Please join us, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, for a special HOLIDAY Sleepy Time Story for the whole family with one of Santa’s elves! Listen to fun books of the season, and stay for Christmas cookies and milk. Pajamas, stuffed animals, and pillows are welcome, too!
The Friends of the Cody Library will host the largest book sale in their nearly 20 year history, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday, Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 in Grizzly Hall, Park County Public Library in Cody.
“Center to the books on offer is a collection of historical materials gifted to the library by a major collector who decided he wanted his books to be used for research and reading enjoyment,” said our resident bookworm, Wally Johnson. “Book sale participants will be interested in the extensive Civil War, militaria, Western Americana, exploration, maps and natural history being offered.”
Due to the enormous volume available, a $2 bag sale is planned for Saturday. Serious shoppers may wish to bring their own bags. This library event is free and open to the public.
Larry Bucknell, David Fike, John Gordnier, Wally Johnson, Edie Phillips and Lynn Pitet volunteered to sort, value and organize more than three-thousand books in preparation for the sale.
Cody Library Manager, Marge Buchholz, has a deep appreciation for donations. “Between additions and replacements for worn books, they make up at least 20 percent of the collection,” Buchholz said.
But, even good books can accumulate beyond available storage. Luckily, F.O.C.L. is there to convert this largesse into assets throughout the library. All money raised benefits the library. Past purchases include:
- The large print book nook at the front of the library. Large print circulation has increased by 30% since the July, 2016 installation.
- Bookcases for the LOFT that added another 25% to existing capacity, comfortable chairs and iPads.
- Furnishings for the children’s library; book cases, carpet for the activity room, decorative lights, a die cut machine, digital camera and bulletin board.
- New books to distribute at special programs such as Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat visit.
- Summer Reading prizes.
- Educational adult DVDs.
- Refreshments for author talks and other library events.
- Information packets for new patrons.
- “Book Page,” a monthly publication for aspiring writers that includes book reviews and author interviews.
- Carts for patrons’ convenience.
- Brochures for local campgrounds, directing tourists to the library.
F.O.C.L. members stock an in-library store weekly and more often during the summer when demand is greatest. They serve as hosts at Winter Gathering and are responsible for the festive Christmas decorations each year.
Deanne Stillman Author Talk
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1
Park County Public Library, Cody
The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West—Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull—told through their time in Cody’s Wild West show in the 1880s.
It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody-known across the land as Buffalo Bill-conceived of his Wild West show, an “equestrian extravaganza” featuring cowboys and Indians. The idea took off. For four months in 1885 the Lakota chief Sitting Bull appeared in the show. Blood Brothers tells the story of these two iconic figures through their brief but important collaboration.
Join Regency period author, Linda Rae Sande, for “Adventures in England”, 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. @ Park County Public Library, Cody. Sande will present a visual tour of significant historical sites and share the stories behind the locations featured in her books.
From book production and technical writing to research and romance. A self-described nerd and lover of science, Linda Rae spent many years as a published technical writer specializing in 3D graphics workstations, software and 3D animation (her movie credits include SHREK and SHREK 2). An interest in genealogy led to years of research on the Regency era and a desire to write fiction based in that time.
A fan of action-adventure movies, she can frequently be found at the local cinema. Although she no longer has any fish, she follows the San Jose Sharks. She makes her home in Cody, Wyoming.
Here are the catalog links to her books. We have most of them thanks to generous gifts from Linda Rae.