A reading and discussion series marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act will be hosted by the library in May and June in a five-part program sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council.
Up to 25 participants in the series – “Wilderness Considered” – will be able to borrow copies of two books and a binder of other readings prior to the start of the scholar-led discussions scheduled for Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Community Room on May 14 and 21, and June 4, 11, and 18.
There is no charge to participate and discussions will be open to the public whether or not attendees have read the books and essays. The books for the series include: “American Wilderness: A New History,” edited by Michael Lewis, Oxford University Press, 2007, and “Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter Alone in the Wilderness, by Pete Fromm, Picador Press, 2003.
The books and binders will be available at the library on May 1. The deadline to register as an active participant – those committed to attending all five discussions – is May 9.
This program is made possible in part by the Idaho Humanities Council, the state based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.