Library News

The final movie in the “Living Wild” Dinner & Movie series will be shown on Monday, April 29 at 6 p.m. “The Mustang” is the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given a chance to take part in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. A light meal will be available; library programs are free and open to the public.

The photography exhibit of the wild horses of the McCullough Peaks in northwest Wyoming is appearing at the library through May 24. The “Wild and Free” exhibit was organized by FOAL (Friends of a Legacy), the wild horse advocacy organization based in Park County. Photographers from across the country sent in entries, from which 30 were chosen for the exhibit. All submissions were photographed in the last three years. Stop by soon!

You can borrow a variety of items at the library. In addition to print, media, and digital items library patrons can check out blood pressure kits, mobile hotspots, jigsaw puzzles, internet-ready Chromebooks and a memory care kit. If you have an interest in Podcasting the library has a studio that can be used in the library as well as other business equipment, including a photo light box, a ring-light, video camera and more. Some items can be checked out of the building for a short period of time. Call or stop by for more information!

Other new books are “Bunyan and Henry, or the Beautiful Destiny” by Mark Cecil, “Archer’s Voice” by Mia Sheridan, “The Wild Side” by Fern Michaels, “Strange Courtship of Kathleen O’Dwyer” by Robert Temple, “Killer Secrets” by Kathleen Donnelly, “Wilde for You” by Jennifer Ryan and “The North Line” by Matt Riordan.

Sara Donati’s latest novel is “The Sweet Blue Distance.” In 1857 trying to outrun her past, Carrie Ballentyne accepts a nursing position with a doctor in New Mexico Territory. The trip west is only the beginning of her challenges. She soon realizes that her employer has secrets. To protect his young daughter, she needs to find out what is true, but to do that she must confront the demons in her own past. “The Sweet Blue Distance” is available on CD and in Libby.

New non-fiction books are “The Last Western: the Unjustified Killing of Michael Rosa by Ed Cantrell” by Rone Tempest, “You’re Not Done Yet: Parenting Young Adults in an Age of Uncertainty” by Janet B. Hibbs, and “Common Law and Natural Law in America: From the Puritans to the Legal Realists” by Andrew Forsyth.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “Coyote Lost and Found” by Dan Gemeinhart, “Big Nate: This Means War” by Lincoln Peirce and “The Wilderlore” series by Amanda Foody. New picture books are “Grandma’s Roof Garden” by Tang Wei, “No Cats in the Library” by Lauren Emmons, “Chicken Little and the Very Long Race” by Sam Wedelich, “Shortstuff Bucks” by Peggy Sundberg and “Lucky Duck” by Greg Pizzoli.

“Fairies!” is the theme for Storyhour on April 30, 2024. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year for children age 3 through kindergarten.

334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number, call anytime to hear a recorded story – sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Check out the library’s website at Browse local history by clicking on Historicals and click on Genealogy to browse obituaries, birth records and cemetery records.  If you have local history that we can include in the database, please let us know. We are also looking for people who are interested in being interviewed for our Oral History project.

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