Monday, May 23, 2016

City Hall Closed for Memorial Day Holiday


On Monday, May 30, 2016, Coeur d’Alene City Hall will be closed for the Memorial 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 be delayed by one day due to the Memorial Day holiday.  If your garbage is normally picked up on Monday, it will be picked up on Tuesday.

City Hall and other city facilities will open Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.  For more information, please call 769-2300.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Coeur d'Alene Hires New Deputy City Administrator


The City of Coeur d’Alene has hired Sam Taylor, a native of the community, to be the next Deputy City Administrator.

Taylor brings more than a decade of experience in journalism and public administration to the City, where he will be responsible for, among many things, internal and external communications, City liaison to the Arts Commission and CDA 2030, accountable for City parking issues, assisting with supervision of departments and helping with special projects.

A graduate of Coeur d’Alene High School and the University of Idaho, Taylor was the top candidate after a nationwide search for the new employee, said City Administrator Jim Hammond. “The City hopes to greatly expand its community engagement and believed the chosen candidate would be the right person to assist with that,” Hammond added.

Taylor has worked at five newspapers in Idaho and Washington before transitioning to a public service career in local government. In that capacity, the new deputy worked as both the city clerk and community information officer and assistant city administrator for Ferndale, Wash., and comes to Coeur d’Alene after working the last year as the deputy city manager for the City of Morro Bay, Calif.

“I’m grateful and honored to be working for the community I grew up in,” Taylor said. “Coeur d’Alene is a special place and I appreciate this opportunity to help the community prosper.”

Taylor begins June 13 and will earn $94,632 annually. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UI and a Master of Public Administration degree from Kent State University.




Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Walter First Author for New Library Foundation Reading, Discussion Series

Spokane author Jess Walter will be the first author to participate in a new series of special programs to be sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
“The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation is excited to launch our new series: “Reading for the Library,” said Ben Drake, current president of the foundation. “We are reaching out to people in the community who love reading – book clubs, library patrons, students, and educators – to share books and gather at the library to discuss what we have read.”
Drake said that, whenever possible, the author will be invited to come to the library to read his or her work and to lead the discussions. It the author is not available, qualified discussion leaders will be involved.
For the first of this series, Walter will discuss his book “We Live in Water” on Sunday, June 12, at 6 p.m. in the library Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the evening will include wine and appetizers.
Tickets for the evening are $30 per person and are available online at: brownpapertickets.com/event/2540084. Individuals and book clubs can purchase “We Live in Water” at the Well Read Moose to receive 20 percent off the purchase price.
A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Walter is the author of six novels, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 30 languages, and his essays, short fiction, criticism and journalism have been widely published, in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper's, Esquire, McSweeney's, Byliner, Playboy, ESPN the Magazine, Details and many others.
 His other books include:
► “Beautiful Ruins” (2012), No. 1 New York Times bestseller, New York Times Notable Book of 2012, Esquire's Book of the Year and NPR Fresh Air's Novel of the Year.
► “The Financial Times of Poets” (2009), Time Magazine's No. 2 novel of the year.
► “The Zero” (2006), finalist for the 2006 National Book Award, the 2007 PEN Center Literary Award and the 2007 LA Times Book Prize and winner of the 2007 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
► “Citizen Vince” (2005), winner of the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel.
► “Land of the Blind” (2003).
► “Over Tumbled Graves” (2001), a New York Times notable book.
► “Every Knee Shall Bow” (1995) (rereleased as RUBY RIDGE), a finalist for the PEN USA literary nonfiction award in 1996.
Walter lives with his wife Anne and children, Brooklyn, Ava and Alec in his childhood home of Spokane, Washington.

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation was created in 1995 for the purpose of raising funds to build a new library for the community. It achieved this goal in 2007. Its ongoing mission is to support capital improvements to this building and to provide major support for library programs. The Foundation is supported by a board of directors. Holly Stetson serves as its Office Manager. 
 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Library Invites Submissions for July Art Exhibit

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library — in partnership with the Human Rights Education Institute — will host a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit - “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963” – from June 1 to July 15. This exhibit is also made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
As part of this exhibit the library will host an art exhibit in the Parkside Gallery, on the lower level, during the month of July. Library patrons of all ages are invited to submit art work for this project based on the theme “Civil Rights, Civil Life.”
“We encourage families, organizations, book clubs, and other groups to actively examine and discuss how the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights shape life in the United States and affect how we live as citizens,” said David Townsend, Library Communications Coordinator. “And, whether or not you have ever done so before, create a piece of art that reflects your feelings about this subject.”
The deadline to submit a hanging piece or a 3D piece will be Friday, June 24. The exhibit will end on Friday, July 29.
While there will be no restrictions on content, participants are asked to be mindful that the gallery is adjacent to the Children’s Library.
Entry forms and instructions for the art project are available at the library, 702 E. Front Ave., and can also be obtained by e-mailing dtownsend@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, lcplibrary.org or cdacity.blogspot.com. 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.

