The Community Library
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nature Journaling with Leslie Rego @ The Community Library
4:00 pm
An intimate journey into the sketchbook world and how drawing can offer a moment of stillness and peace within an often chaotic world. This weekly drop-in workshop offers a welcoming and supportive space for both beginners and seasoned sketchers to draw together. Focus will be on nature journaling, but any type of drawing is welcome. Prompts will be offered as well as guidance. Each session we will jump down a “rabbit hole” and study in depth one plant or landscape element or learn about different brushes, paints, papers, and other art supplies. Leslie will also show nature journals kept by different artists for inspiration. For supplies bring a current sketchbook, if you are working in one, travel-size water color set and brush, or just a pencil or pen and paper. This workshop will run on Thursdays: December 1, 18, and 15 in the Community Library’s Learning Commons. Leslie Rego has drawn in journals for years. She carries sketchbooks and paints with her while enjoying the national forest and will take time to draw and paint landscapes and flowers on her many hikes. Leslie wrote the “Sketchbook Hiking” article in The Weekly Sun for many years. She has artwork in private ...
Thriving Through the Holidays Using the Community Resiliency Model with Laurie Strand @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)© trains community members to help themselves and others within their wider social network. The goal of the CRM is to create “resiliency-focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact of chronic and/or everyday stress on the nervous system. During this introductory session, participants will learn to use three strategies based on human biology and neuroscience to create new pathways that strengthen the ability to cope and bounce back faster when dealing with stress, and to grow the resilience that is already present. The program will be livestreamed and available to watch later. The recording will be available until January 2, 2023. Register to attend at www.comlib.org. This session will be led by national trainer, Laurie Strand, LCSW. Laurie is a licensed clinical social worker who developed Resiliency Rising, a consulting and educational organization focused on offering individuals and organizations tools to thrive in life. Using the research-based Community Resiliency Model, Resiliency Rising offers tailored support including group workshops, follow up consultation, and leadership support for schools, organizations, teams, individuals and employees to reach their full potential. The workshops offer tangible ways, based on cutting edge neuroscience, to increase overall wellbeing, leading to healthier ...
The Community Library
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Creating the Idaho Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Sculpture @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join Idaho State Historical Society’s Executive Director Janet L. Gallimore in a conversation about the journey to create the Idaho Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Sculpture. A legacy of the 2020 “Idaho Women 100: Courageous Past, Unlimited Future” initiative, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage, this will be the first monument dedicated to women on the Idaho State House grounds. Irene Deely, the respected Idaho sculptor known for her figurative sculptures in bronze, is the project’s artist. Inspired in part by the Idaho State Seal, this woman walks metaphorically in the footsteps of those who came before and then hands off her shoe to the future. The piece will be dedicated in December of 2022. The Idaho Capitol Commission approved the sculpture for placement on the Idaho State Capitol grounds and it will become part of the Idaho State Historical Society’s collections, in the Capitol Collections portfolio. In 1896, Idaho was the 4th state to grant its women suffrage through Idaho Senate Resolution 2. The Idaho Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Sculpture reminds all Idahoans of Idaho’s historic leadership as the 4th state to grant women suffrage and the 30th state to ratify the national women’s suffrage amendment; these were ...
The Community Library
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nature Journaling with Leslie Rego @ The Community Library
4:00 pm
An intimate journey into the sketchbook world and how drawing can offer a moment of stillness and peace within an often chaotic world. This weekly drop-in workshop offers a welcoming and supportive space for both beginners and seasoned sketchers to draw together. Focus will be on nature journaling, but any type of drawing is welcome. Prompts will be offered as well as guidance. Each session we will jump down a “rabbit hole” and study in depth one plant or landscape element or learn about different brushes, paints, papers, and other art supplies. Leslie will also show nature journals kept by different artists for inspiration. For supplies bring a current sketchbook, if you are working in one, travel-size water color set and brush, or just a pencil or pen and paper. This workshop will run on Thursdays: December 1, 18, and 15 in the Community Library’s Learning Commons. Leslie Rego has drawn in journals for years. She carries sketchbooks and paints with her while enjoying the national forest and will take time to draw and paint landscapes and flowers on her many hikes. Leslie wrote the “Sketchbook Hiking” article in The Weekly Sun for many years. She has artwork in private ...
The Community Library
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Together We Read: "Lessons in Chemistry" by Bonnie Garmus @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
The Community Library book club is hosted every other month. December’s pick is “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus. The novel follows the gifted Elizabeth Zott, a chemistry graduate student in the 1950s whose plans are derailed by an unplanned pregnancy. Unable to pay the bills, Zott needs a job. Reluctantly, she finds herself the host of a cooking show. But what is cooking, but chemistry? The discussion will be led by library assistant Andrea Nelson. Copies are available for checkout. Register online to join us.
