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Banned Books Week

September 22-28

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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!

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Special Events

Read and win 2 tickets to Sesame Street Live!

Between now and December 5, read 100 books with your child, log what you read on the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten page to be automatically entered into the drawing.
Log in or create an account at CommunityLibrary.net/1000Books.
Drawing will be held December 5, 5pm. Winner will receive 2 tickets to the December 8, 2pm show of Sesame Street Live! at the Spokane Arena.
Prize valued at $125. One entry per child. Drawing open to families with children age birth-5.


Pinehurst: DIY - Fix Small Appliances
Monday, November 18, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pinehurst Library
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Tuesday, November 19, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Pinehurst Library

DIY, fix small appliances:  Bring your small appliances, be it kitchen gadgets or anything else that’s small enough to be carried in by one person. A retired electrician will try to fix it with you. Please call the library at 208-682-3483 or stop by to sign up and to let us know what you will bring to be repaired.

Post Falls Bunco!
Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 pm
Post Falls Library

If you're rowdy and wild, you'll love our Bunco group!

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

Post Falls River City Garden Club
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm
Post Falls Library

Just in time for the holiday season, Georgiann from Vanhoff's Garden Center demonstrates the art of festive wreath making.

One lucky guest will take home a fresh wreath at the end of the demonstration! River City Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Silver Valley Medicare Classes Part 4 at the Pinehurst Library
Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm
Pinehurst Library

Making It All Work For You with Linda Alldredge

Bring your copy of “Medicare and You”

Pinehurst: Making Medicare Work For You
Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm
Pinehurst Library

Medicare class with Linda Alldredge: Make it all work for you.

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

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: Getting Your Website Up and Running
Thursday, November 21, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Post Falls Library

This two hour course, presented by North Idaho Small Business Development Center’s Jamie Morgan, will help business owners in exploring the value proposition of an online presence, website design best practices, how to make websites mobile friendly and accessible, explore functional page structures, formatting of content, and the advantages of templates, and will guide participants through the website planning process.

The cost for this program has been covered by a “Libraries Lead with Digital Skills” grant funded by #GrowWithGoogle. Free.  No registration.

Post Falls, Potluck & Recipe Exchange
Saturday, November 23, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Post Falls Library

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your librarians!

We've put together some of our favorite holiday recipes to share with you; you bring a potluck dish to share with friends. We'll treat you to a copy of our recipes to take home, with some blank pages so you can jot down your favorites during the potluck. Free; no registration required.

Post Falls Make Stuff - November
Monday, November 25, 2:00 pm
Post Falls Library

Make time to make stuff! DIY crafts, snacks, and great company meet up in this hour-long crafting class.

Space is limited; sign up at the front desk. November’s craft: beeswax food wraps. (No babysitter? No problem! Your kids can enjoy crafts and toys nearby while you create.)

Pinehurst: Learn How To Make Homemade Pie
Monday, November 25, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Pinehurst Library
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Tuesday, November 26, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Pinehurst Library

Learn how to make homemade pie, at the library. Take it home to bake; just in time for Thanksgiving.

Very limited space, please call the library at 208-682-3483 or stop by to sign up. Pick up a supply list to bring to the class.

Athol, Memory Box: Creating a Memory Legacy
Thursday, January 16, 4:00 pm

Explore the power of memory with Virginia Taft.  Virginia will share her Memory Box journey and lead attendees through writing exercises designed to inspire the power of their own memories.   

Athol Aves o’May
Thursday, March 26, 6:00 pm

A Scottish harp and fiddle musical duo hailing from the Highlands and Aberdeenshire.  

Beccy and Lucie met while studying at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  The duo’s creative approach to arranging music brings new light to Scottish songs and melodies with sensitivity and elegance, effortlessly blending their varied musical backgrounds.

Harrison Aves o’May

A Scottish harp and fiddle musical duo hailing from the Highlands and Aberdeenshire.  

Beccy and Lucie met while studying at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  The duo’s creative approach to arranging music brings new light to Scottish songs and melodies with sensitivity and elegance, effortlessly blending their varied musical backgrounds.

Friday, March 27, 6:00 pm

Hayden Coffee and Coloring

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

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

Hayden Yoga for Adults

Every Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m

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

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

Wednesday, November 27th, 2:00 p.m.

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.

Hayden Tech Help

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

Have questions about your mobile devices – smartphone, 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! 

Drop in the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Hayden - Parents to Be!

3rd Fridays, 1-2pm (November 15December 20)

Join us as we explore pregnancy topics, make friends and create crafts for your baby to be.

This program is a great opportunity to discuss different pregnancy topics while connecting with others. Each month we will have a different prenatal focus.

This program is in partnership with Panhandle Health District's Parents as Teachers.

Hayden Geezer Forum South

Tuesday, November 19th, 2:00 p.m. (3rd Tuesday Each Month)

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!

Pinehurst: DIY - Fix Small Appliances
Monday, November 18, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

DIY, fix small appliances:  Bring your small appliances, be it kitchen gadgets or anything else that’s small enough to be carried in by one person. A retired electrician will try to fix it with you. Please call the library at 208-682-3483 or stop by to sign up and to let us know what you will bring to be repaired.

Pinehurst: DIY - Fix Small Appliances
Tuesday, November 19, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

DIY, fix small appliances:  Bring your small appliances, be it kitchen gadgets or anything else that’s small enough to be carried in by one person. A retired electrician will try to fix it with you. Please call the library at 208-682-3483 or stop by to sign up and to let us know what you will bring to be repaired.

Pinehurst: Making Medicare Work For You
Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm

Medicare class with Linda Alldredge: Make it all work for you.

