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Weekly Program Bulletin

June 20, 2022

The Community Library and Regional History Museum will be CLOSED on Monday, June 20, in honor of Juneteenth. The Gold Mine Thrift store will be OPEN. You can also access our Digital Collections 24/7.

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In the Spotlight

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Headwaters: The Adventures, Obsession, and Evolution of a Fly Fisherman

with Dylan Tomine and Frances Ashforth

When it comes to books about fishing, few authors capture the all-out obsession with equal parts honesty, humor, and a sobering dose of reality as well as Dylan Tomine. 

Thursday, June 23

7:00 p.m.

Donaldson Family Lawn

No Registration Required

Bring Your Own Lawn Chair or Blanket

Or Watch on Vimeo Here

This Week at The Library

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Bloom Truck & Bookmobile

The Bloom Truck travels to locations throughout the Wood River Valley during the summer month offering books and free healthy lunches.


Bloom Truck schedule


Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, June 21

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.



Tech Help Desk

Wednesday, June 22

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Learning Commons

Patagonia's Worn Wear:

Wader Repair Clinic

Thursday, June 23

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Donaldson Robb Family Lawn

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Lunch & Lit

Thursday, June 23

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cimino Plaza

Creating and Conserving

the Idaho Constitution

Exhibit Ends!

Friday, June 24

Library Foyer

Summer Reading:

Snack and Craft

Saturday, June 25

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Children's Library



Honoring Jack Crawford

Friends and acquaintances of Jack B. Crawford are invited to the dedication of The Community Library's Contemplative Garden in his honor.

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, June 22

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Veranda/Contemplative Garden

Next Week at The Library

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  • Story Time: Super Heroes
  • How Will the Rural Economy Support or Drag Down China's Future Growth?
  • Geology of the Wood River Landscapes
  • Lunch & Lit
  • The Hikers Guide to Sun Valley

      Click for our full calendar.

Book Review: Library Staff

"Politicians bewitched by the taste for power call up a force beyond their control and take the reins of government…reins which do not stand up to dragon fire.”

Cathy Butterfield, Collections Manager, recommends Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett.

Here there be dragons. 

Of course, this is Discworld, supported by four elephants, traveling on the back of a giant tortoise swimming through space, where million-to-one odds come true rather more often than they ought. Particularly in the gritty streets of Anhk-Morpork, patrolled by the thin muddy line of the Night Watch. 

Dragons are above their pay scale, but they do what they can. Mainly, run. Or hide. As Captain Vimes ponders: “It’s a metaphor of human bloody existence, a dragon. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also a bloody great hot flying thing.”

I revisited some of my favorite characters in Guards! this month, and it made me laugh, and think, which is sadly rare these days. The book (released in 1989 as Sir Terry was coming into the height of his powers) is also subversively relevant to current events. 

Politicians bewitched by the taste for power call up a force beyond their control and take the reins of government…reins which do not stand up to dragon fire. There are eerie portents in the text about inequity, supremacy, charismatic leaders, and the powerful magic of books. . .

Read Cathy's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

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Hello! My name is Ella, dreamer, ski racer, writer, and rock climber. Ella lives in SV, Idaho with her mom, dad, cat, dog, gecko, and fish. For my Book Beat review, I read Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine.

Ella Enchanted is about Ella, a girl who is cursed with obedience.

When Ella’s mom dies she is distraught, but at least she has Mandy, the family cook. She meets Prince Charmont at her mother’s funeral and they become fast friends.

Life seems to be looking up for Ella when her dad marries the awful Dame Olga for her money. The problem is she comes with two snotty daughters and Ella is sent off to boarding school with them. The oldest of her step sisters soon finds out about her curse and uses it against her.

So, Ella runs away from school to hopefully find her father and the fairy that cursed her. . .

Read Ellas's entire Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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