The Community Library
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nature Journaling with Leslie Rego @ The Community Library
4:00 pm
An intimate journey into the sketchbook world and how drawing can offer a moment of stillness and peace within an often chaotic world. This weekly drop-in workshop offers a welcoming and supportive space for both beginners and seasoned sketchers to draw together. Focus will be on nature journaling, but any type of drawing is welcome. Prompts will be offered as well as guidance. Each session we will jump down a “rabbit hole” and study in depth one plant or landscape element or learn about different brushes, paints, papers, and other art supplies. Leslie will also show nature journals kept by different artists for inspiration. For supplies bring a current sketchbook, if you are working in one, travel-size water color set and brush, or just a pencil or pen and paper. This workshop will run on Thursdays: December 1, 18, and 15 in the Community Library’s Learning Commons. Leslie Rego has drawn in journals for years. She carries sketchbooks and paints with her while enjoying the national forest and will take time to draw and paint landscapes and flowers on her many hikes. Leslie wrote the “Sketchbook Hiking” article in The Weekly Sun for many years. She has artwork in private ...
The Community Library
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Inside a Chef’s Head with Chef Doughty @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Chef Joyce Doughty joins us and will take us into the workings of a chef’s mind. The program will focus on culinary techniques and principles, learned in a professional kitchen, that can easily translate to the home kitchen. The discussion will help the home chef recognize potential for organizing, utilizing leftovers and creating dishes based on ingredients you have on hand. This will be a unique opportunity to explore how the habits and operations of a professional chef can transform what you do and how you feel about the kitchen. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Chef Doughty’s recently published books, “The Chef Within, Breakfast and Dinner Editions.” Registration is required to attend. The program will be livestreamed and available to watch later on the Library’s Vimeo. Chef Doughty is a lifetime student of the culinary arts, starting with a serious education in her home kitchen as a young mother. She attended Cordon Bleu cooking school and shortly thereafter enrolled and completed an associate degree at Boise State University in Culinary Arts. While operating Doughty’s Bistro in downtown Boise, she concurrently aired weekly on the KTVB morning program and hosted the daily nationally syndicated program, Food for Thought, ...
The Community Library
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
"Hawking: Can you hear me?" Film Screening and Q&A @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
The remarkable human story of Stephen Hawking – the international icon and feted genius. In this definitive theatrical feature doc, unseen archive and unrivalled access to his closest family, reveal, for the first time, both the scale of Hawking’s triumphs and the true cost of his disability and success. The film, released in 2021, runs 90 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A with BAFTA and Emmy award-winning producer Anthony Geffen. Registration strongly recommended to reserve your seat. More about the film: Catapulted to rock star status and global fame by his book A Brief History of Time, Hawking became the most famous scientist on the planet. He sought to uncover the ultimate answers to the Universe and find a Theory of Everything – one mathematical theory that would let us know, in his words “the mind of God.” Yet Hawking also faced a life-threatening and debilitating illness that had changed his life. Motor Neurone Disease robbed Hawking of his ability to walk, move and breathe and ultimately deprived him of his voice. Hawking passed away in 2018. Now, his immediate family comes together to reveal the triumphs and tragedies of his dramatic personal story. Along with Stephen’s insights ...
The Community Library
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
"Eleutheria" with Allegra Hyde @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Writer-In-Residence at the Hemingway House, Allegra Hyde, will discuss her 2022 novel “Eleutheria,” a story of idealism, activism, and systemic corruption, centered on a naïve young woman’s quest for agency in a world ravaged by climate change. The novel was recently named one of the best books of the year The New Yorker. Willa Marks has spent her whole life choosing hope. She chooses hope over her parents’ paranoid conspiracy theories, over her dead-end job, over rising ocean levels. And when she meets Sylvia Gill, renowned Harvard professor, she feels she’s found the justification of that hope. Sylvia is the woman-in-black: the only person smart and sharp enough to compel the world to action. But when Sylvia betrays her, Willa fears she has lost hope forever. And then she finds a book in Sylvia’s library: a guide to fighting climate change called Living the Solution. Inspired by its message and with nothing to lose, Willa flies to the island of Eleutheria in the Bahamas to join the author and his group of ecowarriors at Camp Hope. Upon arrival, things are not what she expected. The group’s leader, Roy Adams, is missing, and the compound’s public launch is delayed. With time ...
The Community Library
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nutrient Cycles in Macroinvertebrates @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Is the Big Wood River healthy? As with any ecological system, that is a complicated question that will take a lot of science, data, and study to determine. Anecdotally, community members of the Wood River Valley have very different answers. Some people look at the stunning beauty of the river on a fall day and can’t imagine a better picture of the word “vibrant,” while others may notice that they’re catching less fish than they used to and therefore think of the river as somehow less healthy than it once was, or could be. One way to determine the health of an ecosystem is to look at the living creatures that live within it! Aquatic macroinvertebrates are small animals that live in water, are big enough to see with the naked eye, and have no backbone. These animals include many types of insects as well as other animals such as worms, mollusks, and crustaceans. Most aquatic macroinvertebrates make their homes in rocks, leaves, and the sediment of streambeds. These aquatic creatures are excellent for studying when trying to find out how healthy an ecosystem is. Macroinvertebrate sampling is a critical tool in the arsenal of river evaluation techniques, and the ...
