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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Free Tax Preparation
Saturdays until April 6th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Pinedale Library

The Sublette County Library is pleased to offer free federal tax preparation to those who qualify*. The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) has trained and certified local volunteers in the tax preparation processes for the tax season. Tax preparation on a first-come, first served basis will occur at the Pinedale Library from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm on Saturdays until April 6th. If you qualify, you may either bring your documents and remain present while your return is being prepared, or you may drop off your documents and return to pick up your return when it is ready. Please note the following information:

* Income limit guidelines:
Single: less than $72,000
2 persons: less than $82,300
3 persons: less than $92,600
4 persons: less than $103,000

What we prepare:
• efile
• Tax credits
• Self-employed, without employees
• Itemized deductions
• Stocks and bonds
• Retirement income
• Uber, Lyft, etc.

What we don't prepare:
• Very complex returns
• Rentals, Airbnb, depreciation, Bitcoin, Schedule C with loss
• Farms
• Depreciation
• Foreign income
• CA & NY state returns
• 1040 Non-Residents (J-1, H2B, etc.)

There are two options to get your taxes done:

Saturdays until April 6th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The tax preparer works on your forms with you present on a first come, first served basis.

Drop Off
Saturdays until April 6th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

1. Drop off your tax information.
2. Briefly meet with a tax preparer.
3. Complete a questionnaire.
4. Leave your required documents.
5. Your tax return will be completed by the tax preparer (you may be called with any questions).
6. You will be called when your return is complete to review and sign documents.

What you need to bring:

• Government issued photo ID
• Social security cards or ITIN letters for taxpayers and dependents
• Prior year’s tax return (bring copy)
• All W-2, 1095 (health insurance) and 1099 forms for the tax year
• Bank account numbers for direct deposit
• Evidence for deductions such as mortgage interest, property taxes, charitable contributions and medical expenses
• Receipts for child care expenses, and the provider’s tax ID number

If you have a tax preparation question prior to coming in, please contact VITA Assistant Site Coordinator for Sublette County Mike Henderson mrhenders@yahoo.com, cell: (714) 697-5918.

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Wyoming Women: Then & Now
Events throughout March, April and May

The Sublette County Library, along with several other local businesses organizations, are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Wyoming women winning the right to vote, and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a variety of lectures and other events that focus on the history and current issues of women living in the Equality state. These events are supported in part by a grant from thinkWY|Wyoming Humanities.

All events are free and held in the Pinedale Library’s Lovatt Room unless otherwise noted.

Women’s History Month luncheon: The Gender Wage Gap
Thursday, March 28th
12 pm
Lunch provided

Is the gender wage gap real or a myth? Women’s issues and social justice expert Jen Simon will discuss the reality of gender wage gap in Wyoming. RSVP to the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 367-2242.

Follow the Women's History Month luncheon event on Facebook

Trivia Night
Wednesday, April 3rd
6 pm
At the Wind River Brewing Company

Everyone is invited to test their knowledge of women’s history in a lighthearted round of trivia at Wind River Brewing Company, located at 402 W Pine St. in Pinedale.

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Women’s Advocacy Group
Thursday, April 4th
12 pm
Lunch provided

Learn how to get involved in advocacy on any issue. Also become registered to vote.

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Uniqueness of Wyoming Women
Monday, April 8th
12 pm
Bring a sack lunch

Enjoy a lecture by Leslie Hagenstein, DNP, FNP and Integrative Health Coach exploring the differences in health and wellness for rural women living at higher elevation. Bring a sack lunch.

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Bronx Homemakers
Thursday, April 11th
12 pm
Lunch provided

Celebrate the Bronx Homemaker’s 90th Anniversary with historic photos and stories.

Sublette County Artists Guild
Thursday, April 11th
6 pm
Light meal and beverages provided

Learn the history of this women-founded local artists’ group encompassing fine art, writings, music and more, and view some of their work.

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Science Café: A University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute Learning Experience
Friday, April 12th
6 pm
Light meal and beverages provided

Sublette BOCES and the Sublette County Library present Science Café: A University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute Learning Experience. Along with a free light dinner and beverages, there will be stimulating lectures from female researchers about the latest scientific findings on these topics:
• Lake Tanganyika's Nile Perch Fishery with Jessi Rick
• Cardinals are Red and Buntings are Blue with Libby Megna
• Drawn to Nature: Women in Nature, Then and Now with Bethann Merkle

Camp Fire Girls
Thursday, April 18th
12 pm
Lunch provided

Learn the local history of one of the country’s first girls organizations of its kind active here in Sublette County.

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The 19th Amendment: History of U.S. Woman's Suffrage
Thursday, April 18th
6 pm
Light meal and beverages provided

Local historian and author Ann Chambers Noble will summarize the women’s suffrage movement, from a century of protests to all American women achieving the right to vote.

