FREE tickets will be available Aug. 1 for Longmire mystery series author Craig Johnson‘s visit, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. One Book Wyoming, “Spirit of Steamboat,” by Craig Johnson will be discussed. If you have not yet passed your copy on, please consider dropping it by the library. We will send it home with a new reader. Your library has a CD audio book & a hard cover of the novella available for check out.
If you are 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 have seats available, so stop in 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. Your librarians will be out on the town Friday, August 15th handing out special “tickets” for the Sunday visit from Craig.
7 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.
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.