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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Welcome Alise Watson, our new Adult Services Specialist
The Pinedale Library

Welcome Alise Watson, our new Adult Services Specialist! Alise was born in West Virginia and raised in Montana before her family settled in Pinedale 20 years ago. She comes to us with 15+ years of experience in event planning for museums, historic spaces and large-scale corporate events. Alise will manage and develop our adult programs and outreach services here at the Pinedale Library.

"I hope to bring my zest for the arts, classic literature and poetry, and passion for supporting the mental health of my community with quality programming that touches often overlooked topics and individuals."

Alise is mom to a 4 year old and lists her guilty pleasures as true crime, nostalgic cookery, coffee, curated playlists and dry humor. Please extend a warm welcome to Alise on your next visit and let her know what programs you'd like to see offered at the library.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Film Screening: Dear Sirs
Thursday, October 6th
6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

In Dear Sirs, A Personal Journey through World War II 75 Years Later, documentary filmmaker Mark Pedri bikes through France and Germany in attempts to discover the experience of his grandpa, a trona miner from Rock Springs drafted into WWII and captured as a Prisoner of War. The film will be shown in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library on Monday, October 6th at 6:30 pm.

This event is part of the 2022 Dear Sirs Wyoming Screening Tour, made possible through collaboration with the Wyoming Humanities Council and Wyoming PBS. There will be beverages from 6 - 6:30 pm with opening remarks before the film screening. A moderated Q&A session with Director/Writer Mark Pedri and Producer/Co-Director Carrie McCarthy will follow.

Learn more about the story and the film

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

A Matter of Fact: A nonfiction book club
Next meeting on Wednesday, October 12th
5 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

A Matter of Fact is a book club is for nonfiction lovers that meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Western Americana Room at 5 pm. Our meeting facilitator for this monthly book club is Becky Poe.

Our October selection is Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff.

About the book:

On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s bestselling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals.

But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through. Margaret Hastings, barefoot and burned, had no choice but to wear her dead best friend’s shoes. John McCollom, grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the plane, masked his grief with stoicism. Kenneth Decker, too, was severely burned and suffered a gaping head wound.

Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerable to the hidden dangers of the jungle, the trio faced certain death unless they left the crash site. Caught between man-eating headhunters and enemy Japanese, the wounded passengers endured a harrowing hike down the mountainside—a journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man—or woman.

Drawn from interviews, declassified U.S. Army documents, personal photos and mementos, a survivor’s diary, a rescuer’s journal, and original film footage, Lost in Shangri-La recounts this incredible true-life adventure for the first time. Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio—dehydrated, sick, and in pain—traversed the dense jungle to find help; how a brave band of paratroopers risked their own lives to save the survivors; and how a cowboy colonel attempted a previously untested rescue mission to get them out.

Learn more about the book and its author

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Book club books are available for pickup at the front desk while supplies last. Books are also occasionally available for download from the Wyoming Virtual Library OverDrive collection via the Libby app.

Browse the Wyoming Virtual Library OverDrive collection
Download the Libby app


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Biodiversity Science Cafe
Thursday, October 13th
6 pm

The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute and Sublette BOCES invite you for refreshments and stimulating lectures by three of the Institute's researchers at the Pinedale Library on Thursday, October 13th at 6 pm.

Using Lake Sediments to Study the Past
with Jordan Von Eggers from the Department of Geology and Geophysics

Can the Wyoming Toad be Saved from Extinction?
with Rachel Arrick, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Removing Barriers Benefits Migrating Mule Deer
with Luke Wilde, Department of Zoology and Physiology

This program is presented in collaboration with The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute and Sublette BOCES.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Shred It! Mobile Shredding Truck
Monday, October 17th
2 - 5 pm
Outside the Pinedale Library


Have you got paperwork that should be safely discarded instead of just thrown out? Shred It! Our annual Shred It event returns on Monday, October 17th from 2 pm until 5 pm. Bring your documents, receipts, or paperwork for proper disposal at no charge: The service is free for individuals and a small fee will be charged to businesses based on volume. Contact Alise at the library (307) 367-4114 for more info on fees.

