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Weekly Program Bulletin

March 21, 2022

In the Spotlight: Roxane Gay

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Roxane Gay

Author, professor, editor, and

social commentator


Distinguished Lecture

The Community Library is

thrilled to announce our 2022

Hemingway Distinguished Lecture

with Roxane Gay.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Roxane is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, and the New York Times bestselling memoir Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel and host of the podcast The Roxane Gay Agenda.

Registration for this free, outdoor event will open on Monday, May 2.

This Week at The Library

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Story Time: The Color Orange

Monday, March 21

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Lecture Hall


Lunchtime Language: Spanish

with Leo Padilla

Tuesday, March 22

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Programs Studio

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Paint Club for Tweens & Teens

Wednesday, March 23

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Children's Library "Messy Space"

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Tweens & Teens: Game & Grub

Thursday, March 24

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Juice Box/Teen Lounge

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Sewing Club: Mini Teddy Buddy

Thursday, March 24

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Children's Library

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Designing an Inclusive Outdoors

with Keith Christensen

Thursday, March 24

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

In partnership with the Wood River Land Trust

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Join an afternoon of refreshments, story sharing, and ski culture, and celebrate two awarded authors and their contributions to

ski literature and history.

Open House & Book Signing

with Extreme Skiing Pioneer Dan Egan and Local Historian John Lundin

Thursday, March 24

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Regional History Museum

Forest Service Park

Presented by The Community Library’s Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History

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Next Week at The Library

  • Tech Help Desk
  • "I Have a Dream" Foundation Alumna Stephanie Andujar
  • Sun Valley Film Festival:
  • "The First Wave" Screening and Q&A
  • "Explorer: The Last Tepui" Screening

Click here to see the full calendar.

Writers-In-Residence Update: We had planned to welcome Elliot Ackerman and Lea Carpenter for an event this week as part of their dual residency. Their residency dates are being adjusted to later in the year, so stay tuned for information about their rescheduled visit!

Book Review: Library Staff

". . .books [are] the fresh air breathed in to keep the heart beating, to keep the brain imagining, to keep hope alive.”
~Janet Skeslien Charles

Library Assistant Andrea Nelson recommends The Paris Library: A Novel by Janet Skeslien Charles.

Like many young Parisiennes in 1939, the first of two heroines we meet in Janet Skeslien Charles’ The Paris Library is more concerned with day-to-day matters. Fresh out of Library School, Odile longs for employment at the prestigious American Library of Paris, where she could spend her days immersed in a vast and varied collection of books, rare manuscripts, international magazines and newspapers—rubbing shoulders with its quirky patronage of diplomats, writers, expatriates, politicians, and eccentric French bibliophiles.

Meanwhile, across the pond and forty years in the future, we meet a second protagonist. Lily is a brainy misfit facing down the barrel of adolescence in a dusty Montana cow town. Bored, restless, and feeling betrayed by her best friend, she distracts herself by inventing stories about the other misfit that lives next door, an elegant old widow with a mysterious past. . .

Read Andrea's Book Review here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review


Hi, I am Jasmine. I am 11 years old and live in Ketchum, Idaho. I love ski racing, snow/winter, and many other fun things.

For my Book Beat review, I read Restart by Gordon Korman.

Before the accident, Chase was a big deal at his school. People either shivered in fear when Chase came by or treated him like a hero. He was the big bully of his school, the kind that got him in real trouble.

Nevertheless, he was a very successful athlete, being the second after his father to win the championship games. The accident gives Chase a chance at what many people desire. . .

Read Jasmine's Book Beat Review here.

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