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Presidents Day Publications

From the U.S. GPO Government Book Talk blog Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. This year it will take place on February 18. The holiday was initially established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington. Now, it serves as a day to remember and celebrate all U.S. presidents, both past and present. Some […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of February 18

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of February 18 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at All times MST Tuesday, Feb 19 (11-12 pm) How to Use Social Media to Raise Money […]

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Twing to Retire from Johnson County Library

Reposted from the Buffalo Bulletin, with permissionBy Stephen Dow, The Johnson County Library of 1999 would be unrecognizable to the building’s current patrons. The building was almost 10,000 square feet smaller. Video cassettes were in vogue. The internet was dial-up. E-books could be found only in the pages of a science fiction novel. But in […]

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Archived Webinar: Integrate Technology and Library Media

Download the slides (PDF)February 2019; 21 minutes Join the integration nation and find ways to combine technology and library media in your school. Megan Dingman and Maggie Unterseher, Library Media Specialists in Campbell County explore opportunities in this archived webinar. Questions about school library issues? Contact the Wyoming State Library’s School Library Consultant Paige Bredenkamp at or […]

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Webinars for Educators from the National Archives

The U.S. National Archives has a new lineup of professional development webinars for educators starting this month. Each features the holdings of the National Archives, along with resources for bringing these primary sources into your classroom. All webinars are free of charge. Advanced registration is required. Find the complete list of programs and more information […]

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LCLS to Host ‘Black History in the West’

On February 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room, Laramie County Library will host Laramie County Community College history instructor Mary Ludwig as she presents “The Exodusters: Black History in the West,” a powerful presentation that will detail the harrowing 1879 migration of over 15,000 black men, women, and children as they sought new opportunities […]

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Sheridan’s Best-Kept Secret: The Library’s Wyoming Room

By Mary Ellen McWilliams Used with permission of the Sheridan Press.Part 1 of 3: read Part 2 and Part 3 on the Sheridan Press website. Many folks are somewhat familiar with The Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Only a few, however, have more than a cursory knowledge of the treasures tucked […]

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Award-Winning YA Author at Campbell County Library

Campbell County Public Library in Gillette will host an author visit from Jennifer Nielsen, the award-winning author of A Night Divided, a young adult novel about the construction of the Berlin Wall. Among its honors, A Night Divided won the Wyoming Library Association’s 2017 Indian Paintbrush Award. Jennifer Nielsen writes both fantasy and historical fiction novels for youth and […]

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WLA Legislative Reception a Success

Last Thursday’s Wyoming Library Legislative Reception drew a crowd of more than 75, including about 25 state legislators. We were also treated to a visit by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. As usual, the row of crockpots was a hit. When legislators spend two months away from home, living on restaurant food, a […]

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NASA@MyLibrary Workshop for Wyoming Public Librarians

The Wyoming State Library is pleased to announce that it was selected to partner with NASA@MyLibrary to host a public library staff workshop for Wyoming public librarians. This workshop will be held in Laramie, Wyoming, on March 28-29, 2019 in conjunction with the Wyoming Library Association Youth Services Spring Meeting. Due to the hands-on nature […]

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