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Sunflower Room

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2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States
307-634-3561

May 2019

Overstuffed Homes and Undernourished Hearts

May 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Has materialism and disorganization taken over your home, leaving you overstuffed yet emotionally undernourished? Come learn how to organize your things, thoughts, and life from professional organizer Lydia Christian. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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June 2019

Genealogy Basics Using Ancestry Library

June 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Have you ever wanted to research your family history? This basic class will give you all the information you need to get started. Our discussion will include books and other resources available at Laramie County Library System, the basics of genealogy record-keeping, and how to search using Ancestry Library Edition, the free in-library version of Ancestry.com. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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SCORE Small Business Networking

June 12, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Meet with small business mentors from Cheyenne SCORE and other small business owners from our community. Get your questions answered while visiting with like-minded entrepreneurs. SCORE is a national service organization that provides free one-on-one confidential business mentoring, business-focused workshops, and a variety of other services. Presented in partnership with Cheyenne SCORE. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry Library

June 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

This class will take you beyond the basics of genealogy research and into some forgotten resources that can tell you about your ancestors. We will discuss how to research your family history in free resources on the Internet, including FamilySearch.org, FindAGrave.com, and more. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Genealogy: Finding Your Germanic Ancestors

June 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

We will discuss the complicated history of Germany and Germanic regions of Europe, and the various waves of German immigrants into the U.S. along with the many resources available for genealogy researchers. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Volunteer Refresher Course

June 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Calling all current library volunteers! We have a program just for you! Anna and Kasey will be presenting a refresher course that goes over open assignments and how to check for them, ways to sign up for opportunities, tools for communication, our volunteer guidelines, and more. Prospective library volunteers, please inquire at any Ask Here desk about filling out an application. (Current Library Volunteers; Sunflower Room)

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The Wild World of Water

June 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Learn about the exciting world of water that connects Cheyenne, Wyoming to outer space! Water Conservation Specialist Dena Egenhoff will cover everything from water’s role in survival and technology to the intriguing concept of a water bear. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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July 2019

Charity Crochet Day

July 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Join us to knit and crochet for a good cause as we spend the evening making blankets for stillborn babies. All of the blankets will be donated to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Yarn will be provided, and all skill-levels are welcome. Help will be available for beginners. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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August 2019

Start Your Own Business *RESCHEDULED*

August 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

This event is rescheduled for September 18th due to a scheduling conflict.

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Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

August 27, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Looking for grants for your nonprofit? 90% of U.S. foundations don’t have websites! Come learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to help find funders. FDO is the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 140,000 grantmaker profiles. Presented in partnership with Candid/Funding Information Network and L2B. *NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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September 2019

Start Your Own Business

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States
Free

Learn the basic steps to starting a small business in Wyoming, including evaluating the feasibility of your business concept and preparing a business plan. Presented in partnership with Wyoming SBDC Network and L2B. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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October 2019

Time Management Techniques

October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

There is no right way to manage your time and prioritize your tasks. Learn a variety of time management techniques and why work life balance is an integral part of effective time and task management. Presented by Penny Fletcher MEd, PHR, SHRM-CP in partnership with L2B. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Genealogy Basics Using Ancestry Library

October 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Have you ever wanted to research your family history? This basic class will give you all the information you need to get started. Our discussion will include books and other resources available at Laramie County Library System, the basics of genealogy record-keeping, and how to search using Ancestry Library Edition, the free in-library version of Ancestry.com. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry Library

October 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

This class will take you beyond the basics of genealogy research and into some forgotten resources that can tell you about your ancestors. We will discuss how to research your family history in free resources on the Internet, including FamilySearch.org, FindAGrave.com, and more. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Genealogy: Preserving Your Family History

October 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Have old family photos that you’d like to preserve? Old news clippings? And what should you do with that antique family Bible in your closet? Join us for a class on how to keep your family history and genealogy documents safe from the ravages of time and acidic paper! We’ll talk about affordable and practical things you can do to preserve your items, ways to plan for the future of your genealogy research, and answer specific questions that you may…

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STRAWS Documentary

October 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

STRAWS is a documentary that charts the history of straws and continues to present-day issues that surround our current culture’s obsession with single use conveniences. Used once and tossed, billions of non-recyclable plastic straws are used annually, winding up in landfills, littering streets, and finding their way to oceans. The Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the number five most popular collected item at beach cleanups. The program will be led by Kelly Wright, the head of the Wyoming Inland Ocean…

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November 2019

Starting an Apprenticeship Program

November 15, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States
36 Reserved/ 4 Remaining

More and more businesses are using apprenticeship programs to address staffing needs. Join experts from Laramie County Community College (LCCC), U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, and organizations with existing apprenticeship programs to get your questions answered. Job seekers are also welcome for information about current and future apprenticeship opportunities through LCCC. Presented in partnership with LCCC, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, and L2B. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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December 2019

Identifying and Developing Soft Skills

December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States
3 Reserved/ 17 Remaining

Soft skills play an important role in resume writing, interviewing, coaching, and communicating with people at work and in other areas of your life. Learn how to identify and develop a variety of skills that lead to greater success in the workplace and how we can instill those skills in our children, our employees, and ourselves. Presented by Penny Fletcher MEd, PHR, SHRM-CP in partnership with L2B. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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January 2020

Start Your Own Business

January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Learn the basic steps to starting a small business in Wyoming, including evaluating the feasibility of your business concept and preparing a business plan. Presented in partnership with Wyoming SBDC Network and L2B. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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February 2020

Genealogy: Finding Your African American Ancestors

February 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Family history research on your African American ancestors can be difficult. This class will give you some hints about where to search beyond standard genealogy resources. We will look into census records, Freedman’s Bank Records, military records, newspapers, DNA research, and more.   (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Genealogy Basics with Ancestry Library Edition

February 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Have you ever wanted to research your family history? This basic class will give you all the information you need to get started. Our discussion will include books and other resources available at Laramie County Library System, the basics of genealogy record keeping, and how to search using Ancestry Library Edition, the free library version of Ancestry.com. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com

February 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

This class will take you beyond the basics of genealogy research and into some forgotten resources that can tell you about your ancestors. We will discuss how to research your ancestors in free resources on the Internet. We will cover FamilySearch.org, FindAGrave.com, and more. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Film and Discussion

February 24, 2020 @ 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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March 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center Film and Discussion

March 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

This month, we will be streaming The Music of John Lewis and Gerry Mulligan. In this show, Jon Batiste and Doug Wamble join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to celebrate the two iconic composers. Discussion afterward led by University of Wyoming Professor Ben Markley, DMA, Director of Jazz Studies. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

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Small Business Funding & Opportunity Zones

March 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave - 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States
3 Reserved/ 27 Remaining

Come and learn about different ways to finance your small business dream! Lender Relations Specialists from the Small Business Administration will discuss SBA loan programs from $500 to $5M, and what banks need in order to process business loans including credit, cash flow, and down payments. Attendees will learn about micro-loans from the Wyoming Women’s Business Center and small business loan programs available through WIDC Frontier CDC, a non-profit organization providing commercial loans in partnership with the SBA and banking…

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