Love Your Library Week: off-season specials for locals

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Teton County Library gets into the off-season swing with its first-ever Love Your Library Week, Mon-Sat, April 22-27, with special programs and giveaways at both the Jackson and Alta branches, in addition to regular programming for all ages.

Love Your Library Week highlights:

Luis Soriano (center) and one of his burros. (Wikipedia)

Entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and individuals can drop into the Love Your Tech open house, on Tuesday, April 23 from 3-6pm for the chance to get help with everything from free lynda.com classes, Foundation Directory Online, ReferenceUSA, or even to try out a Linux operating system.

Families are invited to see the film “Biblioburro” and stay after for a visit with its star, Luis Soriano, who started a very innovative library service in rural Colombia with the help of his two burros (who unfortunately didn’t make the trip here), on Wednesday, April 24 at 6pm.

Love Your Tech

Foodies and bibliophiles of all ages are challenged to create an entry for the Edible Book Festival, Thursday, April 25, from 4:30-6:30pm. Non-cooks are encouraged to join in to see, and eat, the creations. The festival is also a chance to meet the new Library Director Dawn Jenkin.

“Now that I’m experiencing my first off-season in Jackson, I see how close-knit this community really is,” Jenkin said. “Love Your Library Week invites all the locals in and reflects a favorite quote of mine by Doris Lessing: ‘With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one—but no one at all—can tell you what to read and when and how.’”

Dawn Jenkin

Friday offers one more giveaway with Library Foundation and Friends, who will be handing out free cookies and Susan Orlean books on Friday, April 26 from 11am-1:00pm. Orlean is the library’s next Page to the Podium author, here in Jackson this August 6.

Full Love Your Library Week schedule:

Library programs are free and open to the community with support from your donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation and Friends.

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