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Programs for Adults

Mary E. Hanks
Writers Workshop: Indie Publishing Workshop

Local author Mary E. Hanks loves to inspire writers to publish their work.

Her workshop will cover the ins and outs of independent publishing including CreateSpace, Kindle Direct and Smashwords. Mary will share her story of becoming a published author and provide step-by-step instructions to help you get started on your own journey.

Athol: Saturday, Jan 13, 12:30-3:30

Post Falls: Saturday, Jan 20, 12:30-3:30

Spirit Lake: Saturday, Jan 27, at 1:00

Pinehurst:  Monday, Feb 5 and Monday, February 26, at 6:00pm (reservations required)

For more info check out our Visiting Author page!

The Write Stuff
Are you determined to write and publish your story this year?

Learn how to turn inspiration into stories that readers and publishers alike will love. Bestselling author Jack Castle draws on his adventurous life to write fascinating fiction.  His list of published work is impressive and he loves helping budding authors get published!  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best and network with other writers.  Free, no reservations needed.

Post Falls: Saturday Feb 17, 1-3 pm, How to Write Books That Sell

Hayden: Saturday Feb 24, 1-3 pm, How to Get Published 

Spirit Lake: Saturday March 3, 1-3 pm, How to Market your Books 

For more info check out our Visiting Author page!

The Art of Home Brewing - Beer
  • Monday, January 8, 6:00 pm
    Hayden Library
  • Monday, January 22, 6:00 pm
    Pinehurst Library
  • Monday, February 26, 6:30 pm
    Post Falls Library
  • Monday, March 12, 6:00 pm
    Athol Library

Join Steve Anderson from the Make Wine, Make Beer store, Coeur d’ Alene, to learn about the magic of fermentation involved in making beer.

Steve says that brewing beer shares techniques with pickle making and home canning and like many traditional foods it is an expression of regional customs and history. Free.

Please sign up ahead of time if attending this event at the Pinehurst Library.

Introduction to Bitcoin
  • Saturday, January 20, 1:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    Spirit Lake Library
Bitcoin is big news, but what is it, and how does it work?

We'll help you understand Bitcoin, altcoins, blockchains, wallets, account security, and more! We'll cover the biggest risks you could face and some basic legality questions you might need to have answered, too. This program is open to teens and adults.

Pet Tales
  • Saturday, January 20, 2:30 pm
    3:30 pm
    Pinehurst Library
Eloise will introduce various small pets with information on proper care, housing, diseases and more to help you decide which pet might be most suitable for your family.

Small animals will be present for you to look at and pet, including a: Dog, Cat, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, Chicken, a Small Bird, Rat, and a Baby Goat. (And maybe a surprise animal!) Please call or stop at the front desk to sign up.

STEM for Adults: Makerspace, 3D Printing and Hands-on Technology!
  • Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm
    Post Falls Library
The evening includes three hands-on stations, each showcasing a high-tech tool.

One station will allow folks to create simple projects for 3-D printing and watch the printer execute a design.  Another station will offer virtual reality exploration, and the third will give folks a chance to create their own video game.

Presented by Nick Madsen

Spa in a Box!
  • Wednesday, January 24, 4:30 pm
    6:00 pm
    Athol Library
Come in and make a spa kit for that special someone this Valentine's Day.

Make a box with sugar scrub, foot soak and bath salts that will delight. Please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot!

Mary E. Hanks
Writers Workshop: Indie Publishing Workshop

Local author Mary E. Hanks loves to inspire writers to publish their work.

Her workshop will cover the ins and outs of independent publishing including CreateSpace, Kindle Direct and Smashwords. Mary will share her story of becoming a published author and provide step-by-step instructions to help you get started on your own journey.

Athol: Saturday, Jan 13, 12:30-3:30

Post Falls: Saturday, Jan 20, 12:30-3:30

Spirit Lake: Saturday, Jan 27, at 1:00

Pinehurst:  Monday, Feb 5 and Monday, February 26, at 6:00pm (reservations required)

For more info check out our Visiting Author page!

Spa in a Box!
Wednesday, January 24, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Come in and make a spa kit for that special someone this Valentine's Day.

Make a box with sugar scrub, foot soak and bath salts that will delight. Please sign up at the front desk to reserve your spot!

The Art of Home Brewing - Beer
Monday, March 12, 6:00 pm

Join Steve Anderson from the Make Wine, Make Beer store, Coeur d’ Alene, to learn about the magic of fermentation involved in making beer.

Steve says that brewing beer shares techniques with pickle making and home canning and like many traditional foods it is an expression of regional customs and history. Free.

Please sign up ahead of time if attending this event at the Pinehurst Library.


Gentle Yoga
Come in and enjoy the peaceful practice of yoga.

Wednesdays, 11:00-12:00 am, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Yoga helps your body and your mind unwind and relax. Welcome to all ages and experience levels. Just bring your yoga mat.

Tech Help
Wednesdays, 2 pm - 4 pm
Have some questions about your device? Stuck using one of our online resources? Come in and get the help you need!
Chess Club
Thursdays, January 11 and 25, 4:30-5:45 pm

Do you want to learn the game of chess? Need some practice and want to hone your skills? Come into our chess club taught by local Steven Gregg. Welcome to all ages and experience levels.

