Upcoming events at the Laramie County Library

Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) These events are free and open to the public. Unless noted otherwise, events take place in the Laramie County Library’s meeting rooms, 2200 Pioneer Avenue in Cheyenne. Some events require registration in advance. To sign up for programs or to obtain more details, call 307.634.3561. Additional information is also available at www.LaramieCountyLibrary.org , at facebook.com/LaramieCountyLibrary or facebook.com/LaramieCountyLibraryTeens.

Through May 15

ART.WRITE.NOW.Tour 2013-14

ART.WRITE.NOW.Tour 2013-14, a nationwide traveling exhibition showcasing stunning and original work created by the talented teen winners of the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is coming from The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Penn. to make its final stop in Cheyenne at the Laramie County Library. The tour, now in its fourth year, displays 130 pieces of art and literary works from students around the country. These visionary emerging artists’ and writers’ works were blindly judged by panels of top professionals in the visual and literary arts to be selected as “best in the country.” To learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit http://www.artandwriting.org.

Thursday, May 1, 10:15-10:45am

Daycare Storytime

Just for daycares: themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Happy Birthday, Mother Goose. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Friday, May 2, 10:15-10:45am

Baby Music

You and your baby can engage in musical learning activities at this unique session for babies and caregivers. Educator Laura Sutton will teach you how to encourage your baby’s learning through vocal play, object exploration, instruments and creative movement. Following the story, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. (Birth-24 months, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Saturday, May 3, 10:00am-Noon

Free Comic Book Day!

Free comics for all ages while supplies last! Come dressed in costume to receive one free movie or game rental redeemable TODAY ONLY, enter to win two tickets to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2, watch episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man and create superhero crafts. Special thanks to our partner The Loft Collectibles, Comics & Games. (All ages, 1st floor Gallery, 2nd floor Sage Room)

Saturday, May 3, 10:15-10:45am

Saturday Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Happy Birthday, Mother Goose. (Birth-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Saturday, May 3, 10:15-11:45am

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Do you have a specific question about email, the Internet or Microsoft Office products? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions to help you use the resources that the library offers. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus or issues with hardware. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Monday, May 5, 3:30-5:00pm

TechKnow: Make a Video Game – Please Sign Up

This is the last of three sessions. Learn how to make your own video game from Tyler Doak, the creator of Aces Wild: Manic Brawling Action. Space is limited. Sign up online at http://yosevents.eventbrite.com/ or at the second floor Ask Here Desk. (Grades 7-12, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, May 6, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is A Day at the Beach. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, May 6, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. This week’s theme is A Day at the Beach. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, May 6, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is A Day at the Beach. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, May 6, 2:00-4:00pm

L2B Database Drop-In

The Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network: come in and sharpen your grant searching and fundraising skills! Staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist your navigation through the collection of electronic and print resources available only at the library. This is a hands-on computer class and is free; come when you can and stay as long as you need. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Tuesday, May 6, 7:00-8:30pm

Poetry Night

Poets are often told to use images, be specific, be concise and make music – all good suggestions – but in this poetry discussion and workshop we will look at the texture of poems. How has the poet created texture and to what end? What might a more surprising texture lend to our own poems? Expect lively group discussion and a writing exercise. Post your poems around the library afterwards! Presented in partnership with the staff of the UW Creative Writing MFA program. (Adults & Teens, Sunflower Room, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, May 7, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is A Day at the Beach. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, May 7, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is A Day at the Beach. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, May 7, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is A Day at the Beach. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, May 7, 2:00-3:30pm

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Do you have a specific question about email, the Internet or Microsoft Office products? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions to help you use the resources that the library offers. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus or issues with hardware. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, May 7, 4:15-5:15pm

Chess Club

A drop-in chess event for beginners and advanced chess players. Join us for weekly lessons with teachers Kyle Hayes (beginners) and Dennis Coelho (advanced). (Grades 3-8, 2nd floor)

Thursday, May 8, 10:15-10:45am

Daycare Storytime

Just for daycares: themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is A Day at the Beach. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Thursday, May 8, 6:30-7:45pm

