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
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
Film Screening: Dear Sirs
Thursday, October 6th
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.
A Matter of Fact: A nonfiction book club
Next meeting on Wednesday, October 12th
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
Our October selection is Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Book Club: My Night is Booked
Wednesday, October 26th
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.
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
• 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
• Unfortunately, we are unable to provide dedicated tech support
for the duration of any event. Please plan ahead.
Library Policy Manual available for public review until
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.
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.
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
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
streaming services may not be suitable for children, and adult supervision
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.
A borrower should have these technical requirements at home to use
• 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
Call the library at (307) 367-4114 with any questions.
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
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!
Wyoming Talking Books
Free library services for people with visual, physical, or reading
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
After registration, library materials and services are available
through the Program
for the Blind and Disabled at the Utah State Library.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Be sure to include your phone number in your message so that
staff can reach you.
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
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.
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.
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.
On-Site Services at Sublette Center, Aspen Grove and Rendezvous
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to bring specific items if you request them.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
Image of 1940s book woman on horseback in Kentucky, from the Goodman-Paxton
Photographic Collection, Special Collections, University of Kentucky
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!)
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.