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 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 ...
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Origami Cranes and Loving Kindness Meditation @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
In honor of the holiday season, meditation teacher Mary Ann Chubb and Hailey Public Library’s Kristin Fletcher will offer an evening workshop for adults on origami crane folding accompanied by a guided loving kindness meditation at 5:30 PM on Thursday, December 15, at Town Center West. The workshop is free and materials will be provided.
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, ...
Sun Valley Resort
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Christmas Story Time at Sun Valley Resort @ Sun Valley Resort | Thief River Falls | Minnesota | United States
3:30 pm
Children’s Librarians from The Community Library will read Christmas stories at Sun Valley Resort. Join us from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in the cozy Sun Room, located upstairs in the Sun Valley Lodge for some of your holiday favorites, old and new. This story time is geared toward preschool and school age children. At the conclusion, cookies will be provided by Sun Valley.
Sun Valley Resort
Dec 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Christmas Story Time at Sun Valley Resort @ Sun Valley Resort | Thief River Falls | Minnesota | United States
3:30 pm
Children’s Librarians from The Community Library will read Christmas stories at Sun Valley Resort. Join us from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in the cozy Sun Room, located upstairs in the Sun Valley Lodge for some of your holiday favorites, old and new. This story time is geared toward preschool and school age children. At the conclusion, cookies will be provided by Sun Valley.
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 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass @ The Community Library
5:00 pm
Dr. Letitia Chambers will present a program discussing glass art created by American Indian artists. Chambers is the curator of the exhibit “Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass,” which is slated to travel to ten major museums around the U.S. over the next four years. She also authored the beautifully illustrated book of the same name, which is now in its third printing. The exhibit includes 120 glass art creations and tells the story of how glass art came to Indian Country. Leading glass artist Dale Chihuly was the first to introduce glass blowing to American Indian students, which has led over the past 50 years to the creation of an exceptional body of work. In turn, Chihuly was influenced by Native arts. The reciprocal nature of this influence, with Chihuly’s own art enhanced by the inspiration of Native design, is a serendipitous result. Chihuly’s first Native-inspired works in glass were created in 1975, shortly after he created a glass art curriculum and taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Chihuly’s first Native-inspired works in glass incorporated glass threads fused onto the surface of blown cylinders to create designs based on patterns in Navajo weaving. ...
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: Wildlife vs Winter – How We Can Help @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
1:00 pm
The Hailey Public Library continues its occasional Lunch & Learn series with “Wildlife vs Winter – How We Can Help,” a free talk by Idaho Fish and Game Regional Wildlife Population Biologist Sierra Robatcek on Thursday, January 12, from noon-1:00 PM at Town Center West. Winter’s deep snows and frigid temperatures are tough on local wildlife who need to conserve energy as food resources dwindle. Learn what we can do to increase our personal safety and minimize recreational impact. Visit www.haileypubliclibrary.org for details.
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 12 @ 5:30 pm
Art Talks: The World of Jane Austen - Art, Fashion, and Eligible Gentlemen @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
Join the Hailey Public Library in celebrating the January 1813 publication of Pride and Prejudice with a free talk at Town Center West, Thursday, January 12 at 5:30 PM. The popular Art Talk series returns with educator Kathryn Zupsic taking an engaging look at the life and influence of author Jane Austen in “The World of Jane Austen: Art, Fashion, and Eligible Gentlemen”. Visit www.haileypubliclibrary.org for details.
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 ...
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
English Tutoring @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Free one-on-one or small group tutoring for native Spanish speakers. Participants can ask for help on a particular topic, for example to practice numbers, or come simply to engage in conversation at any level. Town Center West
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tutoría de Ingles @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Tutoría gratuita individual o en grupos pequeños para hablantes nativos de español. Los participantes pueden pedir ayuda sobre un tema en particular, por ejemplo, practicar números, o simplemente acudir para entablar una conversación a cualquier nivel. Town Center West. Viernes, a partir del 13 de enero; 5:00-6:00 PM
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversacion de Ingles @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Inglés conversacional con el tutor Leonardo Padilla Sacha es los viernes de 6:00 a 7:30 PM. Esta es una clase gratis para hablantes nativos de español de todos los niveles en un ambiente estructurado pero informal. Habra hablantes nativos de ingles disponibles para ayudar. “Drop-ins” bienvenidos, no hay necesidad de registrarse con anticipation. Las classes son en Town Center West (atras de la biblioteca de Hailey).
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversational English @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Conversational English with tutor Leonardo Padilla Sacha is Fridays, 6:00-7:30 PM. A free class for native Spanish speakers of all abilities in a structured but informal atmosphere. Native English speakers are also on hand to assist. Drop-ins welcomed. Free. Town Center West
Hailey Public Library
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Beginning Knitting with Patricia Lirk @ Hailey Public Library | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
Winter’s here! Learn how to knit a warm scarf or a small cat/dog blanket with master knitter and Sun Valley Needle Arts owner Patricia Lirk. Hosted by Hailey Public Library, the class will be offered from 5:30-7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month starting January 17 in the Library. Participants will provide their own yarn and needles. The class is free but pre-registration is requested by emailing [email protected]
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
The Hailey Public Library will host a free memoir writing workshop with author and award-winning journalist Tony Tekaroniake Evans on Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31 and February 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Town Center West. The workshop will cover basic planning and explorations for autobiographical writings. It will include weekly writing assignments and sharing of work that will address themes, characters, locations, tone of voice and overall writing goals. Attendees are encouraged to bring to class works-in-progress and to reflect on one another’s writing in a supportive and creative atmosphere. To hold your spot, RSVP to [email protected] .
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 ...
