Summer Reading Events:

All events are free and open to the public.


Free Book Giveaways:





Craig Johnson, "Longmired: High Plains to Hollywood," reading and presentation, Thursday, June 26, 8 pm, Center for the Arts Theater


Craig Johnson is the author of eight novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim. The Cold Dish was a Dilys Award finalist and the French edition won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/BibliObs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming State Historical Association's Book of the Year, won France's Le Prix 813. Another Man's Moccasins was the Western Writers of America's Spur Award winner and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year, and The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Junkyard Dogs won the Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick, and Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journal as the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times best seller, as was As the Crow Flies. The Walt Longmire series is the basis for the hit A&E drama, Longmire , starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackoff. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.


Spencer Reece, reading and conversation, July 24, 7-8 pm, Ordway Auditorium, Teton County Library


Reece's debut collection of poetry, The Clerk's Tale (2004), was chosen for the Bakeless Poetry Prize by Louise Gluck and adapted into a short film by director James Franco. He is also the author of the collection The Road to Emmaus (2013). Ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2011, Reece's poems explore faith and family, paying attention to the fragility of each. His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, grants from the Fulbright Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Council, a Witter Bynner fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a Whiting Writers' Award, and a Fulbright grant to work on a collaborative writing project with children at an orphanage in Honduras in 2012-2013.


Pam Houston, reading and conversation, August 27, 7-8 pm, Writing Workshop, August 28 (registration required) 10:00 am-12:00 pm, both events are held at Ordway Auditorium, Teton County Library


Pam Houston's most recent book is Contents May Have Shifted, published in 2012. She is also the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, the novel, Sight Hound, and a collection of essays, A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton. Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The 2013 Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, The Evil Companions Literary Award and multiple teaching awards. She is Professor of English at UC Davis, directs the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers and teaches in The Pacific University low residency MFA program and at writer's conferences around the country and the world. She lives on a ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.



Book Blind Dating: Throughout the month of July

Do you judge books by their covers? This month we'll display brown paper-wrapped books labeled with only a few descriptors to spark your curiosity. We invite you to take home one of these tomes for a blind date with your favorite genre. It just might be "the one."