Banned Book Slam
Tuesday, September 26
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Get your snapping fingers ready and meet up with your friends at the “Cooney Roost,” the beatnik word for the library! Bring your favorite banned or challenged book (a few examples are The Kite Runner, To Kill a Mockingbird, Captain Underpants, Harry Potter…) and read aloud a few lines for the other hipsters to enjoy. If you want to be brave, bring your own written poem to share for our slam—similar to the poetry slams of the ‘60s! We will also create some cool secret book safes, enjoy drinks donated by Something on the Way, and munch walking tacos. Dressing in black or a groovy outfit is optional (but encouraged!). For more information or more examples of banned and challenged books, call the Pine Bluffs Branch Library at 307.245.3646. (Grades 7-12; Pine Bluffs Branch Library).
Dinner and a Movie: The Zookeeper’s Wife
Tuesday, September 5
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This is the true story of a Christian couple, Jan and Antonina Żabiński, who are zookeepers in 1939 Warsaw, Poland. Together, they bravely make the decision to hide and ultimately save 300 Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Their incredible story of housing and caring for these people on zoo grounds under Nazi occupation is both dramatic and inspiring. Rated PG-13. (Adults; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)
Friday Movies at the Library
Fridays: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
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)
Fun for Kids!
Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Join us for an interactive storytime session designed to practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement, and more! (PreK; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)
September 7: Storyteller Favorites
September 14: ABCs & 123s
September 21: Farm Stories
September 28: Barrel Full of Monkeys
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