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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, .

Wyoming State Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament

September 13, 2014

image10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For Grades 1 to 12. United States Chess Federation (USCF) sanctioned scholastic chess tournament, open to all USCF members. Online membership application available tournament day. Register at tournament in the Ordway Auditorium. Free.

For info: Education and Program Manager, Oona Doherty, 733-2164 ext. 135, .

My Name Is Cool: Stories from Cuban-Irish-American Storyteller, Antonio Sacre

September 17, 2014

imageStorytelling Performance
6-7 p.m.
Ordway Auditorium

Storyteller and solo performer, Antonio Sacre bridges two cultures with humor and stories. He creates a truly bilingual experience, drawing from an extensive repertoire of folk tales, myths and legends from around the world, focusing on Spanish-speaking countries, especially Mexico. It doesn’t matter whether you speak English, Spanish or both, Sacre’s storytelling artfully interweaves both languages.

About Antonio Sacreimage
Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, Sacre is an internationally touring writer, storyteller, and solo performance artist based in Los Angeles. He has performed at the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, the National Storytelling Festival, and museums, schools, libraries, and festivals internationally. His storytelling recordings have won numerous awards, including the American Library Association’s Notable Recipient Award, the Parent’s Choice Gold and Silver Awards, and the National Association of Parenting Publications Gold Award. He was awarded an Ethnic and Folk Arts Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council. Since 1994, he has taught drama, storytelling, and writing to teachers and students nationwide, and worked as artist in residence with youth in four inner city high schools of New York, Chicago, and South Central Los Angeles.

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.

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 .