Blog Archive – Kari Albertson Denison

“Be Thankful and Carry On” By Kari Denison - Welcome November!  This is the month designated to celebrate gratitude and thankfulness, which inspired me to reflect and share what I am most thankful at this moment in my life. First and foremost and always, I am thankful for my family, the pulse of my existence.  I am ever so grateful and committed to the…
Literary Challenge by Kari Denison - It all started in late July.  My friend and former boss posed to me a challenge. It was a literary challenge from KellyAnne. Very apropos.  A challenge I was willing to take. The challenge came to me via Facebook.  I typically am not a fan of chain posts or challenges on Facebook, but I felt…
Lewistown Public Library Rocks!  By Kari Denison - This year’s Summer Reading Program – Libraries Rock! – was a rockin’ good time with spectacular participation.  Three hundred Library patrons signed up to participate in Libraries Rock!.  These patrons had a variety of tasks to choose from and accomplish during the 6-week program to have the chance to enter into a weekly prize drawing.…
Author Dinner Fundraiser Success by Kari Denison - This year’s Author Dinner on Wednesday, May 16 was a fantastic success.  Library supporters enjoyed an evening at the Elks Club to socialize, participate in a silent auction, dine and listen to the featured author present about his most recent novel. Mark Sullivan, author of “Beneath A Scarlet Sky”, openly shared about his inspiration to…
An educational evening at the Library by Kari Denison - In 1879, gold was discovered in the Judith Mountains near the head of Warm Spring Creek Canyon.  As a result, Maiden (or Maidenville), was established in 1881 and today is a gold and silver ghost town of the Judith Mountains. At the peak of Maiden in the late 1880s, 1,200 folks resided in the area.…
Appreciating Jim Henson’s Creations Then & Now by Kari Denison - Outrageous! Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine the mind-blowing opportunity that presented itself Saturday, March 3 in Bozeman, Montana – of all places.  I was there to proudly watch the Screaming Eagles Pep Band (and most notably watch my son, Solomon, play the sousaphone) at the Class A Boys Basketball state tournament.  Go…
Chili Bowl Success by Kari Denison - The Lewistown Public Library’s 7th Annual Chili Bowl was the biggest and best Chili Bowl thus far!  Twenty-nine teams participated in the trivia.  Some teams were in it for the fun and others participated to win big.  To be the winner of the Chili Bowl, after all, is a tremendous victory. At the end of the…
2017 in the Books! By Kari Denison - I am rather pleased with myself as this year I accomplished to read more than I have since my college days.  One way I know this… I kept a list!  Keeping a list was an idea I borrowed from a regular patron who boasted that the only way she can keep track of what she’s…
Are You A Dreamer? by Kari Denison - Dreams are all around us.  Day or night.  A goal or term of excellence.  Realistic or out of this world.  What do dreams mean?  Where do they come from?  Can dreams come true? “A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens up to that…
We Got The Beat! By Kari Denison -   We got the beat and we want you to know about it! Did you know the library has a music collection available for patron check out? Interested in country music?  Come check out Willie Nelson, Faith Hill or Ricky Van Shelton (to name a few).  Like jazz?  Try John Coltrane, Big Band Jazz Recordings or…
Back to School Is Bittersweet By Kari Denison - Every fall since 2003 I have prepared my kids and myself for back to school.  This year’s back to school anticipation will be the last for my family (choking back the tears as I write this) as my youngest child will graduate in 2018. I clearly remember the first day of kindergarten for both of…
Embracing Summer By Kari Denison - How can it be already!?  The fair is upon us and we’re more than halfway through summer.  Winter surely doesn’t go this fast!  In fact, I know it doesn’t. Summer is such a wonderful time of year!  So much to do and so little time.  I have to be ever so careful choosing where to travel and…
Your choice! Charity or Raffle Option. By Kari Denison - Want to help Build a Better World?  This summer’s Reading Program can lend a hand for you to participate on a whole different level. This year is the first year the Adult Reading Program is offering two options for participation:  Charity or Raffle option.  How does it work?  First, come in to the front desk at…
Clifford The Big Red Dog Day! Tuesday, JUNE 13 -  Who let the dog out?! Who?! Who?! Clifford The Big Red Dog is OUT and will be at the library on June 13 to kick off the Summer Reading Program! The staff is super excited to have Clifford in the library and be a part of our summer fun! This year’s Summer Reading Program theme…
Many Thanks to Library Volunteers By Kari Denison - “It takes a village to raise a child” – African Proverb.  And it also takes a village to sustain a Library. The library ‘tribe’ is huge.  Numerous individuals and groups unconditionally volunteer their time to help the library thrive.  The Library Board of Directors work on a volunteer basis, as do the Friends of the…
There’s No Place Like Home By Kari Denison - Dorothy is famous for clicking her ruby red heels while avowing, “there’s no place like home” to return to her family in the timeless classic, “The Wizard of Oz.”  Her epic adventure in the vividly colorful land of Oz was laden with characters unknown in Kansas. After being hunted by a wicked witch and her…
Accomplishing Mission By Kari Albertson-Denison - “Hidden Figures” displayed the lives of three women striving for equality in work and life in the 1960’s during a time of civil unrest.  The scene described below is one of the many powerful scenes giving background to one of the main character’s struggle for equal access to information and civil rights in general. It…
A Year in the Books By Kari Albertson-Denison - The beginning of 2017 brings the close of my first full year working at the LPL.  I excitedly began my adventure at the library in the new year of 2016.  Little did I know when this journey began, I would enjoy my work in a library more than I had ever imagined. Growing up, my…
A Fools Crow Coincidence by Kari Albertson-Denison - A Fools Crow coincidence? I think not. I decided to read Fools Crow a few weeks back as I was visiting with my son’s English teacher for parent-teacher conferences. We were discussing the upcoming reading assignments and up next was to read Fools Crow by James Welch. I thought it’d be a good bonding opportunity…
Miss Peregrine is Peculiar By Kari Albertson – Denison -   Finally it was my chance to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!  I had been waiting patiently for my turn to check it out as the novel was in high demand – always checked out – and I had it on hold for several months.  When I saw the movie preview last spring,…
It’s a Wrap! By Kari Albertson-Denison -   This was my first summer as Library Assistant and being involved with the Youth Summer Reading Program.  Undeniably, the Summer Reading Program (SRP) at the Lewistown Public Library was more than I ever imagined. Even though staff had warned me of the high pace and energy that accompanied SRP, I honestly did not anticipate…
LPL is a Poke Stop! by Kari Albertson-Denison - On an evening stroll up Main Street last week with my family, my son discovered the Lewistown Public Library is a Poke Stop! This was an exciting discovery and is a bonus for our public library. Pokemon GO is the new game craze this summer and is based off the 1990’s Pokemon video game. Swarms…

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