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Explore the Library with Libraryopoly
Going on now through Tuesday, September 7th

We're celebrating summer and old fashioned board games! Introducing Libraryopoly, a fun way to explore all the resources the Pinedale Library has to offer. Playing is simple. Pick a square to start with and check out a library item that fits a library item category. Read the book, watch the movie, attend the event, complete a chance to give back, etc. and record what you did on the score sheet on the back of the game board.

The game is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day: from Tuesday, June 1st until Tuesday, September 7th. Entries are due back to the Pinedale Library on Wednesday, September 8th. Participants with the top three scores will receive a goody bag of library themed prizes!

Stop in to the library to pick up a game board and score sheet. Happy Reading!

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On-Site Services at Sublette Center, Aspen Grove and Rendezvous Pointe
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month - Next visits on Wednesday, June 16th

The Pinedale Library offers on-site service to the Sublette Center, Aspen Grove Apartments, and Rendezvous Pointe every first and third Wednesday of the month for 30 minutes. Find us at these locations on those Wednesdays:

• Sublette Center: 10 am - 10:30 am

• Aspen Grove Apartments: 10:45 am - 11:15 am

• Rendezvous Pointe: 11:45 am - 12:15 am

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.

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.

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Jackie & Gary: A Folk Music Concert
Wednesday, June 16th
6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room


Join us for this special concert Wednesday, June 16th at the library. Jackie and Gary will be "singing the good old songs again" as part of their show featuring classic 1960s and 70s folk songs and original songs too. Hear popular songs by Jim Croce, John Denver, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, the Kingston Trio, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary, and more.

Jackie Davidson has performed as part of the trio The Randy Sparks 3 which eventually became the Grammy Award winning The New Christy Minstrels, which were regulars on The Andy Williams Show. She has also sung with Sammy Davis Jr. and Carol Channing, and has performed with the Minstrels at the White House for President Johnson.

Gary Brandt is a popular folklorist, singer and songwriter from Michigan who has composed songs and performances for such venues as the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Gary carries on the tradition of folk music with a 12 string guitar, a good song, a humorous story and a voice that reflects the rich tradition of American Folk Music.

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Health & Wellness Lunch & Learn Lectures
One Thursday per month
12 noon

The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Take charge of your health and well being. We've relaunched our monthly Health & Wellness Lunch & Learn lecture series to help you get informed with the latest research on a variety of health and wellness topics.

June 17th topic: Jumpstart your Healthy Lifestyle with Keri Hull, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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 current medical news, 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.

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Local author Hope Flansburg
Monday, June 21st
5:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Local author Hope Flansburg is a Wellness and Self-Care Educator, motivational speaker, and owner of Hope for Health Wellness. She will speak about her books Piece by Piece: Picking up the Shards of A Soul Worth Saving and Angel Kisses: Believing is Knowing Not All Miracles Can Be Seen. She will share how she uses her writing as a tool for social emotional awareness to inspire and empower others through the healing process.

With her understanding of interpersonal relationships and raw emotion, Hope uses fiction romance novels to bring a voice to the scenarios that break us. Through stories of vulnerability, courage and hope, these books are used as a tool for social emotional awareness to inspire and empower others through the healing process. With an exquisite mix of suspense, darkness, lightness, and personal growth, readers will learn no matter what burdens, struggles, past trauma, or horrific secrets a person carries their past does not have to define them. “Out of our darkest times can come our greatest achievements.”

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Book Club: My Night is Booked
Last Wednesday of the month - next meeting Wednesday, June 30th
5 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Our June book is Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

A national bestseller translated into over 20 languages, Sister of My Heart is the tale of two women, best friends whose lives are transformed by marriage, as one woman comes to California, and the other stays behind in India.

Learn more about the book and its author

Books are available at the front desk while supplies last or by Curbside Pickup. Call (307) 367-4114 to request that a copy be placed outside for contact-free pickup.

The book is also available for download from OverDrive in eaudiobook format.

This evening book club meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 5 pm. Newcomers are always welcome to this relaxed and lighthearted book club.

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Rendezvous Book Sale
Wednesday, July 7th through Friday, July 9th: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, July 10th: 10 am - 5 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Purchase gently used bestsellers, mysteries, biographies, travel books, children's books, music CDs, DVDs, and much more during our annual Rendezvous Book Sale. The Sale opens on Wednesday, July 7th at 10 am in the Lovatt Room. Leftover items will be free on Monday morning, July 12th.

Wednesday, July 7th: 10 am - 6pm
Thursday, July 8th: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday, July 9th: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, July 10th: 10 am - 5 pm
Monday, July 12th at 10 am: [Free]

Volunteers Needed:

Volunteers are needed to work a 2-hour shift starting Tuesday, July 6th to help sort books, set up for the Sale, sell during Sale hours, or breakdown on Monday morning, July 12th. Contact Jenn Burton at the library to sign up for a volunteer timeslot:
(307) 367-4114

Or, apply to volunteer at the Pinedale Library

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Music at the Library
Thursdays in July and August
6:30 pm
The Library lawn (Charles St.)

