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December 2017

Story Time with Lee Dabney: Snow

December 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Story Time is every Monday at 10:30 am in The Children's Library. Lee Dabney is our Story Time host. Come join her for fun stories. This week's theme is: Snow Suitable for ages 3 and up, story time includes stories, songs, and a fun craft or activity.

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Paws to Read with Muttsy

December 11 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 19, 2017

The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Muttsy is a sweet, adorable dog who loves stories and loves to be read to. Muttsy will be at the Children’s Library on Mondays at 3:00 pm on December 4th, 11th, and 18th. . Can't read? Show Muttsy the pictures and tell your own story!

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Science Time with Ann Christensen

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 28, 2017

The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Ann Christensen will host Science Time in the Children's Library. Sometimes furry, feathered, or scaled creatures make a visit and Ann teaches about animals, their habitats, and our natural world. Science Time is every Tuesday at 11:00.

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Holiday Film Series: A Screening of “Serpico”

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The holidays can at times feel overwhelming, overstimulating, a bit much. Sometimes one needs to escape. During the holidays the library is offering a series of films in the evenings that can help you do just that. We are showing classics, cult classics, and documentaries.  The first film in this series is Serpico. An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him in this 1973 classic starring Al Pacino. BYOS (Bring your own snacks) 

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Tech Class with Paul: Photo Management

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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In this class, learn how to best organize all of your holiday photos. 

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Genealogy Workshop

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

This basic research class will allow you to research your family tree with Donna Voyles, the director of the Family History Center in Hailey. If you have questions call Buffy at 726-3493 ext. 110. 

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Children’s Holiday Storytelling at the Sun Valley Lodge

December 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Holiday storytelling for children brought to you by Sun Valley Resort and The Community Library. Several different stories will be read over the two hours, so please drop-in at your leisure. Each child will receive a little holiday treat bag when they leave. All are welcome! Sun Valley Lodge Sunroom, 3:30–5:30 pm.

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Tech Office Hours with Paul

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join tech expert Paul Zimmerman for one-on-one technology tutorials in the Reference Room Learning Commons.

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Guitar Circle with Taul Paul: Holiday Edition

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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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. This month we will be playing holiday tunes! 

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Drop-In: Christmas Craft

December 16
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Join us anytime today for a Drop-In Christmas Craft.

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Story Time with Lee Dabney: Gifts

December 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Story Time is every Monday at 10:30 am in The Children's Library. Lee Dabney is our Story Time host. Come join her for fun stories. This week's theme is: Gifts Suitable for ages 3 and up, story time includes stories, songs, and a fun craft or activity.

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Paws to Read with Muttsy

December 18 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 19, 2017

The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Muttsy is a sweet, adorable dog who loves stories and loves to be read to. Muttsy will be at the Children’s Library on Mondays at 3:00 pm on December 4th, 11th, and 18th. . Can't read? Show Muttsy the pictures and tell your own story!

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Science Time with Ann Christensen

December 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 28, 2017

The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Ann Christensen will host Science Time in the Children's Library. Sometimes furry, feathered, or scaled creatures make a visit and Ann teaches about animals, their habitats, and our natural world. Science Time is every Tuesday at 11:00.

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Sewing Club

December 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Sewing Club teaches basic hand-stitching through simple projects for kids. Children must be age 7 to attend and sign-up is required. Call the library at (208) 726-3493 x 2 to reserve a spot. Parental help is encouraged and children under the age of 9 may not be left alone at the library.

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Holiday Film Series: A Screening of “Casablanca”

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The holidays can at times feel overwhelming, overstimulating, a bit much. Sometimes one needs to escape. During the holidays the library is offering a series of films in the evenings that can help you do just that. We are showing classics, cult classics, and documentaries.  In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications in this classic film released 75 years ago this month. BYOS (Bring your own snacks) 

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Poppin’ Good Time with Reg Reeves

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Reg Reeves will be in the Children's Library to read his amazing collection of Christmas and holiday Pop-Up Books. Following the stories you can make your own pop-up holiday card. Popcorn will be served.

