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Programs for Adults

Programs for Adults

We will be closed October 25, 2018, for ALL STAFF DAY.


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What will you need in 2030?

As the Community Library Network plans for the next ten years, we want to know what services, resources, and programs you think you will need in 2030. Please take a few minutes and fill out our survey.

Find out more about our planning efforts at CommunityLibrary.Net/Future.

As we gather more information the report is edited in real time. You are looking at the most up-to-date version.


A virtual rendering of what our new space will look like

We have a new space under construction for the Post Falls Library

We would LOVE to hear what you think we should do with Post Fall's new space. Click Here to fill out our super short survey!

For a sneak peek at our plans and a virtual fly-through, click here!

Special Events

Post Falls Playing With Ink: a writers group is taking a break until December
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am
Post Falls Library

Playing With Ink will be taking a break until December to focus on preparing for and supporting NaNoWriMo. (NaNoWriMo means National Novel Writing Month!)

Athol Kick-Off Party for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 
Saturday, October 20, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Athol Library

Calling all aspiring writers!

The Athol Library is hosting a kick-off party for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and you're invited. Learn all about NaNoWriMo, have some refreshments, and get ready to plan your novel!  Free. 

Spirit Lake - Make Your Own Clothespin Chair!
Saturday, October 20, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Spirit Lake Library

This easy rocking chair craft can be a rustic decoration on its own, or a seat for a doll or teddy bear. For adults; free.

Call to register, (208) 623-5353 or stop by the library.

How to Make Apple Cider @ Pinehurst
Sunday, October 21, 2:00 pm
Pinehurst Library

Do you hate to see fall’s bounty of beautiful apples going to waste?

Join us to learn how to make hard and sweet apple ciders with Steve Anderson from Make Wine, Make Beer. Free.

Fall in the Garden with Master Gardener Kurt Madison @ Hayden
Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 pm
Hayden Library

What can you do this fall to help your garden thrive its best in the spring?

Master Gardener Kurt Madison will let give you a list of what you can do now to have the best garden when the weather warms up again.

STCU: Preventing Fraud & Identity Theft @ Hayden Library
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 pm
Hayden Library

Learn how to protect your finances from the bad guys at this free STCU workshop.

You will learn what attracts identity thieves and other criminals; how to spot the warning signs of fraud; get the latest about trending scams; and learn about key resources to keep your finances safe and protected.  A light meal will be served, so plan to arrive a few minutes early.  Register online.

Athol National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Preparation Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Athol Library

Prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at the Athol Library.

Enjoy an interactive presentation and brainstorm for your novel-in-a-month! Free.

ALL STAFF DAY!
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Athol Library
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Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Harrison Library
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Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Hayden Library
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Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Pinehurst Library
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Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Post Falls Library
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Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Rathdrum Library
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Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Spirit Lake Library

All Community Library Network Libraries will be closed Thursday, October 25, 2018, for ALL STAFF DAY.

Steampunk Costume Party
Friday, October 26, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Spirit Lake Library

Dress up in your finest retro-futuristic garb and join us for the noble art of tea dueling, a portrait photography booth, a screening of some newfangled motion-pictures, and more!

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick-off Party
Saturday, October 27, 12:00 pm
Post Falls Library

Hello Writers! Come and mingle with other writers that are embarking on the journey of NaNoWriMo!

Enjoy some refreshments and meet the Municipal Liaisons who represent the NaNoWriMo community for North Idaho! Have fun stretching your writing muscles with some fun prompts and get ready for a great National Novel Writing Month.

Music of Four Centuries
Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 pm
Hayden Library

Peter Fletcher is an American classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. He performs over 100 concerts a year, and his recordings have been critically acclaimed. Peter offers an audience friendly, solo recital including repertoire that runs the gamut from the Renaissance Period through the 20th Century.  

Find out more about him at www.peterfletcher.com. Free.

Athol Kick-Off Party for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 
Saturday, October 20, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Calling all aspiring writers!

The Athol Library is hosting a kick-off party for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and you're invited. Learn all about NaNoWriMo, have some refreshments, and get ready to plan your novel!  Free. 

Athol National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Preparation Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at the Athol Library.

Enjoy an interactive presentation and brainstorm for your novel-in-a-month! Free.

Athol Write in Sessions
Repeats every month until Wed Nov 28 2018. Also includes Thu Nov 15 2018, Wed Nov 28 2018.
Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Thursday, November 15, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Come write at the Athol Library!

The meeting room will be reserved from 5:30 to 7:30PM with refreshments and paper/pens provided. Free.

