The Community Library Zoom
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Winter Read Book Group: Reading Water @ The Community Library Zoom
4:00 pm
This year’s annual Winter Read centers around the novella “A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean. The Winter Read Book Group, led by Community Library director Jenny Emery Davidson will read Maclean’s book alongside “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau and “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard–three nonfiction books that invite contemplation about the natural world and how we move through it. Wednesdays on Zoom, Jan. 26-Feb. 23. Email [email protected] to sign up and receive the reading schedule and Zoom link.
Zoom
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 13 @ 5:15 pm
Energy Essentials @ Zoom
4:00 pm
Learn effective and enjoyable meditation techniques in this four-session foundation course. These skills approach quieting the mind and self-care from an energy perspective. Benefits include increased relaxation, physical and emotional health, sense of safety, and tools to transform thoughts, habits and patterns. It’s a wonderful toolbox that supports the changes you’d like to make as well as simply navigating life. This class is an accessible introduction to working with energy; you are welcome to drop in to the first (free!) class. Free Intro Classes: See if it speaks to you! Wednesday, January 19 | 7:00-7:45 MT Sunday, January 23 | 4:00-5:00pm MT Course Options: Wednesdays, January 26, February 2, 9 | 7:00-7:30pm MT Sundays, January 30, February 6, 13 | 4:00-5:15 pm MT Wednesday’s abbreviated classes include full length class recordings. Classes will be held via Zoom. Recordings are available for missed classes. $40 per individual class, $95 full course. Please contact [email protected] for questions / to register.
The Community Library Vimeo
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter Read Virtual Kickoff @ The Community Library Vimeo
6:00 pm
Your valley libraries invite you to the virtual kickoff of the 2022 Winter Read. This year’s community-wide read centers around Norman Maclean’s “A River Runs Through It.” During the kickoff, our teen interns and libraries will present the program, which runs through mid-March, and invites us all to think about our relationship to the natural world, the future of water in the West, and our relationship to our own Big Wood and Salmon Rivers. Watch live or later on The Community Library’s Vimeo.
The Community Library Zoom
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Audacious Read Book Group @ The Community Library Zoom
4:00 pm
The Community Library’s Audacious Read of Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” kicks off February 1. The group will meet over Zoom the first Tuesday of every month. Contact Jenny Emery Davidson for the reading schedule and Zoom link: [email protected]
The Community Library Vimeo
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
"Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River" @ The Community Library Vimeo
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a virtual evening with John Maclean, author of the new memoir, “Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River.” In the spirit of his father Norman Maclean’s beloved classic “A River Runs through It,” John’s book is a gorgeous chronicle of a family and the land they call home. It is a meditation on fly fishing and life along Montana’s Blackfoot River, where four generations of Macleans have fished, bonded, and drawn timeless lessons from its storied waters. “Home Waters” is chronicle of a family who claimed a river, from one generation to the next, of how this family came of age in the 20th century and later as they scattered across the country, faced tragedy and success, yet were always drawn back to the waters that bound them together. A universal story about the power of place to shape families, and a celebration of the art of fishing, Maclean’s memoir beautifully portrays the inextricable ways our personal histories are linked to the places we come from—our home waters. John N. Maclean is an award-winning author and journalist. He spent thirty years at the Chicago Tribune, most of that time as a Washington correspondent, ...
The Community Library Vimeo
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
"Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena" @ The Community Library Vimeo
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a virtual evening with Jordan Salama, author of “Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena.” An American writer of Argentine, Syrian, and Iraqi Jewish descent, Salama tells the story of the Río Magdalena, nearly one thousand miles long, the heart of Colombia. This is Gabriel García Márquez’s territory—rumor has it Macondo was partly inspired by the port town of Mompox—as much as that of the Middle Eastern immigrants who run fabric stores by its banks. Following the river from near its source high in the Andes to its mouth on the Caribbean coast, journeying by boat, bus, and improvised motobalinera, Salama writes against stereotype and toward the rich lives of those he meets. Among them are a canoe builder, biologists who study invasive hippopotamuses, a Queens transplant managing a failing hotel, a jeweler practicing the art of silver filigree, and a traveling librarian whose donkeys, Alfa and Beto, haul books to rural children. Joy, mourning, and humor come together in this astonishing debut, travel writing about a country too often seen as only a site of war, and a tale of lively adventure following a legendary river. Jordan Salama is a nonfiction ...
The Community Library Vimeo
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Todos los días cambia el río” con Jordan Salama @ The Community Library Vimeo
6:00 pm
Únase a nosotros para una velada virtual con Jordan Salama, autor de “Todos los días cambia el río: cuatro semanas por el Magdalena.” Escritor estadounidense de ascendencia judía argentina, siria e iraquí, Jordan Salama cuenta la historia del Río Magdalena, de casi mil millas de largo, el corazón de Colombia. Este es el territorio de Gabriel García Márquez —se rumorea que Macondo se inspiró en parte en la ciudad portuaria de Mompox— tanto como el de los inmigrantes del Medio Oriente que dirigen tiendas de telas en sus bancos. Siguiendo el río desde cerca de su nacimiento en lo alto de los Andes hasta su desembocadura en la costa caribeña, viajando en bote, autobús y motobalinera improvisada, Salama escribe contra el estereotipo y hacia la rica vida de quienes conoce. Entre ellos se encuentran un constructor de canoas, biólogos que estudian hipopótamos invasores, un trasplante de Queens que administra un hotel en ruinas, un joyero que practica el arte de la filigrana de plata y un bibliotecario viajero cuyos burros, Alfa y Beto, llevan libros a los niños de las zonas rurales. Alegría, duelo y humor se unen en este asombroso debut, viajes escribiendo sobre un país visto con demasiada ...
