Thursday, June 30, 2016

Library Adds Free E-Books for Kids to Website

Children and families have another reason to read this summer.
A new online resource on the website for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library provides more than 600 free children’s e-books from any device with Internet access.
The fiction and nonfiction books from the Fable Learning site can be accessed by visiting www.cdalibrary.org and clicking the EXPLORE link. On non-library computers patrons need to log in with their library card number.
Fable Learning allows users to search for a title by name, author, or subject and to select titles based on grade level or Accelerated Reading searches.
Or users can simply browse all titles and covers  to see what captures their imaginations. The interactive books allows children to read the books as they would normally or to have the books read to them as words are highlighted on the page.
Remember, e-books still qualify as time for Reading Logs for Summer Reading at the library, even if the title is read to the child. Reading logs are available in the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level and at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road.
Fable Learning is one of several services for younger readers available online through the library’s EXPLORE link.
Others include:
► Tumble Books: Books younger readers can listen to.
► Novel List K-8 Plus: Books recommendations based on the readers’ interests.
► World Book Kids: Reference materials.
► Book Adventure:  A Sylvan Learning-maintained site with a free reading motivation program for ages K-8.
► Storyline Online: Streaming video from the Screen Actors Guild featuring actors reading children’s books.
► OverDrive: The library’s main e-book source also offers children’s titles that can be downloaded to computers, tablets, and e-readers for up to two weeks. Most books can also be read online where Internet access is available.
For user names and passwords associated with online resources call 208-769-2315 or visit the library at 702 E. Front Ave. Some services are provided courtesy of the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
 
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit cdalibrary.org or lcplibrary.org. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, cinlibraries.org. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Main Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Lake City Branch Summer Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m.; and Thursdays, 1-7 p.m. For regular updates follow our libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Library Closed for Independence Day

The library, along with other city offices, will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 4.
When the library is closed the library website – www.cdalibrary.org – can still be accessed for services such as managing library card accounts and placing holds, downloading e-books and music, a providing a wide range of online resources.
Some services do require a username and/or password. Obtain these before you need them by calling or visiting the library during open hours.

'Changing America' Exhibit, Programs Continue

“Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963” exhibit on the main floor of the library can still be seen through July 15.
The traveling exhibit is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The tour of the exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
The library’s local partner for this exhibition is the Human Rights Education Institute.
Coming June 30, beginning at 6 p.m. the library will screen the PBS American Experience documentary “Freedom Riders.” Following the film Stephen K. Shaw, professor of Political Science at Northwest Nazarene University and Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, will discuss the history of human rights in Idaho and lead the discussion about the film.
Shaw’s participation is made possible by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

New Young Adult Coordinator Joins Library Staff

Talley Gaskins
Talley Gaskins has been hired as the new Young Adult Coordinator for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
As part of the library’s management team, she will organize and manage teen programs, including the library’s Summer Reading activities, work with teen volunteers, select and order young adult materials for the collection, and assist on the Research and Information Desk.
"I am ecstatic to be a part of the family at Coeur d'Alene Public Library,” Talley said. “To me libraries are this magical place where human connection, imagination, passion, creativity, and knowledge all meet. Working with young adults is, to me, the best job to have in the library. It is a position in which I find myself constantly getting to teach and learn new things and the best part is that we are having fun while all this knowledge and all these ideas are being shared. It's magic."
Talley is an Idaho native, born in Nampa and raised in New Plymouth. After high school she spent time in Lewiston where she attended Lewis Clark State College for one year after which she spent a summer living and working in Coeur d'Alene.
She then attended and graduated from Boise State University. During her time in Boise she started working at the Boise Public Library where she was involved in adult and youth services.
For the last two years she has worked at the Meridian Library’s Silverstone branch. She had the opportunity to be involved in programs for a wide range of ages.
In 2015, after five years of working in libraries, she started classes online at Wayne State University to start working on her Masters of Library and Information Science.
She enjoys the outdoors, travel, and talking about teen literature with anyone that is even slightly willing to listen. She said she is thrilled to find herself back in beautiful Coeur d'Alene.


