Library News for the week of March 30, 2022

The CCL Glenrock is holding a class on Tuesday, April 12 from 6-9 p.m. in the age-old artform of Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating). The fee is $10 for materials. Instructor Lisa McDonald is donating all proceeds to relief efforts in the Ukraine this year. Sign up by calling 436-2573, or email Tamara Lehner at (Courtesy photo)

Tamara Lehner, Converse County Libraries

Happy Spring! The Converse County Libraries are gearing up for April activities! We had an unfortunate cancellation of our Jerry Barlow concert last week due to some technical difficulties with some of his equipment, but we will reschedule the concert as soon as possible. His performance in Douglas was very well received and we know our Glenrock patrons will love him too!

Our Adult Book & Brew Club will meet TONIGHT (Wednesday, March 30) at 6:30 p.m. at the Classic Café & Pizza. We are reading the NYT Bestseller Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell. This book was a winner of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction, and the Book Critics Circle Award. It also made the NY Times list of the “10 Best Books of 2020.” Varying critics have named this historical fiction novel “a thing of shimmering wonder,” “magnificent and searing,” and “a tour de force.” The book imagines Shakespeare’s real-life son, Hamnet, who died of the bubonic plague when he was 11. His grief and sense of loss after this child’s death inspired the playwright to write arguably his best work in Hamlet, the name of which in Elizabethan England was interchangeable with Hamnet. As one reviewer puts it, "It so happens that the child at the center of Hamnet inspired one of civilization’s most famous plays, but in Maggie O’Farrell’s gifted hands, Hamnet feels as real as my own child. The raw physical life of O’Farrell’s Renaissance England is enthralling.  But the beating heart of this book is Hamnet’s mother – an indelible, dauntless woman. What a sensual, full-throated love song to the lost child." - Amity Gaige 

The Converse County Library Glenrock has a copy of this novel for interested patrons to check out.

Our Cross Stitch Basics & Beginners class will meet in April on the 4th and the 18th from 2-4 p.m. in the Magenta Room on the lower level of the library. We meet on Mondays twice per month to work on our own projects, or to learn new skills. We have an Easter project available for participants to cross-stitch if they so choose. We always welcome new members, if interested, please contact Tamara at 436-2573, or

CCL Glenrock is also sponsoring a Culture Club Outing to see the Casper Theater Company’s production of “Meadow Breeze.” This play, written by director Donna Fisher, centers around the staff and colorful residents of a memory care facility. The play runs April 8, 9, and 15,16 at 7:30 pm in the theater at 735 CY Avenue (for old-timers, this is the old Shakey’s location). For these performances, tickets are $14 for seniors, and $16 for adults. This show contains adult situations, and is probably not suitable for children. In addition, there is a matinee at 2 pm on Sunday, April 10th. Also, the company is holding a dinner theater performance, with a spaghetti dinner, on Thursday, April 14. Tickets for the dinner show are $35, and reservations must be made. For the Culture Club Outing, the date is Saturday, April 9th. For planning purposes, please sign up with Tamara (who happens to be in the play) at 436-2573, or Participants must make their own reservations and provide their own transportation. We may meet before or after the show for dinner or drinks. For reservations, Tickets can be purchased online at, in person at the Casper Senior Center, at The Cheese Barre, or at the door.

Other events in April for adults include a Pysanky, or Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating Class on Tuesday, April 12th. Fourth-generation Ukrainian Lisa McDonald has been teaching these classes for us for several years now, and they are very popular! This year, she is donating all of the proceeds from the class to relief efforts in the war-torn Ukraine. The age-old art form uses hot wax and dyes to create life-long treasures for your Easter holidays. The library will cover the cost of instruction for participants, and there is a small $10 fee for materials. Lisa will also have extra supplies for purchase for interested parties. Please sign up for your seat in the class at 436-2573, or

Other activities include our Children’s Storytimes, usually held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 am, Teen Game Nights on Thursdays from 6-8 pm, and Teen D & D Meetups on Fridays from 5-7 pm. In addition, later in the month, we’ll have Spring Needlefelting for adults to create a Robin Redbreast on the 19th, and a cellist concert touring through the auspices of the Wyoming Arts Council on the 26th. Look for more information to come on these events!

Our quote this week is from master storyteller Barbara Kingsolver from her novel, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: “Spring is made of solid, fourteen-karat gratitude, the reward for the long wait. Every religious tradition from the northern hemisphere honors some form of April hallelujah, for this is the season of exquisite redemption, a slam-bang return to joy after a season of cold second thoughts.”


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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