Of the thousands of jockeys and horses who have plied America’s turf, only eleven men have ever won the Triple Crown. Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. come and learn about Western jockey, Earl Sande, winner of the 1930 Triple Crown on Gallant Fox. Richard and Mary Maturi will present the program that will leave everyone with an appreciation of the jockey as the ultimate athlete and the key role horses played in early American history and recreation. Earl Sande, Triple Crown Winner is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program. Library programs are free and open to the public; for more information call the library at 307-334-3490.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be available at the library on Thursday, May 4 after 7:30 a.m. for pickup. Doughnuts are $8 for glazed and $9 for frosted. Call the library, 334-3490 or contact a library foundation member to preorder today! Proceeds are matched through a partnership with the Sweetwater County Library System Foundation and the Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge.
One of our newer novels is “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir” by Jennifer Ryan. As England became enmeshed in the early days of World War II, the women of Chilbury Village forged an uncommon bond. They defied the Victor’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carried on singing.” This story tells the home-front struggles of five unforgettable choir members – from small-town intrigue, to romance, to the heartbreaking matter of life and death.
Other new fiction books are “Starting over on Blackberry Lane” by Sheila Roberts, “Wait for the Dark” by Kay Hooper, “Death of a Ghost” by M.C. Beaton, “The Violated” by Bill Pronzini, “Echoes in Death” by J. D. Robb, “Devil in Spring” by Lisa Kleypas, “Robert B. Parker’s Revelation” by Robert Knott, “The Devil’s Triangle” by Catherine Coulter and “Long Time Gone” by Mary Connealy. A new title for the young adult is “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.
New books in the non-fiction section include “Gods: an Official Seckret Machines Investigation of the UFO Phenomenon” by Tom DeLonge, “The Permaculture Market Garden: a Visual Guide to a Profitable Whole-Systems Farm Business” by Zach Loeks and a new book by the author of the “Shack,” Wm. Paul Young “Lies We Believe About God.”
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Third Grade Mermaid” by Peter Raymundo, “The Wolf Keepers” by Elise Broach and “King and Kayla, the Case of the Missing Dog Treats” by Dori Hillestad Butler. Several new easy titles are “Blue Penguin” by Petr Horacek, “Good Night, Baddies” by Deborah Underwood and “Hoot and Peep” by Lita Judge.
“Trees and Flowers!” is the theme for Storyhour on May 2, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for children age 3 through kindergarten throughout the year. Preschool LegoTime is held on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story, Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.