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Science Café: A University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute Learning Experience
Friday, November 9th
6 pm
The Lovatt Room

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 about the latest scientific findings on these topics:

What Bird Brains Teach Us About Human Behavior with Dr. Jonathan Prather, UW Department of Zoology and Physiology Associate Professor

Evolutionary Patterns in Lake Tanganyika Cichlids with Ecology PhD student Jimena Golcher-Benavides

This program is brought to you by Sublette BOCES, the Sublette County Library, the University of Wyoming and the UW Biodiversity Institute

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Local author Paul Jensen
Thursday, November 15th
6 - 8 pm
The Lovatt Room

Local author Paul Jensen will speak about his newly released book Last Rides, Cowboys, Indians & Generals & Chiefs: The Legacies of the Early Photographers of the American West. Paul was here at the library in May 2017 hosting an exhibit of 30 historic photos by David Francis Barry, John C.H. Graybill, and L.A. Huffman. The book not only offers the historic photographs captured during the closing days of America's untamed West but tells the stories of the photographers' work documenting the dissolution of the once proud and free Plains Indians, the life and death of George Armstrong Custer, the emergence of the cowboy as the new American hero, the end of the American frontier, and the beginning of the New West.

The world's awareness of the American West was heavily shaped by great 19th-century photographers who captured vistas, characters, and the dramas of settlement and conquest. Paul Jensen, a cowboy and 21st century historian of the frontier, vividly conveys the world in which these photographers operated, and the lasting impact of their version of the people and places of the frontier.

-- James Fallows, National Correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and nationally acclaimed author

Paul is the author of several other narrative history books: Hard and Noble Lives: A Living Tradition of Cowboys and Ranchers in Wyoming's Hoback Basin, The State of Equality In the Equality State: Saving the Best of the West in Wyoming, and All in a Day's Ride: Life Along Horse Creek in the Wyoming Range: An Enduring Legacy. Paul lives in Daniel and is the Executive Director of Rendezvous Pointe. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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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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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.

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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 10:30 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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Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Wednesday, October 24th 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 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.

November 14th discussion: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

December 12th discussion: The Forgotten Girl by Heather Chapman

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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.

Note: The October 2018 meeting will occur on October 24th.

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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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