Free weekly live music on the library lawn is back this summer, Thursday evenings in July and August at 6:30 pm. This summer's lineup features a mixture of beloved local voices and regional and nationally touring artists. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Inclement weather moves us indoors.

The 2021 season of Music at the Library is dedicated to George Ditton, 1924 - 2020.

Bob McCarty & Chandra Stough
Thursday, July 8th

Local musicians Bob McCarty and Chandra Stough will perform with guitar and fiddle.

Thursday, July 15th

Oklahoma born identical twin sisters Jo and Sophia Babb bring wise, emotive lyrics and immaculate, perfectly-matched vocal unity to their harmony-based indie-folk and storytelling performances. Writing about themes of new growth and the natural beauty around them, their music has received warm reception across the UK, Europe, and the US. Their upcoming album, Second Day of Spring, is born from an isolating pandemic, political unrest, and emotional turmoil and described as songs to feel to and songs to heal to.

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Jason Tyler Burton
Thursday, July 22nd

Local favorite Jason Tyler Burton's music is described as Kentucky meets Wyoming folk and rural Americana with storytelling emphasis. A singer-songwriter for over 20 years, his 4th album, Kentuckian was voted the #1 Wyoming album of 2019 by Wyoming Public Radio and album uses his upbringing in the bluegrass state as the setting for songs that deal in the joys and sorrows of living in rural communities. It has been called “working class country roots from a gifted songwriter,” and “nothing short of an artistic masterpiece.” His pandemic project The Memory of Trees recorded from home in Pinedale, is a trio of songs of loss and features Michelle Humber as backing vocals.

Jason has played festivals such as Red Ants Pants, been featured in The Bluegrass Situation, and has shared the stage with Ben Sollee, Kim Richey, and Courtney Marie Andrews. His folk songwriting has been called “working class country roots from a gifted songwriter,” and WyoFile called him “a masterful musical storyteller who manages to balance vivid specificity with relatability in his songwriting.” His most recent albums, Lost Behind the Ranges (2017) and Headwaters (2014) reflect his journey from Kentucky to Wyoming and are filled with road trip ready songs that often tell a novel's worth of story in the span of minutes.

“Kentuckian by Jason Tyler Burton is a solid production from the first note to the last. The music paired with the storytelling is nothing short of an artistic masterpiece.”
— Sean Payne, The Oklahoma Reviews

“Burton captures a sad, raw reality of life in 21st century America..”

— Greg Jones, Ear to the Ground

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Photo by Gretchen Yost.

Smoke River
Thursday, July 29th

Locals Larry Phillips, Dan Tau and Jocelyn Moore performing crowd-pleasing rock, oldies, blues, and country.

Michelle Humber
Thursday, August 5th

The library's own children's librarian and musical entertainer extraordinaire Michelle Humber is one half of The Boom and the Bust, and performs music described as organic storytelling that delves deep into roots of the dirty South and untamed West.

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The Rough & Tumble
Thursday, August 12th

Self-described “dumpster-folk/thrift store Americana duo" and Independent Music Award winners. Writing and performing together since 2007, Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler formed The Rough & Tumble in Nashville in 2015 as friends turned bandmates turned spouses and have been releasing an album or EP a year since 2014 and touring nationally. The opening track of their 2019 album Howling Back at the Wounded Dog called “The Hardest Part” won the Independent Music Award’s Best Americana Song of 2019.

The Rough & Tumble were voted The Listening Room Network’s 2019 Artist of the Year, and were one of the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance’s Official Showcase Artists in 2018. Their 2021 album We’re Only Family If You Say So is a full length critically acclaimed record about what it takes to be family-- and what it means to lose it.

"Wow, what an appealing package. High-quality originals in all sorts of traditional veins, from haunting ballads to stomping, screaming folk anthems. All performed with expert, polished musicianship and flawless ensemble. Amazing array of instrument (a few you will never have encountered before, I bet!), and attention to musical detail, without a trace of pretension or preciousness. The vocals are a pleasure – natural yet perfectly executed. The whole effect seems fun and blithely effortless."
- M. McLeod, Empty Nest Concerts

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Bob McCarty & Karin Loya
Thursday, August 19th

Local musician Bob McCarty returns to Music at the library with Karin Loya on cello.

Talli Manning & Friends
Thursday, August 26th

Local musician Talli Manning will be joined by a friend or two to perform acoustic country and folk.

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Watercolor for Beginners - A Creative Aging Art Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 13th
1 - 2:30 pm
Pinedale Library Western Americana Room
Free - Registration is required

We are pleased to partner with the Wyoming State Library, Wyoming Arts Council and Lifetime Arts to offer the first of our Creative Aging art classes, Watercolor for Beginners. Eight classes will be held over four weeks on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 - 2:30 pm beginning July 13th.

Class schedule:

Tuesday, July 13th
Tuesday, July 20th
Tuesday, July 27th
Tuesday, August 3rd


Thursday, July 15th
Thursday, July 22nd
Thursday, July 29th
Thursday, August 5th

Registration is REQUIRED with a maximum of 15 students. (No drop ins please!)

