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We’re Hiring: Big Piney Part-time Library Assistant
Applications due Friday, March 30th

The Sublette County Libraries are seeking a part-time, 15 hour per week Library Assistant for the Big Piney Library. The work schedule includes some Saturdays. Starting pay is $15 an hour. Duties include working at the circulation desk assisting patrons.

Applications must be received by the Library Director no later than 6 pm on Friday, March 30th, 2018. Applications may be dropped off at the Pinedale or Big Piney libraries.

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See the work schedule

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Pinedale Library news

Renaissance Barn Dance
Saturday, March 31st
7 to 10 pm
The Lovatt Room
Tickets available now

Enjoy dancing, a costume contest, refreshments, beer, a silent auction, and kids' activities at this fun, family-friendly fundraiser for the 2018 Pinedale Renaissance Faire in September. Live music by Wheelhouse. Costumes are encouraged but not required, and are not limited to the Renaissance era!

Tickets: $10 for individuals, $15 for couples, and $20 for families.

Tickets are available now at the Pinedale Library and the Big Piney Library. All tickets will be $5 more at the door. Money raised will be used for the library's free Renaissance Faire on Sept. 8th, 2018 at the Pinedale Library.

See pictures from the first Renaissance Faire in September of 2016

Big Piney Library event

The Way We Worked: A Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition
April 5th - May 5th
The Pinedale Library

During the month of April, the Pinedale Library will host The Way We Worked, a Museum on Main Street exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibit will be on display at the Pinedale Library from April 5th until May 5th. It comes to Sublette County through the Wyoming Humanities Council, is funded by the U.S. Congress, and is based on an exhibition created by the National Archives. To correspond with this exciting exhibit, we have collaborated with several local agencies and businesses to bring several exciting lectures, lunches, history and how-to workshops and other events to both Pinedale and Big Piney.

Learn more about the Smithsonian traveling exhibit itself

See related events occuring in the Big Piney area

The Way We Worked Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, April 5th
6 pm
The Pinedale Library

The exhibit opens on April 5th with an hors d'oeuvres and beverage reception. Representative Albert Sommers will speak.

Big Piney Library Mini Exhibit: The Way We Worked in Sublette County
April 5th - May 5th
The Big Piney Library

Enjoy this companion exhibit at the Big Piney Library focusing on the way we worked right here in Sublette County and featuring historic area photographs and recordings from local seniors talking about their first jobs. This exhibit will be available for viewing at the Big Piney Library from April 5th until May 5th.

Gone Fishing: A brief history of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Sublette County
Thursday, April 12th
12 noon
Free lunch provided
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Presented by Greg Anderson, Senior Fish Culturist at the Daniel Fish Hatchery, this free lunch event will be held in the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room.

The First Homes on the Range: Homesteading the Upper Green River Valley
Monday, April 16th
6 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Local historian and author Ann Chambers Noble will read excerpts from the soon to be published book titled Homestead History of the Green River Valley that she and Jonita Sommers are collaborating on. Artifacts from the Sommers Homestead will be used to illustrate the hard work of daily chores. This event at the Pinedale Library is hosted by Green River Valley Land Trust.

Archeology: Then and Now
Thursday, April 19th
12 noon
Free lunch provided
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Presented by Sam Drucker, BLM Cultural Specialist, this talk with focus on the region's archeological history and remains. This free lunch event will be held in the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room.

Frederic Remington: Artist of the Old West
Thursday, April 19th
6 pm
At the Museum of the Mountain Man

Enjoy a presentation about American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer Frederic Remington, who specialized in depictions of the American Old West, especially scenes of cowboys, American Indians, and the U.S. Cavalry. Presented by the Museum of the Mountain Man, 700 E. Hennick St. in Pinedale.

"What I Want to Be When I Grow Up" Milk and Cookies Art Reception
Friday, April 20th
4:30 – 6 pm
The Pinedale Library gallery area

First graders of Pinedale Elementary are creating a companion display for our gallery space with art themed “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up." A collaboration with Pinedale Elementary School and with special thanks to the first grade teachers (especially Jennifer Hayward), PES librarian Grey Schouboe, and art teacher Christie Anspach, this is a drop-in reception for parents and friends to come see the children's artwork, tour the Smithsonian exhibit, and eat some treats.

