Library News

The Dinner & Movie series, “Living Wild” kicks off with “The Call of the Wild on Monday, January 29 at 6 p.m. The film is the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team, and later its leader, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. The film is rated PG and 100 minutes. A meal, as well as brief audience discussion round out the evening. Library programs are free and open to the public.     

Artist Clint Clore will be featured during the month of February at the library. Plan now to stop by and view his abstract work and visit with the him on Wednesday, February 7 at 5 p.m. Clore has previously shown his work in Cleveland, Ohio. Clore will also perform in concert in April.

Copies of the first book in the “Wild Wyoming” book discussion series are available! Stop by the library to register and pick up a copy of “American Wolf” by Nate Blakeslee which will be discussed on Monday, February 5 at 6 p.m.

“Just Once” is the title of Karen Kingsbury’s latest novel. In 1941 Irvel Holland is dating Sam but is in love with his younger brother, Hank, her longtime best friend. Then Pearl Harbor is attacked. Sam is drafted and Irvel and Hank take up the battle on the home front. Irvel is approached by the military with plans that will take her into the covert world of World War II – the catch is that she cannot tell anyone. Then a telegram brings devastating news and Hank enlists the next day. Now just two weeks remain before he and Irvel ship out, can love find a way – even from the ashes of the greatest heartbreak? “Just Once” is also available digitally in Libby.

Other new books are “Irish Milkshake Murder” by Carlene O’Connor, “Trail Town Marshal” by Todhunter Ballard, Tom Clancy Command and Control” by Marc Cameron, “Upside Down” by Danielle Steel, “Manner of Death” by Robin Cook, “Law and Order Unlimited” by William Colt MacDonald and “Calling on the Matchmaker” by Jody Hedlund. New in the young adult section is “The Me You See” by Jill Williamson.

Gap Pucci’s adventures continue in “We Do the Damndest Things: Jackson Hole Ranch and Outfitters Stories” which is available in the new non-fiction section along with “Crushed: Big Techs War on Free Speech” by Ken Buck.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles “I Survived the Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964” by Lauren Tarshis, “Treasure Hunters” by James Patterson and “The Bad Guys in Look Who’s Talking” by Aaron Blabey. Among the newer easy books are “5-Minute Bedtime Treasury” by Hannah C. Hall, “Is This…Winter?” by Helen Yoon, “The Yawnicorn” by Emily Hamilton and “A Gift From Daniel” by Maria Le.

“Eskimo Kisses!” is the theme for Storyhour on January 23, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for children age 3 through kindergarten. Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Did you know you have access to Wyoming-specific legal forms by using your library card and PIN? You can easily download and fill in forms, check it out by going to and scroll down on the page. Gale Legal Forms includes everything from Bills to Sale to Contracts to Wills and Trusts. Check it out today! Don’t hesitate to stop by the library or call for help accessing the forms.

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.