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:
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.
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.’”
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:
- Monday, April 22
In honor of Earth Day, pick up a free Teton County Library logo reusable shopping bag, while supplies last.
Attend Power Trip: Apologies in the #MeToo Era, 6pm, Ordway Auditorium.
- Tuesday, April 23
Toddler Time: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00am, Youth Auditorium.
Drop into the Love Your Tech Open House, 3-6pm, Learning Lab and Alta.
Wyoming Native Plant Society meets 6:00-7:30pm., Ordway Auditorium.
- Wednesday, April 24
Baby Time: 10:00am-noon, Youth Auditorium.
See the Biblioburro film & visit with Luis Soriano, 6:00-7:30pm, Ordway Auditorium.
307 Life Skills: Ethical Hacking, 6:00-8:00pm, Learning Lab.
Alta 307 Life Skills: Fund your Fun, 6-7pm, Alta Branch.
- Thursday, April 25
Toddler Time (10am) & Storytimes (10:30 and 11:00am), Youth Auditorium.
Edible Book Festival: 4:30-6:30pm, Ordway Auditorium.
- Friday, April 26
Love Your Library Foundation & Friends Cookies & Books Giveaway: 11am-1pm, lobby and Alta.
- Saturday, April 27
Library Saturdays: Sensory Sensations, 10:15am– 12:00pm, Youth Auditorium.
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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