Family Fun Night: Things That Go

What do the Bookmobile, a dump truck, a police car and a mini F-16 fighter jet have in common? They are all “things that go!” Come share a story, make a craft, enjoy a snack and get an up-close look at some very cool vehicles. (Children & Families, library parking lot)

Thursday, May 8, 7:00-8:30pm

Obstetrical Care of Women in a Country of War

Does war have an effect on women’s pregnancies? How does conflict impact infant mortality? Author Linda Orsi Robinson will speak about her travels in the war-torn country of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ms. Robinson will specifically speak about the obstetrical care of women in a county at war. (Adults, Sunflower Room, 3rd floor)

Friday, May 9, 10:15-11:00am

Baby Lapsit

Join us for a short storytime session designed just for babies and their caregivers. Following the stories, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. Today’s theme is A Day at the Beach. (Birth-18 months, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Friday, May 9, 1:30-4:00pm

Positive Aging Film Series: Defending Your Life

In this film, a man dies and arrives in the afterlife only to discover that he must stand trial and justify his life-long fears in order to advance to the next phase. Otherwise he’ll be sent back to earth to do it again. Starring Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant and Buck Henry. Discussion following the film. Hosted in partnership with Peak Wellness. Popcorn and drinks are provided. (Adults, Willow Room, 1st floor)

Saturday, May 10, 10:15-10:45am

Kindermusik®– Please Sign Up)

Sing, sway, laugh and play! Led by skilled educator Laura Sutton, your child’s development will be enhanced while gaining a love of music. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s second floor Ask Here Desk. (Ages 2-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Saturday, May 10, 10:15-11:45am

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Do you have a specific question about email, the Internet or Microsoft Office products? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions to help you use the resources that the library offers. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus or issues with hardware. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Saturday, May 10, 3:00-4:00pm

Let’s Go LEGO®

Calling all LEGO® builders! We provide the LEGOs® and you provide the creativity. Create a LEGO® project of your own design and display on a shelf for the entire library to see. (Grades K-2, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Monday, May 12, 2:00-3:00pm

Skill Builders – Please Sign Up

Just for homeschooled children. Develop and maintain your reading, writing and library skills through fun activities and games. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s second floor Ask Here Desk. (Ages 6-8, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, May 13, 6:00-7:30pm

L2B: Are You Ready to Export? – Please Sign Up

This class will provide a basic understanding of the planning considerations before your company goes global with its product. Topics include: why go global, when is a company ready, what foreign market is best, how to enter the foreign market, and more. Presented by John Privette, Small Business Development Center, in partnership with Small Business Administration and Laramie County Library L2B. To register, go to http://library2business.eventbrite.com/, call 307.634.3561 or visit the third floor Ask Here Desk. (Adults, Sunflower Room, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, May 14, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is I Love Books! (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, May 14, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is I Love Books! (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, May 14, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is I Love Books! (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, May 14, 2:00-3:30pm

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Do you have a specific question about email, the Internet or Microsoft Office products? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions to help you use the resources that the library offers. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus or issues with hardware. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, May 14, 4:15-5:15pm

Chess Club

A drop-in chess event for beginners and advanced chess players. Join us for weekly lessons with teachers Kyle Hayes (beginners) and Dennis Coelho (advanced). (Grades 3-8, 2nd floor)

Thursday, May 15, 10:15-10:45am

Daycare Storytime

Just for daycares: themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is I Love Books. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Thursday, May 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Just Surviving To Thriving: Sleep Tight

Sleep deprivation can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain. It adversely affects the brain and cognitive function and makes us grouchy. Learn about sleep and get tips for getting a better night’s rest. Presented by Candise Leininger, LPC and in partnership with Peak Wellness. (Adults, Sunflower Room, 3rd floor)

Friday, May 16, 10:15-11:00am

Baby Lapsit

Join us for a short storytime session designed just for babies and their caregivers. Following the stories, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. Today’s theme is I Love Books! (Birth-18 months, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Saturday, May 17, 10:15-10:45am

Saturday Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is I Love Books. (Birth-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Saturday, May 17, 10:15-11:45am

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Do you have a specific question about email, the Internet or Microsoft Office products? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions to help you use the resources that the library offers. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus or issues with hardware. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Sunday, May 18, 2:00-3:00pm

