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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

The 2017 Daphne Platts Film Festival
Saturday evenings beginning March 25th
7 pm
Free

See some of 2016's most acclaimed films for free and without having to travel beyond the Pinedale Library. The Daphne Platts Film Festival returns on Saturday, March 25th. Movie time is 7 pm. Here are this year's award-winning selections:

FencesMarch 25th: Fences A moving drama about a working-class African-American father who tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Directed by Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson, based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Movie website | IMDB listing

Hacksaw RidgeApril 1st: Hacksaw Ridge A 2016 biographical war drama film about the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacificist combat medic who was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refusing to carry or use a firearm or weapons of any kind.
Movie website | IMDB listing

LionApril 8th: Lion A powerful "feel-good movie of the year" about the true-life story of Saroo Brierley, lost on the streets of Calcutta as a child, who reconnected with his Indian birth family through Google Earth. The NY Times says, "If you have ever been a child, raised a child, lost a child or met a child ... this movie will wreck you." IMDB listing

Hidden FiguresApril 15th: Hidden Figures One of the year's most talked about films chronicling a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
Movie website | IMDB listing

 


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Royal Icing: A hands-on workshop with Danielle Hendricks
Thursday, March 30th
6:30 pm
In the Kitchen Foyer

Don't just bake cookies, create cookie art! Make your next batch of cookies Pinterest worthy with this Royal Icing decorating workshop taught by expert Danielle Hendricks. You'll learn basic icing techniques and decorating tips that the pros use to create beautiful cookies guaranteed to wow everyone at your next holiday or potluck gathering. Get a tried-and-true Royal Icing recipe, watch Danielle's live demonstration, and try your hand at this fun cookie decorating technique. The class is free and all supplies will be provided.


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True Stories from the Espionage Wars: the Human Experience
A presentation by veteran CIA officer Pat Stuart
Thursday, April 6th
CIAtalk 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Lovatt Room

Join retired CIA Station Chief Pat Stuart for “True Stories from the Espionage Wars.” Stuart will share her personal stories and perceptions of what life is like for our covert warriors, describing both personal and professional struggles they face while doing their part toward keeping America safe. Hear true stories drawn from her career, and learn how decisions are made. The next time you hear allegations — good or bad — about the U.S. intelligence community, your thoughtful conclusions will be informed by what you have learned through this program.

“Never has an understanding of the intelligence community and ... the CIA been more important to the average citizen.  No matter where on the political spectrum you stand, your ability to assess and discuss, to judge and to vote as an informed citizen has never been more reliant on your degree of knowledge of the men and women who serve behind the scenes to keep America safe and strong.”
- Retired CIA Station Chief Pat Stuart

Stuart joined the CIA training program for operations officers after college, advanced to work as a researcher in the Agency's paramilitary arm, and served as a three-time chief of station. Her work took her to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, through two conflicts, and another two coup d’etats. She retired from the CIA after 31 years to return home to her family’s farm on Heart Mountain, north of Cody, Wyoming. She is the recipient of various awards from the U.S. intelligence community, the prestigious Excellence in Writing award from Studies in Intelligence, and awards from Wyoming Writers and the Wyoming Arts Council.

This event is presented in partnership with the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program.

Learn more about this and similar programs

Visit Pat Stuart's website


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Indian Cooking
with Mary Thompson
6 pm
Thursday, April 13th
In the Kitchen Foyer

Has dinner been a little... dull lately? Get some fresh new ideas to spice up dinner using the many flavors of India during this cooking class with foodie Mary Thompson. Mary will discuss and demonstrate a variety of techniques, recipes and how to use the essential spices. Learn to make chapatis, chicken korma, flawless rice and more. Participants will take home recipes and have the opportunity to sample the dishes.


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Herb Gardening in Sublette County
Thursday, April 27th
6:30 pm
The Lovatt Room

Plants that are considered “herbs” are some of the most nutritious foods on the planet and
besides being super nutritious, herbs add interest and flavor to foods. In this workshop, Sublette County Master Gardener Arlinda McLaughlin will share information on how to grow annual and perennial herbs, ranging from the easiest to grow (parsley, mint, and chives) to the fussy ones (basil). Participants will learn which herbs are well-loved by our regional wildlife and which are deer and rabbit resistant. Information on the culinary uses of herbs will be shared, as well as recipes for preserving herbs.


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Saving on Groceries
Wednesday, April 19th
6:30 pm
The Board Room

Make the most of your grocery dollars with this practical workshop by penny pinching expert Lynn Babcock. In it you will learn how to save money while food shopping without feeling deprived, and will go home with specific skills such as how to analyze the weekly Ridley's sales flyers to understand what is and what isn't a good deal.


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University of Wyoming Science Café
Friday, April 28th
5:30 pm
The Lovatt Room

Join us for a fun evening of refreshments and the latest scientific findings. UW grad students will present research on topics such as "Of Procyonids and Puzzles: Raccoon Problem-Solving" and "Stream Culverts: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Science Café is a new event sponsored by the UW Biodiversity Institute. More details coming.


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The Struggle for Law and Order in Early Wyoming
with attorney and historian John W. Davis
Wednesday, May 3rd
7 pm
The Lovatt Room

Join retired Worland, WY attorney and historian John w. Davis for a discussion titled "The Struggle for Law and Order in Early Wyoming." The suppression of vigilantism and control by lawless gunmen was crucial to the creation of a true democracy in Wyoming. Learn about the vigilantism and extra-legal violence problems faced by Wyoming from 1879 to 1909.

Davis practiced law in Worland, Wyoming for over 42 years and is the author of four books about Wyoming historical events such as the cattlemen raid on sheepherders at Spring Creek, lawlessness in the Big Horn Basin, the Wyoming Range War, and most recently the trial of Tom Horn.

This event is presented in partnership with the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program.

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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.


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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


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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.


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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
Story Times
Preschool Story Time on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Baby and Me on Tuesdays at 10:30 am
The Story Time Room


Preschool Storytime is every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am in the Story Time Room. Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is every Tuesday at 10:30 am. Siblings are welcome.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Weekly Chess Club
Mondays
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. If there is enough interest, a children's group may be added after school on Fridays.



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
The Pinedale Literary Society
First Tuesdays of the month
12 noon
The Board Room

April 4th: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
May 2nd: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

Get involved with a book groupóreading interesting books and enjoying conversation. This book club is free and open to anyone at any time. Books are available at the front desk while supplies last. Discussion takes place during the monthly meetings or online in our exclusive Facebook group, The Pinedale Literary Society.

Request to join The Pinedale Literary Society on Facebook



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Thursday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Thursday, March 23rd: 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

Writer's Group
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 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 jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.


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