City Hall Closed Monday, July 4th



On Monday, July 4, 2016, Coeur d’Alene City Hall will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Other city offices and facilities will be closed as well.  Emergency calls for Police, Fire, and Streets can be made by dialing 9-1-1.  Other city facilities have emergency numbers and can be reached if the need arises: Sewer Back-up 769-2241 and Water 755-9729.

City of Coeur d'Alene garbage pickup will also be delayed by one day.  

City Hall and other city facilities will open Tuesday, July 5th, at 8:00 a.m.  For more information, please call 769-2300.


Friday, June 24, 2016

"Chief Morris Antelope" public art to be dedicated July 18


A new piece of public art honoring Coeur d’Alene Indian Chief Morris Antelope will be dedicated at 3 p.m. July 18.

The statue of the chief – a strong advocate for the rights of the Coeur d’Alene Indians – is located in the area of the tribe’s historical gathering place, Yap-Keehn-um. The site is on the Centennial Trail bulkhead where River Avenue meets Rosenberry Drive.

“Chief Morris Antelope,” as the piece is entitled, was commissioned by the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission and created by local artist Cheryl Metcalf. The City’s Public Art Ordinance, adopted in June 1999, established funding of public art that provides public visibility and impact.

Parking for the ceremony is available on the north end of Rosenberry Drive (the Dike Road), the small paved lot near the intersection of College and W. River Drive, or the large paved lot across from the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Hubbard Avenue.  

For more information, please call Sean Holm, Arts Commission liaison, at 676-7401.


Friday, June 17, 2016

‘Destination Idaho’ Film Rolling Into Library

Karen Day Movie Features Outstanding Sites of State
What state contains the highest waterfall, the deepest canyon, the longest whitewater river miles, and most wilderness per capita in the lower 48 states? Most people don’t know.“Destination Idaho,” a new film by producer Karen Day, will answer those questions when it is screened Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Admission is free.
The film is a visual journey that will inform and inspire audiences to value and visit the great Gem State by presenting the best things people don’t know about Idaho. This 65-minute documentary invites viewers to experience stunning landscapes, rich historical backgrounds, unparalleled outdoor recreation, compelling people, and cultural assets a 2,000-mile road trip via Airstream to the state's most interesting and unknown assets
Presented with engaging personal interviews and historical footnotes, “Destination Idaho” offers a never-before-seen, "family-friendly" picture of the Gem State beyond stereotypes and lovely landscapes. North to south, east to west this film shows why Idaho and Idahoans are unique among all others. The original soundtrack is even comprised of Idaho musicians.
Filmed over the past two years, this film is an unusual “commercial hybrid,” created in partnership with award-winning Idaho filmmaker, Day, and a host of public and private partners, large and small, including the Idaho State Historical Society, Idaho Department of Parks an Recreation, Idaho Tourism, U.S. National Parks Service, Airstream Adventures Northwest, Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sun Valley Resort, Shore Lodge and many more.
“Destination Idaho” premiered at the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) with standing room only. The movie will also screen July 6 at Sandpoint’s Panida Theater. As the film travels to several venues throughout the state Day is traveling in a customized Airstream with special “Destination Idaho” signage.
“Because I Can,” a three-minute short on Kristin Armstrong will screen before the main feature.
“Because I Can” was produced and directed by Day just back from winning “Best Short Film in 10 Brands Competition for Google at Geena Davis's Bentonville Film Festival.
This short is part of feature-length documentary (currently in production) on Idaho's two-time cycling gold medalist. Armstrong, 42, is racing for an historic third gold medal in Rio 2016. This Idaho mom is fighting the odds to make Olympic history, busting age and gender barriers on her way to the podium.
Karen Day has produced 14 documentaries. Her previous film, “Girl From God’s Country,” about silent film era filmmaker Nell Shipman, had its world premiere at the 2015 SVFF and went on to win Best Documentary at the Cannes Independent Artisan Film Festival, with international distribution through Arc Entertainment and Women Make Movies. Day has premiered documentaries at four of five SVFFs.
Idaho’s Department of Parks and Recreation manages 30 state parks and recreation areas throughout Idaho.  The mission of the agency is to improve the quality of life in Idaho through outdoor recreation and resource stewardship. Learn more about Idaho’s State Parks and Recreation Programs by visiting: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.
 
