January Programs:

Tour of Poland, the Baltic countries and Russia
Thursday, January 11th at 6:30pm
Join Pete and Norma Walker for their video travelogue discovering many of the highlights and people of these beautiful and diverse countries. This video travelogue attempts to portray how tenacious and strong willed the people are with the rebuilding of their lives and cities after so much repression.  It is only since 1991 that Poland and the Baltic countries gained their independence and freedom. We hope you can join us and witness how proud and thankful these people are of their freedom and their beautiful countries.

Get Artsy
Friday, January 12th 3:30-5:00

Older elementary school aged kids (3rd-8th grade) will dabble in a variety of creative and artistic techniques. Supplies are limited, so monthly sign up is required.

Doing Democracy
Wednesday, January 17th 6:30-8:30

The McCall Public Library invites you to continue the discussion on the topic of – “with our communities rapidly changing demographics, what is our community going to do with all these old people”.

Sewing Machines 101
Wednesday January 17th 6:30-9:00pm

Beginner sewing machine class for adults. Attendees will be making bags. Due to limited space and resources registration is required. Let us know if you will be bringing in your own machine or use one of ours. Get your materials list when you register at the library or call 208-634-5522.

Sewing Machines 101 for kids
Thursday, January 18th 4:00-6:00pm

Beginner sewing machines class for kids ages 10 and up. Attendees will be making a simple drawstring bag. Due to limited space and resources registration is required. Let us know if you will be bringing in your own machine or use one of ours. Get your materials list when you register at the library or call 208-634-5522.

Let’s Lego
Friday, January 19th 3:30-5:00

Participants can free-build or participate in our monthly Lego activity/challenge. Build anything you can imagine; we have the materials. We hope to see you there!
A Short History of the Art and Sport of Falconry
Friday, January 19th at 6:30pm

Spend the evening with writer and falconer Rich Howard, and Learn about the origins of this 4,200 year old sport, and how it has evolved over thousands of years.  This lecture will discuss the earliest evidence of falconry found in China, Japan and the bas relief ruins in Khorsabad, Iraq some 1700 years ago. Falconry during the reigns of Genghis Khan, Frederick Hohenstaufen, and the Stuart Kings of England will be discussed alongside Shakespeare’s references to the sport. We will then focus on the 17th century and how the advent of guns contributed to a steep decline in falconry. Finally we will explore the revival of the sport in the late 19tha and 20th centuries.

This lecture was originally presented to a sell-out crowd at the Osher Institute at Boise State University.

Let’s Talk About It—Great American Classics
Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm
McCall Public Library and McCall Arts and Humanities present this year’s “Let’s Talk About It”. The year’s theme is the Great American Classic.  This month’s discussion of Catcher in the Rye will be presented and led by Idaho Scholar: David Nicholas. Books provided with registration, no library card required.

We believe that the great “classic” American writers still have a great deal to say, some of them more now than when they were written. This Let’s Talk About It series aims to give these older writers an opportunity to present their message today. Our method is to approach these classic texts from two opposite but mutually reinforcing points of view: as stories of individuals and as stories of culture.

Makerspace
Friday, January 26th  3:30-5:00

Create, invent and learn through exploration.

Friends of the McCall Public Library Book Sale
January 26 – February 3rd
10:00-6:00pm, Saturdays 10:00-2:00pm

Used book sale will be taking place in the McCall Public Library conference room all week!

McCall Winter Carnival
January 26th – February 4th

“There is Snow Place Like Home” Look for the McCall Library float in the Winter Carnival Mardi-Gras parade on January 27th at noon.