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Weekly Program Bulletin

October 3, 2022

In the Spotlight

Tuesday, October 4

6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

Young Latino Leaders Panel 

As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and in partnership with the Hispanic Latin US Taskforce,

The Community Library will host a panel discussion celebrating young Latino leaders in our community.

The conversation will highlight the incredible work of high school students, recent graduates, and other young leaders, inviting them to share with us their visions for the Wood River Valley.

Register here.


La hora del cuento en español

(NEW! Spanish Story Time)

La bibliotecaria de extensión, Cándida Minino, dirigirá la hora del cuento en español a partir del miércoles 5 de octubre. Después de los cuentos habrá una divertida manualidad para todos.

Miércoles, 5 de octubre

5:30 p.m.

Children's Library

Más aquí/More here.

Thursday, October 6

6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

This program is presented in partnership with the Sun Valley Museum of Art. Registration is being run through SVMoA, so please 

click here to save your seat.

Please note that masks will be required for this event per the speaker's request.

"Day of the Dead"

with Regina Marchi

Award-winning author Regina Marchi will discuss how Chicana/o artists initiated public Day of the Dead observances in the United States in 1972, and the cultural, political and commercial transformations of the celebration over the past 50 years.

Pre-Lecture Paper Flower-

Making Activity

We invite guests to come to the Library at 5:15pm to take a look at the objects that are integral parts of Día de los Muertos altars, and try your hand at making paper flowers! We'll have the materials for you

to make your own flowers.

Friday, October 7

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

Sheep Ranching Q&A

with Idaho Ranchers & Friends

Learn what it is really like to be an Idaho rancher. Hear stories and ask questions of Idaho ranchers Cindy Siddoway, Cory Peavey, and Henry Etcheverry, and friends. 

This event is open to all;

No registration required. 

Watch on Vimeo Here

The Juice Box

Tweens & Teens: Get Your Game On!

It’s Fall gaming season, and we have brand new gaming computers complete with new 27” curved Gaming Monitors and MSI Vigor mechanical Keyboards. 

We have our own collection of Steam Games. We have Epic Games. We have Minecraft, Roblox, Fortnite, and more. 

Get here and get your game on!

This Week at The Library

Story Time: Colors

Monday, October 3

10:30 a.m.

Tree House

Spanish Lunchtime Language

Tuesday, October 4

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Programs Studio

Audacious Read Book Group: Don Quixote

Tuesday, October 4

4:00-5:00 p.m.


English Language Learning

Tuesday, October 4

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Learning Commons

Tech Help Desk

Wednesday, October 5

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Learning Commons: Drop In

Brown Bag Poetry

New: Bring Your Own Lunch!

Thursday, October 6

11:30 a.m. | Learning Commons

(Formerly Lunch & Lit)

Next Week at The Library

  • Story Time: Spiders
  • Spanish Lunchtime Language
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • English Language Learning
  • Never Meant to Meet You book launch
  • Genealogy Workshop 
  • Brown Bag Poetry
  • "River of Return" Film Screening

Click here for our full calendar.

Book Review: Library Staff

Tess of the Road made me feel a full range of emotions—sad, happy, annoyed, angry—a range I certainly didn’t give it permission to make me feel we are.”                            

Sara Zagorski, Gold Mine Thrift Store Retail Manager, recommends Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman.

Do you like intense character development, rebellion against the system, humanoid, sentient reptilian creatures and mystical adventures? Well, have I got the book for you. 

Tess is a twin sister in an affluent family who’s resigned herself to the official title of black sheep. After spending her youth seeking out all the things women of her rank have no business being affiliated with sneaking out to lectures concerning the world and its mysterious workings, hanging with boys in taverns, making friends with the creatures the rest of society has deemed “lesser"—until an accident leaves her forever disgraced in the eyes of her staunchly religious mother.  

Tess spends years coping by losing herself in wine while trying to take up as little space as possible in the shadow of her perfect twin sister. That is until, on the eve of her being shipped off to a nunnery, she finally loses what tenuous control of herself she’s maintained all these years and runs away...

Read Sara's entire Book Review here.

Find more staff book recommendations here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

Hello! My name is 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 City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau.

I loved this book since the beginning of the first page. I was so into the book the first night I brought it home from The Community Library that I lost track of time and stayed up reading until 10:26pm.

The author did an amazing job creating a mystery that draws readers into the book. I liked the storyline and how this could potentially happen in real life. It was intriguing to me that the characters were all alone and did not know how to figure many things out on their own...

Read Thijs's Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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