The Community Library
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nation Building Activities and Visions @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Sammy and Jessica Matsaw are co-founders of River Newe, an Indigenous-owned nonprofit based in Fort Hall, Idaho, that works to increase representation and create spaces of equity through learning experiences on homelands with Shoshone-Bannocks, Indigenous, and minoritized communities. In this presentation, they will discuss nation-building activities and visions from their perspectives as a scientist and an educator. Register at www.comlib.org to attend in person. Proof of Vaccination and a Mask are required to attend in person. The event will also be broadcast on The Community Library’s Vimeo and can be watched live or later. Link to watch: https://vimeo.com/665829447 Part of the 2022 Winter Read. Read more here: https://comlib.org/programs-and-exhibits/winter-read/
The Community Library
Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
"Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066" @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
4:00 pm
The Community Library, Friends of Minidoka, and the National Park Service present “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066,” a documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. This year, 2022, is the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. Join us for this 80th Day of Remembrance event. “Alternative Facts” sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. The film exposes the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The film also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, attitudes towards immigrant communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government. The one-hour film will be followed with a Q&A with director Jon Osaki and other panelists. Register at www.comlib.org to attend in person: Proof of vaccination and a mask are required for all attendees. The film and Q&A will also stream on the Library’s Vimeo. Watch live here: https://vimeo.com/664871156
The Community Library
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Restoring Tributary Health to Stage Zero Restoration @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Part of the Wood River Land Trust’s 2022 Thinking Globally Acting Locally Speaker Series, hosted by The Community Library. Brian Cluer, Fluvial Geomorphologist with NOAA Fisheries in the West Coast Region is currently on the cutting edge of some exciting new restoration techniques. After decades of looking at how to mitigate stream degradation using in-channel techniques to add habitat elements or increase some natural processes, Cluer and his colleagues started to wonder what it could look like to examine valley-wide restoration. This talk will lead the listener through different restoration techniques, their applications, and what bringing our tributaries back to “Stage Zero” health can mean for the overall health of the Big Wood River. Following Brian’s discussion, Ryan Santo, River Initiative Director for the Wood River Land Trust will talk about the work the Land Trust is doing to restore the Big Wood River into a world class trout fishery. Brian and Ryan will then take questions from the audience and will provide ways for listeners to get involved. Register at www.comlib.org to attend in person. Proof of Vaccination and Masks are required. The program will also be available to watch live or later on the Library’s Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/668015356
The Community Library
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
How Does Water Matter in the West? @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Heather Hansman is a freelance writer and editor. She writes about a range of topics: from butchers to birth control, though, most of what she covers happens outside. She is interested in the intersection of science, adventure, and culture and is the environmental columnist for Outside online. She also writes for The Guardian, Sierra, and The New York Times. Heather’s first book, “Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West,” was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2019. It details her trip down the length of the Green River and the water system in the Western U.S. Her second book, “Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns, and the Future of Chasing Snow,” was released in November of 2021 and is about the fantasy of living the ski bum dream, and why it’s not always as dreamy as it seems. Register at www.comlib.org to join us in person. Proof of Vaccination and Masks are required. The event will also stream on Vimeo and will be available to watch live or later: https://vimeo.com/659458656 Iconoclast Books will be on site selling books and a book signing will follow Heather’s presentation. Part of the 2022 Winter Read. Read more here: https://comlib.org/programs-and-exhibits/winter-read/
The Community Library
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Designing an Inclusive Outdoors with Keith Christensen @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Part of the 2022 Thinking Globally Acting Locally Speaker Series, presented by the Wood River Land Trust and The Community Library. The Wood River Valley is an outdoors mecca – with world class mountain biking, amazing skiing, and miles of phenomenal trails to run, it’s hard to imagine that there are residents who live here who can’t take advantage of all this Valley has to offer. But, according to census data, there are approximately 2,200 people living in Blaine County with a disability that prevents them from using traditional outdoor infrastructure. This is also the only protected class that anyone can enter at any time – often in the blink of an eye. In this talk, Keith Christensen, Department Head for the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University, will discuss the intersection of smart growth planning and designing an inclusive Wood River Valley. As the Wood River Valley continues to grow, age, and expand, understanding where to plan for universally accessible spaces is a critical part of the planning process. Following Keith Christensen’s talk, Wood River Land Trust’s Community Lands Steward, Hannah Meenach, will discuss specific examples of where to find inclusive trails on the ...

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