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Holiday Film Series: A Screening of “Galapagos”

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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A special screening of Galapagos with producer Anthony Geffen.  Liz Bonnin joins the crew of the research vessel Alucia as they embark upon a scientific expedition to the Galapagos Islands to help protect the biological wonderland from the effects of climate change. An audience Q&A with Geffen will proceed the screening. 

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Children’s Holiday Storytelling at the Sun Valley Lodge

December 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Holiday storytelling for children brought to you by Sun Valley Resort and The Community Library. Several different stories will be read over the two hours, so please drop-in at your leisure. Each child will receive a little holiday treat bag when they leave. All are welcome! Sun Valley Lodge Sunroom, 3:30–5:30 pm.

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LEGOs in the Library

December 23
The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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We'll have LEGOs available to play all day in The Children's Library.

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LIBRARY CLOSED: Christmas Day

December 25
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Science Time with Ann Christensen

December 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 28, 2017

The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

Ann Christensen will host Science Time in the Children's Library. Sometimes furry, feathered, or scaled creatures make a visit and Ann teaches about animals, their habitats, and our natural world. Science Time is every Tuesday at 11:00.

Find out more »

Holiday Film Series: A Screening of “Rancho Deluxe”

December 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The holidays can at times feel overwhelming, overstimulating, a bit much. Sometimes one needs to escape. During the holidays the library is offering a series of films in the evenings that can help you do just that. We are showing classics, cult classics, and documentaries.  Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana in this 1975 Western cult classic written by Tom McGuane.  BYOS (Bring your own snacks) 

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Drop-In Winter Craft

December 27 - December 28
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Drop-In anytime today and do a winter craft in the Children's Library.

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Holiday Film Series: A Screening of “Social Studies”

December 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The holidays can at times feel overwhelming, overstimulating, a bit much. Sometimes one needs to escape. During the holidays the library is offering a series of films in the evenings that can help you do just that. We are showing classics, cult classics, and documentaries.  Photographer Tina Barney is profiled in this documentary following her in a project to capture the lives of Europe's aristocrats in this 2005 documentary.  The film introduces you to Tina Barney, who will be in conversation at the library with writer Judith Freeman on December 30.  

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Drop-In: Holiday Bingo & Board Games

December 29
The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Drop-In anytime today for Holiday Bingo and Board Games in the Children's Library.

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Drop-In: Straws & Connectors

December 30
The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Come create in the Children's Library! We'll have Straws and Connectors for creative building and play. Drop-in anytime today during open library hours (10:00 am - 6:00 pm).

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Tina Barney in Conversation with Judith Freeman

December 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Photographer Tina Barney discusses her work and career with writer Judith Freeman. Tina Barney was born in 1945 in New York. Since 1975, she has been producing large-scale photographs of family and friends. Among her exhibitions are a mid-career exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in 1991 and the Whitney Biennial in 1987. More recently, her work has been shown at the New York State Theatre in 2011, The Barbican Art Centre, London, Museum Folkwang in Essen, Museum der Art Moderne, Salzburg, and others. Barney was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1991, and the 2010 Lucie Award for Achievement in Portraiture. Her monographs include, Theatre of Manners, The Europeans, Players, and her new retrospective, Tina Barney. She lives in New York and Rhode Island. Judith Freeman is a novelist, critic, and essayist whose newest book is The Latter Days, a memoir. Her first book, a collection of short stories, was Family Attractions. Her novels include, The Chinchilla Farm, Set For Life, A Desert of Pure Feeling, and Red Water. She is also the author of the non-fiction work The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved. Freeman received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1997 won the Western Heritage Award for her novel, Set For Life in 1992. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune. She lives in Los Angeles and rural Idaho with her husband, artist photographer Anthony Hernandez. Signed copies of Tina Barney  will be on sale from Chapter One Bookstore.     

