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Yellowstone Then and Now: Exhibit & Speaker Series

June 30, 2014

imageEXHIBIT - On view through Aug. 31, 2014
Modern black and white photos taken by exhibit curator Lee Silliman paired with 19th century hand-tinted engravings, many by photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran, two legendary artists who first excited the public and Congress to the realities of this formerly fabled landscape.

Women in Wonderland image
Wed., Aug. 13, 7-8 p.m.
Ordway Auditorium

Yellowstone’s historical narrative highlights men’s many adventures, heroics and contributions, while those of women have largely been forgotten. Author Elizabeth Watry profiles 14 remarkable women, who figured significantly in the development of America’s first national park in her latest book, Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies.

Fort Yellowstoneimage
Thurs., Aug. 14, 7-8 p.m.
Ordway Auditorium

On August 17, 1886, Capt. Moses Harris and the troops of Company M rode into Yellowstone to take over guardianship of this newly created national park. Replacing an underfunded and undermanned civilian administration, the Army’s assignment was supposed to be “temporary duty.” Lead author of Images of America: Fort Yellowstone, Elizabeth Watry explores the time-honored legacy of the U.S. Army in Yellowstone and the enduring cultural identity of the park’s headquarters, once known as Fort Yellowstone.

Presenter Bio:
Elizabeth “Betsy” Watry is a researcher, author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in the 19th and early 20th century cultural history of the American West, focusing on tourism and women’s history. Her newest book Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park published by Riverbend Publishing in 2012, won the 2013 WILLA Literary Award for Scholarly Non-fiction.

Talks are free to the community with support of donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation.

Library’s Computer Tutor Open for Business

Does your new iPhone look cool but drive you crazy because you’re not sure how it works? Want to back up your family photos for safekeeping? Thinking about finally organizing your music library?

If you’ve got a computer headache, curiosity or question, Teton County Library’s Personal PC Computer Tutor might be able to help. Bring your own laptop or use a library laptop set up for demonstrations to meet with a computer instructor. Available for up to one hour per week of one-on-one, free assistance, the tutor can help you learn about email, Microsoft Office programs, blogging, digital camera file management, iTunes and iPod, and more.

Some computer tutor success stories include showing a client how to use a voice-to-text translator, helping a business owner prepare a professional PowerPoint, and assisting a parent with creating a child’s yearbook entry in Word.

Although the service is not currently available for Mac users, it is available in both English and Spanish. To reserve a spot, call 733-2164 ext. 238 or email . For a session in Spanish, call 733-2164 ext. 237 or email . The library also offers up to 24 introductory computer classes a month on everything from blogging to Excel. Click on the Calendar tab to see the full slate of classes.