(Sheridan, Wyo) The Sheridan County Public Library System has some exciting events right around the corner. We are lucky to have such a community-oriented public service. You don’t want to miss these free, educational events!
Feathered Dinosaurs Program at Fulmer Library
Sheridan Fulmer Library will host a program about dinosaurs on Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Russell Hawley, educator and illustrator at the Tate Geological Museum in Casper, will lead the program.
Ever since the late 19th century, it has been suspected that the ancestry of birds lay within the Dinosauria. But the evolution of this idea suffered setbacks, false starts and dead-ends on its way to the near universal acceptance in the scientific community that it enjoys today.
Hawley’s presentation will look at the various fossil finds that helped piece together the story of bird origins, as well as clues from molecular biology and embryology that have shed light on bird origins and relationships. Finally, he will describe how the vertebrate family tree was re-designed by the new technique of cladistics and show that, according to the rules of modern taxonomy, birds are actually feathered dinosaurs.
Wheels Across Wyoming Program at Fulmer Library
Sheridan Fulmer Library will host the program “Wheels Across Wyoming” on Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m., presented by Jessica Flock, a Wyoming Humanities Council Road Scholar.
The program will cover the history of cycling in Wyoming, including the Laramie Wheelmen, the Laramie Bicycling Club, Elmer Lovejoy, Thomas Stevens, women on bikes and the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, which came through the Sheridan area in June 1897.
Flock is a former Social Studies teacher and young adult librarian. Wyoming and its history has intrigued her since the moment she and her family arrived in Wyoming. Jessica and her husband, Dewey, became small business owners in 2010 and she wanted to incorporate her love of Wyoming history with their new business venture, the Pedal House in Laramie. Thus, “Wheels through Wyoming: Chronicles of Bicycling in the Equality State” was conceived. Currently, Jessica works at the bike shop and as the state coordinator for Wyoming History Day.