Things That Go – Please Sign Up

Why did the bicycle fall over? Because it was two-tired! In this program, we will explore simple machines, levers, pulleys, wedges, wheels and axles, including planes and screws. Obviously this means plenty of hands-on fun. Come join us! To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s second floor Ask Here Desk. (Grades K-2, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Monday, May 19, 4:15-5:15pm

LEGO® Challenge

Have you leveled up in LEGO® Quest? Complete the challenge by building a LEGO® structure in one hour, check out a library book and “level up!” Not sure what LEGO® Quest is? Ask the second floor staff and we will get you started! (Grades 3-6, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, May 20, 10:00am-9:00pm

Wyoming Stories – Please Sign Up

Wyoming Public Radio and Media wants you! Wyoming Stories captures history through the memories of those who live here. Interested in telling your own story? To register, contact Diana Denison, Wyoming Public Media, ddenison@uwyo.edu or 307-766-4240. Presented in partnership with Wyoming Public Media. (All ages, Windflower Room, 3rd floor)

Tuesday, May 20, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Animal Chatter. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, May 20, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is Animal Chatter. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, May 20, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Animal Chatter. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Tuesday, May 20, 5:00-7:00pm

L2B Database Drop-In

The Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network: come in and sharpen your grant searching and fundraising skills! Staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist your navigation through the collection of electronic and print resources available only at the library. This is a hands-on computer class; come when you can and stay as long as you need. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, May 21, 10:00am-9:00pm

Wyoming Stories – Please Sign Up

Wyoming Public Radio and Media wants you! Wyoming Stories captures history through the memories of those who live here. Interested in telling your own story? To register, contact Diana Denison, Wyoming Public Media, ddenison@uwyo.edu or 307-766-4240. Presented in partnership with Wyoming Public Media. (All ages, Windflower Room, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, May 21, 10:15-10:45am

Tales Together

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Animal Chatter. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, May 21, 10:15-10:45am

Stories On My Own

Themed storytime to promote early literacy skills and entertain children. Today’s theme is Animal Chatter. (Ages 3-5, Sage Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, May 21, 11:00-11:30am

Storytime

Themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Animal Chatter. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Wednesday, May 21, 2:00-3:30pm

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Do you have a specific question about email, the Internet or Microsoft Office products? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions to help you use the resources that the library offers. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus or issues with hardware. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, May 21, 4:15-5:15pm

Chess Club

A drop-in chess event for beginners and advanced chess players. Join us for weekly lessons with teachers Kyle Hayes (beginners) and Dennis Coelho (advanced). (Grades 3-8, 2nd floor)

Thursday, May 22, 10:15-10:45am

Daycare Storytime

Just for daycares: themed storytime to promote and model early literacy skills for children and their caregivers. Today’s theme is Animal Chatter. (18 months-5 years, Storytime Room, 2nd floor)

Friday, May 23

Spark Your Imagination

Summer Reading Celebration starts today! Come in and sign up to earn prizes!

Friday, May 23, 11:00am-2:00pm

Spark Your Imagination! Read-a-Thon

Kick off Summer Reading today! Read, read, read! Join us for this opening celebration by reading for a chance to win bonus prizes, participate in reading challenges and more! Feel free to bring a comfy chair or pillow and be prepared to hunker in and read. Winners of the 3rd and 4th grade bookmark contest will be announced. Lunch will be provided as well as reading power snacks! (Grades PreK-12, 2nd floor)

Saturday, May 24, 10:15-11:45am

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Do you have a specific question about email, the Internet or Microsoft Office products? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions to help you use the resources that the library offers. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus or issues with hardware. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Monday, May 26

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

Wednesday, May 28, 2:00-3:30pm

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Do you have a specific question about email, the Internet or Microsoft Office products? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions to help you use the resources that the library offers. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus or issues with hardware. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Wednesday, May 28, 4:15-5:15pm

Chess Club

A drop-in chess event for beginners and advanced chess players. Join us for weekly lessons with teachers Kyle Hayes (beginners) and Dennis Coelho (advanced). (Grades 3-8, 2nd floor)