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit cdalibrary.org or lcplibrary.org. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, cinlibraries.org. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Main Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Lake City Branch Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3-6:30 p.m. For regular updates follow our libraries on Facebook and Twitter.




Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Steamboat Icons Subjects for INW Hall of Fame

Sorensen
Figures from the heyday of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s steamboat days will be profiled during the next
Regional historian Robert Singletary will discuss Capt. Pedar Sorensen, who built the lake’s first steamboat, the Amelia Wheaton, to service Fort Sherman, and Peter Johnson, Sorensen’s partner and later a steamboat builder in his own right.
Before the advent of railroads and improved roads Lake Coeur d’Alene had more operating steamboats than any other body of water west of the Mississippi.
This series – examining the lives of the men and women who shaped the history of our region – is offered in partnership with the Museum of North Idaho and with the support of the Friends of the Library. 
program in the Inland Northwest Hall of Fame series at the Coeur
Johnson
d’Alene Public Library, Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit cdalibrary.org or lcplibrary.org. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, cinlibraries.org. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Main Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Lake City Branch Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3-6:30 p.m. For regular updates follow our libraries on Facebook and Twitter.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mudgy & Millie Trail Story Walk


Fans of the "Mudgy & Millie" book by Susan Nipp and Charles Reasoner gathered at the library Tuesday for the Mudgy & Millie Trail Story Walk. Susan Thorpe, Youth Services Supervisor, and Circulation Clerk Linda Discerni led the walk and stopped at each of the statues created sculptor Terry Lee to read part of the story of a moose and mouse playing hide-and-seek in downtown Coeur d'Alene. "Mudgy & Millie" was written, in part, to encourage families to be involved in outdoor activities together, like hiking. So the books definitely fits the theme of this year's Summer Reading program, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" which is all about fitness and enjoying the outdoors.
Regular Summer Reading programs for ages newborn and up get started June 20. Reading logs -- used by children and teens to track their reading time and to collect prizes - are now available at the library. For a full schedule of library activities visit www.cdalibrary.org and click on the EVENTS link for the online calendar. Brochures are also available at the library.



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bike to Work Week


This week is Bike to Work Week in Coeur d’Alene and the new t-shirts are here!   The shirts are made out of a breathable material and were designed by high school art students. If you want a shirt they are $15 each and come in all sizes. You can pick up your shirt downstairs in the Parks Department at City Hall.

We also have several events going on this week:

Tuesday the 7th: Beer Tasting and a Movie. Meet at Pilgrims market for beer tasting and a movie about cycling: "Inspired to Ride". Beer tasting starts at 6:00 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday the 9th"It's My Trail Bonanza" Fundraising Gala. The North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation is hosting a fundraising event to paint the Stateline Bridge. The event with be held at Java on Sherman beginning at 5:30 pm and will include a free beer and light appetizers. There will also be informational booths on bike-related topics.

Friday the 10thMoonlight Ride. Meet at Vertical Earth on Sherman Avenue at 8 pm and embark on a moonlit ride on a route yet to be determined.  We will gather at one of Coeur d'Alene's many new breweries afterwards for refreshments. Bring a bike light and wear reflective clothing.

For more information, call Monte McCully, Trails Coordinator, at 292-5766.




Monday, June 6, 2016

Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission Sponsors Free Summer Art Classes for All Ages!

Class offerings include photography, clay and pottery, theater, printmaking, fiber art, pet portratis, and more.

Let Emerge help bring out your creative side!  Visit www.emergecda.org for more information.


