Gagliano talks Tuesday at library

A Wyoming author will be visiting the Cody Library for a presentation Tuesday.

Gene Gagliano, who has written 16 books and received numerous honors for his work, will be presenting in the children’s activity room. The free program kicks off at 10 a.m. and is open to families. He will present in Meeteetse later that day. A potluck begins at 5 p.m. and the author talk at 6.

Gagliano began his career as an elementary school teacher. He was in the classroom for 34 years before devoting himself to writing and touring full time.

His accomplishments include having a book, “Dee and the Mammoth,” selected by the Wyoming state library to represent Wyoming at the 2011 National Book Festival.

Refreshments will be provided.

Custer lecture

Wednesday

Just when you thought you knew everything about Gen. George Armstrong Custer, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is hosting a lecture about his connection to his pets.

The topic of Brian Patrick Duggan’s talk at noon on June 19 in the Coe Auditorium is on Custer and his wife Libbie’s appreciation of dogs.

Duggan is a canine historian and the author of “General Custer, Libbie Custer and Their Dogs: A Passion for Hounds, from the Civil War to Little Bighorn.” Duggan will sign books after he speaks.

At the time of Gen. Custer’s death he and his wife owned 40 dogs.

Dinosaurs topic of

Center event

While this may not be a topic many have considered before, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is hosting a lecture with the theme “How Fast Did Dinosaurs Grow Up?”

Dr. Michael D’Emic, assistant professor of biology at Adelphi University, will kick off the Draper After Dark series in the Coe Auditorium at 5:15 p.m. on June 19. D’Emic has done considerable research on dinosaurs in the Bighorn Basin.

Paleontologists are regularly learning new techniques to study bones that will give them insights into aging.

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