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415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
208-726-3493www.comlib.org/
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May 2016

“Pioneering the Idaho Landscape” by Jamee Fiore

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Brought to you by the Idaho State Historical Society. In 2016, we are celebrating 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Act created a way for communities, states, and the nation to recognize significant historic properties by listing them in the National Register of Historic Places. Idaho has formally recognized properties of significance by listing thousands of properties across the state in the National Register. The National Register categories properties into five distinct types, building, structure, site, object,…

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“Wilderness: The Next Conversation” by Sally Ferguson

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wilderness Stewardship in the Frank Church River of No Return and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Areas. The Frank Church River of No Return and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness areas comprise the largest wilderness in the lower 48 states. This 4 million acre wilderness complex holds rugged, far-flung landscapes as well as the Selway and Salmon River systems. Sally Ferguson, Executive Director of the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, will talk about the importance and the impacts of wilderness stewardship in the Frank Church and…

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“10 Unique Historic Sites to Visit this Summer” by Katherine Kirk

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Katherine Kirk is the Executive Director and publisher of Bridging the Past, Present, and future: Commemorating 25 years of the Idaho Heritage Trust. The lecture will highlight, from the book, 10 unique historic sites to visit this summer. Historic sites that are off the beaten track from the typical tourist stops. For example, a late 1800’s stone building originally constructed as a general store now serves as a rural Catholic Church. Restored by volunteers and a priest who had previously…

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ESL Class

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 28, 2016

Adults can study English as a Second Language in these free community classes through June 28. The classes are taught by Janet Ross-Heiner, M.A., and Karen Little, M.A.

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June 2016

ESL Class

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 28, 2016

Adults can study English as a Second Language in these free community classes through June 28. The classes are taught by Janet Ross-Heiner, M.A., and Karen Little, M.A.

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“The Hiker’s Guide Idaho’s Sawtooth Country” by Scott Marchant

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Hiker’s Guide Idaho’s Sawtooth Country is Hiking Idaho's new guidebook by Scott Marchant, highlighting 60 of the greatest walking adventures in the Sawtooth, White Cloud and Salmon River mountains, all surrounding the Stanley Basin. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, this guidebook will help the novice hiker to the seasoned backcountry veteran discover some of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the area. Books will be available to purchase following Scott's talk.

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ESL Class

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 28, 2016

Adults can study English as a Second Language in these free community classes through June 28. The classes are taught by Janet Ross-Heiner, M.A., and Karen Little, M.A.

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“Wild Love Preserve and Idaho Wild Horse Preservation” by Andrea Maki

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Viewed as a paradigm project, Wild Love Preserve has pioneered an innovative model in wild horse preservation which has garnered national attention and serves as a pilot for other western states. Wild Love Preserve is located in Sun Valley’s backyard and engages public and private lands. Founded in 2010 by contemporary visual artist, Andrea Maki, the focus of Wild Love Preserve has been in bringing people together in a new light to collectively implement new working solutions which serve to…

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ESL Class

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 28, 2016

Adults can study English as a Second Language in these free community classes through June 28. The classes are taught by Janet Ross-Heiner, M.A., and Karen Little, M.A.

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A Reading by Judith Freeman

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Judith Freeman reads from her forthcoming memoir The Latter Days.  The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

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The Royal Larkspur Players Present “Bakersfield Mist”

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

‘Mist’ is a play that asks important questions about art and authenticity…and most importantly, answers them in no uncertain terms! It’s exhilarating in the extreme when a play strikes it rich on every conceivable level as this one does. Maude is a 50-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park. She has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when…

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ESL Class

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 28, 2016

Adults can study English as a Second Language in these free community classes through June 28. The classes are taught by Janet Ross-Heiner, M.A., and Karen Little, M.A.

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A Reading by Annick Smith

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Annick Smith reads from her latest book Crossing the Plains with Bruno. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

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July 2016

An Evening with Jamaica Kincaid

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

More details to come...

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“Winston Churchill and the Civil War” by Lee Pollock

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Winston Churchill was one of the greatest statesmen of modern times, famous for his leadership of Britain in the Second World War and for forging its victorious alliance with the United States. Churchill was also a renowned orator, writer and historian. Half American himself, he was fascinated from childhood with our greatest conflict, the Civil War. During his long life, he traveled widely visiting the War’s battlefields and analyzing its main events and leading personalities, from Abraham Lincoln to Robert…

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“Iran, ISIS, Sectarianism and the Changing Middle East” by Professor Kenneth Stein

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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In partnership with the Wood River Jewish Community. During the fifteen years of the 21st century, the Middle East remains awash with change. Autocratic Arab leaders have been pushed from power, some Arab states are imploding. Confessional, tribal, ethnic and religious identities have accompanied fanatical Islam and virulent anti-Semitism.  Sectarian violence abounds and a Muslim cold war has already begun. What can the next president do to manage the difficulties inherent in political Islam, the growth of insurgencies, the unresolved Arab/Palestinian…

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August 2016
Free

The Community Library LitStroll

August 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Save the date and join us! Stroll through Ketchum on a warm summer evening, enjoying "tastes" of literature, art and great food at each of the Community Library locations: Sun Valley Museum of History, Gold Mine, Gold Mine Consign and Children's Library. Family friendly event to celebrate literature and reading in our community. For more information please contact Carter Hedberg (208) 726-3493 x 105 or chedberg@comlib.org.  

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September 2016

The 2016 Ernest Hemingway Festival: Hemingway and Nature

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - September 10 @ 5:00 pm

Details and registration information to come!

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Save the Date! The Alturas Institute’s Annual “Conversations with Exceptional Women”

September 22 @ 9:00 am - September 23 @ 6:00 pm

Save the date for The Alturas Institute’s annual “Conversations with Exceptional Women,” September 22-23, 2016, at The Community Library. Registration at www.alturasinstitute.com begins May 15. Tickets for the two-day event are $85. Featuring luminaries from the worlds of business, film, the arts, academia, journalism, government and sports, the annual conference brings together extraordinary women to discuss the challenges and success stories that have accompanied their rise to prominence. This event provides the public with a rare opportunity to engage with…

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