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January 2018

“The 2017 Flood: River Processes and a Historical Perspective on the Big Wood River and its Trout Fishery”

January 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The 2017 flood substantially altered reaches of the Big Wood River. Panelists for this presentation will provide an overview of river processes, discuss the history of human alterations to the Big Wood River, examine how alterations have affected aquatic habitat and the trout fishery, and discuss the 2017 flood and lessons it may provide for the future. Panelists: Dan Dauwalter is a Trout Unlimited fisheries biologist working on landscape- scale planning efforts and the design of restoration projects, particularly as they relate to climate change mitigation.  Russ Thurow is a US Forest Service fisheries scientist who worked on fish population and habitat assessments in the Big Wood River in the 1980s and now studies Chinook salmon and bull trout demographics and spawning. John Buffington is a US Forest Service research geomorphologist studying the effects of climate change on stream channel morphology and salmonid habitat across the west. 

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Upbeat with Alasdair: WHY MOZART?

January 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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A first look at the 2018 Sun Valley Summer Symphony's "In Focus" Series. 

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TV Discussion Group with Mimi Avins

January 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 6, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The golden age of television that has loomed large in American pop culture for a number of years has morphed into the era of Too Much Good TV.  How to make sense of it all? The TV Discussion Group, which will meet weekly from January 9 through February 6, is a place where TV obsessives and skeptics gather to dissect one season of a prestige drama. This time out, the group will analyze the intricate plots and deep character development of season one of “Fargo,” much as a book group critiques a novel. “Fargo” the series was descended from the Coen brothers’ award-winning movie of the same name, but it is its own beast – complete with  mayhem, romance, dark comedy, a hapless protagonist, heroes to root for and a villain who could make the devil sweat, even in frozen Minnesota. Ketchum resident Mimi Avins, who covered pop culture in her years as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times, will lead the discussion. Each session will explore two episodes of the series. The group is free, but advanced registration is requested. To sign up and receive the viewing schedule, please contact Scott Burton at sburton@comlib.org or 806-2621.

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English as a Second Language Class

January 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - April 3, 2018 @ 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 9, 2018

Adults can study English as a Second Language in these free community classes, beginning Tuesday, January 9 at 6 pm, running each Tuesday through April 3. The classes are taught by Janet Ross-Heiner, M.A. and Karen Little, M.A.

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Genealogy Workshop

January 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

This basic research class will allow you to research your family tree with Donna Voyles, the director of the Family History Center in Hailey. If you have questions call Buffy at 726-3493 ext. 110. 

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TV Discussion Group with Mimi Avins

January 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 6, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

The golden age of television that has loomed large in American pop culture for a number of years has morphed into the era of Too Much Good TV.  How to make sense of it all? The TV Discussion Group, which will meet weekly from January 9 through February 6, is a place where TV obsessives and skeptics gather to dissect one season of a prestige drama. This time out, the group will analyze the intricate plots and deep character development of season one of “Fargo,” much as a book group critiques a novel. “Fargo” the series was descended from the Coen brothers’ award-winning movie of the same name, but it is its own beast – complete with  mayhem, romance, dark comedy, a hapless protagonist, heroes to root for and a villain who could make the devil sweat, even in frozen Minnesota. Ketchum resident Mimi Avins, who covered pop culture in her years as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times, will lead the discussion. Each session will explore two episodes of the series. The group is free, but advanced registration is requested. To sign up and receive the viewing schedule, please contact Scott Burton at sburton@comlib.org or 806-2621.

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“Madama Butterfly: A Disastrous Premier” by Mark Junkert

January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, one of the most performed and beloved operas worldwide, had a disastrous premiere but has stood the test of time. Once again, the opera is under attack for its insensitive ethnic stereotyping. Junkert will take a look at the opera throughout the years. Mark Junkert is the General Director of Opera Idaho. 

