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The Community Library Network presents: The Hunger Games, Volunteer As Tribute!

In celebration of the upcoming Hunger Games Prequel, join us for the reaping—the selection of tributes to represent each district.

Each month, from November to May, Effie Trinket will host the reaping and award tokens after watching contestants eat snacks, play games, and have fun. Each token represents a chance for winning the grand prize.

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Special Events


Pinehurst Library presents: Everyone Welcome at the Library

We care about ADA.  

Help us make our facilities more accessible and come to our focus group. We have questions and you have answers.

For more information, call Randy Zepeda, 208-773-1506 x 329 or 208-449-6627.

  • Thursday, February 27, 9:00 am
    Pinehurst Library
Post Falls Teen Broadway Night, 6th-12th Graders

Enjoy singing along to all of your favorite hits from shows like Hamilton, Heathers, and Beetlejuice!

Make some Broadway show-themed crafts to display proudly.

  • Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Post Falls Library
3D Printer Workshop at the Post Falls Library

Did you know you can order 3D prints through the library?

Attend a small group training session to learn about our 3D printers, find out how you can order a model to be printed, and get introduced to free 3D design websites. All ages welcome!

  • Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    Post Falls Library
Post Falls Chess Club, all ages

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. All ages welcome! Free; no registration required.

  • Friday, March 13, 4:00 pm
    Post Falls Library
March 20th, Hayden NERF Squadron, ages 13-18

Bring your NERF guns (or borrow one of ours) and your friends (or make some here) and battle in the stacks after hours.

  • Friday, March 20, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Hayden Library
Pinehurst Library - The Hunger Games, Volunteer as Tribute!

District 9 (Grain & Salts) & District 10 (Livestock)

  • Friday, March 20, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Pinehurst Library
Post Falls March Make Stuff: Going To Seed Edition

Newspaper seed starting pots are quick and easy to make, inexpensive, and biodegradable.

Learn how to make your pots and get starter seeds you can plant in May for a beautiful (and tasty!) summer garden. All ages welcome. Please sign up at the front desk. 

  • Monday, March 23, 2:00 pm
    Post Falls Library

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.

Athol Imagination Explorers: TEENS, open to 6th-12th graders
 

Once a month on Wednesdays, at 11:30 AM  (Jan 15th, Feb 12th, Mar 11th, Apr 8th, and May 13th)

Join other homeschool and online teens for fun activities, crafts, games, & snacks.

Athol Lego Club for all ages

Once a month on Thursdays, at 4:00 PM,  (Jan 16th, Feb 20th, Mar 26, Apr 16th, and May 7th)

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.

January – Marble Runs
February – Zipline Adventures
March – Mini golf
April – Races
May - Animals

Athol Free to Be: TEENS, Open to 6th-12th grades

Once a month on Thursdays, at 4:00 PM  (January 23rd, February 13th, March 12th, April 9th, and May 14th)

Time just for teens to relax, hang out, listen to music, and have a snack. Each month is a new activity. It might be games, art, technology or something else completely.

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.

Harrison Library - The Hunger Games, Volunteer as Tribute!
Monday, April 20, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

District 11 (Agriculture) & District 12 (Coal)

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.

March 20th, Hayden NERF Squadron, ages 13-18
Friday, March 20, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your NERF guns (or borrow one of ours) and your friends (or make some here) and battle in the stacks after hours.

Hayden Library - The Hunger Games, Volunteer as Tribute!
Wednesday, May 20, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Capital 

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 Ukulele Lovers' Association

4th Tuesday each month (Tuesday, February 25th,) at 6:00 p.m.

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 Teen Anime Club, 6th-12th Graders

Second Tuesdays (March 10, April 14, May 12), 5:00-6:30 pm

Join us for art appreciation, anime shows, themed crafts, and snacks!

Other Worlds Sci-Fi & Fantasy March Book Club @ Hayden

Wednesday, March 11th, 6:00 p.m.

Discover new titles from all different types of science fiction and fantasy!

Choose your own book to read each month, then come together to discuss the quirks and themes of each subgenre in a spoiler-free setting.

