I leave Pocatello in about a week. I’ve been “practicing” for being on the road and part of that practice is using public wifi at the library, coffee houses, McDonald’s, etc. It was a beautiful day at the library, so I also took a few pictures while I was there, finishing up the season of Grey’s Anatomy.
This rather striking statue stands in front of the most-used entrance to the library. A plaque beside it says:
This monument was created through the efforts of the Pocatello Youth Forum and stands as a symbol of youth against gun violence. The Pocatello Youth Forum was established to advise the city council on issues of importance to young people, and to encourage civic pride, literacy, and responsibility among Pocatello’s youth. Dedicated June 4, 1997. Sculpture by Dennis Proksa. Pocatello Youth Forum 1994-1997. If not now, when? If not here, where? If not us, who?
The statue depicts a youth reaching up to touch a white bird flying overhead. The youth is surrounded by a spiral made of hammered-flat rifles.
Yes, the sky really was that blue! Marshall Library is a lovely and tranquil little corner of Pocatello, worth stopping by if you’re ever in town. The setting is lovely and the wi fi is free. You can walk one block away and see the Portneuf River (enclosed in concrete by the Army Corps of Engineers) and you’re well-placed for a stroll through historic Old Town Pocatello.