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TV Discussion Group with Mimi Avins

January 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 6, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

The golden age of television that has loomed large in American pop culture for a number of years has morphed into the era of Too Much Good TV.  How to make sense of it all? The TV Discussion Group, which will meet weekly from January 9 through February 6, is a place where TV obsessives and skeptics gather to dissect one season of a prestige drama. This time out, the group will analyze the intricate plots and deep character development of season one of “Fargo,” much as a book group critiques a novel. “Fargo” the series was descended from the Coen brothers’ award-winning movie of the same name, but it is its own beast – complete with  mayhem, romance, dark comedy, a hapless protagonist, heroes to root for and a villain who could make the devil sweat, even in frozen Minnesota. Ketchum resident Mimi Avins, who covered pop culture in her years as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times, will lead the discussion. Each session will explore two episodes of the series. The group is free, but advanced registration is requested. To sign up and receive the viewing schedule, please contact Scott Burton at sburton@comlib.org or 806-2621.

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Idaho Wilderness Considered

January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Six contributors to the book Idaho Wilderness Considered, an anthology of essays, photos, and other reflections exploring the history and meaning of wilderness in Idaho, present about the book.  The event is free and open to the public. Published by the Idaho Humanities Council, Idaho Wilderness Considered features photos and essays by 26 Idahoans, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act and the establishment of new wilderness areas in Idaho in the summer of 2015. The book won this year’s award for “Idaho Book of the Year” from the Idaho Library Association. In Ketchum, editors Feldman and Davidson will be joined by Idaho Conservation League Director Rick Johnson, BSU Professors John Freemuth and Lisa Brady, and backcountry photographer Ed Cannady.

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“Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass” by John Lundin

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Ancient Skier member John Lundin talks about and show pictures from his new book, Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass.   John's book discusses the early days of skiing when Snoqualmie Pass was the epicenter of the sport, and the Seattle Times said Washington was "concededly the greatest skiing area in North America," and "it was at Snoqualmie Pass that modern skiing was born and raised."    Copies of John's book will be available for purchase at the event from Chapter One Bookstore.  Profits from book sales go to support the Washington State Ski & Snowboard Museum.

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TV Discussion Group with Mimi Avins

January 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 6, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

The golden age of television that has loomed large in American pop culture for a number of years has morphed into the era of Too Much Good TV.  How to make sense of it all? The TV Discussion Group, which will meet weekly from January 9 through February 6, is a place where TV obsessives and skeptics gather to dissect one season of a prestige drama. This time out, the group will analyze the intricate plots and deep character development of season one of “Fargo,” much as a book group critiques a novel. “Fargo” the series was descended from the Coen brothers’ award-winning movie of the same name, but it is its own beast – complete with  mayhem, romance, dark comedy, a hapless protagonist, heroes to root for and a villain who could make the devil sweat, even in frozen Minnesota. Ketchum resident Mimi Avins, who covered pop culture in her years as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times, will lead the discussion. Each session will explore two episodes of the series. The group is free, but advanced registration is requested. To sign up and receive the viewing schedule, please contact Scott Burton at sburton@comlib.org or 806-2621.

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“It Happened in Sun Valley: From Mob Book to Movie, with Charlie Brandt”

January 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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“The Irishman” movie began production this past fall, and already it is attracting huge attention: It is directed by Martin Scorsese, who defined the gangster movie genre but who has not made a gangster movie in more than a decade, and it features an iconic line-up of stars, including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, who is coming out of retirement for a role in it. It has a budget of more than $100 million, and its 2019 release promises to be a major movie event. And it started here, in Sun Valley, with the book I Heard You Paint Houses by local resident (and Library regular!) Charlie Brandt.

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“Why Schools Struggle to Serve Students with Dyslexia and How We Can Improve”

January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Join Louisa Moats and Evelyn Johnson for a discussion about dyslexia. The conversation will include a focus on better understanding what dyslexia is, learning why it is difficult for students with dyslexia to receive adequate services in schools, and discussion possible solutions. Dr. Moats has been a teacher, psychologist, researcher, graduate school faculty member, and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers on the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation. She led the committee that developed the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Dr. Johnson is the Scientific Director of Lee Pesky Learning Center and a Professor of Special Education at Boise State University. Her research and teaching are focused on improving instruction and outcomes for students with learning disabilities. She is the author of several textbooks and articles on response-to-intervention, screening for academic intervention, special education teacher preparation and special education teacher observation

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February 2018

TV Discussion Group with Mimi Avins

February 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 6, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

