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Pinedale Renaissance Faire
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
12 pm until 4 pm
Free admission

Here ye, here ye… the fairy tale continues! The 2nd Pinedale Renaissance Faire returns to the library on September 8th, 2018 from 12 pm until 4 pm. Enjoy live music, sword fighting, tug of war, fortune telling, falconry, nerf archery and stick horse jousting, horse drawn wagon rides, Giant Chess, a trebuchet, games, crafts, food and drink, a costume contest, face painting, a blackmsith demonstration and so much more medieval merriment... all on Pinedale Library grounds. Fun for all ages. Free admission. Come in costume if you wish! Don't miss this fantastic event... the only of its kind in western Wyoming!

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Music in the Courtyard
Thursdays this summer
6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Courtyard

Our Music in the Courtyard series is back with live music on Thursday evenings this summer in the library's courtyard. Local favorites return and some new faces make their debut with a variety of instruments and music styles. Music begins at 6:30 pm.

August 16th: Evan James. Folk and blues on guitar.

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Fresh Garden Salsa and Guacamole
Monday, August 20th
5:30 pm
Kitchen area outside the Lovatt Room

Gardens and farmers' markets are abound with fresh produce during these lazy days of summer. Take advantage of freshly harvested vegetables by learning to make your own garden salsa and guacamole during this one-night class with resident foodie Mary Thompson.

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Great American Reading Challenge
Now through September 7th

This summer along with PBS’s new multi-platform series The Great American Read, we're reading as many of the America’s 100 best-loved novels as possible. Go through the list, mark off any you have previously read, no matter how long ago you read them. For every 10 books you read that you haven't previously read, you will get one entry into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Additionally, the person who finishes the most (including the books they have previously read) will win a $50 Amazon gift card. The same person cannot win both gift cards, and in the event of a tie for the most books read, we will randomly draw between the tied people for the award. The contest runs June 1st through September 7th, with winners announced on September 10th. Contact Judi for more info: (307) 367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.

See the Great American Read list

Download and print your book log to get started

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Author visit: Julia Corbett
Thursday, September 13th
7 pm
The Lovatt Room

Julia Corbett returns to the library to read from her latest book, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday. In it, Ms. Corbett challenges the reader to ask themselves... why do we perceive "nature" differently depending on where it is? Or, about society’s desire to cultivate the perfect lawn, or why we view some animals as "good" and some as "bad"? In this fresh and introspective collection of essays, she examines nature in our lives with all of its ironies and contradictions by seamlessly integrating personal narratives with morsels of highly digestible science and research. Ms. Corbett will read passages from the book; copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Julia Corbett is a professor in the Department of Communication and the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She authored one of the first texts in environmental communication, Communicating Nature: How We Create and Understand Environmental Messages. She is also the author of Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West. She spends her summers in the Hoback Ranches outside of Bondurant.

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Film Screening: Glaciers of the Winds
Wednesday, September 26th
7 pm
The Lovatt Room

See the brand new Wyoming PBS film Glaciers of the Winds, a look at the science, exploration and retreat of the glaciers of the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. After the film there will be a panel discussion and refreshments.

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Writing Workshop with Katherine E. Standefer
Monday, October 22nd

5:30 - 8: 30 pm
The Board Room

There is a great temptation to airbrush ourselves on the page, to fill in the pockmarks of our flaws — and yet this leaves us not only less trustworthy, but less interesting. In this 2.5-hour nonfiction seminar, participants will explore how the contradictions in their personalities — the gaps between dirty laundry and grace — are the most interesting space. There will be discussion on how craft choices around persona and structure can help us harness this charge, using archetype cards to write into our gorgeous, contradictory selves.

Katherine E. Standefer's debut book, Lightning Flowers, is forthcoming from Little, Brown & Co. in February 2020 and was shortlisted for the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Works-in-Progress Prize from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. Her work appeared in The Best American Essays 2016, won the 2015 Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction, and has been included in several other anthologies. In Fall 2018, she will be a resident at Jentel Arts in Banner, Wyoming. She earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Arizona. She was Nonfiction Faculty at Virginia Quarterly Review's 2018 Writing Conference and teaches in Ashland University's Low-Residency MFA program.

Learn more about author Katherine E. Standefer

Workshop pre-reading materials available upon request

There are two reading assignments for participants to complete before this workshop. A limited number of print copies of the materials are available for pickup at the front desk while supplies last. Alternatively, you may request that the reading materials be emailed to you in PDF format:



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New language resource: Pronunciator

If you're interested in learning a new language or sharpening your skills in English, Pronunciator is a new resource offered through GoWYLD and funded by the University of Wyoming. Created by a Wyoming-based company, Pronunciator supports language learning in over 80 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in 52 languages as well as many features such as weekly online conversation classes and a citizenship preparation course.

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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 retired in March 2018.

The Sublette County Library Board of Directors appointed 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.”

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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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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.

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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.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Inter-agency Tug of War match!
Saturday, September 8th

3 pm

Who has the strongest team in Sublette County? Sign up your agency now for the Ultimate Battle for Strength in this friendly competition. Your team may have up to 4 people and all team members must be a member of your agency. The teams of 4 people will go head to head in this elimination event until we reach our top two teams. The top two teams will then face off in an Ultimate Battle of Strength. There is no fee to enter. The winning team will receive Exclusive Bragging Rights!

The deadline to sign up your team is September 7th. Contact Jenn Burton at the Pinedale Library for more info or to sign up: Call (307) 367-4114 or email jburton@sublettecountylibrary.org.

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Call for vendors, performers, volunteers
Pinedale Renaissance Faire
Saturday, September 8th

Here ye, here ye… the fairy tale continues! The 2nd Pinedale Renaissance Faire returns to the library on September 8th, 2018 from 10 am until 4 pm. We are in need of artisans, merchants, minstrels and more. It’s an opportunity for arts and crafts to be sold and for talents to be shared at this large community event, the only of its kind in western Wyoming! Booths are just $20. Come in costume!

We are also in need of volunteers to organize and make the magic happen behind the scenes and on the ground. Contact Sukey Hohl for more info: (307) 367-4114 or email her at shohl@sublettecountylibrary.org.

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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.

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Library Board Meetings
Fourth Thursday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Thursday, August 23rd at 4 pm: The Pinedale 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.

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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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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.

Current read: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

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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 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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