► Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10:15 a.m.: Pageturners Book Club Discussion of “F451” led by Communications Coordinator David Townsend. Pageturners discussions are open to any adult reader. The free book club is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
► Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.: Scholar discussion of the book with Dr. David Adler. A professor of political science at Idaho State University for 25 years, Adler recently assumed the honor of the James A. McClure Chair in Political Science at the University of Idaho, and serves as director of the university’s James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research.
► Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.: “Dystopian Film Festival: Fahrenheit 451.” Free screening of the 1966 science-fiction drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, and Cyril Cusack. Running time: 112 minutes.
► Friday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.: “Dystopian Film Festival: The Hunger Games.” A 2012 American science-fiction film directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Donald Sutherland. Running time: 142 minutes.
► Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: “Dystopian Film Festival: Gattaca.” A 1997 science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law with supporting roles played by Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal and Alan Arkin. Running time: 106 minutes.
Following the theme, “Be the Revolution,” North Idaho Reads programs, films, books discussions, and even a costume party are planned for libraries and other venues. For the full schedule visit NorthIdahoReads.org.
Banned Books Week – a celebration of our freedom to read – is Sept. 29 through Oct. 6. Three free activities are scheduled at the library along with educational exhibits:
► Monday, Oct. 1, 6:30-8 p.m.: “The Lorax,” a film based on the book by Dr. Seuss that has been challenged in some communities because of its environmental theme. The movie will be shown in the Shirley Parker Reading Room of the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level.
► Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: Banned Books Week Read Out, representatives from the Library Board of Trustees, Library Foundation, City of Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene Police Department, and others will read from challenged books and discuss why the books were challenged. City Councilman Mike Kennedy will emcee. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
► Friday, Oct. 5, 4-5:30 p.m.: “The Lorax,” in the Children’s Library.
(Children under 6 visiting the library need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.)