Saturday afternoon Fun in the Whole Library sponsored by the Park County Library Foundation. For all ages! Free! Book fair with Local Authors, Author Talks, Treats in The Pointe Cafe. 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25. SCHEDULE dtd. 1/22/2020. Link to Cody Enterprise story dtd. 1/22/2020 We have 2 workshops this year Nature Writing with Leslie Tribble at 2 p.m. & Care & Preservation of Family Papers & Photographs with Park County Archives experts at 3 p.m. Call 527-1880 or stop by the Library to register for classes.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.
WHEN: Thursday, 01/23/2020, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Park County Public Library 1500 Heart Mountain St Cody, WY 82414
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a valid Social Security number
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Have a valid email address
- Males 18 and older must be registered with Selective Service
- Must be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends
- Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle
- Have access to a computer with internet and email
- Competitive wages ($17.00 – $18.50 hr.)
- Possible paid mileage ($0.58 per mile)
- Weekly paychecks
- Flexible hours
- Paid training
Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs or text wyomingjobs to 313131
Applications available in English & Spanish No appointment necessary First come, first served basis
Marie Shirley-Jones will talk about her fiber art panel celebrating Plains Indian women from noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Cody library. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to this free program.
Marie is a retired art teacher from Red Lodge who has a passion for creating fiber art. She also loves Native American history and culture, which is often reflected in her art. Her panel has been displayed at the library since December.
A few years ago she was thrilled to find two pieces of ledger art from 1883 by New Bear depicting eight Gros Ventre women at a dance. Inspired by New Bear’s art, Marie recreated his image using cloth and found objects. She knew that she could learn about the women best by creating a large piece, so, Marie totally immersed herself in bringing these eight honorable women to life.
“On the women’s skirts I’ve expressed, through my art, various important aspects of their culture that I have learned about,” Marie said.
“In the background I’ve written Crow women’s names from history and words I found on-line in the Crow language, pertaining to these women.”
“I apologize for any mistakes I’ve made with these words and names.”
The chickadees represent spirit helpers. The beading and jewelry are mainly found objects, none of which are genuine Native American. Vertical lines in art represent strength, like pillars. She’s incorporated antique linens.
The hands are large because Marie molded them from her own hands, which she feels emphasizes their skill.
Marie became very connected to these women through the process and her thoughts were on them as she went about her daily routines. The outcome is her respect and honor for these incredible women in our history.
Visit mshirleyjones.wixsite.com/fiberartandmore for more information.
Chase away the winter blahs with “Reading the West,” book discussion series. The book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesdays, Jan. – May. Books are available at the reference desk.
Blizzard 1949 by Roy Alleman | January 28 in the Bison Room
Black 14: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Wyoming Football by Ryan Thorburn | February 25 in the Bison Room
Goodbye Judge Lynch: The End of a Lawless Era in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin by John W. Davis | March 24 in Grizzly Hall
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx | April 28 in Grizzly Hall
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck | May 26 in Grizzly Hall
Free & Open to the Public.
Won’t you join us? Make & Wrap Christmas Presents & Decorate Cookies | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, Dec 23 in the Teen Room | Dept. of Wits & Wisdom