The Community Library
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“The Roxy Letters” (postponed) @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for an evening with Mary Pauline Lowry, recent BSU MFA graduate and author of The Roxy Letters, a new novel about a spunky, unforgettable millennial working to keep Austin weird, avoid arrest, and find creative inspiration. Book signing to follow.
The Community Library
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Workshop: Loving Spirit, A Facilitated Journey Through Loss (postponed) @ The Community Library
10:00 am
All-day, intensive workshop for adults who are grieving a major loss in their lives. Led by Dayle Spencer, the workshop will teach new mindsets, skill sets, and tools that anyone can adopt and looks at the journey of loss through a multi-cultural perspective. Spacing is limited, register at
The Community Library
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Evolution of Stream Restoration (postponed) @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Warren Colyer, Trout Unlimited’s Western Water and Habitat Program Director, will present on the evolution of river and stream restoration practices in recent decades. He’ll describe how each method, from passive restoration to low-intensity “hand-tool” projects and massive construction efforts, works to restore the natural processes that build and maintain habitat and water quality.
The Community Library
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Aging Brain (postponed) @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
3:00 pm
Join Gerontologist Jennifer Hubbard for a talk exploring the latest science behind cognitive brain function. She’ll discuss how the brain works and how cognitive function changes with age, how common medical conditions affect cognitive health, how to test your cognitive health, and how to improve brain and cognitive health.
The Community Library
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“The Wrong Kind of Women: Dismantling the Gods of Hollywood" @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Former Hemingway Writer-In-Residence, Naomi McDougall Jones, will discuss her new book, The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood. The book is a brutally honest look at the systemic exclusion of women in film—an industry with massive cultural influence—and how, in response, women are making space in cinema for their voices to be heard. Book signing to follow.
The Community Library
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm
Spur Presents: Free Lecture - Giving Done Right @ The Community Library | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
Spur Foundation presents Giving Done Right, a free lecture with Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy and author of Giving Done Right. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Buchanan’s book, Giving Done Right. Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a passionate advocate for the importance of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and deeply committed to the cause of helping foundations and individual donors to maximize their impact. Hired in 2001 as the organization’s first chief executive, Phil has led the growth of CEP into the leading provider of data and insight on philanthropic effectiveness. CEP has been widely credited with bringing the voices of stakeholders to funders and with contributing to an increased emphasis on key elements of effectiveness. Phil is author of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, released in the spring of 2019. He is co-author of many CEP research reports, a columnist for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and a frequent blogger for the CEP Blog. Phil is also co-founder of YouthTruth, an initiative of CEP’s designed to harness student perceptions to help educators and funders accelerate improvements in K–12 schools and classrooms. In 2016, ...
Annual Judith and Marshall Meyer Lecture on China with Dr. Chang-Tai Hsieh @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join us for The Judith and Marshall Meyer Lecture on China at The Community Library. Dr. Chang-Tai Hsieh, Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago, will speak on China’s growth and recent economic developments.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Community Library's 2020 Hemingway Distinguished Lecture: Richard Blanco @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
The Community Library welcomes poet Richard Blanco for its 2020 Hemingway Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, July 16th at 5:00 pm at the Argyros Performing Arts Center. Ticket sales for the event will open on Monday, May 11th. Richard Blanco is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history—the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity and place characterize his body of work. He is the author of the poetry collections Looking for the Gulf Motel, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and City of a Hundred Fires; the poetry chapbooks Matters of the Sea, One Today, and Boston Strong; a children’s book of his inaugural poem, “One Today,” illustrated by Dav Pilkey; and Boundaries, a collaboration with photographer Jacob Hessler. His latest book of poems, How to Love a Country (Beacon Press, 2019), both interrogates the American narrative, past and present, and celebrates the still unkept promise of its ideals. He has also authored the memoirs The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood and For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey. Blanco’s many ...
The Community Library
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A Conversation with Susan Orlean (cancelled) @ The Community Library
5:00 pm
In collaboration with the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, The Community Library presents writer Susan Orlean, whose many books reveal the fascinating quirkiness of our world – from the underground culture of orchid enthusiasts and thieves in The Orchid Thief, to the true story of Rin Tin Tin, to her most recent book (which of course we adore!) about libraries, The Library Book, germinating from her research into the Los Angeles Public Library fire of 1986. Orlean also writes for The New Yorker and other magazines (check out her recent article on consignment shopping and then make a run to the Library’s Gold Mine Consign store!). Orlean will be in conversation with Jenny Emery Davidson, the Library’s executive director, and the program will be followed by a book-signing. This program will be live streamed from the Library’s website and available for later viewing.
Lion's Park
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day
2nd Annual Summer’s End - The Draper Rendezvous @ Lion's Park | Hailey | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Summer’s End The Draper Rendezvous takes place in historic Hailey, Idaho. Summer’s End features live music performances from national, regional, and local acts. All ages event to help celebrate the “End of Summer!”
The Community Library
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Hisham Matar @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join us for an evening with Hisham Matar, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Return. The memoir, and Matar’s award winning fiction and nonfiction works, address themes of loss and exile while finding comfort and clarity in art.
The Community Library
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“Lost Children Archive” with Valeria Luiselli @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Award-winning novelist and essayist Valeria Luiselli will speak about her most recent novel, which was a finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize, and has been named a best book of 2019 by Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Vulture and Time. The novel re-imagines the classic road trip novel as an urgent examination of the immigration crisis of the US Southern Border. Luiselli’s inventive and compelling novel blends perspectives, literary forms, photographs, news reports and sounds to follow the paths that this unforgettable novel takes to the heart of the most urgent and timely questions of national identity and social justice. Book signing to follow.

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