Library News »01/08/2013

Buffalo Coat discussion kicks off 2013 Let's Talk About It, Idaho! series

A discussion of the book Buffalo Coat by Carol Ryrie Brink begins the “Let’s Talk About It, Idaho!” series Tuesday, January 15, at 7 pm in the 1912 Center in downtown Moscow. Poet and novelist Paula Coomer will talk about Brink’s historical novel, which revolves around people and events in Brink’s hometown (Moscow) from 1885 through 1902. Coomer, a U-Idaho alum and former community health nurse, teaches English at Washington State University.

The series calls attention to Idaho history as an historical milestone begins, the state’s territorial sesquicentennial year. The theme of this year’s readings and discussions, “Idaho at 150 – Sesquicentennial Days,” explores life in early Idaho and the challenges faced by people settling and developing the state.

The University of Idaho Library and the Moscow Public Library are partnering to provide the five-part series to residents of Moscow and the surrounding area. The talks bring adult reading groups together with humanities scholars to discuss fine literature.

The other book discussion are: January 30, UI professor Ron McFarland will talk about A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West by Mary Hallock Foote; February 7, Lesa Luders will talk about Thousand Pieces of Gold by Ruthanne McCunn; February 26, Barbara Meldrum will speak on Home Below Hell’s Canyon by Grace E. Jordan; and on March 20, we will again hear from Ron McFarland on We Sagebrush Folks by Annie Pike Greenwood. The programs on January 30th and March 20th will be held in the University of Idaho Library, and the others will be held in the Great Room at the 1912 Center in Moscow. All programs will begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Since it began in 1985, Let's Talk About It, Idaho! programs have been held in over 80 communities across the state. Let's Talk About It, Idaho! is made possible through funding from the Idaho Humanities Council, with generous support from US Bankcorp.

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