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Stanley Library News, September 29, 2016

By Jane Somerville
Busy summer
We had a crazy busy summer with over 3,000 visitors passing through our doors in June, July, and August. We hosted 9 programs for children with 32 kids participating, and 10 programs for adults with 162 people attending. Things have quieted down and we are looking forward to fall and winter, with many interesting programs in the works.
Wolverine program
Our latest program on Wolverines drew a record breaking crowd of 46. Sparky Easom, Beth Bratlie, and Katy Nelson held us all in thrall with their descriptions of wolverine studies from the 1990's to the present. It was interesting to see how the technology has changed since the studies began. Sparky showed us video footage of the early studies, from a variety of VHS tapes! Katy explained that now when the traps have visitors, the scientists receive a text message the moment the trap has been entered. We appreciate Chris Klingler and Celina Moreno for added comments and maps showing the ranges of particular wolverines.
Books, Burgers, and Brews
Our book discussion group, Books, Burgers, and Brews started up again on Monday with a discussion of Moonshadows by Julie Weston. More information on the October meeting will be forthcoming. Our tentative choice for October is The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
A request for help
Our library was nominated for a gift from the Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Association and we are the lucky winners! We would like to share our bounty with the Challis Public Library and the Bellevue Library. This generous gift will be in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 boxes of new books. In the words of Sarah Hedrick, owner of Iconoclast Books in Ketchum who nominated our library, "BUT, we need to get the books to Idaho from the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association's event in Tacoma at the end of the month. I am willing to drive the Icono Truck but since I will be there I will attend the trade show (good for us, as this always results in more authors to our area!) and this will involve gas, hotel and trade show fees, items not in our fall slack budget... Would you be willing to help? If so, contact me at sarah@iconoclastbooks.com." Any donations are appreciated. Contact Sarah or the library if you are willing to help.
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Stanley Library News, July 28, 2016

By Jane Somerville
Summer events
Summer is in full swing and it's busy at the library! We're seeing record numbers of people coming in to our library. Circulation is impressive, and computers and wireless are being taken advantage of every day. The library is a cool haven on hot summer days.

We've had some excellent programs this summer, including a birding expedition, a tribute to former board member and library supporter Bob Dargatz, a signing and reading from the beautiful book Sawtooth Whitecloud by Mark Lisk and Nicole LeFavour, and a delightful Arm Chair traveler talk by Julie Rember and her mother Margery Mitchell. Margery visited Europe with her best friend in 1966. Fifty years later she and daughter Julie revisited some of Margery's favorite places. Early in July Beverly and Bruce Dorcy of the San Diego Chamber Music Society entertained us with piano, French horn, and marimba with a variety of music ranging from Mozart to Mancini. July 9th we had an outdoor showing of Outdoor Idaho, and will have another outdoor showing August 27. Thursday, July 28 we are hosting the Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT) who will be sharing a variety of technology tools and offering one on one help with portable electronic devices.

Our final program in July is our 8th annual author's luncheon at Redfish Lake Lodge on Saturday, July 30 at 12:30. Our featured author this year is Hailey author Julie Weston. Julie is the author of the memoir The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town and the Moonshadows, A Nellie Burns and Moonshine Mystery set in early 1920's Hailey. Her next book, Basque Moon, will be out in mid-August. Luncheon tickets are $25.00 and are on sale at the library. We also have copies of Moonshadows for sale or loan. We will have a discussion of the book August 9 at 6:30 at the library.

Stanley Library hours and other info
Library hours are Monday 12-6, Tuesday and Wednesday 12-4, and Thursday 12-6, Friday and Saturday 10-6.
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