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Weekly Program Bulletin

April 18, 2022

Note: The Gold Mine Thrift Store will be CLOSED April 18-20 in preparation for the Spring Opening on April 21.

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Shoshone-Bannock Fish & Wildlife Perspectives on Salmon Studies

In celebration of Earth Day, Kurt Tardy and Rob Trahant will join us to discuss their salmon recovery work with the

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Saturday, April 23

4:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

Steam Cafe for Tweens & Teens

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Ultimate Chicken Horse

We have installed a new gaming platform called Steam in the Library's Juice Box, especially for tweens and teens.

When you connect to your Steam

account on the Library's free Wi-Fi,

you can play your games. . .

and have access to ours, too!

Learn more here.

This Week at The Library

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Story Time: The Color Green

Monday, April 18

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Lecture Hall


Lunchtime Language

Drop-in Spanish with Leonardo Padilla

Tuesday, April 19

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Programs Studio

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English Language Learning


Tuesday, April 19

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Idaho Room

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Gold Mine Spring Opening!

As the days get longer and the sun warms the Valley, it's time to switch up our gear and the best prices you'll find!

Thursday, April 21

10:00 a.m.

331 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum

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Idaho Constitution Preamble

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Next Week at The Library

  • Story Time: The Color Pink
  • Lunchtime Creative Workshop
  • English Language Learning
  • Lunchtime Language: Spanish
  • Warm Springs Preserve: Appreciate Our Past, Honor Our Present, Create Our Future
  • Tech Help Desk
  • Book Class with Buffy: Getting Things Done
  • Creating and Conserving the Idaho Constitution
  • Stories From Around the World with Idaho's Refugee Speakers Bureau
  • Syrian Cross-Culinary Class

Book Review: Library Staff

"No matter if you are a ballerina, a big bird, or a hairy monster, there is space for you.”
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Lee Dabney, Children's Librarian I, recommends The Big Umbrella and So You Want to Talk About Race.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am the story-time lady. Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. a group of tiny people and their caregivers join me for stories and an activity. 

One of the books I picked for the letter "U" was The Big Umbrella by author/illustrator Amy June Bates with help from her teenage daughter Juniper. Basically, the umbrella is a metaphor for a society where there is room for all to gather under its protective covering. No matter if you are a ballerina, a big bird, or a hairy monster, there is space for you. It is lovely message and the straightforward delivery is simple enough for young children to grasp.

Interestingly, it is another group of young people who have inspired me to read an additional book about inclusion. The Blaine County Amnesty International Club, whose members are primarily teenagers, are currently sponsoring an ongoing book club to discuss Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race.

There is a reason this group of young people chose this book and are including us. Like Story Time for young children, supporting our older kids and their endeavors is key to their growth; and who knows, they might even teach us a thing or two.

Read Lee's entire Book Review here.

Book Beat: Student Book Review

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Hi , I am Essence. I'm in the 9th grade. I enjoy reading historical fiction and fantasy.

For my Book Beat review, I read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

Mare Barrow is growing up as a lower-class citizen in the Kingdom of Norta, segregated because of the color of her blood.

The Red Bloods are the workers of the kingdom while the Silver Bloods live in amazing bliss, all of them under the rule of the Silver-blood king Tiberias Calore, IV.

Mare grows up in the slums of the kingdom; living off of her family’s rations and stealing whatever she can get her hands on. . .

Read Essence's Book Beat Review here.

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