiday cards!  

Songs and Solos for Classic Guitar at Post Falls
Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Come enjoy classical music from the Renaissance, Romantic and Modern periods as well as popular music of the 19th and 20th centuries.  

Larry Almeida will introduce each musical selection and share historical information, biographical notes or personal experiences to help listeners engage with the performance. 


Post Falls: Family Story Time, for all ages

Fridays, September 13-December 13, 10:30 am

Join Miss Cherie and Miss Jessie for a rocking good time at the library! Playtime from 10:30-11:00am, then fun stories, songs, puppets and a take-home craft.

Program held in the community meeting room.
 

Post Falls Chess Club, all ages

2nd Friday of each month, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Whether you are an experienced player or brand new to the game, Chess Club is for you.

Bring your chess set or borrow one of ours.

Rathdrum Library

208-687-1029

Banned Books: A Readers Theater

Celebrate your freedom to read! Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come find out why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written. Free. No registration.

Post Falls Library, Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m.
Hayden Library, Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Rathdrum Library, Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.

Ask your librarian for a Banned Book recommendation or by checking out one of our Banned Books displays!

Rathdrum: Spotting “Fake” News and Images on the Web
Saturday, September 21, 2:00 pm

“Fake News” is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it isn’t new.

This presentation is designed to give you the tools to assess the validity of online news and images, cover the technology that is being used to deceive you, and let you know about resources your library offers that can help you along the way.

A Readers Theater at the Rathdrum Library!
Saturday, September 28, 2:00 pm

Celebrate your freedom to read!

Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come witness why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written.  Free. No registration.

Rathdrum Strong Women of Early Idaho
Thursday, October 3, 2:00 pm

Idaho Songster Gary Eller presents the songs and stories of historical women, including local mine owner May Arkwright Hutton, Banjo Nell, and horse rancher Kitty Wilkins.

He’ll comment about these and other heroines with his unique and humorous perspective.  

Rathdrum Introduction to Calligraphy
Thursday, October 17, 2:00 pm

Join us this fall for an introduction to calligraphy with artist Marilyn Woycenko.

Calligraphy is the art of drawing letters in a beautiful and harmonious style and this free program is just in time to add a little style to your holiday cards!  

Rathdrum Introduction to Making Signs
Saturday, October 19, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Add a personal touch to decorate your home with refurbished wood!  Join us this fall for an introduction to making decorative signs demonstrated by local artist Allison Farmer, creator of Flippin’ Finds & Makin’ Signs.
 
Using refurbished wood, participants will create a sign to take home. This is a free program. 

Pre-registration is required (limit to 10).  Call to register: 208-687-1029

Songs and Solos for Classic Guitar at Rathdrum
Thursday, November 21, 2:00 pm

Come enjoy classical music from the Renaissance, Romantic and Modern periods as well as popular music of the 19th and 20th centuries.  

Larry Almeida will introduce each musical selection and share historical information, biographical notes or personal experiences to help listeners engage with the performance. 

Rathdrum: Memoir Writing Series

Join Jane Iddings, former Arizona Daily Sun columnist, for a free 12 week writing series designed to help you tell your story.  

Based upon Julia Cameron’s book, It's Never Too Late to Begin Again, this free course is open to writers with or without experience.  Call 208-687-1029 or stop by the Rathdrum Library to register.

Fridays, September 13 - December 6, 10:30 am to noon.  (No class will be held on Friday, November 29)

Spirit Lake Library

208-623-5353

Banned Books: A Readers Theater

Celebrate your freedom to read! Through the magic of the CdA Summer Theatre, come find out why books are challenged, and more importantly, why the stories were written. Free. No registration.

Post Falls Library, Saturday, September 21, 2 p.m.
Hayden Library, Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Rathdrum Library, Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.

Ask your librarian for a Banned Book recommendation or by checking out one of our Banned Books displays!

Spirit Lake: Spotting “Fake” News and Images on the Web
Saturday, September 28, 2:00 pm

“Fake News” is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately, but it isn’t new.

This presentation is designed to give you the tools to assess the validity of online news and images, cover the technology that is being used to deceive you, and let you know about resources your library offers that can help you along the way.

Spirit Lake Introduction to Calligraphy
Saturday, November 2, 2:30 pm

Join us this fall for an introduction to calligraphy with artist Marilyn Woycenko.

Calligraphy is the art of drawing letters in a beautiful and harmonious style and this free program is just in time to add a little style to your holiday cards!  

Songs and Solos for Classic Guitar at Spirit Lake
Saturday, November 16, 2:00 pm

Come enjoy classical music from the Renaissance, Romantic and Modern periods as well as popular music of the 19th and 20th centuries.  

Larry Almeida will introduce each musical selection and share historical information, biographical notes or personal experiences to help listeners engage with the performance. 


Spirit Lake: Happy Hands, Full Hearts, all ages welcome

2nd Saturdays, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, 11:00am-12:00 pm

Families are invited to learn through creating art together. We will experiment with new techniques and mediums, as well as re-purpose everyday items.