The Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front, is the place to be for families looking for fun ways to escape the heat during August. A variety of free programs are being offered:
► Puppet Palooza: Summer activities in the Seagraves Children’s Library continue with puppet shows presented in the Shirley Parker Storyroom, Wednesdays, Aug. 5, 12 and 19, 11 a.m. to noon. The puppet shows will feature the talents of the library’s Summer Youth Staff behind the curtain.
► Game Day: Kids are invited to bring their parents and grandparents to try their hand at the library’s Wii game systems and DS handhelds in a special activity on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m. in the Community Room. Game days are made possible at the library through a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. Refreshments are provided.
► Author Brown Bag: Children’s writer Dawn Menge will read from her books and sign copies during a brown-bag event at noon in the community room on Thursday, Aug. 6. Bring your lunches to the library for the program. Beverages will be provided by the Friends of the Library. The Friends will receive a portion of proceeds from book sales.
► Mudgy & Millie Family Walks: The next in the series of walks sponsored by Helbling Benefits Consulting, will be Tuesday, Aug. 18. To participate in the free walks meet at the Mudgy & Millie statue at the Third Street entrance to Tubbs Hill at 5:15 p.m. The walk follows the 2.4 miles of the Mudgy Moose Trail that runs through downtown Coeur d’Alene and the City Park. Prizes and balloons are provided.
► Right to Vote: The library will host a celebration of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - giving women the right to vote – on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. The special program for children, in partnership with the Kootenai County League of Women Voters, will be in the Shirley Parker Storyroom in the Seagraves Children’s Library. Our special guest will be Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem reading stories from the history of the women’s suffrage movement.
More news and information about the Coeur d’Alene Public Library is available online at http://www.cdalibrary.org/.