Library News

Out on the edges of our frantic twenty-first-century nation, bands of wild horses stand nestled together, calmly nuzzling each other to maintain the bonds of family. Prairie hills unfurl around them, and the sky provides their shelter. Through the lens of the wild mustang, professor and poet Chad Hanson gives us new ways to see and meaningfully engage our world as we entertain new considerations about how we understand animals and our landscapes, our history, and ourselves. Hanson, author of “In A Land of Awe” will share his research at the library on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Chad Hanson teaches at Casper College.

LegoTime is held each Tuesday from 3:35 to 4:45 p.m. for all ages! Children can create a variety of projects!

Jennifer Ryan has used true events for her latest novel, “The Underground Library.” When the Blitz imperils the heart of a London neighborhood three young women use their fighting spirit to save the community’s beloved library. They relocate the stacks to the local Underground where the neighborhood’s residents shelter nightly. Their intent was to lend out stories to keep spirits up, but tragedy after tragedy threatens to unmoor the women and the ties of the community.

Other new books are “The Foxglove King” by Hannah Whitten, “The Secret to Happiness” by Suzanne Woods Fisher “Tourist Season” by Brenda Novak, “Overlord” by Kurt Schlichter, “Good Half Gone” by Tarryn Fisher, “Girl Who Chases Ghosts” by Georgia Wagner and “A Love Discovered” by Tracie Peterson.

New non-fiction books are “Moon Man: the True Story of a Filmmaker on the CIA Hit List” by Bart Sibrel, “Mind Your Gut: the Science-Based, Whole-Body Guide to Living Well With IBS” by Kate Scarlata and “American Folk Art Quilts” by Maggi McCormick Gordon.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new books “Diary of a Roblox Pro: Lava Chase” by Ari Avatar, “A Horse’s Best Friend” by Dandi Mackall, “Penny Draws a Best Friend” by Sara Shepard and “The First State of Being” by Erin Entrada Kelly. Among the newer easy books are “Sasha and the Family of Skunks” by Karlon Knudson, “The Lost Mitten” by Jannie Ho, “The Wrong Book” by Drew Daywalt, “How to Train Your Amygdala” by Anna Housley Juster and “The Pedro” series by Fran Manushkin.

“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep!” is the theme for Storyhour on April 16, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for preschool-aged children through kindergarten. Call 307-334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The library has Gale Legal Forms available; these professional Wyoming specific forms can be downloaded to fill out and cover everything from Wills & Trusts to Bills of Sale! Visit and scroll down to Gale Legal Forms, your library card and PIN give you access! The “Links” section of the library’s website also has free, Wyoming specific forms through Equal Justice Wyoming and the Wyoming Judicial Branch. Stop by for more information.

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