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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Wanted: Vintage photos of life in Pinedale
Deliver to Pinedale Library by Monday, January 27th

The Pinedale Library is planning an exciting community exhibit coming in February titled "Olde Tyme Pinedale" and we'd love for you to contribute your old photos! We're looking for:

• Pre-1995 (at least 25 year old) photos capturing life in Pinedale.
• People shots are preferred, not scenic.
• Funny photos are a plus, and photos featuring people still with us are a plus.
• Photos sized 8"x10" or larger are preferred but we will take smaller.
• Photos do not have to be framed.

Please deliver your submissions to the Pinedale Library's front desk by Monday, January 27th. Have name, phone number and caption attached to each. Please note we may not be able to display every photo that is submitted. Thank you!

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Free Tax Preparation
Saturdays, February 1st until April 4th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

The Sublette County Library is pleased to once again offer free federal tax preparation to those who qualify*. The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) has trained and certified local volunteers in the tax preparation processes for the tax season. Tax preparation on a first-come, first served basis will occur at the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm on Saturdays from February 1st until April 4th. If you qualify, you may either bring your documents and remain present while your return is being prepared, or you may drop off your documents and return to pick up your return when it is ready. Please note the following information:

* Income limit guidelines:
Single: less than $72,000
2 persons: less than $82,300
3 persons: less than $92,600
4 persons: less than $103,000

What we prepare:
• efile
• Tax credits
• Self-employed, without employees
• Itemized deductions
• Stocks and bonds
• Retirement income
• Uber, Lyft, etc.

What we don't prepare:
• Very complex returns
• Rentals, Airbnb, depreciation, Bitcoin, Schedule C with loss
• Farms
• Depreciation
• Foreign income
• CA & NY state returns
• 1040 Non-Residents (J-1, H2B, etc.)

There are two options to get your taxes done:

Saturdays, February 1st until April 4th
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Lovatt Room

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

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

1. Drop off your tax information.
2. Briefly meet with a tax preparer.
3. Complete a questionnaire.
4. Leave your required documents.
5. Your tax return will be completed by the tax preparer (you may be called with any questions).
6. You will be called when your return is complete to review and sign documents.

What you need to bring:

• Government issued photo ID
• Social security cards or ITIN letters for taxpayers and dependents
• Prior year’s tax return (bring copy)
• All W-2, 1095 (health insurance) and 1099 forms for the tax year
• Bank account numbers for direct deposit
• Evidence for deductions such as mortgage interest, property taxes, charitable contributions and medical expenses
• Receipts for child care expenses, and the provider’s tax ID number

If you have a tax preparation question prior to coming in, please contact VITA Assistant Site Coordinator for Sublette County Mike Henderson mrhenders@yahoo.com, cell: (714) 697-5918.


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

Pinedale Library news

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

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

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

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Donate to the Faire!

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

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Upcoming exhibit: A Vision of Wyoming – The Equality State: A Call for Artists
Entries due by February 17th

WYOMING CONSTITUTION Sec. 2. Equality of all. In their inherent right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, all members of the human race are equal.

How would you describe “Wyoming, the Equality State”? Can you put this ideal, or this reality, into words? Into art? Will you share your vision with Sublette County? Sublette County artists, quilters, poets, storytellers, essayists and musicians are invited to contribute to an upcoming community art show at the Pinedale Library during the month of March. Entry of work to this art show is free.

The Event Premier will be held at the library's gallery space and Lovatt Room on Monday, March 2nd from 6 - 8 pm. Light Refreshments will be served. All exhibits (paintings, drawings, quilts, photographs) will be displayed during the month of March. This is a family friendly event and exhibit.

View entry two-dimensional art requirements and written/spoken/performed word requirements (PDF)

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Winter Farmers' Market
Third Saturdays of the month
(January 18th, February 15th, March 21st
8 am - 12 pm
The Lovatt Room

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

Interested in vending at the Market? Vendor space is limited so vendors are encouraged to get their application for a booth in ASAP. Vendor forms and more information is available at the Main Street Pinedale website or by contacting Ashlee Keene at info@mainstreetpinedale.com.

