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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Women's Empowerment Friendship Group
Weekly on Wednesdays
6:30 pm
unless otherwise noted (see meeting schedule below)
The Pinedale Library Board Room

We all have many supportive stories to share!

You are invited to join a group of new friends who encourage personal growth and enjoy hearing each other's stories. Facilitated by Becky Poe, this group will meet weekly on Wednesdays and will focus on helpful life solutions. It operates under the belief that we are our own best resources.

Meeting schedule:
May 4th at 6:30 pm
May 11th at 12 noon
May 18th at 6:30 pm
May 25th at 6:30 pm
June 1st at 6:30 pm
June 8th at 12 noon
More dates to be determined

Facilitator Becky Poe has been part of the Sublette County community for 3 winters. She has a B.A. in Social Work and is Sublette County SAFV trained. She is a mother and grandmother and has held a variety of professional roles. She loves to see all living things thrive, especially healthy relationships.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Book Club: My Night is Booked
Wednesday, May 25th
5 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

Our May selection is Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.

About the book:

Here is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Once in a great while, a book comes along that changes our view of the world. This magnificent novel from the Nobel laureate and author of Never Let Me Go is “an intriguing take on how artificial intelligence might play a role in our futures ... a poignant meditation on love and loneliness” (The Associated Press).

A New York Times Bestseller; a Good Morning America Book Club Pick.

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

A Matter of Fact: A new nonfiction book club
First meeting on Wednesday, June 8th
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. Our meeting facilitator for this monthly book club will be Becky Poe.

Our first selection for our June meeting will be Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, described as an illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration, in work and in life; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see and think about the natural world.

Learn more about the book and its author

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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
Download the Libby app


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

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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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


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

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!


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. 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 Judi Boyce at the library:
(307) 367-4114
jboyce@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, May 25th at 12 noon at the Big Piney Library and 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



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

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.



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 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

Hoping to get published or have experience trying to get published? Attend our new Publishing Roundtablegroup on the second Wednesdays of the month at 6 pm.



Ongoing at the Pinedale Library

Publishing Roundtable
2nd Wednesdays of the month

6 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

Publishing Roundtable is a publishing advice group for aspiring writers to share ideas on getting published in today's market. A spin off of our Writers of the Winds program, this group will meet on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month and is for writers of any background, writing styles and experience level.

Do you have experience with trying to get published? We'd love to have you join us and share your thoughts and experiences with the industry.



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:

• 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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