Jan 4, 2015 From staff reports

Riverton library to launch lit lanterns

Throughout January, the Riverton Branch Library will sell sky lanterns to benefit the Community Room Project.

They may be purchased for $10 at the library or at Jerry's Flowers & Things, 409 E. Main St.

Participants will launch the lanterns into the night sky beginning at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

The event is in partnership with the Wild West Winter Carnival.

For more information, call the library at 856-3556.

Public invited to inaugural events

CHEYENNE --Gov. Matt Mead and Wyoming's four other elected officials are encouraging the public to join them at the swearing-in ceremony Monday at the Cheyenne Civic Center.

Inaugural day events also will include a public reception and gala at Little America on Monday evening.

John and Kathy Steil, co-chairmen of the 2015 inauguration, said they would like to have a large attendance at the day's events.

"It is our hope that citizens from throughout Wyoming will join us here in the capital city for a day of celebration and welcome for our new governor and other elected officials," Kathy Steil said.

The historic swearing-in will begin at 10 a.m. at the Cheyenne Civic Center. A public reception will follow the swearing-in also at the Cheyenne Civic Center.

The gala festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. for invited guests. Tickets are required for the gala.

'JOHN' coming to Lander Library

The Lander Library will broadcast the National Theatre Live performance of "JOHN" at 1 p.m Saturday in the Carnegie Room.

Donations are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

"JOHN" contains adult themes, strong language and nudity and is suitable for adults.

DV8 Physical Theatre bring its new production to the National Theatre. The company has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered more than 50 national and international awards.

The company's new production, "JOHN," depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8's artistic director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive led John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.