Pine Bluffs Branch Library News

 


Adult Book Discussion:

In The Country of Men

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 7-9 p.m.

Beginning this month, the Pine Bluffs Branch Library will host the reading and discussion series Muslim Journeys.

The first book in the series will be In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar. This series is offered by the Wyoming Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. Visit the library to register and pick up a copy of the book. (Adults; Pine Bluffs Branch)

The discussion group will meet at the Pine Bluffs Branch Library, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. The discussions are free and open to the public. To register and pick up the discussion books, contact the Pine Bluffs Library at 110 E 2nd Street in Pine Bluffs or call 307-245-3646.

Participants in Muslim Journeys will read and discuss In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid, Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi, and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.


The series is designed to open doors to the experiences of adults and children living in Muslim-majority societies, and demonstrate the rich diversity of experience, the variety of Muslim opinions, and confirm our shared values.

Elaine Hayes, Assistant Manager of Reference Services and Special Collections Librarian, returns to lead the discussions.

The program is offered by the Wyoming Humanities Council and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and support from the Wyoming Legislature. For more information on the council’s programs, call 307-721-9243 or visit the council’s website at http://www.thinkwy.org

Fun for Kids!

Thursdays, 10-10:45 a.m.

Join in the fun with stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Themed storytimes promote and model early literacy skills. (Pre-K; Pine Bluffs Branch)

Sept. 3: Back to School

Sept. 10: Concepts (123s and

ABCs)

Sept. 17: Barrel Full of Monkeys

Sept. 24: Fall Stories

Movies at the Library

Fridays, 1:30-3:30 p.m .:

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25

This school year, we will be watching a variety of family-friendly films every Friday afternoon at the library. Come join us and feel free to bring your favorite snack to enjoy as you watch the movie. (Youth & Families; Pine Bluffs Branch)

Minute-to-Win-It:

Tween Game Night

Tuesday, Sept. 29,

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Grab your BFF and get ready to LOL at the first annual library tween mixer, where you will have to flip it, stretch it, and toast it, in order to win it. Game night has never been so much fun! (Grades 6-9; Pine Bluffs Branch)

 

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