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January 2020

Classic Conversations

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Bring your lunch and get here early for a good seat. Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra’s William Intriligator will talk about the histories and composers of some of our favorite movie music in Heroes and Villains. Music includes pieces from Superman, Batman, Robin Hood, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and more! (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

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Prompted Creativity: A Writing Workshop

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Join published author Tina Ann Forkner and the library’s Communications Coordinator Kasey Mossey as they lead a creative, collaborative, and casual writing workshop. Writers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the evening’s writing prompt, share their work, and partake in a discussion with fellow writers. Tina and Kasey will provide feedback on writing produced during the workshop, and will help attendees make the most of their ideas! (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

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February 2020

Josiah Film Discussion

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin sold 3,000 copies in its first day. By the end of its first year in print, the book had sold over 300,000 copies in the United States alone, eventually becoming the best-selling novel of the 19th century. But was there a real Uncle Tom? Josiah chronicles the life of Josiah Henson, the man who was Stowe’s inspiration for Uncle Tom. The movie is an epic tale of courage and bravery in the face of…

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Positive Aging

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies (rated PG-13) centers on the unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the summer of 1971. Enjoy free popcorn and a discussion afterward. All of the films we view are available for checkout if you miss the program. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

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A Dedication to the Dream: Dr. Carson’s Pursuit of MLK’s Vision

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States
73 Reserved/ 505 Remaining

Having attended the 1963 March on Washington and listened firsthand to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s profound words, “I have a dream,” Dr. Clayborne Carson is uniquely positioned to teach about King’s works, beliefs, and impact. In 1985, Coretta Scott King provided Carson with all of MLK’s personal writings; he has since dedicated his life to the King Papers Project, the comprehensive collection of the civil rights leader’s sermons, speeches, letters, publications, and personal writings. Founder of the Martin Luther King,…

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Library for All

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Welcome to our program specifically geared for adults with disabilities. We meet consistently on the third Wednesday of the month. Join us for crafts, sciences, and LEGO® fun! Please bring your staff with you. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Film and Discussion

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

This month, we will be streaming Black, Brown, & Beige & The Best of Basie. Two of music’s most legendary names are the bandleaders Duke Ellington and Count Basie. In this show, we highlight some of their most extraordinary repertoire. We delve into the beloved swinging classics of Count Basie’s bands, and then move into Duke Ellington’s magnum opus: Black, Brown, & Beige, a concert work that challenged America’s notions of what Jazz composition could be and what it could…

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Classic Conversations

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 1st Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Bring your lunch and get here early for a good seat. Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra’s William Intriligator will introduce violinist Miriam Fried, the featured artist in Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

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