Tuesday, December 27, 2011

City Hall Closed for New Year’s Holiday

On Monday, January 2, 2012, Coeur d’Alene City Hall will be closed for the New Year’s 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 Hall and other city facilities will open Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. For more information, please call 769-2204.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Library to host ‘Color of Conscience,' Producer

   An award-winning documentary exploring the effort to bolster human rights in North Idaho followed by a discussion with the show’s Idaho Public Television (IPTV) producer will be hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 12, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.
     “The Color of Conscience” – an hour-long IPTV documentary that looks at the development of the modern human rights movement in Idaho – recently received a CINE Award. The documentary features the story of a small group of concerned citizens who fought against the Aryan Nations, ultimately bankrupting the neo-Nazi supremacist group in north Idaho.
    CINE is internationally recognized for its highly acclaimed film and video competitions and related educational support activities which culminate every year in a gala Awards Event held in the Washington, D.C. area. CINE has a wide following in the film and video industry nationally and internationally, drawing over 1,000 entries per year into its competitions, which have been taking place since 1957.
     Written and produced by Marcia Franklin, the program also examines some of the current human rights issues in Idaho, such as gay rights, immigrant rights, and hate crimes.
    Franklin has been a producer and host at IPTV since 1990. Currently she is the lead producer and a host of “Dialogue,” a statewide public affairs program in its 18th season. She is also a producer for “Outdoor Idaho,” and has produced special documentaries, including “Barbara Morgan: No Limits,” “Hearts and Minds: Teens and Mental Illness,” “In Our Own Voice,” and “From Idaho to Iran.”
    Franklin is also the past managing editor of “Idaho Reports,” the station's legislative program.
    In her more than 20-year career with IPTV, Franklin’s programs have received numerous awards, including three regional Emmys and a George Foster Peabody Award. She is the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism, the “Women of Today and Tomorrow” Award from the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage and the “Women Making History” Award from the Women's Center at Boise State University.
    She is the current president of the City Club of Boise and a founding board member of the civic, nonpartisan organization. She has an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University.

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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.

‘The Help’ Added to ‘Moving Books’ Series

Movies based on books will screen earlier at Cd’A library

In conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Work,” the film “The Help” has been added to the schedule for the “Moving Books” series at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and will be offered Thursday, Jan. 5.
Movies in the series – films based on books – will begin screening a half-hour earlier at 7 p.m. with the exception of an upcoming family film to be shown at 6 p.m.
“The Help,” a 2011 comedy-drama based on the book by Kathryn Stockett, is about a young white woman, Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, and her relationship with two black maids in Civil Rights-era America in the early 1960s. Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a controversial book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families. The movie stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone.
“The Help” replaces “Sophie’s Choice” that was to be shown on Jan. 5.
“Since the library is hosting a Smithsonian exhibit about work and our attitudes toward workers, it seemed appropriate to share this movie at this time,” commented Ruth Pratt, Executive Director for the Library Foundation that sponsors the “Moving Books” series.
A $5 donation is suggested to attend the movie to be shown on the big screen in the library’s Community Room. Free popcorn is provided. Proceeds go to enhance the library’s DVD collection.
Coming attractions include “All the King’s Men,” Feb. 2; “The Lincoln Lawyer,” March 1; “Tangled,” April 5 (at 6 p.m.); and Charlie Wilson’s War,” May 3.
“The Way We Worked”—on display at the library through Jan. 28 – is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. The exhibit has been made possible in Idaho by the Idaho Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities “We the People” Program, and the Inland Northwest Foundation. The Museum of North Idaho is a local community partner.
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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.

