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January 2015

#meinthewest Selfie Contest

January 29 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room,
415 Spruce Ave North, Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Do you love #selfies and #Instagram? How about the #WoodRiverValley? Then enter our #TeensOnly contest and win giftcards to local hangouts! Enter by taking a picture of you in your favorite outdoor space. Be sure to follow our new Instagram account for Wood River teens (#WRteens). Then post your pic to Instagram with #WRteens #meinthewest. Open to tween and teens in grades 6-12.

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Tech Office Hours with Paul

January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join our tech expert Paul for personal technology help in the Reference Room.

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“The West Where We Are” Book Club

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every week on Thursday until February 12, 2015

Join a reading series focused on contemporary fiction of the American West. How is the West evoked in literature that has emerged since the year 2000? The Library’s executive director Jenny Emery Davidson, Ph.D., will lead the discussion of four short and compelling works to challenge how we understand the West: Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, and “Deeper Winter” by Alexander…

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BIG SONIA Sneak Peak

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room,
415 Spruce Ave North, Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Meet local filmmakers Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday (recently profiled in Sun Valley Magazine’s Winter 2014-15 issue) and learn about their film production company Inflatable Film. They will show a trailer for their last feature film FINDING HILLYWOOD (which will screen in Ketchum in April) and present 10 minutes of exclusive footage from their current feature documentary BIG SONIA. Standing tall at 4’8′, Sonia Warshawski (89) is a tiny woman with a huge personality. Diva, business owner, “everybody’s grandmother,” and…

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Spontaneous Storytime

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Children’s Library,
415 Spruce Ave North, Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Librarians will be available to read stories between 10:00 am and noon.

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Paws to Read

January 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Children’s Library,
415 Spruce Ave North, Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Emerging readers can read to a therapy dog as part of our Paws to Read program on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

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February 2015

Toddler Read & Play

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Children’s Library,
415 Spruce Ave North, Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Toddler Read and Play is a new offering at The Children’s Library. Toddler books and a toddler specific activity will be available to toddler and their caregivers. This will be a parent/caregiver-driven opportunity to read and play with your toddler. Come Read & Play at The Community Library. Toddler Read & Play dates for February are: Monday, February 2nd at 11:00 am; Saturday, February 7th at 11:00 am; and Saturday, February 21st at 11:00 am.

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Science Time with Ann Christensen

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Children’s Library,
415 Spruce Ave North, Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Local naturalist, Ann Christensen, hosts Science Time every Tuesday at 11:00 am. Come learn about animals and their habitats. Sometimes, furry, scaly, or feathered creatures make a visit.

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“The West Where We Are” Book Club

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every week on Thursday until February 12, 2015

Join a reading series focused on contemporary fiction of the American West. How is the West evoked in literature that has emerged since the year 2000? The Library’s executive director Jenny Emery Davidson, Ph.D., will lead the discussion of four short and compelling works to challenge how we understand the West: Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, and “Deeper Winter” by Alexander…

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SV Nordic Festival & Activities

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Children’s Library,
415 Spruce Ave North, Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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As part of the Sun Valley Nordic Festival the Children’s Library will host an Activity and Storytime on Friday, February 6th at 4:00 pm in the Children’s Library. Meet creatures of the wood on an indoor Nordic scavenger “ski,” listen to stories, and make a Nordic craft. Cookies and cider will be served. Remember, children under the age of 9 must have a parent or caregiver present.

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