August al fresco programs

Pull up a lawn chair and join us outdoors!

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Justin Farrell: Billionaire Wilderness
TUE, AUG 3
7-8:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts Outdoor Amphitheater

240 S. Glenwood
Dr. Farrell returns to Jackson to discuss his research in Teton County and throughout the rural West, including his Jackson-based book Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-wealthy and the Remaking of the American West, and a more recent project on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. A professor and author at Yale University School of the Environment and a native Wyomingite and social scientist, Farrell directs a new initiative on the American West at Yale that supports student research and fosters local collaboration to promote community and conservation in western landscapes.

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Cabin Fever Story Slam: Friends
TUE, AUG 10
7:00 p.m.
 Center for the Arts Outdoor Amphitheater

Join our storytelling competition by throwing your name into our bucket for the chance to tell your story related to our theme, Friends. No story? Come out and be a part of our audience! Bring something to sit on and food and drink of your choice! 


Outdoor film screenings 

in the fenced lawn outside the library youth wing (please bring a headlamp or flashlight -- it will be dark after the film)

image of The Mole Agent movie poster"The Mole Agent"
TUE, AUG 17
8:30 p.m.
This poignant and heart-warming film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Shot in the style of a film noir, "The Mole Agent" features an 83-year-old spy who is hired to infiltrate a nursing home to investigate the care of one of its residents. His spy glasses and camera pen and other detective duties fall to the wayside as he works his way into the hearts of the mostly female residents. While the pandemic placed the care and concern for the elderly in focus, this film portrays their day-to-day lives with compassion and a daily dose of humor. Presented with DIY Docs, Teton County Parks and Recreation, and Trefonas Law.

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"A Noble Pursuit"
WED, AUG 18
8:30 p.m.
A 48-minute documentary about a Wyoming community coming together to achieve one of the most significant oil and gas lease buyouts in American history.This film is a celebration of our community and all the interesting, diverse, and passionate neighbors who supported one another in their fight to save a cherished wilderness in the Wyoming Range. The people's message resonated loud and clear and resulted in overwhelming support for a buyout of the land leases. Thanks to concerned citizens, 58,000 acres are protected in perpetuity. This success story is a road map for how other communities across the United States can effectively work with neighbors, elected officials and conservation groups to continue to preserve and protect our public lands.

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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
 TUE, AUG 31

9:30-10:00 a.m. Coffee, Mix & Mingle
10-11:00 a.m. State of the State talk followed by Q & A
Center for the Arts Outdoor Amphitheater

Governor Gordon joins our series to address how Wyoming values help shape and frame Teton County, and takes your questions about the Equality State. 

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