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January 2018

TV Discussion Group with Mimi Avins

January 23 @ 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 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 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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Idaho Wilderness Considered

January 23 @ 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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After School Activity: Duct Tape

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Children’s Library, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Hanging out at the library after school? Today we'll have duct tape for you to use and create with. Perfect for tweens and teens. Supplies provided.

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Tech Office Hours with Paul

January 25 @ 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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“Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass” by John Lundin

January 25 @ 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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Story Time with Lee Dabney

January 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until January 30, 2018

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. Suitable for ages 3 and up, story time includes stories, songs, and a fun craft or activity.

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“Never-Ending Korean War: Inching Closer to Conflict with North Korea” by Jean Lee

January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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In partnership with the Boise Committee on Foreign Relations.  Jean H. Lee, a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, is a veteran foreign correspondent and expert on North Korea. Lee led the Associated Press news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP’s Pyongyang bureau, the only Western text/photo news bureau based in the North Korean capital. She has made dozens of extended reporting trips to North Korea, visiting farms, factories, schools, military academies and homes in the course of her exclusive reporting across the country. During Lee's tenure, AP’s coverage of Kim Jong Il’s 2011 death earned an honorable mention in the deadline reporting category of the 2012 Associated Press Media Editors awards for journalism in the United States and Canada. Lee also won an Online Journalism Award in 2013 for her role in using photography, video and social media in North Korea, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in feature reporting in 2013. Lee is a native of Minneapolis. She has a bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies and English from Columbia University, and a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She worked as a reporter for the Korea Herald in Seoul, South Korea, before being posted with AP to the news agency's bureaus in Baltimore; Fresno, Calif.; San Francisco; New York; London; Seoul and Pyongyang. Lee was a fellow with the Alicia Patterson Foundation in 2014, and serves frequently as a guest speaker and commentator on North Korea-related topics.

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Science Time with Ann Christensen

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

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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TV Discussion Group with Mimi Avins

January 30 @ 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.

Find out more »

English as a Second Language Class

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 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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“It Happened in Sun Valley: From Mob Book to Movie” with Charlie Brandt

January 30 @ 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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Race and Identity in American Literature: A Book Discussion Series

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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As we anticipate the March 8 lecture by prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in Ketchum, co-sponsored by The Community Library and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, we will explore his novel and two other seminal American novels from the second half of the 20th century. The reading list is constructed by recommendations from Nguyen, who also is a professor of American Studies (see the interview with him in The New York Times Book Review from January 30, 2017: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/books/review/viet-thanh-nguyen-by-the-book.html). We will begin with Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, then read Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, and conclude with Nguyen's The Sympathizer. The discussions will be moderated by Jenny Emery Davidson, the Library's executive director. 1 – January 31: Introduction and Invisible Man We’ll have a general introduction to the three books, and then we’ll get started with the novel Invisible Man by discussing the prologue and chapters 1-3 (approximately the first 100 pages).

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

January 31 @ 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

“The Way We Live Now Remix: The Metaphors of Extinction” by John Rember

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Local writer John Rember reads from his recently completed work, 100 Little Pieces on the End of the World.  The book is a series of meditations on late capitalist culture that add up to a forgiving—if dark—assessment of the human future. John Rember is a fourth-generation Idahoan. Recurring themes in his writing include the meaning of place, the impact of tourism on the West, and the weirdness of everyday life. His latest short story collection is Sudden Death, Over Time. John’s memoir Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley was named the 2003 Idaho Book of the Year by the Idaho Library Association. He has two other collections of short stories, Cheerleaders from Gomorrah: Tales from the Lycra Archipelago and Coyote in the Mountains, as well as numerous articles and columns in magazines and newspapers, including Travel and Leisure, Wildlife Conservation, High Desert Journal, The Huffington Post, and Skiing Magazine.  He was a professor of writing for many years, and a core faculty member at the Pacific University MFA program  (Forest Grove, Oregon).  From 2004 to 2014, he was Writer-at-Large at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. John lives in the Sawtooth Valley of Central Idaho.

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TV Discussion Group with Mimi Avins

February 6 @ 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.

