Pine Bluffs Branch Library

Upcoming Events

 

Paintings by Kay Hornick
January 2 – 31, Library Hours
At the Pine Bluffs Library this January, we will be featuring the artwork of local artist Kay Hornick.  Kay describes her work as intuitive and sometimes mysterious.  Painting people in their activities has been a lifetime interest, and her current work captures the colors, patterns, and designs of the wide open skies of Wyoming.  Kay’s paintings have been exhibited around the country.  Don’t miss this opportunity to view the talent of one of Pine Bluffs’ own!
(All Ages; Pine Bluffs Branch Library) 

Fun for Kids!
Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 10 – 10:45am
Join us for an interactive storytime session designed to practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (PreK; Pine Bluffs Branch Library) 

Themes By Week
Jan. 4: Pigs A Plenty
Jan. 11: Art & Imagination, In celebration of Discover Space, help Curious George build and test a paper rocket!
Jan. 18: Let It Snow
Jan. 25: Ninjas! 

Friday Movies at the Library
Fridays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Come to the library this school year on Friday afternoons to watch a variety of family-friendly films.  We’ll show a different movie each week.  Bring your favorite snacks to enjoy as you watch! (Children & Families; Pine Bluffs Branch Library) 

DIY Quote Book
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 – 8pm
“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.”
(Alan Bennett) Bring a blank journal or notebook and scrapbooking materials,  or use the materials provided. Inspire yourself with your very own quote book to last a lifetime! (Grades 7 – 12; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

 

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey Poster Exhibit
December 27 – March 27, Library Hours
Take a look at the cool space-related posters around the library in Pine Bluffs, and learn about planets, galaxies, comets, asteroids, space exploration, and more! Then head into Cheyenne and experience the traveling exhibit Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey. It’s a traveling science museum here at the library! Build your own solar systems on a 42” touch table, learn how telescopes work, try to save Earth from an asteroid impact, and much, much more. Come and experience this unique opportunity!

(All Ages; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey was developed by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) in partnership with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance. The project was made possible through support from the National Science Foundation.  

Dinner and a Movie: The Longest Ride
Tuesday, February 6, 7 – 9pm
Based on the bestselling book by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, this movie will make you believe in true love.  When Luke, a former champion bull rider attempting a comeback, meets Sophia, a college student preparing for her dream job in New York, they embark on an extraordinary, yet uncertain, romantic journey.  As conflicting paths test their budding relationship, Luke and Sophia make a fateful connection with Ira (Alan Alda), whose heartwarming memories of his own marriage inspire the young couple and change their lives forever. Bring a potluck dish to share.
(Adults; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Fun for Kids!
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 10 – 10:45am

Join us for an interactive storytime session designed to practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more!

(PreK; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Themes By Week:
Feb. 1: Pet Parade
Feb. 8: Arctic Friends
Feb. 15: Monster Stomp
Feb. 22: Rub-a-Dub-Dub

Palentine’s Party
Wednesday, February 14, 4 – 5pm
Hang out with your pals after school this Valentine’s Day!   We’ll have a craft and games for you to celebrate the day.  Refreshments will be served.
(Grades K-5; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Friday Movies at the Library
Fridays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Come to the library this school year on Friday afternoons to watch a variety of family friendly films.  We’ll show a different movie each week.  Bring your favorite snacks to enjoy as you watch! (Children & Families; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

 

Discover Space: Moon Mythbusters
Tuesday, February 20, 4 – 5pm
We challenge you to determine the truth about the moon’s influence on Earth! Use reasoning skills and a good amount of skepticism to sort out the puzzle pieces to make two different moon images into the “Far-out Far Side” of myths and the “True-Blue Blue Moon” of true facts of the moon’s influence on Earth and life.

(Grades 6-8; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)


History of the Pine Bluffs Branch Library

The first branch library of Laramie County Library System opened March 15, 1923 in Pine Bluffs with 1,199 books. In the spring of 1926, the town built a new community house with a front room dedicated to the library. Ten years later, a branch was established north of Pine Bluffs in Albin to reach residents who lived between the two cities. The Pine Bluffs branch moved to the town hall in 1953, where it remained for 15 years. In 1968, the Albin branch closed and the following year, the Pine Bluffs branch moved to a larger storefront to better accommodate the community and other rural towns.

The Pine Bluffs branch serves a population of nearly 1,200, with access provided to Laramie County School District #2 and the surround rural areas in the county. It is located next to the town police department, down the street from the newspaper and across from Farmers State Bank.

Pine Bluffs Branch
110 East 2nd. St
Pine Bluffs, WY 82082