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Lickety Split Ice Cream Contest
Thursday, September 20th
Drop off entries 5:45 - 5:55 pm
Judging begins at 6 pm
The Lovatt Room kitchen foyer

I scream, you scream! Who makes the best homemade ice cream or ice cream based dessert in the area? Let's find out on Thursday, September 20th. Bring your best creation to the kitchen area outside the Lovatt Room between 5:45 pm and 5:55 pm. Judging will begin at 6 pm!

There are four different categories in this contest:

- 18 and under: Homemade Ice Cream
- 18 and under: Ice Cream Dessert
- Adult: Homemade Ice Cream
- Adult: Ice Cream Dessert

The ice cream entered into the Homemade Ice Cream category must be made from scratch with real ingredients (eggs, cream, etc.) — no mixes or premade packets.

The Ice Cream Dessert category can have any store-bought ingredients, including the ice cream.

Everyone gets to taste and vote, and prizes will be awarded based on the crowd favorites! Participants should bring their recipe as part of the entry. Ice cream should be delivered between 5:45 pm - 5:55 pm, and tasting/judging will begin at 6 pm in the kitchen foyer outside the Lovatt Room. We do not have the freezer space to store items dropped off earlier.

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Pam Fetzner Soulful Paint Brush Art Reception
Friday, September 21st
5 - 6:30 pm
The Pinedale Library gallery space

Currently on display in the library's gallery space is artwork by Soulful Paint Brush artist Pam Fetzner. There will be an art reception on Friday, September 21st from 5 pm until 6:30 pm. Pam will be on hand to talk about her artwork.

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Film Screening: Glaciers of the Winds
Wednesday, September 26th
7 pm
The Lovatt Room

See the brand new Wyoming PBS film Glaciers of the Winds, a look at the science, exploration and retreat of the glaciers of the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. After the film there will be a panel discussion and refreshments.

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UW Saturday University
Thursday, September 27th
6 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm for a free, light dinner and snacks)
The Lovatt Room

It's Saturday University... on a Thursday! Enjoy three intriguing lectures delivered by professors from the University of Wyoming, brought to you by Sublette BOCES Pinedale, the Wyoming Humanities Council, and the University of Wyoming Office of Engagement and Outreach. Doors open at 5:30 pm for a free, light meal and drinks provided by Sublette BOCES.

For the September 27th event, talks lean toward history. Dr. Kent Drummond (from Business and Marketing) will bring a marketer’s perspective to explaining how the Wizard of Oz became and remains so popular. Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood, one of U.W.’s more entertaining professors, is an Entomologist who teaches Philosophy. He will be presenting a talk on how swarms of locusts disappeared due to an incredible accident — teaching us more about how we interact with the natural world. Finally, Dr. Susan Aronstein from the English Department will about give a talk on the myths and tourism that surround England’s King Arthur.

Here are the evening's lecture topics is more detail:

Keeping the Story Going: The Land of Oz and the Power of Performance
Dr. Kent Drummond, Associate Dean of Business and Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Wyoming

Over a century after L. Frank Baum created the Land of Oz, the Oz stories and their characters live on. But how? And why? The answers come not only from the book's engaging characters, but also from Baum's almost constant promotion of them. He kept Oz before the public in plays, musicals, slide shows and film—producing many powerful performances as well as flops. These productions came not only from his creative drive, but also from a keen approach to marketing Oz. Kent Drummond will bring a marketer’s perspective to explain how Oz continues its current popularity.

The Rocky Mountain Locust: From Magnificent Profusion to Mysterious Extinction
Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wyoming

In 1875, 3 trillion Rocky Mountain locusts formed a swarm stretching 1800 miles. Yet less than 30 years after causing such wide-spread devastation, it had disappeared. How did this locust fall from ecological triumph to extinction so rapidly? The scientific sleuthing that answered the question began with local historical accounts and obscure maps and extended to ice core analysis from Wyoming's remote glaciers. The killer lacked a motive and used the simplest of means; the extinction was an incredible accident. This fortuitous collision of humans and nature provides powerful lessons for the modern world.

