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South Hill Library Weekly Programs - Toddler Storytime: Ages 18 months to 3 years, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Preschool Play and Learn: Ages 3-5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Build: Simple and complex building toys for all ages, Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Family Storytime: Saturdays, 10 a.m. Friday, March 30-May 30, , South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Shadle Library Weekly Programs - Toddler Storytime: Ages 18 months to 3 years, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Preschool Play and Learn: Ages 3-5, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Build: Simple and complex building toys for all ages, Thursdays, 3 p.m. Family Storytime: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Game Day: Play board games on Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Friday, March 30-May 30, , Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Indian Trail Library Weekly Programs - Toddler Storytime: Ages 18 months to 3 years, Fridays, 10 a.m. Preschool Play and Learn: Ages 3-5, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Build: Simple and complex building toys for all ages, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Friday, March 30-May 30, , Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

Hillyard Library Weekly Programs - Toddler Storytime: Ages 18 months to 3 years, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Build: Simple and complex building toys for all ages, Thursdays, 3 p.m. Friday, March 30-May 30, , Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

East Side Library Weekly Programs - Toddler Storytime: Ages 18 months to 3 years, Fridays, 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Build: Simple and complex building toys for all ages, Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Friday, March 30-May 30, , East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St. Free. (509) 444-5375.

Downtown Library Weekly Programs - Toddler Storytime: Ages 18 months to 3 years, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Ages 3-5, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 30-May 30, , Spokane Public Library - Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Kids Yoga Series - Ages 3-4: Thursdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m. Ages five and older: Saturdays, 9:15-10 a.m. Thursday, April 19-May 24, , YogaJoy North, 12501 N. Division St., Suite 5. $12/class; $60/series. (509) 290-5086.

Minds Robotics Part Two - The second half of the robotics class that teaches more advanced techniques such as designing and building custom attachments and programming the vehicle to compete in the 2018 Minds-I Challenge. Register at gizmo-cda.org. Contact info@gizmo-cda.org for more information. The class is six Tuesday sessions, April 24-May 29, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24-May 29, , Gizmo, Hedlund Building Suite 142 , 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $60. (208) 651-6200.

Co-op Kids - Children and caregivers welcome. Each event includes snacks and materials. All events Tuesday, 9-10 a.m. May 1: Ren Fair Crown Making. May 8: Making for Mama. May 15: Green Food Tasting. May 22: Store Tour with Max. May 29: Produce Visit with Logan. Tuesday, May 1-29, , Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Eat, Play, Grow - Music, motion activities, healthy snacks, crafts and a free book. For children 10 and younger. Every Thursday of May, 4-5 p.m. Attend all five sessions and receive a $25 gift card to Pilgrim’s Market. Contact Char Beach at (208) 769-2315 or cbeach@cdalibrary.org to register. Tuesday, May 1-30, , St. Vincent de Paul Help Center, 201 E. Harrison Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 664-3095.

Sensory Storytime - For children ages 3-6 with sensory processing disorders and developmental disabilities. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1-30, , Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Spanish Billungual Storytime - Learn Spanish with stories and activities. For ages 3-6. Mondays, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1-30, , Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Code Club - Learn coding basics with robots and video games. For children age 7-12. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1-30, , Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

LEGO Club - Free play with the library’s collection of LEGOs. For children age 5-11. Thursdays, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1-30, , Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Book Babies Lapsit - For children ages newborn to two, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 1-30, , Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Toddler Time Music and Motion - Songs, movement and stories for ages 2-3. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1-30, , Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Preschool storytime - For ages 3-5. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1-30, , Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Orbiting Objects - learn how gravity keeps the planets in orbit and make a pocket solar system model. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1-31, , Mobius Science Center, 331 N. Post St. $8/general; $7/senior and military; free/12 months or younger. (509) 321-7133.