Athol National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Thank God It’s Over Party
Saturday, December 1, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Information about this awesome event coming soon!

ALL STAFF DAY!
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

All Community Library Network Libraries will be closed Thursday, October 25, 2018, for ALL STAFF DAY.


Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Community Library Network table at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

3rd Saturdays, ongoing-October, 9am-noon
September 15, October 20

Gentle Yoga with Isabel @ Athol

Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come in and experience the calming practice of yoga. It relaxes both your mind and body. Just bring your yoga mat.

ABC (Athol, Bayview, Careywood) Farmers Market

Come on out! We are here every Friday, 2:00-6:00pm, through October at the City Park in Athol!

Bayview Book Club

3rd Wednesday, each month, 4:00 - 6:00 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. Check here for upcoming book club info!

ALL STAFF DAY!

All Community Library Network Libraries will be closed Thursday, October 25, 2018, for ALL STAFF DAY.

Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesday Bunch

Bring any needlework or craft project and enjoy getting together with neighbors and friends.

Harrison Book Club

Join us as we talk about books! We promise a great hour of laughter, sharing and conversation. Find out more at the front desk. Check here for upcoming book club info!

Fall in the Garden with Master Gardener Kurt Madison @ Hayden
Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 pm

What can you do this fall to help your garden thrive its best in the spring?

Master Gardener Kurt Madison will let give you a list of what you can do now to have the best garden when the weather warms up again.

STCU: Preventing Fraud & Identity Theft @ Hayden Library
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 pm

Learn how to protect your finances from the bad guys at this free STCU workshop.

You will learn what attracts identity thieves and other criminals; how to spot the warning signs of fraud; get the latest about trending scams; and learn about key resources to keep your finances safe and protected.  A light meal will be served, so plan to arrive a few minutes early.  Register online.

ALL STAFF DAY!
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

All Community Library Network Libraries will be closed Thursday, October 25, 2018, for ALL STAFF DAY.

Music of Four Centuries
Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 pm

Peter Fletcher is an American classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. He performs over 100 concerts a year, and his recordings have been critically acclaimed. Peter offers an audience friendly, solo recital including repertoire that runs the gamut from the Renaissance Period through the 20th Century.  

Find out more about him at www.peterfletcher.com. Free.

Friends of the Community Library Book Sale at the Hayden Library
Friday, November 2, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday, November 2, 4 to 7 pm and Saturday, November 3, 10 am to 2 pm

Come check out our awesome book sale!

Readers can choose from thousand of books, all in good condition, and most costing less than $2.  In addition, DVDs, audio books, CDs, and puzzles will be available. The sale features multiple categories and genres of books for all ages, in paperback and hard cover.  Find out more: CommunityLibrary.Net/BookSale

Friends of the Community Library Book Sale at the Hayden Library
Saturday, November 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday, November 2, 4 to 7 pm and Saturday, November 3, 10 am to 2 pm

Come check out our awesome book sale!

Readers can choose from thousand of books, all in good condition, and most costing less than $2.  In addition, DVDs, audio books, CDs, and puzzles will be available. The sale features multiple categories and genres of books for all ages, in paperback and hard cover.  Find out more: CommunityLibrary.Net/BookSale

Hayden National Novel Writing Month Learn from Seasoned Pros
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 13 2018.
Tuesday, November 6, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 13, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Learn more about NaNoWriMo and get some insight into the writing process with a NaNoWriMo liaison. 

How to Make Apple Cider @ Hayden
Sunday, November 18, 2:00 pm

Do you hate to see fall’s bounty of beautiful apples going to waste?

Join us to learn how to make hard and sweet apple ciders with Steve Anderson from Make Wine, Make Beer. Free.

Hayden National Novel Writing Month Write-In Sessions
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 27 2018.
Tuesday, November 20, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, November 27, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Our meeting room will be open to anyone who needs room to spread out notes or just wants to meet, discuss their novels, and encourage other writers! 

Refreshments. 

Retire with a Purpose
Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 pm

Learn concepts and exercises to help you begin to unlock your purpose to lead a happier, healthier, and longer life—before, at, and beyond retirement.

Find out why your path to purpose revolves around a variety of personal priorities, including social, financial, physical, mental and spiritual. We will help you create your life purpose statement, and discover how you can put it into practice.

Securities and advisory services offered through Centaurus Financial, Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC, Registered Broker Dealer and a Registered Investment Advisor.  Marcheso & Thew and Centaurus Financial are not affiliated. This is not an offer to sell securities, which may be done only after proper delivery of a prospectus and client suitability has been reviewed and determined.  Information relating to securities is intended for use by individuals residing in (ID, AZ, CA, FL, MD, MT, OR, VA, & WA).

