The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series has started at libraries in Sheridan County. Discussions started Monday at the Story Branch Library and will start in February at Sheridan Fulmer Library and the Tongue River Branch Library in Ranchester.
Discussions are led by Katie Curtiss at Sheridan Fulmer, and the series will be on “Surviving in the Face of Adversity.” Norleen Healy (HEE-lee) will lead the series, “Building American Families in Times of Transition” at the Story and Tongue River branches. Books in the series are available now at the front desk of each library.
The programs are offered free to the public, and participants can attend any or all of the sessions and can attend sessions at different libraries.
The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion Series is funded by an endowment established at the Sherican County Fulmer Public Library.
A native of Sheridan, Claire Yorks graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. She married Sam Yorks there, and the couple moved to Sheridan in 1982 where they were involved as community volunteers.
Dates and times of the discussions are as follows:
Sheridan Fulmer Library – All discussions are at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 18, “The Martian”; March 17, “Educated”; April 14, “Where the Crawdads Sing”; May 12, “Still Alice.”
Story Branch Library – All discussions start at 4:30 p.m. Future discussions will be on Feb. 24, “The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears”; March 23, “A Place for us”; April 27, “Enrique’s Journey.”
Tongue River Branch – All discussions start at 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 11, “Enrique’s Journey”; March 10, “The Leavers”; April 7, “The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears.”