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Take & Make: Mini Pumpkin with a Decorating Kit!
Monday, October 17th
Pickup begins at 4:30 pm
The Pinedale Library front entrance

Pumpkins and decorating kits for kids, teens and adults will be available for pickup outside the Pinedale Library's front entrance starting at 4:30 pm on Monday, October 17th. The mini-sized pumpkins are perfect for crafting and easier to carry home, making them the perfect family craft activity. Kids, teens and adults can chose from a variety of decorating kit styles: glow-in-the-dark, tinsel monster, felt fox, scratch art, string and nail art, and more. The pumpkins and themed kits will be free while supplies last.

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Halloween Feather Wreath Workshop (Registration required)
Tuesday, October 18th
1 pm - 3 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

Make a feather wreath with a variety of accent pieces and ribbons, right in time for Halloween! This adults-only workshop is free and limited to 7 registered participants. All supplies are included. Hot apple cider will be served.

Email Alise Watson to register: awatson@sublettecountylibrary.org


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Book Club: My Night is Booked
Wednesday, October 26th
5 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

Our October selection is Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

About the book:

Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s an associate specialist at Sotheby’s now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galapagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.

But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.

Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father’s suspicion of outsiders.

In the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

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.

Books can also occasionally be available for download with the Libby app in ebook and eaudiobook format.

Visit our OverDrive by Libby collection

Download the Libby app

This evening book club typically 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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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

New AV system in Pinedale Library meeting rooms

Great news! We have a completely new tech/AV system in both the Lovatt Room and Board Room at the Pinedale Library. We are thrilled and are working hard to learn how to use the new systems. We appreciate your patience in our transition.

Walk through recommended:

Please plan accordingly: if you have an upcoming reservation that requires use of tech, schedule a walk through prior to your meeting or event. (It is preferable to do a walk through on a different day).

Other reminders:

• Please be sure to bring the computer you plan to use during your event to test it with our system. We do have a laptop available at the circulation desk for you to use if needed.
• Microphones, HDMI connection, projector, etc. are still available for groups to use.
• We now have Apple TV to better connect Apple products to our system.
• Unfortunately, we are unable to provide dedicated tech support for the duration of any event. Please plan ahead.

View info about our meeting rooms and make a reservation


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Library Policy Manual available for public review until October 25th

A current draft of the Sublette County Libraries' Policy Manual is now available for public review and comment. Please submit comments to the Library Board in person at the next board meeting, Tuesday, September 27th at 12 pm at the Big Piney Library or at the October board meeting (date TBA). The period for public review and comment ends October 25th.

View the draft Policy Manual (PDF)


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Study Booth for private meetings, teleconferencing
Available for 2 hour reservations starting June 6th

In an effort to serve the changing needs of our community, the Pinedale Library now has a Study Booth, a stand-alone encapsulated room to serve as a private, WiFi-enabled meeting space for up to 4 people. The Study Booth features a table with seating, outlets, USB ports, and wireless charging for your devices. It also features soundproofing with up to 27 decibels of noise reduction and quiet ventilation— silent fans in the roof and air inlets behind the seats keep the air inside fresh at all times. The Study Booth is perfect for:

• Private telemedicine appointments
• Online job interviews
• Signing of contracts or test-taking
• Private in-person conversations
• Isolated study or remote work space

Located in the main library's back corner near the couch and periodicals area, the Study Booth may be used by adults age 18 and up. You may bring your own laptop for internet conferencing or we can provide one for you. You must have your own conferencing software such as Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc. There is a 2 hour time limit when using the Study Booth.

Beginning June 6th, the Study Booth will be available by reservation but is freely available now on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve the Study Booth for a 2 hour time slot using our online reservation system starting June 6th.

Learn about our other meeting rooms

Reserve now


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Borrow a Roku® streaming device for home use: Enjoy streaming Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max™
Kit available at the Pinedale Library front desk

We are so excited to share that the Pinedale Library is now offering a borrowable Roku® Stick Kit. The Roku Streaming Stick is a small device that plugs into your TV's HDMI port and delivers streaming content via the internet. You can access of thousands of exclusive movies and shows from services such as Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max™! The Roku Stick kit includes necessary cables, remote and instructions, and can be borrowed for 7 days (no renewal).

The Sublette County Library offers the Roku Stick Kit for loan as an extension of the Library’s DVD collection. Only patrons aged 18 or older with a Sublette County library card can check out the Roku Stick Kit.

The loan period is 7 days with no renewals. Failure to return the Roku Stick Kit and accessories within 6 weeks after the original due date will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account of $65.00.

