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Stanley Library News, June 9, 2016

By Jane Somerville
Flower Walk
We appreciate Sparky Easom for hosting an amazing flower walk on Sunday, June 5. A dozen people met at the library and headed up to the Stanley Park where we observed a wide variety of flowers and several different habitats in a small area. From there we headed west of Stanley and observed more flowers in different conditions. We learned the genus and species of most of the specimens we observed. We hope to offer this program every summer.
Tribute to Bob Dargatz
Long time library supporter Bob Dargatz passed away December 26, 2015. We will hold a memorial for Bob at the library on Flag Day, June 14. Bob was a veteran of World War II and a genuine patriot. The memorial will be held at 4:00 pm, not 6:30 as previously published. Light refreshments will be offered. Please stop by and share your favorite memories of Bob. We will dedicate a new flag for the library in memory of Bob.
Outdoor Idaho outdoor screening postponed
The Outdoor Idaho outdoor screening scheduled for June 11 has been postponed.
Birding walk
The birding walk with Ryan Anderson has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 18 at 9:00 am. Wear good walking shoes, bring a pair of binoculars if possible and wear good walking shoes. We will discuss the basics of birding, etiquette, and local birds native and migratory to the area. Ryan is the post master in Sun Valley, Idaho where he lives with his wife and two children.
Upcoming Summer Hours
Our summer hours will begin on Monday, June 20. Summer hours are Monday. 12-8, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-6, Friday and Saturday 10-6.
Summer Reading
Children's summer reading program will begin in mid July this year.
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Stanley Library News, May 26, 2016

By Jane Somerville
Upcoming events
Summer is almost here and we have a full line up of fantastic programs for the whole family lined up for the season.

Yard sale: Our annual yard sale will be held Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Donations may be dropped off at the library Friday June 3 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm or beginning at 8:00 am on Saturday. No clothing or electronics, please.

Wildflower walk: Sunday, June 5 Sparky Easom will be guiding a wildflower walk. Meet at the library at 11:00 am.

Outdoor movies: Saturday, June 11 we will host our first in a series of outdoor movies with selected shows from Outdoor Idaho. The showing will be held at 9:00 pm in the Stanley Town Square.

Birding: Our canceled birding walk with Ryan Anderson has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 18. Meet at the library at 9:00 am.

Two more programs to fill out our June calendar include a reading and signing of Sawtooth White Cloud by photographer Mark William Lisk and essayist and poet Nicloe LeFavour. The program will be held Friday, June 24 at 7:00 pm at the library. On June 28 at 6:30, local resident Julie Rember and her mother Marger Mitchell will hold an Arm Chair Traveler talk on Europe, 1965/2016. Julie and Margery recreated Margery's 1965 trip to Europe in 2016.

Tribute to Bob Dargatz
Long time library supporter and Stanley resident Bob Dargatz passed away earlier this year. We will hold a tribute to Bob at the library on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14 at 4:00.
Upcoming Summer Hours
Our summer hours will begin on Monday, June 20. Summer hours are Monday. 12-8, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-6, Friday and Saturday 10-6.
Summer Reading
Children's summer reading program will begin in mid July this year.
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Stanley Library News, March 31, 2016

By Jane Somerville
April 1 is movie night
Friday, April 1 is movie night! We will be showing The Lego Movie at 6:00 pm. Popcorn and juice will be available and it's fine to bring your own snacks. "The first-ever full-length theatrical LEGO movie follows Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared."
April 6 is brew time
Wednesday, April 6 brewmeister Phil Enright will demonstrate techniques for brewing delicious beer at home. Phil will have samples of different beers, bring an appetizer to share. The class begins at 6:00 pm. The class is limited to 8 people, sign up at the library.
Adult Coloring
We will have one more session of adult coloring on Tuesday, April 12 at 5:30. Coloring sheets, pencils, and gel pens will be available. Bring a beverage and snack if you wish.
Books, Burgers, and Brews
Our Books, Burgers, and Brews book club has been a huge success. Last month we discussed Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed at Papa Brunee's. Not everyone appreciated this book, but others were quite moved. This always makes for an excellent discussion. This month we read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Our selection next month is The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon. Books will be available at the library for check out.
New Books and Movies
We have some terrific new books and movies out on the shelves. In Non-Fiction we now have When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi, Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi, On My Own by Diane Rehm, The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, and A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold. Fiction lovers have many new choices including The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende, All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, Off the Grid by C.J. Box, For a Little While by Rick Bass and Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben.

