One Book Wyoming Book Discussion

One Book Wyoming author Craig Johnson is returning to Gillette to host a discussion of the One Book Wyoming book Spirit of Steamboat! Campbell County Public Library is teaming up with Prairie Fire Brewing Co. for this event that will be at Prairie Fire (601 S. Douglas Hwy) on June 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. Johnson is currently on tour for his newest book "Any Other Name." Don't miss out on a chance to get an autographed copy  of all his books at our One Book discussion!

The Wyoming State Library kicked off the first One Book Wyoming program in February and Wyoming author Craig Johnson has been traveling the state ever since sharing the novella Spirit of Steamboat with residents across the far and wide. Johnson kicked of One Book Wyoming: Campbell County in February at Campbell County Public Library had helped the library hand out 125 "read and pass along" copies of Spirit.

The intent behind One Book programs is to create community-wide unity through the reading of a single book. "This program is a wonderful opportunity to create the feeling of a county-wide book club, where residents of different ages and backgrounds read and discuss one book," said Terri Lesley, CCPLS Director. Your local county libraries and libraries across the state are encouraging residents to READ IT, DISCUSS IT, and PASS IT ON.

Craig Johnson is the author of eight novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim. The Cold Dish was a Dilys Award finalist and the French edition won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/BibliObs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming State Historical Association's Book of the Year, won France's Le Prix 813. Another Man's Moccasins was the Western Writers of America's Spur Award winner and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year, and The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Junkyard Dogs won the Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick, and Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journal as the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times best seller, as was As the Crow Flies. The Walt Longmire series is the basis for the hit A&E drama, Longmire, starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackoff. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

Libraries across the state are hosting events throughout 2014 to inspire conversation, including book discussions, cultural programs and guest appearances by Craig Johnson. The final Campbell County events will be One Book Wyoming Wrap Up parties at CCPL and Wright Branch Library August 2; both with Craig Johnson in attendance.
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