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Weekly Program Bulletin

April 11, 2022

In the Spotlight

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Thursday, April 14

6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

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"A New West" with Writer-In-Residence Arvin Ramgoolam

Arvin Ramgoolam is an emerging writer and owner of Townie Books and Rumors Coffee and Tea House in Crested Butte, Colorado. Arvin is the 2020 One Story Adina Talve-Goodman Fellow and a 2022 MacDowell Fellow. While in residence, he is at work on his novel, A New West, an unsettling of the West and re-centering it around indigenous, brown, black and queer

bodies of difference.

This Week at The Library

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Story Time: The Color Blue

Monday, April 11

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Lecture Hall


So You Want to Talk About Race

Book Discussion: Chapters 6 & 16

Monday, April 11

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall


Creative Writing Workshop

with Special Guest Arvin Romgoolam

Tuesday, April 12

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Register Here


Lunchtime Language

Drop-in Spanish with Leonardo Padilla

Tuesday, April 12

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Programs Studio

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English Language Learning


Tuesday, April 12

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Idaho Room


Genealogy Workshop

Wednesday, April 13

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Learning Commons


Virtual Tech Help Desk

with Paul Zimmerman

Wednesday, April 13

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Email Martha to sign up for a 15-minute slot.

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Sewing Club: Bunnies

Thursday, April 14

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Children's Messy Space

Sign-up online here

or call 208.726.3493 ext. 3


Gold Mine Bag Sale

All You Can Stuff in a Bag for $5!

Saturday, April 16

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

331 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum


Click here for our full calendar.

Next Week at The Library

  • Story Time: The Color Green
  • English Language Learning
  • Lunchtime Language: Spanish
  • Gold Mine Spring Opening
  • Shoshone-Bannock Fish & Wildlife Perspectives on Salmon Studies

Book Review: Library Staff

"Poems in hand, they giggled, stumbled, and blushed. But they read. And we saw the lights go on in their minds.”
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Kids Meet Poetry

By Helen Morgus, Children’s Librarian II

In the Children’s Library, before the pandemic, we invited groups of fourth graders to visit for poetry programs every April.  

One year, we had them read aloud. We handed out poems. They chose partners and worked on who would say which parts. They practiced. Then they bravely stood before their class, and performed. Poems in hand, they giggled, stumbled, and blushed. But they read. And we saw the lights go on in their minds.  

Poetry is sound, rhythm, music, movement on the page. How cool is that? Want to know what we gave them to work with?  

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman, a collection of poems about insects, written to be shared.  

Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer, an extremely clever collection of poems about fairy tale characters that can be read top to bottom or in reverse, for a new meaning.  

If you’re browsing our poetry section, right next to Marilyn Singer’s books you’ll find the quirky, illustrated classics of the irreverent Shel Silverstein, including Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Giving Tree, and A Light in the Attic.  

These are mere scratches on the surface of a deep mine of treasures on the Children’s shelves. Come and see how children’s poetry fits into any adult’s world.  

Book Beat: Student Book Review


Hi, I am Sarah. I am fourteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by authors’ creations of magnificent places and surprising havens built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.

For my Book Beat review, I read Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.

The year is 1878, and after her aunt’s death, Tessa Gray, headed from New York to London to live with her brother, finds herself in a vastly different situation than the one she expected.

Kidnapped by an organization called “The Pandemonium Club,” she spends six weeks forced to perfect a skill she had no prior knowledge of: the ability to shapeshift into someone else, living or dead, using an item of theirs. This is an ability the ruler of the club will stop at nothing to possess. . .

Read Sarah's Book Beat Review here.

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