John Rember: Journaling the Plague Years
Wednesday, August 3, 5:30 p.m.
Local author John Rember has been blogging weekly since March 2020 (with a short hiatus in summer 2021). He will read excerpts from his blogs, End Notes and Ghost Dance. Find out more at johnrember.com/ghost-dance-blog and johnrember.com/end-notes-blog.
Citizen Science: The Life of a Snowflake
Wednesday, August 24, 5:00 p.m.
Cool off at our next Citizen Science program when Ethan Davis, a forecaster for the Sawtooth Avalanche Center, will explain how snowflakes form and grow, as well as how and when they transform into other forms of precipitation.
We’ll also share some information on NASA’s GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) program, a citizen science opportunity to participate in data collection and contribute to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.. See GLOBE.gov for more information.
Coming Soon: Author’s Luncheon
We are honored to host acclaimed author Judith Freeman for the Twelfth Annual Stanley Library Author’s Luncheon, set for Saturday, September 10 at the Stanley Supper Club. Tickets are $35 and are available now at the library.
Book Club will discuss Judith’s books on Thursday, September 1 at the library. Most of her books are available for check out. Participants can choose the one that sounds most intriguing; we’ll discuss them all.
Judith Freeman is a novelist, critic, and essayist whose most recent novel, MacArthur Park, is an emotionally taut, beautifully written story about the complexities of a friendship between two women—and how it shapes and reshapes both of their lives. Her memoir, The Latter Days, has been called “a poignant, searching memoir of self-discovery.” Her first book, a collection of short stories, Family Attractions (1988), was praised in the New York Times for its originality. Her novels include The Chinchilla Farm (1989), Set For Life (1991), A Desert of Pure Feeling (1996), and Red Water, named one of the 100 best books of 2002 by the Los Angeles Times. She is also the author of the non-fiction work The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved, hailed by Jonathan Lethem as an “elegant, stirring book.” Judith lives in Los Angeles and Fairfield, Idaho with her husband, artist-photographer Anthony Hernandez.
It’s not too late for kids to complete our Summer Reading Challenge. Swing by to pick up the Challenge (or email us and we’ll send you an electronic copy). Children who complete all the reading, art, and science challenges will receive a prize shortly after school starts. There are “Oceans of Possibilities” as to what the prize might be…
Recommend a Book
Have you taken the time to recommend one of the books in our collection yet? We have tags for you to write why others should check out a book you love. You can also browse the shelves to see what books other patrons endorse.
We had an incredible turnout for last week’s Hands-On Science Program. We appreciate Sylvia Hamilton and Daniela Ruiz of the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery for teaching us about the Chinook Salmon that swim to the ocean and back to the Sawtooth Valley. Did you know that the bloodline on the spine of a fish is its kidney, salmon have round eye lenses, and their hearts are splayed out?
Wednesday, August 3, 5:30 pm
John Rember Reading, “Journaling the Plague Years”
Tuesday, August 16, 5:15 pm
Board Meeting and Budget Hearing
Wednesday, August 24, 5:00 pm
Citizen Science: The Life of a Snowflake with Ethan Davis
Thursday, September 1, 5:00 pm
Book Club discussing Judith Freeman’s books
Saturday, September 10, 12:00 pm
Author Luncheon at Stanley Supper Club, featuring Judith Freeman (tickets available now!)