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Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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February 2016

ERC Hosts Environmental Films

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join the Environmental Resource Center on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 pm at The Community Library in Ketchum for a viewing of several environmental films. The first films are short (10 minutes or less) and explore the importance of connection to place. The final film, which runs approximately one-hour, “America’s Wildest Refuge: Discovering the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge” takes an in-depth look at the ecological history of this Alaskan refuge, those who created it and worked to protect it, and the…

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JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ketchum, ID

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ketchum, ID is comprised of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, drawn together by a deep interest in all things mythological. Specific topics may vary yet the gathering always includes at least an hour of open round-table discussion. The group is facilitated by Jan Peppler, a doctoral candidate in Mythological Studies. Everyone is welcome! Topic: Love and the Holy Grail Before the grail became a legendary religious artifact, it was associated with love…

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Tech Class with Paul: Lynda.com

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ever need some tech help but can't make it to the library and Google searches remain a mystery? You're in luck! The Community Library has full access to Lynda.com! This is a website with thousands of self paced help videos for tech skills high and low! Photoshop? iPads? Windows? Android? It's all here and we are going to explore it together!

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“Idaho’s Oldest Archaeological Site” by Steve Kohntopp

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Steve Kohntopp was born in Twin Falls, ID and raised on a farm north of Filer. After graduating from Filer High School in 1959 he attended the University of Washington graduating in 1964 from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a minor in Geography. Mr. Kohntopp has had a life long love of history eventually leading to a Master of Arts in Archaeology and Heritage in 2001 from the University of…

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Tech Class with Paul: Lynda.com

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ever need some tech help but can't make it to the library and Google searches remain a mystery? You're in luck! The Community Library has full access to Lynda.com! This is a website with thousands of self paced help videos for tech skills high and low! Photoshop? iPads? Windows? Android? It's all here and we are going to explore it together!

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Guitar Circle with Taul Paul

February 19 @ 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. 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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2016 Family of Woman Film Festival presents Christy Turlington Burns for Filmmaker Retrospective

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

The 9th annual Family of Woman Film Festival will feature Christy Burlington Burns as the focus for its Filmmaker Retrospective on Monday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at The Community Library in Ketchum. Christy Turlington Burns is a mother, social entrepreneur, model and founder of Every Mother Counts. Having endured a childbirth complication herself, Turlington Burns was compelled to direct and produce the documentary, “No Woman, No Cry” about maternal health challenges that impact the lives of millions of girls and…

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Remembering Vietnam: A Reading/Discussion Series

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Made possible in part by the Idaho Humanities Council. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, The Community Library will host a series of five reading/discussion programs in Ketchum that will explore the experience of the Vietnam War through history and literature. The programs will be comprised of lectures and discussions led by three Idaho scholars. Two lectures will explore the history of the war, from French colonialism (1946-1954) to the arrival of American troops in Da…

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An Evening with Jess Walter

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and We Live in Water, Jess Walter, discusses his writing craft and the western landscape as part of the ongoing library series, "The West Where We Are."

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Saving Habitat for Grizzlies with Doug Chadwick

February 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join your Ketchum host Andrea Nasi & The Vital Ground Foundation for an evening of great stories and breathtaking images, Saving Habitat for Grizzlies and Therefore other Wildlife. Snow Leopards, Wolverines and all Creatures Great and Small! Featuring Doug Chadwick Wildlife biologist, author and longtime contributor to National Geographic Magazine When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 Time: 6 p.m. Where: The Community Library For more information, please contact: Janet Rose, Director of Conservation Initiatives 406-880-0683 • jrose@vitalground.org • www.vitalground.org, Andrea Nasi, 208-309-3148, andrea.nasi@mac.com,…

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Oral History Workshop Presented by the Idaho Humanities Council

February 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

University of Wisconsin Oral History Program Director Troy Reeves (Madison) will discuss the do’s-and-don’ts of gathering useful testimony for historical research, library archives, and family records. The workshops are free and open to the public. The introductory workshops will focus specifically on how to properly conduct oral history interviews, including project planning, technology, good questions and follow-up questions, and the importance of signed release forms. Reeves will allow time for Q & A and, if time allows, include at least…

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March 2016

Remembering Vietnam: A Reading/Discussion Series

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Made possible in part by the Idaho Humanities Council. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, The Community Library will host a series of five reading/discussion programs in Ketchum that will explore the experience of the Vietnam War through history and literature. The programs will be comprised of lectures and discussions led by three Idaho scholars. Two lectures will explore the history of the war, from French colonialism (1946-1954) to the arrival of American troops in Da…

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“Messy Rivers are Healthy Rivers” by Ellen Wohl, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Perceptions of river health are influenced by expectations regarding the appearance of a natural river, but appearance depends on geomorphic context and river history. I examine how physical complexity – messiness – influences river health, how human activities simplify rivers and compromise river health, and how we can restore complexity and ecosystem services provided by rivers. Wohl is a Fellow of both the Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union and has…

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Remembering Vietnam: A Reading/Discussion Series

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Made possible in part by the Idaho Humanities Council. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, The Community Library will host a series of five reading/discussion programs in Ketchum that will explore the experience of the Vietnam War through history and literature. The programs will be comprised of lectures and discussions led by three Idaho scholars. Two lectures will explore the history of the war, from French colonialism (1946-1954) to the arrival of American troops in Da…

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The JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ketchum, ID

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ketchum, ID  is comprised of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, drawn together by a deep interest in all things mythological. Specific topics may vary yet the gathering always includes at least an hour of open round-table discussion. The group is facilitated by Jan Peppler, a doctoral candidate in Mythological Studies. Everyone is welcome! Topic: Personal and Cultural Mythologies In order to understand what our personal mythologies are, Campbell tells us to look…

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A Reading by Iranian Author Shahrnush Parsipur

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Born and raised in Tehran, Parsipur received her B.A. in sociology from Tehran University in 1973 and studied Chinese language and civilization at the Sorbonne from 1976 to 1980. Her first book was Tupak-e Qermez (The Little Red Ball, 1969). As of the late 1980s, Parsipur received considerable attention in Tehran literary circles, with the publication of several of her stories and a lengthy interview in "Donya-ye Sokhanmagazine". Her second novel was Touba va ma'na-ye Shab (Touba and the Meaning…

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Remembering Vietnam: A Reading/Discussion Series

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Made possible in part by the Idaho Humanities Council. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, The Community Library will host a series of five reading/discussion programs in Ketchum that will explore the experience of the Vietnam War through history and literature. The programs will be comprised of lectures and discussions led by three Idaho scholars. Two lectures will explore the history of the war, from French colonialism (1946-1954) to the arrival of American troops in Da…

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Remembering Vietnam: A Reading/Discussion Series

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

Made possible in part by the Idaho Humanities Council. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, The Community Library will host a series of five reading/discussion programs in Ketchum that will explore the experience of the Vietnam War through history and literature. The programs will be comprised of lectures and discussions led by three Idaho scholars. Two lectures will explore the history of the war, from French colonialism (1946-1954) to the arrival of American troops in Da…

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Hiking the Idaho Centennial Trail with Clay Jacobson

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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After hiking the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails, Clay Jacobson set out to bring thru-hiking home to Idaho.  He set out in 2015, hiking the 1000 mile Idaho Centennial Trail in its entirety.  In an effort to raise trail awareness by spreading information about the trail and stories from his adventure, he will be sharing route info, resupply strategies, trail towns and the highs and lows of hiking the ICT.  Take part in the discussion as we address how to tackle…

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