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Weekly Program Bulletin

July 4, 2022

In the Spotlight

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Hemingway Distinguished Lecture Roxane Gay

The Community Library welcomes author and cultural critic, Roxane Gay. Roxane's writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Thursday, July 7

7:00 p.m.

Donaldson Robb Family Lawn

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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

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Free books for the first 20

readers who sign up.

Register first, then pick up your free hardcover copy now!

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

Registration is Required

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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

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

This Week at The Library

Drop-in Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, July 5

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Audacious Read Book Group:

Don Quixote

 Tuesday, July 5

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.



Solar Observing and

Scale of the Solar System Activity

Wednesday, July 6

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Donaldson Robb Family Lawn

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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 7

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cimino Plaza

Next Week at The Library

Above: Imbolo Mbue

Credit: Kiriko Sano

  • Community Speaker Series kicks off with How Beautiful We Were with Imbolo Mbue
  • Story Time Resumes July 11
  • Tech Help Desk
  • "Read it and Eat!" Middle Grade Book Club
  • Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy with Erich Schwartzel
  • Lunch & Lit
  • Book Discussion: Woman of Light
  • Kids Summer Reading: Snack & Craft

      Click for our full calendar here.

Book Review: Library Staff

“Go out, go out I beg of you, and taste the beauty of the wild.” ~Edna Jaques

Kyla Merwin, Communication Manager, recommends The Hiker's Guide to Sun Valley & Ketchum by Scott Marchant.

All Decked Out. Now Where Do I Go?


Just another gorgeous day in the Wood River Valley…Yeah baby! Adventure is calling my name, so I’m gearing up:

Boots =

Sunscreen =

Water =

Snacks (lots) =

New Camera = ✓­­­­­

Three-day Holiday = Check check check!

Now all I need is a place to go. Hmmm. . .Enter the Hiker’s Guide to Sun Valley/Ketchum by Scott Marchant.

Scott has taken the traditional guidebook to a whole new level, with stunning images, topo maps, directions, and massive detail, including his favorite picks, season and family-friendly trails, and local information on flora, fauna, and recent wildfires.

You might think the subject of “etiquette” belongs in the Library’s catalog under Emily Post or Miss Manners, but Scott has included the important rules of wilderness etiquette, as well as advice on personal safety and wilderness conservation. Pinky-extended, elbows-off-the-table, and punctuality NOT included. But you may be interested in his section on – er – waste removal...

Read Kyla's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

Hello! I am Thijs. I enjoy reading (maybe a little too much) and being outdoors. I have a younger brother and my favorite dessert is root beer floats. For my Book Beat review, I read Space Case by Stuart Gibbs.

Space Case is a fantastic choice if you want a great book with twists and turns. This book is about a kid named Dashiell who is one of the first people to live on the moon. The base is a boring place to be with nothing to do.

But then physician Dr. Ronald Holtz walks out of the main airlock without permission, and with his space suit on incorrectly, and dies. Was Dr. Holtz losing his mind or could it be possible there was a murder? And if so who would have done it..?

Read Thijs's entire Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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