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Bluegrass Festival Manefa Flickr
Bluegrass Festival photo by Manefa, Flickr
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America’s Music Film Series Continues at Laramie County Library October 8

Have you ever wondered about the origin of bluegrass or country music? Learn where these popular genres started at the Laramie County Library on Tuesday, October 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room on the first floor.

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Children's Books Facts
HMH Books / Harper Collins
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11 Amazing Facts About the Authors of Your Favorite Children’s Books

From champion beaglers to real-life James Bonds, the stories behind these authors are equally as fascinating the books they wrote.

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What Are the Most Popular Unisex Names in US History?

A good boy’s name may very well be a good girl’s name.

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Amazon
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Let’s Put an End to ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day,’ Shall We?

Avast! Just kidding, we don't even know what avast means. But it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so people are just chucking it around like it's their business. It's pretty annoying. For a number of reasons. Let's discuss them!

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Three Lions, Getty Images
Three Lions, Getty Images
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Because Of These People, We Live Well Today

393 years ago today, The Mayflower left Plymouth, England, with 102 very brave passengers, bound for America. It would be a miserable passage of delay, short stores, bad water, scorn of the crew, cold weather, heavy seas and sickness

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World Trade Center
Andrew Coulter-Enright,Flickr
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Where Were You 12 Years Ago September 11th When Our Country Was Attacked?

It was September 11th 2001 when I was living at home with my 83 year old father who was stricken with a serious illness as a result from his cancer. It was a day I soon learned would forever change our history books, a day when the United States was under attack... a day known as 9-11.

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time card slots for time clock How I See Life Flickr
How I See Life, Flickr
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History of Labor Day; Are You Working Today?

Did you punch in today? Have you ever had to use a time clock? I have at several jobs. Did you ever join a union?

Union labor is a big part of the history of today's holiday. While many are enjoying a day off, traveling or cooking on the BBQ, most people don't know the real reason we celebrate Labor Day.

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Cobb Construction Method with Bicycle Wheels (flickR User, david owen)
Cobb Construction Method with Bicycle Wheels (flickR User, david owen)
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Cobb Construction Demonstration at Laramie County Library on August 13

Have you ever built anything using the Cobb Construction technique?

You can on Tuesday, August 13, at 6:30 p.m. on the performance pad of the Laramie County Library entrance in Cheyenne.

Stop by and

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Billy Joel, 'River of Dreams'
Columbia Records
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20 Years Ago: Billy Joel’s Final Album Released

By the time Billy Joel entered the studio for his 12th album, 'River of Dreams,' he had sold millions of records, toured the world, won Grammy Awards and had a wife and family. By all appearances, he seemed happy, fulfilled and poised for another two decades of success. Behind the scenes, however, he was struggling.

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North Star Bar menu (flickR User, grenade)
North Star Bar menu (flickR User, grenade)
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‘Your Sunday Brunch’ Menu for August 11, 2013

Have you caught any falling stars yet this weekend?

It's time for the annual Perseid Meteor Showers so we're bringing out the musical stars on 'Your Sunday Brunch.'  Between 7 and 10 a.m. on August 11 I'll let you know about new music releases, concerts coming, birthdays being celebrated and a loss to the world of jazz.

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Where were you when the flood hit Cheyenne August 1, 1985? (flickR User, rjrgmc28)
Where were you when the flood hit Cheyenne August 1, 1985? (flickR User, rjrgmc28)
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Grateful Memories of the Cheyenne Flood on August 1, 1985

Do you remember the Cheyenne flood on August 1 that happened 28 years ago today?

I have some vivid memories of that night and the smelly aftermath and clean up for the rest of that summer in 1985.

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The Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show May 18 + 19 (Jamie Sabau/Getty)
The Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show May 18 + 19 (Jamie Sabau/Getty)
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Model Railroad Show in Frontier Park Part of Cheyenne Depot Days

Do you love model trains?

The Annual Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show will be set up at the Frontier Park Exhibition Hall Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The model railroad show is part of the Cheyenne Depot Days in downtown and can be included in your ticket price.

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