Take the Summer Reading Landmark Quiz & find out. Contest opens Monday, July 17 and runs through Sunday, July 23. Pick up a copy in the Library lobby. Yes, you may take it with you. Printable version here. Prizes will be awarded!
Pete Idema, eight grade earth science teacher and astronomy club mentor at Cody Middle School, will present “Solar Eclipse: A Spectacular Shadow” on Monday, July 17 from 12-1 p.m. After Pete’s introductory video, attendees will be able to step outside and look through solar telescopes (weather permitting).
Click here to see the MegaMovie ofvthe total solar eclipse that will occur in the U.S. on Aug. 21. The shadow of the moon will pass in a narrow band from Oregon to South Carolina during a 90 minute period.
In Cody we are outside the area that will experience the total eclipse, but with solar filtered telescopes or eclipse glasses one could enjoy a partial eclipse.
CMS has an on-campus observatory. The observatory is equipped with a 14″ Celestron telescope and several smaller telescopes, including solar telescopes.
“During our 8th grade astronomy unit, for as long as I can remember, we have been teaching about eclipses and the relative positions of the sun, earth, and moon during these events,” Pete said.
“I always have shown a map of where total eclipses could be viewed over a multi-decade and highlighted the Aug. 21, 2017 event, which always sounded so far off. It’s hard to believe it is now almost here!”
For more information visit sites.google.com/a/park6.org/earthsciencerocks/home or contact Pete at email@example.com.
Bring a lunch for this Summer Reading Lunch and Learn event. Library programs are free and open to the public.
Dragons, trolls, witches, screaming meemies hassle Sharn, our heroine. Sharn uses her creativity to get by each one of them. She must find the Junkyard Dragon. Together, they will create a plan to regain her place in the kingdom and Build a Better World. During this 45-minute journey, Sharn makes friends and ultimately escapes the evil forces. The story is scripted with dry humor to entertain adults as well as children. “I love fantasy,” said Marty, “In it, good and evil come clothed in all sorts of strange and wonderful shapes and sizes.”
“The Quest for the Junkyard Dragon” is jointly sponsored by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the Park County Library Foundation.
Build a Better World starts at Home
A Not-for-Sale Sale, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, in Grizzly Hall will be produced by summer readers in grades 6-12. Community members may shop at no cost for one day at the Cody Library.
The goal, according to one teen organizer is, “To help people and even if they don’t need help, they could take a gift for a family member.”
The project is part of the Build a Better World Summer Reading initiative. Set up is Tuesday, June 27. Contributions will be gratefully accepted.
Contact Teen Librarian Shelly Waidelich at 527-1889 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Anyone can shop. Anyone can contribute. All are welcome.
Once the ‘sale’ is over, items will be delivered to The Bargain Box and to the Senior Center Thrift Store.
Ann Lincoln is a juggler, magician and comedienne. Her Build a Better YOU show is on Wednesday, June 21 at 10 a.m.
The show is free and open to the public. This family-friendly summer reading production encourages children to learn something, do something and help someone in order to build a better world.
Ann last performed in Park County in June of 2015. Young library patrons remember the Super Ann show then and are still talking about it.
The high energy show consists of contemporary stand-up comedy, expert juggling and circus skills, magic involving birds, bunnies and audience members. It can even include Ann juggling two bowling balls while eating an apple.
After the show, audience members may visit with the magic dove and pet the magic bunny.
Ann has been a full-time professional entertainer for more than 25 years. She often gives five shows a day. She has done thousands of shows at libraries, schools, daycares, company and private parties.
Ann has performed all over the country and regularly travels across her home state of Colorado.
Television and film credits include ABC, PBS, the Disney Channel, Animal Planet and others. Visit annlincoln.com for details.