Find out more »

English as a Second Language Class

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 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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Great Decisions 2018

February 6 @ 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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Race and Identity in American Literature: A Book Discussion Series

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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As we anticipate the March 8 lecture by prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in Ketchum, co-sponsored by The Community Library and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, we will explore his novel and two other seminal American novels from the second half of the 20th century. The reading list is constructed by recommendations from Nguyen, who also is a professor of American Studies (see the interview with him in The New York Times Book Review from January 30, 2017: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/books/review/viet-thanh-nguyen-by-the-book.html). We will begin with Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, then read Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, and conclude with Nguyen's The Sympathizer. The discussions will be moderated by Jenny Emery Davidson, the Library's executive director. 2 – February 7: Invisible Man We’ll discuss the novel in its entirety, so try to finish it before we meet! We also will have a brief introduction to the memoir Woman Warrior.

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Genealogy Workshop

February 8 @ 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 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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English as a Second Language Class

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 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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Great Decisions 2018

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Race and Identity in American Literature: A Book Discussion Series

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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As we anticipate the March 8 lecture by prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in Ketchum, co-sponsored by The Community Library and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, we will explore his novel and two other seminal American novels from the second half of the 20th century. The reading list is constructed by recommendations from Nguyen, who also is a professor of American Studies (see the interview with him in The New York Times Book Review from January 30, 2017: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/books/review/viet-thanh-nguyen-by-the-book.html). We will begin with Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, then read Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, and conclude with Nguyen's The Sympathizer. The discussions will be moderated by Jenny Emery Davidson, the Library's executive director. 3 – February 14: Woman Warrior We’ll discuss the first three chapters of the memoir (approximately the first 100 pages).

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Great Decisions 2018

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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English as a Second Language Class

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 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.

Find out more »

Great Decisions 2018

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Race and Identity in American Literature: A Book Discussion Series

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

As we anticipate the March 8 lecture by prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in Ketchum, co-sponsored by The Community Library and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, we will explore his novel and two other seminal American novels from the second half of the 20th century. The reading list is constructed by recommendations from Nguyen, who also is a professor of American Studies (see the interview with him in The New York Times Book Review from January 30, 2017: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/books/review/viet-thanh-nguyen-by-the-book.html). We will begin with Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, then read Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, and conclude with Nguyen's The Sympathizer. The discussions will be moderated by Jenny Emery Davidson, the Library's executive director. 4 – February 21: Woman Warrior and The Sympathizer We’ll discuss the rest of Woman Warrior and begin discussing The Sympathizer, focusing on just the first chapter of Nguyen’s novel.

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Great Decisions 2018

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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English as a Second Language Class

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 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.

Find out more »

Great Decisions 2018

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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Race and Identity in American Literature: A Book Discussion Series

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

As we anticipate the March 8 lecture by prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in Ketchum, co-sponsored by The Community Library and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, we will explore his novel and two other seminal American novels from the second half of the 20th century. The reading list is constructed by recommendations from Nguyen, who also is a professor of American Studies (see the interview with him in The New York Times Book Review from January 30, 2017: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/books/review/viet-thanh-nguyen-by-the-book.html). We will begin with Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, then read Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, and conclude with Nguyen's The Sympathizer. The discussions will be moderated by Jenny Emery Davidson, the Library's executive director. 5 – February 28: The Sympathizer We’ll discuss the novel in its entirety and wrap-up our discussion series, so try to complete it all before we meet!

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March 2018

“The Sympathizer” Book Discussion

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

FREE, pre-registration through The Sun Valley Center recommended to reserve your seat Join Jenny Emery Davidson and Scott Burton from The Community Library as they discuss The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon. He, while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles, secretly reports back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.

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Great Decisions 2018

March 1 @ 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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English as a Second Language Class

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

March 8 @ 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 @ 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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English as a Second Language Class

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 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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English as a Second Language Class

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 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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“Streetcar: From Play to Movie to Opera” by Mark Junkert

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Opera Idaho General Director Mark Junkert will follow Tennessee Williams' 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play as it becomes a movie in 1951 and then in 1995 an opera by Andre Previn, which Opera Idaho will perform in Boise on April 6 and 8 at the Egyptian Theater.

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English as a Second Language Class

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 3, 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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April 2018

English as a Second Language Class

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

April 12 @ 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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