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Winter Olympic Reading Challenge
Going on now through February 28th

It's a reading challenge of Olympic proportions! To celebrate the Winter 2018 Olympics in South Korea we are challenging ourselves to read more... read bigger... go for the gold! From now until February 28th, read anything you want and receive prizes. Each book read contributes to our Olympic ring paper chain in the library. This challenge is open to kids, teens, and adults. Pick up a book log in the Children's Room, Teen Room, or at the Front Desk.

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University of Wyoming Saturday University
Thursday, March 1st
6 pm
The Lovatt Room
Doors open at 5:30 pm for light dinner and snacks

UW's Saturday University returns to the Pinedale Library... in the evening! Enjoy three intriguing lectures on Thursday, March 1st starting at 6 pm delivered by professors from the University of Wyoming. Complimentary dinner is provided; doors open at 5:30 pm. The lectures are sponsored by the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Humanities Council, Sublette BOCES, and Wyoming communities. UW Saturday University events are FREE and all are welcome.

6 pm: Who Gets to Drink?
Dr. Kristi Hansen, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming

Water is a limited resource in most of the western United States, yet growing populations and environmental demands increase pressure on existing supplies. Who should be allowed to use it when supplies become more scarce? To answer this, Hansen will describe how economists think about water allocation among competing users and different uses, drawing lessons for the drought-stricken Upper Colorado Basin.

6:50 pm: Income Inequality: Its Effects on the USA’s Economic and Political Future
Dr. Rob Godby, Associate Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Energy Economics & Public Policy, University of Wyoming

We hear almost daily about our country’s political divide, but the United States faces an even more disruptive division, that of increasing income inequality. As the economic divide has grown over the past two decades, it has enhanced the perception that America is facing a financial crisis as well as a political one. Godby will explain what income inequality is and examine the dynamics that have led to the current situation, as well as providing some hope for the future.

7:40 pm: Wyoming’s First Humans at an Ice Age Mammoth Kill Site
Dr. Todd Surovell, Professor of Archaeology; Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming

The first people to live in Wyoming arrived more than 13,000 years ago after crossing a land bridge from Asia to North America and moving southward through the northern glaciers. Upon arrival, these people encountered many types of large mammals which have since disappeared from New World ecosystems. At the La Prele Mammoth site in Converse County, University of Wyoming archaeologists have discovered evidence of human predation of a Columbian mammoth as well as a campsite that can shed light on the social organization of Wyoming’s first residents.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain college-level knowledge about today’s most captivating topics.

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Women's History Month Luncheon and Presentation
Tuesday, March 6th
12 noon - 1:30 pm
The Lovatt Room

Governor candidates Ms. Mary Throne and Ms. Harriet Hageman will share their history and the path each has taken to achieve personal success. This catered luncheon is free but limited to 80 attendees on a first-come, first serve basis. Additional attendees are welcome but may not be guaranteed lunch. It is hosted by the Sublette County Library, the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce, Soroptimist of Sublette County, Sublette BOCES - Pinedale, Bank of Sublette County, and SAFV Task Force.

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Sarah Jessica Parker Book Club
Wednesday, March 7th
12 noon
The Western Americana Room
Pick up books at the Front Desk

It's a different kind of book club, based on Book Club Central, a new initiative of the American Library Association that was designed to provide the public with the very best in reading. It’s a quarterly book club in which award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the honorary chair. Ms. Parker selects books throughout the year to share her joy of reading and discussing good books with readers everywhere. The book club meets four times a year.

Come in and pick up a copy of the third book, Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo, for our discussion in March. It is a celebrated, unforgettable first novel shortlisted for the prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction and set in Nigeria.

Stay with Me is a wise and deeply humane debut novel that unpeels the layers of politics in a marriage from the inside. Ayobami Adebayo tells the story of Akin, Yejide, and their families—a powerfully affecting tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal—with both savagery and heart. I can’t wait for readers everywhere to read and enjoy this novel as our third selection for Book Club Central.”—Sarah Jessica Parker

A New York Times Notable Book
The New York Times’ Critics’ Top Books of the Year
Named a Best Book of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, The Economist, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Southern Living, HelloGiggles, and Shelf Awareness
Huffington Post’s Best Feminist Books of the Year
The New York Post’s Most Thrilling and Fascinating Books of the Year
The New York Public Library’s Ten Best Books of the Year

"A stunning debut novel." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Books will be available at the front desk while supplies last. For more information about this book club, contact Judi Boyce at the library, (307) 367-4114 or jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.

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Big Piney Library event

Open House: Library Executive Director Sid Stanfill's Farewell
Friday, March 16th
4:30 - 6 pm
The Lovatt Room

Stop in to the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room any time between 4:30 and 6 pm on Friday, March 16th to wish Sublette County Libraries' Executive Director Sid Stanfill farewell as he retires after 25 years of service to the library world and 7 years here in Sublette County.

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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 is set to retire in March 2018.

The Sublette County Library Board of Directors is pleased to appoint 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.”

A farewell gathering for exiting director Sid Stanfill will be held on Friday, March 16 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. All friends, coworkers and well-wishers are welcome to drop by.

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

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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™, OneClickdigital, Total BooX and Zinio 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

Resume Preparation Program now available
Customize a professionally written resume in-house

Would you like to have a new job but find the work of preparing your resume daunting? The library now offers WinWay Resume Deluxe, a unique resume building program that will write, format, and audit your resume for you. Access WinWay Resume Deluxe in-house from one of our adult public computers. Simply choose from 14,000+ resume examples or 35,000+ common job titles and customize with professionally-written phrases including keywords that employers in specific fields are looking for. It also creates persuasive resume cover letters, ad response letters and interview thank you letters to help you in the start-to-finish process of landing a great new job. Library staff are happy to help you access WinWay Resume Deluxe.

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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 on Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 11 am
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 Story Time Room. Siblings are welcome.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Thursday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Monday, February 26th 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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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 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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