Thursday, May 15, 2008

Edible Books bring smiles

The Library hosted its first Edible Book event March 3.

Winning entries were:

Best in Show: Workforce and Community Education Assistant Judy Hubbard's interpretation of The Rainbow Fish

Wittiest Entry: Jack Schmidt's interpretation of O'Pioneers

People's Choice: Facilities Coordinator Linda Becker's interpretation of Frankenstein

To see photos of the winners and other entries, visit

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Teresa Jordan wows audience

Lois Herbst of Shoshoni speaks with Teresa Jordan during the reception.

Lois Herbst of Shoshoni, Dianne Tippets of Riverton, Martha Hellyer of Lander, and Barbara Gose of Riverton gather around Teresa Jordan's books signing table during the reception.

Chair of the CWC Library Friends Barbara Gose of Riverton speaks with Teresa Jordan.

Over 60 people came to hear Teresa Jordan speak in CWC's Little Theater on April 10, 2008. Many also attended the subsequent pie reception and book signing sponsored by the Friends of the CWC Library.

Jordan, who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, spoke about learning to speak Spanish and what the processs taught her. She spoke about the language barrier for immigrants and soldiers and how a person's personality changes when he or she is uncomfortable with the language. Jordan also took questions and solicited stories of audience members' experience with language.

Among the comments listed on audience surveys were "TERRIFIC PROGRAM!!" and "EXCELLENT AND ENTERTAINING AS WELL AS THOUGHT PROVOKING."

The program was made possible through a grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council. In addition to speaking at CWC, Jordan spoke at Western Wyoming Community College and both the Powell and Cody branches of the Park County Public Library System.

Photos courtesy of Carolyn Aanestad