Library News for the week of June 22, 2022

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Tamara Lehner, Converse County Libraries

The heat is on, but your Converse County Library is nice and cool as June rushes toward her last hurrah. Our big news this week is that the prestigious Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Exhibit, Crossroads: Changes in Rural America, currently on display at the CCL Douglas, is closing June 25. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to stop in the library in Douglas at 300 Walnut Street to catch it before it leaves Converse County.

The Museum on Main Street exhibits, carefully and thoughtfully curated by the Smithsonian Institute, travel out to the rural areas of our nation every few years. The project is federally funded and is also supported by Wyoming Humanities, who provided a generous grant for programming in conjunction with the exhibit.

We have had a screening of a documentary by a Wyoming filmmaker, A Noble Pursuit, a Converse County Highlights presentation by Wyoming Historian Kylie McCormick; a walking tour of the Douglas Pioneer Cemetery and nearby Oregon Trail Swayles (ruts) in conjunction with the Douglas Historical Society; and a concert and documentary by Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle, on her experience as a Modern Day Homesteader in Wyoming.

For Glenrock residents, the Modern Day Homesteader event is still available to attend June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Glenrock Library.

As our grand finale, we are excited to be hosting New York Times Bestselling Author Craig Johnson at the Douglas Library June 24 at 6 p.m.

Johnson, a Wyoming native, is proud to be one of 26 residents of Ucross, and is the popular creator of the Longmire series of novels, as well as the television show of the same name. He will be signing his books, so bring yours along or buy one there. Johnson is joining us through the generous support of Wyoming Humanities and the Converse County Library Foundation.

This week the Glenrock Library is hosting the semi-annual book sale, as well as the Deer Creek Days Art Show on display all week through Saturday. The art show reception/award ceremony takes place at the library Saturday at 1 p.m. Stop by during the week to vote on your favorite pieces for people’s choice.

The libraries in Douglas and Glenrock will be closed June 27 for the staff to dismantle and pack up the Crossroads exhibit for its homeward journey. We will also be closed July 4th for the holiday.

The summer reading program continues and you may still sign up if you’ve not yet done so. Prizes are awesome this year! Register and log your reading and participation at

Upcoming Adult activities  include Artisan Alley Board Painting classes June 28 in Glenrock, and June 29 in Douglas. The fee for these classes is $42 plus tax, and participants should register/pay at, or call them at 265-0991.

July will bring a live concert at Natural Bridge with Joey Leone, snorkeling lessons from Western Divers, a DIY aquarium Zoom class from our friends at Petco, crafts and more! We hope that you’ll come out and experience the “Oceans of Possibilities” that we have to offer this summer! 

For more information or to sign up, contact Tamara at 436-2573 or email


Glenrock Independent

Physical Address:506 W. Birch, Glenrock, WY 82637 Mailing Address: PO Box 109, Douglas, WY 82633 Phone: (307) 436-2211

The Glenrock Independent is located in the Bronco Building

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