Burns Branch Library

Upcoming Events

Friday Matinee
November 2, 9, 16, 30
1:30-3:30pm
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
1-5pm
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)

Make It Monday
Mondays: December 3, 10, 17
1 – 5pm
Make and take home a sparkly icicle ornament or get creative with a Mason jar ring ornament. Decorate your tree or give as a gift; the choice is yours!
(All Ages; Burns Branch Library) 

Fun for Kids!
Tuesday, December 4
10:15 – 11am
Join us for an interactive storytime session to promote early literacy through books, songs, puppets, crafts, and much more. The theme this month is “Here Comes Santa.” (Pre-K; Burns Branch Library)

Friday Matinee
Fridays: December 7, 14, 21, 28
1:30 – 3:30pm
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
December 7: Disney’s A Christmas Carol|
December 14: A Very Merry Muppet Christmas
December 21: The Polar Express
December 28: Home Alone

DIY Ornament Workshop
Tuesday, December 11
5:30 – 6:30pm
Need a last-minute gift or want a break from the Christmas rush? Come learn how to make a personalized wood ornament with a photograph. All supplies will be provided, but be sure to bring one or two photographs that you don’t mind being used permanently on a craft. Suggestions are pictures of family, friends, or pets. See you there! (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Dinner and a Book Club
Tuesday, December 18
6 – 7:30 pm
Join us for a relaxing evening as we discuss Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. Stop by the Burns Branch Library to pick up your copy of the book. Bring a dish to add to our potluck that evening.

Book description from Goodreads.com: This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai’i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Here her life is supposed to end, but instead she discovers it is only just beginning. (Adults; Burns Branch Library)

Holly Jolly Celebration
Thursday, December 20
2 – 3pm
Kick off your winter break from school with crafts, including a group project to make a festive paper chain to decorate the library. Also enjoy games and refreshments.
(Grades K – 6; Burns Branch Library)

Tween Craftapalooza
Saturday, December 22
9am – 12pm
It’s almost the end of the year and we have leftover crafts to be cleaned out. Spend some time at the library making crafts with your imagination and the extra craft materials we provide.  (Grades 6 – 8; Burns Branch Library)

Teen Holiday Movie Matinee: Krampus
Monday, December 31
2 – 4pm
Calling all teens! Here’s an event just for you. Enjoy popcorn and hot cocoa while watching this festive and creepy showing. Movie description from Fandango.com: Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus. This movie is rated PG-13. Parents are responsible for monitoring the age of their children who are attending.
(Teens; 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