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Library Board Vacancies: Letter of Application due to County Clerk by June 30th

The Board of County Commissioners will make two 3-year appointments to the Sublette County Library Board in July. Anyone interested in volunteering should write a Letter of Application to the Board (there is no application form) in care of:
Carrie Long, County Clerk
P.O. Box 250, Pinedale, WY 82941
carrie.long@sublettewyo.com | Fax: (307) 367-6396

The deadline to apply is 5 pm on Thursday, June 30th, 2022.

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Writing about Real People: A Writing Workshop
with Katherine Standefer
Tuesday, June 28th
5 - 6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

How can we ethically write about other people—and what does it mean to do it well? In this 1.5-hour workshop, author Katherine Standefer draws on her experiences writing and publishing her acclaimed memoir Lightning Flowers to help writers explore the craft of building nuanced characters, reckon with owning their stories’ difficult truths, and consider the legal or logistical implications of their storytelling.

Katherine Standefer is the author of Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life, which was a Finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction and the Arizona/New Mexico Book Award in Memoir, selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice/Staff Pick, and shortlisted for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Prize from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Lightning Flowers was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, on the goop podcast, in The Oprah Magazine, and in People Magazine. Standefer’s previous writing appeared in The Best American Essays 2016. She earned her MFA at the University of Arizona and was a 2018 Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Standefer lives on a piñon- and juniper-studded mesa in New Mexico with her chickens.

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Book Club: My Night is Booked
Wednesday, June 29th
5 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

Our June selection is Westering Women by Sandra Dallas

About the book:

"If you are an adventuresome young woman of high moral character and fine health, are you willing to travel to California in search of a good husband?"

It's February, 1852, and all around Chicago, Maggie sees postings soliciting "eligible women" to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter, she has nothing to lose. She joins forty-three other women and two pious reverends on the dangerous 2,000-mile journey west.

None are prepared for the hardships they face on the trek or for the strengths they didn't know they possessed. Maggie discovers she’s not the only one looking to leave dark secrets behind. And when her past catches up with her, it becomes clear a band of sisters will do whatever it takes to protect one of their own.

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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Goodbye Sukey, Hello Michelle
Thursday, June 30th
5:30 pm
Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Please join us in congratulating Sukey Hohl in her retirement as Library Director, and in welcoming Assistant Director Michelle Humber into the role on Thursday, June 30th at 5:30 pm. Everyone is invited to attend this community celebration in the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room.

Sukey has served the Sublette County Libraries for 25 years, initially serving as a Technical Services Manager before advancing to the roles of Assistant Director and eventually Director. She has guided the Libraries through vast changes over the years and has greatly expanded library services to Sublette County and beyond. Sukey recently welcomed the birth of her first grandchild and is looking forward to spending her retirement as an active and involved grandma.

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2022 Rendezvous Book Sale
Wednesday, July 6th through Saturday, July 9th
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Purchase gently used bestsellers, mysteries, biographies, travel books, children's books, audio books, DVDs, and more during this favorite community event held each year during Rendezvous. The Sale opens on Wednesday, July 6th at 10 am in the library's Lovatt Room.

Wednesday, July 6th, through Friday, July 8th:  10 am until 6 pm
Saturday, July 9th:  10 am until 5 pm

Leftover items will be free for the taking on Monday, July 11th from 10 am until 12 pm.

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Music at the Library
Thursdays in July and August
6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library lawn

Free live music on the Pinedale Library lawn is back this summer, Thursdays in July and August at 6:30 pm. This year's lineup features a mixture of beloved local voices as well as nationally touring artists. Local musicians Bob McCarty and Chandra Stough will kick off the season Thursday, July 7th with guitar and fiddle.

Thursday, July 7th
Bob McCarty & Chandra Stough
Guitar and fiddle.

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Thursday, July 14th
Jason Tyler Burton

Local favorite Jason Tyler Burton will deliver Kentucky meets Wyoming folk and rural Americana music with a storytelling emphasis. A singer-songwriter for over 20 years, Jason's 4th album Kentuckian was voted the #1 Wyoming album of 2019 by Wyoming Public Radio. The 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.

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Apple Music | YouTube | Spotify

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Thursday, July 21st
Bob McCarty, Karin Loya and Sue Briggs-Stanfill

Guitar and cello, accompanied by vocals.

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Thursday, July 28th
Conifer Hollow

Local folk duo Cameron Ditton andArlaina Goddard with special guest Lisa Bedrich.

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Thursday, August 4th
Gospel Singalong

With Kim Bright, Jim & Treva Hutchinson, Tom Kellen, Bob McCarty, Jocelyn Moore, Caleb Noble, Duncan Noble, Emerson Noble, Whittaker Noble, Larry Phillips, Liam Walker, and Colt Walker.

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Thursday, August 11th
Forrest McCurran

Americana, country, and folk style tales of love, nostalgia and hope from the heart of the Ozarks.

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Thursday, August 18th
David Gaskin

Original folk, country, and bluegrass tunes, with 60s and 70s favorites.


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Thursday, August 25th
Talli Manning

Acoustic country and folk, with guest Casey Manning.

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A Matter of Fact: A new nonfiction book club
First meeting on Wednesday, July 13th
5 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

We've launched a new book club just for nonfiction lovers! A Matter of Fact book club will meet on the second Wednesdays of the month at 5 pm in the Western Americana Room. Our meeting facilitator for this monthly book club will be Becky Poe.

Our July selection is ShadowMan: An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling by Wyoming born and bred award winning author crime writer Ron Franscell.

About the book:

On June 25, 1973, a seven-year-old girl went missing from the Montana campground where her family was vacationing. Somebody had slit open the back of their tent and snatched her from under their noses. None of them saw or heard anything. Susie Jaeger had vanished into thin air, plucked by a shadow.

The largest manhunt in Montana’s history ensued, led by the FBI. As days stretched into weeks, and weeks into months, Special Agent Pete Dunbar attended a workshop at FBI Headquarters in Quantico, Virgina, led by two agents who had hatched a radical new idea: What if criminals left a psychological trail that would lead us to them? Patrick Mullany, a trained psychologist, and Howard Teten, a veteran criminologist, had created the Behavioral Science Unit to explore this new "voodoo" they called “criminal profiling.”

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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
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Adult Summer Reading Bingo Challenge
Going on now until August 31st

It's going to be the best summer yet! Our Oceans of Possibilities Adult Summer Reading Bingo Challenge is open to adults 18+ and runs from June 1st - August 31st. Each Bingo equals one entry to win the Kindle Paperwhite. One book read equals one square completed, and any row of five is a Bingo (vertical, horizontal or diagonal). Bingo sheets must be turned in to the library by September 2nd — entries will be tallied and the winner drawn then. Library staff are happy to help with book selection, just ask!

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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 or make a reservation for the Study Booth

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Borrow puzzles from the library!

Thanks to everyone who donated their gently used puzzles, we now have an assortment of puzzles that you can borrow from the Pinedale Library! They are perfect as an indoor activity during inclement spring weather. Puzzles check out for 3 weeks with two auto renewals.

Got children's puzzles? If so, please consider donating them to the library! We're still building our collection of children's puzzles for all to take home and enjoy. Donated puzzles must come in a solid box that can be sealed and be in good condition with all pieces present. Thank you!

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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. 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.

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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

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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 Judi Boyce at the library:
(307) 367-4114

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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

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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

12 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

The next Board meeting is Thursday, 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. 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

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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 June 1st and June 15th

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, now with more visit time!

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.

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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 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.

View a flyer

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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:


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

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.

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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

Utilize Big Piney Library curbside pickup services

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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