The golden age of television that has loomed large in American pop culture for a number of years has morphed into the era of Too Much Good TV.  How to make sense of it all? The TV Discussion Group, which will meet weekly from January 9 through February 6, is a place where TV obsessives and skeptics gather to dissect one season of a prestige drama. This time out, the group will analyze the intricate plots and deep character development of season one of “Fargo,” much as a book group critiques a novel. “Fargo” the series was descended from the Coen brothers’ award-winning movie of the same name, but it is its own beast – complete with  mayhem, romance, dark comedy, a hapless protagonist, heroes to root for and a villain who could make the devil sweat, even in frozen Minnesota. Ketchum resident Mimi Avins, who covered pop culture in her years as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times, will lead the discussion. Each session will explore two episodes of the series. The group is free, but advanced registration is requested. To sign up and receive the viewing schedule, please contact Scott Burton at sburton@comlib.org or 806-2621.

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Great Decisions 2018

February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2018 program include The Waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s Foreign Policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and Foreign Policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa’s Fragile Democracy and Global Health: progress and challenges. The discussions will be moderated by Don Liebich, who has been involved with economic development, citizen diplomacy, and human rights projects in the Middle East. Don is an author and an international consultant. Registration information: Section code: XMSC 088 B01 Tuesdays and Thursdays • February 6- March 1 • 6:00-7:30 p.m. • Community Library, Ketchum • Tuition: $70 (Does NOT include book, book must be purchased on own from here: http://fpa.org/great_decisions/index.cfm?act=show_material&product_id=16851) To register call CSI at 788- 2033.

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Genealogy Workshop

February 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

This basic research class will allow you to research your family tree with Donna Voyles, the director of the Family History Center in Hailey. If you have questions call Buffy at 726-3493 ext. 110. 

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Great Decisions 2018

February 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2018 program include The Waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s Foreign Policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and Foreign Policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa’s Fragile Democracy and Global Health: progress and challenges. The discussions will be moderated by Don Liebich, who has been involved with economic development, citizen diplomacy, and human rights projects in the Middle East. Don is an author and an international consultant. Registration information: Section code: XMSC 088 B01 Tuesdays and Thursdays • February 6- March 1 • 6:00-7:30 p.m. • Community Library, Ketchum • Tuition: $70 (Does NOT include book, book must be purchased on own from here: http://fpa.org/great_decisions/index.cfm?act=show_material&product_id=16851) To register call CSI at 788- 2033.

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Great Decisions 2018

February 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2018 program include The Waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s Foreign Policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and Foreign Policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa’s Fragile Democracy and Global Health: progress and challenges. The discussions will be moderated by Don Liebich, who has been involved with economic development, citizen diplomacy, and human rights projects in the Middle East. Don is an author and an international consultant. Registration information: Section code: XMSC 088 B01 Tuesdays and Thursdays • February 6- March 1 • 6:00-7:30 p.m. • Community Library, Ketchum • Tuition: $70 (Does NOT include book, book must be purchased on own from here: http://fpa.org/great_decisions/index.cfm?act=show_material&product_id=16851) To register call CSI at 788- 2033.

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Great Decisions 2018

February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2018 program include The Waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s Foreign Policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and Foreign Policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa’s Fragile Democracy and Global Health: progress and challenges. The discussions will be moderated by Don Liebich, who has been involved with economic development, citizen diplomacy, and human rights projects in the Middle East. Don is an author and an international consultant. Registration information: Section code: XMSC 088 B01 Tuesdays and Thursdays • February 6- March 1 • 6:00-7:30 p.m. • Community Library, Ketchum • Tuition: $70 (Does NOT include book, book must be purchased on own from here: http://fpa.org/great_decisions/index.cfm?act=show_material&product_id=16851) To register call CSI at 788- 2033.

