Library News for the week of Oct. 5, 2022

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Vickie and Sissy Goodwin’s love for one another is apparent in this portrait. A Sissy in Wyoming, a play by Gregory Hinton, will take place Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Douglas Library.

Tamara Lehner, Converse County Libraries' Adult Program Director

If October is nigh, can magic be far behind? Your Converse County Libraries have lots of tricks and treats in store for all ages this month and we invite you to join us!



At CCL Glenrock, we are excited to have our Barbie Through the Ages exhibit on display through Oct. 20. Gather your girls, your besties, any Barbie fans that you know, and experience this trip back through time to 1959 when Barbie first came into our lives.

There are over 100 of the iconic dolls on display and the public is even invited to bring some of your own collection in to join the party. 

Let us know if you have a vintage, collectible or otherwise much-beloved Barbie that you’d like to leave on display for a few weeks.



The Glenrock Book & Brew Club is meeting tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Higgins Hotel. We are discussing the utterly captivating tale of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. As a Washington Post reviewer puts it, “ . . . like a bite of dark Halloween chocolate, this novel proves rich, bittersweet and very satisfying.”



Our highlighted event this month is one we are thrilled to be hosting and that is original work by Gregory Hinton, A Sissy in Wyoming.

This critically acclaimed work is rounding out a tour of the Cowboy State with a final performance in Sissy’s hometown of Douglas at the Converse County Library Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.

The production and tour are sponsored by the UW American Heritage Center, Wyoming Humanities, the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, the Wyoming Arts Council and the Wyoming State Historical Society. The tour is timed to coincide with National LGBTQ History Month in October.

The show is free to attend, though we ask that you reserve your seat by giving us a call.

There will be a discussion following the performance led by AHC Simpson Institute Archivist Leslie Waggener and a reception for attendees.

Playwright Gregory Hinton is a novelist, filmmaker, lecturer and curator. Born in Montana but raised in Cody, Hinton has been living and working in Los Angeles for years. He also serves as a Buffalo Bill Center of the West Resident Fellow. He wrote A Sissy in Wyoming from oral interviews Leslie Waggener held with Vickie Goodwin, and based the play on the life of the late educator, activist, Vietnam veteran and cowboy cross dresser Larry “Sissy” Goodman.

The play covers the remarkable life, experiences and a 50-year love story with his wife Vickie, of this well-known Converse County resident.  According to its creator this work is a triumph of will, a cry for courage and a remarkable Cowboy State love story spanning 50 years of Sissy’s life.



We will have Storytime as usual, held every Wednesday and Thursday from 10-11 a.m. 

There will be a movie matinee on “No School Friday” Oct. 7, featuring Hocus Pocus. 

And, we hope the littles will join us the next day, as well, to celebrate a popular character’s birthday: We will be hosting a Winnie The Pooh Celebration Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon.



For those of us who are in the adult category, we will feature a number of craft events for the season, including a Crayon-Dipped Faux Pumpkin (bring your own faux pumpkin) Craft Oct. 11, Halloween Book Folding Oct. 19, and an Artisan Alley Haunted Terrarium Class Oct. 25.

The first two events are free, though we ask that you register in advance. For the Artisan Alley event we require that you register/pay the $45 fee with Artisan Alley at 265-0991 or online at

To register for classes, events or to find out more information, contact your librarians at 436-2573 (Glenrock), 358-3644 (Douglas), or email Tamara Lehner via

We’ll end this week’s news with a favorite quote about the season: “October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O Autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”― Rainbow Rowell 


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

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday - 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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