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Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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February 2018

LIBRARY CLOSED: President’s Day

February 19
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Great Decisions 2018

February 20 @ 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 21 @ 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. 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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Tech Class with Paul: Screen Time Management

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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As devices reach further into our lives, recognizing quality screen time and the self-management of our devices is an often overlooked topic.  However, blending technology into our lives is possible. This class will explore some tools, philosophies, and approaches that center around you and not your device.

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Great Decisions 2018

February 22 @ 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 @ 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 28 @ 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. 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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Family of Woman Film Festival: Filmmaker Retrospective

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Jennifer Redfearn will present her documentary, Sun Come Up (New Guinea, 75 min.). In 2009, the people living in the Cateret Islands of New Guinea faced a crisis as rising seawaters began to shrink the atoll ring that was their home. In a meeting called by this closely-knit culture, both women and men have a voice. Ursula Rakova, selected as relocation leader, picks a young man and a young woman to accompany her as she sets out by boat to find new shores to preserve their past and future. As the trio make their way through the string of the Bouganville Islands, they are met with rejection from communities with no precious land to spare. But Ursula will not accept defeat, imbuing her determination in her two pupils, the leaders of Cateret’s future. When Ursula and her companions finally receive a friendly welcome on the island of Tinoutz, the people of Cateret will become the first environmental refugees. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3broZl8sl_g

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March 2018

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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“The Taming of Democracy Assistance” by Sarah Bush

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Temple University professor Sarah Bush discusses her latest book The Taming of Democracy Assistance with Steven Feldstein, Chair of Public Affairs at The Frank Church Institute at Boise State University. Sarah Bush is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University. She is a former Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in November 2011. Bush's research examines how international actors try to aid democracy, promote women’s representation, and support elections in developing countries. She is the author of a recent book on this topic, The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators (available for purchase at the program). Her main ongoing projects explore the effects of election observers on election credibility and the changing role of international NGOs in world politics. Bush's work has appeared in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, Journal of Politics, and Perspectives on Politics. She also occasionally writes posts for outlets such as the Monkey Cage blog on the Washington Post and ForeignPolicy.com. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and Experiments in Governance and Politics.  

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PANEL DISCUSSION: “Whose Land Is It?”

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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https://sunvalleycenter.org/event-calendar/free-panel-discussion-whose-land/ FREE, pre-registration through The Sun Valley Center recommended to reserve your seat. What is our responsibility to refugees? How are refugees welcomed and contributing to our society? Join moderator Tom Michael, General Manager of Boise State Public Radio, and panelists Shawn Barigar, Mayor of the City of Twin Falls; Zeze Rwasama, Director of Twin Falls Refugee Center; photographer Angie Smith; and Yasmin Aguilar, Immigration Specialists with Agency for New Americans and a representative of Refugee Speakers Bureau of Boise for a conversation about our engagement with refugees in our communities and in our state. Our panelists include individual voices representing communities throughout our state. Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project This Land is Whose Land?, January 26-March 31, 2018.

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“Providing Spiritual Support at Life’s End” by Joan Maxwell

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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This program is presented in partnership with Hospice of the Wood River Valley, St. Luke's Wood River Foundation, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  Author and former palliative care hospital chaplain Joan Maxwell draws on her recent memoir Soul Support: Spiritual Encounters at Life’s End to offer helpful, practical information for those facing or anticipating the life-threatening illness of a loved one. She shares lessons learned from terminally ill patients of all faiths and no faith to whom she provided spiritual support during 12 years as a hospital chaplain. Joan Maxwell was trained and served as a chaplain in three acute-care hospitals in the Washington, DC area. The co-author of two previously published books, she received a Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary and was endorsed as a hospital chaplain by The Episcopal Church. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband David. Copies of Soul Support will be available from Chapter One Bookstore.  Photo copyright: Diana Walker 

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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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