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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.

Kids in grades 0 - 2 can read 15 picture books and will receive a gold medal.

Kids in grades 2 and up can read 5 chapter books and will receive a gold medal.

Teens and adults can read any five books (including audiobooks) and will receive ROLO®s candy!

Don't miss this opportunity to turn your reading into prizes. Pick up a book log in the Children's Room, Teen Room, or at the Front Desk.

Pinedale Library news

Heating and Cooling a Greenhouse for Optimal Plant Growth in Our Short Growing Season
Monday, February 5th
6:30 pm
The Lovatt Room

Sublette County Master Gardener Arlinda McLaughlin returns to the library to speak about using heat and cold air for ensuring plant success with a large greenhouse, a medium-sized greenhouse, and a very small greenhouse.

Topics will include:
• Installing and using electric tape to heat garden beds to extend the growing season
• Low tunnels in a greenhouse to extend the growing season (hoops with blankets on beds)
• “Thermal mass” (barrels and buckets filled with water) to collect, store, and distribute heat
• Solar-heated water tanks to “pre-heat” irrigation water
• Shade cloth to cool a greenhouse
• Fans and vents to cool a greenhouse
• Avoiding some common mistakes that cause plants to fail to thrive in a hot/cold greenhouse

Bring your notepad and pen to capture this valuable and regionally specific information.

Pinedale Library news

Women in Wonderland Lecture & Book Signing with Elizabeth "Betsy" Watry
Thursday, February 15th
6 pm
The Lovatt Room

Join Museum of the Mountain Man Curator Elizabeth "Betsy" Watry as she reads from her 2012 book Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park, which was the winner of the 2013 WILLA Literary Award in the category of Scholarly Non-fiction.

Like much of America’s history, Yellowstone National Park’s historical narrative contains
numerous stories of the adventures, heroics, and contributions of men, while the contributions of women have become invisible and largely forgotten. In her book, Betsy has profiled fourteen remarkable women whose contributions to and experiences in Yellowstone figured significantly in the development of the park. Ranging from park rangers developing nature trails and interpretive programs to scientists researching bison and plants to concessioners supplying visitors with comfortable lodging and curios, these spirited, ambitious, and independent women have long gone uncelebrated. Her lecture will explore the enterprising lives of several noteworthy women as well as a few “behind the book” research experiences.

In addition to serving as museum curator, Betsy is a scholar specializing in nineteenth and early-twentieth century cultural history of the American West. Her primary research interests are early exploration, transportation, tourism, and women’s history. Books will be available for purchase and signing; proceeds will benefit the museum.

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Pinedale Library news

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

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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

Pinedale Library news

Library Board Vacancies
Letters of Application due to County Clerk

The Board of County Commissioners will soon make unexpired two-year term board appointments to the Sublette County Library Board.

Anyone interested in volunteering should write a Letter of Application to the Board (There is no application form), in care of, Mary Lankford, County Clerk, P.O. Box 250, Pinedale, WY 82941 or mary.lankford@sublettewyo.com, or fax to (307) 367-6396, or apply online through the Sublette County website.

Apply online through the Sublette County website

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.

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 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

Thursday, January 25th: The Big Piney 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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