A Halloween Cards workshop will be held Saturday, October 10 at 1 p.m. at the Library. Learn to design and make your own cards with help from Kay Capps. Attendance is limited, so please sign up in advance for this free workshop. Supplies will be provided. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.
The Library will host a Genealogy Fair on Sunday, October 11 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Several genealogy booths will be available for public browsing and one-on-one help from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A wide variety of organizations will attend, including the Casper College Western History Center, Daughters of the American Revolution, Natrona County Genealogical Society, the Family History Center and many more. At 3:30 p.m., local author Elwood Gilliland will discuss the ties between memoir and genealogy. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.
A book discussion of young adult novel “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman will be held on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Metro Coffee Co. The Never Too Old Book Club, sponsored by the Library, discusses young adult literature with adult appeal. The group is open to both teens and adults, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged. Pick up your free copy of “The Graveyard Book” at the Library’s Reference Desk, found on the second floor. Please call 577-READ ext. 101 for more information.
The Library’s One Book Wyoming Film Series will screen “Sweetgrass” on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. This documentary follows a group of shepherds as they guide hundreds of sheep through endless miles of Montana wilderness. Herding the livestock through the Beartooth Mountains, the crew covers stunning landscapes as they brave dangerous weather and the threat of various wild animals, including bears and wolves. As the shepherds make their journey, the film depicts the hardships that they face in their age-old occupation, which seems largely outmoded in 21st-century United States. The screening is part of the Library’s month-long celebration of One Book Wyoming. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.
The Library’s Family LEGO Club will meet on Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Family LEGO Club is a great way to have fun, relax and spend time together. Parents are especially encouraged to attend and build with their children. All ages enjoy building with blocks – making this the perfect family activity. The library will supply a large amount of LEGOs and ideas of what can be created. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.
A One Book Wyoming Book Discussion on “Shepherds of Coyote Rocks” by Cat Urbigkit will be held in the Library’s Crawford Room on Monday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. To participate, pick up a free copy of the book at the second floor Reference Desk, then join the group for discussion. The book discussion is part of the Library’s month-long celebration of One Book Wyoming. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.
The Library’s Independent Film Series will feature “Salvo” on Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information. Summary: “A Sicilian hitman, Salvo is cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on assignment, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who witnesses her brother’s assassination. In an intense exchange between the killer and his witness, the darkness is lifted from Rita’s eyes just as Salvo decides, against his murderous instincts, to spare her life. Both haunted by their brief encounter, the two will attempt to navigate their dangerous next steps side by side.”
The Library will host One Book Wyoming author Cat Urbigkit on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. Urbigkit will give an overview of life on the ranch, and how the beauty she sees every day is inspiration for the creation of books for both children and adults. She will also introduce the three titles that are part of the One Book Wyoming program. Copies will be available for purchase, which she will sign following her talk. Her talk is free and open to the public. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.
Both families and individuals (ages 8 and up) are invited to celebrate the Day of the Dead at the Library on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. We will decorate sugar skull cookies, make paper flowers, and create papel picado. Pizza will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call 577-READ ext. 2 for more information.