Silver Valley Medicare Classes Part 4 at the Pinehurst Library
Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm

Making It All Work For You with Linda Alldredge

Bring your copy of “Medicare and You”

Pinehurst: Learn How To Make Homemade Pie
Monday, November 25, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn how to make homemade pie, at the library. Take it home to bake; just in time for Thanksgiving.

Very limited space, please call the library at 208-682-3483 or stop by to sign up. Pick up a supply list to bring to the class.

Pinehurst: Learn How To Make Homemade Pie
Tuesday, November 26, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Learn how to make homemade pie, at the library. Take it home to bake; just in time for Thanksgiving.

Very limited space, please call the library at 208-682-3483 or stop by to sign up. Pick up a supply list to bring to the class.

Pinehurst, Memory Box: Creating a Memory Legacy
Tuesday, January 28, 12:00 pm

Explore the power of memory with Virginia Taft.  Virginia will share her Memory Box journey and lead attendees through writing exercises designed to inspire the power of their own memories.   

Post Falls Painting with Monique, November 18, Part 3
Monday, November 18, 2:00 pm

Mondays, October 7 & 21, November 18, 2:00pm

Local artist Monique Carran’s philosophy is: Once you know how to mix colors, you can paint anything.

This three-part series will cover color theory, an introduction to drawing, and collage painting. Train your eye to see the beautiful colors around you, learn how to draw objects in pencil, and combine acrylic paint with memorabilia or natural objects to create a unique masterpiece.

Free. Space is limited; please register at the front desk.

Post Falls Bunco!
Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 pm

If you're rowdy and wild, you'll love our Bunco group!

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

Post Falls River City Garden Club
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm

Just in time for the holiday season, Georgiann from Vanhoff's Garden Center demonstrates the art of festive wreath making.

One lucky guest will take home a fresh wreath at the end of the demonstration! River City Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Post Falls: Getting Your Website Up and Running
Thursday, November 21, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This two hour course, presented by North Idaho Small Business Development Center’s Jamie Morgan, will help business owners in exploring the value proposition of an online presence, website design best practices, how to make websites mobile friendly and accessible, explore functional page structures, formatting of content, and the advantages of templates, and will guide participants through the website planning process.

The cost for this program has been covered by a “Libraries Lead with Digital Skills” grant funded by #GrowWithGoogle. Free.  No registration.

Post Falls, Potluck & Recipe Exchange
Saturday, November 23, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your librarians!

We've put together some of our favorite holiday recipes to share with you; you bring a potluck dish to share with friends. We'll treat you to a copy of our recipes to take home, with some blank pages so you can jot down your favorites during the potluck. Free; no registration required.

Post Falls Make Stuff - November
Monday, November 25, 2:00 pm

Make time to make stuff! DIY crafts, snacks, and great company meet up in this hour-long crafting class.

Space is limited; sign up at the front desk. November’s craft: beeswax food wraps. (No babysitter? No problem! Your kids can enjoy crafts and toys nearby while you create.)

Post Falls Future Ready: 3D Printing Training in December
Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Excited about 3D printing and would like a hand getting started? Attend our small group training sessions!

You’ll learn about our 3D printers, how you can order a model to be printed, and learn about free 3D design websites.

All ages welcome!

Post Falls, Memory Box: Creating a Memory Legacy
Saturday, January 4, 1:00 pm

Explore the power of memory with Virginia Taft.  Virginia will share her Memory Box journey and lead attendees through writing exercises designed to inspire the power of their own memories.   

Post Falls Aves o’May
Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 pm

A Scottish harp and fiddle musical duo hailing from the Highlands and Aberdeenshire.  

Beccy and Lucie met while studying at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  The duo’s creative approach to arranging music brings new light to Scottish songs and melodies with sensitivity and elegance, effortlessly blending their varied musical backgrounds.


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.

Post Falls, NaNoWriMo Come Write In - Weekdays

Weekdays, November 4-7, 12-14, & 18-20, 5:00-7:00pm

Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month (better known as NaNoWriMo)?

Write-In events are a great opportunity to take an otherwise solitary activity and make it a little more communal! The library will provide refreshments so you can focus on getting words onto the page.

Post Falls, NaNoWriMo Come Write In - Saturdays

Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, & 30, 2:30-5:00pm

Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month (better known as NaNoWriMo)?

Write-In events are a great opportunity to take an otherwise solitary activity and make it a little more communal! The library will provide refreshments so you can focus on getting words onto the page.

Bluegrass Jam at the Post Falls Library

Tuesdays, November 12 & 19, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Inland Northwest Bluegrass Music Association is happy to announce a bluegrass, folk, and country music jam at the Post Falls Library.

This is a circle jam, so bring your instruments and voice! Light refreshments served. You are welcome to listen or join in for lots of good music and fellowship. Free; no reservations required.

Post Falls Coffee & Coloring

Saturdays, November 16 & 30, December 21 & 28, 10:30am-12:00pm

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. All ages welcome!

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, Memory Box: Creating a Memory Legacy
Thursday, January 9, 2:00 pm

Explore the power of memory with Virginia Taft.  Virginia will share her Memory Box journey and lead attendees through writing exercises designed to inspire the power of their own memories.   

Rathdrum Aves o’May
Tuesday, March 17, 3:30 pm

A Scottish harp and fiddle musical duo hailing from the Highlands and Aberdeenshire.  

Beccy and Lucie met while studying at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  The duo’s creative approach to arranging music brings new light to Scottish songs and melodies with sensitivity and elegance, effortlessly blending their varied musical backgrounds.

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: 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.