CdA Events Calendar - Kids

Kids' activities are endless in Coeur d'Alene!

365 DAYS OF FREE FUN & LEARNING EXPERIENCES

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Gizmo's "Girls Who Code"

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  3:30-5:45 pm (T)

December 3, 10, 17  |  3:30-5:45 pm (T)

GIZMO-CDA

283 Hubbard St., CdA

208-929-4029

 

This is a FREE after-school program held on Tuesdays for 6th-12th grade girls who enjoy computer science.

 

Weekly gatherings will explore programming languages so participants can write apps, make clothes light up, build devices for problem-solving - all with the companionship of other girls/young women who want to create technology too.

For more info & to register, click HERE & scroll down to "Girls Who Code".

Every Tuesday - Free!

"Roll out the Mat - It's Yoga Time"

November 5, 19  |  10:30-11 am (T)

December 3  |  10:30-11 am (T) 

HAYDEN LIRARY

8385 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene

208-772-5612

November 14  |  2 pm (Th)

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

Take a mat, or borrow one from the library, it's yoga time for kids ages toddler to 18 (Hayden); ages 0-18 (Post Falls). 

 

Learn poses & play games in this program offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Tuesdays - Free!

Music, Motion & More for Toddlers

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  11-11:30 am (T) 

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-769-2315

 

Gather for fun, songs, movement & a story. For ages 2-3 every Tuesday. Kids may stay after for playtime from 11:30-noon.

November 7, 14, 21  |  11 am (Th)

POST FALLS LIRARY (Community Room)

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

Parents & children (ages 3-6) learn how to move to music which helps creativity, pre-reading skills & self-confidence. Musical instruments will be introduced at these Thursday gatherings.

Varies - Free!

Coding in the Library

November 6, 13, 20, 27  |  4-5 pm (W)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-769-2315

 

"Code Club" meets every Wednesday for games on Scratch & Code.org. For ages 7-12 who want to learn & have fun doing it. 

Every Wednesday - Free!

Tutors Help With Homework

November 1, 8, 15, 22  |  2:15-3:15 (F)

December 6, 13  |  2:15-3:15 (F)

RATHDRUM LIBRARY

16320 Hwy 41, Rathdrum, ID

208-687-1029

 

Kids ages 5-10 can get homework help during "Tutor Time" every Friday. Don't struggle - get help. Program continues through Dec 13.

The "Tutor Time" program preceds "It Club for Children" on Fridays, 3:45-4:45 pm. New adventures all the time for ages 5-10. Snacks provided.

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  4:40-5:15 pm (T)

SPIRIT LAKE LIBRARY

32575 N. 5th Ave., Spirit Lake, ID

208-623-5353

Extra homework help is available for ages 5-10 following "It Club" every Tuesday.

Varies - Free!

Book Babies

"Lap-Sit"

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  10:15-10:45 am (T)

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  |  10:30-11 am (F)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-769-2315

 

For newborns through 2-year-olds accompanied by a parent or adult, it's storytime every Tuesday & Friday.

Stay after on Fridays from 11-11:30 for playtime.

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  10:30 am (T)

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

Ages birth to 2 years will be entertained with songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bubbles & short stories every Tuesday. (Stay after for group playtime.)

November 4, 11, 18, 25  |  10:30-11:30 am (M)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

Geared to babies age birth-2 & their caregivers, this time provides stories songs rhymes & fingerplays every Monday.

Stay after for the baby-friendly playgroup & socializing with other young families.

Varies - Free!

Anime Club for Teens

November 19  |  5-6:30 pm (T)

December 17  |  5-630 pm (T)

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

Teens (middle & high schoolers) are invited to get together every 3rd Tuesday for anime shows, crafts, art appreciation...& snacks! FREE of charge.

Every 3rd Tuesday - Free!

"Literacy for Everyone"

November 18  |  12:30-1:30 pm (M)

December 16  |  12:30-1:30 pm (M)

LAKELAND LITERACY PROJECT

Lakeland District Office

15506 N. Washington St., Rathdrum, ID

208-687-4371

A fantastic program for parents with preschool children (ages 2-5), "Lakeland Literacy Project" is FREE! Meetings are held once a month on a Monday at which time parents & children read books & do "hands-on" learning together.

Attend all classes, or only ones that work for you. Sign-up is requested so enough supplies will be available. Click on registration link HERE. 

November 7, 14, 21  |  11 am-noon (Th)

December 5, 12, 19, 26  |  11 am-noon (Th)

January 2, 9, 16 23, 30  |  11 am-noon (Th)

"Shape Up 4 Kindergarten"

KELLOGG PUBLIC LIBRARY

16 W. Market Ave., Kellogg, ID

For ages 0-5, this early literacy program will continue every Thursday through May, 2020. Activities will focus on six early skills.

There's no charge to attend. Info - 208-786-7231

Varies - Free!

