The UW Ann Simpson Artmobile is Coming!

artmobile weeThe Ann Simpson Artmobile is coming to all three Park County libraries. Educator Erika Ramsey is bringing an exhibition “Surrealism: Visions of the Mind” and directing art related activities. Sign up for classes, too!

Powell Branch Library, Monday and Tuesday, July 13 and 14:

The exhibition will be open to the public at 9 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 13 and 14.

“Inner World” for kids in grades K-2, 1-3 p.m. on Monday, July 13.

“Inner World” for kids in grades 3-5, 3:15-5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 13.

“The Subconscious Poet” for young adults, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 14

Meeteetse Branch Library, Wednesday, July 15:

The exhibition will be open to the public from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

“Exquisite Corpse,” for all ages, drop-in at 2 p.m.

In the children’s activity room at the Cody library, Thursday, July 16:

The exhibition will be open to the public from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. & until noon on Friday.

“Exquisite Corpse,” 10-11 a.m. for kids in grades K-2.

“The Subconscious Poet” for grades 7-9, noon- 2 p.m.

“Inner World” for grades 3-5, 3-5 p.m.

“Warped” for grades 10-12 and adults, 6-8 p.m.

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“Dance with the Devil” Author Talk, Cody Library

dance devilJD March will discuss her award-winning western Dance with the Devil at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9. She is the author of the “Devil’s Own” series published by Five Star Press. JD March was chosen as 2015 Best New Western Author by True West Magazine.

Set in New Mexico, “Dance with the Devil,” was released in November 2014. The second book, “An Uneasy Alliance,” is due out in August 2015.

The main character, Johnny Fierro has been hunting trouble and a reputation all his life.  Her website is and she’s on Facebook at JD March, Writer.

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Hats On to Wayne Wichern!

wichern webMilliner Wayne Wichern will present Hats and Hat Blocks / Sculptural Form and Artistic Function on Monday, July 6. The program is free and starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Cody library. Wayne is a professional millinery designer and instructor.

A Cody High School alumnus, Wayne now lives in Redwood City, Calif. His studio is in Burlingame, Calif.  “Looking forward to my visit to see my family, the class reunion and of course, this talk,” Wayne said.

Look for Wayne Wichern Millinery on Facebook or visit his website at Wayne Wichern – Portrait of a Milliner is on “YouTube.” See also a San Francisco Chronicle article

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Smokey Bear in Cody on Tuesday!

Credit-SmokeyBearCalling all kids! Come meet Smokey Bear in Cody Tuesday afternoon, June 30th at 2:00 in the Kids’ Activity Room! Learn about forest fire safety plus a little about bears – do a fun Smokey craft, and have your picture taken with Smokey himself. No sign-up needed; please join us!

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Flight of the Nez Perce Program at the Cody Library Sunday, June 28

np girl webHistorian, author and photographer Stan Hoggart will discuss his book Ni Mii Puu (Nez Perce) Traverse the Yellowstone Plateau Sunday, June 28 at the Cody library. The free program starts at 1:30 p.m.

The book, which includes a map and auto tour, details the back country trails of the Nez Perce flight.

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Tonight’s Astronomy Program is Cancelled in Cody

Unmask9SORRY!    The astronomy Program scheduled for tonight (June 23) has been cancelled.

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Her Rugs are so Bright, She has to Wear Shades!

rug webWe have a new medium from Debbee Keener — rugs — in the hall gallery.

She has salvaged T-shirts from the free bins at our thrift stores and re-purposed them as colorful, cotton rugs.

Also, her sculpted be-jeweled paintings are back in the Biblio Bistro. Stop by!

Contact her at

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Crow Heritage Seminar TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in Cody

beaded doll web rtRaising our Kids Well: Traditional Crow Knowledge and Wellness Science will be the subject of the fifth annual Return to Foretop’s Father seminar at the Cody library. The program will be from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. It is free and open to the public.

Grant Bulltail, Apsáalooke (Crow) tribal elder and Pipe Lighter, and two academic experts will explore the interconnections between traditional knowledge and the contemporary science of wellness.

On Friday, June 19,  there will be an organized hike on Heart Mountain with the Crow Royalty under the leadership of Noel Two Leggins. Register at and search for 5th Crow Heritage Seminar and Heart Mountain Hike.

The seminar is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council with additional support from Park County Library Foundation, Christ Episcopal Church and Best Western Sunset Motor Inn.


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