Traveling Exhibit Relates Century of Change

Opening Reception at Coeur d’Alene Library June 3
“Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963,” a traveling exhibition opening at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on June 1 examines the relationship between two great people's movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963.
Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that has had a profound impact on the generations that followed. 
“Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963” 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 will host an opening reception at 6 p.m., Friday, June 3, with a presentation by Tony Stewart and Norm Gissel examining the local struggle for civil rights.
The library’s local partner for this exhibition is the Human Rights Education Institute.
On Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room, the library will screen the PBS American Experience docudrama “The Abolitionist.” 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.
The library is also sponsoring a “Changing America Art Project.” Patrons are invited to create and submit art based on the theme, “Civil Rights, Civil Lives,” to be exhibited in the Parkside Gallery on the lower level at the library during July. Entry form for the project are available at the library.
The exhibition will have traveled travel to 50 venues across the nation, accompanied by public programming that will help audiences understand and discuss the relationship between these two great people’s movements.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established as a Smithsonian museum by an Act of Congress in 2003. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture. Groundbreaking for the $500 million museum took place in February 2013 in a ceremony featuring remarks by President Barack Obama; former First Lady Laura Bush, a member of the museum’s advisory council; and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) who submitted the legislation that created the museum. For more information, visit www.nmaahc.si.edu.
The National Museum of American History collects, preserves and displays American heritage through exhibitions and public programs about social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. Documenting the American experience from Colonial times to the present, the museum looks at growth and change in the United States. For more information, visit www.americanhistory.si.edu.
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities.  NEH grants enrich classroom learning, create and preserve knowledge and bring ideas to life through public television, radio, new technologies, exhibitions and programs in libraries, museums and other community places.  Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.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, lcplibrary.org or cdacity.blogspot.com. 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.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Library's 2016 Writers Competition Winners Named

Winners of the 2016 Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library include: Front row, left to right, Maricela Nelson, Kaelah Hoit, Elizabeth Fields, Alyssa Harrison, Maren Larson, Ava Dafs, Emily Dodd, and Payson Irwin. Middle row, Abigail Tabladillo, Ryland Hoit, Noah Tabladillo, Isaac Harrison, Logan Graham, Isaiah Harrison, Samuel Cuentas, and Toby Tabladillo. Back row, Jordan Lo, Justin Gates Jackson Graham, Garrett Weller, Victoria Collins, Angela Gates, Glenn Graham, and Rebecca Crouse. Not pictured: Elizabeth Ryssel, Brenda Bergelin, Marge Huntington, Grace Clark, Elizabeth Hamilton, and Grant Lupien.
Winners in the 28th annual Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library received recognition Saturday, May 14, in a ceremony hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Cash prizes for the competition are made possible through grants provided by the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club and the Panhandle Kiwanis Club with additional support provided by the Friends of the Library.
Entries are judged by professional writers, editors, published authors, and educators.
The Writers Competition was created by former Library Director Julie Meier in 1988 to encourage excellence in writing and reveal authors in our community.
Winners receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. In the case of ties duplicate full prizes are awarded. In addition, all entries in the competition are included in professionally bound books added to the library’s reference collection.
Winners for 2016 and their entries included:
► Nonfiction 6-8: First, Maricela Nelson, Coeur d’Alene, “Abraham Lincoln” – Second, Kaelah Hoit, Hayden, “Echo’s Crazy Life.” (Only two entries in this category and age group.)
► Nonfiction 9-11:  First, Grant Lupien, Coeur d’Alene, “My Favorite Hobbies” - Second, Ava Drafs, Coeur d’Alene, “The Saddest Day” - Third, Emily Dodd, Coeur d’Alene, “Titan and Jewell.”
► Nonfiction 12-14: First, Abigail Tabladillo, Coeur d’Alene, “Leaving a Legacy” - Second, Ryland Hoit, Hayden, “All About That Bass” - Third, Noah Tabladillo, Coeur d’Alene, “Mother of us All.”
► Nonfiction 15-18: First, Samuel Cuentas, Post Falls, “The Day I See You” - Second , Elizabeth Ryssel, Hayden, “It Was Love” - Third, Toby Tabladillo, Coeur d’Alene , “Voting: Our Civic Duty.”
► Nonfiction 19-Plus:  First, Marge Huntington, Spokane Valley,  “You can Lead a Chicken to Freedom …” - Second, Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d’Alene, “Ghost Cat” - Third, Victoria Collins, Coeur d’Alene, “She Has No Idea.”
► Fiction 6-8: First, Elizibeth Fields, Hayden, “Lucy The Brown Horse” - Second, Alyssa Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Princess and the Bear” - Third, Maren Larson, Coeur d’Alene, “A Timb Gets Back Home.”
► Fiction 9-11: First, Grant Lupien, Coeur d’Alene, “Lord of the Penguins” - Second, Grace Clark, Coeur d’Alene, Lost and Found” - Third, Payson Irwin, Coeur d’Alene, “The Quilt of Many Dreams.”
► Fiction 12-14: First, Isaac Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Completely, Absolutely, Most, Definitely True Story of Stone Hedge” - Second, Logan Graham, Hayden, “Treasure of Ohadi” - Third, Isaiah Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “Shadow of the Mountain.”
► Fiction 15-18: First, Jordan Lo, Hayden, “A Martian Connection” - Second (tie), Justin Gates, Hayden, “War Hunt” - Second (tie), Jackson Graham, Hayden, “Blinded by Conviction” - Third (tie), Elizabeth Hamilton, Hayden, “Metaline Falls” - Third (tie), Garrett Weller, Coeur d’Alene, “Opportunity.”
► Fiction 19-Plus: First, Angela Gates, Hayden, “Writers Block” - Second, Glenn Graham, Harrison, “The Cost of Inspiration” - Third, Rebecca Crouse, Post Falls, “Higgenpop’s.”


