October activities at the library



By Karen Horner

Fall has arrived and we have a plethora of activities at Powell Library.

All Park County libraries will be participating in Wyoming Snapshot Day on Tuesday, October 25, a fun way to show all of Wyoming just how fun a day at one of Park County’s libraries can be.

October is also literary pumpkin season. From October 24 to 31, drop off your Literary Pumpkin creation in one of our libraries for display. Have fun carving or decorating a pumpkin themed around your favorite book or character, then come to the library to see all the creative literary pumpkins. Remember, Powell Library has new hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9am-5pm; and Saturday, 9am-1pm

Sign up for our book talk on Tuesday, October 4 at 2 p.m. where we’ll discuss “These Tangled Vines.” Stop by the library’s loan counter to pick up a copy of the book.

Come to the Powell Library on Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m. for Adult Trivia Night, join us for a fun and thought-provoking evening. This will be a spooky-themed trivia night, so please come in costume.

Please join us on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. for our Wellness Series presentations. We will discuss breath and breathing techniques.

A writers’ roundtable will take place on Wednesday, October 19 at 6 p.m., led by NWC’s Jen Dare. This program is for anyone interested in creative writing.

Join us for Adult Craft Night on Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m. for Macrame Ghosts.

Teens, the Library is pleased to announce the first-ever haunted house at the Powell Library. The haunted house will be open Friday, October 21 from 2-4 p.m. and Saturday, October 22 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Come to the library for this fun and spooky library adventure.

The Powell Library has lots of fun activities for kids. Join Mrs. Renee every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for Babies and Toddlers Time and every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for Story Time. Join the Powell Library for a special Japanese storytime and origami craft on Thursday, October 13 at 3:30 p.m. This special storytime will be led by NWC Fulbright Japan Teaching Assistant, Naoko Ohno. Please register to attend. Kids can sign up to celebrate fall with a fun craft on Wednesday, October 19 at 3:30 p.m. Kids can come on Tuesday, October 25 at 3:30 p.m. for the Lego Club and have fun building a Lego challenge.

For the month of October, stop by Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the Powell Library Friends Book Sale. Stop by and take home as many books as you can and support the Powell Library.

If you would like to help support the library and help start a new Powell Library, please consider joining the Park County Library Foundation. We are looking for Powell representation and would like the Powell community to be well represented. The Foundation only meets a few times a year and we can even meet at the Powell Library. If you are interested in learning more and would like to join, contact Karen Horner at 307-527-1881 and help strengthen the library.

(Karen Horner is the Library Manager at the Park County Library.)

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