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Heroine's Journey Program

Hero(ine)’s Journey : Exploring Your Life Adventure

Evening Slideshow & Discussion - Tuesday, January 24th from 6:30 to 8:00pm @ Meadows Valley Public Library.  

This program is free to attend and all ages are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.  For additional information, please contact the library at or (208) 347-3147.

Program Description:

Why does this storyline continue to fascinate us?  Star Wars, The Matrix, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games. Same story, same cast of characters, different settings.

The adventures and archetypes of the hero(ine) is our human experience, especially our search for meaning and purpose.

This evening presentation will explore the rich terrain of the journey with art, film, literature, sacred texts, historical figures, and an engaging discussion integrating our own lives.

Receiving the Call & Departure

We may learn to recognize when a call is arriving.  There are different kinds of Calls and we have an array of responses.  After we accept the Call, we acquire help and must face thresholds, both external and internal. Then there’s the Belly of the Whale…

Initiation, Road of Trials and Adventures

The Road of Trials contains archetypes such as the monster, shapeshifter, meeting the goddess, tests, and the descent into darkness. How is that different from the Belly of the Whale? Why do we meet with divinity and find reconciliation with a father-figure? Who are our shapeshifters and how do we handle them?

Return and our Role in the World

The Hero must cross more thresholds to return to the world, and quite often he or she is not welcome. The hero has gifts to offer and must integrate all paths.

Watch my film montage here

About Renée 

Renée brings a blend of perspectives as an educator, therapist, and coach.  She offers courses, retreats, community-building events and celebrations with Luminaire.  She taught high school English for 17 years across 5 schools and 2 continents.  Her passion with the Hero’s Journey arrives from years of humanities study blended with soul work from bodywork and coaching.  Her facilitator training is with Authentic World San Francisco and the Integral Center Boulder, bringing an Integral lens to this topic. She is in the inaugural class of the West Central Mountains Leadership Academy and is assisting in coordinating the 2017 Cohort. She is currently enrolled in yoga studies with the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition. Read more at

Last updated: January 6, 2017 - 11:20am by meadowsvalley


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:

January 11th - Penguins

February 8th - Colors

March 8th - Leprechauns

April 12th - Easter Beagle

May 10th - Idaho

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

Last updated: December 15, 2016 - 11:45am by meadowsvalley

Book Discussion Group

Book Group  Book Discussion Group

Meets the 1st Wednesday each month @ 7:00p.m.

We are currently reading:

he Female Brain by Louann Brizendine and will discuss this title on February 1st.

Check back soon for upcoming titles!

  Book Group is for people who like to read and then get together once per month in avery 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.


Last updated: January 6, 2017 - 10:56am by meadowsvalley

Hours & Directions

>>>> Library Hours <<<<

Winter Hours - November 1 - March 31

Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & National Holidays

Summer Hours - April 1 - October 31

Monday - Friday : 11am to 6pm

Saturday : 11am to 2pm

Closed on Sundays & National Holidays

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400 Virginia, New Meadows, ID  83654
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Last updated: October 11, 2016 - 10:13am by meadowsvalley

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