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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Wyoming Women: Then & Now
Events throughout March, April and May

The Sublette County Library, along with several other local businesses and organizations, are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Wyoming women winning the right to vote, and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a variety of lectures and other events that focus on the history and current issues of women living in the Equality State. These events are supported in part by a grant from thinkWY|Wyoming Humanities.

All events are free and held in the Pinedale Library’s Lovatt Room unless otherwise noted.



The History of the Violence Against Women Movement: Past, Present and Future
Thursday, April 25th
11:45 am -1 pm
Lunch provided

Sublette County Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SAFV) Task Force guest speaker Tiffany Eskelson-Maestas from the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence Sexual Assault and Stalking will speak. RSVP to SAFV (307) 367-6305.

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Yellowstone Women: Finding Inspiration and Identity in the West
Thursday, April 25th
6 pm
Light meal and beverages provided

Local author Elizabeth Watry will speak about women as rangers, scientists, interpreters, and entrepreneurs, shaping the West’s physical and cultural landscape.

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Art Walk
Friday, April 26th
4:30 - 7 pm
Various locations throughout Pinedale

Stroll to several locations and view local artists' work. This art walk is a little different than last year as there is a focus on multiple types of art; food, pottery, painting, coffee, jewelry, etc. See below for locations.

Art Walk

Download and print the flyer with complete information (PDF)

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4th Grade Art Display & Reception
Monday, April 29th
4 - 6 pm
Milk and cookies provided

View Pinedale 4th graders’ writings about an important woman in their life with accompanying object and artwork.

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Marie Dorian and Plains Indian Women in the Fur Trade
Wednesday, May 15th
6 pm
At the Museum of the Mountain Man

Learn about this Native American legend and her experiences with the Astor Expedition (1811-1812) establishing trade routes across the West. This event will be held at the Museum of the Mountain Man, located at 700 E Hennick in Pinedale.

There are also events occurring at the Big Piney Library. Learn more.




Accompanying our events is an exhibit of key Wyoming women who changed the course of history. The exhibit is on display at the library from now until the end of April. Research and captions were done by Ann Chambers Noble with images provided by the Wyoming State Archives. Supported in part by a grant from thinkWY|Wyoming Humanities.

View the exhibit images here:

Esther Hobart Morris: First woman Justice of the Peace in the U.S.

Eliza A. Swain: First woman in the United States to vote in a general election

Therese A. Jenkins, Suffragist: Credited with saving women's suffrage in the State of Wyoming

Mary Bellamy: First woman elected to the Wyoming State Legislature

Nellie Tayloe Ross: First woman governor in the United States

Estelle Reel: First woman in the United States to hold state office

May McAlister Sommers: Sublette County Homesteader

Pauline Bayer: Sublette County Homesteader, Postmistress, and Midwife

Frances (Mamie) Tarter: Sublette County Businesswoman

Eliza Stewart Boyd: First woman in America subpoenaed for jury duty

Madge Funk, 1904 - 1997: Influential woman of Sublette County

Grace Miller: Mayor of Jackson, Wyoming, First female mayor in the nation. Pictured (in center) with the first entirely female town council.

Original Act: Granting to the Women of the Wyoming Territory the Right of Suffrage and to Hold Office

Address of Congratulations to the Women of Wyoming sent to the Women's Suffrage Convention, Washington, D.C., February, 1891, from the Central National Society for Women s Suffrage, Westminster, England.

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, November 24, 1888

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Daphne Platts Film Festival 2019
Saturdays in April & May
7 pm
The Lovatt Room

Enjoy four of the year's award winning movies for free during our annual Daphne Platts Film Festival, Saturday evenings from April 13th until May 4th. Children are not permitted unless accompanied by an adult. Movies begin in the Lovatt Room at 7 pm. Free.

Saturday, April 27th at 7 pm
Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker's journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico. Stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, and Diego Cortina Autrey. Winner of 3 Oscars with another 175 wins and 173 nominations. Spanish and Indigenous Mexican with English subtitles. Rated R.
Website | IMDB listing


This is Not What I Expected
Saturday, May 4th at 7 pm
Romance and cuisine mix when a perpetually dissatisfied hotel executive finally encounters the perfect meal, and the sous chef that made it. Starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Dongyu Zhou, Yi-zhou Sun. Winner of the China Film Director's Guild Awards with another win, and 7 nominations. Chinese with English subtitles. Rated PG.
Website | IMDB listing


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Book Spine Poetry
During the month of April
All ages invited

April is National Poetry Month. We're getting into the spirit by encouraging everyone to experiment with Book Spine Poetry! What is it? It's an easy way for anyone to create poetry without setting pen to paper. Simply grab some books (at least three), stack them up, and arrange them so the titles make a poem. You can be serious or silly in your message. We'll take a photo or you can take a photo and share it with us! Use the #sclbookspinepoetry hashtag in Instagram or tag us in Facebook.

Or simply email your creation to circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org and see it get notariety on our Facebook page or be printed for others to enjoy at the library!

All ages are invited to create their own book spine poetry.

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Now until May 1st

Warm up with a good book this winter (or several!) Our Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge is as easy as A , B, C.
A. Read a book for each letter of the alphabet. Either the title or the author's last name must start with the letter. Each book may only be used once.
B. Books must be read between February 1st and May 1st, 2019.
C. Turn in your completed form by May 1st, and we'll give you a Sublette County Library soup mug. Everyone who completes the challenge wins!

