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Weekly Program Bulletin

November 21, 2022

In the Spotlight

Notice of Closures: Library, Museum, and Gold Mine Stores

Wednesday, November 23: Early Close at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 24: Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

There's no better time to curl up with a warm drink and a good book!

Access our digital collections 24/7 here.

Kennedy Library Virtual Forum:

Hemingway's Widow: The Life and Legacy

of Mary Welsh Hemingway

Timothy Christian, professor emeritus at the University of Alberta,

discusses his new book, Hemingway’s Widow: The Life and Legacy

of Mary Welsh Hemingway with Jenny Emery Davidson,

executive director of The Community Library.

Monday, November 21

4:00-5:30 p.m. | Online (Zoom) Only

This Week at The Library

Story Time: Thankfulness

Monday, November 21

10:30 a.m.

Tree House

If you can't join in person,

you can also join the group through Microsoft Teams. Please email Martha Williams here for the link.

National Novel Writing Month


Writers of all ages and experiences are welcome to drop in, write, share resources, and participate in exercises led by author AJ Super. Come and go as you see fit.

Grow your writing community

as you learn new skills!

Monday, November 21

2:00-6:00 p.m.

Idaho Room

Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, November 22

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


English Language Learning

Tuesday, November 22

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Idaho Room

This is the last class for the fall session. ELL classes will resume January 10.

Next Week at The Library

  • Story Time: Deer
  • Read It and Eat! Middle Grade Book Club
  • Nature Journaling with Leslie Rego
  • Brown Bag Poetry
  • Thriving Through the Holidays Using the Community Resiliency Model with Laurie Strand

Click here for our full calendar

Coming Up Soon!

Read It & Eat!

Middle Grade Book Club

Pick up your FREE copy of Once upon a Tim and start reading now! We'll share a lively conversation plus some gruel together!

(Make that, soup and bread.)

Wednesday, November 30

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Children's Library

Registration required. Limit 10.

Sign up here.

In Case You Missed It!

Mālama: Exploring Mindful Environmental Stewardship

In June 2022, the Pulaski Users Group (PUG) and the Flourish Foundation embarked on a collaborative trip to the Garden Isle of Kaua'i. 

 Last week they premiered their new short film, and discussed

how we can all engage in regenerative tourism and mindful

environmental stewardship. Watch the Replay Here.

Book Review: Library Staff

"It’s the...reflection of the world around us, especially

those parts that are shifted and swapped out,

that makes them such powerful stories." 

Nicole Lichtenberg, Director of Operations, recommends titles in her "Weird Fiction" series, Part 2.

Hello again, spooky pals! This is the second half of my series on Weird Fiction—a subgenre that can include elements of magical realism, fantasy, horror, science fiction, speculative fiction, even western!

A feature of most Weird Fiction is that there is some sort of transgression of a norm or expectation—this could be a social norm or a manipulation concerning the laws of physics. It is supposed to be weird, and weird plays by its own rules.

The works I’m recommending in Part 2 do contain more mature content. Just like in real life, characters may take part in sexual relationships, use swear words, or engage in/experience physical violence...

Read Nicole's Weird Fiction. Part 2 recommendations here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

Hello! My name is 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 Winter Town by Stephen Emond.

Winter Town is a novel based around two teens, Evan and Lucy. Evan and Lucy did everything together when they were young: drew comic slides, read lots of fantasy, made up life stories for the grave’s occupants in the neighborhood cemetery, and walked the streets endlessly talking of anything and everything.

They were inseparable. That is until Lucy’s parents divorced and she was forced to move to Atlanta. Every year Evan looks forward to her year round visit at Christmas time. 

This year, when Lucy arrives back in town, she doesn’t look, or act anything like Evan remembers...

Read Jasmine's Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

Click here to see our Year-in-Review and download the Library's Annual Report

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