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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


Composting Class with Sue Bockelman at Pinehurst
Tuesday, March 31, 2:00 pm
Pinehurst Library

Learn how to start and maintain a compost “Pile”, including what goes in it. Sue will also talk about how to use the finished product. Free.

Please call  208-682-3483 or stop at the front desk to sign up.

Healthy Soil Class with Sue Bockelman at Harrison
Saturday, April 4, 2:00 pm
Harrison Library

Learn how to care for and build up the soil that you’re growing your plants in. Happy roots make for happier plants and better yields!

We’ll talk about soil types, pH, and amendments.

Athol Library

208-683-2979

Picture of brochure for Read 20 in 20 promotion

Be Daring! Read 20 in 20

Be a daring reader and tackle twenty books in 2020! Which library has the most daring readers? Let’s find out.

If your library wins, you and other readers will be treated to a gourmet cupcake and coffee bar in January 2021.

But there’s more! You can read to win adventure themed gift bags, a $100 gas card grand prize, and enter raffle drawings. Earn a “Be Daring-read 20 in 2020” button and a raffle entry for every 5 challenge successes by presenting your logbook to be stamped at your library.

Pick up your logbook with details at the front desk.

Healthy Soil Class with Sue Bockelman at Athol
Thursday, April 16, 1:00 pm

Learn how to care for and build up the soil that you’re growing your plants in. Happy roots make for happier plants and better yields!

We’ll talk about soil types, pH, and amendments.

Athol Discover Your Purpose
Thursday, May 7, 4:00 pm

It's never too late to start doing what's right for you. Take steps toward a brighter future and a fulfilling second life/career by participating in this interactive workshop at the library. Explore your interests and learn about the vast array of opportunities available at North Idaho College to help you determine your life purpose and contribute to the world.


Check out our recurring events!

Athol Lego Club for all ages
Once a month on Thursdays, (March 26, April 16th, and May 7th), 4:00 PM

All ages are invited for Lego fun. Each month is a new challenge or theme. Kids are welcome to build for that theme or build their own creation.

March – Mini Golf
April – Races
May - Animals

3D Printer Visits Athol

We want to give you a heads up of when you can expect to see the 3D Printer return to the Athol Library

Friday, June 26-Monday, July 27 (These dates are estimates, as weather or programs might adjust them a day or two.)

Harrison Library

208-689-3976

Picture of brochure for Read 20 in 20 promotion

Be Daring! Read 20 in 20

Be a daring reader and tackle twenty books in 2020! Which library has the most daring readers? Let’s find out.

If your library wins, you and other readers will be treated to a gourmet cupcake and coffee bar in January 2021.

But there’s more! You can read to win adventure themed gift bags, a $100 gas card grand prize, and enter raffle drawings. Earn a “Be Daring-read 20 in 2020” button and a raffle entry for every 5 challenge successes by presenting your logbook to be stamped at your library.

Pick up your logbook with details at the front desk.

Healthy Soil Class with Sue Bockelman at Harrison

Learn how to care for and build up the soil that you’re growing your plants in. Happy roots make for happier plants and better yields!

We’ll talk about soil types, pH, and amendments.

Saturday, April 4, 2:00 pm

Check out our recurring events!

3D Printer Visits Harrison

We want to give you a heads up of when you can expect to see the 3D Printer return to the Harrison Library

Wednesday, May 27-Friday, June 26 (These dates are estimates, as weather or programs might adjust them a day or two.)

Hayden Library

208-772-5612

Picture of brochure for Read 20 in 20 promotion

Be Daring! Read 20 in 20

Be a daring reader and tackle twenty books in 2020! Which library has the most daring readers? Let’s find out.

If your library wins, you and other readers will be treated to a gourmet cupcake and coffee bar in January 2021.

But there’s more! You can read to win adventure themed gift bags, a $100 gas card grand prize, and enter raffle drawings. Earn a “Be Daring-read 20 in 2020” button and a raffle entry for every 5 challenge successes by presenting your logbook to be stamped at your library.

Pick up your logbook with details at the front desk.

