37 Annual Heritage Speakers Series The Priest Lake Museum’s Annual Heritage Speakers Series returns this summer on Wednesdays. Historian Kris Runberg Smith looks at why the Forest Service oversees the west side of the lake and the Idaho Department of Lands most of the east side with Government Shaped Priest Lake/Priest Lake Shaped Government on July 12. The following week she discusses how the CCC transformed both sides of the lake during the 1930s with Invading Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps at Priest Lake. The museum is delighted to welcome speakers from the Kalispel Tribe to share stories of their legacy at the lake on July 26. Wrapping up the series, geologist Tom Weitz reveals the secrets of Gold Mining at Priest Lake on August 2. Take a walk along the Beach Trail on Luby Bay and check out the new outdoor panels the Priest Lake Museum installed this spring. Visitors can orient themselves with a panel identifying the Selkirk peaks along with a little history about place names. Another panel highlights the Luby Bay log cabin, once a Forest Service guard station and now home to the museum. Finally, come visit the museum this summer which is open every day except Monday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Kalispel at Soldier Creek in 1887 Priest Lake Public Library The Priest Lake Public Library which was established in 1999 continues to grow and offer services to the community here at Priest Lake.The library currently houses over 14,000 volumes in its collection which includes, books, audio books, DVD and VHS, and it has an extensive regional collection for those looking to find out some of the history of “The Lake.” The library offers public access to computers with broadband internet access and free Wi-Fi for laptop users 24/7. The library also offers exam proctoring, scanning and faxing of documents, and a meeting room is available for public use. There is a notary available as well (please call for availability). The Priest Lake Public Library offers many programs throughout the year and Summer Reading programs for elementary school age children. We are here to help with research, job training, resume writing and other services that you may need. It is our mission to provide library and information services to the patrons of the library; to support lifelong learning and intellectual pursuits; and to enhance the quality of life of our patrons and community residents. The Priest Lake Public Library is open six days a week - Monday through Saturday. Hours of operation are Monday and Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday 11:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm. The library also has winter hours of operation from October to May. You can call the library at 208-443-2454 or contact us by email at plplibrary@hotmail.com for more information about services or volunteering opportunities at the library. Beverly Richmond, Director Priest Lake Public Library