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The History of the Violence Against Women Movement: Past, Present and Future
Thursday, April 25th
12 pm
Lunch provided

Sublette County Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SAFV) Task Force guest speaker Tiffany Eskelson-Maestas from the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence Sexual Assault and Stalking will speak. RSVP to SAFV (307) 367-6305.

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Yellowstone Women: Finding Inspiration and Identity in the West
Thursday, April 25th
6 pm
Light meal and beverages provided

Local author and Museum of the Mountain Man curator Elizabeth Watry will speak about women as rangers, scientists, interpreters, and entrepreneurs, shaping the West’s physical and cultural landscape.

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Art Walk
Friday, April 26th
6 pm
Various locations throughout Pinedale

Stroll to several locations and view local artists' work. Details TBD.

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4th Grade Art Display & Reception
Monday, April 29th
4 - 6 pm
Milk and cookies provided

View Pinedale 4th graders’ writings about an important woman in their life with accompanying object and artwork.

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Marie Dorian and Plains Indian Women in the Fur Trade
Wednesday, May 15th
6 pm
At the Museum of the Mountain Man

Learn about this Native American legend and her experiences with the Astor Expedition (1811-1812) establishing trade routes across the West. This event will be held at the Museum of the Mountain Man, located at 700 E Hennick in Pinedale.

There are also events occurring at the Big Piney Library. Learn more.

Pinedale Library news

Daphne Platts Film Festival 2019
Saturdays in April & May
7 pm
The Lovatt Room

Enjoy four of the year's award winning movies for free during our annual Daphne Platts Film Festival, Saturday evenings from April 13th until May 4th. Children are not permitted unless accompanied by an adult. Movies begin in the Lovatt Room at 7 pm. Free.

Saturday, April 13th at 7 pm
Christian Bale stars in an Oscar-nominated role as Dick Cheney in this biopic of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Steve Carell. Winner of 1 Oscar, with another 29 wins and 116 nominations. Rated R.
Website | IMDB listing


Green Book
Saturday, April 20th at 7 pm
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, and Linda Cardellini. Winner of 3 Oscars, with another 50 wins and 88 nominations. Rated PG-13.
Website | IMDB listing


Saturday, April 27th at 7 pm
Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker's journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico. Stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, and Diego Cortina Autrey. Winner of 3 Oscars with another 175 wins and 173 nominations. Spanish and Indigenous Mexican with English subtitles. Rated R.
Website | IMDB listing


This is Not What I Expected
Saturday, May 4th at 7 pm
Romance and cuisine mix when a perpetually dissatisfied hotel executive finally encounters the perfect meal, and the sous chef that made it. Starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Dongyu Zhou, Yi-zhou Sun. Winner of the China Film Director's Guild Awards with another win, and 7 nominations. Chinese with English subtitles. Rated PG.
Website | IMDB listing


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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Now until May 1st

Warm up with a good book this winter (or several!) Our Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge is as easy as A , B, C.
A. Read a book for each letter of the alphabet. Either the title or the author's last name must start with the letter. Each book may only be used once.
B. Books must be read between February 1st and May 1st, 2019.
C. Turn in your completed form by May 1st, and we'll give you a Sublette County Library soup mug. Everyone who completes the challenge wins!

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

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.

Visit the Teton County Pet Partners website to learn more

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.

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™, 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

Note: There will be no Storytime during Spring Break Week: Wednesday, March 20th.

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 Storytime Room. Siblings are welcome.

This year we will 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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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Wednesday, March 27th at 4 pm: The Big Piney 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

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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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2019 dates:

March 20th
April 3rd
April 17th
May 1st
May 15th

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 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.

March 13th discussion: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

On-site services at Rendezvous Pointe, Aspen Grove & Sublette Center
Twice a month
11 am - 12:30 pm

The Pinedale Library runs an on-site service twice a month to Rendezvous Pointe, Aspen Grove Apartments, and the Sublette Center. 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 through June 2019:

Aspen Grove Apartments (250 Musket Ave. in Pinedale)
Tuesdays twice a month
11 am - 12:30 pm

April 2, 16, 30
May 14, 28
June 11, 25

Sublette Center (library area near the dining room; 333 North Bridger Ave. in Pinedale)
Wednesdays twice a month
11 am - 12:30 pm

April 3, 17
May 1, 15
June 5, 19

Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center (425 W Magnolia St. in Pinedale)
Thursdays twice a month
11 am - 12:30 pm

March 14, 28
April 11, 25
May 9, 23
June 6, 20

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

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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.

Our second session on Monday, April 8th is "The Uniqueness of Wyoming Women: Exploring differences in health for rural women living at higher elevation." Leslie Hagenstein, DNP, FNP and Integrative Health Coach through Duke University will speak.

Following lecture topics to be released soon.

April 8th - "Uniqueness of Wyoming Women"
May 13th
June 10th
July 8th
August 12th
September 9th
October 14th
November 4th (date adjusted for Veteran's Day holiday)
December 9th

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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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