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Board Games: Then and Now

Our circulating board game collection is back! This blog post will introduce the history of board games and give suggestions for new games based on some classics that you already enjoy. To check out a board game fill out this form.   By Tyler Brown When you hear “board games” what comes to mind? Many […]
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Literary Birthdays: Toni Morrison

By Dylan May Toni Morrison was born 90 years ago today. Read more about her works and life and check out books by Toni Morrison from our collection! As the first Black woman to win the Nobel for Literature, Toni Morrison was a once-in-a-lifetime author, with an incredible grasp of the written word. The author […]
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Literary Birthdays: February 7 Charles Dickens

Literary Birthdays: Charles Dickens

By Dylan May Charles Dickens’ birthday is February 7th. To celebrate our new Circulation Assistant Dylan has written up a quick introduction to Dickens and his novel Bleak House.   Check out Bleak House from the library. Check out more works by Charles Dickens.    Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. […]
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New Mystery Books February 2021

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist. It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Put […]
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Children’s books for Black History Month

By Monica Owens This is the first in a series of Library Corner submissions focusing on information, services, and resources for children, families, and those that work with children. We will add new children’s posts on the first Monday of each month. If you have suggestions for future topics or are interested in submitting a […]
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Explore our World Language Collection

Explore our updated World Language collection!

By Kathi Wilhelm International travel may be limited during the pandemic, but you can still have the world at your fingertips with our updated World Language Collection!   Thanks to grant funding from the Wyoming Community Foundation, we were able to purchase dozens of new books in various languages! To celebrate these, I wanted to […]
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Native and Indigenous films to celebrate Native American Heritage Day

Once again, our resident movie expert, Tyler, has some great suggestions for films to celebrate Native American Heritage Day on November 27th.    November is Native American Heritage Month, and I would like to present you with some amazing films from Native filmmakers that display the rich culture and powerful history of the Indigenous peoples […]
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Hidden Gems in our DVD Collection

By Tyler Brown Last year, there were 786 movies released in the USA and Canada—France and Germany match that number each year. In a normal year, there are thousands of movies released into the world. How do you know which ones you should watch, and how do you know which to avoid? I watch nearly […]
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Pride 2020

June is Pride Month! Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Riots and is a time of celebration and support for the LGBTQ+ Community. This year will mark the fourth annual Laramie PrideFest which is being held from June 22–28. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, this year’s pridefest will consist of virtual events.    As part […]
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An image with the text Celebrating Black Voices and the covers of 5 books. The books are Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Mothers by Brit Bennet, Rosewater by Tade Thompson, Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby, and The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore.

Celebrating Black Voices

  In recent weeks, you may have seen many lists and posts on social media containing books about racism in the United States (1 2 3) and how to talk to your children about race (1 2 3). These books are great resources for white people and non-black POC to educate themselves on issues around […]
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