Traditional country sound The Nashville Honky-Tonk Review featuring Luke Bell and the Johnny Appleseed Band, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, August 23 in Grizzly Hall, Park County Public Library, Cody. The Johnny Appleseed band, specializing in country and western, swing, and honky-tonk music, will back Luke Bell on pedal steel, guitar, drums, and bass. They will do an interactive set in which grown-ups and kids can learn about the history of some of the music they play and their instruments.
Join Big Horn Basin author Karen Schutte, 2-3 p.m. TODAY Monday, Aug. 11. Her new book is out! Flesh on the Bone continues the saga of German immigration to the Basin begun in The Ticket and Seed of the Volga. Karen’s trilogy is based on the lives of her great-grandparents and grandparents.
In her third novel, Jake and Raisa, first-born children of their immigrant parents are married in 1920 and by 1925 find themselves with two children of their own and a pile of growing debt. Things are better during the Roaring Twenties, but not in Lovell, Wyoming.
Writers’ workshop with Tina Welling, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, August 16. We still have a few openings for Tina’s class. Register at the front desk for this free class. Bring paper and pen and learn to Follow your longing, Write wild with nature’s rhythms, Write surprises, Find stories, Enliven your language, Tap into your inner authority, Care for and feed a writer. Tina’s newest book “Writing Wild, Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature.”
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.