New Knitting Group at the Library

      If the phrase “yarn bombing” is new to you and you don’t have a yarn “stash” tucked away at home a new knitting group at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library may be for you.
Knitting enthusiasts of all skill levels and all ages are invited to attend the first session Friday, Jan. 6, 3-5 p.m., in the Jameson room on the lower level of the library, 702 E. Front Ave.
Novices can learn to knit and how to create their own stash. The group will also discuss plans to yarn bomb objects in the vicinity of library in February.
For more information contact Barbara Nolan, Outreach Coordinator, at 208-769-2315 Ext. 316 by e-mail at bnolan@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. 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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lecture Series to Focus on Heritage Wall

       A lecture series, “The Way We Worked in North Idaho,” to be presented at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library in January, will focus on the images from North Idaho’s past depicted on the library’s Heritage Wall.
Robert Singletary
The series of three programs will be presented on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Community library’s Room – 702 E. Front Ave. – by regional historian Robert Singletary. The series will  include: “Soldiers, Silver, and Timber: The Early Years,” Jan. 4; “Working on the Railroad: Transportation,” Jan. 11; and “Merchants and Tourist: Changing Economies,” Jan. 25.
The series is in conjunction with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “The Way We Worked” at the library through Jan. 28.
The Heritage Wall in the library’s Community Room was created by local artist S. Joseph Sharnetsky. It recognizes 50 families and groups who contributed at least $10,000 to the Building Fund for the library and who have been in North Idaho for at least 50 years.
The wall also offers 90 photos from the Museum of North Idaho Archives and from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe reflecting more than 100 years of local history. An interactive computer kiosk provides information about the photos and names listed on the wall.
Many of the images also reflect the working life of North Idaho residents and Singletary’s slideshow will expand on the information they provide.
A frequent speaker at the library, Singletary is an active historian in the region. He wrote a weekly history column for the Coeur d’Alene Press for 10 years and taught history at NIC and Lewis-Clark State College. He also served as a trustee for the Museum of North Idaho and the Idaho State Historical Society. Singletary owns History Unlimited, which specializes in historical tours, lectures and living history performances.
This presentation is funded by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization that serves as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“The Way We Worked” is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. The exhibit has been made possible in Idaho by the Idaho Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities “We the People” Program, and the Inland Northwest Foundation. The Museum of North Idaho is a local community partner.

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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, December 19, 2011

City Hall, Library Closed for Christmas Holiday

On Monday, December 26, 2011, Coeur d’Alene City Hall will be closed for the holiday. Most 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.


The Coeur d'Alene Public Library is closed Sunday and Monday, Jan. 1 & 2, for New Years. The library will resume regular hours Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 10 a.m. The library's databases and catalog can be accessed when the library is closed. To obtain database User names and passwords call 769-2315 or visit the library during open hours.


City Hall and other city facilities will open Tuesday, December 27th, at 8:00 a.m. For more information, please call 769-2204.

Shop Holidays Safely

By Sergeant Christie Wood
Public Information Officer
Coeur d’Alene Police Department



If you venture out to the area malls and grocery stores, you will observe holiday shoppers carefully selecting special gifts for loved ones and neighbors. This time of year brings out the best in many people with their generosity – as well as the worst in others. Please take the time to ensure your personal safety by following these safety tips:

Shopping Safety:
Don't overload yourself with packages. Drive home if possible in between destinations and unload your gifts.

Do not leave a purchased gift in the back seat of the car with a blanket over it (burglars look for that).

If you must shop in the evening, shop with a friend.

Park in well-lighted areas, as close as possible to store entrances. Be particularly aware of persons in the parking lot, especially near your car.
Lock your car and make sure the windows are closed.

Carry only the charge cards you will need. Don't carry or flash large sums of cash.

Carry your purse next to your body with the purse flap against you. Men should carry their wallets in front pockets or on the inside pockets of jackets.

Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. Don't allow your attention to become distracted from your purse or packages.

Teach children to go to a store clerk or security guard and ask for help if they become separated from you in a store or shopping mall.

Don't hesitate to notify store security if you see suspicious activity.

If you have to wait for a ride, wait in a busy, well-lighted place.

