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Learn More About Our Addition & Renovation

August 11, 2010

Have a Question About the Library Addition and Renovation?

Check out these opportunities to learn more about the library’s project on the August 17 SPET (Specific Purpose Excise Tax) ballot:

Check out the library’s website: anytime. Lots of info and short videos highlighting the library renovation and addition. See frequently asked questions about how the SPET works.

Stop by the library: See the library 3-D architectural model and plans booklet, material samples and other project information. Also check out the lobby SPET display about all 11 projects and the ballot with frequently asked questions about the SPET, absentee voting and polling locations.

Ask Us!: Feel free to ask us about our project or the Specific Purpose Excise Tax; we’d be delighted to answer your questions. 

Contact: Deb Adams, Library Director, 733-2164 ext. 128.

Library Friday Nights For Teens

Location: Library Main Room

6-8 p.m.
Grades 6 to 12. The library hosts teen gaming in a safe and social environment, emphasizing team play and civility. Bring your mad skillz for Call of Duty II.  Location: Library Main Room. Free. Teen Program Coordinator, Steve Whisenand, 733-2164 ext. 247, . In Spanish & English.

Alta Wednesday Storytime

Location: Alta Branch Library

imageAges 2 to 5. Every Wednesday from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to join the Alta Branch Library for interactive stories, songs, arts and crafts. Location: Alta Branch Library, 50 Alta School Road, Alta, WY 83414. Free. 307-353-2505, .

Alta Library Book Club: One World, Many Stories

Location: Alta Branch Library

Meet the third Thursday of each month to discuss books exploring the myriad of cultures within the U.S. and around the world. New participants always welcome; no sign-up required. Members take turns bringing snacks. Location: Alta Branch Library, 50 Alta School Road, Alta, Wyoming. Free. 307-353-2505, .

Latino Heritage Celebration: Tell us a story! Hear our stories! Dance!

September 25, 2014

¡Celebra! Many Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico, gained their independence in September and October. We’re celebrating Latino culture with special events and projects, including an on-site display of the personal stories of Latino community members plus storytelling and dance.

Latino Storytelling & Dance

6-7 p.m.
Ordway Auditorium. Free!
We invite families with children, ages 4 to 8, to come enjoy Latin American stories, told in English, along with performances of traditional Mexican dances.

Info: Latino Programs Coordinator, Pati Rocha, 733-2164 ext. 237,

Writers at the Library: Gilbert King Nonfiction Writing Workshop

September 27, 2014
Location: Ordway Audtorium

Writing Workshop
10:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For nonfiction writers and voracious readers curious about how to write narrative nonfiction.
• Explore dramatic techniques for narrative nonfiction.
• Discuss interview strategies and techniques.
• Examine the interview process with reluctant or eager sources.
• Learn how to create a narrative scene out of interviews and facts from other sources.
• Explore how a topic or tangent impacts the narrative trajectory.
• Do research long-distance with limited funds.
• Review book proposal formats and learn about writing Book Proposals for potential publishers.

Lunch will be provided to workshop participants. Registration full. To put your name on the wait list, contact Leah, 733-2164 ext. 229, .

imageAbout Gilbert King
Gilbert King is the author of the The New York Times bestseller, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,“ which was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.  “Devil in the Grove” was also named runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and was a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize and the Edgar Award. 

King has written about the Supreme Court and the death penalty for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he is also a featured contributor for Smithsonian Magazine.  Lionsgate has purchased the rights to the book and a film is currently in pre-production. 

King’s last book, “The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South,“ was published in 2008.  He lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and a French Bulldog named Louis.

Alta Audio Book Club: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Read by Sissy Spacek

Location: Alta Branch Library

In September, the Alta Branch’s Audio Book Club resumes its weekly acoustical encounters, meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, to listen to Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Bookimage
Sissy Spacek gives a lilting rendition of this gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice. Lee’s novel views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl as she watches her father, a crusading local lawyer, risk everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

The Club
This unique club brings families together at the Alta Branch Library to listen to great literature for all ages. Join this audio journey simply by coming to the library, sitting back and listening. For those with busy hands, feel free to bring a craft to work on while enjoying this classic tale. This free book club is open to ages 8 to adults. New participants are always welcome, and no sign-up is required. Members provide simple snacks and desserts while the library provides beverages to enjoy.

For information, contact Gretchen Notzold, , 307-353-2505

Friends Home Page

Friends Book Nook Sales!
Own a Stieg Larsson?  Own a Wally Lamb?  Own an F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Visit the Friends Book Nook and purchase a work by your favorite author!

The Friends Book Nook, The Teton County Library Friends’ ongoing book sale is located in the lobby of the Library.

The Friends Book Nook offers a wide variety of gently used books for sale. Enjoy a cup of coffee with a Book Nook volunteer as you browse the shelves for your favorite titles. Offerings span from fiction, biography, cookbooks and sports to politics and books for children and young adults. Spanish books are also available. Visit the Volunteer Picks shelf to see what neighbors are reading.

Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Book Donations can be made at the Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane during regular library hours. Volunteers in the Friends Book Nook or staff at the library Main Desk can assist you with your book donations.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the Friends Book Nook. Please contact Community Programs Coordinator, Lokey Lytjen, 733-2164 ext. 255 or .