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October 2016 Newsletter
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With October we experience a change in seasons. The days are definitely shorter, the leaves are changing color, and the nights are much cooler. Thoughts are turning to big game hunting, cleaning up the garden and flower pots, and looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season. 

If you are going hunting, we carry BLM land status maps, 7.5 minute topographical maps, Bighorn National Forest maps, and the DeLorme "Wyoming Atlas & Gazetteer".

We also carry cookbooks with recipes for comforting soups, one-dish meals, and other cool weather food.

It's not too early to start thinking about making notes on any gifts you will be sending out to family and friends in a couple of months. We have tons of new titles on the shelves, as well as a bunch of 2017 calendars in. Stop in while the selection is good and take a look.




4:00-6:30 PM

 It's that time once again. Join us to catch up on the new releases for fall 2016. We will also feature books for the following subjects: Science, math, social studies, writing , and poetry.  We have books for all age groups: elementary, middle grade, and young adult. 


                                     Light refreshments will be served. 


Join us when we host Neltje for a book signing for her memoir, "North of Crazy". 
The book will be released on Tuesday, October 4th. Stop by and get a copy and bring it back on October 15th and have Neltje autograph it for you.

Imagine a world of Gatsby-esque glamor, opulence, and cultural prestige, of exclusive parties and elegant dinners, of literary luminaries including Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Irving Stone, and Theodore Roethke, of Manhattan townhouses and country estates. This is a world where children are raised by nannies, tutors, chauffeurs, gardeners, butlers, maids, and assorted staff, sent off to private schools and largely ignored by their parents.
Publishing magnate Nelson Doubleday's daughter, Neltje, was raised to assume her place as a society matron. But beneath a seemingly idyllic childhood, darker currents ran: a colorful but alcoholic father whose absences left holes, a mother incapable of love, a family divided by money and power struggles, and a secret that drove the young woman into emotional isolation.
North of Crazy is her story written with the same fierce passion, wit, and emotion that drove her off the conventional path to reconstruct her life from base zero. She became an artist, cattle rancher, and entrepreneur.

Dr. Nova Orlovic, known as "the Chief" - she's half-Cheyenne - is on the warpath again. After her team uncovered the inconvenient truth as to how her second husband had died, President Lincoln Todd circles his wagons in major damage control. And it's payback, bigtime, for the Chief when she's indicted for the murder of her first husband eleven years ago. Then a tyrant, eager to rebuild his weapons of mass destruction, gives Nova an offer she can't refuse. In exchange for her expertise in nuclear physics, he tempts her with new revelations about both her husbands' deaths, perhaps clearing her name. But by "counting coup" with her enemies on both sides of the ocean, will the Chief lose the Commander, her latest love, as well as unwittingly unleash the dogs of war? Counting Coup is the sequel to Book 1 of The Commander and the Chief series, His Tribe of One.
Oct 4th

Broken Trust by W.E.B. Griffin

El Paso by Winston Groom

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

Trespasser by Tana French

An Irish Country Love Story by Patrick Taylor

The Hammer of Thor #2 in The Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling

Oct 11th

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Order to Kill by Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills

Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries by Helen Fielding

Triple Crown by Felix Francis

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

Oct 18th

Sun Born by Kathleen O'Neal Gear

The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

The German Girl by Armando Correa

Escape Clause by John Sandford

What Light by Jay Asher

Gingerbread Christmas by Jan Brett

Oct 25th

Let Me Tell You About Jasper by Dana Perino

The Whistler by John Grisham

Pretty Paper by Willie Nelson

Lucky 666 by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Black Elk: The Life of An American Visionary by Joe Jackson




It's What's For Dinner Beef Short Ribs


Taken from "Cowgirls in the Kitchen"

by Jill Charlotte Stanford & Robin Betty Johnson


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Salt and pepper

2 1/2 pounds beef short ribs

1/4 cup butter

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup beef broth

3/4 cup water

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons catsup

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon chili powder


1. Put the flour, salt, and pepper in a paper bag. Add the ribs and shake to coat.


    2. Brown the ribs in the butter in a large skillet, then put them in a slow cooker or Dutch oven that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.


   3. In the same skillet used to brown the ribs, sauté the onion until it is nearly transparent, then add remaining ingredients. Stir until the mixture comes to nearly a boil.


   4. pour the mixture over the ribs. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or until the meat is falling off the bones.


Serves 4


No slow cooker? A heavy Dutch oven or casserole dish with a lid in the oven at 275 degrees , will do just fine.





...I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.

~Nathaniel Hawthorne, 10th October 1842

I hope you enjoy these glorious fall days and get to spend time in our beautiful outdoors. When the weather turns bad, remember how nice it would be to have a good book to read.



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