Though a library’s goal of providing open access to resources and information remains unchanged today, the ways in which information is given and received is constantly changing. You can see this first hand at the Sandpoint Library as the staff works toward finalizing the yearlong expansion. After breaking ground in July of 2017, construction is now all but complete and the finishing touches, additional furniture and bookshelves are on track to be fully installed by early October.
If you step into the library expecting rows upon rows of books and utter silence, you will soon find out that is not the case. There are still plenty of books and newspapers to read and check out as well as rooms for kids, teens, learning, Internet and an entirely updated department focused on emerging technology.
“This new department will manage 3D printing, virtual reality, drones and any other technology services we offer,” said Marcy Timblin, public relations director.
At just 10 years old, David DaVinci performed his first professional magic show, wowing audiences with his thrilling and unexplainable illusions. At age 18, he became the youngest magician in history to win the Gold Medal in the Pacific Rim Professional Stage Championship, making him a World Champion Magician before he graduated high school. Today, 25 years after his first performance, this Spokane native and Sandpoint resident is still impressing audiences across the globe.
“What attracted me to this unusual career path was the ability to entertain and amaze,” says David. “In a single moment, I can take someone’s mind off a bad day they’re having and suspend their disbelief.”
As there’s no real “school of magic,” David is mostly self-taught, honing each act through repetition. “It’s about getting up in front of an audience night after night and performing, then sitting back afterwards, no matter how painful it is, and critiquing the video of the show,” he says.
Just because summer is quickly coming to a close does not mean you have to wrap up your travel plans. There are opportunities to enjoy all the Pacific Northwest has to offer well into the fall. Whether it is a weekend of football, music, food festivals or Oktoberfest celebrations, fun awaits, so make your plans today.
Festival at Sandpoint
August 2 -12, 2018 Sandpoint, Idaho
Enjoy eight nights of incredible entertainment featuring a variety of genres under the stars and overlooking the water in a breathtaking setting at War Memorial Field. In its 36th year, The Festival at Sandpoint has played host to incredible entertainers drawing people from all over the Pacific Northwest to enjoy the 4,000-seat capacity venue. Intimate in its setting, attendees can choose to bring in their own food and drink or enjoy some of the fabulous food and beverages provided onsite. This year’s lineup includes Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Amos Lee, ZZ Top, a Family Concert featuring The Festival Community Orchestra and activities for kids, Greensky Bluegrass, Sublime with Rome, Gavin Degraw + Phillip Phillips and the Spokane Symphony. FestivalAtSandpoint.com