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Weekly Program Bulletin

May 30, 2022

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In the Spotlight

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"Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu"

with Jon Turk 

A provocative look at the vital connection between human beings, the natural world

and meaningful knowledge.

Thursday, June 2

6:00 p.m. | Lecture Hall

Register Here to Attend

Watch on Vimeo

Special Notices

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Registration is Open!

Learn more here

Adult Summer Reading

The Place We Live:

Reading and Knowing Home

Encouraging newcomers and long-time locals alike to explore our fascinating cultural and natural history. Get a "passport," participate, win prizes. 

Memorial Day - Labor Day

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Dr. Scott Rozelle

The Annual Judith and Marshall Meyer Lecture on China: 

How Will the Rural Economy Support or Drag Down China's Future Growth?

6:00 p.m., June 28 | Lecture Hall

Registration is Now Open!



Imbolo MbueHow Beautiful We Were

Erich SchwartzelRed Carpet

Ayad Akhtar: Homeland Elegies

Community Speaker Series

The 2022 Community Speaker Series presented by The Community Library and the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference presents three free lectures in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park. No registration is required. Bring your camp chairs, blankets, picnics, and join us!

Forest Service Park

July 2022

Learn more here

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Deadline for Entries: June 10

Learn more here

Teen Event:

Conversation with Roxane Gay

As part of the annual Hemingway Distinguished Lecture event, a small group of teenagers is invited to meet with Roxane Gay to talk

about reading and writing around critical contemporary issues. To join us:

Email a statement of interest (2-3 sentences)

to Martha Williams by Friday, June 10.

Please include your school (or status),

your grade or age, and pronouns.

Thursday, July 7

Hemingway House

This Week at The Library


Lunchtime Language

Drop-in Spanish with Leonardo Padilla

Tuesday, May 31

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Programs Studio

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English Language Learning


Tuesday, May 31

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Beginners: Idaho Room

Intermediate: Programs Studio

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Lunch & Lit

Thursday, June 2

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cimino Plaza

Next Week at The Library

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Click for our full calendar.

  • The Geology of Wood River-area Landscapes with Paul Link: Registration required!
  • Story Time is back! Nursery Rhymes
  • Audacious Read: Don Quixote
  • Sun Valley Early Literacy Summit
  • Tech Help Desk
  • Lunch & Lit

Book Review: Library Staff

"Repatriation and freedom did not alleviate the pain of cruelty. The scars of war run deep. . .”
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Kelly Noble, Gold Mine Processing Manager, recommends Eleven Winters of Discontent by Sherzod Muminov.

It should not be surprising if you have not heard of the Siberian Internment. Fortunately, a new book on the subject was published in 2022... 

Repatriation and freedom did not alleviate the pain of cruelty. The scars of war run deep, and the effects of such harsh experiences are not easily forgotten or erased.

Many of the children of these survivors often spoke of the memories their loved ones bore...

Read Kelly's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

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Hi , I am Advik. I am eleven years old and am an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Something I also love doing is playing video games, especially Minecraft. I also love to play basketball and go swimming. For my Book Beat review, I read Eragon, by Christopher Paolini.

Eragon is the first of the four books in “The Inheritance Cycle” by Christopher Paolini. The story is centered around a farm boy, Eragon, his newly hatched dragon, Saphira, and his mentor, Brom.

The story is a narrative of how Eragon’s simple life is thrust into a new world of magic and power, which he gracefully uses to overcome challenges.

The story chronicles Eragon’s quest to dethrone bloodthirsty king Galbatorix, who ruthlessly eliminates everything that stands in his way. . . .

Read Advik's entire Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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