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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

We are fully open!

The Sublette County Libraries are pleased to have returned to normal operations as of Monday, April 5th.


Pinedale Library hours:
Monday through Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Big Piney Library hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm

 

Current services at Pinedale Library:

• Children and teens are welcome in the Libraries without a caregiver. Computers are available in the children's and teen areas. Library items may be checked out at all circulation desks, including afternoons from 3 - 6 pm in the Pinedale Library Children's Room.

• All of the Libraries' meeting rooms in Pinedale and Big Piney are operating at the governor-mandated full capacity.

• We are excited to offer more in-person programming in the coming weeks, such as the return of Musicians Gatherings and weekly Music at the Library, as well as free art classes and outdoor Summer Reading events.

• Plexiglass will remain at our circulation desks and library staff are encouraged to continue wearing masks when interacting with patrons.

• Our weekly Storytimes will remain virtual for now.

• Our Curbside Pickup and Quarantine Delivery services will remain available to anyone who requests them.

We will continue to follow governor mandates and work with Sublette County Public Health to further expand services while balancing the protection and safety of our staff and community. Thank you for your support during this unusual year.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Author and Holocaust Concentration Camp Survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan
Sunday, April 25th
5:30 pm
Via Zoom in the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Following Hitler's rise to power, the Blumenthal family was trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but it soon was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to survive in refugee, transit, and prison camps that included Westerbork in Holland and the notorious Bergen-Belsen in Germany.

Hear Marion Blumenthal Lazan's story of determination, perseverance, faith, and above all, hope in a live presentation to be broadcast via Zoom in the library's Lovatt Room with Q&A to follow. We are proud to be partnering with the Jackson Hole Jewish Community and Sublette BOCES in sharing this event with Sublette County.

Marion Blumenthal Lazan's book Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust will be available at the Pinedale Library's front desk for anyone who would like to read it; it is a juvenile biography 143 page book suitable for readers age 12 and up.

If you are done with your copy of the book, kindly return it so that others may read it before the event too.

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Book Club: My Night is Booked
Last Wednesday of the month - next meeting Wednesday, April 28th
5 pm
Meeting to be held in person in the Lovatt Room

Our April book is The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.

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.

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 ebook format and eaudiobook format, and also from cloudLibrary.

Learn more about the book and its author


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Grand Opening: Western Americana Room: A Sublette Centennial Event
Tuesday, May 4th
4 - 6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

Save the date! Join us for a grand opening of our new, more centrally located regional and Western history collection room on Tuesday, May 4th. At this official Sublette Centennial event, you can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine, browse the collection, and survey the meeting area available by reservation for small groups.

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

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

Free

Join us for this special concert Wednesday, June 16th at the library. Jackie and Gary will be "singing the gold old songs again" as part of their show featuring classic 1960s and 70s favorite folk songs and original songs too. Hear popular songs by Jim Croce, John Denver, Bob Dyland, Pete Seeger, the Kingston Trip, Peter, Paul and Mary, and more. Jackie and Gary also perform tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, singing songs such as Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Carefree Highway, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Sundown 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, and soon became regulars on The Andy Williams Show. She has also sang 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.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Creative Aging Survey: What free, professionally taught art classes would you like to see offered at the library?

✓ Woodworking
✓ Ceramics
✓ Photography
✓ Music
✓ Acting
✓ Dance/movement

Which art classes would you like to see offered at the library?

Wyoming, like much of the country, has a growing community of aging adults. Studies show that many of the health problems associated with aging can be better managed by engaging in the arts, and we'd like to know how to best serve our older population here in Sublette County in that way.

Through a partnership with Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Library and Lifetime Arts, we have the opportunity to offer a series of free, professionally taught, instructional art workshops to patrons aged 55 plus. Upcoming classes will be offered as an 8 session series to provide an immersive learning experience. Please let us know what art classes you would like to see in our quick survey!

Take the survey and tell us what free art classes you'd like


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Individualized, Themed Grab & Go Bundles for Curbside Pickup

Introducing Grab & Go Bundles, an easy new way for you to skip library browsing but still bring home a bunch of items you're interested in! Simply fill out a quick form to request a themed Grab & Go Bundle of what you're interested in. Each Grab & Go Bundle contains 3 - 10 items selected especially for you and will be available for quick outdoor, contact-free Curbside Pickup any time the library is open.

Order a Grab & Go Bundle for Curbside Pickup


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries Receive Recognition

The Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries have been recognized by the Sublette COVID-19 Response Group for excellence in "maintaining consistently high operational standards in protecting patrons and staff from the spread of COVID-19." We take the safety of our patrons and staff seriously, and we look forward to serving our community in the safest manner possible in the coming weeks and months. Thank you for wearing a mask inside the libraries.

Visit the Sublette COVID-19 Response Group website


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

How to search for an item in the library catalog

Learn how to search for an item you want on the library's online catalog in this short video.

Watch the video (MP4)

Access the Pinedale Library catalog

Access the Big Piney Library catalog


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How to place a hold on an item in the library catalog

Learn how to request for an item you want be held for you on the library's online catalog in this short video. Have your library card number and PIN ready to sign in to your account.

Please contact us if you don't know your library card number or PIN. Contact the Pinedale Library at (307) 367-4114 / circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org or the Big Piney Library at (307) 276-3515 / BPBranch@sublettecountylibrary.org. Be sure to include your phone number in your message so that staff can reach you.

Watch the video (MP4)

Access the Pinedale Library catalog

Access the Big Piney Library catalog


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

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.

GNOVIES

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

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

FEELM

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.



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


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

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Next meeting on Wednesday, April 28th at 4pm at the Pinedale Library and via Zoom. Contact the library for a secure Zoom meeting invitation if you wish to make a public comment.

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.

Learn more about the Library Board of Trustees



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
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.



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

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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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

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:

printmescl@gmail.com

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



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

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

Search the Pinedale Library catalog

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.



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

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.

Sublette County Library  |  155 S. Tyler Ave.  |  P.O. Box 489  |  Pinedale, WY 82941-0489  |  (307) 367-4114  |  (307) 367-6722 fax
 
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