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June 6 – August 30

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Story Encounters of the Best Kind

We are all about stories this summer and we’d love to help you share yours.   StoryCorps has an app that makes it easy and you can reserve iPads and mics at your local library.  Find out more at Athol, Spirit Lake and Post Falls libraries or visit the StoryCorps website.

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. To find out more, visit the StoryCorps website. https://storycorps.org/. Be sure and check the terms of use and privacy policy before you conduct your interviews.

2019 Summer Reading Theme: A Universe of Stories

Blast Off with a Good Book

Read six books, get your solar system card stamped, and turn it in to enter our monthly summer reading drawing. Earn a stamp for each book you read (e-books and audio books count, too) and each library program you attend. Get a new card and start earning another entry once one is finished!  Enter by earning badges on Beanstack or stop by your library and pick up your game card today!

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Special Events

Watch out for our upcoming Summer Events! They will have this icon:

Post Falls 3D Printing Training - July
Tuesday, July 23, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Post Falls Library

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.

Hayden - Gary Edwards: Music About and For Idaho
Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 pm
Hayden Library

Come listen to Gary Edwards as he plays guitar and sings a variety of music including originals focusing on Idaho.

He also plays folk music and 50’s songs that were popular at Coeur d’Alene High School.

Post Falls - Live Music with Jesse Warburton
Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Post Falls Library

Jesse Warburton, AKA Brother Music, will perform a creative blend of blues and gospel music.  Enjoy light refreshments while listening to Jesse’s unique poetic sound.  

3D Printer Exploration @ Harrison
Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Harrison Library

You’ve heard of 3D printing, now try it for yourself! What can you create?

Learn how 3D printing works, get your questions answered, and order a model today!

All ages welcome.

Coeur d’Alene Youth Marimba Band @ Post Falls
Thursday, July 25, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
community location
Q’emiln Park-Grand Pavilion

Enjoy the music of Zimbabwe with local youth. Dancing and participation is always encouraged.

Bring a chair or blanket for this high energy outdoor concert.

The whole family is invited to join us at Q’emiln Park at the Grand Pavilion for food, games, free books, along with the CDA Youth Marimba Band! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Let the parking attendant know you are participating in the summer reading program in order to park for free.

Pop-Up Library Meets Emerging Technology at Farragut State Park
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
community location
Farragut State Park

Join library staff from Emerging Technology and Youth Services as we experiment with stomp rockets and experience brand new technology like 3D printers and virtual reality.

Geared for ages 5-12 years, but all ages welcome. 

*Pick up your free State Park pass at any Community Library Network library (Post Falls Library has run out of passes)

The Bookmobile will be at Hayden Days: Loony Tunes
Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
community location
City Hall Park in Hayden

Stop by the bookmobile and play Cosmic Quiz.  

Kids and adults can participate and take home a fun factoid totem.

Community Library Network custom made PokéMOON cards created by our own Charlie the NoiseGuy

PS. These are not Pokémon cards...they are PokéMOON cards!

Post Falls - The History and Health of Cacao
Saturday, July 27, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Post Falls Library

Who doesn’t love chocolate?  

Discover the ins and outs of raw chocolate with Sally from the EurekaSally Gallery of Art and Chocolate in Wallace.  Get hands-on experience mixing—and tasting!--while you learn about the history and health benefits of cacao.  

Space is limited, sign up to reserve your place!

The Bookmobile will be at Harrison Old Timer’s Picnic Parade
Sunday, July 28, 10:00 am
community location
Harrison Old Timer’s Picnic Parade

Come see the bookmobile and your favorite librarians!

Post Falls Crafty Ladies!
Monday, July 29, 2:00 pm
Post Falls Library

DIY crafts, snacks, and great company meet up in this hour-long crafting class.

We will guide you through step-by-step to create a one-of-a-kind craft you can proudly display for friends and family.

Space is limited; sign up at the front desk. 

Post Falls LitLover’s Book Club
Tuesday, July 30, 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. 

July’s book is The English Girl by Daniel Silva. For more book club info visit our newsletter!
 

Athol Library

208-683-2979

Pop-Up Library Meets Emerging Technology at Farragut State Park
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join library staff from Emerging Technology and Youth Services as we experiment with stomp rockets and experience brand new technology like 3D printers and virtual reality.

