This Week — Poetry, The Idaho Public TV Premiere of The Address, Online Safety and the Guitar Circle, all @The Community Library

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Tonight, Tuesday April 16th, Idaho poet Jeanne Rodgers will help us celebrate National Poetry Month with readings from her work, including the recently released book Through the Cattails. A search for poetry in our catalog turns up over a thousand hits, including audio CDs, DVDs and poetry for kids! Whatever your poetic tastes, from Auden to Rumi or Robert Service to Ogden Nash, there is a poem, haiku, verse, epic or sonnet in the Library for you.

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Later Tuesday night, in the comfort of your own home, consider the Ken Burns movie The Address, which will premiere on Idaho Public Television at 9:00 pm Mountain time. The film follows a group of classmates from the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, as they are challenged to memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address. Are you interested in participating in the Address project? Email us if you would like assistance recording your own personal video! Just email our new events programmer Scott Burton at with “Address” in the subject header.

Looking for more information on the crafting of the Gettysburg Address and it’s lasting influence? Check out our history collection at the Library, including the West Point Atlas of the Civil War in our oversized bookshelves, numerous personal papers and memoirs from Lincoln, Lee, Sherman, Stonewall Jackson and many others from both sides of the conflict. Just ask a librarian!

ONLINE SAFETY! That is the theme of Paul Zimmerman’s tech class this coming Wednesday night, 6:00 pm. Paul will address the implications of the recently revealed Heartbleed bug, and what you can do to make your passwords and online activities safer.

On Thursday, the Guitar Circle meets again! We will start just a little bit earlier–the door to the Lecture Room will open by 5:30 pm to set up, tune up, and share music. The meeting is open to all, learners as well as experienced players. Past meetings have featured violin, harp and box percussion. Listeners can drop in as well.

Share in the making of living poetry, oration and music @Your Community Library, where library cards are free!

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