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County celebrates poetry month
Shoshoni Public Library head librarian Wanda Weisz organized books at the library Monday as National Poetry Month and National Library Week celebrations began in Fremont County. Photo by Alejandra Silva

County celebrates poetry month

Apr 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

Several free public events will take place this week in Fremont County in celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week.

The "One County, Many Voices" events began Monday with the reopening of the Shoshoni Public Library and an open house that will continue 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday. New head librarian Wanda Weisz said the improvements include a larger non-fiction section and a separate reading space with magazines and newspapers.

Weisz said she wants to bring "fresher ideas" to the library and added that the staff has done some reorganizing and cleaning. She hopes to add summer reading programs, game nights and other events to bring in more children and their families with the help of library staff members June Vroman and Susan Connell.

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Central Wyoming College will have a poetry reading event at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Little Theatre, and a "Poetry Open Mic Night" will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lander Library.

The Fort Washakie School/Community Library also will host a poetry night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 25.

The Shoshoni Public Library will have a cowboy poetry event next week.

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