Adult Programs

10 Year Anniversary Celebration Week!

  1. Historic Preservation Commission Library Plaque Commemoration
  • A Plaque hiding behind a curtainDate: Monday, June 12
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space

The Historic Preservation Commission, through a grant from the Idaho State Historical Society, will be celebrating the installation of a plaque on the library that shares historical information about the building and its role in the West End Historic District. The speaker for this event will be Garry Bush.

  1. Artist Reception
  1. How Do We Define Free Speech and Censorship, Human Ties: Conversations That Matter
  1. Micah and Me Dance Party
  1. Gaming Jamboree
  1. LEW On the Go Grand Opening

Summer Reading Registration

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Registration at the Lewiston Library


  • Monday-Thursday, June 12-15, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday's Registration will take place in the Southeast corner of the Tribune parking lot next to the new Library on the Go during the Grand Opening!

Online Registration


  • Monday, June 5, 8:00 AM - Monday, July 3, 8:00 AM

Sign up here anytime between June 5 (6/5/2023) and July 3rd (7/3/2023) to be a part of our big event!

Special Events

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Dementia Friends Information Session

  • Date: Monday, May 22
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space

What is Dementia Friends? A Dementia Friend learns about dementia and then turns that understanding into action. Dementia Friends USA is a part of a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. The session is free! You will be provided with a session workbook and certificate after attending. Facilitated by the University of Idaho Extension office.

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Recollections of a Vietnam War Nurse

  • Date: Thursday, May 25
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: Adult (All ages welcome)

Join us at the Lewiston City Library for a moderated discussion to learn from the experiences of Connie Evans, a former US Army Captain, who honorably served as a combat nurse with the 12th Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam. She will share some of her experiences that led to her becoming a nurse and volunteering for assignment in Vietnam. She will also talk about her Nez Perce background and the importance of preserving and teaching Nez Perce language, culture and history. A video will be shown of Connie speaking at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day in 2022.

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Author Discussion with Sue Tidwell: Cries of the Savanna

  • Date: Tuesday, June 20
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 18+

Sue Tidwell, a resident of Cottonwood, ID and author of Cries of the Savanna, will share her eye-opening experiences on an African hunting safari and offer a deeper understanding of African wildlife conservation.  

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Zentangle® for Beginners

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

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Spirited Conversations Series: Wine in the LC Valley with Coco

  • Date: Tuesday, July 11
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Event Space

With local vintner, Coco Umiker, learn of the history and craft of winemaking in the Lewis Clark Valley.

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Tai-Chi for Beginners (UPDATED FOR NEW DATE)

Tai chi inspired exercises can extend your quality of life and well-being. Tai Chi is a centuries old Chinese system of movement originally taught as a martial art. Dave Pankey, the instructor, has been teaching Tai Chi for over 18 years.

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Between the Quiet and Tranquil Times: Episodes of Lewiston at its Seedy, Salacious and Scandalous Best with Steven Branting

  • Date: Tuesday, July 18
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 18+

Enjoy an evening of conversation about Lewiston’s salacious past with local historian and author, Steven Branting. 

Regular Programs

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Spanish Conversation

  • Date: Third Friday of the month, May 19, July 21
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Community Room
  • Ages: Adult (Teens are welcome)
  • Registration:

Join us at the library for an hour of informal practice hearing and speaking Spanish through a variety of simple conversation activities. All skill levels are welcome to attend from beginner to first language speakers.

Invitation to Coffee and Books program

Coffee & Books

  • Date: 1st Friday of each month
  • Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Location: Makery Room
  • Ages: 18 & Up
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • June 2 - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
    • July: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
    • August: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows 

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

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Quilting with Corla

  • Date: Wednesday, August 2
  • Time: 1:00 PM  - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Makery
  • Ages: 18+

Create a cute fabric applique Gnome wall hanging! Participants will need to know how to sew and bring their own sewing machine. All other supplies will be provided.

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That's A Wrap! Movie Discussion Finale

  • Date: Wednesday, May 31, June 28
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Location: Event Space
  • Ages: 18 & Up
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • May 31: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
    • June 28: Bullet Train (2022)

Join the monthly movie meetup where we discuss movies over popcorn! These are our last 2 Discussions before the credits roll, and the penultimate one is the web-heads biggest animated film, Into the Spider-Verse!

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