Place your personal safety in the forefront of your thoughts as you enjoy all that this season has to offer. On behalf of Chief Wayne Longo and the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, we would like to wish all of our citizens and visitors a safe and happy holiday season.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mudgy & Millie Helping Santa at Silverlake

      The Lake City’s favorite characters – Mudgy and Millie – will help out Santa this Saturday at the Silverlake Mall.
The title characters from “Mudgy & Millie,” along with volunteers from the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation, will make appearances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Dec. 17, at Santa’s booth while St. Nick takes a break.
Volunteers will have copies of the book and the “Mudgy & Millie” plush animals for sale beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. Author Susan Nipp and sculptor Terry Lee – whose bronzes of the mythical moose and mouse can be seen along the Mudgy Trail in Coeur d’Alene – will be on hand to sign books.
“Mudgy & Millie” was written by Nipp and illustrate by Charles Reasoner and was first published in 2008. All royalties from the book and from the sale of “Mudgy & Millie” merchandise go to the Library Foundation.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Folk Concert Looks at Working in Idaho

Gary Eller
      Before computers, before television, before radio, there was still music to help working people through their days.
A concert presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “The Way We Worked,” – Dec. 16 through Jan. 28, 2011 – will be presented by Gary Eller, Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Community Room at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Admission is free.
Eller will perform selections from, “How We Worked in Idaho,” a CD/booklet of 24 songs written before radio (1923) about Idaho's early working men and women.
He has played American roots music since he grew up in rural West Virginia. Following a 30-year career as a nuclear scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he retired to Nampa and immediately became deeply involved in Idaho history and music.
With funding from the Idaho Humanities Council in 2007 and 2008, he compiled almost 200 historically rooted songs of our region and performs them at many events throughout Idaho.
Eller works closely with regional museums and universities to collect, archive, and bring to life through performance and interpretation the wonderful windows into Idaho’s heritage that these songs present.
This presentation is funded by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization that serves as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“The Way We Worked” is part of Museum on Main Street, collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. The exhibit has been made possible in Idaho by the Idaho Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities “We the People” Program, and the Inland Northwest Foundation. The Museum of North Idaho is a local community partner.

        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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Season Fire Safety Tips

By Kenny Gabriel, Fire Chief

Be safe this holiday season – follow these Fire Safety Tips, prepared by the United States Fire Administration.

Live Tree Precautions
Needles on fresh trees should be green and the needles should not break if the tree has been freshly cut. The trunk should be sticky to the touch. If many needles fall off when you bounce a tree on the ground, the tree has probably dried out and is a fire hazard.

Set your tree up in a safe area, located away from all heat sources. If there are smokers in the house, do not allow them to smoke near the tree. Keep the tree stand filled with water at all times.

As soon as the tree becomes dry, it needs to be disposed of promptly. Never put the tree branches or needles in a fireplace or wood-burning stove.

Holiday Decorative Lighting
Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory. Unplug all decorative lighting before you go to bed or before you leave the house.

Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory and marked for outdoor use. Run all outdoor cords above ground, keeping them out of the puddles and snow. To prevent moisture from entering bulb sockets, turn the bulbs to face the ground.

Do not overload electrical. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Wires ¬should not be warm to the touch.

Never use lighted candles on a tree or near other evergreens. Always use non-flammable holders. Keep candles away from other decorations and wrapping paper. Place candles where they cannot be knocked down or blown over.

Fires
Before lighting any fire, remove all greens, boughs, papers, and other decorations from fireplace area.

Paper & Wrappings
Never place trimming near open flames or electrical connections. Remove all wrapping papers from tree and fireplace areas immediately after presents are opened. Do not burn papers in the fireplace. A flash fire may result as wrappings ignite suddenly and burn intensely.

General Rules for Holiday Safety
Have working smoke detectors installed on every level of your home, test them monthly, and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times.

Keep matches, lighters, and candles out of the reach of children.
Avoid smoking near flammable decorations.

Make an emergency plan to use if a fire breaks out anywhere in the home. See that each family member knows what to do. PRACTICE THE PLAN!

Never burn candles near evergreens. Burning evergreens in the fireplace can also be hazardous.

Plan for Safety. Remember, there is no substitute for common sense. Look for and eliminate potential danger spots near candles, fireplaces, trees, and/or electrical connection.

For more information please contact Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel at 769-2340.

Specialized Needs Recreation Presents Camp All-Stars “Winter Break” Day Camp!

Specialized Needs Recreation (SNR) is holding Camp All-Stars “Winter Break” Day Camp, from December 19th through December 30th, Monday-Friday, at 1323 East Sherman Suite E. Due to the holiday, there will be no camp on December 23rd.

