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December 2016

“Where is Idaho Headed?” by Lauren Necochea

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Title: “Where is Idaho headed? How trends in investment in education, health care, and other public priorities impact our economic future” Description: The investments we make today are critical for our quality of life tomorrow. These priorities include public schools, higher education, transportation, health and public safety. This presentation will discuss the extent to which Idaho is meeting its own goals in these areas and the implications of the recent national election. Bio: Lauren Necochea simultaneously directs two nonprofit programs,…

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Tech Class with Paul: Windows 10 Overview

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This holiday season, if you are buying a new computer, you'll likely see Microsoft's newest version of Windows 10. It's very different from Windows 7 and we will take time to understand the differences. We will also look at some things Microsoft did right to make Windows 10 a bit more user friendly!

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Movie Night at the Library: A Free Screening of “Whiskey Galore!”

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The Movie Night at the Library series continues. As the holidays approach join us for this free screening of the classic film Whiskey Galore!  Synopsis:  During World War II, the tiny Scottish island of Todday runs out of whisky. When the freighter S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground nearby during a heavy fog, the islanders are delighted to learn that its cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky. When officious English commanding officer Captain Waggett (Basil Radford) demands return of the…

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Tech Class with Paul: Photo Management

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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During the holidays, you are going to take a lot of photos. It's tradition! Tradition is also spending January organizing those photos to share with others. Let's talk photo management ideas and how we can leverage modern technology to perhaps do the organizing for us. 

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Guitar Circle with Taul Paul

December 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Guitar players, musicians, listeners and learners are welcome to join us at The Community Library every third Thursday of the month to share songs, ideas and techniques. Led by local professional musician and instructor Taul Paul, the Guitar Circle gives everyone a chance to play. Genres include, but are not limited to, Americana, Folk, Blues, and pop music of many flavors. Bring your own instrument (including guitars, violins, ukuleles, harmonicas and more) or just observe and chip in on the…

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“Experimental Investigations Into the Effects of Noise on Wildlife” By Dr. Jesse Barber

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Researchers have suggested that the negative effects of human infrastructure on animals are largely owing to noise. Although suggestive, most past studies of the effects of noise on wildlife were conducted in the presence of other confounding factors, such as visual disturbance, collisions and chemical pollution, among others. In his talk, Dr. Barber will discuss experimental work, in which he has avoided these confounds using broadcast of noise with speaker arrays. Taken together, his results show that noise pollution degrades the value of habitat that…

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Film Premiere: A Screening of “Attenborough: Behind The Lens”

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The Community Library hosts a US Premiere of Attenborough: Behind The Lens. A Q&A with the film's producer Anthony Geffen will follow the screening.  More details to come. 

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Early Close: 3:00 pm (Christmas Eve)

December 24
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Movie Night at the Library: Free Screening of “Sun Valley Serenade”

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Movie Night at the Library continues with a holiday special screening of the local classic Sun Valley Serenade.  Synopsis: As a surefire way to receive good press, bandleader Phil Corey (Glenn Miller) and his ensemble decide to adopt a war refugee. When it turns out that their adoptee isn't a child, but a pretty Scandinavian woman named Karen Benson (Sonja Henie), it leads to a flirtatious relationship with the group's pianist, Ted Scott (John Payne), who is already involved with…

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“Making the James Castle House” by Rachel Reichert

December 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The James Castle House in Boise, Idaho will open in October of 2017, forty years after James Castle’s death. Offering diverse educational opportunities, exhibition space, and residency programs, the James Castle House will preserve the home of self-taught artist James Castle while supporting emerging artists with an authentic context for better understanding the interplay between environment and creative process. Join Rachel Reichert, manager, and Byron W. Folwell, architect and design consultant, as they discuss the City of Boise’s massive restoration…

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“Ed Ruscha and the Great American West” by Kathryn Zupsic

December 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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In 1956, at the age of 18, Ed Ruscha hopped in his 1950 Ford sedan and drove the fabled Route 66 from his home in Oklahoma City to Los Angeles. Along the way he saw many of the sights – auto repair shops, billboards, gas stations, and long stretches of open road punctuated by telephone poles – which would become his subjects for decades to come. This presentation looks at Ruscha’s recent groundbreaking exhibition at the de Young Museum in…

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January 2017

A Screening of Federico Fellini’s “Orchestra Rehearsal”

January 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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"Orchestra Rehearsal" is by Federico Fellini and is a ribald, farcical look at an orchestra rehearsing in a very old Roman church. As an allegory for world anarchy it has been widely hailed as a comic masterpiece of social disintegration. But what else would you expect from Fellini, an acknowledged master of dealing with society's foibles? No less a source of film criticism than the NY Times proclaimed it "Fellini's very best work".

