Monday, January 9, 2012

Teton County Library begins year with two new discussion series (and cool new logo)

From the Teton County Public Library in Jackson:

Kick start the new year with one of Teton County Library’s two discussion series, ranging from the historical to the contemporary. Both are free and open to the community with support from the Teton County Library Foundation.

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War
Sign up now for this new, five-part series commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War and Emancipation. The library's Max Ludington leads the conversations, from 6-7:30 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 13 & 27, March 12 & 26 and April 9 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 170 N. Glenwood St. Ludington holds a bachelor’s degree in history, with a Civil War focus, and studied under Edward L. Ayers. Ayers is the national project scholar, who edited the anthology of historical fiction, speeches, diaries, memories, biography and short stories that serves as a cornerstone for this program. To sign up, contact Adult Humanities Coordinator, Oona Doherty, 733-2164 ext. 135,

Teton County Library is one of more than 150 sites nationwide to host this series, developed by the American Library Association and National Endowment for the Humanities, with support from the Wyoming Humanities Council. Participants will meet a large cast of characters, explore a range of perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of America's Civil War. Readings will include March by Geraldine Brooks; Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson; and America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, a new anthology edited by Ayers. Materials will be provided.
Teton County Library Foreign Policy Series

Join millions of Americans, who are gathering in communities, classrooms and workplaces across the country, to discover, discuss and decide their opinions on foreign policy issues from the Middle East's Arab Spring to Mexico's relations with its neighbors. Presented by the Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions is one of the longest-running, largest national grassroots world affairs educational programs of its kind. 

Beginning January 18, this group will meet every Wednesday through March 7, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Teton County Commissioners Chambers, 200 S. Willow St.Participants will watch a short video on the week's topic and then join a conversation led by co-facilitators John Hebberger Jr. and David Wendt. No preparation or sign-up is required. Attend as many discussions as you like. For a list of upcoming topics, visit Snacks will be provided.

Teton County Library programs are free and open to the community thanks to support from donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation. For more information on library programs for adults, visit and check out “Featured Events” or contact Adult Humanities Coordinator, Oona Doherty, 733-2164 ext. 135,

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