Camp is filled with six (6) hours of meaningful and memorable activities such as community outings, crafts, and games. The day camp is provided to youth ages 4-21 who have special needs and or developmental disabilities.

Camp is held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. daily. The cost is $15.00 a day. There are limited scholarships available for those who qualify, provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation will be provided for participants living in Post Falls. Morning pick-up will be at 8:30 a.m. and afternoon drop-off will be at 3:30 p.m. The pick-up and drop-off location is at the Trading Company. Campers who live in the Coeur d’Alene area will meet at the SNR facility at 9:00 a.m. and they will need to be picked up at 3:00 p.m.

Participants will enjoy activities such as crafts and games, a Christmas and a New Year’s party, a sleigh ride, bowling, movies, the mall, going out for pizza, and enjoying Triple Play’s Raptor Reef Indoor Water Park. Call to ensure your spot today – there are limited spots available.

Unfortunately, SNR is not able to provide 1:1 assistance, but individuals who require 1:1 assistance are still encouraged to join us with their care provider, parent, or assistant. If you would like more information about Camp All-Stars, would like to register, or want to volunteer, please call Angie Goucher, Executive Director at 208-755-6781 or email anggou@aol.com. You may also visit SNR’s website at www.snr.bz.

Specialized Needs Recreation is a non-profit organization that provides recreational opportunities for youth and adults who have developmental disabilities.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Open House to Showcase Library Services

      There’s more to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library than bookshelves.
Learn more about the library, 702 E. Front Ave., Friday Dec. 16, noon to 5 p.m., during its first ever Open House.
“We have been in the new building for a little more than four years and we still have people coming in and saying, ‘I had no idea we had something like this,’” said Library Director Bette Ammon. “And I think even our regular patrons may not be aware of everything we have to offer.”
For the Open House library staff and volunteers will have exhibits set up throughout the building highlighting various offerings and, in some cases, offering snacks.
This event will also offer a sneak peek at the Smithsonian’s new traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked,” as it begins its six-week stay at the library.
Other exhibits and activities will include:

·         Demonstrations and help with e-books using the library’s new Overdrive link to more than 900 e-book and audiobook titles.

·         Puppet shows in the Seagraves Children’s Library.

·         The library’s Book Club Kits and information on the Pageturners Book Club.

·         The Library Foundation will be set up in the Community Room with information about its projects including ReTool Box and “Mudgy and Millie.”

·         “Living at the Library,” a library blog.

·         Information about the library’s databases.

·         Books to You – a program to deliver books to home-bound patrons.

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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

‘America’s Veterinarian’ at the Cd’A Library

      Dr. Marty Becker – America’s Veterinarian – will answer questions and sign copies of his new book at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 2 p.m.
Becker, who has appeared on “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. Oz Show,” is the author of 20 books including the fastest-selling pet book in history, “Chicken Soup for the Pet-Lover’s Soul. His newest book is “Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual.”
Most recently he has joined Vetstreet.com, a source for information about pet health.
His daughter, Mikkel Becker, an author, videographer, and dog training consultant in her own right, will also attend the event.
Becker will answer questions from 2 to 3 p.m., and will sign copies of his book from 3 to 4 p.m. Copies of his book will be available to buy with a portion of proceeds going to benefit the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation. 
     
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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Specialized Needs Recreation to Hold 10th Annual Christmas Dinner Party and Fundraiser

Specialized Needs Recreation (SNR) will hold its 10th Annual Christmas Dinner Party and Fundraiser on Sunday, December 11th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Real Life Ministries (1866 North Cecil Road in Post Falls).

A suggested donation of $5.00 per person is welcomed ($20.00 for a family of four or more). A traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served thanks to Real Life Ministries Home Groups. This is the third, consecutive year this organization has agreed to provide the meal and desserts for the fundraiser. Santa will be making an appearance and there will be music and raffles throughout the event as well as a performance from the SNR Choir.

All proceeds raised at the event will go toward scholarships for the Camp All-Stars Day Camp, a camp held during all school breaks for children who have special needs.