Building With LEGOs

November 7, 14, 21  |  4-5 pm (Th)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-769-2315

 

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  4 pm (T)

LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (at Lake City HS)

6101 N. Ramsey Rd., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-763-0814

Create, create & create more with a generous supply of LEGOs for building. Two locations - downtown CdA every Thursday (ages 5-11), & Lake City HS every Tuesday.

November 15 |  4-4:45 pm (F)

ATHOL LIBRARY

30399 3rd St., Athol, ID

208-683-2979

This monthly "Lego Club" is geared for ages 5-12.

Varies - Free!

"Crazy 8s" After-School Math Club

November 4, 11, 18, 25  |  4-5 pm (M)

December 2  |  4-5 pm (M)

(for grades K-2)

November 6, 13, 20, 27  |  4-5 pm (W)

Decembe 4  |  4-5 pm (W)

(for grades 3-5)

GIZMO-CDA

283 Hubbard St., CdA

208-929-4029

 

Offering high-energy math activities for children of all abilities, this FREE after-school program is offered on Mondays (K-2) & Wednesdays (grades 3-5).

There are 8 sessions for each age group. Registration is required at www.gizmo-cda.org. 

Mondays & Wednesdays - Free!

Family Storytime & Crafts

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  4-5 pm (T)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-768-2315

 

All family members can gather every Tuesday for storytime at the library & crafts.

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  |  10:30 am (F)

POST FALLS LIBRARY (Community Room)

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

A morning session for families every Friday - with Miss Cherie & Miss Jessie - includes playtime from 10:30-11 am, followed by stories, songs, puppets & a take-home craft. Geared to ages 2-5.

 

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  |  5:30-7 pm (F)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

 8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

All ages are welcome for "Family Night at the Library". Play new board games, decorate cookies for the holidays, explore robots & STEM every Friday.

Varies - Free!

Petting Zoo & "Monarch Train"

November 30  |  6:30-7 pm (Sat)

BIG RED'S BARN

7397 N. Government Way

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Open to all ages, a monthly book exchange takes place on the last Saturday of every month. "Raspberry, the Donkey" will welcome attendees, & maybe even a goat. (Admission is FREE if you take a book to exchange.)

"The Monarch Train" emphasizes early childhood education, believing that reading can provide our community's kids with wings so they can soar. 

It's mandatory to reserve a spot online, due to space restrictions. Take a book (new or used) along for someone else to take home; then choose a book for your own enjoyment. 

Last Saturday - Free!

Sensory Story Time

November 4, 11, 18, 25  |  10:30-11 am (M)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., Rm 102, Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-769-2315

Every Monday, this FREE story time is geared to children (ages 2-6) with developmental disabilities or sensory processing disorders, & their caregivers.

 

Provides a welcoming environment to nurture the love of reading & enhance literacy skills.

November 7, 21  |  2 pm (Th)

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

Register for this inclusive 1st & 3rd Thursday program featuring special stories, songs, sensory play & socialization by calling 208-773-1506 for details.

November 12, 26  |  10:30 am (T)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, it's time for stories, songs, sensory play & socialization. Please register by calling 208-772-5612.

Varies - Free!

After-School Program, K-5

November 4, 11, 18, 25  |  4-5 pm (M)

December 2, 9  |  4-5 pm (M)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-769-2315

 

"The 21st Century Explorers" is an after-school program for children in grades K-5, held every Monday.

Each month different themes will feature fun, hands-on activities: Oct - maker; Nov - NaNoWriMo (writing, poetry & DIY comic books) & Dec - games.

Every Monday - Free!

Toddlers Love Storytime

November 6, 13, 20, 27  |  10:30-11:30 am (W)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front St., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-769-2315

For ages 3-5, "Preschool Storytime" offers stories, activities & crafts every Wednesday.

November 4, 11, 18, 25  |  10:30 am (M)

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

Seasonal stories, songs, crafts, flannel boards & interactive acivities make this a fun time for preschoolers on Mondays. Geared to ages 3-6.

November 6, 13, 20, 27  |  10:30-11:30 am (W)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

For ages 3-6, enjoy seasonal stories, songs, learn a new letter each week, crafts & interactive activities every Wednesday.

December 13  |  11 am (F)

HARRISON LIBRARY

111 S. Coeur d'Alene Ave., Harrison, ID

208-689-3976

On the 2nd Friday of each month, seasonal stories, songs, flannel boards, crafs & interactive activities are enjoyed by ages 2-6.

Varies - Free!

Teens Explore Career Choices

November 21  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

December 19  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

November 21  |  6-7:30 pm (Th)

December 19  |  6-7:30 pm (Th

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

 

"Career Club & Coffee Bar" is open to ages 14-18 for the purpose of exploring various careers with experts in their fields of employment, on the 3rd Thursday of each month in Hayden & Post Falls.

High schoolers may help themselves to FREE drinks from the coffee bar also.

3rd Thursday - Free!

"Moose Tales" in Riverstone

November 6, 13, 20, 27  |  4:30 pm (W)

THE WELL-READ MOOSE

2048 N. Main St. (Riverstone)

Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-215-2265

All are invited for "moose tales" every Wednesday - no cost. Themed stories are featured each week. Snacks provided.

Every Wednesday - Free!

Story Walkin' in McEuen Park

(go whenever you want to)

"StoryWalk"

McEUEN PARK near Coeur d'Alene Library

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-768-2315

 

StoryWalk is open for family fun, featuring two new stories, "We Are Grateful" & Go Show the World". Walk along the path, following the story-telling as you stroll along.

The path is a permanent installation & is self-service. Go whenever it's convenient - no charge.

Varies - Free!

Awesome Teen Programs

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-768-2315

November 11, 25   |  3-4 pm (M)

"Scribbler Society" (Jameson Room)

For all ages, writers share their work & receive helpful ideas on the 2nd & 4th Mondays.

November  5, 12, 19, 26 |  4-5 pm (T)

"Sketchbook Club" (on Terrace or in Gozzer Room)

Take  sketch book or use library art supplies to draw & doodle on Tuesdays. Weekly prize drawings.

 

November 7, 14, 21  |  4-6 pm (Th)

"Teen D&D" (Gozzer & Jameson Rooms)

Use your imagination, strategic skills & teamwork to experience grand fantasy adventures every Thursday. Beginners welcome.

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  |  4-5:30 pm (F)

"Library League of Legends" (Shirley Parker Storyroom)

Take a laptop, or borrow one at the library. Snacks provided; every Friday. 

November 22  |  6-8:15 pm (F)

"Spider-Man Far From Home"

The last Friday of each month is "Teen Movie Night", a FREE event. 

For more info on teen programs at CdA LIbrary, contact Angela Flock, Young Adult Coordinator at 208-769-2315, ext 463; or email aflock@cdalibrary.org.  

Monday through Friday  |  3-5 pm

"Free to Be: Teen Hang-Out"

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

Hang out with friends every day after school. Enjoy snacks & play with gadgets. Open to ages 12-18.

November 11, 25  |  4-5 pm (M)

December 9  |  4-5 pm (M)

RATHDRUM LIBRARY

"Free to Be: Teen Hang-Out"

16320 Hwy 41, Rathdrum, ID

208-687-1029

Teens gather every 2nd & 4th Monday.

November 15  |  3-4:30 pm (F)

HARRISON LIBRARY

"Free to Be: Teen Hang-Out"

111 S. Coeur d'Alene Ave., Harrison, ID

208-689-3976

Teens gather on the 3rd Friday of each month to hang out with friends, enjoy snacks & explore gadgets.

November 6, 13, 20, 27  |  4-5 pm (W)

PINEHURST LIBRARY

"Free to Be:  Teen Hang-Out"

107 Main St., Pinehurst, ID

208-682-3483

Silver Valley teens get together every Wednesday after school for snacks & fun. For ages 12-18; through Dec 11.

November 15  |  6-8 pm (F)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

"Nerf Squadron"

8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to battle it out in the book stacks on the 3rd Friday. Take your own Nerf gun (& friends), or borrow one from the lbrary. 

November 14  |  4-5 pm (Th)

ATHOL LIBARY

"Free to Be (Teen); Sip & Color!"

30399 3rd St., Athol, ID

208-683-2979

Be creative, see friends & enjoy snacks - all in one hour!

Varies - Free!

"Saturday with the Symphony"

November 23  |  noon-1 pm (Sat)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

Children's Library

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-769-2315

Children can get up close to musical instruments & players when members of the CdA Symphony Orchestra present programs for kids on the 4th Saturday of each month.

 

This is a family program which may pique a child's interest in joining a band or orchestra.  

Saturdays - Free!

Baby Sign Language

TBA  |  TBA

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

 

Workshop for parents & caregivers which introduces basic signs for use with infants & toddlers. Little ones are invited to join in the learning process.

Fridays - Free!

Little Renaissance Kids

November 6, 13, 20, 27  |  10:30 am (W)

POST FALLS LIBRARY

821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID

208-773-1506

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  10:30 am (T)

ATHOL LIBARY

30399 3rd St., Athol, ID

208-683-2979

November 5, 12, 19, 26  |  10:30-11:30 am (T)

December 3, 10  |  10:30-11:30 am (T)

RATHDRUM LIBRARY

16320 Hwy 41, Rathdrum, ID

208-687-1029

November 7, 14, 21  |  10:30-11:30 am (Th)

HAYDEN LIBRARY

8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden, ID

208-772-5612

 

November 7, 14, 21 |  10:30-11:30 am (Th)

SPIRIT LAKE LIBRARY

32575 N. 5th Ave., Spirit Lake, ID

208-623-5353

Curious preschoolers (ages 2-5)  will enjoy weekly topics such as fine art, math/science, world cultures & more. Independent studies, storytime & active play too. 

"Little Renaissance Kids" is held at area libraries listed above at various dates/times.

Varies - Free!

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