A Summer Event

The Friends of the Library are pleased to announce that they will be hosting an author event showcasing H. Alan Day and Lynn Wiese Sneyd. The two wrote The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest To Save the Wild Mustangs, his story of turning a 35,000-acre ranch in South Dakota into a government-sponsored sanctuary for 1,500 wild mustangs and 2,000 head of cattle. For 40 years Day has managed the 200,000-acre Lazy B cattle ranch in Arizona and New Mexico, where he grew up (as did his sister, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor). He then acquired the acreage in South Dakota that became Mustang Meadows Ranch. In 2014 the University of Nebraska Press published The Horse Lover, recounting his venture. The book has been selected as 2014 Southwest Book of the Year and also received the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Best Memoir.

On Saturday, July 18, the Friends will host the two authors at a book talk and dinner at the Spirit Tree Inn. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and the talk at 7. There will be a traditional chuck wagon meal, including carne asada and vegetarian options. A portion of the proceeds will go to help support Day’s Mustang Rescue Project at Mustang Meadows Ranch.

A limited number of tickets will be sold in advance for $50.00 per person. If a storm rolls in, the event time will be adjusted accordingly.

ABOVE: The winning entry for Patagonia’s Semilloteca logo, submitted by Jill and Alex Johnson


Congratulations to Jill and Alex Johnson for their winning submission of a logo for Patagonia’s Semilloteca. Watch for our seed lending library logo, as it will signify coming gardening programs, identify our forthcoming Community Garden plots, and appear on our seed envelopes. If you plan to plant a summer garden, please stop by the library and select your free, locally adapted seed from our varied circulating collection.