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 By Nancy Royan    News    April 11, 2024 

A-Hummin' And A-Buzzin'

And a kazoo to you too. Remember an instrument that produces a-buzzing sound when played and consists of a small metal or plastic tube with a side hole covered by a thin membrane? Bet many have tried to play one. It was a real humdinger! A kazoo is...

 By Nancy Royan    News    April 4, 2024

Ready, Set, Library! Woh-who-ey! Huzzah!

Race to discover the possibilities at your library during National Library Week, April 7 – 13. Race to discover April10th. Libraries give a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and focus on what m...

 By Nancy Royan    News    February 29, 2024

Educating the Bear

The library is offering some bear education. Are we educating the bears?? Well, as that might be a good course of action, it might be more productive not to try and educate the bears, as they seem to do their own thing and keep on learning how to...

 By Nancy Royan    News    February 22, 2024

How the South Shaped Montana

Many things shaped Montana during its early years. The sheep came, then the cattlemen. This helped shape the state in a variety of ways. Whether it was barbed wire or the brutal winter of 1886/188,7 which Russel immortalized in his...

 By Nancy Royan    News    February 15, 2024

The Heists That Made 'Em Famous

Art Napping: the stealing of paintings, sculptures, or other forms of visual art from galleries, museums or other public and private locations. The history of art is marked by the theft of works, from Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Gioconda” stolen from the L...

 By Nancy Royan    News    February 8, 2024

USS Nevada (BB-36)

There is no greater symbol of a country’s determination to defend its freedom than a warship. USS Nevada was named after the 36th state. Launched in 1914, Nevada was a leap forward in dreadnought technology. Every subsequent US battleship included t...

 By Nancy Royan    News    February 1, 2024

A Different Perception

Food plays an integral, but routine part in our day-to-day lives and we don’t think much about it except what to eat at our next meal or- how about that snack. However, in the past, food was once thought of as noble and in a different aspect of w...

 By Nancy Royan    News    January 25, 2024

Proverbs, Idioms, and Sayings

We’ve all heard ‘em. We’ve all said a lot of them, but do you know the meaning behind ‘em or what the difference is between a proverb and idiom? What is the difference between a proverb and an idiom? A proverb is a short, popular piece of advice or a...

 By Nancy Royan    News    January 11, 2024

Things You Might Not Have Known

Well, now... Here's something I bet you never knew before, and now that it is known, it is important to send it on to the more intelligent in the hope that they, too, will feel enlightened. Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipa...

 By Nancy Royan    News    January 4, 2024

The Brooklyn Bridge and Emily

Imagine the Brooklyn bridge being famous because a rooster was one of the first to cross! When the Brooklyn Bridge was completed after fourteen years of construction, the first to cross was Emily Warren Roebling by carriage. She carried a live...

 By Nancy Royan    News    December 28, 2023

Library Trivia

Library trivia that is smart, strange, silly, and spooky. A variety of library facts to expand your mind and impress your friends and family! If you stumble across a forgotten library book that’s been hiding on your shelf for weeks, month, or even y...

 By Nancy Royan    News    December 21, 2023

Did you Let the Cat Out of the Bag?

Have you been guilty of letting the cat out of the bag? Or did you spill the beans? How many have turned a blind eye to something? Well-known phrases baffle some, especially the young who don’t hear them that often anymore. There are fascinating stor...

 By Nancy Royan    News    November 23, 2023

First Thanksgiving in Gold Country

“Our first Thanksgiving Day dinner in the territory in the fall of 1863 was one of the memorable dinners I have ever attended. Henry Plummer, desiring to be on good terms with the Chief Justice, Mr. Edgerton, and my husband... invited [us] to d...

 By Nancy Royan    News    November 16, 2023

Idaho Sues Montana Over Stolen Land

Have you ever wondered why Montana looks the way it is?? Why do we have that funny western border? Then Idaho looks a bit weird in itself. Why that panhandle? Some maintain that Montana stole part of Idaho way back when. In 1863 President Lincoln...

 By Nancy Royan    News    October 5, 2023

It's Treatment Time for the Bookaholics

Once again Wedsworth Library has a AAA treatment program for Bookaholics. The first step is admitting it. The second step is to keep right on reading. You might be a Bookaholic If: When trouble strikes, you head to a book sale. You will either be...

 By Nancy Royan    News    September 21, 2023

Back-to-Back American Solar Eclipses!

In less than a year’s time, there will be 2 amazing eclipse-viewing opportunities! An annular eclipse on Saturday, October 14th, 2023 and a total eclipse on April 8th, 2024. This will be the last time any solar eclipse will be visible within the U...

 By Nancy Royan    News    August 17, 2023

Rediscovering Your Local Library

Through the course of Life many of us have discovered a great many things: the post office key doesn’t work in the car and vice versa; things do not cook very well if the oven’s not on; coffee tastes better when you add the coffee; and clothes com...

 By Nancy Royan    News    August 3, 2023

Yummy Status Symbols

Symbols have always been used to signal one's status. Status symbols come in all shapes and sizes. Some rate diamonds or diamond tiaras as status symbols. Others desire the luxury cars, multiple homes, art objects, family signet rings, heirloom watch...

 By Nancy Royan    News    July 27, 2023

A Peek at Cascade's History

Cascade has evolved over time. Buildings have come and gone. Buildings have changed ownership or morphed from one business to another. As most know the Homestead/Canyon Life Church used to be the Sportsman Bar. But did you know at one time a Mexican...

 By Nancy Royan    News    July 13, 2023

Who Are You?

Who are you? Or better yet – what label do you place on that person next to you? Labels. Social trends of today seem obsessed with labels. Many of us growing up didn’t really address labels. It was ‘the kids down the block’; the ‘cascade kids, (to ma...

 By Nancy Royan    News    July 6, 2023

A Little Naked Patriotism

In this day of unrest and controversy, maybe we need to all take a step back and help us rethink our times and realize what our country has stood for over the years and who we are in the ups and downs of history. ‘A Little Naked Patriotism’ by Bax...

 By Nancy Royan    News    July 6, 2023

New Changes at Library

Please be aware that As of July1, 2023 new policies will be in effect regarding new patrons obtaining a library card and overdue items. The Library will be tightening up the application of their current policies regarding fines of overdue materials...

 By Nancy Royan    News    June 29, 2023

A Little Bit of June and History Tidbits

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? June bugs Knock, knock, Who’s there? Noah, Noah, who? Noah good joke about June? For our fun stuff – The Superman Comic was published June 1, 1938. PT Barnum’s circus begins its first...

 By Nancy Royan    News    June 22, 2023

The Talented Marksman

Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Moses) on August 13, 1860 was an American sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Annie came from humble beginnings. At the age of 8 or 9, Annie went to live with Superintendent Edington’s family at th...

 By Nancy Royan    News    June 22, 2023

Oceans of Possibilities

All Together Now Seas your Summer Reading opportunity. Wedsworth Library likes to do things a bit differently here. Instead of several programs to take up a bit of your time, we are offering a chance to fill up your whole summer and catch the...


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