Our Lecture Room Series brings the world to you with speakers, films, readings and presentations!

Lecture Room Cultural programming has become the Community Library’s signature offering. Since Sun Valley attracts the world’s top business, financial and scholarly leaders—as well as celebrities—the Library has the opportunity to connect these individuals to residents and visitors through its lectures, presentation and film screenings.

Last year, over 4,000 people attended more than 100 programs!

Just a small sampling of our outstanding speakers and presentations:

  • Dr. Donald Johanson, Anthropologist and discoverer of Lucy, the Australopithecus skeleton
  • David Macaulay, author and illustrator
  • Ridley Pearson & Dave Barry, authors of the Peter and the Starcatcher series of books among many others
  • Pam Houston, author of Cowboys Are My Weakness
  • Diana Walker, photographer
  • Terry Sanders, Oscar-winning filmmaker
  • Freida Mock, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker
  • Jessica Yu, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker
  • Jim & Jamie Dutcher, wolf experts and wildlife activists
  • Charlie Brandt, author
  • And many more…

Interested in giving a lecture or have a question about one? Contact us!

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Meet our Programs Manager!

Scott Burton

Scott Burton

Programs Manager

Scott was born in Sheffield, England and grew up in San Diego, California. In 2008, he received a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Manhattan College in New York City. In 2011, he received an MSc in Middle East Politics from SOAS in London. He has worked for State Senator Jose Serrano in East Harlem, New York, the Institute for the Americas in San Diego, and most recently as a travel blogger and English tutor in London. His interests include hiking, reading and football (soccer). Favorite author: Kurt Vonnegut