Thursday, May 29, 7:00-8:30pm

Patterson/Sutton Duo: Guitar and Cello Concert

The Patterson/Sutton Duo – Kimberly Patterson on cello and Patrick Sutton on guitar – will present a thrilling varied program full of South American passion, European romanticism and avant-garde rock. Featured works include Villa-Lobos, Bachrants Brailerias No. 5, Stephen Goss’s Park of Idols and more. Please join us in this intimate concert of exciting chamber music. Presented in partnership with the Cheyenne Guitar Society. Adults, Cottonwood Room, 1st floor)

Saturday, May 31, 10:15-11:45am

Computer Training: One-on-One Help – Please Sign Up

Do you have a specific question about your computer or its software? Do you need help using the library’s eBooks on your device? Let us help! Register for a 30-minute, one-on-one session and our team will help you as much as possible. The session is for basic questions, such as help with MS Office products, moving files on a laptop, or accessing library eBook programs. This is not for complex problems such as removing a virus. Limited sessions are available. To sign up, call 307.634.3561 or visit the library’s third floor Ask Here Desk. Please provide your question when registering so our staff has time to conduct research, if necessary. (Adults, Computer Classroom, 3rd floor)

Calendar of Events for May 2014 - Burns

Burns Branch Library

112 Main Street

P.O. Box 220

Burns, WY 82053

307.547.2249

These events are free and open to the public. To obtain more details call the Burns Branch Library at 307.547.2249. Additional information is also available at LaramieCountyLibrary.org.

The Laramie County Library is on Facebook! Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/LaramieCountyLibrary and http://www.facebook.com/LaramieCountyLibraryTeens

Monday, May 5 – Friday, all day when library is open

Plant/Seed Exchange

All week we’re having a plant and seed exchange. Bring in something and take home something else. We’ll have gardening catalogs to look through and we’ll have coffee you can enjoy. Share your gardening tips and browse our gardening books. Come and bring a friend! (Families, Burns)

Friday, May 23

Spark Your Imagination

Summer Reading Celebration starts today! Come in and sign up to earn prizes!

Monday, May 26, 2014

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

Calendar of Events for May 2014 – Pine Bluffs

Pine Bluffs Branch Library

110 East 2nd Street

P.O. Box 639

Pine Bluffs, WY 82082

307.245.3646

These events are free and open to the public. To obtain more details call the Pine Bluffs branch library at 307.245.3646. Additional information is also available at LaramieCountyLibrary.org.

The Laramie County Library is now on Facebook! Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/LaramieCountyLibrary and http://www.facebook.com/LaramieCountyLibraryTeens

Thursday, May 1, 10:00-10:45am

Preschool – Fun for Kids!

Stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Today’s theme is Sheep. (Pre-K, Pine Bluffs)

Tuesday, May 6 – Friday, May 10, during regular library hours

Plant/Seed Exchange

All week we’re having a plant and see exchange. Bring in something and take home something else. We’ll have gardening catalogs to look through and we’ll have coffee you can enjoy. Share your gardening tips and browse our gardening books. Come and bring a friend! (Families, Pine Bluffs)

Tuesday, May 6, 7:00-8:30pm

Gardening in Pine Bluffs

Billy Fritze will speak about gardening in our area. He’ll have a presentation picturing his yard and flowers and he’ll share his gardening secrets. Refreshments. (Families, Pine Bluffs)

Thursday, May 8, 10:00-10:45am

Preschool – Fun for Kids!

Stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Today’s theme is In My Pocket. (Pre-K, Pine Bluffs)

Thursday, May 15, 10:00-10:45am

Preschool – Fun for Kids!

Stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Today’s theme is Rainbow Fish. (Pre-K, Pine Bluffs)

Thursday, May 22, 10:00-10:45am

Preschool – Fun for Kids!

Stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Today’s theme is Cowboy Camp. (Pre-K, Pine Bluffs)

Friday, May 23

Spark Your Imagination

Summer Reading Celebration starts today!

Thursday, May 29, 10:00-10:45am

Preschool – Fun for Kids!

Stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Today’s theme is Spark Your Imagination. (PreK-Grade 2, Pine Bluffs)


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