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Weekly Program Bulletin

October 10, 2022

In the Spotlight

Wednesday, October 12

6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

Never Meant to Meet You

Join us for the launch of the new novel by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans: Never Meant to Meet You, a riotously funny, emotionally real look at race and religion, love and heartache, and the realities of parenting through it all. The

authors will be in conversation

with librarian Aly Wepplo.

Book signing to follow.

Register here.

This Week at The Library

Story Time: Spiders

Monday, October 10

10:30 a.m.

Tree House

Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 11

12:00-1:00 p.m.


Spanish Lunchtime Language

Tuesday, October 11

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Learning Commons

(Location change this time only)

English Language Learning

Tuesday, October 11

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Idaho Room

Genealogy Workshop

Wednesday, October 12

3:00-5:30 p.m.

Learning Commons 

Paint Club

Wednesday, October 12

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Children's Library

Registration Required

Drop-in Craft:

Witch Broom Pencil


October 13-15

Drop in 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Children's Library

Brown Bag Poetry

Thursday, October 13

11:30 a.m.

Learning Commons

Sewing Club:

Capes & Aprons

Thursday, October 13

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Children's Library

Registration Required

Thursday, October 13

6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

"River of Return"

Film Screening with Jessica

and Sammy Matsaw

Filmmakers Jessica and Sammy Matsaw will present their short documentary film, "River of Return," and discuss their ongoing work with Shoshone-Bannock youth on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Presented in partnership with the Sun Valley Museum of Art.

More Info/Register Here

Watch online through Nov. 12

New! Community Library Book Club

Thursday, December 8

6:00 p.m. • Lecture Hall

"Together We Read"

Registration is open NOW for the

first meeting of the bi-monthly

"Together We Read" Book Club,

featuring Lessons in Chemistry 

by Bonnie Garmus.

More info/Sign up here.

Next Week at The Library

The Library, Gold Mine Stores, and Regional History Museum

will be CLOSED Friday, October 21 for a Super-Staff Meeting.

Access our Digital Collections 24/7 here. 

  • Story Time: Owls
  • Spanish Lunchtime Language
  • English Language Learning
  • SANDRA CISNEROS at the Community Campus
  • Tech Help Desk
  • Spanish Story Time 
  • Brown Bag Poetry
  • Drop-In Craft: Haunted House Scratch Art

Click here for our full calendar.

Photo (right) of Sandra Cisneros by Keith Dannemiller

In Case You Missed It!

The Boy, the War, and the Big Two-Hearted River with John Maclean

September Writer-In-Residence at the Hemingway House, John Maclean, shared a new piece he's writing for a book of essays celebrating the centennial of Ernest Hemingway's short story, “Big Two-Hearted River.” The collection will be published in 2023—the centennial of Hemingway's first notes for the short story—by the

University Press of Kentucky.

Watch the Replay Here

Book Review: Library Staff

"I am a woman of a delightful season. . .filled to the brim I am.

I said the brim." ~Sandra Cisneros

Martha Williams, Director of Programs and Education, recommends Woman Without Shame by Sandra Cisneros.

In her new collection of poems—her first published in 28 years—Sandra Cisneros breathes fearless words into everyday life. The poems in this book are ripe with self-discovery and self-appreciation, but also desire and aging and death.

Acknowledging where she may find shame as she ages, Cisneros instead finds joy and humor and a deep understanding of how she wants to move in the world.

That season,

I was experimenting to be

the woman I wanted to be…


I was in training to be

a woman without shame.


~Tea Dance, Provincetown, 1982

Some poems are stamped with a year, allowing us to place them in her life’s timeline. Many feature the dreadfully ordinary—suddenly and simply extraordinary...

Read Martha's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

Hello! My name is Elizabeth. I love reading, and my favorite book is My Sister’s Keeper. I am in the 8th grade and enjoy dance. For my Book Beat review, I read We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon.

We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This is a story about Quinn Berkowitz and her journey through finding herself and also finding love.

Quinn’s family owns Borrowed & Blue, a wedding planning business. Her parents expect Quinn to go to college in Seattle, learn all about business, and then work full time for B&B. Quinn doesn’t know how to tell her parents that she doesn’t want to study business.

Quinn also grows closer with Tarek Mansour, the son of the catering company B&B uses for most weddings. Quinn learns a lot about herself and love throughout this story...

Read Elizabeth's Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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