Karen Schutte Book Signing, “Flesh on the Bone”

schutte postJoin Big Horn Basin author Karen Schutte, 2-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. Her new book is out!  Flesh on the Bone continues the saga of German immigration to the Basin begun in The Ticket and Seed of the Volga. Karen’s trilogy is based on the lives of her great-grandparents and grandparents.

In her third novel, Jake and Raisa, first-born children of their immigrant parents are married in 1920 and by 1925 find themselves with two children of their own and a pile of growing debt.  Things are better during the Roaring Twenties, but not in Lovell, Wyoming.

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Early life in the British Isles

wally postTake a book journey through Scotland, England and Ireland with Wally Johnson  1:30 p.m.  Sunday,  July 27  “I plan to explain the subject by describing the literature that we have in the library as a resource to take others on a journey where they will be able to better understand life, literature and culture from a distant time and place as it affects our life here in Cody today,” said Wally. He has just returned from a pilgrimage to the United Kingdom visiting Isles Iona, Scotland and Lindisfarne, Northumbria. Wally is a student of Irish native law known as “Brehon Law” and religion in medieval communities.

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Seminar at the Cody Library, Thursday, 7 p.m.

2012 making spaces sacred7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Grizzly Hall. “Aftermath: The Pragmatic Challenges of Restoring the Cultural Heritage of Plains Indians in the Big Horn Basin,” is free and open to the public. For the fourth annual seminar regarding the significance of Heart Mountain to the Crow tribe and the wider public audience, elder Grant Bulltail will be joined by academic experts. More Info

“Making Space Sacred: Plains Indian Culture and the Land of the Big Horn Basin,” 2012, was also underwritten by the Wyoming Council of the Humanities  (From left) Archaeologist and anthropologist, Larry Loendorf and Peter Nabokov who talked about native vision quest sites including the Medicine Wheel, UW professor Mary Keller, with panelists Grant Bulltail, historian, Pipe Lighter and  retired Plains Indian Museum Curator Emma Hansen. 

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We Remember Janet

Janet_MeuryWe have lost a friend, a colleague, a mentor.
Janet Meury, who was Powell Branch Library manager for many years, passed away late Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Helena, Montana. She had been living there near her son and his family, including her twin granddaughters, truly the delight of Janet’s life. We shall miss Janet, but we treasure all the memories she provided with her calm, strong, reserved, graceful, loving, caring, thoughtful…(the list goes on forever, really) ways.

Please visit a link to photos from her retirement party on our Flickr account for some bittersweet memories.

listening_to_stonesJanet was also an accomplished writer and poet, who co-authored Listening to Stones with Sheila Ruble.

Here is one of Janet’s poems.

 

 

 

Stone Dreams
Here in the mind of my life, where the wind
is steady on high blond rocks, a canyon
whose river flows green around fallen gray
boulders, in an afternoon warm as rockface light –

Here I will hold you, at arm’s length
hold you, your face tan as sandstone, its glow
under your straw-brimmed hat. Solid
on the sure curves of your runner’s calves,

standing at ease, and your eyes the color
of that rim of clear air at the canyon’s edge.
I will hold you here, free in the peace of
long stone dreams, just here and warm and letting go,

always letting go–and always, too, coming together
tight in a hug that smiles down the long
canyon of my life, my birth, where my self dreams,
granite under the fingers of the wind and sun.

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Wapiti Women’s Club Quilt Raffle in the Lobby

wapiti woman webThrough Thursday the public may purchase raffle tickets at the library for this queen size quilt. Proceeds benefit the Wapiti Women’s Club Post-High School Scholarship Program. Tickets cost $2 each or 3 tickets for $5.

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Robert Meister, Ph.D., Thursday at the Cody Library

after evil web7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Grizzly Hall.  Aftermath: The Pragmatic Challenges of Restoring the Cultural Heritage of Plains Indians in the Big Horn Basin is fourth in a series of seminars about the significance of Heart Mountain to the Crow and all the people who live here.

Dr. Meister’s book After Evil (Columbia University Press, 2011) brings to light the unsettling and unsettled issues of the benefits accrued by the dominant culture and proposes ways to imagine  responses to the aftermath of violent conquest that befit our justice system. Political philosopher, Robert Meister, Ph.D., Professor of Social Sciences and Political Thought at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will frame the local story against a larger backdrop of American justice. Please see summary of After Evil.

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Trash Talk Today

Trash talk webBuilding the Park County Regional Landfill

Tuesday, July 22, 2-3 p.m. in Grizzly Hall    

Jay Ward will show a 35 minute DVD chronicling the four year development of the landfill. “Anyone who contributes trash should view this program to gain an understanding of what is being done on their behalf,” said Jay.

The DVD will be added to the library collection.

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Fourth Annual Plains Peoples Seminar at the Library

seminar web­­Aftermath: The Pragmatic Challenges of Restoring the Cultural Heritage of Plains Indians in the Big Horn Basin is the fourth annual seminar regarding the significance of Heart Mountain to the Crow tribe and the wider public audience. It takes place 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Grizzly Hall, Park County Public Library, Cody.

(At left: Grant Bulltail in the arms of He Comes Up Red, his Great Grandfather who was removed from the Bighorn Basin. They are shown here next to reservation housing near Crow Agency, MT. circa 1940.)  

Grant Bulltail, a Crow tribal elder, Pipe Lighter, oral historian, published author and teacher and political philosopher Robert Meister, Ph.D., will examine the moral situation of our region, where settler communities and reservations are neighbors with divergent yet inter-related societies.  Dr. Meister is a Professor of Social Sciences and Political Thought at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Continue Reading…

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