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, ...
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.
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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