There will be a culminating event in September where class participants' artwork will be on display in the library gallery and an artist reception will be held. The date will be determined by class participants. Class will be held in the library's Western Americana Room with occasional classes held outdoors.

Local artist Cristy Anspach will be our instructor. Cristy is a local public school art teacher with a BFA and MA in Art Education. View her website.

The classes are sequential, with each week building upon the previous weeks' lessons. For this reason, we ask for a solid commitment in attendance. If you are unable to commit, we are happy to place you on a wait list and contact you if there is still space available.

Classes are free, and materials are provided. This Creative Aging art class is made possible by a generous grant from the Wyoming State Library, Wyoming Arts Council, and Lifetime Arts, a nationally known arts service organization.

Learn more about this Creative Aging initiative at select Wyoming libraries.

Register for this class now

You may also register by calling Judi Boyce or Jenn Burton at the library: (307) 367-4114.

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2021 Pinedale Renaissance Faire - Call for artisans, vendors and performers
Saturday, September 18th, 2021
12 - 4 pm

The Pinedale Library will once again host the Pinedale Renaissance Faire on Saturday, September 18th. 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. Booths are just $20. 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 2021 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.

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What should I watch next?

It can be difficult to decide what movie or TV series to watch next. We've compiled a list of resources that can help you decide. While library's DVD collection is extensive, some titles may not be available. The library catalog lists all of the DVDs available for you for check out.


Gnod's World of Movies will ask you what you like and don't like and suggest which other movies that you might like too.

What is My Movie

What Is My Movie allows you to search movies using every day language.


Feelm is an app that helps you decide what to watch based on the feeling or tone a movie provides.


IMDb lists movies and TV shows by categories.

Search the Pinedale Library DVD collection

Search our DVD collection by movie or TV show title such as "Toy Story 4" and "Downton Abbey," or by an actor's name "Brad Pitt" or "Jennifer Lawrence."

If a certain title is checked out at the moment, you can place a hold for it — you'll be notified when the item is available for your pickup. You'll need your library card number and PIN to place requests to hold specific items.

Please contact us if you don't know your library card number or PIN. Call the Pinedale Library at (307) 367-4114 or email circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org. Be sure to include your phone number in your message so that staff can reach you.

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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

Learn more about this resource

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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.

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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.

Learn more and access driving practice tests

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The next meeting is on Wednesday, June 30th at 12 pm at the Pinedale Library.

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 pm. 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
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
2 - 4 pm (Drop in when you can!)
The Lovatt Room

Do you play the guitar or other stringed instrument? This meetup every second and fourth Tuesdays on the month 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.

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Writers of the Winds
Last Wednesday of the month
6:30 pm

Writing can be a very solitary activity, or it can be a sharing, supportive and collaborative activity. This group is 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. There is plenty of space to spread out and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Bring a pen and paper or a laptop for writing exercises.

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Print to the Library

With many of us all relying on mobile devices and not having printers at home these days, it can be a challenge when we need to print something important. The Pinedale Library offers a print service where you can simply email what you'd like to print right to the library and then pick it up for a nominal charge. This service is ideal when you need to print:

• Amazon/online shopping return shipping labels
• Sports or activity sign up forms
• Travel/accommodation reservations
• Real estate or bill of sale documents
• Homeschooling resources

Simply email the document, web page, or whatever you'd like have printed to a designated email address:


In the email subject line, indicate "please print" or "print job." We will notify you when your printed documents are ready for pickup. The fee is 10 cents per B&W page or $1 per color page, plus a $1 processing fee. For larger printing jobs, call us at (307) 367-4114 to discuss options and pricing.

Note that library staff will briefly view the document in the preparation of your print outs, so this service may not be the best option for printing your confidential or sensitive documents.

Our photocopier remains available for your copying needs at a nominal charge.

Email your document to the Pinedale Library for printing

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Quarantined? We can deliver.
Contact-free outreach from Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The Sublette County Libraries are able to deliver library materials to those at home in isolation or quarantine... simply let us know what materials we can bring right to you, free of charge. A library staff member will check out your desired materials to your library account and discreetly deliver them to your doorstep — no contact required. We are happy to travel out of town to deliver to you — if you live outside of Pinedale or Big Piney we will try our best to accommodate you.

Contact Judi Boyce at Pinedale Library, (307) 367-4114

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How to search for an item

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

Image of 1940s book woman on horseback in Kentucky, from the Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

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No-Contact Curbside Pickup
The Pinedale Library

Reserve. Park. Grab your bag. Be on your way! The Sublette County Libraries offer no-contact curbside pickup service anytime the library is open. Place a request for library materials you'd like to take home. Your items will be gathered, checked out to your library account, and bagged for you. We'll contact you when your bag is ready to pick up outside the Pinedale Library anytime during our open hours.

There are three ways to request items for pickup:

• Place holds using our online library catalog and your library card. (This is the preferred method!)

Search the Pinedale Library catalog

How to search for an item

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

• Email Pinedale Library: circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org

• Call Pinedale Library (307) 367-4114

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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