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Harrison Ford: Find epic stories at your library!

In a new video PSA from the American Libraries Association (ALA), "Call of the Wild" star Harrison Ford highlights how libraries are full of adventure, with free books, movies, games, and more just waiting to be discovered. Stop by the Pinedale or Big Piney libraries today to borrow a copy of Jack London's classic novel (available as adult, juvenile, young adult and graphic novel print versions, as well as eAudiobook and Playaway) before seeing the movie later this month!


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Free Tax Preparation
Saturdays until 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*. 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 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 two options to get your taxes done:

In-Person
Saturdays until April 4th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Lovatt Room

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

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

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.

 

Don't qualify for free tax preparation at the library? Click here for tax resources.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Olde Tyme Pinedale: A community photo exhibit
Now until February 29th
The Pinedale Library Gallery area

During the month of February, the Pinedale Library will display photos contributed by community members in an exhibit titled "Olde Tyme Pinedale." Photos feature Pinedale residents of years past and convey the regional character that makes life here in Sublette County unique. The exhibit will be on display in the library's gallery area from now until Saturday, February 29th.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Exhibit: A Vision of Wyoming – The Equality State
Opening Event
Monday, March 2nd
6 - 8 pm
The Pinedale Library gallery space and Lovatt Room

An opening reception for the community exhibit titled A Vision of Wyoming — The Equality State will be held in the Pinedale Library's gallery space and the Lovatt Room on Monday, March 2nd from 6 - 8 pm. Light Refreshments will be served.

A Vision of Wyoming — The Equality State, featuring the work of Sublette County artists, quilters, poets, storytellers, essayists and musicians such as David K. Klarén, Mae Orm, Karla Bird, Joni Mack, and more will be on display during the month of March. This is a family friendly event and exhibit.

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Intermittent Fasting
with Craig Rice, Physical Therapist at Winds Physical Therapy
Wednesday, March 11th
6 pm
The Lovatt Room

Intermittent fasting is believed to enhance weight loss efforts, reverse Type II Diabetes, improve energy and mental clarity, and have other health benefits. Learn what the research says, and how to incorporate fasting techniques for maximum success with your health goals during this free workshop.

Craig Rice, Physical Therapist at Winds Physical Therapy has more than 18 years of clinical experience primarily in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from College Misericordia Pennsylvania.

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2020 Daphne Platts Film Festival
Select Saturdays in March and April
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 March 14th until April 4th. Children are not permitted unless accompanied by an adult. Movies begin in the Lovatt Room at 7 pm. Free.

 

Parasite
Saturday, March 14th

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. Winner of 4 Oscars with another 201 wins and 182 nominations. Korean with English subtitles. Rated R.
Website | IMDB

 

Knives Out
Saturday, March 21st

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc must sift through a web of distractions and self-serving lies from Harlan’s dysfunctional family. Nominated for 1 Oscar with another 43 wins and 86 nominations. Rated PG-13.
Website | IMDB

 

Jojo Rabbit
Saturday, March 28th

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on. Won 1 Oscar with another 30 wins and 142 nominations. Rated PG-13.
Website | IMDB

 

1917
Saturday, April 4th


Two World War I British soldiers, Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake, receive seemingly impossible orders to cross over into enemy territory and deliver a message that could save 1,600 of their fellow comrades, including Blake's own brother. Won 3 Oscars with another 104 wins and 152 nominations. Rated R.
Website | IMDB

 

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Winter Farmers' Market
Saturday, March 21st
(last one)
8 am - 12 pm
The Lovatt Room

The Sublette County Library and the High Altitude Market are proud to offer a Winter Farmer's' Market in the Library's Lovatt Room on the third Saturdays of the month through March. Shop local meat and dairy, produce, and hand crafted desserts, as well as locally made arts and crafts, personal care and ready-to-eat items from 8 am until 12 noon.

Visit the Main Street Pinedale website

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How to Avoid Seeing a Cardiologist: A Practical Overview for Men and Women
Thursday, March 26th
6 - 7 pm
The Lovatt Room

It is well-established that heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. Many people do not realize they have a problem until they have a cardiac event. One of the best defenses against heart disease is awareness. This presentation by St. John’s Cardiology staff members Dr. William Mullen and nurse practitioner Stephanie Ferris will cover the topics of diet, other health game changers, and concerns with shoveling snow and other pains.

Dr. William Mullen is board certified in cardiovascular disease. His professional interests include arrhythmia, heart failure, myocardial infarction, and non-invasive cardiac testing. Board-certified nurse practitioner Stephanie Ferris is passionate about rural healthcare, women’s health, and cardiology. Both are based in Jackson at St. John’s Health, and they see patients at a monthly clinic in Pinedale.

