Cowboy Poetry, Main Library

Cowboy Poetry Week is held during National Poetry Month each year and celebrates the voices of the working West through the stories of cowboys, ranchers, and western writers. Each performance will feature a cowboy poet and a live band.

Cowboy Poet Steve Spencer with singer and musical group Saddle Strings.
 

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After Dinner Books: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Main Library

This is the beloved, classic story or a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance-until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie? Books will be available at the Reference Desk.

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After Dinner Books: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, Main Library

The true story that inspired Moby Dick. The whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale in the South Pacific. Twenty crew members drifted for more than three months in small whaleboats, battling hunger, disease and the elements. Philbrick’s use of historical documents, including an account written by the ship’s cabin boy recreates the details behind this maritime disaster. Books will be available at the Reference Desk.

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