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Passport Fair
Saturday, May 4th
11 am - 2 pm
The Lovatt Room

There will be an opportunity to apply for or renew your passport on Saturday, May 4th in the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room, 11 am until 2 pm. You must bring:
• Original or certified birth certificate with raised seal
• Photo ID

To apply for a youth passport (under 16), you must have:
• Original or certified birth certificate with raised seal
• Both parents present or a notarized DS-3053 form

Cash or checks only. For questions, please call the Big Piney Post Office 307.276.3772.

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Book Discussion & Film Screening: Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Wednesday, May 8th
Book discussion at 5 pm

Film screening at 6:30 pm

It's a special Book Club event, an opportunity to read and discuss an award winning book that digs deep into the heart of the Native American experience, to enjoy dinner (provided), and then view a screening of the film immediately after. Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by Kent Nerburn is the true story of a white author who becomes immersed in the heart of contemporary Native American life by a 95 year old Lakota elder and his side kick in the sparse lands of the Dakotas. First published in 1994 and the winner of the Minnesota Book Award in 1996, no other novel is seen to so successfully bridge the gap between white America and the Native American world. The movie adaptation, released in 2016, stars Dave Bald Eagle, Christopher Sweeney, and Richard Ray Whitman.

Anyone is welcome to participate; simply pick up a copy of the book at the front desk or download it from our OverDrive collection, read the book, and then join us on Wednesday, May 8th at 5 pm for a special discussion with dinner at 5 pm in the Board Room. At 6:30 pm, participants will then view the movie in the Lovatt Room. This event is offered in collaboration with Sublette BOCES.

Anyone who wishes to just see the film without participating in the book discussion is welcome to the library's Lovatt Room at 6:30 pm to view the film.

Learn more about the film

Learn more about author Kent Nerburn

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Seeking a registered therapy dog and handler

We're looking for a few good... dogs! We are hoping to begin a new literacy program at the library that utilizes dogs to help kids enjoy reading. Reading therapy dogs can help kids read better because for children it can be easier to practice reading aloud with a dog rather than in front of classmates or parents, gaining confidence without fear or embarrassment of making mistakes. We are looking for a registered therapy animal to visit the library occasionally and sit or nap while kids read to it.

Would you like your dog to be a reading therapy dog at the Pinedale Library? Teton County Pet Partners, the local chapter of the national organization Pet Partners, can help you and your dog become a registered therapy team this spring. Begin the process by emailing info@tcpetpartners.org or by calling Kelly Chadwick at (307) 690-8532.

Visit the Teton County Pet Partners website to learn more

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Census jobs available

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. While the next census will be taken in 2020, the Census Bureau is already recruiting to fill important temporary positions.

Apply online at https://2020census.gov/jobs

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

Learn more about this resource

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.

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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.

Learn more and access driving practice tests


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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Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Thursday, April 25th at 4 pm: The Pinedale 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.

Learn more about the Library Board of Trustees

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Musicians Gathering
First and third Wednesdays of the month
Beginning at 5 pm (Come when you can!)
The Lovatt Room

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. Contact Judi for more info: (307) 367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.

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2019 dates:

May 1st
May 15th

See snapshots of previous gatherings

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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 generally 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.

* On the evening of May 8th, the Book Club will host a special book discussion and film event: Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn. Book discussion will occur at 5 pm with the film screening at 6:30 pm.

Learn more about this special event.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

On-site services at Rendezvous Pointe, Aspen Grove & Sublette Center
Twice a month
11 am - 12:30 pm

The Pinedale Library runs an on-site service twice a month to Rendezvous Pointe, Aspen Grove Apartments, and the Sublette Center. Stop by and browse our selection of books, audiobooks, DVDs and magazines. You will be able to check out and return items, place holds and even get a new library card. If you would like to use an electronic device to access our downloadable items — ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines — bring in your device and we will help you get set up.

Find us at these locations through June 2019:

Aspen Grove Apartments (250 Musket Ave. in Pinedale)
Tuesdays twice a month
11 am - 12:30 pm

April 2, 16, 30
May 14, 28
June 11, 25

Sublette Center (library area near the dining room; 333 North Bridger Ave. in Pinedale)
Wednesdays twice a month
11 am - 12:30 pm

May 1, 15
June 5, 19

Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center (425 W Magnolia St. in Pinedale)
Thursdays twice a month
11 am - 12:30 pm

April 11, 25
May 9, 23
June 6, 20

If you have any questions, please contact Judi Boyce at the Pinedale Library 307-367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org. We are happy to bring specific items if you request them.

Request materials to be delivered to you

Download a flyer

Read a recent Pinedale Roundup article about the service

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Health & Wellness Lunch & Learn
2nd Monday of the month
12 noon
The Lovatt Room

Our monthly Health & Wellness Lunch & Learn lecture series helps you get informed about the latest research on a variety of health and wellness topics. We begin at 12:05 pm, present information for approximately 30 minutes, and wrap up for 10 minutes of Q&A, allowing you to get you back to work on time. Come every month or stop in once in a while to learn about the topics you are interested in. Topics such as beginning a workout routine, new trends in nutrition, keeping your mind sharp, reducing stress, understanding vaccinations, mental health resources, healthy habits, and more will be covered. This series is offered in partnership with Sublette County Rural Health Care District. Bring a sack lunch.

Following lecture topics to be released soon.

May 13th - "Plant-Powered Eating: Why, What and How" with Sarah Peterson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
June 10th
July 8th
August 12th
September 9th
October 14th
November 4th (date adjusted for Veteran's Day holiday)
December 9th

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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 feedback—all 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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