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop
with Haley Ruland
Tuesday, March 31st
6 pm
T he Lovatt Room

Create a necklace and stud earrings from fused glass in the style of your choice in this free workshop led by local artist Haley Ruland, creator of Stained Glass Sundays. No registration is required however it is limited to adults only, no exceptions.

Learn more about Stained Glass Sundays

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Tax Resources

Don't qualify for free tax preparation at the Pinedale Library? The IRS deadline for filing 2019 taxes is Wednesday, April 15th. Access these resources to help you file properly:

1040 Form     1040 Instructions     

IRS Tax Help
Online: Visit the IRS website to access the full range of forms, filing options and online tools and resources for your 2019 tax return:

www.irs.gov/help/telephone-assistance

In-person: The IRS can help you answer even the most complicated tax question through individual appointments at local Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Casper, Cheyenne and Sheridan. By appointment only. Call 844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment.

www.irs.gov/help/contact-my-local-office-in-wyoming

Printable Forms
Print at home, or visit the library to print these forms for a nominal fee:

www.irs.gov/forms

Fillable Forms
Prepare online and print or e-file a federal tax return, regardless of age or income, online:

www.irs.gov/freefile

Order by Mail
A free IRS service, order online or by phone. Allow 7-15 days for delivery: Call (800) 829-3676 or visit www.irs.gov/orderforms

Free Software
Prepare and e-file your tax return for free with IRS free filing software, available if your income was $66,000 or less:

www.irs.gov/freefile


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

"Tough Topics" items now easier to find

If there's a topic you'd like to know more about but don't really want to ask where to find books on it, consult one of our Tough Topics guides discreetly placed throughout the library stacks. A variety of topics such as grief, addiction, mental illness, sexual health and many more are listed with their call number locations. As always, library staff are here to help if you need it.

View the subject list and call numbers


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Self Checkout available at the Pinedale Library

Self checkout is here at the Pinedale Library! Now you have an additional method to quickly check out items and be on your way. Our self checkout kiosk is located on the back side of the circulation desk (near the Teen Room). Self checkout is available for books and magazines, but for not DVDs at this time. Try it out today!


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

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 Pinedale or Big Piney libraries.


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. Competitive wages of $19.50 - 21.50 an hour are listed.

Get more info about Census jobs online at https://2020census.gov/jobs


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
Coffee Club
Mondays through Fridays
10 am until 12 pm

Need a place to drink your morning coffee and read the paper? Stop in to the Pinedale Library weekdays between 10 am - 12 pm and make yourself at home with extra copies of the newspapers and a bottomless cup of free coffee! Just follow the smell of the fresh brew to the library's cafe area, just beyond the public computers.




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



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.

March 9th: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet with Renae Dorrity, MD

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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 generally 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.

Our March 11th discussion will be Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram by Isha Sesay.



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

On-site services at Sublette Center, Rendezvous Pointe, and Aspen Grove
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday


The Pinedale Library runs an on-site service to the Sublette Center, Rendezvous Pointe, and Aspen Grove Apartments. 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:

Sublette Center
(library area near the dining room; 333 North Bridger Ave. in Pinedale)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
10 am - 11 am

Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center
(425 W Magnolia St. in Pinedale)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Aspen Grove Apartments
(250 Musket Ave. in Pinedale)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
2 - 3 pm

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

Read a recent Pinedale Roundup article about the service



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.

See snapshots of previous gatherings



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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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
2020 Pinedale Renaissance Faire - Call for artisans, vendors and performers
Saturday, September 12th


The Pinedale Library will once again host the Pinedale Renaissance Faire on Saturday, September 12th. The Faire has been growing (now in it's 3rd year) and we are seeking artisans, vendors and performers to make this year's Faire more fun and authentic than ever! Artisans, vendors and performers will be expected to participate during the Faire from 12 pm until 4 pm. Apply below or contact Sukey Hohl (shohl@sublettecountylibrary.org) or Jenn Burton (jburton@sublettecountylibrary.org), or by calling the library at (307) 367-4114.

See photos from our 2018 Faire, with sword fighting, falcons, and fun activities for all!

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Donate to the Faire!

Make the 2020 Pinedale Renaissance Faire even more of a successful community event! Your donation to the Sublette County Libraries Foundation will fund children's activities and reduce other Faire costs. The Sublette County Libraries Foundation is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact Executive Director Sukey Hohl at (307) 367-4114 for more information.






 
 
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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