For more library information visit cdalibrary.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. 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. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.










Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Robot Event to Tap Imaginations at the Library

Young people of all ages are invited to come to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and use their imaginations to create a secret past for “Giz” the Robot, Sunday, May 22, 1-4 p.m., in the Community Room at 702 E. Front Ave.The program will be presented by Gizmo-CDA, Coeur d’Alene’s non-profit makerspace, and is also supported by the Community Library Network.
Participants will have the opportunity to draw and comic, write a story, and build a robot. Prizes and refreshments will be provided.
The program is part of the Gizmo2Xtremes project in which students and mentors work together on a large project. According to Gizmo’s Barbara Mueller, a small personable data-gathering robot will be the passenger on a near-space balloon launch with a goal of reaching 100,000 feet and then diving to 1,000 feet below the surface of Lake Pend Oreille.
The science, engineering, and experiment will all be done by age group, “From K through gray,” she said.
Mueller said the project will involve collaboration with science experts, innovators, and educators. She said the program will not be a competition but an opportunity for the community to work together toward the goal.
For more information contact Mueller at 208-651-6200 or by e-mail at g2x@gizmo-cda.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. 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.



Monday, May 9, 2016

CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for Riverstone Public Art


The Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission invites artists/artist teams to submit qualifications for public art in Riverstone, a 160-acre, mixed use, master planned community including retail office and residential living, paved trails, 10-acre pond and fountain, children’s playground, restaurants, shopping and a cinema complex located in Coeur d’Alene, a world-class resort city.  Visitors from all over the world enjoy Coeur d’Alene’s beautiful green forests, sparking lakes, its nationally recognized golf course, mountain sports, and other outdoor recreation.

Coeur d’Alene enjoys a rich history.  Fort Sherman, around which Coeur d’Alene grew, was established in 1878.  When gold was discovered in Prichard Creek in 1883, many settlers arrived in the area.  Steamboat traffic began to flourish on Lake Coeur d’Alene in 1889 when lakes and rivers were used to move supplies to mining and lumber camps.  Area waterways were also used to transport lots to mills.  The Riverstone development is located on a former mill site.

Public art can be a change agent for the community.  It creates and establishes neighborhood and community identity and also enhances the visual landscape and character of the city.  It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most important, it’s accessible to everyone.

Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or online at www.cdaid.org.  Artist proposals are due by July 10, 2016 and must be submitted through the CaFÉ website (www.callforentry.org).  The call is entitled “City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – Riverstone Public Art.”