How to Make Beer @ Hayden
Sunday, December 2, 2:00 pm

Join us to learn how to make beer with Steve Anderson from Make Wine, Make Beer. Free.


Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Community Library Network table at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

3rd Saturdays, ongoing-October, 9am-noon
September 15, October 20

Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition - Hoard of the Dragon Queen Campaign

Sessions are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month - 4:30 pm - 8 pm.

Come join one of our campaigns here at the Hayden Library! Registration Required.

 

Hayden - Gentle Yoga

Thursdays, 1 - 2 pm. Find balance, strength, and peace through yoga!

Instructor Isabel Dasilva will guide you through this gentle but fulfilling exercise.
 

Hayden Coffee and Coloring

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

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

Geezer Forum South

Every 3rd Tuesday, 2 pm

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!

Tech Help

1st and 3rd Wednesday, 2 - 4 pm

Have questions about your mobile devices – smart phone, 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!

Adult Game Night

Every Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. (ongoing - December 5)

Come in and play board games with other members of the community for a fantastic experience. You can use the games we provide or bring your own.

Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition: Curse of Strahd Campaign

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 4:30 pm - 8 pm

Come join one of our campaigns here at the Hayden Library! Registration Required

Hayden Mystery Matinee Book Club

Want to pick your own title? Come to our Mystery Matinee to discuss your book.

3rd Wednesday of each month @ 2:00 p.m.

Check here for upcoming book club info!

Hayden Library - Panhandle Pageturners Book Club

Join us as we talk about books! We promise a great hour of laughter, sharing and conversation. Find out more at the front desk.

Last Wednesday of each month @ 2:00 p.m.

Check here for upcoming book club info!

How to Make Apple Cider @ Pinehurst
Sunday, October 21, 2:00 pm

Do you hate to see fall’s bounty of beautiful apples going to waste?

Join us to learn how to make hard and sweet apple ciders with Steve Anderson from Make Wine, Make Beer. Free.

ALL STAFF DAY!
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

All Community Library Network Libraries will be closed Thursday, October 25, 2018, for ALL STAFF DAY.

Beeswax glow lights
Monday, November 5, 6:00 pm

Learn to make cute Beeswax Glow Lights, decorated with pressed plants.

Free, all supplies provided. Feel free to bring small pressed plants to decorate your glow light.

Limited space, please call the Pinehurst library at 208-682-3483 or stop by to sign up.

Pinehurst Making Gingerbread Houses, all ages welcome
Friday, December 7, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us at the Pinehurst Library for our annual gingerbread-making program. Bring the whole family along for a free, fun, and festive Friday.


Tech Time @ Pinehurst

Every Friday, noon-2 pm

Our very own Eloise will answer your technology questions and trouble shoot problems. She gives instruction on a variety of topics including signing up for an email account, getting started on Facebook or even starting your very own blog. Please sign up ahead of time with a brief description of what you would like Eloise to help you with.

Reiki Clinic

We have a small group of trained Reiki practitioners who offer 30-minute Reiki treatments at 5:30 and 6:00 (limited to two participants per time slot).

The International Center for Reiki Training says "Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive."

Post Falls Playing With Ink: a writers group is taking a break until December
Repeats every month on October, November on the second Saturday until Sat Nov 24 2018.
Saturday, September 8, 10:00 am, Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am, Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am

Playing With Ink will be taking a break until December to focus on preparing for and supporting NaNoWriMo. (NaNoWriMo means National Novel Writing Month!)

ALL STAFF DAY!
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

All Community Library Network Libraries will be closed Thursday, October 25, 2018, for ALL STAFF DAY.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick-off Party
Saturday, October 27, 12:00 pm

Hello Writers! Come and mingle with other writers that are embarking on the journey of NaNoWriMo!

Enjoy some refreshments and meet the Municipal Liaisons who represent the NaNoWriMo community for North Idaho! Have fun stretching your writing muscles with some fun prompts and get ready for a great National Novel Writing Month.

How to Make Apple Cider @ Post Falls
Sunday, November 4, 2:00 pm

Do you hate to see fall’s bounty of beautiful apples going to waste?

Join us to learn how to make hard and sweet apple ciders with Steve Anderson from Make Wine, Make Beer. Free.

Retire with a Purpose
Thursday, December 6, 6:00 pm

Learn concepts and exercises to help you begin to unlock your purpose to lead a happier, healthier, and longer life—before, at, and beyond retirement.

