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Book Discussion: Sudden Death, Over Time
Thursday, July 30, 6:00 pm
Singing along with Nancy Cassidy
Friday, July 31, 10:30 am
Author Luncheon at Redfish Lake Lodge w/John Rember
Saturday, August 8, noon

Board chairman Phil Coonts and trustee Doug Plass hang the new sign on Niece Avenue. Board chairman Phil Coonts and trustee Doug Plass hang the new sign on Niece Avenue.
Board chairman Phil Coonts and trustee Doug Plass hang the new sign on Niece Avenue.
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Stanley Library News, July 30, 2015

By Jane Somerville

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Summer is in full swing, the library is bustling, our new sign has been installed, and we have some excellent programs in the works.
Singing along with Nancy Cassidy
Close to thirty folks of all ages enjoyed singing along with Nancy Cassidy last Friday. Nancy will be strumming and singing once again on Friday, July 31 at 10:30. Come and join in on the fun, you've got to sing when the spirit says sing!
Sudden Death Over Time Discussion and Annual Luncheon
Thursday evening, July 30, we will hold a book discussion of Sudden Death Over Time by local author John Rember.

Rember will be our featured author at our annual luncheon at Redfish Lake Lodge on Saturday, August 8th at noon. Tickets for that event are on sale now for $25.00. John's memoir Traplines: Coming Home to Sawtooth Valley was the Idaho Library Association's 2003 Book of the Year. He has also written a book on writing and three short story collections. Recurring themes in his writing include the meaning of place, the impact of tourism on the West, and the weirdness of everyday life. We'll start off with a delicious lunch, then John will give a short reading and answer questions before he signs books.

Thanks to our dedicated trustees
We appreciate the work of trustees Sylvia Hamilton, Phil Coonts, and Doug Plass who all helped with installing our new sign on Niece Avenue. The first attempt at hanging the letters looks great, and with a little tweaking of a couple of errant vowels, will be just perfect! It's so great to have helpful trustees who truly care about our library.
New Books
We have some terrific new books and DVD's on the shelves this summer. New movies include Nebraska, Macfarland USA, Selma, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Among the newest acquisitions in fiction is the controversial new book by Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman. Others include The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen, The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein, Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille, Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry, and Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohansesian. Non-fiction titles include The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck, The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light by Carlos Santana, The Ghosts Who Travel With Me: A Literary Pilgrimage Through Brautigan's America by Allison Green, and A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman.
Stanley Library hours and other info
The library is now open summer hours, Monday 12-8, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-6, Friday and Saturday 10-6.
Library phone number is 774-2470.
Email address is stanley.id.library@gmail.com.
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Board chair Phil Coonts (upper right) and his crew install the new sign on the front of the building.
Board chair Phil Coonts (upper right) and his crew install the new sign on the front of the building
STEAM Club activities
STEAM Club activities
STEAM Club activities
STEAM Club activities
Stanley school students and the new Libri Foundation books
Stanley school students and the new Libri Foundation books!
A picture of kids reacting to a smelly experiment
Piper and Taylor react to a smelly experiment
Photo by Phil Enright
A picture of Sparky Easom reading to audience
Sparky Easom delighted kids and grown ups with his
selection of Santa's Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene.
Photo courtesy of Jim Stark
A picture of the library Grand Celebration July 6, 2013
The crowd enjoys a lovely party celebrating the completion of the new library
View the time lapse video of building the new library!
board and director holding a banner
Trustees Dave Lesser, Lynne Hutchins, Sylvia Hamilton, Doug Plass
and Phil Coonts, along with director Jane Somerville,
proudly display the banner that shows we did it!
Click here to follow the story of the construction of our new library.
Anthony Doerr signs books after speaking at the 4th annual Friends of the Library luncheon.
Anthony Doerr signs books after speaking at
the 4th annual Friends of the Library luncheon.
photo of Lisa adding to fundraising thermometer
Friend of the Library Lisa Muscavage
adds to the fund raising thermometer
Photo by Jane Somerville
photo of early construction
Construction is moving right along as Sawtooth Valley Builders
set the walls on the new library on Niece Avenue
Photo by Jane Somerville
photo of early construction
Construction begins!
Carole King shares a funny moment of her life during Storytime.
Carole King shares a funny moment of
her life during "Storytime"
Photo by Elissa Kline
photo of boy on Santa's lap
Santa has a serious visit with William Mitchell.
Photo by Gary Gadwa
photo of kids reading
Two of the youngest participants at the Christmas Reading
had their own little reading after the grown-ups were finished
Photo by Leise Dean
photo of signing the new building lease
Board chair Ellen Glaccum signs the lease for the new library property
while trustees Ervine Baird and Julie Rember,and city clerk Doug Plass look on
Camused crowd listens as Dave Kimpton reads a selection from Patrick McManus.
An amused crowd listens as Dave Kimpton
reads a selection from Patrick McManus.
Photo by Jane Somerville
Orval Hansen tells of the creation of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
Orval Hansen tells of the creation of
the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
Photo by Julie Rember
Viking shields at a recent Read'n'Feed
L to R: Ottar the Gimp, Olaf the Hag, Ota the Great,
Hervor the Horrible and Hak the Insane show off
their Viking shields at a recent Read'n'Feed.
 June Hansen regales her audience with tales from the theatre
June Hansen regales her audience with tales from the theatre
Photo by Julie Rember
Author Ridley Pearson signs books for Stanley area kids
Author Ridley Pearson signs books for Stanley area kids
Photo by Julie Rember

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