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Gorongoza Safari and Ulysses Film On Tap at the Library
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BY KAREN BOSSICK

Hop on a safari at Ketchum’s Community Library when Gorongosa National Park’s first woman safari guide joins Ketchum naturalist Ann Christensen.

Gaby Curtiz, who works with animals in Mozambique, Africa, will join Christensen who has visited Gorgongosa National Park, as she talks about some of the animals that make the park their home.

The hour-long presentation designed for youngsters will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Greg Carr, a Ketchum philanthropist who has been a big benefactor of the library, spearheaded the restoration of the park after it was ravaged by civil war and environmental destruction.

Zoo Boise has raised funds for the park’s restoration and this summer opened a 2.5-acre Gorongosa National Park exhibit featuring animals that can be seen in the park, including baboons, Nile crocodiles, vervet monkeys, warthogs, African wild dogs, hyenas and even otters.

  • At 4 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 26, there will be a short film screening of “Ulysses: A Greek Epic in an Irish World.” The film provides an overview of how James Joyce labored over his masterpiece Ulysses” while abroad from 1914 to 1921 as his native Ireland faced revolution.

    In the film Marc Conner of Washington and Lee University, provides an overview of the story, its characters, its style and its relation to Irish history.

  • The film screening will be followed at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, by a guided tour of the Ulysses cylinders on display in the library foyer through Jan. 10, 2020. The cylinders were inspired by Joyce’s novel and feature the pen and ink drawings of Seaver Leslie inside the golden glass cylinders blown by Dale Chihuly.

 

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