Wyoming State Library Resource of the Month: National Geographic Virtual Library

This month, we’re highlighting National Geographic’s Virtual Library, a powerful resource available to Wyoming residents through GoWyld.net. Specifically, our focus is on literary landmarks, or travel in and throughout literature. Peruse Novel Destinations: A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks and learn more about the people and lands from classic novels by Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, and more. Or take a Tour of the World’s Greatest Fictional City and experience Anna Quindlen’s Imagined London.

Head on over to Nat Geo’s Virtual Library, and perform a search for “literary landmarks” or “literary travel”. You’ll discover several titles that will help you to dig deeper and learn more about far-away places that you’ve only dreamt of visiting. And how timely is this? Many folks are currently planning summer trips or vacations and while most of us can’t simply hop a flight to England to visit Tennyson’s birthplace, all Wyomingites can make a virtual stopover.

Elvira: A Mexican Immigrant Woman Book Signing

"The Compelling Narrative of a courageous Woman who Prevails in a Land once Alien, now Native

The Life History of a Girl whose Family fled the Violence of the Mexican Revolution. The author relates poignant descriptions of an immigrant family as railroad workers in Texas, as meat packers in Kansas City, and their fateful move to Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

They endured privation, illness and death, domineering men, and a dismal existence as laborers in the sugarbeet fields.

After the loss of her beloved husband, Elvira draws on her inner strength to become a passionate advocate for migrant farm workers and the leader of a group of women seniors"


Author Eduardo Hernandez Chavez will give a brief talk about the book, his grandmother Elvira's memoir, with a Q&A session at the end. Copies of 'Elvira: A Mexican Immigrant Woman' will be available for purchase. This event will be hosted in the activity center.

Good Job, Helen

Congratulations to Helen M. Pugsley on being the awarded the 2018 Wyoming Library Leadership Institute scholarship and the Wyoming Writers INC. Emmie Mygatt Memorial Scholarship. She will be attending the conferences in June and July. One in Dubois, Wyoming and one in Lander, Wyoming.

Way to GO Helen, we are very proud of YOU!


Story times- Tuesday mornings 10:15-10:45

Each Tuesday morning a staff member will present a variety of stories and crafts for preschoolers. This story time is geared towards 3-5 year olds capable of participating independently of their adult caregivers. Caregivers are welcome to join in until the child is comfortable.

 Charcoal and Quill Guild- Thursdays 4-5pm

A group for creative teens to share their works, get support, and discuss what they do. Drawing, painting, writing poetry and short stories, even video editing! We drink tea and discuss our creative works. Sharing is not mandatory but encouraged.

See our previous works here

Free Build Fridays- Fridays 2-4pm

Free build Fridays: Encouraging kids to be creative and thoughtful with tinkertoys, Legos, circuit boards and other assorted fun stuff.

This group meets in the Wyoming Room.

Favorite Author Quote for the Moment

 When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.

Desiderius Erasmus