Longtime Reference Librarian, faithful patron, friend and mentor passed away recently. We can think of no better place to hold this celebration of life for our former co-worker, Altamae, than her beloved library.
“This is the place that permits me to continue my education.” – Altamae Markham 1919-2014
Please join us in Grizzly Hall for stories, cake and coffee on Wednesday, October 29 from 2-3:30 p.m. in her honor.
Do you love decorating pumpkins? Do you love books? Boy howdy, do we have some fun in store for you!
The Powell Library will host an entire day of Literary Pumpkins from 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 23.
Bring in a carved or decorated pumpkin that looks like a book title or character and automatically win a prize! Wow!! All ages are welcome to participate.
On Tuesday, Oct. 14 the state’s libraries will host Wyoming Snapshot Day, an event highlighting the importance of libraries to the state. Libraries will collect photos, comments and usage numbers to illustrate their impact every day of the year.
Be sure to stop in at the Cody, Powell, or Meeteetse Library. You CAN make a difference. Let the state know how much YOUR library means to you!
“We’ve done this for several years now,” Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library statistics librarian said. “When we see the faces and hear what our patrons have to say, it really shows how important libraries are to our communities.” Multiply that by how much our libraries are used – public library circulation alone is nearly 5 million a year – and you can see the impact they have every day.”
Wyoming residents can participate in Snapshot Day by visiting their local library and providing their comments. Be sure to look at all the fun pictures on flickr — https://secure.flickr.com/photos/wyomingsnapshot/
Wyoming Snapshot Day is a project of the Wyoming State Library (WSL) and the Wyoming Library Association.
Library patron Sharon Kammeyer enjoys Galia Votsekhovski’s fine art in the main gallery. Galia’s oil painting inspired by Diego Velazquez’s “Coronation of Virgin Mary” is shown in the background.
Galia is a fine artist who works with oil, water, pencil, charcoal and pastel.
She brings her therapy dogs to the Read to a Dog program in the Children’s Library and to visit patients at West Park Hospital. She is a Buffalo Bill Center of the West docent. Galia’s degrees are in Geography and English.
Visit www.galiav.tumblr.com to see more.
Showing in October, “Toy Story of Terror!”
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events.
Showtime is Saturday October, 11 at 11:00 am. Movie is rated G. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn will be served.
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We are pleased to announce The 2015 Book/Film Series
Tug of War
There are copies at the front circulation desk which can be checked out. Although the series doesn’t begin until January, we thought you might want to get a head start.
The discussions will be held at 6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month from January, 2015 through April, 2015 in Grizzly Hall.
Paul Fees, historian, will be the moderator.
Be sure to sign up with your email or phone number so we can deliver any necessary announcements.
Titles below are links to the catalog where you can reserve copies.
All quiet on the Western front [book/movie kit] / Erich Maria Remarque.
The Manchurian candidate [book/movie kit] / Richard Condon
Three came home [book/movie kit] / Agnes Newton Keith ; sketches by the author and Don Johnson ; with an introduction by Carl Mydans.
The dirty dozen [book/movie kit] / E. M. Nathanson.
Enjoy the “Howdy” Wyoming Postcard art exhibit at Powell’s Library during October and November. It is a traveling exhibit that considers the postcard as a communication device and advertiser of Wyoming’s natural and cultural landscape. Color, and black and white, images illustrate how postcards have promoted Wyoming as a “vacation dreamland” and a “wonderland of the West.” This exhibit comes from the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne.