Around the World in Lit–Alphonsina Storni and Argentina, 6:00 pm tonight

portrait of Alfonsina Storni

Join us tonight as The Community Library kicks off for a new series, Around the World in Lit. This Wednesday at 6:00pm Dr. Raquel Arenz will discuss Argentinian writer Alphonsina Storni, one of the strongest feminist voices in Latin America during the modernist movement. We’ve just added two new works by Storni to our collection: Mask and Clover (selected poems in Spanish), and My Heart Flooded With Water

sor juana

Future meetings of Around the World in Lit will feature more writers from Latin America, new wave writers from China, and many more. In anticipation, we are refreshing our international literature collection with new works by Can Xue (Old Floating Cloud and Vertical Motion), Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz (2 bilingual editions of her poems and writings), Gabriela Mistral (translated by Ursula K. LeGuin), and many more. Please comment if you have any suggestions to enhance our collection of global literature!

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The Library has returned to our normal schedule, as of Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

The Community Library is returning to it’s normal schedule today, opening from 12:00 to 8:00pm.  Our scheduled event is on, a free movie at 6:00 pm, The World Before Her, a winner of the World Documentary Competition at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

The outlook on the Beaver Creek Fire is more positive today, and some evacuation orders have been reverted to pre-evacuation status in some of the hardest hit areas of the fire–Croy Creek Canyon, Timber Gulch, Greenhorn Gulch included.

There are still some problem areas on the fire, and a red flag warning persists due to winds possible thunderstorms through this evening and into tomorrow.  Please drive cautiously–there are firefighters and wildlife on all county roads.  Most businesses in the Ketchum/Sun Valley and Hailey corridor are open and returning to normal as quickly as possible.


Thank you, firefighters!  This photo shows the early stages of the fire a week ago–the plume from the headwaters of Deer Creek was thick enough to bring twilight to midday.  Today, however, the air and skies are clear over Ketchum as we ready for our noontime opening.

New books, CDs, and DVDs are in, waiting for you @The Community Library!

Fiestas Patrias at the Community Library, this Thursday September 15th–Bienvenido!

On Thursday the 15th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the Community Library, headed by Reference Librarian extraordinaire Buffy McDonald, will host a Fiestas Patrias celebration.  It is an independence celebration for all countries in the Americas, North, South, and Central.  We also give a special acknowledgment to the September 15th El Grito celebration in Mexico that marks the beginning of a long and difficult struggle with colonial rule. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The event will be held near the entrance to the Children’s Library and on the adjacent green.  Please come and celebrate independence for all.  This is a family friendly celebration, and refreshments and tamales will be served until they run out.  There will be piñatas, a coloring contest, and tres leches cake for the kids!


The party will kick off at 4:00 pm–there is parking in the city lot next to the LDS church.  The Children’s parking lot will be closed for the event.

2011 Fiestas Patrias – Schedule of Events

  • 4:00-6:00Gustavo Alvarado (DJ) – music and tamales
  • 4:00-5:00 Coloring contest
  • 5:00-5:10 – Coloring contest winners announced!!
  • 5:10-5:40Piñatas
  • 5:30-6:00Tres leches cake


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