Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Library to hold kids’ open house
    The Children’s and Young Adult Library at The Community Library in Ketchum will host a Book Tasting and Open House from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. Students, families and teachers are invited to learn what the library has to offer kids and teens, talk to librarians and enjoy light refreshments. The “book tasting” part involves looking at samples of the latest books.
    DeAnn Campbell, Children’s and Young Adult librarian, said that as kids start a new school year, they’re ready for the next level in reading, and librarians can give pointers to teachers and parents.
    Also, September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and if you or your kids don’t yet have one, it’s a good time to get a card.
    Many local residents, Campbell said, especially those in Hailey and Bellevue, don’t realize that The Community Library, which is nonprofit but private, is not supported by property taxes, so anyone can get a library card there for free, including visitors from out of state.
    The library is at 415 Spruce Ave. For more information, call (208) 726-3493 or visit

9 more days of Fall Film Festival
    The 25th annual Magic Lantern Cinemas Fall Film Festival continues with nine more days of films, including leading international and national art, independent and foreign films through Oct 3.
    On Wednesday, Sept. 24, and Thursday, Sept. 25, the Magic Lantern in Ketchum will host the final screenings of:
- “The Trip to Italy,” a comical culinary road trip through the Italian countryside and the musings of British comics Steve Coogan and Bob Brydoin.
- “The Last of Robin Hood,” which stars Oscar winners Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon, and explores the legendary actor Errol Flynn in the twilight of his career.
- “What If” features Wallace, played by grown-up Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliff, who has come off a series of failed relationships, but forms an instant bond with Chantry (Zoe Kazan) who lives with her longtime boyfriend. The two become friends but wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend.
- “Cold in July,” the thriller in which nothing is as it seems. A home intruder is killed, and his ex-con father is hell-bent on revenge. Sam Sheppard, Michael C. Hall and Don Johnson star in this film.
    The final week, Sept. 26 through Oct. 3, the festival will present the last two films, the Irish charmer “The Grand Seduction” and the French comedy “Le Chef,” not be confused with “Chef.”

‘Kiss Me Deadly’ at Noir series
    The first Sun Valley Film Noir Series will show “Kiss Me Deadly” for its third and final film of the series on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Iconoclast Books, Chapter One and Frenchman’s Gulch Winery in Ketchum and at Copy & Print in Hailey, as well as at the door of the nexStage Theatre the night of the screening.
    The Sun Valley Film Noir Series curator, Greg Olson, said “Film noirs flirt with death and kiss it, but ‘Kiss Me Deadly’s’ embrace is of apocalyptic proportions,”
    “A blunt, rather nasty detective is confronted with people and happenings that don’t compute. Like all of us, he strives to read the signs and glean meaning from the world around him,” Olson said. “He’s familiar with the milieu of good guys and bad guys, light and shadow, but he’s up against forces beyond naming.”
    For details, email organizer Jeannine Gregoire at

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