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The Sheridan County Public Library System will celebrate the One Book Wyoming program with the distribution of free books by Wyoming author Cat Urbigkit and a visit by Urbigkit on Thursday. In its second year, One Book Wyoming is a Wyoming State Library program that encourages residents throughout the state to come together to read and discuss the same book. Urbigkit was chosen as this year’s One Book Wyoming author. Urbigkit is an author and photographer of nonfiction books for children and adults. She lives on a working sheep ranch in western Wyoming with her family and her livestock guardian animals, including guardian dogs and burros. Urbigkit shares the beauty of life in Wyoming through her seven nonfiction books for young readers and three books for adults. Urbigkit’s books for children have received honors from the International Reading Association, Junior Library Guild, National Science Teachers Association, Society of School Librarians International and numerous state reading associations. Urbigkit will give a presentation at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Inner Circle. The program will include an overview of life on the ranch and how the beauty she sees each day is an inspiration for her books. The program will be followed by a question and answer session. The author will be available for book signings and purchases. All members of the community are invited to attend this free event. For more information, call the library at 674-8585. The Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
The Sheridan Elks Youth Rodeo will return to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Saturday. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to watch the events for free. There will be a toughest youth rodeo competition awarding up to $67,000 in cash and prizes in 26 events attracting up to 1,000 entries daily from across the region. For more information, call the Sheridan Elks at 674-7297 or see www.sheridanelks.org. The Fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria St.
The 2nd annual “Swing for Smiles” golf tournament, to benefit the Give Kids The World Village, an annual project of the Perkins Family Restaurant chain, will be held at the Powder Horn Golf Club on Saturday. Dinner and a calcutta will be hosted Friday night preceding the tournament. On Saturday, shotgun start is at 10 a.m. with rounds going for approximately 4.5 hours. The derby will begin at 3 p.m. and awards will follow at 6 p.m. The tournament is a two person best ball. The cost to participate is $125 for club members and $200 for non-members. For more information and to register, call The Powder Horn pro shop at 673-4800. The deadline to register is Thursday. For more information about Give Kids The World Village, see www.gktw.org. The Powder Horn Golf Club is located at 23 Country Club Lane.