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.
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.

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