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The Community Library Lecture Room

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

July 2016

A Screening of “The Milagro Beanfield War”

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In conjunction with the arrival of the Smithsonian “Waterways” exhibit at the Sun Valley Museum of History, the library will host a series of talks related to water issues. The “Waterways” exhibit is on display at the Sun Valley Museum of History, 180 1st St., in the Forest Service Park, Ketchum, from July 16 to August 28. In the tiny town of Milagro, New Mexico, where the local water is a premium resource, shady developer Ladd Devine (Richard Bradford) has…

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August 2016

“Slipping Through the Cracks: The Snake River, Its Aquifer, and Idaho’s Water Conflicts” by Kevin Marsh

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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In conjunction with the arrival of the Smithsonian “Waterways” exhibit at the Sun Valley Museum of History, the library will host a series of talks related to water issues in our region. The “Waterways" exhibit is on display at the Sun Valley Museum of History, 180 1st St., in the Forest Service Park, Ketchum, from July 16 to August 28. The Snake River, its massive underground aquifer, and the development of thriving human communities are tightly woven through the land and…

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“How Water Works In The Wood River Valley”: A Panel Discussion

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In conjunction with the arrival of the Smithsonian “Waterways” exhibit at the Sun Valley Museum of History, the library will host a series of programs related to water issues. The “Waterways” exhibit is on display at the Sun Valley Museum of History, 180 1st St., in the Forest Service Park, Ketchum, from July 16 to August 28. Representatives from the Wood River Water Collaborative will discuss how we are working together to find and create solutions for the many demands we place…

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“Seven Summits” by James Ogilvie

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Scottish climber James Ogilvie gives a talk on successfully submitting the highest peak on each continent. James began climbing in 1997 when he reached the summit of the highest peak in Africa, Kilimanjaro (5,895m). 2000: He reached the top of Aconcagua, South America (6,962m) 2005: Denali, North America (6,194m) 2007: Everest, Asia (8,848m) 2008: Mt Elbrus, Europe (5,642m) 2010: Mount Kosciuszko, Australasia (2,228m) , an alternate to the higher, but far less-accessible Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia 2015: Mount Vinson, Antarctica…

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A Screening of “Chinatown”

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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In conjunction with the arrival of the Smithsonian “Waterways” exhibit at the Sun Valley Museum of History, the library will host a series of talks related to water issues. The “Waterways” exhibit is on display at the Sun Valley Museum of History, 180 1st St., in the Forest Service Park, Ketchum, from July 16 to August 28. When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's…

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The Community Library LitWalk

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

Save the date and join us! Walk 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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“China: What Comes Next and What Comes Next for Us?” by Marshall W. Meyer

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

Marshall's talk will cover the following points: The “Beijing Consensus” or “China Model” of growth is in disarray. Domestic politics, now fractious, will determine China’s economic policies. Contrary to stereotypes, Xi Jinping’s authority is challenged from the left or right almost daily. Like the former Soviet Union, China faces a crisis of excessive capital formation (and debt funding excess capacity). Unlike the FSU, however, China has exported its excess capacity to the rest of the world. Hence, the choices made…

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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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