The Community Library
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“The Inferno Lessons” Outdoor Poetry Reading with Andy Kerstetter @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a reading and conversation with local poet Andy Kerstetter about his new collection, “The Inferno Lessons,” published in 2020 by Kattywompus Press. The collection explores aging, illness, and our relationship with nature and our own bodies, among other themes. The reading will be held outdoors on the Library’s 4th Street Lawn. Bring your low back chairs, a blanket, or find a perch around the lawn. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the outdoor event will be canceled and you’ll be able to join us for the reading and conversation on the Library’s Livestream. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Andy Kerstetter moved to the Mountain West shortly after earning a degree in writing from Geneva College in 2010. He spent nearly a decade working as a journalist for newspapers and magazines, while always pursuing his love of poetry. His poems have appeared in several journals, and The Inferno Lessons is his first published collection. He has lived in Ketchum since 2015.
The Community Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
“Black Wall Street 100” and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre @ The Community Library
10:00 am
The Community Library and Idaho Humanities Council welcome Hannibal B. Johnson, author of “Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples With Its Historical Racial Trauma,” for a virtual conversation about the history and continuing implications of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Johnson will be in conversation with David Pettyjohn, executive director of the Idaho Humanities Council, and Jenny Emery Davidson, executive director of The Community Library. On May 31, 1921, a white mob attacked the predominantly Black neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tensions among white Tulsans had been running high over Greenwood, home of the thriving business district referred to as the Black Wall Street, even before the events leading up to May 31. Over the course of eighteen hours, hundreds of Black citizens were killed, thousands were left homeless, and black-owned businesses including two newspapers, a school, a hospital, churches, hotels, and stores were destroyed or damaged by fire. The event is one of the deadliest riots and worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, and has remained one of the least known. Hannibal B. Johnson, a Harvard Law School graduate, is an author, attorney, and consultant. He has taught at The University of Tulsa College ...
The Community Library Livestream
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From Rags to Riches – Will China be Able to Sustain its Economic Expansion? @ The Community Library Livestream
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for this virtual event, its annual Judith and Marshall Meyer Lecture on China with Weijian Shan. The Chinese economy grew 36 times in 30 years. How has it achieved it? What are its economic realities? Will it be able to sustain its growth? Weijian Shan, the author of two bestselling books, Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America, and Money Games, will explain. Weijian Shan is chairman and CEO of PAG, a leading Asia-focused private equity firm. Prior to PAG, he was a partner of the private equity firm TPG, and co-managing partner of TPG Asia (formerly known as Newbridge Capital). Over two decades, Weijian Shan has led a number of landmark transactions that have returned billions of dollars in profit to his firms’ investors. Previously, Shan was a managing director of JP Morgan, and an assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his youth, he spent several years working as a laborer in the Gobi Desert of China. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. Shan is the author of Money Games: ...

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