Burns Branch Library

Upcoming Events

Monday Matinee
Mondays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1:30 – 3:30pm
Spend your Monday afternoons at the library to watch a matinee. Each week will feature a different movie. Bring your favorite snacks if you choose and enjoy the show!(Children & Families; Burns Branch Library)

Movies by Week
October 1: Show Dogs
October 8: Frankenweenie
October 15: Box Trolls
October 22: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
October 29: Hocus Pocus 

Fridays: October 5, 19
3:30 – 4:30pm
Do you love building with LEGO® bricks? Use your creativity and imagination to design, build, and explore with our collection of LEGO®s. Your sculpture will be displayed in the library until the following LEGO® Friday. (Grades K – 6; Burns Branch Library)

Make It and Take It
Fridays: October 12, 26
3:30 – 4:30pm
Get crafty at the library! Make and take home Halloween-themed origami art created by YOU.
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Dinner and a Book
Tuesday, October 16
6 – 7:30pm
Join in for a relaxed, social evening as we discuss The Dressmaker’s Dowry by Meredith Jaeger.
For readers of Lucinda Riley, Sarah Jio, or Susan Meissner, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from San Francisco’s gritty streets in 1876, and the other, a young woman in present day who must delve into the secrets of her husband’s wealthy family only to discover that she and the missing dressmaker might be connected in unexpected ways. An exquisite ring, passed down through generations, connects two women who learn that love is a choice and forgiveness is the key to freedom. From Goodreads.com.
Stop by the Burns Branch Library to pick up a copy of the book, then bring a dish to add to our potluck that evening. (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Boo to You, Scooby Doo
Saturday, October 27
9:30 – 11:30am
It’s a Halloween celebration, Scooby Doo-style! Join in the fun with crafts, games, Scooby Snacks, and a Mystery Machine photo booth. Wear your costume, if you dare!
(Children & Families; Burns Branch Library)

A Teen Halloween: Caramel Apple Workshop & Bingo
Tuesday, October 30
6 – 7pm
Hey, teens! Too old to trick-or-treat? Join the party at the Burns Branch Library. Make a caramel apple complete with toppings, then stay for a few rounds of Bingo for your chance to win some ghoulish prizes. (Teens; Burns Branch Library)

Friday Matinee
November 2, 9, 16, 30
Spend your Friday afternoons at the library to watch a matinee! Each week will feature a different movie. Bring a favorite snack and enjoy the show!
(Children & Families; Burns Branch Library)

Movies by Week
November 2: Hotel Transylvania 3
November 9: Mary Poppins
November 16: The Indian in the Cupboard
November 30: The Incredibles 2 

Make It Mondays
November 5, 19, 26
Get crafty at the library! Make and take home a muffin liner poppy in honor of Veterans Day or create a dreamcatcher: your choice! (All Ages; Burns Branch Library) 

Fun for Kids!
Tuesday, November 6
10:15 – 11am
Join us for an interactive story time session to promote early literacy through books, songs, puppets, crafts, and much more. The theme this month is Thanksgiving Stories.  (Pre-K; Burns Branch Library)

Game On!
Thursday, November 8
4 – 6pm
It’s International Games Week and the Burns Branch Library will be hosting a variety of board, card, and video games. Staff will be available for introduction to Escape Room in a Box for anyone interested.  (Grades 7-12; Burns Branch Library)

Veterans Day Gathering
Saturday, November 10
10am – 12pm
Come join us as we proudly salute our Veterans, both past and present. We invite you to come and enjoy the fellowship as we honor those who have served our country. There will be displays for you to enjoy and refreshments will be served. (All Ages; Burns Branch Library)

Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, November 20
6 – 7:30 pm
Join us for a relaxing evening as we discuss Jimmy Bluefeather by Kim Heacox. “Old Keb Wisting is somewhere around ninety-five years old (he lost count a while ago) and in constant pain and thinks he wants to die. He also thinks he thinks too much. Part Norwegian and part Tlingit Native (with some Filipino and Portuguese thrown in), he is the last living canoe carver in the village of Jinkaat, in Southeast Alaska. When his grandson, James, a promising basketball player, ruins his leg in a logging accident and tells his grandpa that he has nothing left to live for, Old Keb comes alive and finishes his last canoe, with help from his grandson. Together (with a few friends and a crazy but likeable dog named Steve) they embark on a great canoe journey. Suddenly all of Old Keb’s senses come into play, so clever and wise in how he reads the currents, tides and storms. Nobody can find him. He and the others paddle deep into wild Alaska, but mostly into the human heart, in a story of adventure, love, and reconciliation” — provided by publisher. Stop by the Burns Branch Library to pick up your copy of the book. Bring a dish to add to our themed “family recipes” potluck dinner that evening. If you choose, you may share your recipe or tell the story behind it.
(Adults; Burns Branch Library)

History of the Burns Branch Library

The Burns Branch library first opened on November 28, 1933 in the town hall. Around this time, Laramie County Library System supplied a number of deposit stations (unstaffed collections) in Carpenter, Egbert, and at least 30 rural schools. A more defined branch was opened in Burns to save residents travel time and provide them with a larger selection of the collection.

The Burns Branch Library is located in the heart of Main Street, next to Wyoming Bank & Trust and down the street from the U.S. Post Office. It serves a population of more than 300 people, including the residents within Laramie County School District #2.

This location has a meeting room patrons may reserve for public or private meetings. The conference table can seat 12-16 comfortably, with space around the perimeter of the room for a few additional seats. Coffee, tea, and water are available. Call 307.547.2249 for additional details.

Burns Branch
112 Main St
Burns, WY 82053