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Summer reading program
Thursdays at 9:30 am through July 2
River Runts: Reading w/Valerie Stein
Friday, June 19, 7:00 pm
Chamber Music w/Beverly & Bruce Dorcy
Tuesday, July 7, 5:00 pm
Library Book Sale
Saturday, July 11, 10:00 am
Book Discussion: Sudden Death, Over Time
Thursday, July 30, 6:00 pm
Author Luncheon at Redfish Lake Lodge w/John Rember
Saturday, August 8, (time TBA)

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
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Stanley Library News, June 18, 2015

By Jane Somerville

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River Runts Reading
We are pleased to present a special program Friday evening at 7:00 in the Stanley Town Square. Valerie Stein, daughter of Ted Merrill and niece of Bill Merrill, will read from the book River Runts. She and her siblings will also share favorite memories. The book was written by Ted and Bill Merrill about their adventures growing up in the Salmon River Country. Ted was a physician and lifelong environmentalist who wrote prolifically in a wide variety of forms for most of his adult life. He completed River Runts in collaboration with his brother, Bill, after his retirement from general medical practice. He was a member of the Writers Guild of Eastern Oregon. In 2005 he started Homeostasis Press, where he and Bill published a variety of works. Along with River Runts they published I Only Dress the Wounds and Lessons From Pond Scum: The Eco-jar Cautions Against Our Technological View of the Earth's Life System, both written by Ted.

Ted passed away in 2013. Homeostasis Press is now run by his daughter Valerie, who published Lessons posthumously. Heartwood: A Woodcarver's Personal Reference is Ted's last remaining full-length work and is slated for publication in summer of 2015. Valerie retired from ten years as a school librarian after her father's death to become the proprietor of Homeostasis Press. Valerie's book, The Best of It: A Journal of Life, Love and Dying, was published by Homeostasis Press in 2009. Both her current novel (due out next year) and an upcoming middle grade project are historical fiction set in Washington State. She also helps out on a middle grade author's blog and shares with her readers at The Best of It: http://vst3in.wordpress.com/.

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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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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