Geared for ages 5-12 years, but all ages welcome. 

*Pick up your free State Park pass at any Community Library Network library (Post Falls Library has run out of passes)

Farragut State Park

The Bookmobile will be at Athol Daze Parade
Saturday, August 10, 9:00 am

Come see the bookmobile and your favorite librarians!

Athol Daze Parade

Athol BBQ 101
Wednesday, August 14, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Want to learn how to grill like the pros?  

Discover the secrets to barbecuing chicken on any grill with hands-on experience and great tips from Pit Master Dave Hart.  You get to sample the results!  

Free.  No registration need. 

Charlie the NoiseGuy at the North Idaho State Fair
Repeats every 2 days until Fri Aug 23 2019.
Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am, Friday, August 23, 11:00 am

North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

North Idaho State Fairgrounds

Charlie the NoiseGuy at the North Idaho State Fair
Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am, Friday, August 23, 11:00 am

North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

North Idaho State Fairgrounds

Sean Gaskell, West African Kora
Thursday, September 5, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sean Gaskell will present programs on the West African kora, a 21 string harp that is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.   Each program will last 60 minutes and consist of 6-7 songs.

Between songs, Sean will talk about the kora, how it is built, who typically plays it and its cultural significance.

Hayden Library, Wednesday Sept 4, 6:00-7:00
Athol Library, Thursday Sept 5, 6:00-7:00
Pinehurst, Friday Sept 6, 6:00 -7:00

Charlie the NoiseGuy at the North Idaho State Fair

North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am, Friday, August 23, 11:00 am

North Idaho State Fairgrounds

The Bookmobile will be at Harrison Old Timer’s Picnic Parade

Come see the bookmobile and your favorite librarians!

Sunday, July 28, 10:00 am

Harrison Old Timer’s Picnic Parade

3D Printer Exploration @ Harrison

You’ve heard of 3D printing, now try it for yourself! What can you create?

Learn how 3D printing works, get your questions answered, and order a model today!

All ages welcome.

Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hayden - Gary Edwards: Music About and For Idaho
Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 pm

Come listen to Gary Edwards as he plays guitar and sings a variety of music including originals focusing on Idaho.

He also plays folk music and 50’s songs that were popular at Coeur d’Alene High School.

Pop-Up Library Meets Emerging Technology at Farragut State Park
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join library staff from Emerging Technology and Youth Services as we experiment with stomp rockets and experience brand new technology like 3D printers and virtual reality.

Geared for ages 5-12 years, but all ages welcome. 

*Pick up your free State Park pass at any Community Library Network library (Post Falls Library has run out of passes)

Farragut State Park

The Bookmobile will be at Hayden Days: Loony Tunes
Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Stop by the bookmobile and play Cosmic Quiz.  

Kids and adults can participate and take home a fun factoid totem.

Community Library Network custom made PokéMOON cards created by our own Charlie the NoiseGuy

PS. These are not Pokémon cards...they are PokéMOON cards!

City Hall Park in Hayden

The Bookmobile will be at National Night Out, Hayden City Park
Tuesday, August 6, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Come see the bookmobile and your favorite librarians!

Hayden City Park

Charlie the NoiseGuy at the North Idaho State Fair
Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am, Friday, August 23, 11:00 am

North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

North Idaho State Fairgrounds

Sean Gaskell, West African Kora
Wednesday, September 4, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sean Gaskell will present programs on the West African kora, a 21 string harp that is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.   Each program will last 60 minutes and consist of 6-7 songs.

Between songs, Sean will talk about the kora, how it is built, who typically plays it and its cultural significance.

Hayden Library, Wednesday Sept 4, 6:00-7:00
Athol Library, Thursday Sept 5, 6:00-7:00
Pinehurst, Friday Sept 6, 6:00 -7:00

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.

Zumba at Pinehurst
Thursday, August 1, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Prospect Group Fitness on the lawn at the Pinehurst Library for Family Zumba!

Come shake it up and learn some new dance moves!

This event is open to all ages!

The Bookmobile will be at Pinehurst Days Parade
Saturday, August 3, 11:00 am

Come see the bookmobile and your favorite librarians!

Pinehurst Days Parade

Charlie the NoiseGuy at the North Idaho State Fair
Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am, Friday, August 23, 11:00 am

North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

North Idaho State Fairgrounds

Sean Gaskell, West African Kora
Friday, September 6, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sean Gaskell will present programs on the West African kora, a 21 string harp that is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.   Each program will last 60 minutes and consist of 6-7 songs.

