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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Volunteer opportunity: Community tax preparation

Would you like to help your community in a significant way? The Sublette County Library would like to offer free 2018 tax preparation help to Sublette County residents. The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will train and certify local volunteers in the tax preparation processes for the upcoming tax season. VITA is looking for four Tax Preparers, and one additional Intake Volunteer.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS certified program preparing and supporting volunteers to process and prepare income taxes for those in need in our communities, free of charge. They focus their services on low-moderate income clients, elderly, ESL and rural communities. Teton VITA has been providing services to Jackson residents for 15 years and to seniors at Rendezvous Pointe for the past three years. We'd like to have the service available at the library beginning in January 2019 for all Sublette County residents who can benefit from tax help. This volunteer opportunity with VITA is very flexible and for the limited tax season, making it ideal for anyone interested in a short-term commitment. Here are some details about volunteering in the program:

•  No tax experience is required, just a willingness to learn.
•  Study at home using an internet-based training program.
• Two training classes in January, dates and locations TBD. (Volunteers will help determine class details.)
•  Prepare taxes using a powerful tax preparation software (similar to TurboTax, etc.)
• On-going email communications provide study/learning information and program information throughout the learning and tax season.
• Tax preparation: February 1st through April 12th. (Volunteers will help define tax prep session dates/times.)

Read more about becoming a Sublette County VITA Tax Preparer

Read more about becoming a Sublette County VITA Intake Volunteer

Download an Application for VITA Volunteers

As this is the first year for Sublette County VITA, volunteers will be able to participate in planning details of the program to fit their needs. The VITA team from Jackson will support, provide training, and be on-site as required to help this succeed. Questions? Contact VITA Site Coordinator Grace M. Robertson: Email gmrobertson@bresnan.net or call at (307) 733-5395.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Learn About Life Flight Memberships
Tuesday, November 20th
6:30 pm
The Lovatt Room

Would you like to know more about area life flight options or are you thinking about purchasing life flight insurance? The Sublette County Library, the Pinedale Medical Clinic, and Sublette County EMS are collaborating to help you learn about air medical transport services available in our area. After a brief welcome from Sublette County EMS, representatives from several companies that offer services to the Sublette County region will be available with information about their services and costs, and to answer any questions. The four companies that will be present are:

Air Methods (Air Idaho)
Classic Air Medical
Guardian Flight
Life Flight Network

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Pinedale Library news

Closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd
No children's programming November 19th - 24th

The Sublette County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. (The Libraries will be open as usual on Saturday, November 24th.)

Additionally, there will be no Storytimes, MakerSpace or After School programs at either the Pinedale Library or the Big Piney Library during the week of November 19th. Have a happy and safe holiday!


Pinedale Library news

Gain computer skills through LearningExpress
Free with your library card

Ever thought about improving your computer knowledge? Want to learn more about the internet or Microsoft Office? Check out the LearningExpress Computer Skills Center, brought to you by the Wyoming State Library. This free resource allows you to access:

• more than 90 self paced online tutorials
• beginning to advanced levels
• fun and easy to use lessons
• Windows®, Internet safety, and more other programs

Access LearningExpress with your library card

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Big Piney Library news

Basic Computer Skills
One-on-one instruction available

If you'd like to become computer savvy, we would be happy to help. Whether you'd like to learn how to use email, surf and shop on the web, stay in touch with loved ones on Facebook, or practice simple word processing, we are happy to teach you anything thing you'd like to learn at a pace that you are comfortable with. Call the library to schedule your one-on-one session, (307) 367-4114.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

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™, and RB Digital 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 desk.


Pinedale Library news

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.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Baby and Me Story Time and Preschool Storytime
Wednesday mornings
The Story Time Room

Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is held every Wednesday at 10:30 am. Preschool Storytime is held every Wednesday at 11 am in the Storytime Room. Siblings are welcome.

This year we will use a text service to send reminders to Preschool Storytime and Baby & Me patrons. To learn about this free service, follow this link and choose Option B. Or simply text the message @2c8k7d to the number 81010. Contact Michelle Humber with questions, mhumber@sublettecountylibrary.org

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Wednesday, November 28th at 4 pm: The Big Piney Library

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday 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.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Musicians Gathering
First and third Wednesdays of the month
Beginning at 5 pm (Come when you can!)
The Library Courtyard


Do you play the guitar or other stringed instrument? This meetup every first and third Wednesday is designed to give local musicians a chance to get together informally, to play music, share skills, expand their own skills, or even learn to play. Bring your instrument. In case of bad weather, meet in the Lovatt Room. Contact Judi for more info: (307) 367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Book Club
Second Wednesdays of the month

12 noon
The Western Americana Room


Enjoy interesting books and vivid conversation as part of this monthly book club. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 12 noon in the Western Americana Room. Books are available for pickup at the front desk while supplies last. This club welcomes new participants at any time.

December 12th discussion: The Forgotten Girl by Heather Chapman.

February 13th discussion: Wyoming's Last Frontier: Sublette County by Robert G. Rosenberg. Copies of the Wyoming book will be available at the December meeting.



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Writers of the Winds
Last Wednesday of the month

6:30 pm
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 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 jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.


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The mission of the Sublette County Library is to provide the community, through its collections and inviting spaces, the opportunity to access information, engage with culture and experience lifelong learning.

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