Public Policy 45-Day Notice

Laramie County Library System (LCLS) Board of Directors intends to adopt and amend policies relating to the public’s use of library facilities, materials and equipment. In accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (WAPA) [WY Stat § 16-3-101], the proposed changes/additions are listed here: Notice Public Policy and available on the library’s website www.lclsonline.org or at the first floor Ask Here desk, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001 until March 27, 2018. Interested parties may send comments to Jeff Collins (Deputy Director, Public Service) at 2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001, jcollins@lclsonline.org or present views at a public hearing to be held on July 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Laramie County Library, Coneflower Room.

Job Posting: Barista (Café Assistant-Part Time)

The primary responsibility of the individual in this position is to provide excellent service to all customers of The Library Café (TLC), located in the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue.

To Apply: please download the LCLS Employment Application, it is a form-fillable PDF, the Availability Worksheet can be downloaded, filled out and scanned. Once you complete these files and save them to your computer attach it as an email to: Business Office (office@lclsonline.org).Read More

Discover Space – Final Statistics

As part of the process for the big exhibits we get here at the library, such as Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey we have to compile a huge 37 page long final report, as well as a summary! We thought you might be interested in reading some of the final statistics, and hope that it will give you a better idea of what goes into getting one of these exhibits here at your library. The report and this summary were written by Jennifer Rife, project director and design & humanities coordinator for Laramie County Library.Read More

LCLS launches the First Steps: Early Literacy Begins at Home program

The Laramie County Library System is excited to launch the First Steps: Early Literacy Begins at Home program to increase opportunities for the most at-risk children in our community.

Our goal is to make early literacy a high priority throughout the County. 

So we can reach at-risk children who are not touched by Library or other early literacy programs, we’re partnering with other organizations that are already out in the community to reach kids in their homes. We’re also reaching kids and families at familiar places like grocery stores, doctors’ offices, playgrounds, and laundromats. And, we’re bringing more at-risk children in to the Library to benefit from our existing early childhood resources.Read More

Spend more time outdoors!

Take some knowledge from the library along with you. Laramie County Library has partnered with the Wyoming State parks and you can check out a backpack loaded with guides, tools and a pass for day-use entry into any Wyoming State Park or State Historic Site. The backpack is available to check out soon!  The gear is to inspire youth and families to get outdoors and experience Wyoming’s state parks, historic sites and trails.  Check out a backpack at the library, learn while you go and have some fun.Read More

Upcoming Movies Adapted From Books

Hollywood continues to mine the bookshelves in their quest for new and creative storylines. Over a dozen upcoming releases are adaptations of books. These “literature-inspired” films range from thrillers envisioning dark, future worlds to historical tales, emotionally intense coming-of-age stories, wild comedies and intense literary novels.Read More

My Journey Down the DNA Rabbit Hole

The field of consumer DNA research is exploding, with more and more companies popping up all the time, offering different tests and services.  Since I first read about it, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of DNA analysis. As a result, I have spent several hundred dollars pursuing information about my genetic makeup. I’d like to share some of the things I’ve learned.

Over ten years ago, after reading several books and articles on ancestral DNA testing, I had my husband’s Y-chromosome DNA tested. This traces the males in your line (but only the males) back through the generations. I also had our mitochondrial DNA analyzed. Mitochondrial DNA comes from your mother, so this test traces your genetic heritage back through the females (and only the females) in your ancestry.Read More

Pale Blue Dot

Come along on a journey with me.  We start by sitting in a rocket preparing for liftoff.   We can experience this vicariously through the astronauts who have gone before us. Once you arrive in space, gravity allows you to float unencumbered through the ship.   Earth gazing is a pastime during a space flight that astronauts all savor.   What experiences do humans feel in space and what could we learn from the astronauts?Read More

Thoughts on Grief

Your coworker’s mom died, your cousin had a miscarriage, your friend’s brother has terminal cancer. There is no one-size-fits-all advice for seeing a friend through grief. Grief is very individual and everyone will heal in their own way in their own time.  Something that comforts me may bother someone else.  But here are a few ideas that may help in most cases.
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Ever Wondered About Albania?

What to blog about? While contemplating this question I thought I’d turn to our library’s mission: Serve the people of Laramie County by encouraging and supporting lifelong learning and adventure. So what shall it be today, people of Laramie County? Learning? Or Adventure? Well here’s a way I can provide both. This is a topic I know something about!

Albania.

(psst, it’s a country) The country of Jim Balushi, Mother Teresa, and the bad guys on the movie Taken, it is also where Voldemort was in hiding for 12 years!Read More