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Intermediate Spanish Class with Sara Petit

January 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 22, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This class is designed for Spanish language learners at the intermediate levels of proficiency. Students will have the opportunity to increase Spanish proficiency in real-world terms. Speaking, listening, and reading are emphasized. Students will practice description, discussion, role-play, and task completion within paired and group conversation. Communication strategies will also be practiced. New, more refined vocabulary and grammar will be presented specific to various topics of discussion. You are in an intermediate level of proficiency if you can participate in…

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Intermediate Spanish Class with Sara Petit

January 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 22, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This class is designed for Spanish language learners at the intermediate levels of proficiency. Students will have the opportunity to increase Spanish proficiency in real-world terms. Speaking, listening, and reading are emphasized. Students will practice description, discussion, role-play, and task completion within paired and group conversation. Communication strategies will also be practiced. New, more refined vocabulary and grammar will be presented specific to various topics of discussion. You are in an intermediate level of proficiency if you can participate in…

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Intermediate Spanish Class with Sara Petit

January 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 22, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This class is designed for Spanish language learners at the intermediate levels of proficiency. Students will have the opportunity to increase Spanish proficiency in real-world terms. Speaking, listening, and reading are emphasized. Students will practice description, discussion, role-play, and task completion within paired and group conversation. Communication strategies will also be practiced. New, more refined vocabulary and grammar will be presented specific to various topics of discussion. You are in an intermediate level of proficiency if you can participate in…

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“What Makes Puccini’s Operas So Popular, Anyway?”

January 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Opera Idaho General Director Mark Junkert will discuss and give video and audio examples of the operas of Giacomo Puccini, with special emphasis on Tosca, which Opera Idaho will perform in a semi-staged version on Feb. 18 at Presbyterian Church of the Bigwood, Ketchum. Other operas considered will include Madama Butterfly and La bohème, which along with Tosca are three of the top ten most performed operas annually, and lesser-known operas such as Turandot, La fanciulla del West and La…

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Great Decisions, 2017

January 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 23, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2017 program include The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in Transition, U.W. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Latin Americas Political Pendulum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Nuclear Security. The discussions will…

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February 2017

Intermediate Spanish Class with Sara Petit

February 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 22, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This class is designed for Spanish language learners at the intermediate levels of proficiency. Students will have the opportunity to increase Spanish proficiency in real-world terms. Speaking, listening, and reading are emphasized. Students will practice description, discussion, role-play, and task completion within paired and group conversation. Communication strategies will also be practiced. New, more refined vocabulary and grammar will be presented specific to various topics of discussion. You are in an intermediate level of proficiency if you can participate in…

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“Islamophobia in the US” by Dr. Nader Hashemi

February 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Dr. Nader Hashemi is the director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver. His areas of research include:  Middle East and Islamic affairs, religion and democracy, secularism, comparative politics and political theory, politics of the Middle East, democracy and human rights, Islam-West relations, religion and international affairs. His recent publications include: Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (London: Hurst Publishers, 2016; New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), edited with Danny Postel. Nader…

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Great Decisions, 2017

February 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 23, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2017 program include The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in Transition, U.W. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Latin Americas Political Pendulum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Nuclear Security. The discussions will…

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Great Decisions, 2017

February 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 23, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2017 program include The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in Transition, U.W. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Latin Americas Political Pendulum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Nuclear Security. The discussions will…

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Intermediate Spanish Class with Sara Petit

February 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 22, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This class is designed for Spanish language learners at the intermediate levels of proficiency. Students will have the opportunity to increase Spanish proficiency in real-world terms. Speaking, listening, and reading are emphasized. Students will practice description, discussion, role-play, and task completion within paired and group conversation. Communication strategies will also be practiced. New, more refined vocabulary and grammar will be presented specific to various topics of discussion. You are in an intermediate level of proficiency if you can participate in…

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Great Decisions, 2017

February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 23, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2017 program include The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in Transition, U.W. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Latin Americas Political Pendulum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Nuclear Security. The discussions will…

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“Deliberate Living: The Challenge of Walden in the 21st Century.” by Professor Laura Walls

February 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Thoreau's Walden remains one of the most-read and most-taught classics of American literature, yet it remains one of the most challenging of books. Why did Thoreau go to the woods? What did he learn there? And why didn't he stay? These questions puzzled Thoreau himself, and his quest to compose answers that would bear the full weight of his life and thought led to the publication of Walden--which in turn led him to reach beyond his local audience and down…

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Great Decisions, 2017

February 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 23, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2017 program include The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in Transition, U.W. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Latin Americas Political Pendulum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Nuclear Security. The discussions will…

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Intermediate Spanish Class with Sara Petit

February 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 22, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This class is designed for Spanish language learners at the intermediate levels of proficiency. Students will have the opportunity to increase Spanish proficiency in real-world terms. Speaking, listening, and reading are emphasized. Students will practice description, discussion, role-play, and task completion within paired and group conversation. Communication strategies will also be practiced. New, more refined vocabulary and grammar will be presented specific to various topics of discussion. You are in an intermediate level of proficiency if you can participate in…

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Great Decisions, 2017

February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 23, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2017 program include The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in Transition, U.W. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Latin Americas Political Pendulum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Nuclear Security. The discussions will…

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Great Decisions, 2017

February 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 23, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2017 program include The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in Transition, U.W. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Latin Americas Political Pendulum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Nuclear Security. The discussions will…

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Intermediate Spanish Class with Sara Petit

February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 22, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This class is designed for Spanish language learners at the intermediate levels of proficiency. Students will have the opportunity to increase Spanish proficiency in real-world terms. Speaking, listening, and reading are emphasized. Students will practice description, discussion, role-play, and task completion within paired and group conversation. Communication strategies will also be practiced. New, more refined vocabulary and grammar will be presented specific to various topics of discussion. You are in an intermediate level of proficiency if you can participate in…

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Great Decisions, 2017

February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 23, 2017
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2017 program include The Future of Europe, Trade and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in Transition, U.W. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Latin Americas Political Pendulum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Nuclear Security. The discussions will…

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