Adult Programs

Special Events

Blood Drive - Thanks for Giving by the American Red Cross

Blood Drive - American Red Cross

Thanks for Giving! Donate blood and help save a life. In partnership with the American Red Cross and the Regional Early Childhood Committee, the library is hosting a blood drive in the Library's Event Space on November 25th. Follow the link the schedule an appointment. 

Horse Logging on the Clearwater December 3rd

Horse Logging in the Clearwater

  • Presenter: John Bradbury
  • Date: December 3rd
  • Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Where: Zoom
  • Register Here - Registration will end at 5:00PM on December 3rd.

Once the timber barons learned of the finest low elevation white pine forest in the nation, the race to the land office was on to claim their share. It began with the state timber sales on the Palouse River and a saw mill at Potlatch that soon moved on to the North Fork of the Clearwater River and a mill at Elk River that evolved into the saw mill at Lewiston. That is when the serious logging began with horses and cross-cut saws, flumes, trains and log drives, carried out by tough old-country lumber jacks who made it all work.

Photo of St. Joseph's Hospital from 1905

Without So Much as an RX

Lewiston's First Century of Nursing Care.

  • Presenter: Steve Branting, Historian, Lewis-Clark State College
  • Date: December 16th
  • Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Where: Zoom
  • Register Here - Registration will end at 5:00 PM on December 16th.

Lewiston has enjoyed the care of professional nurses from its earliest days in the 1860s, welcoming U.S. Army nurses during the Nez Perce War, followed by women doctors. This Zoominar will trace the first 100 years of recorded nursing care in the city, from the frontier days to the founding of Lewis-Clark State College's prestigious nursing division. Meet the giants on whose shoulders today's health care community stands. 

Regular Programs

Latte and a book

Coffee & Books

  • Dates: First Friday of the month
  • Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Where: Via Zoom (contact the library to be added to the email list)

Join us for a lively book discussion over coffee! Upcoming titles:

  • December: Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

Charming Chapters Genre Quest! 

Are you stuck in a reading rut and wishing to try something new? Explore a different genre each month by participating in our Charming Chapters Genre Quest!  From October to May we will feature a new genre each month, giving you an opportunity to broaden your reading horizons. Check out a book in the genre of the month, read it, return it, and collect your Charming Chapters Genre charm! 

All ages are welcome to participate.

Monthly Breakdown

 Basket of Charming Chapters Genre Charms (Buttons)

October - Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal

Books of the Fantasy genre often feature mythical creatures, magic, and epic adventures where a character must rise to the occasion. Two subgenres of fantasy are Horror and Paranormal. Horror is about terror while Paranormal features mythical beings at the forefront of the story.

November - Non-Fiction

Nonfiction novels are true stories based on real people, events, creatures, and concepts.

December - Fairy Tales/Folklore

These are genres of fiction very much like fantasy. Folklore and Fairytales feature stories from all over the world that have been around for a long time and rewritten often but have kept the same general storyline.

January - Graphic Novel

These are novels told through both words and art; they are very similar to comic books! Graphic Novels are just a format but can encompass all other genres.

February - Romance

Romance novels are all about a central love story and relationships. The romance genre can take many forms.

March - Mystery

Mysteries are all about solving a problem or crime by finding clues and uncovering secrets.

April - Biography/Autobiography

Biographies are stories written about real people and their life experiences. Autobiographies are an account of a person’s life written by that person. They are a special type of nonfiction.

May - Readers Choice

Additional genres include Westerns, Science Fiction, Literary, Action, Realistic Fiction, & Historical Fiction.  You decide!