"The World is Our Stage: The Global Rhetorical Presidency and the Cold War" @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Crowds swarm when U.S. presidents travel abroad, though many never hear their voices. The presidential body, moving from one secured location to another, communicates as much or more to these audiences than the texts of their speeches. In “The World is Our Stage,” Allison M. Prasch considers how presidential appearances overseas broadcast American superiority during the Cold War. Drawing on extensive archival research, Prasch examines five foundational moments in the development of what she calls the “global rhetorical presidency:” Truman at Potsdam, Eisenhower’s “Goodwill Tours,” Kennedy in West Berlin, Nixon in the People’s Republic of China, and Reagan in Normandy. In each case, Prasch reveals how the president’s physical presence defined the boundaries of the “Free World” and elevated the United States as the central actor in Cold War geopolitics. This program is presented in partnership with the Frank Church Institute at Boise State University. The event will be livestreamed and available to view later. Allison M. Prasch is assistant professor of rhetoric, politics, and culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She will be joined by Sam Martin, scholar of public address and political communication with the Frank Church Institute.
Creating an Inclusive Outdoors while Elevating Latino Environmental Activism @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Who comes to mind when you think about environmental activism? Do you think back to John Muir, or to present day activists like Greta Thunberg? The organization Green Latinos is working to include the Latino/a/x voice and story to the forefront. “Environmental stewardship is part of our cultural heritage. Outdoor activities like fishing, gardening, camping, and celebrating in nature bring us joy and connect us to our deeply rooted traditions. We honor and celebrate our rich culture and our crucial role in the global social fabric through our stories and spirit. We continue the work of movements that came before us, defending our autonomy, building upon our cultural assets, and celebrating our identity.” – Green Latinos The Wood River Land Trust and The Community Library are excited to bring Green Latinos’ Public Land Director, Olivia Juarez to talk with the community about Latinx leadership in conservation. A lifelong Utahn based in Salt Lake City, and through their work with Latino Outdoors, Utah Coalition of La Raza, and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Olivia has nurtured Latinx joy and leadership in conserving nuestra tierra pública. Olivia was recognized as one of “10 Under 40” in 2021 by the National Parks Conservation ...
The Argyros
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Moth Mainstage @ The Argyros | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:30 pm
Curated events featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with The Moth directors. Moth stories are true, as remembered by the storyteller and always told live. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.
The Community Library
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Read Keynote: "Sabrina & Corina" with Kali Fajardo-Anstine @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join your local libraries for the closing of the 2023 Winter Read, featuring keynote speaker Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author and National Book Award Finalist. Her debut story collection, and this year’s community read, “Sabrina & Corina,” made waves in the literary community for its honest, provocative look at life in the American West for women of Latina and Indigenous descent. The stories serve as powerful meditations on friendships, identity, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands. Register online, as space is limited. The event will also be streamed on Vimeo. The Winter Read is an annual collaboration between The Community Library in Ketchum, Hailey Public Library, Bellevue Public Library, and the Stanley Community Library. Events are held January-March. Join us for speakers, films, discussions, exhibits and more throughout the valleys.
The Community Library
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Expanding our Community Green Heart as our Valley Changes @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
What happens to a community as it faces the changes that come with growth and change? As we’ve all felt the effects of Idaho being the fastest growing state in the nation, many of us have wondered what lies ahead for our community. Will wildlife still wander down Main Street? Will recreation still be as memorable? Will this valley still be the kind of place we all love to live, work, and play in? This fall, at the Sun Valley Economic Forum, Dr. Jaap Vos gave a talk about the incredibly difficult conversation and community discussions that need to happen in the face of growth and change. This moving presentation was a highlight of the Sun Valley Economic Forum, and has prompted plenty of discussion. In a recent “Our View” opinion from the Idaho Mountain Express, we’re reminded that we’ve had to navigate these hard questions before. For Blaine County and its cities in the 1970s, adapting to change was a do-it-yourself project. Unlike nearly any other communities in the nation, they adopted zoning that kept commercial development off the highway, development off its hillsides and protected downtown vitality and livability. This is why the Sun Valley area is still ...
The Argyros
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Parlor in the Round @ The Argyros | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:30 pm
Created in Alaska, and as unique as that state is, Parlor in the Round is an evening of storytelling and creativity from musicians including host Keven Worrell who forge songs on stage from audience suggestions. In the first half of the show, songwriters from Idaho and beyond will play their own songs and cover each other’s songs, then, after intermission, the musicians dive into collaborations, jocular inventions and premeditated musings all based on written submissions from the audience. Expect to lean in and laugh out loud at the Parlor.
The Community Library
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reader's Corner with Bob Kustra @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Bob Kustra, the host of “Reader’s Corner” on Boise State Public Radio, will join us for an evening to discuss his interviews and their issues and ideas that matter today. “Reader’s Corner” is a weekly radio show and podcast hosted by Boise State University President Emeritus & Professor of Public Service Bob Kustra. The show features lively conversations with leading writers, including many winners of top literary prizes and best-selling authors. Register online to save your seat.

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