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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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Art Talk: David K. Klarén
Tuesday, October 15th
12 - 1 pm

The Lovatt Room

Join local artist David K. Klarén as he speaks about his art on display at the library. The artwork will be on display from October 7th until November 4th. In addition to the Art Talk on October 15th, there will be an artist reception on Wednesday, October 30th from 5 - 8 pm.

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Telling our Life Stories: A writing workshop with Kate Meadows
Wednesday, October 16th
6 pm

The Lovatt Room

In this workshop, author Kate Meadows explores the power of story and how we can use words to create, communicate and connect. She will guide participants in creating a biographical life story for future generations to cherish, focusing on why our stories matter and how we can bring an idea to life, tell a story effectively and why a community is crucial to the writing process.

There will be an optional 30-minute write-in/time for individual questions from 7 pm until 7:30 pm.

Kate Neely Meadows grew up in Pinedale and earned her MFA in Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University, with concentrations in creative nonfiction and journalism. Her work has appeared in publications such as Writer's Digest and Chicken Soup for the Soul, among other publications. Her first book: Tough Love: A Wyoming Childhood was published by Wyoming's Pronghorn Press in 2012. In 2011, she compiled a book of stories and memories to commemorate her family's 50 years in business in Pinedale. Bucky's: Stories and Recollections from 50 Years in Business celebrates the gritty history of a small-town business with deep roots, from the perspective of beloved customers, friends and family members. She has also worked as a journalist for both the Pinedale Roundup and the Sublette Examiner. She currently lives with her husband and two boys in Rapid City, SD.

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Winter Farmers' Market
Third Saturdays of the month beginning October 19th

8 am - 12 pm
The Lovatt Room

Beginning Saturday, October 19th, the Sublette County Library and the High Altitude Market will present 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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No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, October 19th
2 - 4 pm
The Pinedale Library lawn

Children and adults are invited to decorate a free pumpkin and take it home during our annual No Carve Pumpkin Decorating event. Pumpkins and a variety of decorating supplies will all be provided free of charge. This event will be held outside the Lovatt Room on the lawn. Materials are provided. Inclement weather will move us inside the Lovatt Room. This event is funded by the Sublette County Libraries Foundation.

Steampunk supplies needed
Do you have an old jar or coffee can full of of nuts, bolts and assorted hardware hanging around the garage? We'd love to have some to create steampunk-style pumpkins during our No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating event on Saturday, October 19th! Rusty ones are great. Random oddly shaped pieces are even better! Bring them to the library and ask for Judi.

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Also going on from 2 - 4 pm, our Shred It event! See below.

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Shred it!
Saturday, October 19th
2 - 4 pm
The Pinedale Library lawn

Have you got paperwork that should be safely discarded instead of just thrown out? Shred It! On Saturday, October 19th, a shredding truck will be parked outside the Pinedale Library from 2 - 4 pm on Charles Street. Feel free to bring your documents, receipts, or paperwork that needs to be disposed of safely. This service is free to individuals; businesses may pay a small fee based on volume. Call Judi at the library (307) 367-4114 for more info on fees.

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While you're there, decorate and take home a pumpkin for free during our annual No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating event! Open to children and adults; all materials and pumpkins are provided free of charge.

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Internatonal Flavor Fest Contest
Tuesday, November 5th
5:30 pm
The Lovatt Room foyer

Our annual cooking contest is back; this year we're celebrating favorite flavors around the world. French, Italian, Ethiopian, Indian, Thai... cook your best international dish, prepare to share, and vote for your favorite. The public is invited for tasting and voting. Prizes will be awarded to winners of the popular vote. Contestants, bring your dishes for set up at 5:15 pm.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
Baby and Me Story Time and Preschool Storytime
Wednesday mornings beginning September 4th
The Story Time Room

Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is held every Wednesday at 10:15 am. Preschool Storytime is held 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

Wednesday, October 23rd at 4 pm: The Pinedale Library
Wednesday, November 20th at 4 pm: The Big Piney Library
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.

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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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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 November 13th discussion will be The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott.

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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.

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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.

November 4th (date adjusted for Veteran's Day holiday): TBA
December 9th: TBA

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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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