If you would like more information about this event, or about the other programs and activities SNR provides, or would like to volunteer, please contact Executive Director Angie Goucher at 208-755-6781 or email anggou@aol.com.

Specialized Needs Recreation is a non-profit organization that provides recreational opportunities for youth and adults who have disabilities or special needs. Visit the SNR website at www.snr.bz.

Monday, December 5, 2011

‘The Way We Worked’ has Something for Everyone

Everyone remembers their first job.

That’s the appeal of a new traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives – “The Way We Worked” – at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, December 16 through January 28.

The exhibit, to be installed in the main library level, 702 E. Front Avenue, examines American attitudes toward work and its ever-changing nature, featuring interactive displays and historic photographs. Companion local exhibits will also be featured.

The library’s community partner for the project is the Museum of North Idaho, which will share some of its artifacts for a display in the cases on the lower level of the library to illustrate the industries that provided employment in North Idaho over the years.

The library’s Parkside Gallery will feature art from school children illustrating the theme, “My Family Works.” Middle and high school students are invited to create videos based on the theme, “This is Working” to be screened at an event in the Community Room at 7:00 p.m. on January 20.

Other events related to the exhibit include:

•December 16, 12-5:00 p.m.: Sneak peek at the traveling exhibit as part of the Library’s Open House.

•December 17, 7:00 p.m.: Gary Eller Folk Music Concert. Part of the Idaho Humanities Speakers Bureau, Eller will perform work-related regional songs.

•December 22, 6:00 p.m.: Community Reception and Lecture. The official grand opening for the exhibit featuring music, refreshments, and a presentation by Idaho State Historian Keith Petersen.

•January 4, 11, and 25, 7:00 p.m.: Lectures by regional historian Robert Singletary based on the images from the library’s Heritage Wall.

“The Way We Worked” is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. The exhibit has been made possible in Idaho by the Idaho Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities “We the People” Program, and the Inland Northwest Foundation.

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 cdacity.blogspot.com.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Delayed Opening at Cd’A Library Dec. 9

      The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will have a delayed opening – at noon – on Friday, Dec. 9, in order to conduct a staff workshop.
The library’s catalog and useful databases can be accessed 24/7 through its website: www.cdalibrary.org. To obtain user names and passwords for the databases call 208-769-2315 or visit the library at 70s E. Front Ave. during open hours.

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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.




‘Star Trek’ Movie to Screen at Cd’A Library

       Get your geek on at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Friday Dec, 9, at 7 p.m., with a free screening of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”
Put on your favorite sci-fi costume and enjoy the movie on the library’s big screen in the Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., while enjoying free fresh popcorn.
Produced by Gene Rodenberry in 1979 this film features the cast of the original television series. The movie has a running time of 133 minutes.

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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For regular updates follow the library on Facebook and Twitter.


CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for “ArtCurrents”

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists to participate in its “ArtCurrents” program. Artists submit applications for placement of their sculptures around CdA’s downtown for a period of one (1) year. The displayed works will also be offered for sale, with the City of Coeur d’Alene receiving a 25% commission from the sale.


Up to fifteen (15) art pieces will be selected and the artist or artist team will be awarded a $500.00 stipend to cover the cost of shipping. The selected artwork will be displayed along Sherman Avenue, Lakeside Avenue, and City Park.

Public art can be a change agent for the community. It creates and enhances neighborhood and community identity. It enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most importantly, 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 5:00 p.m., April 16, 2012. Installation of the artwork will begin the week of June 4th.

Artists who are interested in participating are encouraged to contact Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, at 769-2249.

To view the Call to Artists, please click on the following link:
http://www.cdaid.org/mod/userpage/images/ArtCurrents2012.pdf

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Santa Claus Food Drive

The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department,
Local Union 710 is happy to announce the early arrival of Santa Claus this year.

Children and their families are invited to have their photo’s taken with Santa for a
DONATION OF CANNED GOODS.

Santa Claus will be at Fire Station #3, 1500 15th Street, on Saturday December 3rd, 2011
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We hope that you will join us in thisFood Drive Effort, for the local Food Bank.
If you have any questions please contact the CDA Fire Department at 769-2340.