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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Volunteer opportunity: Community tax preparation
Just 1 or 2 more volunteers needed

Would you like to help your community in a significant way? The Sublette County Library will offer free 2019 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 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. Last year was our first year hosting this service at the Pinedale Library to Sublette County residents and we'd like to expand the program's reach 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.
•  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.
• On-site training at the library on Saturday, January 18th & 25th: 10 am until 1 pm
• Tax preparation at the library will occur on Saturdays, February 1st through April 4th: 10 am until 1 pm

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 a relatively new offering in Sublette County, 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 Mike Henderson: email mrhenders@yahoo.com or call (714) 697-5918.

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Santa at the Library
Saturday, December 7th
10 am until 2 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Holiday memories are made at the library! Santa will be returning for his annual stop to the Pinedale Library on Saturday, December 7th. Bring your Christmas wish list and your camera; professional photos will also be available for a fee.

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Snowflake Craft
Tuesday, December 10th
12 pm
The Lovatt Room

Let us help you get the house festive with holiday crafting. Come learn to make snowflake decorations from a most unusual material. ;-)

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Artist Talk: Dan Abernathy
Wednesday, December 11th
6 pm
The Lovatt Room

When viewing a photograph that was created, one that catches my eyes
and stops me from any type of advancement, I focus and look deep into
the image. I momentarily escape from who I am as I grasp the scene
that is vibrating my person. Before my eyes can be pulled away, a
wondering awe overcomes me, slightly shakes me when I see what the
photographer was seeing as they gently touched the shutter. Then they
leave it for me, a moment of seized reality. For a half a century this
has been my task and aspiration, to provide someone this visual high as
I lived my life,
Chasing The Light.

Local artist Dan Abernathy will speak about his December exhibit in the library's gallery space titled "Chasing The Light: The Art of Photography."

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Vendors wanted: Winter Craft Fair
Friday, December 13th: 5 - 8 pm
Saturday, December 14th: 10 am - 3 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

We are in the planning stages for a Winter Craft Fair at the Pinedale Library, open to sellers of handmade items, food items, direct sale vendors, etc. The Craft Fair will be held on Friday, December 13th from 5 - 8 pm and Saturday, December 14th from 10 am - 3 pm. Setup begins at 1 pm on Friday. If you would like to sell items at the Craft Fair, apply now to be a vendor.

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Pinedale Library news

Coffee Club
Mondays through Fridays
10 am until 12 pm

Need a place to drink your morning coffee and read the paper? Stop in to the Pinedale Library weekdays between 10 am - 12 pm and make yourself at home with extra copies of the newspapers and a bottomless cup of free coffee! Just follow the smell of the fresh brew to the library's cafe area, just beyond the public computers.

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Winter Farmers' Market
Third Saturdays of the month
( December 21st, January 18th, February 15th, March 21st
8 am - 12 pm
The Lovatt Room

The Sublette County Library and the High Altitude Market are proud to offer a Winter Farmer's' Market in the Library's Lovatt Room on the third Saturdays of the month through March. Shop local meat and dairy, produce, and hand crafted desserts, as well as locally made arts and crafts, personal care and ready-to-eat items from 8 am until 12 noon.

Interested in vending at the Market? Vendor space is limited so vendors are encouraged to get their application for a booth in ASAP. Vendor forms and more information is available at the Main Street Pinedale website or by contacting Ashlee Keene at info@mainstreetpinedale.com.

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New service: Receive library notices by text

The Sublette County Libraries are pleased to offer a new service for your convenience... now you can opt in to receive messages about your library account right on your cell phone. Get a text message when a requested item is ready for you to pick up, when an item you checked out is due soon, or be notified when an item you have is overdue. Library staff are happy to help get you signed up — simply ask about it on your next visit to the Pinedale or Big Piney libraries.

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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 10:15 am. Preschool Storytime is held every Wednesday at 11 am in the Storytime Room. Siblings are welcome.

We 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

Friday, December 20th 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.

See snapshots of previous gatherings

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 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.

Our book for the December 11th discussion will be The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old.

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On-site services at Sublette Center, Rendezvous Pointe, and Aspen Grove
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday

The Pinedale Library runs an on-site service to the Sublette Center, Rendezvous Pointe, and Aspen Grove Apartments. 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:

Sublette Center
(library area near the dining room; 333 North Bridger Ave. in Pinedale)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
10 am - 11 am

Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center
(425 W Magnolia St. in Pinedale)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Aspen Grove Apartments
(250 Musket Ave. in Pinedale)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
2 - 3 pm

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

Read a recent Pinedale Roundup article about the service

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

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.

December 9th: End of life planning: how to make well-informed decisions about end of life care with Leslie Hagenstein, DNP.

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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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Holiday schedule alterations:
Wednesday, November 20th
Wednesday, December 18th

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See pictures from our latest programs and special events here at the library.

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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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