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Read Me Treasure Valley releases March events schedule

The Read Me Treasure Valley program is put on by a group of partners, including Ada Community Libraries, Boise Library and Boise State University.

Here’s a look at March events, all of which are free.

Visit www.readmetv.com for event details, booklist and more.

Discovering family history: a genealogy workshop

When: 9 a.m., March 1

Where: Ada Community Library Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Rd.

Learn to use the library’s online resources such as Heritage Quest to uncover your own family histories and stories.   Space is limited. Registration required. Call 297-6700.


Discover the Fun of Model Railroading                

When: 1:30 p.m., March 2

Where: Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Rd.

Experience the wonders of model railroading as presented by the Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers. All ages (children should be accompanied by an adult).        


Jo Deurbrouck on the Necessity of Adventure  

When: 6 p.m., March 4

Where: Garden City Public Library

Whitewater veteran and 2012 National Outdoor Book Award winning author, Jo Deurbrouck, will present on outdoor recreating in Idaho including notes from Anything Worth Doing: A true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on the last of the West’s great rivers.

Cornelia & the Hobohemians                                   

When: 6:30 p.m., March 5

Where: Ada Community Library Victory Branch

A program featuring a powerful women’s historic Boise artists group; presented by author Rita Rodriguez.


Janet Worthington as Mary Hallock Foote                          

When: 7 p.m., March 7

Where: Boise Public Library Collister Branch, 4724 W. State St.

In her first-person narrative portraying the novelist and illustrator, Worthington presents Foote’s insights into life in mining camps and ranches, from Mexico and California to Colorado and Boise, Idaho.


An Evening with Chris Crutcher, King of the Mild Frontier           

When: 7 p.m., March 8

Where: Egyptian Theater, 700 W. Main St.

Author Chris Crutcher’s critically acclaimed and often controversial novels are recognized for addressing many problems adolescents deal with today.   The award-winning author, educator, and mental health specialist grew up in Cascade, Idaho and shares stories from his own Idaho childhood in King of the Mild Frontier: an ill-advised autobiography. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this great author and hear him speak.

Playing on the Boise River                                                          

When: 2 p.m., March 9

Where: Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Rd.

All ages welcome as Barbara Martin-Sparrow facilitates sharing of greenbelt memories including picnics, floating, baseball and fishing along the Boise River in the Treasure Valley.


Woodward on Idaho                                                     

When: 7 p.m., March 13

Where: South Junior High Auditorium, 3101 Cassia St.

Enjoy a community screening of Idaho: the Movie followed by remarks by Tim Woodward, video narrator and author of Destination Idaho. 


Ides of March – Whatchagot Stew                                          

When: 7 p.m., March 15

Where: The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd.

Join area book club members for their annual meeting where this year we invite sharing of “memory recipes.” Excerpts from Patrick McManus’Whatchagot Stew: a memoir of an Idaho childhood, with recipes and commentaries will be presented and participants will be encouraged to share their own memory recipe stories.           


Capturing Your Own Oral History: a workshop w/Susan Swetnam  

When: 10 a.m., – 1:15 p.m.  March 16

Where: Boise Public Library Main, 715 S. Capitol Blvd.

Learn the basics of technique including how to conceive and focus a project, how to identify interviewees, how to frame questions, and how to conduct an interview that encourages interviewees to open up.  We’ll also discuss the ethics of oral history, effective use of technology, and things one can do with the information gathered.  Registration recommended but not required.  Call 384-4076 to register.


Mailboats of Hells Canyon  w/Carole Simon-Smolinski     

When: 7 p.m., March 18

Where: Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.

Discussion about the Snake River mailboats from the late 1910s that went from Lewiston to Johnson Bar and became the lifeline for miners, homesteaders and ranchers who lived there.  Learn  more about the boats, their intrepid captains, and the homesteader experience as captured in Grace Jordan’s Home Below Hells Canyon.


Book to Movie screening                                                        

When: 6:30 p.m., March 19

Where: Boise Public Library Cole & Ustick Branch, 7557 W. Ustick Rd.

Robert Redford stars in the highly acclaimed movie based on Vardis Fisher’s novel about a Mexican War veteran who seeks refuge as a mountain man, but must first learn to survive the harsh conditions and the ways of the Crow and Blackfoot Indians.


An Enduring Legacy w/Dr. John Bieter and Friends of Basque Culture                    

When: 7 p.m., March 21

Where: Basque Center, 601 Grove St.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to enjoy Basque music followed by a presentation by John Bieter. The co-author of An Enduring Legacy: the story of Basques in Idaho, examines three generations of Basques, each with a different perspective to their culture and a different experience in Idaho.

Echoes of Trains Too!                          

When: 1 p.m., March 26

Where: Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Rd.

All ages are invited to a celebration of our historic Boise Depot with stories and memoirs of traveling to Boise using all means of transportation.  Facilitated by Barbara Martin-Sparrow.


Gary Eller presents “Bad Asses and Disasters of Early Idaho – songs that should have been written but weren’t”             

When: 7 p.m., March 27

Where: Boise Sesqui-Shop, 1008 Main St.

“Idaho” songs have not been found for notorious early people such as gambler Cherokee Bob, wild places such as Copperfield in Hells Canyon, and disasters such as the colossal forest fire of 1910. Therefore, Gary Eller and friends have tried to fill some of these musical gaps by writing event ballads.  In this program, Gary performs some of these ballads and shares their colorful historical underpinnings.


Idaho’s Ethnic Diversity w/Arthur Hart                        

When: 7 p.m., March 28

Where: Boise Public Library Main–Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd.

Idaho’s premier historian discusses the many special contributions to Idaho made by such major groups as Native Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Irish, Germans, African Americans, Scandinavians, Mexicans, English, Scots and French.  Discover why they came, what work they found, and how their experiences were similar or different.

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