Find out why your path to purpose revolves around a variety of personal priorities, including social, financial, physical, mental and spiritual. We will help you create your life purpose statement, and discover how you can put it into practice.

Securities and advisory services offered through Centaurus Financial, Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC, Registered Broker Dealer and a Registered Investment Advisor.  Marcheso & Thew and Centaurus Financial are not affiliated. This is not an offer to sell securities, which may be done only after proper delivery of a prospectus and client suitability has been reviewed and determined.  Information relating to securities is intended for use by individuals residing in (ID, AZ, CA, FL, MD, MT, OR, VA, & WA).


Post Falls Self-Paced Computer Classes

Mondays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Apprehensive about manipulating a mouse? Confused about what an app is? Need help with how to set up an Email? Do you have a different idea of what a browser is?

Come in to learn the basics of how to use a computer and the lingo surrounding it. This self-paced program is facilitated by one of our knowledgeable staff so when you have a question there is someone there to help you along.

Post Falls English Language Classes

Tuesday, October 9th & 23rd, November 13th and 20th, December 4th & 18th

New to the English language? Nuevo en el idioma Inglés? Neu in der englischen Sprache? Tuesday, November 13, 6p.m.

Join a community of learners. Build on your English language skills and have fun, too. Free. Classes will be offered through December.

Post Falls Library Book Club

Join us as we talk about books! We promise a great hour of laughter, sharing and conversation. Find out more at the front desk.

Last Tuesday of each Month @ 1:00 pm. Registration required.

Check here for upcoming book club info!

There will not be a book club for the last Tuesday of the month in August.

ALL STAFF DAY!
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

All Community Library Network Libraries will be closed Thursday, October 25, 2018, for ALL STAFF DAY.

Retire with a Purpose
Tuesday, November 20, 6:00 pm

Learn concepts and exercises to help you begin to unlock your purpose to lead a happier, healthier, and longer life—before, at, and beyond retirement.

Find out why your path to purpose revolves around a variety of personal priorities, including social, financial, physical, mental and spiritual. We will help you create your life purpose statement, and discover how you can put it into practice.

Securities and advisory services offered through Centaurus Financial, Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC, Registered Broker Dealer and a Registered Investment Advisor.  Marcheso & Thew and Centaurus Financial are not affiliated. This is not an offer to sell securities, which may be done only after proper delivery of a prospectus and client suitability has been reviewed and determined.  Information relating to securities is intended for use by individuals residing in (ID, AZ, CA, FL, MD, MT, OR, VA, & WA).

Knit Along

Bring your own project and enjoy each other’s company.

All skill levels welcome.

Skilled knitter on hand to assist.

Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Community Library Network table at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

3rd Saturdays, ongoing-October, 9am-noon
September 15, October 20

Rathdrum Library Book Club

Join us as we talk about books! We promise a great hour of laughter, sharing and conversation. Find out more at the front desk.

1st Tuesday of each Month @ 3:00 p.m.

Check here for book club info!

Spirit Lake - Make Your Own Clothespin Chair!
Saturday, October 20, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This easy rocking chair craft can be a rustic decoration on its own, or a seat for a doll or teddy bear. For adults; free.

Call to register, (208) 623-5353 or stop by the library.

ALL STAFF DAY!
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

All Community Library Network Libraries will be closed Thursday, October 25, 2018, for ALL STAFF DAY.

Steampunk Costume Party
Friday, October 26, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dress up in your finest retro-futuristic garb and join us for the noble art of tea dueling, a portrait photography booth, a screening of some newfangled motion-pictures, and more!

Spirit Lake National Novel Writing Month Write-In Sessions
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 29 2018 except Thu Nov 22 2018.
Thursday, November 1, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 8, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 15, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 29, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Our meeting room will be open to anyone who needs room to spread out notes or just wants to meet, discuss their novels, and encourage other writers!

Spirit Lake Library Cookie Contest
Saturday, November 3, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Bring two-dozen homemade cookies to the library before 1:00 to enter,

or

just arrive between 1:00 and 2:00 to help with the difficult task of judging the entries!

Make Your Own Yogurt
Saturday, November 10, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Learn how to make your own yogurt at home with simple equipment.

Save money and experiment with your own recipes once you know how to make this nutritious and healthy food in your own kitchen!

Brickle Creek Story Time, geared to ages 3-5 years
Wednesday, December 5, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for story time at Brickle Creek Coffee.

Enjoy a fun story time and cup of your favorite hot beverage.


Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Community Library Network table at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

3rd Saturdays, ongoing-October, 9am-noon
September 15, October 20