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 (canceled) @ 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.
The Community Library
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ike and Winston: Friends and Leaders in War and Peace @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join acclaimed Churchill speaker Lee Pollock as he tells the fascinating story of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Winston Churchill, two of the greatest men of modern times, how their leadership in times of crisis changed history, and how their story can provide lessons for the challenges of our world today.
The Community Library
Sep 1 @ 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
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.
Lion's Park
Aug 23 – Aug 29 all-day
12:00 am
2020 has been rescheduled for August 27  & 28, 2021! Many of the 2020 bands will return! Stay tuned! 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!” www.drswanmusicllc.com

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