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

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December 2014

Hampton Sides reads from “In the Kingdom of Ice”

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Iconoclast Books: Hampton Sides is best-known for his gripping non-fiction adventure stories set in war or depicting epic expeditions of discovery and exploration. He is the author of the bestselling histories Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, Hellhound On His Trail, and, most recently, In the Kingdom of Ice, which recounts the heroic polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette during the Gilded Age. http://www.hamptonsides.com  

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Kim Howard, ‘Un Circo Magico, Entre Amigos’

December 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local illustrator Kim Howard presents her new book, ‘Un Circo Magico, Entre Amigos’ or ‘A Magic Circle, Between Friends’ detailing her time with the EntreAmigos non-profit in Mexico as they performed Cirque de Soleil in 2011. EntreAmigos: http://entreamigos.org.mx

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The Community Library Hosts A Special Screening of David Attenborough’s “Natural History Museum Alive”

December 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Community Library will be hosting a special screening of the film Natural History Museum Alive, which was the winner of the British Academy Award for the Best Factual Documentary in 2014. The world renowned naturalist David Attenborough spends the night in the famous London Natural History Museum where he comes face to face with several extinct creatures as they come alive for one night only. With the help of the special effects team responsible for such films as Harry Potter…

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A Talk on The Holmul Kingdom and the Rise of a Mayan Empire

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Professor Francisco Estrada-Belli of Tulane University as he returns to the Community Library to present his recent archaeological findings on the Mayan civilization. “The discovery of a spectacularly decorated and inscribed building at Holmul recently brought this site to the forefront of Classic Maya history. These finds come to fill perhaps the largest gap in our knowledge, the sixth century CE. This was a time of great turmoil in the lowlands as the balance of power shifted across the…

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Alexander Maksik & Merritt Tierce read & discuss their new novels

December 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join authors Alexander Maksik and Merritt Tierce as they read from and discuss their new novels and their lives as writers. Alexander will be reading from his as yet untitled novel to be published by Knopf. Merritt will be reading from her newly released novel Love Me Back. Alexander Maksik is the author of the novels You Deserve Nothing and A Marker to Measure Drift, which was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2013. His writing has appeared…

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Around the World in Lit film: Screening of ‘Prisoner of Honor’

December 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a free screening of Ken Russell’s film ‘Prisoner of Honor.’ Directed by Ken Russell, ‘Prisoner of Honor’ is a made-for-cable retelling of the 1894 court-martial of French Army officer Alfred Dreyfus. The historical drama stars Richard Dreyfuss (no relation) as the head of counter-intelligence who uncovers several damning pieces of evidence. It turns out that the French government has sent an innocent man to prison for their own suspicious reasons, and Dreyfuss is the only man willing…

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January 2015

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s Upbeat with Alasdair

January 6, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s Upbeat with Alasdair presentation hosted by the Community Library is Tuesday, January 6 at 6:30 PM. The topic is “Sleeper Hits of the 2015 Season.” Here is a description of the topic: Music Director Alasdair Neale gives a sneak peak of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s 2015 programming emphasizing two concerts that might not jump out at you as “must see” performances. Join Alasdair in a conversation about two Sleeper Hits of the 20154 season: Anton…

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September 2015

The 2015 Ernest Hemingway Festival

September 10, 2015 - September 12, 2015

More details to come…

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