The mission of the Meadows Valley Public Library District is to provide patrons of all ages equal access to library services and resources, as well as to inspire a passion for literacy.
All speaker programs are free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. As a courtesy to speakers, please be on time for programs. For more information about any of our programs, please call 347-3147.
The Dynamiters (Steunenberg Assassination) - guest speaker, Robert Sobba
Thursday, April 9th @ 7:00pm
On December 30, 1905 former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg walked through the gate to his home and set off a dynamite bomb that took his life. A person later identified as Albert Horsley, also known as Harry Orchard, was arrested for the murder. Idaho Governor Gooding knew Idaho didn't have the resources to investigate this crime, so he hired the well known Pinkerton Detective Agency, with James McParland (known as "The Great Detective") to do the investigation. He also appointed two prominent Idaho layers, James Hawley and William Borah to help prosecute the case. Orchard confessed to the Steunenberg assassination and stated that he was hired by the leadership of the Western Federation of Miners Union to murder Steunenberg in retaliation for his actions against the union when he was Governor. This lead to a series of events that brought three union leaders, defended by the well known attorney Clarence Darrow, to trial for the murder in what has been called the "Trial of the Century". The investigation, arrests and the subsequent trials all make for an interesting story in Idaho's history.
Robert Sobba served thirty-six years in law enforcement in the Boise area, including eighteen as chief of police in Caldwell, ID. He also spent four years on the Caldwell City Council. He is a graduate of BSU, the FBI National Academy, and has a masters degree in Administration. Bob has published several articles on law enforcement and history subjects. He has written a history of the Caldwell Police department, and recently published a book on the history of Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, "A Century of Conservation: Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge 1909-2009."
This program is funded in part by the Idaho Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization that serves as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Book Discussion Group
Meets the 1st Wednesday each month @ 7:00p.m.
Book Group is for people who like to read and then get together once per month in a very relaxed setting to discuss each months book selection. Book selections are made by group members on a rotating basis. Light refreshments & fun & interesting conversations are served at each meeting. New Members may join any time and may participate on a month to month basis.
Story Time is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month during the school year from 3:15 to 4:00pm. During Story Time we read a couple of books, make a craft or play a game and have a treat.
Upcoming Story Time Dates and Themes:
April 8th - Zoo Lover's Day
May 13th - Jumping Frogs!
Story Time is open to all children & their families and is always free to attend. For more information, please contact the library at 347-3147 or email@example.com.
Summer Hours - April 1 - October 31
Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm
Saturday : 11am to 2pm
Closed on Sundays & National Holidays
Winter Hours - November 1 - March 31
Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & National Holidays
400 Virginia, New Meadows, ID 83654
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