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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August is Craig Johnson/LONGMIRE Month in Powell!


One Book WY logoIf you are already a fan of Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire mysteries, or if you can’t wait for Monday night to see your favorite Absaroka Sherriff come to life on A&E channel’s LONGMIRE television show, the Powell Branch Library has exciting news for you!  We have put together several activities for August culminating in a visit from Craig Johnson himself on Sunday, August 17th at noon at the library. First, we will be getting together to discuss the One Book Wyoming novella, Spirit of Steamboat on Thursday, August 7th from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Copies are available today!  We only have 15 seats available, so stop in soon and get signed up!  Second, The American Dream Drive-In has graciously agreed to have a LONGMIRE night on Thursday, August 14th!  They will show two episodes starting at sundown.  Entry is free and the concession stand will be open to purchase goodies while we watch LONGMIRE on the big screen.  At least two more events are in the works, and we will post here for more information as details are confirmed.

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Magician Cody Landstrom at the Libraries

PUBLICITY PHOTOOur favorite magician, Cody Landstrom,  returns to your local library soon!  As part of the Summer Reading programming, shows and workshops are scheduled for all three libraries.

Magic comes to the Powell Branch Library, Wednesday, July 9, with a workshop at 11:30 a.m. for ages 10 and older. He will present a family magic show at 2:00 p.m. Sign-up is required for the workshop.

The amazing Cody Landstrom will appear at the Meeteetse Branch Library, Thursday, July 10. He will perform magic at 10:00 a.m., followed by a workshop at 11:00 a.m., for ages 10 and older. Sign-up is required for the workshop.

Next, he will magically appear at the Cody Library, with a workshop at 4:00 p.m.Thursday, July 10 for ages 10 and older, and a magic show at 6:30 p.m. for the whole family. Both events will be held in Grizzly Hall. Sign-up is required for the workshop and may be done in the Children’s Department.

Everyone needs magic!

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Troxel Trio Live in Cody!

trox webTrevor Krieger on fiddle with Jeff Troxel, guitar, perform with bassist Emma Dayhuff on Sunday, July 6, 2:00 p.m. in Grizzly Hall. The Troxel Trio plays Bluegrass, Celtic, Jazz, Classical, Folk Music and original compositions.

Jeff says, “I’m very excited to be performing with these two outstanding musicians, and to be starting our summer tour in my hometown. We’re grateful to the library for providing this venue and hosting our performance, and we look forward to seeing our wonderful friends from Park County who have always been so supportive of our music. There’s no audience anywhere we’d rather play for.” 

All three are accomplished vocalists and fine musicians in their own right. Together they are fantastic! This free concert is open to the public. Visit www.jefftroxel.com for more information.

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Your MINECRAFT Server is LIVE!

mincraft webLoad up your favorite mods to the library Minecraft servers. Game with your friends in the LOFT and children’s library.

bob709100 and ozcoop love it because there are no rules, you get to do whatever you want, create buildings and go on servers.

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