Adult Programs

Special Events

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Gold Voices LHS Choir

  • Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Event Space

Jump start the holiday season with an evening of local music from the LHS Gold Voices Choir.  This group of talented youth will perform a variety of holiday favorites under the direction of Julie Burke.

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DIY Wreath Making

Create a lovely holiday wreath with your own personal flair using a variety of materials provided by the library. 

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Learning Libby: Free Ebooks & Audiobooks

Join us as we uncover the basics of Libby, the Library app - free with your Valnet Library Card! We’ll be talking about how to check out books or place holds, leave notes on past or future reads, and even change your font to make reading easier than ever. Bring your device and any questions you can think of so you can Learn Libby!

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Fall Risks - Identification & Prevention with Elite Home Health

  • Date: Thursday, January 11, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Event Space

Have you ever wondered how dangerous a rug can be? Preventing falls is one of the easiest ways to age well. Learn common risk factors and hands on strategies to identify and prevent falls.

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Medicare 101 Workshop

  • Date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Event Space

Learn all you need to know to start Medicare successfully.

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Cooking on a Budget

Cooking on a Budget is a two part nutritional program that will introduce you to tools that will help you make good nutritional choices while shopping and how to plan and make affordable meals, and there will also be hands-on cooking activities. The classes will be taught by Lisa Turpin, a nutrition specialist for the Idaho Foodbank. This series is intended for a parent or caregiver and a child aged 10 and up but we will accept individual registrations.

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Evolution Gone Wrong with Alex Bezzerides

  • Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Event Space

From achy backs to sore feet, the human body is littered with anatomical imperfections. Author, Alez Bezzerides, will discuss Evolution Gone Wrong, and take us on a tour around the animal kingdom from slimy hagfish to great apes as we learn how we ended up with a human body uniquely prone to aches and pains.

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Quilting with Corla Bowl Cozy

Learn to make a fabric bowl cozy and keep your soup warm all winter long!  Participants need to know how to sew and bring their own machine all other materials will be provided.

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Rehabilitation - Outpatient, Home Health and Inpatient, What's the Difference?

  • Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Event Space

Has your doctor mentioned outpatient therapy? Learn what physical therapy and occupational therapy actually do to help you access the right services to meet your needs.

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Music of the Nez Perce with JR Spencer

  • Date: Thursday, February 22
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Event Space

Learn of the Nez Perce music and traditions from J.R. Spencer, Nez Perce/Ojibwe artisan, educator, and performing artist of Native culture and living traditions Thursday, February 22 at 5:30 PM in the Event Space.

Regular Programs

Invitation to Coffee and Books program

Coffee & Books

  • Date: 1st Friday of each month
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Makery
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • January 5: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
    • February 2: The Library Book by Susan Orlean
    • March 1: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Join us for a book discussion and a cup of coffee at our monthly first Friday book club!

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Getting the Job You Want

Tired of feeling like your job search isn't getting anywhere? Learn to get exactly the job you want! Each day of this free workshop will cover different topics, including resume building and completing applications. These in-person sessions will also be streamed live, available at the links above or at

Genre Quest 2023-24

What is Genre Quest?

Genre Quest is a nine-month program at the library that began in 2020. The goal of Genre Quest is to inspire readers of all ages to pursue genres they may not necessarily find in their comfort zone. Most importantly, it keeps readers engaged with what the library has to offer ALL readers. Who knows? You may unexpectedly find a new favorite story!

Each month all you have to do is visit a desk at the Lewiston City Library and say you read a book from that month's genre. You will then receive an exclusive button featuring that genre as a prize! Happy Questing!

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Monthly Schedule:

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. Sub-genres of Fantasy are Horror and Paranormal. Horror is about terror, while Paranormal features mythical beings at the forefront of the story.

November - Nonfiction/(Auto) Biography

Nonfiction books are true stories based on real people, events, creatures, and concepts. Biographies are stories written about people and their real-life experiences. Autobiographies are an account of a person's life written by that person.

December - Graphic Fiction/ Graphic Nonfiction/Manga

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 genres. Manga are Japanese comic books and graphic novels.

January - Classic/Literary   

Classic fiction has been given special recognition and has stood the test of time. Literary fiction is worthy of praise or reward and centers around style, depth, and is character driven.

February - Romance/Historical Fiction

Romance novels are all about a central love story and relationships.Promotion for 2023 Genre Quest Historical fiction is a story that takes place in the past and features historical events, customs, and social norms.

March - Science Fiction

Science Fiction (SciFi) is a story that places imagined or actual science at the forefront due to its connection with society and humanity.

April - Poetry

Books of poetry express feeling and ideas in the form of rhythm, meaning, and sound.

May - Periodicals

Periodicals can take the form of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, comic books, or literary journals that are published daily, weekly, or monthly.

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