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Great Decisions 2018

February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2018 program include The Waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s Foreign Policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and Foreign Policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa’s Fragile Democracy and Global Health: progress and challenges. The discussions will be moderated by Don Liebich, who has been involved with economic development, citizen diplomacy, and human rights projects in the Middle East. Don is an author and an international consultant. Registration information: Section code: XMSC 088 B01 Tuesdays and Thursdays • February 6- March 1 • 6:00-7:30 p.m. • Community Library, Ketchum • Tuition: $70 (Does NOT include book, book must be purchased on own from here: http://fpa.org/great_decisions/index.cfm?act=show_material&product_id=16851) To register call CSI at 788- 2033.

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Great Decisions 2018

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2018 program include The Waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s Foreign Policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and Foreign Policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa’s Fragile Democracy and Global Health: progress and challenges. The discussions will be moderated by Don Liebich, who has been involved with economic development, citizen diplomacy, and human rights projects in the Middle East. Don is an author and an international consultant. Registration information: Section code: XMSC 088 B01 Tuesdays and Thursdays • February 6- March 1 • 6:00-7:30 p.m. • Community Library, Ketchum • Tuition: $70 (Does NOT include book, book must be purchased on own from here: http://fpa.org/great_decisions/index.cfm?act=show_material&product_id=16851) To register call CSI at 788- 2033.

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Great Decisions 2018

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2018 program include The Waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s Foreign Policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and Foreign Policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa’s Fragile Democracy and Global Health: progress and challenges. The discussions will be moderated by Don Liebich, who has been involved with economic development, citizen diplomacy, and human rights projects in the Middle East. Don is an author and an international consultant. Registration information: Section code: XMSC 088 B01 Tuesdays and Thursdays • February 6- March 1 • 6:00-7:30 p.m. • Community Library, Ketchum • Tuition: $70 (Does NOT include book, book must be purchased on own from here: http://fpa.org/great_decisions/index.cfm?act=show_material&product_id=16851) To register call CSI at 788- 2033.

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March 2018

Great Decisions 2018

March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This lively discussion group is a perennial favorite for inquisitive minds in the Wood River Valley. The curriculum is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, and it investigates a range of contemporary foreign and domestic policy issues. Topics for the 2018 program include The Waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s Foreign Policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and Foreign Policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa’s Fragile Democracy and Global Health: progress and challenges. The discussions will be moderated by Don Liebich, who has been involved with economic development, citizen diplomacy, and human rights projects in the Middle East. Don is an author and an international consultant. Registration information: Section code: XMSC 088 B01 Tuesdays and Thursdays • February 6- March 1 • 6:00-7:30 p.m. • Community Library, Ketchum • Tuition: $70 (Does NOT include book, book must be purchased on own from here: http://fpa.org/great_decisions/index.cfm?act=show_material&product_id=16851) To register call CSI at 788- 2033.

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Genealogy Workshop

March 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This basic research class will allow you to research your family tree with Donna Voyles, the director of the Family History Center in Hailey. If you have questions call Buffy at 726-3493 ext. 110. 

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“An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen”

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, 100 Saddle Rd
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Venue: The Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum Tickets: $35 through the Sun Valley Center: https://sunvalleycenter.org/event-calendar/lecture-viet-thanh-nguyen-evening-viet-thanh-nguyen/ Award-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen continues 
to gain recognition for his bold, elegant, and fiercely honest writing. His remarkable debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 and made the finalist list for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner award. His collection of short stories titled The Refugees was released in 2017. Nguyen and his family came to the United States as refugees during the Vietnam War. As he grew up in America, he began to notice that most movies and books about the war focused on Americans while the Vietnamese were silenced and erased. He was inspired by this lack of representation to write about the war from a Vietnamese perspective. The New York Times says that his novel, “fills a void…giving voice to the previously voiceless while it compels the rest of us to look at the events of forty years ago in a new light.” His voice is refreshing and powerful as he urges readers to examine the legacy of that tumultuous time and its aftermath from a new perspective. He is currently the Chair of the English Department at the University of Southern California where he is also an associate professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity. In October 2017, Viet Thanh Nguyen was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s lecture is presented in partnership with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and has been generously supported by an anonymous gift and Marcia & Don Liebich.

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