The Skinner Brothers
Tuesday, April 24th
6 pm
Free dinner provided
At Sublette BOCES

Enjoy a video and discussion with the Skinner Brothers about the history of the Skinner Brothers Outdoors Wilderness Camp. This event is hosted by Sublette BOCES and the Pinedale Aquatic Center (PAC) and will be held at the Sublette BOCES building, 665 N. Tyler Ave, Pinedale. A free dinner is provided.

Workplace Ergonomics with Physical Therapist Craig Rice
Thursday, April 26th
12 noon

Free lunch provided
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Physical Therapist Craig Rice of Winds Physical Therapy in Pinedale will speak about modern workplace ergonomics. This free lunch event will be held in the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room.

Oil and Gas Production in Sublette County
Thursday, May 3rd
12 noon
Free lunch provided
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

High school educator Debra Noble will speak about area oil and gas production in the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room. This free lunch event will be held in the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room.

Pinedale Art Walk
Thursday, May 3rd
5 - 7 pm
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce

Stroll at your leisure to several Pinedale locations hosting art and artists. There are at least 8 locations; participants should wear appropriate footwear and dress to be comfortable outside. Contact Jenn Burton at the Chamber with questions about this event: (307) 367-2242, email: membership@sublettechamber.com.

Daily Life of a Mountain Man

Wednesday, May 16th
6 pm
The Museum of the Mountain Man

The Museum of the Mountain Man has added a special evening event to their annual May 15th-17th Living History Days programming for community members to have a chance to learn about the ways of the Mountain Men, exploring topics such as beaver trapping and hides, black powder rifles, blacksmithing, Native American sign language, etc. This event will be held at the Museum of the Mountain Man, 700 E. Hennick St. in Pinedale. Free.

Pinedale Library news

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

The Daphne Platts Film Festival returns on Saturdays in April, featuring a selection of 2018's most critically acclaimed movies. All movies are free. No children will be admitted without an accompanying adult.


Saturday, April 7th: The Post

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sarah Paulson. Nominated for 2 Oscars with another 14 wins and 94 nominations. Rated PG-13. More info and trailers.


Saturday, April 14th Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell. Winner of 2 Oscars, with another 98 wins and 187 nominations. Rated R. More info and trailers.



Saturday, April 21st: Darkest Hour

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Winner of 2 Oscars, with another 40 wins and 62 nominations. Rated PG-13. More info and trailers.


Saturday, April 28th: The Shape of Water

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Shannon. Winner of 4 Oscars, with another 96 wins and 270 nominations. Rated R. More info and trailers.

Pinedale Library news

Science Cafe
Friday, April 13th
6 pm
The Lovatt Room

Science Cafe returns for another night of free food, beverages, and stimulating lectures on the latest scientific findings. University of Wyoming grad students will present research on a variety of topics — more info coming soon! Science Café is an event from UW's Biodiversity Institute and sponsored in part by Sublette BOCES.

Learn more about UW's Biodiversity Institute

Visit the Sublette BOCES website

Pinedale Library news

Sublette County Library Board of Directors appoint Sukey Hohl Executive Director

After 7 years of service as the Executive Director of the Sublette County Libraries, Sid Stanfill is set to retire in March 2018.

The Sublette County Library Board of Directors is pleased to appoint Sukey Hohl as Executive Director effective March 26, 2018. Sukey has been involved in every aspect of the library's operations over the past 20 years. She joined the library staff in 1997 as Technical Services Manager and has served as Associate Director since 2010. A member of the Wyoming Library Association (WLA) since 1997, she served as president in 2011. She received a Masters in Library Science from the University of California in Berkeley.

“I'm very excited to have this great opportunity” says Sukey. “We have two wonderful libraries here in Sublette County, a great staff and a very supportive library community. Working with Sid these last seven years has been very rewarding and I'm looking forward to what the future will bring as the role of the library continues to develop and change. We will always retain our commitment to excellent collections, programs, services and public spaces.”

A farewell gathering for exiting director Sid Stanfill will be held on Friday, March 16 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. All friends, coworkers and well-wishers are welcome to drop by.

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

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™, 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 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 on Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 11 am
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 Story Time Room. Siblings are welcome.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Thursday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Monday, March 19th at 4 pm: 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 of Trustees

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 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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