Family Calendar January 17-24 – Books and Crafts on the Go, Storytimes and Writing

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Books and crafts on the go – Stop by the Children’s Library every Friday in January to pick up a kit to make wishing wands for the New Year. Kits available on a first come, first served basis. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Mindful Mondays Story Time – Features stories and activities that focus on kindness, compassion, self-confidence, emotions and friendship. Visit cdalibrary.org/library-events for the Zoom link. Monday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Storytime Shorts – Listen to stories that help children learn language and early literacy skills. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. on facebook.com/spokanecountylibrarydistrict. Also available on YouTube at scld.org/storytime-shorts-playlist. Presented by the Spokane County Library District. To free.

Building with Books: A Lego Story Hour: Listen and recreate a story using Lego bricks or other craft materials, then share your creations with the group. Register on scld.evanced.info/signup/calendar. Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m. Presented by the Spokane County Library District. To free.

Come in and write – Bring work in progress to share, get inspired by creative prompts, and make time to write. Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Virtual Storytime – A virtual storytime for preschoolers held on Zoom. Visit events.spokanelibrary.org/events to register. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Presented by the Spokane Public Library. To free.

Wonder Wednesdays – A virtual story hour with books about imagination, creativity, adventure and exploration. Visit cdalibrary.com/library-events for the Zoom link. Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Kids Zoomy Art – A Zoom art course for kids. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bags containing art materials available for pickup. Contact Create by phone at (509) 447-9277 and by email at [email protected] for more information. Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Create Art Center, 900 W. Fourth St., Newport. To free. (509) 447-9277.

Come and Draw – Explore different artistic mediums, develop skills and ideas, and get feedback. Open to all ages. Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Online Storytime – Read stories, sing songs and share finger games. Open to children from 2 to 5 years old and their families. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Register on scld.org. Presented by the Spokane County Library District. To free.

Drop in and Play – Play board and card games together in a relaxing and positive environment. Open to all ages. Thursday, 12-2 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons – Play Dungeons and Dragons on Discord. For children from 13 to 19 years old. Register on tinyurl.com/cdateendiscord. Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

STEM Preschool Story: What’s Floating? – Read a book and test household items to see if they float. Open to preschool children and their companions. For a complete list of supplies or to register, visit events.spokanelibrary.org. Friday, 10:30-11 a.m. Presented by the Spokane Public Library. To free.

Garfield Lego Build Challenge – Compete against a team of two to four people in a Lego building challenge. Open to children from 5 years old and adults. To register, email [email protected] Friday, 12:15-3:15 p.m. Garfield Library, 109 N. Third St., Garfield. To free. (509) 635-1490.

Dungeons and Dragons for Teens – Play a virtual game of Dungeons and Dragons with teens in the Spokane area. All skill levels are welcome. For more information and to register, visit events.spokanelibrary.org/events. Friday, 3-5 p.m. Presented by the Spokane Public Library. To free.

Self-Published Story Time – Join Miss Delaney on the Children’s Library Facebook page as she reads stories written by self-published authors. Visit cdalibrary.org for more information. Friday, 3-4 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Minecraft Club – Explore architecture, engineering and art through Minecraft. Participants receive a building prompt and a brief lesson, then join a Minecraft world to build around the prompt. Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. To free. (509) 279-0299.

eSports Club – Team up with other teens while playing League of Legends and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The program is available online via Discord or in person. Open to children from 13 to 19 years old. Register on cdalibrary.org. Friday, 4-5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Winter Open House – Play games, meet and learn about the animals that live there, and explore the “winter science wonderland”. Welcome without appointment. Mandatory masks. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Outdoor Learning Center, 8508 E. Upriver Drive, Building B, Spokane Valley. Suggested donation of $5. (509) 340-1028.

Science From Home – Librarian Molly presents a science experiment each week on the library’s Facebook page facebook.com/spokanecountylibrarydistrict. For children from 8 years old and their families. Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Spokane County Library District. To free. (509) 893-8200.

Scribbler’s Society Virtual Writing Club – Writers of all ages meet via Zoom to write, edit drafts, and participate in critique sessions. Email Lindsay Moore at [email protected] to register. Jan. 24, 3-4 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. To free. (208) 769-2315.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class – A comprehensive introduction to breastfeeding taught by a nurse practitioner. Partners/support persons welcome. Includes two weeks of SMS support after delivery. Email [email protected] to register. Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m. Nurture Lactation, 2607 S. Southeast Blvd., #B150. (509) 954-5337.

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