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Weekly Program Bulletin

July 11, 2022

In the Spotlight

Now through January 2023

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Dale Chihuly: Blanket Cylinders

With this work, Dale Chihuly aims to convey his appreciation and respect for the histories, cultures, and arts of the Indigenous tribes of North America, and to recognize the influence of Native cultures on contemporary arts. 

Community Speaker Series

The Community Library and the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference invite you to join us for three free lectures at 7:00 p.m. in Ketchum's Forest Service Park. No registration is required. Bring your camp chairs,

blankets, and picnics! All three events will also be


and recorded for later viewing.

Check This Out!

Bloom Truck & Bookmobile

The Bloom Truck travels throughout the Wood River Valley during the summer months offering books, crafts, and free healthy lunches.


Bloom Truck schedule

NEW! Basic Tech Help with Buffy

To make an appointment and get personalized help, email Buffy

or call 208.806.2634.

Learning Commons

By Appointment Only

This Week at The Library

Story Time: Insects

Monday, July 11

10:30 a.m.

Lecture Hall 

Tech Help Desk

Wednesday, July 13

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Drop-in | Learning Commons 

Pick up your FREE book now!

Read It and Eat!

Middle Grade Book Club

Pick up a FREE copy of The Bridge Home at The Community Library. Read it and join us for a discussion. Also be prepared for great food, lively conversation, and FUN.

Wednesday, July 13

4:00 p.m. | Children's Library

Sign up Here

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Lunch & Lit

Best $8 lunch in town! ($5 for seniors.) Plus a short reading and discussion. All ages welcome.

Thursday, July 14

11:30 - 12:00 a.m.

Cimino Plaza

The event is currently full.

Join the Waitlist Here

Book Discussion: Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Please join us in a book discussion

of Woman of Light. Attendees will

also be given a ticket to hear

Fajardo-Anstine speak as part of

the New Voices panel at the

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.

Thursday, July 14

6:00 p.m. | Lecture Hall

Summer Reading

Snack & Craft

Saturday, July 16

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Children's Library

Next Week at The Library

Above: Alexander Maksik

  • Story Time
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Ayad Akhtar's Homeland Elegies
  • Lunch & Lit
  • The Long Corner with Alexander Maksik

      Click for our full calendar here.

Book Review: Library Staff

“This story is a poignant reminder of the connection between religion, faith, love, and healthcare.”  

Eric Brown, Gold Mine Processing Associate, recommends Lying Awake by Mark Salzman.


Lying Awake is ultimately a story about faith.

It's a present day tale of a nun, Sister John of the Cross, in a Carmelite monastery near Los Angeles. She discovers that she has epilepsy but is troubled that the remedy for her illness will interfere with her spirituality.

Mark Salzman wrote the story with a simple narrative and with an emphasis on prayer. He describes Sister John's dilemma with sensitivity and with flashbacks of religious life. . .

Read Eric's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book reviews/blogs here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

Hello! I am Lucy. I am in the ninth grade. I like to play hockey, ski, and rock climb. For my Book Beat review, I read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

The Kite Runner is a thrilling book about a boy named Amir who learns betrayal and loyalty while he grows up in Kabul, the heart of Afghanistan.

It takes place in times when the country is going through many changes. It is very important to Amir that he proves himself to his father. Through his younger years Amir is accompanied by Hassan, his servant. He enjoys spending time with Hassan, but won’t call his friend.

However, they race kites together, fend off the bully Assef and his minions, and overall enjoy childhood. As Amir grows up he does many regretful things, which leads to Amir and his father moving to America, leaving Hassan back in Afghanistan. . .

Read Lucy's entire Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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