March's Genre – MADE INTO MOVIES: SCI/FI

Suggested Titles:

  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Under the Dome by Stephen King
Hayden Teen Little Weird Painting Club, 6th-12th Graders

Second Saturdays (March 14, April 11, May 9), 2:00-4:00 pm

Teens are invited to make a different painting each month!

Space is limited, so please register your name and grade to teens@communitylibrary.net.

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.

Pinehurst Library - The Hunger Games, Volunteer as Tribute!
Friday, March 20, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

District 9 (Grain & Salts) & District 10 (Livestock)

Pinehurst Library presents: Everyone Welcome at the Library
Thursday, February 27, 9:00 am

We care about ADA.  

Help us make our facilities more accessible and come to our focus group. We have questions and you have answers.

For more information, call Randy Zepeda, 208-773-1506 x 329 or 208-449-6627.

Pinehurst Free to Be: Teen Hang-out, open to grades 6-12

2nd Wednesdays of the month (except for in January),  4 – 5 pm (January 15, February 12, March 11, April 8, and May 13)

Come hang out with your friends, have a snack, and play with cool gadgets. 

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.

Post Falls Teen Broadway Night, 6th-12th Graders
Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy singing along to all of your favorite hits from shows like Hamilton, Heathers, and Beetlejuice!

Make some Broadway show-themed crafts to display proudly.

3D Printer Workshop at the Post Falls Library
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Did you know you can order 3D prints through the library?

Attend a small group training session to learn about our 3D printers, find out how you can order a model to be printed, and get introduced to free 3D design websites. All ages welcome!

Post Falls Chess Club, all ages
Friday, March 13, 4:00 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. All ages welcome! Free; no registration required.

Post Falls March Make Stuff: Going To Seed Edition
Monday, March 23, 2:00 pm

Newspaper seed starting pots are quick and easy to make, inexpensive, and biodegradable.

Learn how to make your pots and get starter seeds you can plant in May for a beautiful (and tasty!) summer garden. All ages welcome. Please sign up at the front desk. 

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 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. 

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 Teen Gaming Days, 6th-12th Graders

Tuesdays and Fridays in Wilma’s Realm, 3:00-5:00 pm

Play some games on the Nintendo Switch while enjoying a snack.

Post Falls Teen Billie Eilish Art Contest, 6th-12th Graders

Now through March 13

We are celebrating Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell’s 5 Grammy wins!

Enter a drawing or painting based on any of their songs including, but not limited to Bad Guy, Ocean Eyes, Lovely, and Everything I Wanted. Please turn your art into the library with your name, grade, and song written on the back. Prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, and all art will be displayed in Wilma’s Realm. 

Post Falls Bluegrass Jam 

First and Third Thursdays, February 20, March 5 & 19, 5:00-7:30 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

Every Saturday, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

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! 

Post Falls Teen Activity Days, 6th-12th Graders

Mondays and Wednesdays in Wilma’s Realm, 3:00-5:00 pm

We will be participating in crafts, games, challenges, and collaboration projects. Snacks will be served.

Post Falls Teen Anime Club, 6th-12th Graders

Third Tuesdays (March 17, April 21, May 19), 5:00-6:30 pm

Join us for art appreciation, anime shows, themed crafts, and snacks!

Post Falls Teen Rainbow Squad, 6th-12th Graders

Third Saturdays (March 21, April 18, May 16), 11:00 am-1:00 pm

All teens in the LGBTQ+ community and Allies are welcome to attend.

Activities include games, crafts, volunteers, speakers, and snacks. 

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 Free to be Teen Game Scene, for ages 11-18

Second Mondays, January 13 - May 11, 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

Don’t want to read at the library? Come play games instead!

Choose from our tabletop, card, and video games or bring your own to share. Snacks and drinks provided.

Rathdrum Free to be Teens, for ages 11-18

Fourth Mondays, January 27 - April 27, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Create, build, and connect at your library. Each month is something new! Snacks and drinks are provided.

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.

Spirit Lake Free to be Teens, For ages 11-18

Second Wednesdays, February 12 - May 13, 3:15 pm

Enjoy a stress-free environment where you can work on homework, a hobby, or a fun activity provided at the library. Snacks and drinks provided. 

3D Printer Visits Spirit Lake Library

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

Monday, February 24-Thursday, March 26 (These dates are estimates, as weather or programs might adjust them a day or two.)