Woman reading a book

Bayview 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!

Programs for Adults

The Art of Home Brewing - Beer
Monday, January 8, 6:00 pm

Join Steve Anderson from the Make Wine, Make Beer store, Coeur d’ Alene, to learn about the magic of fermentation involved in making beer.

Steve says that brewing beer shares techniques with pickle making and home canning and like many traditional foods it is an expression of regional customs and history. Free.

Please sign up ahead of time if attending this event at the Pinehurst Library.

English: Going to Work - miners at Wallace Idaho 1909 - copyrighted 1909 - public domain image in US now
Selling Sex in the Silver Valley
Thursday, February 8, 6:30 pm

Local author Dr. Heather Branstetter shares the life in a mining town in the early 1900s.

Once the largest silver producer in the world, Wallace became notorious for labor risings, hard drinking, gambling and prostitution.
The Write Stuff: Get Published
Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Whether you have a manuscript or not, join bestselling author Jack Castle to learn how to get published.

Free, no reservations needed.

For more info check out our Visiting Author page!


Tech Help
2nd & 4th Thursdays Every Month, 2 pm - 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!
Make It At the Library

3rd Saturdays, 10-11:30 am, Geared for families and friends of all ages

(January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19)

Have you used a green screen? Have you built a tower out of Legos? Have you controlled a robot? You could be an expert tinkerer or someone who has never used a screwdriver. You could be starting kindergarten or looking for something to fill your retirement. This event is for all ages so join us at the library for a time of collaborative building and exploration.

Man reading a book

Hayden Book Clubs

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

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

Check here for upcoming book club info!

Pinehurst Library

The library will be closed Monday, January 15, for Martin Luther King Day. No regular programs March 28 and April 4.

Mary E. Hanks
Writers Workshop: Indie Publishing Workshop

Local author Mary E. Hanks loves to inspire writers to publish their work.

Her workshop will cover the ins and outs of independent publishing including CreateSpace, Kindle Direct and Smashwords. Mary will share her story of becoming a published author and provide step-by-step instructions to help you get started on your own journey.

Athol: Saturday, Jan 13, 12:30-3:30

Post Falls: Saturday, Jan 20, 12:30-3:30

Spirit Lake: Saturday, Jan 27, at 1:00

Pinehurst:  Monday, Feb 5 and Monday, February 26, at 6:00pm (reservations required)

For more info check out our Visiting Author page!

Pet Tales
Saturday, January 20, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Eloise will introduce various small pets with information on proper care, housing, diseases and more to help you decide which pet might be most suitable for your family.

Small animals will be present for you to look at and pet, including a: Dog, Cat, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, Chicken, a Small Bird, Rat, and a Baby Goat. (And maybe a surprise animal!) Please call or stop at the front desk to sign up.

The Art of Home Brewing - Beer
Monday, January 22, 6:00 pm

Join Steve Anderson from the Make Wine, Make Beer store, Coeur d’ Alene, to learn about the magic of fermentation involved in making beer.

Steve says that brewing beer shares techniques with pickle making and home canning and like many traditional foods it is an expression of regional customs and history. Free.

Please sign up ahead of time if attending this event at the Pinehurst Library.


Computer Assistance
Fridays, 12-2 pm
Eloise, retired senior IT tech, will be available to assist members with technology questions. Bring your devices and your questions.
Open Craft Night
2nd Mondays, 6:00-8:00 pm
Bring whatever you are working on, we provide refreshments. It is a great place to share ideas, get inspired and converse with other crafters.
Reiki Circle
Monday, January 29, 6:30-8:00 pm – No program on Monday, February 19, President’s Day

For trained reiki practitioners to treat each other (a Reiki Circle) from 6:30-8:00

Reiki Clinic
Monday, January 29, 5:30 and 6:00 pm – No program on Monday, February 19, President’s Day
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."
Mary E. Hanks
Writers Workshop: Indie Publishing Workshop

Local author Mary E. Hanks loves to inspire writers to publish their work.

Her workshop will cover the ins and outs of independent publishing including CreateSpace, Kindle Direct and Smashwords. Mary will share her story of becoming a published author and provide step-by-step instructions to help you get started on your own journey.

Athol: Saturday, Jan 13, 12:30-3:30

Post Falls: Saturday, Jan 20, 12:30-3:30

Spirit Lake: Saturday, Jan 27, at 1:00

Pinehurst:  Monday, Feb 5 and Monday, February 26, at 6:00pm (reservations required)

For more info check out our Visiting Author page!

STEM for Adults: Makerspace, 3D Printing and Hands-on Technology!
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm
The evening includes three hands-on stations, each showcasing a high-tech tool.

One station will allow folks to create simple projects for 3-D printing and watch the printer execute a design.  Another station will offer virtual reality exploration, and the third will give folks a chance to create their own video game.

Presented by Nick Madsen

English: Going to Work - miners at Wallace Idaho 1909 - copyrighted 1909 - public domain image in US now
Selling Sex in the Silver Valley
Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 pm

Local author Dr. Heather Branstetter shares the life in a mining town in the early 1900s.