Borrowers may not download or delete any titles, accounts, or content from the Roku. The Sublette County Library Roku Stick Kit is pre-associated with select accounts and content, in accordance with the Library’s collection policies. The Library is not responsible for any costs incurred while borrowers use the equipment. Some material available through streaming services may not be suitable for children, and adult supervision may be required.

The Library is not responsible for clearing stored data from the Roku Stick after it is returned, and is not responsible for personal information left on the device.

Borrowing Information
A borrower should have these technical requirements at home to use a Roku:
• Wi-Fi
• A TV with an HDMI port

A borrower must sign a Statement of Responsibility. After checking out the Roku, the
borrower will receive a Roku Stick kit with:
• The Roku Kit Case
• The Roku Remote
• The Power Adaptor Plug
• The Roku’s USB Power Cable
• The Roku Stick
• The Roku’s USB Power Extender Cable
• A Roku How-To Guide

More info about the library's Roku Stick Kit

Call the library at (307) 367-4114 with any questions.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Sublette County Libraries are the recipients of Wyoming Humanities American Rescue Plan Act Grants

We are pleased to announce that the Sublette County Libraries are recipients of a Wyoming Humanities American Rescue Plan (ARP) General Operating Support Grant. Additionally, a Wyoming Humanities American Rescue Plan (ARP) Programming Support Grant and Recovery Grant have been awarded to the Sublette County Library Foundation.

The goal of Wyoming Humanities’ grants is to support public programs that use the humanities to explore the state’s histories, stories, issues, and connections between groups and communities. The General Operating support grant will provide operational and salary support to the Libraries as we continue to expand services to our Sublette County community, while the Programming Support and Recovery Support grants will fund the Libraries' humanities-based programs and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, specifically by supporting our Summer Reading Programs at the Pinedale and Big Piney libraries.

Wyoming Humanities ARP Grants are made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Libraries are grateful for these opportunities to enhance our services to Sublette County — stay tuned for exciting developments in the coming months!

Visit the Wyoming Humanities website

Learn more about American Rescue Plan (ARP) grants


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

2022 Gallery Space Available
The Pinedale Library

The 2022 calendar for the Pinedale Library's exhibit space currently has openings! Any medium that can hang on the wall is welcome.

If you would like to display your work in 2022, contact Alise Watson at the library:
(307) 367-4114
awatson@sublettecountylibrary.org


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Wyoming Talking Books
Free library services for people with visual, physical, or reading disabilities

It’s estimated that over 18,000 people in Wyoming are unable to read regular print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities. If you’re struggling with such an impairment—whether your condition is permanent or temporary—you qualify for The Talking Books Program, a service of the Wyoming Department of Education.

All library materials are sent and returned through the mail free of charge. Materials can be ordered from large print catalogs, online, or through a trained reader’s advisor. For more information, contact Brenda Ariosto at the WY Dept. of Education: (307) 265-8818 | brenda.ariosto@wyo.gov. After registration, library materials and services are available through the Program for the Blind and Disabled at the Utah State Library.

View a brief brochure

Email Brenda Ariosto at the WY Dept. of Education for more info

Learn more about Vision Outreach Services at Wyoming Department of Education

Visit the Program for the Blind and Disabled at the Utah State Library website


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

12 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The next Board meetings are:

Wednesday, October 26th at 12 noon at the Pinedale Library
Tuesday, November 29th at 12 noon, Pinedale Library
Thursday, December 22nd at 12 noon, Pinedale Library

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday of each month. 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

On-Site Services at Sublette Center, Aspen Grove and Rendezvous Pointe
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month


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:

• Sublette Center: 10 am - 10:45 am

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

• Rendezvous Pointe: 12 - 1 pm

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.

Request materials to be delivered to you

Read a recent Pinedale Roundup article about the service



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Musicians Gathering
Second Tuesdays of the month
4 - 6 pm (Drop in when you can!)
The Pinedale Library Board Room


Do you play the guitar or other stringed instrument? This meetup on every second Tuesday 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
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

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 feedbackóall backgrounds, writing styles and levels of experience are welcome. Bring a pen and paper or a laptop for writing exercises.

View a flyer



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Print to the Pinedale 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

Utilize Big Piney Library quarantine delivery services

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:

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

Search the Pinedale Library catalog

Utilize Big Piney Library curbside pickup services

How to search for an item

How to place a hold

Decide what DVDs to watch next

2. Email Pinedale Library: circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org

3. 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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