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Romantic, Steamy, Sweet … .Valentine’s Day show in Cody

Jen_Love Me Or Leave MeTake a trip from the romantically sublime to the pathetically ridiculous with Letters Aloud’s LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME—letters of longing, loving, and leaving!

The show starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Grizzly Hall, Park County Public Library in Cody and includes refreshments at intermission. Admission is free of charge.

From awkward courtship to horrible breakups to loves of a lifetime and lifetimes of love, we’ve got it all in these real letters by real people, read by great actors. Hear from the likes of Mark Twain, Frida Kahlo, Charles Bukowski, George Carlin, Virginia Woolf and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Jen Taylor channels Emily Dickinson at Letters Aloud’s 2015 Valentine’s Day production. She is a Jane Austen scholar and works as a voice actress in radio, television, audio-books and numerous video games.

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras webSee Ann Eckardt’s festive Mardi Gras masks at the Cody Library this month.

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Love Me or Leave Me, Live Theater in Cody

Antique_Valentine_1909_01Live actors! live music! in Grizzly Hall. What happens when an intimate love letter, crafted uniquely for only one pair of eyes, is put on stage for all to see? Find out in Letters Aloud’s Love Me or Leave Me – letters of longing, loving and leavingThe show starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 and includes refreshments catered by the Biblio Bistro at intermission. Admission is free of charge.

Love Me or Leave Me features steamy letters from Henry Miller and Anais Nin; lustful letters of longing from Virginia Woolf, Frida Kahlo, and Marlon Brando; dirty old man letters from Charles Bukowski; dirty young man letters from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a heartfelt break up letter from a teenage Slash from the band Guns ‘N Roses.

The Park County Library Foundation supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts and with assistance from the Park County Arts Council is bringing this Valentine’s Day tribute to Cody.

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Family Winter Reading, February in the Cody Kids’ Library

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Author Talk, ‘A Redefined Life: Lessons from a Pitchfork’

Aa redefined life webshlee Lundvall’s book launch party for A Redefined Life, Lessons from a Pitchfork will be Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cody library.

After a paralyzing ranching accident when she was sixteen years old, Ashlee was forced to redefine her life.

The free public event will be in Grizzly Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. Ashlee will discuss the book, take questions and sign copies purchased that evening.

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Family Winter Reading in Cody, For the Joy of It!

FWRThis event is not just about books. “A big part of the joy of reading is being snuggled up with people you love,” said children’s librarian Holly Baker. Sign up in the Cody children’s library beginning Feb. 1 or anytime during the month.

You will receive a calendar with stars and stickers. Everyday that you read together as a family, aloud or silently, for 20 minutes, add a sticker. Stars are to mark library visits.

During Valentine’s Day week, Sunday, Feb. 14 – Saturday, Feb. 20, bring your calendar in and receive a special surprise.

The event culminates with Dr. Seuss’ birthday party at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29. Yertle the Turtle and the Cat in the Hat will be there. Refreshments, including birthday cake, will be served.

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Owl Pellet Lab, Saturday in Cody for Winter Gathering

TeasdaleWhat is an owl pellet? Ecologist Leslie Tribble explains in this video.

Join her at 3-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23 in the Children’s Activity Room at the Cody Library. The lab is for budding naturalists in grades K-5.

Another fun, informative activity at Wonderful Wyoming Winter Gathering brought to you by the Park County Library Foundation.

Teasdale and LaDaun with the Draper Museum Raptor Experience.

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Three Free Writer’s Workshops at Winter Gathering, Cody

workshop webDraft to Promotion: How to Finish Your Book, Get it Published, and Promote It with self-published author, Linda Rae Sande and publisher/author Annette Chaudet. 10 a.m. – noon in Grizzly Hall.

That Critical First Sentence, with accomplished writers Pat Stuart and Buzzy Hassrick, 2 p.m. in the Bison Room. Hook the reader with that critical first sentence and you might be able to keep them for the entire book.

Join Melissa Hill to learn about Writing Nature Books for Children at 3 p.m. in the Bison Room. Her children’s books include Barn Owls, Burrowing Owls, Golden Eagles, Great Horned Owls, Peregrine Falcons, Red-Tailed Hawks, Snowy Owls from Capstone Publishing in Minnesota.

Signup sheets are at the Cody Library. Stop by or call 527-1880 to register. Complete course descriptions.

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