Events calendar

The 'Cult of Domesticity' Meets the Reservation
The 'Cult of Domesticity' Meets the Reservation
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
For Adults

The 'Cult of Domesticity' Meets the Reservation: Shoshone-Bannock Women’s Gendered Experiences with Assimilation at the Fort Hall Indian Reservation

at the Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise

Learn how Shoshone-Bannock women faced different expectations, practices, and experiences at Fort Hall during assimilation efforts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Federal policies geared towards assimilating tribal members at this time largely concerned land, most visibly in the Dawes Act, which took reservation lands away from the tribal whole and allotted parcels to individuals. This was a time of separate roles for men and women in “mainstream” U.S. culture, and the expectations were that men would be the breadwinners while women stayed at home and took care of the domestic front. For tribal women, these new gendered norms resulted in changes to their roles within their societies and families, and they challenged these new expectations in a variety of ways. By examining women’s experiences at Fort Hall, we can see how race, class, gender, and culture all intersected, and what the effects would be. Presentation is free, regular museum admission required to tour museum.

Questions? Call Ada Community Library at (208)-362-0181 or visit adalib.org. You can also contact the Idaho State Museum at (208) 334-2120.

Puppet Show
Puppet Show
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 4:30pm
For All Ages

¡De ninguna manera! No way, José!

When the bossy old rooster José can't resist the juiciest, reddest berry he has ever seen, how will he get help getting his messy beak cleaned up in time to sing at the wedding of his Uncle Cerdo? Hint: It's not by bossing the other animals around! Based on a Mexican folk tale retold in the book Tell Me a Cuento/Cuentame Un Story by Joe Hayes.

Early Literacy Workshop for Child Care Providers
Early Literacy Workshop for Child Care Providers
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
For Adults

Idaho Child Care Reads: Early Literacy Workshop for Child Care Providers

Saturday, March 30 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

This free early literacy workshop focuses on the importance of reading to children, laying a foundation for getting children ready to read, and how to use free resources found in the local library. The curriculum is built upon the Six Early Literacy Skills recommended by the National Research Council. Each skill will be explored through a variety of fun activities and practical examples. The skills developed are appropriate for use with children ages 2 years through kindergarten.

A Literacy Kit containing books and materials will be provided for each classroom, in order to build on-site libraries and support the teaching of early literacy skills.

Three IdahoSTARS credits are available at no cost for participants who wish to submit an IdahoSTARS Evaluation after the workshop. The workshop is three hours, with a short break.

To register, email Victory Branch Manager Kristi Haman at khaman@adalib.org. Seats are limited. Please register early!

Cosplay Meet-Up
Cosplay Meet-Up
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:30pm
For Teens

Join us and learn about cosplay and show off your cosplay designs! Cosplayer Kat Smith will talk about her many years of cosplaying in the Treasure Valley and answer all of your questions about the world of cosplay. We will also be playing a friendly game of Cosplay Chess. Cosplay costumes are encouraged but not required.

Pinterest Craft
Pinterest Craft
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 6:30pm
For Adults

Join us for our monthly adult Pinterest-inspired craft night. Materials and instruction provided by the library. This month's project: Easter Topiary.

Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm
For Adults

Join Andrew Bingham of University of Idaho as we discuss identity theft. Identity theft is an issue we often hear about but seldom discuss. As a result, we fear falling victim to a crime we don’t fully understand. We will rely on research to lead a discussion on what identity theft really looks like-- from tactics cyber criminals use, to the out-of-pocket-cost victims end up paying, and more. Come join us for an interesting discussion and leave with some peace of mind!

Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 4:30pm
For Teens

Have you ever wanted to play in an alternate dimension? Today is the day! Join us for an afternoon of Virtual Reality gaming. Come play Beat Saber and other Virtual Reality games.

Color Me Calm
Color Me Calm
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
For Adults

Relax and create at our adults-only coloring program.

Victory Book Club at Black Bear Diner
Victory Book Club at Black Bear Diner
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 5:30pm
For Adults

This is not your run-of-the mill book club! Join us at Black Bear Diner to enjoy tasty food and a relaxed chat about our selected title of the month, facilitated by library staff! For March we will be reading this year's Treasure Valley Reads selection, The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.