National Library Week 2012!

Next week is National Library Week, so take advantage of the most valuable card in your wallet! Stop by to check out our awesome materials or our even awesomer events; even some of our normal programming has been “revved” up!

On Tuesday (10), join us for a special Book Club, honoring National Poetry Month. We will meet at 5:30 PM and will discuss Poetry 180, a great anthology of contemporary poetry edited by former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. The first 10 participants will also get a free copy of this month’s issue of Poetry magazine, which is celebrating 100 years of publication!

On Wednesday (11), our resident local historian, librarian Mareda Wright, will be presenting “Life and Art Are One: Jessie Bisbee, Her Husband Clarence, and the Historical Photography of the Magic Valley” at 7:00 PM. She’ll talk about her research into the woman behind the man behind some of the area’s most iconic images.  Check out the Times-News article, too.

Also, we’re ready to reveal our newspaper digitization project! Thanks to a stimulus grant, our local Twin Falls newspapers, dating from 1904 through 2008, have been digitally transferred and are now searchable. Of course, the process isn’t always perfect, but we think it’s a great thing – much better than going through every page! Have fun researching.

Finally, as part of National Library Week, we’re conducting a survey to find out what our community thinks. Help us out by letting us know what you like, what you don’t, and what you’d like to see us do in the next five years. Click here for the survey!

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