Mayor Jackie Aymon heads to Washington, D.C. this week to spread the news about how great it is to live in McCall , Idaho while she accompanies the Capitol Christmas Tree! She’s armed with a box full of McCall Goodies courtesy of some generous business owners and non-profits! We wish her safe travels.
McCall City Council loves to see citizens at their meetings! Each meeting is packed full of changes, improvements, and growth. Want to make something happen? Want to weigh in on a decision? When you attend a Council meeting you always have an opportunity to speak during public comment. Read this week’s agenda here> and maybe we will see you there.
Our Public Works Team was hard at work helping make the Capitol Christmas Tree Parade happen now they are busy keeping our streets safe and clear. Drive Safely! Here are some tips on sharing the road with Snow Plow Drivers:
Hour of Code Week
December 5-9th 3:45-4:45pm
Stop in after school for a self-guided learning adventure in coding! Hosted by code.org an online program that introduces kids to computer science and programming. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. We will show you how to get started using some simple self-guided activities featuring Star Wars, Minecraft, and Frozen. Learn at your own pace.
Cram the Van
December 8th 10:00am
We will be filling up a van outside the McCall Public Library with unwrapped toys, youth bedding, and household goods to help area families this holiday season.
December 8th 7:00-9:00pm
Dennis Marguet will be presenting a travelogue on his trip to Thailand. Find yourself immersed in the Thai tropics during this guided slideshow. The show will be split between two subjects: land based sites and their culture, and underwater sea life while spending about 10 days scuba diving around Thailand and Burma’s shores.
Special Holiday Craft
December 21st 1:00-3:00pm
It’s time to deck the halls, and join us for a special holiday craft making session. Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 3:00. Our elementary age friends will be able to make a variety of homespun rustic decorations just in time for the holidays!
Thursday, December 22nd at 10:30am
Ho! Ho! Ho! Time to join us for a special story time graced by jolly old St. Nick himself!
Adult Board Gaming
Wednesday, December 28th 6:30-8:30pm
Bring in your friends for a fun night of playing your favorite board games! Play one of our games, or bring in one of yours. This program is for ages 16+. Light holiday refreshments will be provided.
December 30th 3:30-5:30pm
Windmill challenge! This month we will be designing our own mini wind turbines! Designer of the turbine that generates the most electricity will win a prize.
Looking for a great holiday gift? Buy a library card for an out of town friend. A gift that keeps on giving 365 days a year!
Let’s Talk About It starts next month!
McCall Public Library, Idaho Commission for Libraries, and McCall Arts and Humanities partner every year during the Cabin Fever series to bring this program to the McCall Community. “Let’s Talk About It” is a scholar-led book club that meets every other Wednesday from 7:00-8:00pm, starting January 25th then 2/8, 2/22, 3/8 and ending on 3/22. This year’s theme “Pulitzer Prize Winners” was voted by last year’s participants.
This year’s book titles are:
All the Light We cannot See – Anthony Doerr
Empire Falls – Richard Russo
March – Geraldine Brooks
Growing Up – Russell Wayne Baker
Honey in the Horn – Harold L. Davis
The McCall Police department is currently investigating several thefts from construction sites. Items stolen from the sites include power and hand tools, electrical equipment, other construction-related tools, and painting equipment.
Equipment has been stolen from inside homes under construction and from locked construction trailers on-site. In one instance, an entire trailer was stolen from the site. In all cases, standard locking mechanisms and trailer hitch locks were either pried or cut off.
The public is reminded to take the necessary precautions to deter thefts from their construction sites or property such as:
- Keep a detailed list of equipment including serial numbers
- Put identifying paint, labels or scribes on equipment
- Remove valuable equipment from sites daily
- Add heavy duty locks or enhance existing locking mechanisms to trailers left on-site
- Make construction trailers immovable
- Install surveillance equipment on-site
The Police Department requests the public’s assistance in our investigations by contacting the department with reports of suspicious activity around construction sites, lost or found construction equipment, or information pertaining to the recent thefts.
Please direct information or questions Sergeant Pete Rittenger, 634-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The results are in and McCall won big and not just in dollars but in healthy physical activity in our community! Each year, during the month of October, schools and elected officials dedicate their time and energy to a walking challenge! This year, 81 schools and 24 elected officials took part. Here in McCall, we are so proud of our kids and our Mayor for their participation.
Mayor Jackie Aymon was the Group Two Winner bringing in $2000 to be used toward Barbara R. Morgan Elementary School and the City of McCall Parks and Recreation programs. In the School challenge, Barbara R. Morgan kids averaged 5 miles or more and earned $250 to promote childhood wellness in their school. Such a wonderful achievement and display of teamwork.
The Capitol Christmas Tree Parade & 2nd Street Celebration on Saturday, November 5th, require that the City of McCall conduct temporary parking restrictions and road closures to secure community health & safety.
Vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.
Please do your part to adhere to posted times.
No Parking – E Lake Street / State Highway 55
from Park Street to 2nd Street
Beginning 12 NOON
No Parking – 2nd Street Closed
from E. Lake / State highway 55
to the McCall Public Library
Beginning 6 AM
Award winning Idaho author Gail Chumbley
at the McCall Public Library
Wednesday, November 2nd
River of January is a two-part memoir about the author’s in-laws: Montgomery “Chum” Chumbley, a Virginian farm boy who became a famous pilot in WWII; and how he met his wife Helen Thompson, a successful dancer, Hollywood actress, and singer.
River of January is creative non-fiction; the characters are real, and the author took great pains to parallel Helen and Chum’s lives to the events in America at the same time.
“Gail’s presentation highlights the true story of her In-laws through an engaging hour of oral storytelling, slides, and music. She uses her years of teaching experience to creatively capture the audience’s attention and bring her subjects to life.”
-Greg Simione, Chairperson, Garden Valley Center for the Arts
Capitol Christmas Tree Celebration
Saturday, November 5th 5:00-7:00pm
Join us at 5:45pm for some live music by Play Date inside the library! Head in after the parade for a special acoustic set and warm up with some hot cider.
Sacred Journey: A Travelogue on Delhi and Rishikesh, India
Thursday, November 10th 7:00-9:00pm
Join us for an entertaining evening with a slideshow of Renée Silvus’s spring trip to India. She documented experiences and novel sights with the travelogue in mind, from the spectacle of Delhi to three ashrams and two yoga programs in Rishikesh on the Ganges River. She was ready for a Hero’s Journey, but that is not exactly how it unfolded….
Friday, November 18 6:30-8:00pm
Idaho Family Reading Week “Camp Read-A-Lot”
Accompany us around the campfire for stories, music and jokes. Build a fort in the library with your friends, and enjoy some delicious camp food! We will end the night with a flashlight treasure hunt for fun prizes.
Wednesday, November 30th 6:30-8:30
Adult Board Gaming
The last Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30. Bring in your friends for a fun night of playing your favorite board games! Play one of our games, or bring in one of yours. This program is for ages 16+. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, just come on in and join the fun!
“Lets Talk About It”, guided book club, Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm
McCall Public Library and McCall Arts and Humanities Cabin Fever Series have teamed up to bring you another quality book club program! This year’s theme is Pulitzer Prize winners.
All the Light We Cannot See – January 25th
Empire Falls – February 8th
March – February 22nd
Growing Up – March 8th
Honey in the Horn – March 22nd