JAMP YouTube
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stamping their Legacy: Honoring the Nisei Soldiers of WWII @ JAMP YouTube
2:00 pm
The United States Postal Service has issued a commemorative stamp titled Go for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII that will be available beginning June 3, 2021. As part of its 2021 virtual education series in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Minidoka National Historic Site, the National Park Service and Friends of Minidoka invite you to join on Sunday, June 13th, for a special program to dedicate the Go for Broke stamp and commemorate the rich legacy of Idaho’s Japanese American soldiers who served in the US Army during WWII. This program is brought to you by the National Park Service and Friends of Minidoka in partnership with Boise State University School of Public Service, ACLU of Idaho, The Community Library, the Boise City Department of Arts and History, and the Japanese American Citizens League and produced by Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages. Join the livestream on the Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages YouTube or visit www.minidoka.org/events for more information.
Hailey Public Library via Zoom
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Our Water: Water Rights and the Law @ Hailey Public Library via Zoom | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
Hailey Public Library will host ‘Our Water: Water Rights and the Law’ a virtual talk on Thursday, June 17 at 5:30 pm by Kevin Lakey, Watermaster for Water District No. 37. Lakey oversees a vast area from the Snake River Canyon Rim to north of Ketchum and ensures that Idaho’s water laws are being followed. Second of a series of talks exploring our above and below ground water, Idaho law and how it impacts the Wood River and valley communities. RSVP to [email protected]
The Community Library
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
How Media Trains Our Brains to Think About Minorities @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
The Community Library’s Hemingway Writer-In-Residence, Sarah Springer, Emmy-nominated producer, documentary filmmaker, and creative, will be in conversation with Diana Muñoz, the Library’s communications intern who is working on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and community conversations. Expanding on Springer’s 2020 TEDx presentation, “How to Become a True Agent of Change,” co-presented with women-in-film activist Naomi McDougall Jones, Springer and Muñoz will discuss the ways popular media trains our brains to think about minorities, how this conditioning affects our perceptions and treatment of each other, and what it will take to change that. Outdoors on the Libary’s Donaldson Robb Family Green on 4th Street. Bring a low-back lawn chair or blanket and join us for their conversation. *Masks are required.*
The Community Library
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Cage Shuffle” by Paul Lazar @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
“Cage Shuffle” is a 50-minute dance/theater solo by Paul Lazar, who speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score “Indeterminacy,” while simultaneously performing a complex choreographic score by Annie-B Parson, choreographer of David Byrne’s “American Utopia” on Broadway. The stories are spoken in random order with no predetermined relationship to the dancing, yet chance serves up its inevitable and uncanny connection between text and movement. Cage’s humor, intellect and iconoclasm find ideal expression in this new work which adds dance to Cage’s original performance instructions: “Read stories aloud, paced so that each story takes one minute, using chance procedures or not.” This performance will be held outdoors on the Library’s Donaldson Robb Family Green. Bring a blanket or chair and join us! “One of my favorite pieces ever. The Cage stories are good to begin with, amusing in a zen kind of way, but when further randomized and amplified with the dance, and with Paul’s voice – well, it becomes no longer a rarified Cage piece but is transformed into something accessible to everyone.” – David Byrne Paul Lazar is a founding member, along with Annie-B Parson, of Big Dance Theater. He has directed, co-directed, ...
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: ...
The Community Library - Zoom
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ohio Connection to “Hemingway in Idaho” @ The Community Library - Zoom
5:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a virtual screening and panel discussion in partnership with WOUB Public Media of Ohio and Idaho Public Television. The event will feature excerpts from the recent PBS “Hemingway” documentary and IPTV’s “Hemingway’s Idaho.” Panelists are Van Gordon Sauter, Lynn Novick, Jenny Emery Davidson, and Gary Holcomb. The group will discuss the life of Hemingway, the history of the Ketchum home and take questions from those in attendance. Register at: https://bit.ly/HemingwayWOUB.
The Community Library
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2021 Hemingway Distinguished Lecture: Timothy Egan @ The Community Library
7:00 pm
The Community Library welcomes National Book Award Winner and New York Times Op-Ed Writer Timothy Egan for its 2021 Hemingway Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m. The event is free, but seating will be limited in alignment with current community protocols around COVID-19. The event will also be live-streamed. Registration will open on the Library’s website on Monday, May 3 at 7:00 a.m. The Hemingway Distinguished Lecture is presented each July by The Community Library, honoring the month of Ernest Hemingway’s birth and death. The Lecture celebrates the power of words and the creative spirit in a landscape that Hemingway loved. The previous Lectures have been presented by Sherman Alexie, Anthony Doerr, Terry Tempest Williams, and Richard Blanco. Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the American experience, whose interests range wide across politics, the environment, history and landscape, and into the spiritual realm. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award-winning author of nine books. Pre-sales of Egan’s books will be available through Iconoclast Books. Please visit Iconoclast in Hailey or call 208-726-1564 to order your copies. Egan will sign books in private to protect the health ...
Sun Valley Writers' Conference Summer Speaker Series Susan Orlean @ Forest Service Park | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
SUSAN ORLEAN Thursday, July 15 Author of The Library Book and Rin Tin Tin The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register now at https://www.comlib.org/event/sss-orlean or watch via livestream during or after the event.
