Masks No Longer Required
The Board of Trustees recently updated the library’s COVID policy. Masks are no longer required in the library, and some library programs will now be held in person. The Board will continue to evaluate and adjust policy as the situation changes. We thank everyone for helping keep the community safe and healthy!
Saturday, April 30 from 12:00 to 3:00
Stop by and get your hands in the dirt during our Spring Planting program! We’ll provide seeds, soil and materials to plant herbs, vegetables and flowers. Please bring pots if you have them.
We will also provide Take It & Make It kits for kids to make their mom tissue paper flowers for Mother’s Day (May 8). Thank you to Natasha Fosbinder for organizing both projects!
Citizen Science: Curlews and Wildlife Crossings
Our Citizen Science series continues with two fantastic programs scheduled for May! These will be held via Zoom since our presenters are not local.
Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Click to join via Zoom
Long-billed Curlew populations of southwestern Idaho are declining at an alarming rate, placing them on Idaho’s “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” list. Heather Hayes, research biologist and Community Science Coordinator for the Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO) in Boise, will tell us about these charismatic birds. Learn about their habitats, nesting requirements, and migratory journey as well as how IBO research and satellite technology is uncovering some of the curlew’s mysteries and connecting communities across international borders.
Monday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Click to join via Zoom
Wildlife-vehicle collisions result in more than 200 human deaths, 26,000 human injuries, and cost Americans more than $8 billion dollars each year. An estimated 1 to 2 million crashes occur annually between motorists and large wildlife in the United States – about one every 26 seconds!
Blakeley Adkins, wildlife technician, bear-viewing guide and community outreach specialist, works on wildlife issues in the northwest. Her focus includes helping locals live on the landscape with wildlife and implementing wildlife crossings. Join us to learn more about reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions and reconnecting habitat fragmented by roads.
Let’s Talk About It Virtual Encore
Lunch-Hour Presentation with Author Tiffany Midge
Thursday, May 5 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
More details and register
Tiffany Midge will discuss her book, Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s, at the next Virtual Encore presentation from the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ Let’s Talk About It program. Midge’s book is featured in the newest LTAI theme, “Form & Fluidity: Writing in the New Millennium.” Part memoir, part social commentary, this collection of essays, stories, and open letters dismantles traditional writing forms while poking fun at the mainstream cultural landscape.
Reading Challenge Discussion
Monday, May 9, 5:00 p.m.
Our Reading Challenge group will meet in person to discuss the books we’ve read to fulfill Challenge categories. Everybody is welcome, whether or not you’re doing the Challenge. Those who can’t make it in person can join via Zoom. Click here to see the 2022 Challenge categories.
Closed for Spring Cleaning
Thursday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We’ll be closed on May 12 as we take a day to deep clean the library before summer. We would very much appreciate volunteers, for any amount of time you can give.
Take It & Make It
Do you need a project to help you feel calm and centered? This month’s Take It & Make It craft project will provide all materials needed to make miniature Zen gardens at home. We’ll let you know when the kits are ready. (Photo from Pinterest.)
National Poetry Month
We’re savoring the last few days of National Poetry Month. Stop by for a special treat from “Poem in Your Pocket” Day, and take a moment to read the poems on our Poet-tree. Here’s one of our favorite poems.
We are gatherers,
the ones who pick up sticks and stones
and old wasp’s nests fallen by the
door of the barn,
walnuts with holes that look like
eyes of owls,
bits of shells not whole but lovely
in their brokeness,
we are the ones who bring home
empty eggs of birds
and place them on a small glass shelf
to keep for what? How long?
It matters not. What matters
Is the gathering,
the pockets filled with remnants
of a day evaporated, the traces of
certain memory, a lingering smell,
a smile that came with the shell.
~ Nina Bagley
Poem in Your Pocket
Saturday, April 30, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Spring Planting in the Courtyard and Kids Take It & Make It
Thursday, May 5, 12:15 p.m.
Let’s Talk About It Virtual Lunch-Hour Presentation with Author Tiffany Midge: Register
Thursday, May 5, 5:30 p.m.
Citizen Science: Long-billed Curlews with Heather Hayes: Zoom link
Monday, May 9, 5:00 p.m.
Book Challenge Discussion in person in the Courtyard and via Zoom
Tuesday, May 10, 5:15 p.m.
Board meeting: Zoom link
Thursday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Library Closed for Spring Cleaning (Volunteers Welcome!)
Monday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.
Citizen Science: Wildlife Crossings with Blakeley Adkins: Zoom link
Monday, May 30
Library Closed for Memorial Day