Library News

Weston County author Lucas Keeler presents his book, “Murder on the Plains: the Killing of Diamond L. ‘Slim’ Clifton” at the library on Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. William C. ‘Slim’ Clifton arrived in the West in the late 1880s, where he quickly learned ranching skills and the cowboy way of life. His tales and promises of opportunities also lured John and Luella Church to Wyoming – little did the three homesteaders know that their arrival in Wyoming would lead to their deaths, resulting in the most infamous murders in Weston County history. Lucas Keeler is a life-long resident of Wyoming. Copies of “Murder on the Plains”will be available for sale.

Travel for Kids” with Kyra and Logan Wasson will be featured at the library on Thursday, July 18 at 1 p.m. In an epic summer adventure, Logan and Kyra Wasson journeyed across the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, and Iceland – their travels were like something out of a storybook! They are looking forward to sharing their excitement and the magical wonder with area children, plan to join them at the library to embark on your own adventure and help find the missing treasure! Fun for everyone!

Meghan Casey and Rocky Mountain Puppets return to the library on Monday, July 22 at 10 a.m. with “Expedition Underground!” Mark your calendar for this 10 a.m. show!

“Incorrigibles” is the title of a book by Meredith Jaeger. In 1890 Annie Gilmurray, an Irish maid, is accused of stealing a ring and sentenced to one year in the women’s ward at San Quentin penitentiary. She finds unexpected friendship in a brutal place. Then the unthinkable happens, Annie makes a choice that will alter the course of her future forever. In 1972 when photographer, Judy Morelli, discovers Annie’s mugshot in an antique photo book her present collides with the forgotten history of her San Francisco neighborhood, impelling her to fight for justice, to learn the fate of the girl in the photograph, and in turn decide her own fate.

Other new books include “Return to Blood” by Michael Bennett, “In Our Stars” by Jack Campbell, “Unforgiven” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “A Rambling Man” by Robert Vaughan, “First Frost” by Craig Johnson, “The Song of Sourwood Mountain” by Ann H. Gabhart, “Think Twice” by Harlan Coben and “Camino Ghosts” by John Grisham. “Shooting For Stars” by Christine Webb is among new young adult titles.

Tom Selleck’s “You Never Know: a Memoir” is now on the non-fiction shelf along with “In My Time of Dying: How I Came Face-to-Face With the Idea of an Afterlife” by Sebastian Junger and “Channeled Messages of Hope: Conversations With History’s Most Prominent Souls on the Other Side on Global Warming and Climate Change” by Carolyn Thomas.

The Lenna Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books “My Weird School: 4 Books in 1” by Dan Gutman, “Ferris” by Kate DiCamillo, The Wildcat Behind Glass” by Alkē Zeē, “They Call Me No Sam” by Drew Daywalt and “The Kids in Mrs. Z’s Class” series by Kate Messner. Among the newer picture books books are “Squirrel Needs a Break” by Kristen Remenar, “Chloe and Maude” by Sandra Boynton, “Mermaid Helper” created by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, “Go and Get with Rex” by Daniel LaRochelle and “Summer is Here” by Renee Watson.

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

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