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For Kids of All Ages!

Help Celebrate Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s 50th Anniversary!

The whole month of October is chock full of wacky fun events. Start off by picking up your free copy of  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl at the library on Wednesday, October 1. Then on alternating Wednesdays (at the school) and Thursdays (at the library)… and on every Friday at the library, the celebration will continue with events including an “Inventing Room,” Wonka Wednesday Bingo with wacky prizes, and two “Chocolate Factory” movies.

Free Fizzy Drinks and Bubbles every “Fizzy Friday” at the library!

Sponsored by the Story Branch Library and the Story School. Call or stop in at the library for more details.

Muslim Journeys Book Discussion Series is Underway!

The titles and dates are as follows:  Sept 8-Country of Men by Hisham Matar, Oct 6-Dream of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi, Nov 3-House of Stone by Anthony Shadid and Dec 1-Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie! We meet on Mondays, from 6:30 until about 8:00 at the Story Library.  For more information, go to our News page by hovering over Story Branch Library and clicking on News !

Songwriters’ Circle Now Meets on Mondays!

Calling all songwriters! Meetings of the new Songwriters’ Circle will be held in the conference room at the Story Library at 7:00 P.M. on the second Monday of each month! These get-togethers will be a chance for songwriters to share their original music: lyrics and/or melodies, not to be confused with popular jam sessions. Come inspire and be inspired! For more information, contact Ann Lowe at loweamarie@gmail.com or 307-763-3988.

Writers of all genres!

Do you ever think you would like to write for fun or profit? Poems, stories, essays, journals, novels, articles…whatever! The Storytellers writing group invites you to attend! For encouragement, inspiration, and honest critique of original writings, come to the Storytellers meetings held in the back room of the Story library  monthly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at  7 P.M. Dates are subject to change, so please call the library at 683-2922 if you’re interested in attending. For questions about the meetings, call Janey Kenyon at 683-3451.

October Display Held Over Through Nov. 21–Marc Strahn and Kathi Hanson Collection of Russian Lacquer Miniatures and Sioux Porcupine Quill Boxes

Treat yourself to this outstanding display of intricate, exceptionally detailed hand-painted boxes from Russia. Originating in the village of Fedoskino (Федоскино) near Moscow in 1795, the art of painting (often folk tale scenes) on papier-mâché decorative boxes and panels has been revived by young artists of the 21st century. You will be amazed!

Included in the display are several exquisite porcupine quill boxes made by the Sioux of North Dakota.

ART EXPRESS Exhibit on display!

The University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition Through the looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist will be on view in The Story Library  from August 9 to September 30 in the Story Library Conference Room. We are so excited to be a part of the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s “bringing the world of art to Wyoming” campaign!

Through the Looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist explores the tradition of self-portraits and portraits of artists in variety of mediums including drawings, prints and photography. Involved in creative pursuits, artists become interesting candidates for portrait subjects and self-portraits allow for the artist to make a unique statement about themselves. With traditional commissioned portraits the expectation is a favorable likeness of the sitter, however an artist’s self portrait or a portrait of the artist reveals more than the sitter’s physical appearance removing the conventional constraints and allowing for more experimentation.

The Touring Exhibition Service is celebrating 26 years of service throughout Wyoming.

It is made possible in part by FMC Corporation and the UW Art Museum Gala Fund.

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