Once the largest silver producer in the world, Wallace became notorious for labor risings, hard drinking, gambling and prostitution.
Crafty Ladies: Sweet Heart Chalkboard
Wednesday, January 31, 6:00 pm
Make a cute decorative chalkboard hanging perfect for your house!

Sign up at the front desk starting January 17th!

The Write Stuff: Books that Sell
Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us as bestselling author Jack Castle gives us insider secrets on how to write books that sell.

Free, no reservations needed.

For more info check out our Visiting Author page!

The Art of Home Brewing - Beer
Monday, February 26, 6:30 pm

Join Steve Anderson from the Make Wine, Make Beer store, Coeur d’ Alene, to learn about the magic of fermentation involved in making beer.

Steve says that brewing beer shares techniques with pickle making and home canning and like many traditional foods it is an expression of regional customs and history. Free.

Please sign up ahead of time if attending this event at the Pinehurst Library.


Self-Paced Computer Classes - Classes start up again January 8, 2018

Mondays, 1-2 p.m. (January 8 -  May 26)

Learn the basics of using the computer. This class is self-guided with an instructor to help you! Please bring your library card and a set of ear phones. Free.

iPad/iPhone Class
Get to know your new device!

Classes are 1 - 2:30 P.M. Class size is limited - Please sign up at the front desk

Beginner Basics - January 11
Learn to Text/Email - January 18
Learn to Facebook - January 25
Questions & Review - January 25

*Bring device, charger, & necessary passwords  – MUST have iOS 10 or higher

Playing With Ink: a writers group

Second Saturdays, 10 – 11: 30 a.m. (starting in February)

Flex your writing muscles and join other writers as you work on your craft. After a 20-minute presentation and a writing exercise, the floor is open to discuss challenges and explore solutions. All skill levels welcome.   Feel free to drop in or stay for the entire session. 

February 10: Outlining
March 10: Conducting Research

Upcoming topics: 
Tone and Voice, Setting, Character Development, Dialogue, Mastering Metaphor, Showing Emotion, Vulnerability, Supporting Other Writers, Story Telling

The Art of Home Brewing - Cider
Monday, March 26, 6:00 pm

Join Steve Anderson from the Make Wine, Make Beer store, Coeur d’ Alene, to learn about the magic of fermentation involved in making cider.

Steve says that making cider shares techniques with pickle making and home canning and like many traditional foods it is an expression of regional customs and history. Free.

Man reading a book

Rathdrum 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 book club info!

Mary E. Hanks
Writers Workshop: Indie Publishing Workshop

Local author Mary E. Hanks loves to inspire writers to publish their work.

Her workshop will cover the ins and outs of independent publishing including CreateSpace, Kindle Direct and Smashwords. Mary will share her story of becoming a published author and provide step-by-step instructions to help you get started on your own journey.

Athol: Saturday, Jan 13, 12:30-3:30

Post Falls: Saturday, Jan 20, 12:30-3:30

Spirit Lake: Saturday, Jan 27, at 1:00

Pinehurst:  Monday, Feb 5 and Monday, February 26, at 6:00pm (reservations required)

For more info check out our Visiting Author page!

Introduction to Bitcoin
Saturday, January 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bitcoin is big news, but what is it, and how does it work?

We'll help you understand Bitcoin, altcoins, blockchains, wallets, account security, and more! We'll cover the biggest risks you could face and some basic legality questions you might need to have answered, too. This program is open to teens and adults.

Make Your Own Steampunk Jewelry
Saturday, February 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own earrings, necklace pendants, cuff links, or other jewelry?

We will supply the materials and some hints to help you get started! We will also show you the basics of jump rings and jewelry wire. Our theme is Steampunk, but you are also welcome to bring your own jewelry findings. This program is open to teens and adults. Space is limited, so please sign up at the front desk or call 208-623-5353.

The Art of Home Brewing - Cider
Monday, February 12, 5:00 pm

Join Steve Anderson from the Make Wine, Make Beer store, Coeur d’ Alene, to learn about the magic of fermentation involved in making cider.

Steve says that making cider shares techniques with pickle making and home canning and like many traditional foods it is an expression of regional customs and history. Free.

Bunco Game Day
Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bunco is an old dice game with rotating teams, making it perfect for passing the time while having fun with friends.
This program is open to teens and adults, so bring family and friends along and meet new people! If you have a favorite game day snack, bring that along to share as well. Our prize for the winner is dice, a bell, and a large fuzzy die to host your own games, too!
The Write Stuff: Market Your Book
Saturday, March 3, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
It’s one thing to get published, but it’s another thing to get folks to buy your book.

Find out how to market your book — or future book — from bestselling author Jack Castle. Free, no reservations needed.

For more info check out our Visiting Author page!

 


Coffee Shop Storytime
1st Wednesday, 10:30am – February 7th, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd
Join Miss Morgan for Storytime at Brickel Creek Coffee! Grown-ups get coffee and kids get stories! What could be better? Storytime is geared toward ages 2-6 years, but everyone is welcome! Located at 6133 Maine St., Spirit Lake