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Free Tax Preparation
Saturdays April 4th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

The Sublette County Library is pleased to once again offer free federal tax preparation to those who qualify* at the Pinedale Library. 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's Lovatt Room from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm on Saturdays until April 4th. 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 three options to get your taxes done:

Document Drop-off & Pick Up Service at Big Piney Library
Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday until March 27th
10 am to 5 pm

This service is specifically for Big Piney area residents who prefer to save a trip to Pinedale to deliver their documents.
1. Bring documents to certified Intake Volunteer Jen Brown at the Big Piney Library. Your documents will be securely delivered to tax preparers at the Pinedale Library.
2. Tax preparers will contact you if there are questions.
3. When your tax return is completed, you may gather your documents and review and sign your tax return with the tax preparer at the Pinedale Library on the designated Saturdays from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. Alternatively, you may gather your completed tax return and documents from Jen Brown at the Big Piney Library — you will sign IRS Form 8879 (IRS e-file Signature Authorization) to complete the filing of your return at that time.

In-Person Tax Preparation in Pinedale
Saturdays until April 4th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

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

Document Drop Off in Pinedale
Saturdays until April 4th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

1. Drop off your tax information at the Pinedale Library..
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.

Big Piney Library event

Not Your Mother's Book Club
Next meeting is Monday, February 24th

5:30 - 6:30 pm
The Big Piney Library

Not Your Mother's Book Club is a fun and lighthearted book club, typically meeting on the last Monday of the month. Anyone interested in participating in the book club is welcome to pick up a copy at the front desk (while supplies last) and join us at the meeting.

Our February 24th book will be Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Learn more about this month's book and its author

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March Madness Sweet 16 Brackets
Monday, March 23rd - Thursday, March 26th

March Madness is upon us! We'll be holding a Sweet 16 bracket competition with some serious swag and prizes. Brackets will be available at the library starting Monday, March 23rd, and are due back no later than library close (6:30 pm) on Thursday, March 26th. There is a division for teens and one for adults.

Top point earners from both brackets will be contacted and will receive swag by their favorite sports team!

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New service: Receive library notices by text

The Sublette County Libraries are pleased to offer a new service for your convenience... now you can opt in to receive messages about your library account right on your cell phone. Get a text message when a requested item is ready for you to pick up, when an item you checked out is due soon, or be notified when an item you have is overdue. Library staff are happy to help get you signed up — simply ask about it on your next visit to the Big Piney Library.

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Exhibit: Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
On display now

Most Americans consider the ability to vote fundamental to the enjoyment of full citizenship. American women, however, were long denied that right. In 1920, American democracy dramatically expanded when the newly ratified 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the states from denying the vote on the basis of sex.

This landmark voting rights victory was made possible by decades of suffragists’ persistent political engagement, and yet it is just one critical milestone in women’s battle for the vote. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote highlights the relentless struggle of diverse activists throughout U.S. history to secure voting rights for all American women.

Presented in part by the National archives Foundation, Unilever, Pivotal Ventures | A Melinda Gates Company, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, AARP and Denise Gwyn Ferguson.

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Exhibit: Wyoming Women: Then & Now
On display now
The Big Piney Library

On display now at the Big Piney Library is the exhibit Wyoming Women: Then & Now, previously at the Pinedale Library during April. It is an exhibit done in collaboration between Libraries staff and author/historian Ann Chambers Noble about key Wyoming women who changed the course of history for the State and for the country.

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Homebound Library Services available
Sign Up Today

In an effort to reach out to those who may not be able to travel to the library, we will hit the road and come to you! Personalized delivery of library materials to those unable to visit the library due to physical disability or extended illness will be available in the new year, free of charge. Sign up today by calling the Big Piney Library at (307) 276-3515. The service is limited to a ten mile radius around the Big Piney Library.

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 Jen at the library to schedule your one-on-one session, (307) 276-3515.

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

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

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

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Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
Coffee Club
10 am - 1 pm

Need a place to drink your morning coffee? Stop in to the Big Piney Library Thursdays between 10 am - 1 pm and make yourself at home with a good book or newspaper and a bottomless cup of free coffee! Just follow the smell of the fresh brew to the library's front desk.

Ongoing at the Big Piney Library
Preschool Storytime
10:30 am

Our Preschool Storytime for ages 0-5 will be held at 10:30 am every Thursday morning. These themed storytimes promote early literacy skills and entertain children while helping them learn how to listen, focus and behave in a group. They also provide imagination stimulation, rich language experience, and an excellent opportunity for caregivers to interact.

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Game Night
6 - 8 pm

Get in on the campaign! Thursday is gamer central at the BP Library. We will cycle through games like Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: the Gathering®, Spelljammer and Warhammer's Blackstone Fortress. All levels of experience are welcome.

Please contact the library (307) 276-3515 with any questions on what's coming up, and how to get in on a game!

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Rural Heathcare District Talks
Second Tuesdays of the month
12 pm

Bring a sack lunch and hear all about what's current and what's planned for the future with Sublette County Rural Healthcare District.

March 10th: Question, Persuade, and Refer: Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis with Sublette County Prevention Coalition.

NOTE: Lunch will be provided by Sublette County Prevention Coalition for this event. Please RSVP by calling the Big Piney Library at (307) 276-3515 or by stopping in to the front desk.

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ingles conversacional / Conversational Spanish
Disponible de lunes a miércoles / Available Mondays-Wednesdays

¿Le gustaría mejorar su inglés pero no tiene la oportunidad de practicar sus habilidades o hablar con un hablante de inglés? La práctica conversacional individual está disponible con Genavieve, miembro del personal bilingüe. Las citas están disponibles (¡o solo venga!) De lunes a miércoles.

Póngase en contacto con Genavieve por correo electrónico o llame a la biblioteca (307) 276-3515

Would you like to improve your Spanish but don't have the opportunity to practice your skills or speak with a Spanish speaker? One-on-one conversational practice is available with bilingual staff member Genavieve. Appointments are available (or just drop in!) Mondays through Wednesdays.

Contact Genavieve via email or call the library (307) 276-3515.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Wednesday, 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 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

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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