Between songs, Sean will talk about the kora, how it is built, who typically plays it and its cultural significance.

Hayden Library, Wednesday Sept 4, 6:00-7:00
Athol Library, Thursday Sept 5, 6:00-7:00
Pinehurst, Friday Sept 6, 6:00 -7:00

Post Falls Library

208-773-1506

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Post Falls 3D Printing Training - July
Tuesday, July 23, 5:00 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.

Post Falls - Live Music with Jesse Warburton
Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Jesse Warburton, AKA Brother Music, will perform a creative blend of blues and gospel music.  Enjoy light refreshments while listening to Jesse’s unique poetic sound.  

Coeur d’Alene Youth Marimba Band @ Post Falls
Thursday, July 25, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Enjoy the music of Zimbabwe with local youth. Dancing and participation is always encouraged.

Bring a chair or blanket for this high energy outdoor concert.

The whole family is invited to join us at Q’emiln Park at the Grand Pavilion for food, games, free books, along with the CDA Youth Marimba Band! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Let the parking attendant know you are participating in the summer reading program in order to park for free.

Q’emiln Park-Grand Pavilion

Pop-Up Library Meets Emerging Technology at Farragut State Park
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join library staff from Emerging Technology and Youth Services as we experiment with stomp rockets and experience brand new technology like 3D printers and virtual reality.

Geared for ages 5-12 years, but all ages welcome. 

*Pick up your free State Park pass at any Community Library Network library (Post Falls Library has run out of passes)

Farragut State Park

Post Falls - The History and Health of Cacao
Saturday, July 27, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Who doesn’t love chocolate?  

Discover the ins and outs of raw chocolate with Sally from the EurekaSally Gallery of Art and Chocolate in Wallace.  Get hands-on experience mixing—and tasting!--while you learn about the history and health benefits of cacao.  

Space is limited, sign up to reserve your place!

Post Falls Crafty Ladies!
Monday, July 29, 2:00 pm

DIY crafts, snacks, and great company meet up in this hour-long crafting class.

We will guide you through step-by-step to create a one-of-a-kind craft you can proudly display for friends and family.

Space is limited; sign up at the front desk. 

Post Falls LitLover’s Book Club
Tuesday, July 30, 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. 

July’s book is The English Girl by Daniel Silva. For more book club info visit our newsletter!
 

Post Falls 3D Printing Training - August
Wednesday, August 14, 5:00 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.

Charlie the NoiseGuy at the North Idaho State Fair
Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am, Friday, August 23, 11:00 am

North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

North Idaho State Fairgrounds


Post Falls Computer Classes

Mondays, July 1-22, 2pm  

Learn about Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Get the pro tips that will advance your business acumen and take your personal computing up a notch! 

Pop-Up Library Meets Emerging Technology at Farragut State Park
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join library staff from Emerging Technology and Youth Services as we experiment with stomp rockets and experience brand new technology like 3D printers and virtual reality.

Geared for ages 5-12 years, but all ages welcome. 

*Pick up your free State Park pass at any Community Library Network library (Post Falls Library has run out of passes)

Farragut State Park

Charlie the NoiseGuy at the North Idaho State Fair
Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am, Friday, August 23, 11:00 am

North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

North Idaho State Fairgrounds

Spirit Lake Library

208-623-5353

Pop-Up Library Meets Emerging Technology at Farragut State Park
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join library staff from Emerging Technology and Youth Services as we experiment with stomp rockets and experience brand new technology like 3D printers and virtual reality.

Geared for ages 5-12 years, but all ages welcome. 

*Pick up your free State Park pass at any Community Library Network library (Post Falls Library has run out of passes)

Farragut State Park

Pop-Up Library Meets Emerging Technology at Brickle Creek Coffee
Saturday, August 17, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join library staff from Emerging Technology and Youth Services as we experiment with stomp rockets and experience brand new technology like 3D printers and virtual reality.

Geared for ages 5-12 years, but all ages welcome.

Brickel Creek Coffee in Spirit Lake

Charlie the NoiseGuy at the North Idaho State Fair
Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am, Friday, August 23, 11:00 am

North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

North Idaho State Fairgrounds