New movies include Bridge of Spies, A Walk in the Woods, Woman in Gold, and Kingsman The Secret Service. The younger set will enjoy The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Minions, and The Peanuts Movie.

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Stanley Library News, March 10, 2016

By Jane Somerville
February was a busy month at the library, and March is following suit!
The school kids enjoyed a Read'N'Fead in February. Each student read Homer Price by Robert McCloskey and passed an accelerated reader test in order to participate. The students enjoyed a lunch of foods mentioned in the book, lunch was provided by Bridge Street Grill. The kids made baked donuts and created labor saving devices. Gage Sundquist was the lucky winner of a fake hundred dollar bill for finding the lost diamond bracelet in his donut. All the kids enjoyed the book and the activities.
Laugh Lines productions
Over 60 people enjoyed our second annual Laugh Lines productions. Julie Rember directed 4 short readings of comedic plays. Dana Perkins and Keith Reese starred in Funeral Parlor by Christopher Durang. Julie Rember, Sparky Easom, Dia Terese Danner, Maryellen Easom and Phil Coonts appeared in Duet for Dog and Bear by Sybil Rosen, Amy Klingler and Maryellen Easom entertained us with Minutiae by Barry Eitel. Phil Enright, Sparky Easom, Phil Coonts, Robert Garcia, Kelly Conde, and Barbara Garcia closed out the evening with Controlling Interest by Wayne Rawley. A big round of applause goes to Julie and the actors for a fine evening of entertainment.
March events
Friday night, March 11, is movie night at 6:30. Popcorn and hot cocoa will be served. There is no charge for movie night but donations to help us cover the cost of the license will always be accepted.

All ages are welcome! Tuesday, March 15 we'll color away our stress at 5:30. Materials are supplied. Participants are welcome to bring snacks and beverages.

We'll be playing video games Friday, March 18 at 6:30. Popcorn and cocoa will be available, and again participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.

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Stanley Library News, February 11, 2016

By Jane Somerville
Christmas Reading
Our January book discussion was held on the 28th at the Kasino Club in Stanley. We appreciate Julie Rember for stepping in at the last minute to lead our discussion. We had an excellent discussion on The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold At the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. The book begins with the story of one of those boys in the boat, Joe Rantz. Joe had an interesting upbringing, and with guts and determination earns a spot on the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team. Everyone at the discussion enjoyed this inspiring story.
Busy February
February is a busy month! Our monthly grown up coloring night was held this week, and all this week the materials to make a Valentine (or anti-Valentine) are set up in the community room.

Thursday the Stanley School students attended a Read'n'Feed after reading the book Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. The students made donuts and created labor saving devices.

Next Tuesday, February 16 auditions for Laugh Lines, humorous play readings, will be held at 5:30 at the library. These are play readings, so no memorization or prior acting experience is required. Everyone is welcome to audition, come with a funny joke to share. There will be a performance of the plays on Thursday, March 3 at The Sluice restaurant.

We will be showing a movie during Winterfest, Sunday the 21st at 11:00 am.

Knitting group will meet Tuesday, February 23 at 5:30.

Books, Burgers, and Brews will be held at Papa Brunee's on Thursday, February 25. Come between 5:30 and 6:00 to order food. We will be reading Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Books are available now for check out.

Friday the 26th is game night, we will be playing board games this month. All ages are welcome!

Story time is held every Friday at 10:30, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) club for grade school children is held each Saturday at 10:30.

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