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415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States

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October 2015

‘Karl May’s Fantastic Western World’ by Jean Jacques Bohl

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Karl May is probably the most prolific German writer you never heard of. His books have sold over 200 millions copies. He created a Western fantasy world. His heroes Winnetou, Old Shatterhand and Old Surehand are household names in German speaking countries. Reading his books has become a right of passage for generations. They have also inspired countless movies, among the cheesiest westerns ever made. On October 13th at…., Jean Jacques Bohl will invite you on a journey of discovery…

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Tech Class with Paul: Google Drive II

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join our tech expert Paul Zimmerman for part II of an introductory course to Google Drive. Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.

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Guitar Circle with Taul Paul

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Guitar and Fireplace

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. Lead 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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A Lecture by Charles Shields, Biographer of Harper Lee

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As part of the Wood River Reads programming series, a lecture by Charles Shields, biographer of Harper Lee. Since the publication of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee (Holt 2006), Mr. Shields has spoken to thousands of readers across the country and abroad. His biography of Ms. Lee, the first ever published, became a New York Times bestseller and was a Literary Guild Selection, and a Book-of-the-Month Club Alternate. His young adult biography of Harper Lee, I Am Scout (Owl 2008) was chosen an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a…

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Nicole LeFavour on Civil Rights, Civil Disobedience, the Church and the Idaho Legislature

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

Nicole LeFavour is a former Idaho State Senator who served four years in the Idaho House of Representatives and four years in the Idaho State Senate. She has worked on issues from consumer protection, fair tax policy and prison sentencing reform to protecting the rights of people with disabilities and immigrants, opposing English only laws, and laws which would erode the rights of women. She has spent two decades working to advance civil rights for LGBT people in Idaho, working on…

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“Mocking Bird and the presumption of guilt, reflections from the Innocence Movement” by Dr. Greg Hampikian

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Greg Hampikian, Biological Sciences

What has changed since the days of Mocking Bird? Greg Hampikian will discuss his experiences from Innocence Network Cases in courtrooms across the United States and overseas. He will also discuss his book Exit to Freedom about Calvin Johnson’s case, an example of racial bias in a more modern America. Greg Hampikian, Ph.D. is the Director of the Idaho Innocence Project, a Boise State Professor of Biology and Criminal Justice, and a DNA expert for Amanda Knox.

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‘Justice as Privilege, Not a Right?: Literature, Prisoners, and Stars Visible to the Naked Eye’ by Diane Raptosh

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Raptosh will discuss how poverty, public policy, uneven police enforcement and a ragged criminal defense system have created the largest prison regime on earth. Along the way she will investigate literature by and about individuals in the American prison system, with a special word about how poetry can light a way forward. An award-winning, nationally recognized poet, Diane Raptosh teaches creative writing and directs the Criminal Justice Studies Program at The College of Idaho. She is serving her second three-year…

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December 2015

The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ketchum, ID

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Topic: The Hero’s Journey: is it possible to have more than one in your lifetime? The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ketchum, ID invites everyone to join in this lunchtime discussion of the hero’s journey. Do we experience only one great hero adventure in our lives or is it possible to experience multiple calls, initiations, and returns? What did Campbell have to say on this topic? Jan Peppler will be leading the discussion. Jan is completing her Ph.D.…

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