Desperately Seeking King Arthur: History, Myth and Tourism
Dr. Susan Aronstein, Professor of English, University of Wyoming

King Arthur is good business. The monks at Glastonbury Abbey knew this in 1191 when they "discovered" Arthur's tomb; the Earl of Cornwall knew it in 1233 when he built Tintagel Castle on a rocky coast with no value beside its connection to a mythical king. Medieval and modern tourists want to step into Camelot's story—to draw the sword from the stone, to battle might with right, to seek the grail. Arthur belongs to the mythos that makes England a preferred destination for American tourists. This talk visits two towns, Glastonbury and Tintagel, that have blurred the lines between history and legend to offer tourists a "real" King Arthur. We will look at how their connections to Arthur have transformed their landscapes and economy, and at how they exemplify the increasing role that Heritage tourism in general plays in shaping British identity.

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Shred It!
Saturday, October 20th
12 - 4 pm
Outside the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room (on Charles St.)
Free for individuals; small fee for businesses

Do you have papers you no longer need but just don't want to throw them out? Bring them to the Pinedale Library on Saturday, October 20th from 12 pm until 4 pm. We will have a shred truck on hand outside the Lovatt Room on Charles St. for your convenience. There is no charge for individuals however businesses will be charged a small fee based on volume. Contact Judi for more info: (307) 367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.

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Bring the family and decorate a pumpkin during our No Carve Pumpkin Decorating event also occurring from 1 - 3 pm. See below for details.

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No Carve Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, October 20th
1 - 3 pm
Outside the Lovatt Room

Children and adults are invited to decorate a free pumpkin and take it home during our annual No Carve Pumpkin Decorating event. This is a great family activity — all ages are welcome to come and express their creativity. Pumpkin decorating is a no-carve activity, so there's no worry for little ones with sharp objects or getting hurt. Pumpkins and a variety of decorating supplies are all provided free of charge. This event will be held outside the Lovatt Room on the lawn. Inclement weather will move us inside the Lovatt Room.

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Also happening from 12 pm until 4 pm outside the library: Shred It! It's an opportunity to dispose of papers you no longer need or want, see above for details.

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Writing Workshop with Katherine E. Standefer
Monday, October 22nd

5:30 - 8 pm
The Board Room

There is a great temptation to airbrush ourselves on the page, to fill in the pockmarks of our flaws — and yet this leaves us not only less trustworthy, but less interesting. In this 2.5-hour nonfiction seminar, participants will explore how the contradictions in their personalities — the gaps between dirty laundry and grace — are the most interesting space. There will be discussion on how craft choices around persona and structure can help us harness this charge, using archetype cards to write into our gorgeous, contradictory selves.

Katherine E. Standefer's debut book, Lightning Flowers, is forthcoming from Little, Brown & Co. in February 2020 and was shortlisted for the 2018 J. Anthony Lukas Works-in-Progress Prize from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. Her work appeared in The Best American Essays 2016, won the 2015 Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction, and has been included in several other anthologies. In Fall 2018, she will be a resident at Jentel Arts in Banner, Wyoming. She earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Arizona. She was Nonfiction Faculty at Virginia Quarterly Review's 2018 Writing Conference and teaches in Ashland University's Low-Residency MFA program.

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Workshop pre-reading materials available upon request

There are two reading assignments for participants to complete before this workshop. A limited number of print copies of the materials are available for pickup at the front desk while supplies last. Alternatively, you may request that the reading materials be emailed to you in PDF format:



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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

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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.

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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.

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Ongoing at the Pinedale Library
Baby and Me Story Time and Preschool Storytime
Wednesday mornings
The Story Time Room

Baby and Me (ages 0-24 months) is held every Wednesday at 10:30 am. Preschool Storytime is held every Wednesday at 11 am in the Storytime Room. Siblings are welcome.

This year we will use a text service to send reminders to Preschool Storytime and Baby & Me patrons. To learn about this free service, follow this link and choose Option B. Or simply text the message @2c8k7d to the number 81010. Contact Michelle Humber with questions, mhumber@sublettecountylibrary.org

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Library Board Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of the month

4 pm
Location alternates between Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries

Wednesday, September 26th 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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Musicians Gathering
First and third Wednesdays of the month
Beginning at 5 pm (Come when you can!)
The Library Courtyard

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. In case of bad weather, meet in the Lovatt Room. Contact Judi for more info: (307) 367-4114 or email jboyce@sublettecountylibrary.org.

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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 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.

October 10th discussion: The Fall of the House of Dixie by Bruce Levine

November 14th discussion: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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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.

Note: The October 2018 meeting will occur on October 24th.

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