April 10, 2014

Join us for author visits during National Library Week

We'd love to have you help us celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19) by joining us for local author presentations.

The first author visiting us on Tuesday, April 15 at 5:30 pm in the Hecht Room, is local author, Janet Richards. Many people are troubled by the inscrutable nature of human adversity. C.S. Lewis called it the problem of pain. In her memoir,  Crossing the River Sorrow: One Nurses Story, Janet, a longtime nurse, takes a look at this issue through the poignant, sometimes humorous stories of her career, as she traveled the River Sorrow with her patients and beyond, and lived her way to a place of peace.

Then on Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 pm in the Hecht Room, we'll welcome Priscilla Wegars, local author and Volunteer Curator of the Asian American Comparative Collection in the Laboratory of Anthropology at the University of Idaho, who will discuss her book As Rugged as the Terrain: CCC "Boys," Federal Convicts, and World War II Alien Internees Wrestle with a Mountain Wilderness. Her book explores some intriguing history that took place at Canyon Creek on the Lochsa River: first, in 1933, as a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp; next, in 1935, as Federal Prison Camp No. 11, a road-building facility for convicts mostly from the Leavenworth, Kansas, penitentiary; and finally, beginning in May 1943, as the Kooskia Internment Camp for Japanese detainees.

Books from each author will be available for purchase at the respective presentations.

Note: the third presentation scheduled for April 17 has been cancelled.

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