To ensure fairness, no extensions or waivers of deadlines will be granted.  Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Sean Holm, Arts Commission Liaison, at sholm@cdaid.org.  




Planting for the Future: Re-Leaf CDA Plants New Street Trees for Residents




The City of Coeur d'Alene is in the midst of planting 100 new street trees within the public right-of-way areas within the city through the Re-Leaf Program. A contract crew has been hired to do the planting and are expected have all of the trees planted within the next couple of weeks.

Trees are planted at no cost to the homeowner to enhance our neighborhoods and provide many street-side benefits such as mitigating storm water, reducing pollution, increasing oxygen, buffering noises and providing habitat for wildlife.

Trees were provided to homeowners who are willing to provide care, including watering and protecting from mowers and trimmers.  Didn’t get on the list? Don’t worry! Contact the Urban Forestry Division of the Coeur d'Alene Parks Department to sign up for the next spring planting, or a possible fall planting. 

Funds for the program come from forfeited street tree fees on building permits. While most of the trees are planted at the locations the funds came from, additional trees are being planted around the city. Trees cannot be provided to fulfill other street tree requirements.

To sign up for a tree, send an email to kkosanke@cdaid.org, or call the Urban Forestry division of the Parks & Recreation Department at 769-2266.




Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Coeur d'Alene Arbor Day Celebration 2016, a Success


The City of Coeur d’Alene celebrated the 32nd consecutive year as a Tree City USA this past Saturday at McEuen Park. The annual Arbor Day event started out with the planting of 17 new trees in the park. Dedicated Urban Forestry Volunteers, Girl Scouts, Cubs Scouts and Parks Staff got their hands dirty for a great cause. The new park trees will provide additional shade for areas close to park amenities such as the splash pad, playground, basketball court and tennis courts.

Mayor Widmyer and Councilman Gookin accepted the Tree City USA award and flag from Stephen Drinkard, the North Idaho Community Forestry Coordinator.  Coeur d’Alene also received the Sterling Award recognizing 10 Growth Awards for the community. The Growth Awards highlight innovative programs and projects as well as increased commitment of resources for urban forestry.

John Schwandt, an Urban Forestry volunteer was recognized for coordinating the Arbor Day button and seedling program that distributes seedlings to 4th graders. John has overseen the program since the start 30 years ago and which has distributed 69,000 seedlings to 4th graders in the county.


Other festivities included guided hikes on Tubbs Hill with the Native Plant Society, free tree seedlings, tree care information, door prizes and a free lunch sponsored by Sun Valley Tree Service.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Library Benefits From Idaho Gives May 5

The Coeur d'Alene Public Library will be among the beneficiaries of Idaho Gives on Friday, May 5.
Idaho Gives is a single day of statewide charitable giving, celebrating the diversity of nonprofit organizations and allowing people to learn about and contribute to their critical work. On May 5, thousands of people will show their support for Idaho’s nonprofits by making an online donation through the Idaho Gives website. Donations will have an even greater impact thanks to a pool of award money provided by generous sponsors and individuals.
Just go to www.idahogives.org and select the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation to receive your donation.

Fifth Annual Adler Lecture on Supreme Court

The fifth annual Coeur d’Alene Public Library lecture by Dr. David Adler will examine the issues surrounding presidential appointments to the US Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court: Presidential Powers and Political Pressure” will be presented Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., in the library Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave. The doors will open for this program at 6 p.m.
The free lecture is sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Press and the Idaho Humanities Council with additional support provided by the Friends of the Library. The presentation will be recorded for CDA-TV and DVD copies of the lecture will be made and will be available to check out at the library.
Adler, President of Alturas Institute, a nonprofit organization created to promote civic education and civil dialogue, has previously lectured at the library on “The Second Amendment: Fundamentals and Myths,” in 2015; “The Constitution and Religion: Origins, Challenges and Accommodations,” in 2014; “The State of the Presidency: Constitutional and Political Challenges,” in 2013; and “Holding Government Accountable,” in 2012.
Adler has taught courses on the Constitution and the Supreme Court at all three universities in Idaho. He has held the Andrus Professorship at Boise State University and the McClure Professorship at the University of Idaho, where he held a joint appointment in the College of Law and the Department of Political Science.
Previously, he was Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at Idaho State University. He remains an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law. A recipient of teaching, civic and writing awards, Adler has published in the leading journals of his field, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the Constitution, presidential power and the Bill of Rights. He has delivered more than 500 public lectures throughout Idaho and writes frequent Op-Ed pieces for newspapers across the state.
The author of more than 100 scholarly articles, essays and book chapters, Adler has published widely on the Constitution and presidential power. His books include: the two-volume work, “American Constitutional Law;” “The Constitution and the Conduct of American Foreign Policy;” “The Presidency and the Law: The Clinton Legacy;” “The Constitution and the Termination of Treaties;” and the forthcoming book: “Debating the War Powers of Congress and the President.”
His writings have been quoted and cited by federal courts, political scientists, historians and legal scholars, and invoked by both Republicans and Democrats in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. He has consulted with members of Congress from both parties on a variety of constitutional issues, including impeachment, the war power and treaty termination.
A frequent commentator on state and national events, Adler’s lectures have aired on C-Span, and he has done interviews with reporters from the New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, National Review, The Nation Magazine, Mother Jones, Fox News, NPR, NBC, CNN and the BBC. Adler has served as a member of the Board of Directors of various academic, corporate and civic organizations.
He earned a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and a doctorate from the University of Utah.
This program is made possible by the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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. 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. 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. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.