Lake City Offers Extended Summer Hours

The Lake City Public Library (LCPL) – housed at Lake City High School – will have extended summer hours beginning June 13.
Hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m.; and Thursdays, 1-7 p.m.
Located within the school library at 6101 Ramsey Rd., LCPL has its own collection of books, computers for public use, and public Wi-Fi. The branch can be designated to receive items placed on hold from any library in the Cooperative Information Network.
According to Branch Manager JD Smithson the library will offer Summer Reading programs to be announced later. She noted that due to school district maintenance the branch will be closed Aug. 1-12.
The phone number at LCPL is 208-763-0814, its website is www.lcplibrary.org; and its e-mail is info@cdalibrary.org.
 
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit cdalibrary.org or lcplibrary.org. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, cinlibraries.org. Library Director, Bette Ammon.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Upcoming City of Coeu rd'Alene Street Closures


Beginning at 7:00 AM local time, Contractors for the City of Coeur d’Alene Wastewater Utility will be closing the following streets on the following dates to repair and replace portions of the City’s deteriorated public sewer mains.  Detour routes and/or flaggers will be provided which may influence daily commuting times.  We apologize in advance for this inconvenience.


Closure Location
Scheduled Closure Date
Anticipated Reopen Date
Alley South of St. Maries Ave. between 10th & 11th.
June 6th
June 8th
West Davidson Ave. between Medina & College Way
June 7th
June 9th
7th Street between Borah & Anne (7th Street Interstate-90 Overpass may have lane restrictions)
June 10th
June 15th
East Annie Ave. between 5th and 6th.
June 16th
June 17th
Alley South of Garden Ave. between 6th & 7th.
June 20th
August 15th
Alley South of Foster Ave. between 7th & 10th.
June 20th
August 15th





For more information, call Mike Becker, Wastewater Utility Department, (208) 769-2268.






Sewer Pipe Rehabilitation Work Scheduled Throughout the City of Coeur d'Alene


As part of the City of Coeur d’Alene’s Annual Public Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program, the City’s Wastewater Utility will be undertaking numerous projects to improve approximately 2.3 miles of deteriorated public sanitary and storm sewer pipes throughout the City. 

Beginning the Week of June 13th, contractors will be cleaning and lining sewer mains using a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) method.  CIPP is a trenchless technology that installs a seamless fiberglass pipe within an existing pipe by accessing manholes.  Existing sewer laterals are temporarily blocked and then reinstated within the same day.  The installation process takes several hours instead of weeks as with excavation projects; thus, minimizing construction impacts to area residents and businesses.  Presently, this project is anticipated to be completed by August 31, 2016.

The Contractor will be providing a written notice (door hanger) to all affected residents and businesses 48 hours and 24 hours prior to commencing construction activity.  After being notified, the City is asking all affected residents and businesses to reduce their daytime sewage discharge as much as possible.  At the end of that working day, normal sewage discharge will be permitted.  Since this project will involve construction equipment accessing manholes within public right-of-ways, traffic detour routes may influence daily commutes.  Further, some residents and businesses may be requested to have their vehicles park at nearby locations.  We apologize in advance for this inconvenience.  

Those with special needs or accessibility issues are encouraged to contact Mike Becker, Project Manager (208.769.2268 : mbecker@cdaid.org) at the City’s Wastewater Utility immediately so other arrangements can be made to accommodate their needs. 


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Entry Forms Available for Coeur d’Con Fan Art Contest

Entry forms are now available for the Fan Art Contest for Coeur d’Con – the library comic con at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on Aug. 13.
Artists are invited to submit original work or to select a graphic novel, movie, or video game to depict. Entry forms can be picked up at any of the public desks at the library, 702 E. Front Ave, and at Lake City Public Library, 6101 N. Ramsey Road. The forms will also be made downloadable from www.coeurdcon.wordpress.com.
All pieces must be brought to the main library by closing time on Friday, July 29, to be considered for the public display.
Entries will be displayed at the library leading up to and during Coeur d’Con and will be judged by the public.
Information: 208-769-2315 or e-mail coeurdcon@gmail.com.
 
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit cdalibrary.org or lcplibrary.org. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, cinlibraries.org. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Main Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Lake City Branch Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3-6:30 p.m. For regular updates follow our libraries on Facebook and Twitter.