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Sublette County Rural Healthcare District presents Q&A Plus
with Dave Doorn, Administrative Director
Tuesday, January 21st
12 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Sublette County Rural Healthcare District Administrative Director Dave Doorn will review financial information from SCRHD's recent Eide Bailey study. EMS Director Bill Kluck will also be present to answer questions.

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Lectures: A Low-Carbon Future for Fossil Fuels?
Saturday University... on a Thursday!
Thursday, January 23rd
6 pm
Free light dinner and snacks at 5:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Enjoy three intriguing lectures delivered by professors from the University of Wyoming and Wyoming’s community colleges. This segment of Saturday University will be held on Thursday evening, January 23rd at 6 pm in the Pinedale Library's Lovatt Room. Saturday U is free and all are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 pm for a free light dinner and snacks.

Here are the evening's lecture topics:

6 pm: The Coming Energy Transition: Implications for Wyoming and the Globe-Mark Northam, with Executive Director, School of Energy Resources

6:50 pm: Technological Challenges and Opportunities for Wyoming: Ongoing Projects Advance by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, with Scott Quillinan, Geologist and Director of Research, School of Energy Resources

7:40 pm: What SER's New Policy Center is Doing to Help the State of Wyoming, with Kipp Coddingtion, Director of Energy Policy & Economics, School of Energy Resources

Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, Wyoming community colleges, and Wyoming communities, including Sublette County BOCES and the Sublette County Library.

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Burns Night
Saturday, January 25th
6 pm
The Lovatt Room

It's Burns Night! What is Burns' Night? It's a somewhat wild open-mic night/party and free-form poetic celebration of Scotland, named after Scottish poet Robert Burns who's birthday is on January 25th. Robert Burns, also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns lived from 1759 – 1796 and is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland.

We'll gather in the Lovatt Room with emcee Madeleine Murdock who will recite the poem "Ode to a Haggis" by Burns. We'll toast the evening with "gravy" (Scotch whiskey provided by us) and enjoy haggis (a Scottish dish consisting of a sheep's or calf's offal mixed with suet, oatmeal, and seasoning and boiled in a bag, traditionally one made from the animal's stomach.) There will be a vegetarian option of haggis for those who wish to participate in the spirit of the event but have no desire to try an authentic haggis ;-). Feel bring to bring a dish as this is also somewhat of a potluck event; dishes with a Scottish theme are requested!

Being this is an open-mic style celebration, anyone and everyone... be it poets, musicians, and anyone else who wants to participate... is welcome to recite or read a poem, or to play or sing a song!

Also... there will be bagpipe music so don't miss it! And, wear plaid! Or a kilt if you have one! This event is free and intended for those of legal drinking age.

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Lick Tub Gardening
Tuesday, January 28th
6 pm
The Lovatt Room

Gardening in containers is a convenient way to grow fresh vegetables and flowers. Sublette County has an abundance of large containers called ranch lick tubs, which contain a food supplement fed to cattle in winter. When the containers are empty, local ranchers gather them from the hay meadows, and the Sage and Snow Garden Club collects the tubs and gives them away to gardeners. So far, Arlinda and her crew have collected and given away over 5,000 lick tubs in the past five years. Lick tubs are generally gathered in May after the hay meadows dry out.

Local Master Gardener Arlinda McLaughlin will present a workshop on Lick Tub Gardening on Tuesday, January 28th at 6 pm in the Lovatt Room. The workshop is free and open to the public. Arlinda will share ideas on potting mixtures, fertilizers, drainage, irrigation, and seed recommendations for gardening in lick tubs or other containers. If you are a lick tub gardener, please bring your questions and success stories.

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Roaring 20's Dance Class
Thursday, January 30th
6 pm
The Lovatt Room

Happy New Year... the 20s are back! Learn to dance the Charleston during this one-night class especially for beginners. The class will be taught by Jenn Burton. No partner required. Wear 1920s flapper attire if you like!

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Tax Resources

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

1040 Form     1040 Instructions     

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


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


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


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


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

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


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

New service: Receive library notices by text

The Sublette County Libraries are pleased to offer a new service for your convenience... now you can opt in to receive messages about your library account right on your cell phone. Get a text message when a requested item is ready for you to pick up, when an item you checked out is due soon, or be notified when an item you have is overdue. Library staff are happy to help get you signed up — simply ask about it on your next visit to the Pinedale or Big Piney libraries.

Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Census jobs available

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. While the next census will be taken in 2020, the Census Bureau is already recruiting to fill important temporary positions.

Apply online at https://2020census.gov/jobs

Pinedale Library news

Gain computer skills through LearningExpress
Free with your library card

Ever thought about improving your computer knowledge? Want to learn more about the internet or Microsoft Office? Check out the LearningExpress Computer Skills Center, brought to you by the Wyoming State Library. This free resource allows you to access:

• more than 90 self paced online tutorials
• beginning to advanced levels
• fun and easy to use lessons
• Windows®, Internet safety, and more other programs

Access LearningExpress with your library card

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Big Piney Library news

Basic Computer Skills
One-on-one instruction available

If you'd like to become computer savvy, we would be happy to help. Whether you'd like to learn how to use email, surf and shop on the web, stay in touch with loved ones on Facebook, or practice simple word processing, we are happy to teach you anything thing you'd like to learn at a pace that you are comfortable with. Call the library to schedule your one-on-one session, (307) 367-4114.

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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.

Pinedale Library news

Free DMV practice tests now available

Free DMV practice tests are now available to all Wyoming library users through the Wyoming Libraries Consortium's GoWYLD resource. The new service includes Wyoming-specific car, motorcycle, and CDL tests, and is written specifically based on the state DMV materials. It also includes accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Learn more and access driving practice tests

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Coffee Club
Mondays through Fridays
10 am until 12 pm

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

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Wednesday, January 22nd at 4 pm: The Big Piney Library

The library's Board of Trustees alternates meetings between Pinedale and Big Piney generally on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the afternoon. Forthcoming meetings are announced on the library's home page. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the library at (307) 367-4114.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Musicians Gathering
First and third Wednesdays of the month
Beginning at 5 pm (Come when you can!)
The Lovatt Room

Do you play the guitar or other stringed instrument? This meetup every first and third Wednesday is designed to give local musicians a chance to get together informally, to play music, share skills, expand their own skills, or even learn to play. Bring your instrument. Contact Judi for more info: (307) 367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.

See snapshots of previous gatherings

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Book Club
Second Wednesdays of the month

12 noon
The Western Americana Room

Enjoy interesting books and vivid conversation as part of this monthly book club. Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month at 12 noon in the Western Americana Room. Books are available for pickup at the front desk while supplies last. This club welcomes new participants at any time.

Our February 12th meeting discussion will be The Wyoming Blizzard of 1949: Surviving the Storm by James C. Fuller. This title is avalable for free download via the cloudLibrary™ app.

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

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

The Pinedale Library runs an on-site service to the Sublette Center, Rendezvous Pointe, and Aspen Grove Apartments. Stop by and browse our selection of books, audiobooks, DVDs and magazines. You will be able to check out and return items, place holds and even get a new library card. If you would like to use an electronic device to access our downloadable items — ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines — bring in your device and we will help you get set up.

Find us at these locations:

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

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

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

If you have any questions, please contact Judi Boyce at the Pinedale Library 307-367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org. We are happy to bring specific items if you request them.

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Read a recent Pinedale Roundup article about the service

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Health & Wellness Lunch & Learn
2nd Monday of the month
12 noon
The Lovatt Room

Our monthly Health & Wellness Lunch & Learn lecture series helps you get informed about the latest research on a variety of health and wellness topics. We begin at 12:05 pm, present information for approximately 30 minutes, and wrap up for 10 minutes of Q&A, allowing you to get you back to work on time. Come every month or stop in once in a while to learn about the topics you are interested in. Topics such as beginning a workout routine, new trends in nutrition, keeping your mind sharp, reducing stress, understanding vaccinations, mental health resources, healthy habits, and more will be covered. This series is offered in partnership with Sublette County Rural Health Care District. Bring a sack lunch.

February 10th: Living with Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment with Brian Barton, PA-Certified

Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Writers of the Winds
Last Wednesday of the month
6:30 pm
The Board Room

Writing can be a very solitary activity, or it can be a sharing, supportive and collaborative activity. This group will be facilitated by Judi Boyce and is for anyone who loves to write, and wants encouragement and feedback—all backgrounds, writing styles and levels of experience are welcome. If you are interested but can't make the meeting, contact Judi at the library, 367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.

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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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