Last Rides of Cowboys, Indians, Generals, and Chiefs: An
exhibit of 19th century Western photography
with local author Paul Jensen
Exhibit, reception and presentation on Thursday, May 25th
6 - 8 pm
The Lovatt Room
Local author Paul Jensen will host a presentation of 30 historic photos by David Francis Barry, John C.H. Graybill, and L.A. Huffman that are featured in his new book titled Last Rides of Cowboys, Indians, Generals, and Chiefs. It tells the stories (by first person narrative and photos) of the dissolution of the once proud and free Plains Indians, the life and death of George Armstrong Custer, the emergence of the cowboy as the new American hero, the end of the American frontier, and the beginning of the New West. Jensen will also provide a historical context for most of the photos and there will be a reception prior to the discussion.
Paul Jensen traded in a thirty-year career in Washington, DC politics
and business for cowboy life near Daniel. He is currently the Executive
Director of Rendezvous Pointe and is the author of three local history
books Hard and Noble Lives: A Living Tradition of Cowboys and
Ranchers in Wyoming's Hoback Basin, The State of Equality
In the Equality State: Saving the Best of the West in Wyoming,
and All in a Day's Ride: Life Along Horse Creek in the Wyoming
Range: An Enduring Legacy. Copies of Last Rides of Cowboys,
Indians, Generals, and Chiefs are not available yet as it is
due to be released later this year. The exhibit is currently on display at the library. This exhibit and event is presented in collaboration with the
Wyoming Humanities Council. Don't miss this opportunity to gain
insight on Western American history.
more about local author
Farewell Reception for Nancy McDaniel
Wednesday, May 31st
5 — 6:30 pm
The Lovatt Room
Our beloved Children's Librarian Nancy McDaniel is retiring after
27 years of service to the Pinedale Library and Sublette County
community. Join us in wishing her well at a Farewell Reception on
Wednesday, May 31st.
We are also collecting your memories to be included in a special
book for Miss Nancy. On your next visit to the library, share a
favorite memory, craft project, event or book that Miss Nancy introduced
you to. Complete and return it by the day of the party!
a memory sheet (PDF, full color)
Adult Summer Reading 2017
Begins Tuesday, May 30th
This summer, read books that interest you and receive a great prize!
For each book that you read this summer, fill out an entry slip
and put it in for a drawing. Read anything you want — each week
is a new chance to win! Weekly winners get one of our cool new tote
bags, and the grand prize winner at the summer's end will get a
new tote bag full of new books and a $25 Amazon gift card! Every
entry slip submitted throughout the summer is included in the grand
prize drawing so the more you read, the better your chances are
for the grand prize!
Also, for every 10 books you read, you get a bonus entry into a
special separate drawing for a bag of books. Entries for the bonus
drawing can only be received by reading 10 books.
Adult Summer Reading begins just after Memorial Day and ends Labor
Day weekend. Weekly
drawings will take place on Fridays at 5 pm, and the next week’s
entry box will begin filling that night. The grand prize drawing
will be Wednesday,
September 6th. Happy Reading!
Annual Rendezvous Book Sale
Friday, July 7th & Saturday, 8th
10 am until 5 pm
Preview Sale on Thursday, July 6th *
The Lovatt Room
This popular book sale is back! Grab gently used gems at bargain
prices during the annual Rendezvous Book Sale. The regular sale
is on Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th from 10 am until 5
pm. All leftover items will be free on the following
* New this year especially for early birds… A preview sale
will be the evening of Thursday, July 6th right after Music in the
Kindles available for check out!
You can borrow a Kindle HD 8 from the Pinedale Library to enjoy
web browsing, Amazon Prime movies, as well as access to our own
movie library and music library. The Kindle HD 8 also offers access
to all eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines with the OverDrive, cloudLibrary™,
OneClickdigital, Total BooX and Zinio apps. Or, check out a Kindle
Fire that includes access to the library's
own collection of OverDrive eBooks. You must be 18 or older to check
out these Kindles; they come with set controls so there's nothing
to manage — just power up and enjoy. Ask for one at the circulation
Wyoming Libraries Snapshot Day 2016
On Tuesday, October 11th, libraries around Wyoming took photos
and gathered testimonials of people enjoying their resources. Wyoming
Libraries Snapshot Day allows libraries all across the state to
show the tremendous impact that they have on the lives of Wyoming
residents. Statistics and figures are great for reports, but your
stories and photos better illustrate "a day in the life"
of a library and help decision makers understand how valuable libraries
are to their communities. See a few of the pictures we captured
of Pinedale Library patrons using their library!
See the snapshots
Resume Preparation Program now available
Customize a professionally written resume in-house
Would you like to have a new job but find the work of preparing your
resume daunting? The library now offers WinWay Resume Deluxe, a
unique resume building program that will write, format, and audit
your resume for you. Access WinWay Resume Deluxe in-house from one
of our adult public computers. Simply choose from 14,000+ resume
examples or 35,000+ common job titles and customize with professionally-written
phrases including keywords that employers in specific fields are
looking for. It also creates persuasive resume cover letters, ad
response letters and interview thank you letters to help you in
the start-to-finish process of landing a great new job. Library
staff are happy to help you access WinWay Resume Deluxe.
Free DMV practice tests now available
Free DMV practice tests are now available to all Wyoming library
users through the Wyoming Libraries Consortium's GoWYLD resource.
The new service includes Wyoming-specific car, motorcycle, and CDL
tests, and is written specifically based on the state DMV materials.
It also includes accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections
read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages,
magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility
on driving practice tests.
more and access driving practice tests
Weekly Chess Club
5:30 pm until 8 pm
Looking for something to do during these long winter nights? Come
to the Pinedale Library and play chess! New Pinedale resident Charles
Gogley leads this club for novice and experienced players of all
ages. If you are interested in joining but Mondays don't work out
for you, please
email so we can determine the best day and time for the weekly
meetings. There is also a chess club for kids on Thursday afternoons
from 3:30 - 5:30 pm beginning April 20th.
Library Board Meetings
Fourth Thursday of the month
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries
Thursday, May 25th: The Big Piney Library
The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale
and Big Piney generally on the fourth Thursday of each month in
the afternoon. Forthcoming meetings are announced on the library's
home page. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information,
please contact the library at (307) 367-4114.
Learn more about the Library Board
Sublette County Writers
Last Wednesday of the month
The Board Room
Writing can be a very solitary activity, or it can be a sharing,
supportive and collaborative activity. This group will be facilitated
by former Pinedale Roundup reporter Judi Boyce and is for anyone
who loves to write, and wants encouragement and feedbackóall backgrounds,
writing styles and levels of experience are welcome. If you are
interested but can't make the meeting, contact Judi at the library,
367-4114 or email email@example.com.