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Weekly Program Bulletin

October 17, 2022

In the Spotlight

The Library, Gold Mine Stores,

and Regional History Museum

will be CLOSED Friday, October 21

for a Super-Staff Meeting.

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Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros’ lecture is proudly presented by The Community Library and Sun Valley Museum of Art. Cisneros is an award-winning poet, short story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. A book signing with Chapter One Bookstore will follow. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students 18 & under. Tickets at

Tuesday, October 18

6:00 p.m.

Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater in Hailey

More here

Please Note: MASKS will be required at this event at our speaker's request. Also, this program will not be livestreamed

or available for later viewing. 

This Week at The Library

Story Time: Owls

Monday, October 17

10:30 a.m.

Tree House

Spanish Lunchtime Language

Tuesday, October 18

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Programs Studio

English Language Learning

Tuesday, October 18

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Idaho Room

Tech Help Desk

Wednesday, October 19

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Drop-in: Learning Commons 

Spanish Story Time

Wednesday, October 19

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Tree House

Brown Bag Poetry

Thursday, October 20

11:30 a.m.

Learning Commons

Drop-in Craft:

Haunted House Scratch Art

Saturday, October 22

Drop in 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Children's Library

New! Community Library Book Club

Thursday, December 8

6:00 p.m. • Lecture Hall

"Together We Read"

Registration is open NOW for the

first meeting of the bi-monthly

"Together We Read" Book Club,

featuring Lessons in Chemistry 

by Bonnie Garmus.

More info/Sign up here.

Next Week at The Library

  • Story Time: Monsters
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Spanish Lunchtime Language
  • English Language Learning
  • A Conversation with Martyna Majok, 2022 Sun Valley Playwrights' Resident
  • Brown Bag Poetry
  • No Visible Bruises with Rachel Louise Snyder
  • Reading of Martyna Majok's play Ironbound at the Argyros
  • Drop-In Craft: Haunted House Scratch Art

Click here for our full calendar.

In Case You Missed It!

Never Meant to Meet You

with Alli Frank and Asha Youmans

The new novel, Never Meant to Meet You (October 1, 2022), by Alli Frank and Asha Youman is a riotously funny, emotionally real look at race and religion, love and heartache, and the realities of parenting through it all.

The authors were conversation with librarian Aly Wepplo.

Watch the Replay Here

Book Review: Library Staff

“Early in the novel, all emotional hell breaks loose when a series of deaths transpire and the townsfolk grapple with the horror and confusion of confronting these nightmarish tragedies.” 

Carter Hedberg, Director of Philanthropy, recommends Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

William Kent Krueger’s gripping book, Ordinary Grace, places on full display the dark side of the fictional town of New Bremen, Minnesota...not too far from where I grew up. 

It is the summer of 1961—a time of excitement with a new young president and the Twins baseball franchise making its debut in Minnesota. Thirteen-year-old Frank Drum is expecting to have a fine summer doing the things he loves to do— visiting the soda counter, reading comic books, walking along the river with his little brother, and mowing lawns to earn some extra money.

When calamity hits, Frank’s summer turns ugly. Yet he is able to bravely and with budding maturity, confront tragic deaths, scandal, human frailty, and his own limitations...

Read Carter's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

Hey, I'm Finn. I’m a 17 year old in the valley who loves to read, and loves writing about what I read just about 10x more. The analysis and application of literature is the second lyric in a duet between reader and author, and I love being a part of that! For my Book Beat review, I read Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

How many of us have the “it hurts too good” feeling for a spoiled ending? The “edge of your seat, just push me off, but not yet!” feeling?

The affectionate thrill of knowing what happens before you appropriately get there is an equally exhilarating and infuriating feat.

Few will venture to the final page of their novel, and fewer will be satisfied with the jarring jump ahead. However, Rainbow Rowell captures the sweet spot of "knowing the ending" in her striking fantasy novel, Carry On.

Acting as an implied finale to an on-going story, Carry On follows the ferocious and rambunctious life of the magical world’s Chosen One, Simon Snow...

Read Finn's Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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