The Community Library
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Beyond: How Humankind Thinks About Heaven” with Catherine Wolff @ The Community Library
7:00 pm
A free outdoor lecture presented by The Community Library and the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. The event will be outdoors on the Library’s Donaldson Robb Family Green. Attendees are invited to bring their own low-back chairs or blankets, spread out on the lawn, and enjoy the evening. What do we think of when we think about heaven? What might it look like? Who or what might be there? Since humans began to huddle together for protection thousands of years ago, these questions have been part of how civilizations and cultures define heaven, the good place beyond this one. From Christianity to Islam to Hinduism and beyond, from the brush of Michelangelo to the pen of Dante, people across millennia have tried to explain and describe heaven in ways that are distinctive and analogous, unique and universal. In this engrossing cultural history of heaven, Catherine Wolff delves into how people and cultures have defined heaven over the centuries. She describes how different faiths and religions have framed it, how the sense of heaven has evolved, and how nonreligious influences have affected it, from the Enlightenment to the increasingly nonreligious views of heaven today. Wolff looks deep into the accounts of heaven ...
Sun Valley Writers' Conference Summer Speak Series Tobias Wolff @ Forest Service Park | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
TOBIAS WOLFF Wednesday, July 21 Author of This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army This event is full, but you may join the waiting list for free registration at https://www.comlib.org/event/sss-wolff or watch via livestream during or after the event.
The Community Library
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“The Poetry of Family Photos” A Writing Workshop with Richard Blanco @ The Community Library
10:00 am
This two-hour workshop, led by award-winning poet Richard Blanco, will take a deep dive into the golden rule of writing poetry—“show don’t tell”—by contemplating the rich sensory details of family photographs. We’ll tap into their powerful stories by practicing “fever writing” or “automatic writing,” which we will share in class as jumping-off points for generating new poems. Each participant will be asked bring two or three family photos (print preferred) that hold some personal mystique, imaginative interest, and emotional complexity. Open to writers of all levels and ages, as well as poetry enthusiasts. TO REGISTER: Email Martha Williams, programs and education manager, at [email protected] Richard Blanco is an award-winning poet and was The Community Library’s 2020 Hemingway Distinguished Lecturer. Blanco was the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history—at the time 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 ...
Sun Valley Writers' Conference Summer Speaker Series Patrick Radden Keefe @ Forest Service Park | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE Wednesday, July 28 Author of Say Nothing and Empire of Pain This event is full, but you may join the waiting list for free registration at https://www.comlib.org/event/sss-keefe or watch via livestream during or after the event.
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Children's Faire @ Field Daze, REINHEIMER RANCH East | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 pm
A fun-filled afternoon, for children and adults of all ages, with live entertainment, food trucks, mini farmer’s market, fiddlers, face painting, hula hooping, lassoing & so much more!!
Writer-In-Residence Jared Farmer and “How (Not) to Write a Book about Trees and Climate Change” @ The Community Library
7:00 pm
The Community Library’s Hemingway Writer-In-Residence, Jared Farmer, will discuss the book project he is working on while in residency–“Survival of the Oldest: Ancient Trees in Modern Times”–his project’s local connection to the Wood River Valley, and about the craft and process of nonfiction writing. Join us outside on the Library’s Donaldson Robb Family Green, and bring your low-back chairs and blankets. Jared Farmer is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His temporal expertise is the long nineteenth century; his regional expertise is the North American West. His recent work has turned to global environmental history across the modern period. Originally from Provo, Utah, Farmer earned his degrees from Utah State University, the University of Montana, and Stanford. His book On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape (Harvard, 2008) won the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians for the best-written non-fiction book on an American theme, a literary award that honors the “union of the historian and the artist.” His subsequent book, Trees in Paradise: A California History (Norton, 2013), won the Ray Allen Billington Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the best book on the history of Native and/or settler peoples in ...
The Community Library
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Churchill and the Royals” with Lee Pollock @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
No public figure in British history had a longer or more consequential relationship with the royal family than Winston Churchill, who served the monarchy with reverence and devotion all his life. But he was never unappreciative of the distinctive personalities who occupied the throne and the foibles, quirks and even peccadillos they brought to their august role. Join acclaimed historian Lee Pollock as he explores the singular relationship between Winston Churchill and the British crown and sheds new light on one of history’s most enduring institutions. Watch on www.livestream.com/comlib Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
The Community Library
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“There’s No Place Like Home” Writing Workshop with Katharine Smyth @ The Community Library
4:00 pm
The Community Library’s Writer-in-Residence, Katharine Smyth, will lead this workshop at the historic Ernest and Mary Hemingway House for a small group exploring the idea of home: where is it, what is it, why does it matter, and how do we conjure it on the page? Students will be asked to write a short piece ahead of the workshop given a prompt and several readings. Email Martha Williams at [email protected] to register.
Lion's Park
Aug 27 – Aug 28 all-day
Summer's End ~ The Draper Rendezvous @ Lion's Park | Hailey | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
TThe 2nd Annual Summer’s End ~ The Draper Rendezvous will take place August 27 and 28, 2021 at the majestic Lion’s Park and Draper Preserve in historic Hailey, Idaho. 2 Days of National, regional, and local musical acts + food & art vendors. End of Summer Celebration Music Festival. Road To Summer’s End Line-up (July 23 & 24) and Summer’s End ~ The Draper Rendezvous Main Festival line up coming soon! www.summersenddraperrendezvous.com for more information

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