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DATE: January 12 4:00 PM
LOCATION: PROGRAMS STUDIO
Ever wish you were in a book club, and wonder if you might be if you weren’t spending so much time watching addictive TV shows? Welcome to the best of both worlds. The next Community Library TV Discussion Group will meet weekly, on Wednesdays from January 12th through January 26th from 4:00 to 5:30, giving TV obsessives and skeptics a place to dissect season one of HBO’s buzzed-about limited series: “The White Lotus.”
The provocative and highly discussable 6-episode show about class, colonialism, ambition and lust follows a group of rich white guests on vacation at a Hawaiian luxury resort. Oblivious, awful and all too recognizably human, the tourists circle one another and the resort’s employees in a cluelessly vicious dance. Comedy, tragedy and rude awakenings ensue. Group participants will share their reactions and insights, analyzing “The White Lotus” in the way a book group critiques a novel.
Ketchum resident Mimi Avins, who covered pop culture in her years as a staff writer for The Los Angeles Times, will lead the discussion. Each session will explore two episodes.
The group works best if all members watch two episodes a week, so binge watching the entire season ahead of time is discouraged. The series is available on HBO or can also be purchased for streaming from Amazon.
Attendance is free but advanced registration is requested. Proof of vaccination is required. To sign up and receive the viewing schedule please, contact Martha Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-806-2621.
2021 AUDACIOUS READ
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel García Márquez
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month | 3:00-4:00 p.m. | Zoom
Of Gabriel García Márquez, the writer Salman Rushdie said, “No writer in the world has had a comparable impact in the last half-century.” In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1982, García Márquez stated, “In spite of [. . .] oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life [. . . . W]e the inventors of tales, who will believe anything, feel entitled to believe that it is not yet too late to engage in the creation of [. . . . a] new and sweeping utopia of life [. . .] where love will prove true and happiness be possible.” His novel One Hundred Years of Solitude invites an extended reading to be immersed in the world of a mythical village in Colombia and multiple generations of the Buendía family.
We will read and discuss the novel at a pace of about 50 pages per month so that we can read deeply, find connections, and be absorbed by the world that he creates.
January 26 Introduction. Read through ~ page 18
February 23 ~ page 58
March 23 ~ page 101
April 27 ~ page 140
May 25 ~ page 180
June 22 ~ page 222
July 27 ~ page 267
August 24 ~ page 313
September 28 ~ page 354
October 26 ~ page 397
November 23 ~ page 417
December 28 Conclusion. Discuss all of it!
The Community Library Contact:
Jenny Emery Davidson | email@example.com | (208) 806-2620
Fourth Tuesday of the Month | June-September
Do you have questions regarding your computer, tablet, phone or smart watch? Paul Zimmerman can help you! Stop by the Library’s Cimino Plaza between 5:00 – 7:00 pm to have all of your questions answered.
The Cimino Plaza is outside the entrance to the Children’s Library at the corner of 4th and Walnut.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Community Library is observing Independence Day on, Monday, July 5. We will re-open Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
Register to Attend:
The 2021 Ernest Hemingway Seminar, initially scheduled for Fall 2020, will celebrate two short stories and Hemingway’s time in Africa. We’ll read “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” both published in 1936 following Ernest and Pauline’s three-month safari in 1933. Both stories can be read online by clicking their titles above, or in multiple print editions, including The Complete Short Stories: The Finca Vigía Edition.
For three days we will explore these texts and the history surrounding them. In addition to a dynamic array of lectures and opportunities for discussion, we will enjoy films, good food, and fellowship, all of which make this Hemingway seminar unique.
This year’s Seminar will be in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual attendance options. The in-person seminar will be limited to 100 attendees and costs $75. The virtual-only Seminar costs $25 and offers access to all presentations, panels, and films. Separate discussion groups will be hosted for virtual-only attendees via Zoom.
Seminar check-in will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9. Thursday evening’s opening keynote by Dr. Suzanne del Gizzo, Professor of English at Chestnut Hill College and editor of The Hemingway Review, will introduce us to Hemingway’s time in Africa.
Throughout the day on Friday we’ll dive into “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” with panels, film, discussion, and a special theatrical presentation.
Saturday will conclude with a focus on “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” a discussion on the ethics of safari, our closing keynote from Dr. Andrew Farah, neuroscientist and author of Hemingway’s Brain, and an evening reception.
A full Seminar agenda will be posted soon.
Contact Martha Williams, Programs and Education Manager for information: email@example.com
Past Ernest Hemingway Seminars:
2010 – Second Annual Ernest Hemingway Symposium
2009 – Inaugural Ernest Hemingway Symposium