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415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
208-726-3493www.comlib.org/
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August 2015

Louise Steinman reads from ‘The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation’

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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In partnership with Wood River Jewish Community, The Community Library presents an evening with Louise Steinman, author of The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation. Louise Steinman is an author and is the curator of the ALOUD series at the Los Angeles Public Library. Her essays and feature articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, New York Times Syndicate, L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, Salon.com, Washington Post and other publications.  

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“Seed: The Future of Food” by Bill McDorman

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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After an exciting and productive inaugural year, the regional seed conservation nonprofit Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA) is celebrating with an event at The Community Library in Ketchum. Gardeners, seed savers, and the general public are invited to come learn about the local seed movement that is taking root in communities across the Rocky Mountain region. The Library recently became the new home of the Wood River Seed Library. Founder Bill McDorman will give a presentation titled “Seed: The Future…

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Star Lab: A Portable Planetarium

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An Evening in the Star Lab, a portable planetarium Presented by Hemingway Engineering Technology Teacher, Scott Slonim Have you ever wondered not only how to find the constellations but what the stories are behind them? Join Hemingway Elementary Engineering Technology teacher Scott Slonim as he takes you on a tour of the stars.  You will see the Native American and Greek constellations as well as the phases of the moon. You’ll also be able to touch a real shooting star.…

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Star Lab: A Portable Planetarium

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An Evening in the Star Lab, a portable planetarium Presented by Hemingway Engineering Technology Teacher, Scott Slonim Have you ever wondered not only how to find the constellations but what the stories are behind them? Join Hemingway Elementary Engineering Technology teacher Scott Slonim as he takes you on a tour of the stars.  You will see the Native American and Greek constellations as well as the phases of the moon. You’ll also be able to touch a real shooting star.…

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Julie Weston reads from her new novel “Moonshadows”

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join local author Julie Weston as she reads from her new novel, Moonshadows. Book Summary: The Wood River Valley before it was Sun Valley! Nellie Burns, photographer, leaves Chicago in the early 1920s to find adventure and a career in the West. She lands in Ketchum, Idaho, armed with her large format camera. After photographing moonshadows on snow, she stumbles onto a not quite deserted house and a black dog she names Moonshine. She also discovers and photographs a dead…

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Diane Raptosh Reading

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Diane Raptosh grew up in Nampa, Idaho, and earned her BA from the College of Idaho and her MFA from the University of Michigan. Her collections of poetry include Just West of Now (1992), Labor Songs (1999), Parents from a Different Alphabet (2008), and American Amnesiac (2013), which was long-listed for a National Book Award. In 2013, Raptosh was named poet laureate of Boise, Idaho. In an interview with the Idaho Statesman, she noted Idaho’s influence on her work: “I…

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JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ketchum, ID

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ketchum, ID Inaugural Meeting featuring short excerpts from the film Finding Joe by Patrick Takaya Solomon, followed by group discussion. A Mythological RoundTable ® Group (MRT) is a gathering of people drawn together by a deep and abiding interest in all things mythological. Much like the Round Table of yore, it is a place where individual and community come together – a place to play, plan, create, partake in ritual, and share tales of our own…

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September 2015
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The 2015 Ernest Hemingway Festival

September 10 - September 12

The 2015 Hemingway Festival focuses on the theme “Hemingway at the Edges,” exploring the many ways in which Hemingway pushed boundaries – in the wild places he visited, in the writing style he crafted, and in the political realms and conflict zones he investigated. The Festival includes a dynamic range of scholarly presentations, group discussions of Hemingway’s work, and guided visits to local Hemingway sites. The keynote speaker for the 2015 Festival is Amanda Vaill, author of the 2014 book Hotel Florida:…

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2015 Leadership Forum: Conversations with Exceptional Women

September 17 @ 9:00 am - September 18 @ 4:30 pm
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The Sun Valley Institute, in partnership with The Community Library, is pleased to present a Leadership Forum: Conversations with Exceptional Women.  Acclaimed women throughout the United States gather for a two-day conversation about the challenges, hurdles and success stories that have marked their ascent to leadership positions.  Join this intimate gathering for personal insights, commentary and dialogue on these transformative moments.  There will be a one-hour reception for all ticketholders and our speakers immediately following Thursday’s program, from 4:30-5:30 PM. …

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