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
English Tutoring @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Free one-on-one or small group tutoring for native Spanish speakers. Participants can ask for help on a particular topic, for example to practice numbers, or come simply to engage in conversation at any level. Town Center West
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tutoría de Ingles @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Tutoría gratuita individual o en grupos pequeños para hablantes nativos de español. Los participantes pueden pedir ayuda sobre un tema en particular, por ejemplo, practicar números, o simplemente acudir para entablar una conversación a cualquier nivel. Town Center West. Viernes, a partir del 13 de enero; 5:00-6:00 PM
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversacion de Ingles @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Inglés conversacional con el tutor Leonardo Padilla Sacha es los viernes de 6:00 a 7:30 PM. Esta es una clase gratis para hablantes nativos de español de todos los niveles en un ambiente estructurado pero informal. Habra hablantes nativos de ingles disponibles para ayudar. “Drop-ins” bienvenidos, no hay necesidad de registrarse con anticipation. Las classes son en Town Center West (atras de la biblioteca de Hailey).
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversational English @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Conversational English with tutor Leonardo Padilla Sacha is Fridays, 6:00-7:30 PM. A free class for native Spanish speakers of all abilities in a structured but informal atmosphere. Native English speakers are also on hand to assist. Drop-ins welcomed. Free. Town Center West
How to Tell a Hawk from a Handsaw: Adventures in Plant Keying. @ Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
You don’t have to be as crazy as some of Shakespeare’s characters in Hamlet to feel that keying out plants can be a maddening experience. In this beginner’s look at keying, Lisa Horton will tease our curiosity with a painless activity introducing the dichotomous plant key. We’ll talk about how and why plants got their names, learn a little terminology and then plunge into keying out some plants to genus level. You’ll leave having had some fun and learned a little bit. Lisa Horton holds a M.S. in Plant Anatomy and is one of the usual suspects leading our Wood River Chapter plant walks. She has also made a number of wildflower videos for Eye on Sun Valley. This talk is sponsored by the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society. Find us in Town Center West Building, River St X Croy St, Hailey. January 21 from 6pm-7:30pm.
Learning from Peer Communities: Housing Lessons and Opportunities with Jackson, Wyoming’s Housing Director @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
In 2016, April Norton joined the Jackson/Teton County Housing Department as its first director, focusing on partnerships to create affordable housing in the Jackson Hole area. She spent the previous decade developing programs and projects that help communities thrive. Through her work at the LOR Foundation, she engaged with rural landscapes and people throughout the Intermountain West, working on projects that included land and water conservation and affordable housing. In many respects, the Jackson Hole area is a peer community and as such has similar struggles. April will describe these struggles and successes, what makes resort communities’ housing challenges unique, and what solutions and tools work well there. One such solution is deed-restricting housing units to people who live and/or work in the area and by income – which can be accomplished with a range of tools. Her county-wide efforts and diverse work experience also contributes to her understanding of the different roles that non-profits, governments, and for-profits play in the housing sphere and how best to allocate funds. Register on www.comlib.org to save your seat. This program will be livestreamed and available to watch later on the Library’s Vimeo. In collaboration with the City of Ketchum.
"The World is Our Stage: The Global Rhetorical Presidency and the Cold War" @ The Community Library
5:30 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.
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
English Tutoring @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Free one-on-one or small group tutoring for native Spanish speakers. Participants can ask for help on a particular topic, for example to practice numbers, or come simply to engage in conversation at any level. Town Center West
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tutoría de Ingles @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Tutoría gratuita individual o en grupos pequeños para hablantes nativos de español. Los participantes pueden pedir ayuda sobre un tema en particular, por ejemplo, practicar números, o simplemente acudir para entablar una conversación a cualquier nivel. Town Center West. Viernes, a partir del 13 de enero; 5:00-6:00 PM
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversacion de Ingles @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Inglés conversacional con el tutor Leonardo Padilla Sacha es los viernes de 6:00 a 7:30 PM. Esta es una clase gratis para hablantes nativos de español de todos los niveles en un ambiente estructurado pero informal. Habra hablantes nativos de ingles disponibles para ayudar. “Drop-ins” bienvenidos, no hay necesidad de registrarse con anticipation. Las classes son en Town Center West (atras de la biblioteca de Hailey).
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Conversational English @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Conversational English with tutor Leonardo Padilla Sacha is Fridays, 6:00-7:30 PM. A free class for native Spanish speakers of all abilities in a structured but informal atmosphere. Native English speakers are also on hand to assist. Drop-ins welcomed. Free. Town Center West
The Community Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Preserving Family Recipes: A Writing Workshop with Cynthia Nims @ The Community Library
10:30 am
Preserving cherished recipes from family and friends is a meaningful way to keep traditions alive and to ensure associated memories remain vibrant. Join Cynthia Nims for a workshop focused on the value of these most beloved recipes. Cynthia has been writing recipes for cookbooks and magazines for many years. Inspiration for those recipes comes from countless sources, among them are recipes that had a beginning in her mom’s kitchen. She’ll talk about the treasure that she considers her mother’s falling-apart recipe folder to be. And she’ll share examples of how recipes that may seem a bit dated can find a place in your kitchen today. Bring along a cherished family recipe or two, if you like. There will be time for an informal exercise to help capture the stories of these recipes. Space is limited, and registration is required. Cynthia Nims is a Seattle-based author and consultant. Her most recent cookbook, Shellfish, was released in early 2022. Previous books include Oysters and Salty Snacks. Cynthia has served as the food editor of Seattle magazine, editor of Simply Seafood magazine and has contributed to Alaska Airlines Beyond, Cooking Light, and Coastal Living, among others. She publishes a bi-weekly newsletter Seafood Savvy ...

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