Hayden Discover Your Purpose
Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 pm

It's never too late to start doing what's right for you. Take steps toward a brighter future and a fulfilling second life/career by participating in this interactive workshop at the library. Explore your interests and learn about the vast array of opportunities available at North Idaho College to help you determine your life purpose and contribute to the world.


Check out our recurring events!

Hayden Chess Club, all ages

3rd Fridays, (January 17th, February 21st, March 20th, and April 17th), 4-5 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 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 Just Write

1st Thursday Each Month, (March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th), 6:00 pm

Do you dream of being a writer? Stop dreaming and start doing! Join a local author to learn the ins and outs of writing, publishing, and marketing fiction. Each class will be structured around a different topic, always leaving plenty of time for writerly discussions, exercises, and prompts. Writers of all levels welcome!

Hayden Gentle Yoga

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

Join us every Sunday afternoon for a peaceful exercise to start your week off right.

Hayden Geezer Forum South

3rd Tuesday Each Month, (March 17th, April 21th, May 24th), 2:00 pm

Presented by Professionals Serving Seniors, the Geezer Forum South hosts monthly discussions on various topics related to aging.

For more information, visit their Facebook page here.

Hayden Ukuele Lovers' Association

4th Tuesday Each Month, (March 24th, April 28th, May 26th), 6:00 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.

This program is free and open to adults and teens, middle school and up!

Pinehurst Library

208-682-3483

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Picture of brochure for Read 20 in 20 promotion

Be Daring! Read 20 in 20

Be a daring reader and tackle twenty books in 2020! Which library has the most daring readers? Let’s find out.

If your library wins, you and other readers will be treated to a gourmet cupcake and coffee bar in January 2021.

But there’s more! You can read to win adventure themed gift bags, a $100 gas card grand prize, and enter raffle drawings. Earn a “Be Daring-read 20 in 2020” button and a raffle entry for every 5 challenge successes by presenting your logbook to be stamped at your library.

Pick up your logbook with details at the front desk.

Composting Class with Sue Bockelman at Pinehurst
Tuesday, March 31, 2:00 pm

Learn how to start and maintain a compost “Pile”, including what goes in it. Sue will also talk about how to use the finished product. Free.

Please call  208-682-3483 or stop at the front desk to sign up.


Check out our recurring events!

Open Craft at Pinehurst

2nd Mondays, 6:00 pm (ongoing through May 11)

Bring what you’re working on, share ideas, drink tea and eat chocolate.

Pinehurst Knitting Circle

2nd Tuesdays, noon to 2:00 pm (ongoing through May 12)

Join us to learn how to knit, get help with projects or just hang out with knitters. Please call  208-682-3483 or stop at the front desk to sign up.

3D Printer Visits Pinehurst

We want to give you a heads up of when you can expect to see the 3D Printer return to the Pinehurst Library

Thursday, March 26 – Monday, April 27 (These dates are estimates, as weather or programs might adjust them a day or two.)

Post Falls Library

208-773-1506

Check out our Wilma's Realm Teen Center!

Picture of brochure for Read 20 in 20 promotion

Be Daring! Read 20 in 20

Be a daring reader and tackle twenty books in 2020! Which library has the most daring readers? Let’s find out.

If your library wins, you and other readers will be treated to a gourmet cupcake and coffee bar in January 2021.

But there’s more! You can read to win adventure themed gift bags, a $100 gas card grand prize, and enter raffle drawings. Earn a “Be Daring-read 20 in 2020” button and a raffle entry for every 5 challenge successes by presenting your logbook to be stamped at your library.

Pick up your logbook with details at the front desk.

Composting Class with Sue Bockelman at Post Falls
Saturday, April 11, 1:00 pm

Learn how to start and maintain a compost pile, including what goes in! We’ll also talk about how to use the finished product. Presented by Sue Bockelman, AKA “The Plant Pro.” 

Post Falls presents: Planting
Saturday, April 25, 1:00 pm

Learn how to properly plant trees, shrubs, perennials, and flowers in North Idaho.

This will be a hands-on presentation—prepare to get dirty! Presented by Sue Bockelman, AKA “The Plant Pro.” 

