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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

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Piper and Taylor react to a smelly experiment
Photo by Phil Enright
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Stanley Library News, October 23, 2014

By Jane Somerville

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Busy Summer!
After our busiest summer ever, it's starting to quiet down at the library. Over 5,000 visitors passed through our doors from May through September. We had a variety of programs offered this summer, including summer reading program for children, a showing of the documentary Wild by Law about the creation of the Wilderness Act, a lecture by Orval Hansen about his involvement with the creation of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, our annual book sale, a luncheon with Young Adult author Chris Crutcher at Redfish Lake Lodge, and a presentation by local author Patrick Lee about the secret war in Laos during the 1960's. Pat's book Kickers takes place during this war, and is available for check out. This summer we were also able to begin check outs of DVD's for children and adults, all of which were donated to the library. Many new books and audio books were added to the collection.
Other Activities
Phil Coonts and Andy Gunderson held a 2 hour workshop titled "Ladies, Start Your Engines! Basic Car Maintenance for Women" early this month. There is a good possibility of this program being offered again next spring.

Monday, October 27 we will hold our first discussion in our Let's Talk About It series sponsored by USbancorp, the Idaho Humanities Council, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Idaho Commission for Libraries. Our theme this year is Humanity of Science and Technology. We will be discussing The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr, with scholar Carrie Seymour of Boise State University. We will be serving homemade soup, bread, and dessert at 5:30 with our discussion beginning at 6:00. Books are still available for check out.

New Books
New books on the shelves include War of the Whales by Joshua Horwitz, In the Kingdom of Ice The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides, The Brothers John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer, and Tibetan Peach Pie A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins in non-fiction.

New adult fiction includes the latest installment of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, The Long Way Home by Louise Penny, Fives and Twenty Fives by Michael Pitre, Windigo Island by William Kent Krueger, The High Divide by Lin Enger, and The Secret Place by Tana French. Two books that have made the short list for the National Book Award are available, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

Stanley Library hours and other info
Summer hours ended in August. Regular hours are Monday 12-6, Tuesday and Wednesday 12-4, 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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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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