Gears, Beers and Engineers - Prepare for Gizmotion and design a human-powered vehicle. Mentors available for questions. May 11, 6:30 p.m. and May 12, 1 p.m. Friday is oriented to adults and Saturday to kids, but all ages welcome to both days. Friday, May 11-12, , Gizmo, North Idaho College Hedlund Building, Suite 142, 283 Hubbard St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 929-4029.

Cheney MayFest - May 11, 7-10 p.m. and May 12, 10 am-5 pm in historic downtown Cheney. Featuring street dances with the Kelly Hughes Band, car shows, corn hole tournaments, petting zoos, art alleys, street vendors and more. View scheduled events at cheneymayfest.org. Friday, May 11-12, , 420 First Street, Cheney. Free. (509) 235-6261.

“The Secret Life of Pets” - The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. Directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney. Starring the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell and Dana Carvey. 2016. PG. 87 minutes. Friday, May 11, Friday, 4 p.m., Spokane Public Library - Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Northwest Harvest’s Glow For Hunger Run - One-mile glow run with kid’s pre-party and food vendors. Friday, May 11, Friday, 7 p.m., Joe Albi Stadium, 4918 W. Everett Ave. $25/kids; free/parents. (208) 806-1311.

Wallace Depot Days - Car show, music, exhibits, Sierra Silver Mine tour and vendors. Saturday, May 12, , Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum, 219 Sixth St., Wallace, Idaho. Free. (208) 752-0111.

Center for Music Therapy: Parent Interest Open House - Learn about and register for the Music Therapy and Creative Arts Summer Camp. For children with and without special needs, taught by board-certified music therapists, July 16-20. Saturday, May 12, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon., Center for Music Therapy, 1315 N. Napa St. Free. (509) 979-4357.

Kidical Mass - Kids and their families are invited to Kidical Mass, a fun, safe bike ride especially for kids. Join this family friendly afternoon bike ride of about three miles cycling on anything that rolls. All types of bikes, trailers, Xtracycles, bakfiets, tandems, folding bikes and trikes are welcome. Ride through the Chief Garry neighborhood beginning at Chief Garry Park. Presented by Summer Parkways & Christ the King Church. Saturday, May 12, Saturday, 1 p.m.-midnight., Chief Garry Park, 2701 E. Sinto Ave. Free.

India at a Glance - Presented by Sreedharani Nandagopal. An overview of India followed by a performance classical South Indian dancing. Learn how to created simple Mandala, how to wear a saree, and learn the steps for a folk dance. Part of the programming to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Saturday, May 12, Saturday, 3 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Japanese Drumming with Spokane Taiko - The performance will be followed by a hands-on workshop where attendees get to play the drums. Saturday, May 12, Saturday, 3 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Musha Marimba - A high school performing group from Bryant School that plays polyrhythmic marimba music, mostly from Zimbabwe and southern Africa. Saturday, May 12, Saturday, 6 p.m., Spokane Public Library - Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.

Traditional Chinese Folk Dancing - A presentation of traditional Chinese folk dancing from performers from the Spokane Chinese Association. Part of the programming for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Sunday, May 13, Sunday, 3 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

Graphic Novel Readers Book Club - For children 8-13 years old. This group meets and discusses a new graphic novel on the third Tuesday of each month, 4-5 p.m. March 20: “El Deafo,” by Cece Bell. April 17: “CatStronauts: Mission Moon,” by Drew Brockington. May 15: “Giants Beware!” by Jorge Aguirre. June 19: “Be Prepared,”by Vera Brosgol. Tuesday, May 15, , BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-2669.

Messy Science: A Homeschool Event - Hands-on science activities. Requires old clothes that can get messy. For homeschooling children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Tuesday, May 15, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Paws to Read - Practice reading to Mater, the basset hound. Tuesday, May 15, Tuesday, 4-6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Slime Science - Learn about the role of slime in nature and use recipes to create it. For children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Tuesday, May 15, Tuesday, 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Girls Brick Build - A fun STEM challenge using LEGO bricks followed by a free-build time. Selected creations displayed in the library. For girls ages 6-12. Wednesday, May 16, Wednesday, 4 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

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