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Weekly Program Bulletin

June 6, 2022

In the Spotlight

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Monday, June 6

10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This full-day class is limited to 20 students. Includes a one-hour lecture, lunchtime, and a field trip. Bring your own lunch, snacks, water, and a car (carpooling for the afternoon is encouraged!), and lots of curiosity.

The Geology of the Wood River-area Landscapes with Paul Link:

How Seafloor Sediments

Became Mountainous Land

There was a time in the geologic past when Washington and Oregon didn’t exist and an ocean flooded inland across Idaho. Many of the rocks that make up the Boulder, Pioneer, Smoky, and White Cloud Mountains were formed in this oceanic setting. Registration required!

Register Here to Attend

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!

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Ernest Hemingway Seminar

September 8-10, 2022

 This year's focus is on the posthumously published Islands in the Stream and on Hemingway’s time on the Gulf Stream.

Registration is Open!

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

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Story Time: Nursery Rhymes

Monday, June 6

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Tree House


Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, June 7

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.



Audacious Read

Don Quixote

Tuesday, June 7

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


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English Language Learning


Tuesday, June 7

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Beginners: Idaho Room

Intermediate: Programs Studio

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Becoming a Reading Community:

5 Literacy Experts Discuss How

We Grow Readers

Wednesday, June 8

6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

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¡Cuidado de niños gratuito!

Como ayudar a los niños bilingües a convertirse en lectores fuertes

Programa en Español

Jueves, 9 de junio

A las 18:00 horas

Sala de conferencias

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Lunch & Lit

Thursday, June  9

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cimino Plaza

Next Week at The Library

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Above: Mary Pat Gunderson

  • Story Time: Fairy Tales
  • Gender and the Court with Mary Pat Gunderson
  • Lunch & Lit
  • Crossing Borders: A Conversation on Reconciling our Nation of Immigrants

           Click for our full calendar.

Book Review: Library Staff

"I grew up loving clothing, and even more, the history stitched into its seams.”
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Olivia Terry, Regional History Librarian, recommends The Golden Thread by Kassia St. Clair.

Upholding to my love of fashion and dress history, I selected The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History for my book review.

I grew up loving clothing, and even more, the history stitched into its seams.

This book examines the textiles that have made up centuries of clothing . . .from the woolen sails used on Viking ships to the space suits used to put a man on the moon.

St. Clair breaks down the saga of cloth in thirteen fascinating chapters, spanning centuries, continents, and different cultural implications. . .

Read Olivia's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

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Hello! My name is Tess and I am 12 years old. I live in Ketchum and love to ski, bike, fish, and get lost in my books. For my Book Beat review, I read The War I Finally Won, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

In this amazing sequel to The War That Saved My Life Ada is finally free from clubfoot.

In The War That Saved My Life, Ada’s life seemed to take a turn for the worst as her mom didn’t let her get the surgery to save her foot.

In The War I Finally Won, I love how the author decided to start it off with Ada getting her foot fixed now that Susan was her legal guardian. Ada learns how to walk normally and nobody judges her like they used to. . .

Read Tess's entire Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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