Post Falls April Make Stuff: Going To Seed Edition
Monday, April 27, 2:00 pm

Self-watering herb planters require very little attention and can keep you supplied with fresh herbs from your own kitchen counter.

Learn how to make a self-watering planter and get starter seeds for a tasty and low-maintenance indoor herb garden. All ages welcome. Please sign up at the front desk. 

Post Falls Discover Your Purpose
Monday, May 11, 5:30 pm

It's never too late to start doing what's right for you. Take steps toward a brighter future and a fulfilling second life/career by participating in this interactive workshop at the library. Explore your interests and learn about the vast array of opportunities available at North Idaho College to help you determine your life purpose and contribute to the world.

Post Falls May Make Stuff: Going To Seed Edition
Monday, May 18, 2:00 pm

Birds and butterflies benefit your garden by eating pests, pollinating plants, and controlling weed growth.

Learn how to make quick and simple butterfly feeders and pinecone bird feeders to keep your winged friends happy and contributing to your garden efforts. All ages welcome. Please sign up at the front desk. 


Check out our recurring events!

Post Falls Dungeons & Dragons

Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30 pm

Dungeon Master Dan Black leads an Adventurers Guild of character-driven, family-friendly quests. D.M. Dan will guide you through character building or help you tweak an existing character you can play during several ongoing original quests. Players choose together which quests to pursue. Bring your dice! For teens and adults.

Post Falls Computer Classes

Mondays, March 2 - 16, 2:00pm

The world of technology is a complicated place! We’ll help you navigate it during these user-friendly sessions.


March 2: Introduction to Computers
March 9: Computer Hardware & General Use
March 16: The World Wide Web & Internet Access
March 23: No Class
March 30: No Class

Post Falls First Friday Sewing Group

First Friday of Every Month, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Gather with a group of like-minded sewers to work on your projects. First Friday Sewing Group, hosted by North Idaho Quilters, welcomes hand sewers and machine sewers. Bring an extension cord and a seat cushion for your chair!

Post Falls River City Garden Club: 3rd Wednesdays

Third Wednesdays of each month, 6:30 pm

River City Garden Club is a gathering of like-minded gardeners who enjoy gardening and getting together to share activities, information, and friendship. They feature a different guest presenter and a garden-related topic at each meeting.

Rathdrum Library

208-687-1029

Picture of brochure for Read 20 in 20 promotion

Be Daring! Read 20 in 20

Be a daring reader and tackle twenty books in 2020! Which library has the most daring readers? Let’s find out.

If your library wins, you and other readers will be treated to a gourmet cupcake and coffee bar in January 2021.

But there’s more! You can read to win adventure themed gift bags, a $100 gas card grand prize, and enter raffle drawings. Earn a “Be Daring-read 20 in 2020” button and a raffle entry for every 5 challenge successes by presenting your logbook to be stamped at your library.

Pick up your logbook with details at the front desk.

Rathdrum Discover Your Purpose
Thursday, April 30, 10:30 am

It's never too late to start doing what's right for you. Take steps toward a brighter future and a fulfilling second life/career by participating in this interactive workshop at the library. Explore your interests and learn about the vast array of opportunities available at North Idaho College to help you determine your life purpose and contribute to the world.


Check out our recurring events!

3D Printer Visits Rathdrum

We want to give you a heads up of when you can expect to see the 3D Printer return to the Rathdrum Library

Monday, April 27-Wednesday, May 27 (These dates are estimates, as weather or programs might adjust them a day or two.)

Spirit Lake Library

208-623-5353

Picture of brochure for Read 20 in 20 promotion

Be Daring! Read 20 in 20

Be a daring reader and tackle twenty books in 2020! Which library has the most daring readers? Let’s find out.

If your library wins, you and other readers will be treated to a gourmet cupcake and coffee bar in January 2021.

But there’s more! You can read to win adventure themed gift bags, a $100 gas card grand prize, and enter raffle drawings. Earn a “Be Daring-read 20 in 2020” button and a raffle entry for every 5 challenge successes by presenting your logbook to be stamped at your library.

Pick up your logbook with details at the front desk.