Ketchum Remote Collective Workspace

The Community Library

Ketchum Remote Collective aims to bridge the intangible gap between the Wood River Valley’s physical community and the remote workplace for many of its residents. Come meet and spend part of your week working alongside other remote workers. Drop in Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to The Community Library's Lecture Hall.

Free

Valley Traditional Music Jams

The Community Library

An open gathering of acoustic musicians of many levels coming together to play traditional tunes of the Celtic, Canadian, Western and many other genres. This is a free community event hosted by a volunteer. Everyone is encouraged to suggest a tune and to play along as they wish. Listeners are welcome, too! We welcome and seek to include all interested people regardless of age, background, economic resources, or ability. Meeting every other Saturday in the The Community Library Lecture Hall from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Free

“Big Two-Hearted River” Class with Austin Smith

Wood River Museum of History & Culture

In this class on a Hemingway classic, we’ll consider the tension between Nick Adams’s tenuous psychological state and the physical details of fishing and camping that make this story so vivid. As with so many of Hemingway’s characters, there is more going on under the surface than might be apparent on a first read. We’ll explore how the blackened body of a grasshopper can, for a discerning reader, conjure the horrors of war, and how the difference between a clean river and a muddy swamp can convey as much about the psyche as they do about the watershed. As many times as you read this story, you always see something new in it, and so this class will be a collaborative effort of deep reading in which we’ll help one another find what Hemingway has hidden. Attendees should have read both parts of “Big Two-Hearted River” before the class, but familiarity with the entire collection in which the story appears – "In Our Time" – will be helpful in our discussion of how this final story involves material that readers of the original collection would have encountered before. This class will meet at the Library's Wood River Museum of History ...

Free

Hemingway and Skiing with John Lundin

The Community Library

Historian and author John W. Lundin will explore Ernest Hemingway’s relationship to skiing, from the Alps to Idaho, and how skiing was an important part of the writer's life, key to his coming of age, and provided themes he incorporated into his later writings. Hemingway developed his love for skiing in the Alps during the 1920s while dealing with gruesome injuries suffered during World War I and living as an expatriate in Paris as a member of the “lost generation.” Between 1922 to 1926, he spent winters in the Alps, perfecting his craft and writing his first works, and skiing in the afternoons with his first wife Hadley Richardson. Hemingway threw himself into skiing, excited by the physically demanding nature of the sport in the 1920s, the challenge of climbing mountains using skins, and racing down glaciers in untracked snow, experiencing avalanches and crevasses, perhaps as a way of dealing with troubled memories of his traumatic war years. His association with Sun Valley, Idaho, began in 1939 when he accepted an invitation to stay at the resort compliments of Union Pacific in exchange for its right to use his image for publicity. He fell in love with the area, returning ...

Free

Ketchum Remote Collective Workspace

The Community Library

Ketchum Remote Collective aims to bridge the intangible gap between the Wood River Valley’s physical community and the remote workplace for many of its residents. Come meet and spend part of your week working alongside other remote workers. Drop in Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to The Community Library's Lecture Hall.

Free

Ketchum Remote Collective Workspace

The Community Library

Ketchum Remote Collective aims to bridge the intangible gap between the Wood River Valley’s physical community and the remote workplace for many of its residents. Come meet and spend part of your week working alongside other remote workers. Drop in Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to The Community Library's Lecture Hall.

Free

Wood River Writers’ Focused Writing Group

The Community Library

Co-work with a community of writers the first Saturday of each month for focused writing and craft discussions and connect to other writers from the Wood River Valley and beyond! All writing abilities and ages welcome. Join us in the library's Idaho Room, or online via Zoom. No registration required. Visit www.comlib.org for the Zoom link and passcode. The Wood River Writers’ Groups are led by AJ Super, a local author with a trilogy of science fiction books published by a small traditional press. She is also a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Association (SFWA) member.

Free

Ketchum Remote Collective Workspace

The Community Library

Ketchum Remote Collective aims to bridge the intangible gap between the Wood River Valley’s physical community and the remote workplace for many of its residents. Come meet and spend part of your week working alongside other remote workers. Drop in Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to The Community Library's Lecture Hall.

Free

Ketchum Remote Collective Workspace

The Community Library

Ketchum Remote Collective aims to bridge the intangible gap between the Wood River Valley’s physical community and the remote workplace for many of its residents. Come meet and spend part of your week working alongside other remote workers. Drop in Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to The Community Library's Lecture Hall.

Free

Wood River Writers’ Critique Group

The Community Library

Work with a community of writers on the third Saturday of each month through critiques and craft discussions. Connect to other writers from the Wood River Valley and beyond! Read and critique pages from each participant and learn new aspects of the writing craft. All writing abilities and ages welcome! Join us in the library’s Idaho Room, or online via Zoom. Visit www.comlib.org for the Zoom link. Have no more than 500 words ready for critique. Instructions for the critiques will be provided on the day of. The Wood River Writers’ Groups are led by AJ Super, a local author with a trilogy of science fiction books published by a small traditional press. She is also a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Association (SFWA) member.

Free

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