Adult Programs

Special Events

A Conversation with Hill Beachey & Madame LeFrancois

A Conversation with Hill Beachey & Madame LeFrancois

  • Date: January 21st
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Where: Via Zoom
  • Registration is required: Register Here  Registration closes at 5PM on Jan. 21st

In 1863, pack train merchant, Lloyd Magruder, was brutally murdered. His friend, Hill Beachey, avenged his death and caught the murderers in California, but left Lewiston with his family shortly after. On a rare trip back to Lewiston in 1874, he visited former competitor but friend, Madame Melanie LeFrancois. There were many new tidings to discuss, including family news and tragedy, plus old stories to recall... So grab your "French wine" and join us in the Hotel DeFrance Saloon!

Brought to you by the Nez Perce County Historical Society and the North-central Idaho Speakers Bureau

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:

  • February: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

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!