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Weekly Program Bulletin

August 8, 2022

In the Spotlight

Upbeat with Alasdair:

Composers Kevin Puts

and Gabriela Lena Frank

Sun Valley Music Festival Music Director Alasdair Neale will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts and Grammy-

nominated composer and

pianist Gabriela Lena Frank.

Friday, August 12

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

Register by calling the SVMF

at 208.622.5607

Watch on Vimeo Here

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New in Our Digital Collections!

The Community Library has just added FREE access to the

New York Times online to

our Digital Collections.

Access the New York Times here

Access our Digital Collections here 

Advance registration is required

Register here

Writing Workshop:

Writing the American Sonnet

How can we envision a better world? There is perhaps no better way than through the form of the American sonnet. Former Idaho Writer-In-Resident and Boise Poet Laureate Diane Raptosh will lead us in writing several poems where you can explore the American sonnet’s loose, musical and inventive form.

Friday, August 19

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Idaho Room

This Week at The Library

Story Time: Friends

Monday, August 8

10:30 a.m.

Lecture Hall

Exploring Hemingway’s Sun Valley, Part 2

Wednesday, August 10

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Note: This series is full.

Tech Help Desk

Wednesday, August 10

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Drop-in | Learning Commons

TV Discussion Group:

The Bear

August 10, 17, 24, 31

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Cimino Plaza

Advanced registration is requested

More Here

Community Conversation:

Roe v. Wade

The discussion will focus around two pieces of opinion writing on the recent Supreme Court decision.


Thursday, August 11

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall

Advanced registration is requested

More Here

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Lunch & Lit

Best $8 lunch in town! ($5 for seniors.) Plus a short reading and discussion. For all ages. Reserve your lunch by Thursday morning

by calling 208-788-3468.

Thursday, August 11

11:30 a.m. Cimino Plaza

Next Week at The Library

  • Story Time: School
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Exploring Hemingway's Sun Valley, Part 3 (series full)
  • TV Discussion Group, Part 2: The Bear 
  • "MISSION: JOY Finding Happiness in Troubled Times" Film Screening
  • Lunch & Lit
  • Writing Workshop: Writing the American Sonnet

  • Poetry Reading with Diane Raptosh

Click here for our full calendar.

Replay: A Jewish History of the Wood River Valley

In case you missed it. . .The Community Library and Wood River Jewish Community presented an evening exploring the Jewish history of the Wood River

Valley with Ari Goldstein.

You can still catch the replay! 

Watch on Vimeo here.

          Want more? See our complete Vimeo program archive here.

Book Review: Library Staff

"As the pieces start coming together to form a grim, larger puzzle. . .Marra knows she must do something. She must kill the prince. She just has no idea how."

Sara Zagorski, Gold Mine Thrift Retail Manager, recommends Nettle & Bones by T. Kingfisher.

So, a pseudo-nun, magical mortician, evil fairy godmother, convicted murderer, and a dog made of bones walk into a bar…

Nettle & Bones is a fairy tale turned on its head, as told from the perspective of Marra, the third-born princess of a small city-state. Her home is under constant threat, surrounded by far larger domains eager to get their hands on the Harbor Kingdom and the valuable trade channels it contains.


Her mother, the queen—being politically minded and determined to protect both the land and her people—promises her eldest daughter to the Northern Kingdom’s prince. A textbook move in the medieval world, guaranteeing their security and that someday the Northern King’s blood will sit on the throne...

Read Sara's entire Book Review 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 The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart.

The words we keep inside of us are the words we don’t say to cover up our true feelings. All those words get bottled up inside of us until we just can’t stand it anymore. They start to become these monsters inside our heads that tell us we are not good enough.

Lily Larkin, a high school girl, struggles with these monsters every day. Everyone sees Lily as a perfect straight-A student, amazing athlete, and friend. But inside she’s falling apart bit by bit...

Read Jasmine's entire Book Beat Review here.

See all Book Beat Reviews here.

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