Thursday, March 26, 2015

journal group meets April 8 @7pm

At journal group on April 8, we will focus on the HERE AND NOW… so I ask you:

What's happening NOW?
1. ​write one word over and over... fill up the page with this word--except for two places on the page. in one space, write the definition; and the in the other space, write why you chose that word for this page.

2. what was the absolute best thing you did today?

3. what about today totally sucked?

4. look down at your feet… what’s on them, why, what do you think about what you see down there?

5. find a picture of yourself and glue it in your journal, and write about the picture--where were you, why were you there, who was with you, how were you feeling at the time, and how do you feel about this picture now.

6. ​​where have you lived before making your home in Idaho Falls? which was your favorite place--why? which was your least favorite place--why? And what lead you to where you are living now?

7. what is in your purse/wallet? list everything that is in there... and any thoughts you have about it

8. drizzle a little of whatever you're eating and/or drinking on a new page... write about it.

9. look outside and describe what “today” looks like out of your window.

10. think about all of the stuff you know now… what would you say to your 16 year old self, if you could get a letter to her/him?

11. turn on your favorite music, set a timer for 20 minutes, and fill a page in your journal with whatever, however you’re inspired.

12. journal about what you ate, where you went and who you went with for lunch today.

13. what book are you reading? why did you choose it? where did you get the book? are you enjoying it? how would you describe it to someone else?

14. today you were given $1,000, 000 and instructions to spend it in 30 days… what would you do with all of the money?

15. stop what you’re doing at 8:00pm today, and journal about it.

16. using the day of the week in which you're writing (i.e., Monday) write something that happened to you that using the letters in the day (i.e., M O N D A Y) as the first letter of the word you're journaling about. For example: 

· ​M= Mornings are usually rough, but today was especially rough because...

· O= Oatmeal was what I had for breakfast. And today, it was really good...

· N= No one else was a awake when I got up, and it was peaceful this morning...

· D= Dogs are always happy to see you. This morning...

· A= Answering a question with a vague answer kind of makes me crazy...

· Y= You never know who you will see during the day, and how it will effect your mindset. Today I saw...

 Journal group is open to all writers and artists... we hope you'll come and join our group!

Questions? 612-8460 or

Monday, March 23, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Teen Tech Month continues...

There are still a few spots open for tonight's Teen Crafter-Evening:

Eleanor & Park-inspired Cassette Tape Mini Book
Call us to save your spot 612-8462, or email
(Teen Crafternoons are for patrons 13-18years old, or 7th-12th graders... thanks)

Don't forget about our Low-Tech Bookmarks next week, the 25th at 2pm

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


We are excited to have two "low-tech" Crafternoons for Teen Tech Month!

Eleanor & Park*-inspired
Cassette Tape Journal
March 18 @ 7pm
Spring Break Low-Tech Bookmarks
March 25 @ 2pm


Call 612-4860, email, or see a 3rd floor Library staff member to save your place.

Teen Crafternoons are for Library patrons 13-18 years old, or 7th-12th grade students.

*Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Journal Night

Just a reminder about Journal Group tomorrow (the 11th) at 7pm. Everyone is welcome!

March's journal prompts are:
  • what were your 2015 New Year's Resolutions? how are you doing with the resolution(s)? if you didn't make any, why not? 
  • what do you like most about yourself?
  • what is your greatest fear? 
  • what is your greatest achievement? 
  • what are you grateful for today?
  • what is your current state of mind? why?
  • what do you think is the secret to a good life?
  • what's something/someone you miss in your life?
  • what do you think about when you can't sleep?
  • what do you think your "world" will be like in 10 years?
  • what things do you consider to be beautiful?
  • what do you think about people with bad manners?
  • what do you think about people who use bad grammar?
  • what is your most invaluable possession? why?
  • what do you splurge on?
Remember that your journal is your journal, and you can take these suggestive prompts as you like them. Feel free to express yourself in your journal as you choose--art, writing, or a combination of the two.

See you soon!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Teen Tech Month

Nationally libraries celebrate Teen Tech WEEK in March... but we've got so much planned, we couldn't pack it into just one week!! 

We have cooked up a super-fun bingo card for Teen Tech Month that introduces teens to new technology as well as using the technology that they already use and love. Teens can win a basket of goodies just for playing bingo with us.

We have also mashed Teen Tech Month and Wednesday Night Events to offer teens and adults some fun programming this month:
  • March 4 - Game Night... Cribbage! We look forward to introducing the game to novices as well as to offer some "friendly" competition for experienced players.
  • March 11 - Journal Group... last month we wrote about travel, and this month the prompts are all about Spring! If you haven't come before, you're welcome to come with your journal, or make a new one to get started on this journey of journaling.
  • March 16, 17, and 18 - Vietnam Remembered... This 3-night reading-and-discussion program commemorates the 50th anniversary of the war. Books are available (but limited) at the Library.
  • March 18 - Crafter-evening... An Eleanor and Park-inspired cassette tape mini journal. Please register for this event at the 3rd floor (208.612.8462 or via email
  • March 25 - Spring Break Crafternoon... Low-Tech bookmarks. Please register for this event at the 3rd floor (208.612.8462 or via email
  • March 25 - IFPL Book Club, Chapter 2... The group is discussing A Sand County Almanac. Contact Jenniffer if you're interested in joining the group.
  • March 26 - Skype with YA author Robison Wells
Most programs begin at 7pm, except for March 25 Crafternoon that begins at 2pm.

See you in the Library!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What's at our website??

Do you know what's available on the IFPL homepage? Well, let us tell you...

  • You can find out about hours and events the Idaho Falls Public Library, the Iona Library, and our new branch in Swan Valley.
  • Of course, you can search the catalog for books, movies, music, and magazines. Should it happen that you can't find the materials your looking for, there is an email link on the homepage that you can use to suggest titles for purchase!
  • And, you can start the self-registration process for a library card by clicking on My Account.
  • Learn about some of the new titles coming to the Library when you click on New Titles.
  • The Friends link will give you more information about the IFPL Friends of the Library group, how to become a member, and news about upcoming book sales. The next sale is June 13 and 14, 10-5:30pm!
  • What do you know about the statue on the North side of the Library? Do you know the connection Wilson Rawls has with Idaho Falls? Simply click on Wilson Rawls link, and you can learn all about it!
  • Databases! You can get information about fixing your car with the Auto Repair Reference Center, look into your genealogy with Heritage Quest, search newspapers for articles with ProQuest National Newspapers, look for your next book on NoveList, and don't forget about the wealth of research you can find on LiLI Databases, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and LitFinder!
  • Download e-books and audio books for readers (listeners) of all ages with OverDrive, OneClick digital, and Tumble Books.
  • Looking for a job? We have links to both the Idaho Job Listings and Idaho Career Information System from the Idaho Department of Labor.
  • And lastly, you can easily connect with the City of Idaho Falls.
With so much information in one spot, you'll want to bookmark and come back again and again!