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Month brings opportunity at the county library system

It’s January. Maybe you’ve made, or plan to make, some resolutions. Maybe you’re recovering from the holiday craziness and are taking the new year day by day. I’ve never been someone who makes new year’s resolutions, I usually fall into...

 

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Today is the second day of November. Is it too early to begin thinking about Thanksgiving dinner? I don’t think so. Maybe you’ve got your meal down to an art, after years of perfecting recipes handed down from generations before. Or, perhaps you...

 

Calling all Sweetwater wizards

October is the month when most think of Halloween. Over here at the Sweetwater County Library, we think of Harry Potter. For years now, we have worked hard each October to create the best, most realistic, and most fun Harry Potter party for you. We l...

 

Adult coloring craze

I have extremely fond memories of coloring as a child. Whether it was within the pages of a Mickey Mouse coloring book, on a piece of construction paper, or scribbled upon a scrap of lined notebook paper, I was a child that could be counted upon to...

 

It depends on the narrator

I am a huge fan of audiobooks. I’m always listening to one in my car. Since I commute to work in Green River from Rock Springs, I start and end my workday with an audiobook. If you listen to audiobooks, you know the narrator can either elevate the...

 

The power of poetry

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This is one of my favorite lines of poetry. Mary Oliver ends her poem, “The Summer Day,” with this question. The bulk of the poem meditates upon a moment of a...

 

What's the deal with Leap Year?

Every four years we find ourselves with an extra day at the end of February – a “Leap Day,” and 2016 is a leap year. The Leap Year has an interesting origination. I’m sure we were all told about the reason behind leap years in elementary...

 

It's Thanksgiving, let's eat

It’s Thanksgiving, Let’s Eat! Today is the day before Thanksgiving. It is Thanksgiving Eve, if you will. Perhaps you are brining your turkey or baking that last pumpkin pie. You might be doing some last-minute house cleaning or ironing of your ta...

 

Halloween tales at the county library system

Halloween is only three days away! I hope you’ve stocked up on fun-sized candy bars and have your costume all ready to go. I have many great childhood memories of Halloween. My mom used to sew all of my costumes throughout elementary school. I was...

 

Fall arrives at libraries

Fall is here! Has anyone else noticed that we are more than halfway through September? How did that happen? Starbucks has been selling Pumpkin Spice lattes for three weeks. I am sad to see summer go, as I am every year, but autumn always brings much...

 

Try a romance novel

August is just about over, but you still have time to celebrate romance. Whether you find it at home, on a date, or at the library, August is the month to think about romance. A few online Romance Awareness Month sources suggest adding a little...

 

Advising library readers

While I was getting my degree in library and information science, I took a number of what you might call “typical” library science classes: reference services (how to answer reference questions), cataloging (how to catalog library materials),...

 
 By Jacquie Kramer    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Audiobooks featured throughout June

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month! If you’ve never listened to an audiobook, this is the month to try one out! June is the month to not only listen to audiobooks but also to tell others how cool they are. The Sweetwater County Library has a...

 

Getting graphic at the county library system

If you have frequented the Sweetwater County Library lately, you may have noticed the addition of an adult graphic novel section. If you aren’t looking for it, you’ll probably pass it by as it is still in its inception and is quite small. Look...

 

The power of poetry

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This is one of my favorite lines of poetry. Mary Oliver ends her poem, “The Summer Day,” with this question. The bulk of the poem meditates upon a moment of a...

 

'Jane Eyre' novel is more than just a story

This March and April Sweetwater County residents will have multiple opportunities to read, watch, and experience Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel, “Jane Eyre.” The Sweetwater County Library System and the Sweetwater County Library Foundation...

 

Find a new hobby at the local library

January is usually a time of new beginnings. It’s a new year with new possibilities and new aspirations. We’re all trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions to lose a few pounds, save some extra money, or get that promotion at work. While...

 

Delve a little deeper at the public library

December is a month filled with holiday shopping, parties, family gatherings, travel, and anything else we can squeeze in. If you're game, I'd like to open your mind to an idea. This idea stems from...

 

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