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.
Aftermath: The Pragmatic Challenges of Restoring the Cultural Heritage of Plains Indians in the Big Horn Basin is the fourth annual seminar regarding the significance of Heart Mountain to the Crow tribe and the wider public audience. It takes place 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Grizzly Hall, Park County Public Library, Cody.
(At left: Grant Bulltail in the arms of He Comes Up Red, his Great Grandfather who was removed from the Bighorn Basin. They are shown here next to reservation housing near Crow Agency, MT. circa 1940.)
Grant Bulltail, a Crow tribal elder, Pipe Lighter, oral historian, published author and teacher and political philosopher Robert Meister, Ph.D., will examine the moral situation of our region, where settler communities and reservations are neighbors with divergent yet inter-related societies. Dr. Meister is a Professor of Social Sciences and Political Thought at the University of California, Santa Cruz. [Read more…]
Magic comes to the Powell Branch Library, Wednesday, July 9, with a workshop at 11:30 a.m. for ages 10 and older. He will present a family magic show at 2:00 p.m. Sign-up is required for the workshop.
The amazing Cody Landstrom will appear at the Meeteetse Branch Library, Thursday, July 10. He will perform magic at 10:00 a.m., followed by a workshop at 11:00 a.m., for ages 10 and older. Sign-up is required for the workshop.
Next, he will magically appear at the Cody Library, with a workshop at 4:00 p.m.Thursday, July 10 for ages 10 and older, and a magic show at 6:30 p.m. for the whole family. Both events will be held in Grizzly Hall. Sign-up is required for the workshop and may be done in the Children’s Department.
Everyone needs magic!