Sailing Around the Americas for a Cause

Circumnavigation Highlights Need to Care for the Ocean
Photos and stories about the first circumnavigation of the American Continents by a sailboat will be shared Friday, May 13, 7 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
“Around the Americas” will be presented by Bryce Seidl as a “Novel Destinations” program sponsored by the Library Foundation in the Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave. The presentation is free, but donations are welcome.
The voyage began in Seattle on May 31, 2009, and returned to Seattle on June 17, 2010. In between the 64-foot sailboat crossed 25,524 nautical miles (29,373 statute miles) and visited 50 ports of calls in 13 countries.
“The objective was to change the devastating trends of ocean degradation by increasing people’s understanding of human dependence on the oceans and our stake in protecting them,” Seidl said. “At each port of call we engaged students and adults in programs about the human connections to the oceans, made press presentations and fed the story to the world in daily blogs and ultimately published a beautiful book entitled ‘One Island, One Ocean: Around the Americas Aboard Ocean Watch.’”
This venture was a partnership between Sailors for the Sea in Boston and Pacific Science Center in Seattle with other collaborators.  In his role as CEO of Pacific Science Center, Seidl was involved in planning stages through completion. He joined the voyage from Lima, Peru, to the Galapagos and Costa Rica.
Images will include those all along the route from Seattle through the once frozen Northwest Passage and then south around the stormy waters of Cape Horn and back to the Pacific Northwest.
The “Novel Destinations” series was created by the Library Foundation to provide regional residents the opportunity to share photos and stories from trips around the world. Anyone interested in sharing a travelogue can contact the Foundation office at 208-769-2380 or by e-mail at cdalibraryfoundation@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.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Coeur d'Alene Arbor Day Celebration - April 30th




The City of Coeur d’Alene will hold an Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 30th at McEuen Park (520 Front Ave). The festivities will begin with a tree planting at 10:00 a.m., hikes on Tubbs Hill with the Native Plant Society followed by an Arbor Day Ceremony and free lunch sponsored by Sun Valley Tree Service at 11:30 a.m. Door prizes are also being awarded, and free tree seedlings and Arbor Day stickers will be given to attendees.

There will be a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. where City Officials will receive Coeur d’Alene’s 32nd consecutive Tree City U.S.A. award. The Tree City U.S.A. award is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation to communities who meet four criteria in the care of public trees. In 2015, 477 public trees were planted throughout the city and an additional 300 seedlings were planted on Tubbs Hill.

Coeur d’Alene has been awarded a 2016 Arbor Day Grant of $300 from the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association which assists in purchasing trees for planting at the Arbor Day event. The Arbor Day grants are sponsored by the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Lands, Avista, Idaho Power, and Rocky Mountain Power.

For more information about any of these events, contact Katie Kosanke at 769-2266 or see the website at www.cdaid.org/parks

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Make Yarn!



Openings for this Saturday at Emerge!

Instructor:  Sue Tye
April 30th, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ages 13 and Up
FREE – Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission

To register, email Jeni at emergecda@gmail.com.

Learn to spin wool into yarn on a Turkish spindle.  Learn an ancient craft in this class and take home your own spindle and wool to practice on.  Materials will be provided for each student so plan on a fun-filled few hours making your very own yarn.

Bring a sack lunch or snacks & drink.  Plan on taking notes and you can use your phones to take pictures and notes too.