Halloween Audiobook List and National Reading Group Month

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October is in full swing and Halloween approaches. Bring in the spooky season with Libro.fm and their Halloween List of audiobooks. Celebrate all month long with great books!

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In November, Libro will be introducing gifting! Pick a book from friends' and families' wishlists, purchase, and send through email or print a certificate. Just in time for the holiday season. Prepare your own wishlists and you may receive gifts!

 

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October is National Reading Group Month and to celebrate, the Women's National Book Association has released a list of books that are engaging and thoughtful for a group to approach. See the full list here, form a group, and connect over reading. The Association has plenty of materials and resources to facilitate discussion.

October Art Walk

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Join us for a free monthly community celebration of the arts through Casper Wyoming's Historic Downtown and Old Yellowstone Districts! The listed locations will have their doors open to the public to enjoy local art, music, performance, food, drinks and more from 5pm-8pm on the first Thursday of the listed months.
 

This month we will have K.D. Stewart signing her book. 

Could it be that our delusions of the "perfect life" expose disillusion with our perfect God? K.D. Stewart poses that and other thought-provoking questions in Would I Really Marry My Cat?!--a fresh and compelling look at trusting God when His sovereignty confronts our self-focused ambition, hopes, and hurts. A raw and sometimes ridiculous exploration of faith, Would I Really Marry My Cat?! probes this simple yet profound truth: Life as a Christ-follower is not always a "charmed" life. It is a strategically-designed, intentionally-lived testimony of God's trustworthiness regardless of one's circumstances.

K.D. long dreamed of becoming a wife and a mom. One night her prince finally came. He looked at her with kind, devoted eyes and said, "Marry me." And she gleefully accepted his proposal--even though she knew he was a cat! It was easy for her to look past the whiskers and the tail. What mattered most was, for the first time in a long time, she experienced satisfaction deep within her heart. Then K.D. woke up ... and the morning light exposed something dark deep within her soul--disappointment in God and discontentment with the life He had given her. Out of this season of struggle, K.D. has drawn a series of stories, reflections, and prayers that will encourage, challenge, and inspire you to find joy-filled confidence in the God who created you and the life He has given you, even when it looks nothing like the life of your dreams.

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Eclipse 2017

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The big eclipse is coming sooner than you think. We have some books to help you prepare with the history, science, magic and mystery around solar eclipses for every age!

July Art Walk

Join us for a free monthly community celebration of the arts through Casper Wyoming's Historic Downtown and Old Yellowstone Districts! The listed locations will have their doors open to the public to enjoy local art, music, performance, food, drinks and more from 5pm-8pm on the first Thursday of the listed months.
 

We will have two authors here signing their books. Jesse Apland will have her book, A Summer Romance. And, Ron Franscell will be here with his new book, Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is where America’s dreams and nightmares got all tangled up. In this otherworldly place of seemingly everlasting life, death could have an otherworldly quality, too. In a city where anything was possible, even the ghastly could happen. Where else does a list of a city’s top five most recognized citizens include a mass murderer? Stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. Visit crime scenes where Hollywood’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others.

Los Angeles is where America’s dreams and nightmares got all tangled up. In this otherworldly place of seemingly everlasting life, death could have an otherworldly quality, too. In a city where anything was possible, even the ghastly could happen. Where else does a list of a city’s top five most recognized citizens include a mass murderer? Stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. Visit crime scenes where Hollywood’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others.

Jessica Brown is learning a new life and new love, but will her past leave her alone? Ben is looking for the right love. Is Jess the one? As the two get to know each other more over the summer, trouble brews in the background.

Jessica Brown is learning a new life and new love, but will her past leave her alone? Ben is looking for the right love. Is Jess the one? As the two get to know each other more over the summer, trouble brews in the background.

Book Signing with Craig Johnson

On September 4th (Labor Day) Join us at the store for a signing for the newest Longmire book, Western Star

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In the thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series - now a hit Netflix series - Sheriff Walt Longmire faces a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. 

It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as 'the Western Star', which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. 

Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. 

The photograph-along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement-hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Book Signing with CJ Box

On August 3rd, join us at the Library for a reading and Q&A session with CJ Box for his new Cody Hoyt/Cassie Dewell mystery, Paradise Valley

A KILLER ON THE ROAD
He's the Lizard King – a serial killer who haunts North America's highways and truck stops, preying on runaways and prostitutes. After years on the road, he's tired. The net is closing around him. Its time to end it. 

For three years, Chief Investigator Cassandra 'Cassie' Dewell has been hunting the Lizard King. Twice she has come close to taking him, but this time she surely has him. The trap is set and baited. 

What happens next will cost three policemen their lives and Cassie her job. But she can't give up the hunt – she refuses to believe the charred body they pull from the flames is the Lizard King's. Tracking two missing fourteen-year-old boys, Cassie – alone – takes to the road. A road from which, quite possibly, there is no return. A road that ends in Paradise Valley.

July Art Walk Photo Roundup

Another great art walk in the bag! We had two local authors - Pat Buck and Kiersi Burkhart,  signing their books. And, Laura Kemberling here making custom bookmarks! Thank you to everyone who came out to support local art!

New Book by Casey Rislov

Local author Casey Rislov has a new book out that we are excited to share with you. Keep an eye out for plans for Children's Book Week in May! Casey will be with us sharing her book and will have activities to do with the kids. 

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New book inspires children to create, discover, and dream of adventures as near as their own backyard

Once upon a time there were 4 friends-
2 bears, 1 moose, and a bluebird.
They stuffed their backpacks and planned their fun through a map they found.
They went on boat and a hot air balloon ride, found many strange creatures, and dug for treasure and dinosaur bones. Each spot on the map had a new adventure….
And it was in their own backyard! Their friendship brings many stories to tell for a lifetime.
And you thought they just brought backpacks.

This new children’s book Imagination Bigger Together, is a follow-up to her first title Time Together, Time Well Spent! Casey Rislov shares her words in a rhythmic form to catch young children’s attention. The same illustrator, Stephen Adams, shares his love of all things kids with hidden humor, lots of color, and creative action.

 

An excerpt from the book reads:
Imagination bring us together, stories, treasure hunts, travel, and laughter.
There is no limit to all we can see. One idea will lead to another.
Just imagine the places we will visit, all the more fun because we’re together.
So here we go!

Her 3 previous books have won several children awards each including Mom’s Choice Award, Living Now Awards, National Indie Excellence Award, and Los Angeles Book Festival Award.

 

Praise from the critics-

"Love is Forever offers comfort, hope and inspiration to those who have lost, or are facing the loss of, someone very dear. Love is Forever comes highly recommended for home and school libraries and for use in clinical settings for grief counseling."- Literary Classsics

“Casey Rislov is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award that evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.”- Mom’s Choice Award

“Positive messages are reinforced, as well as the educational information being handed out to kids. Excellent job!” --Janelle Fila, Readers' Favorite

“It's rare to see a picture book about love that begins with easy admonitions that focuses on how to identify acts of love in the world and how to 'pay it forward' - but Open the Doors to You is such a read”- Midwest Book Reviews

 

 

Author: Casey Rislov has written three award-winning, internationally-sold books. This fourth book is a humorous and exciting follow up to Time Together, Time Well Spent! The imagination from this story has many ideas from Casey’s daily life. She finds inspiration in her husband’s “big fish” stories and she has 2 busy, creative boys who dig for worms and create loud music with most anything. Casey has a master's degree in elementary education and an endorsement in early childhood special needs. She spends her time reading books, writing, and sharing her enthusiasm with children.