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:
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.
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.
Film Screening: Glaciers of the Winds
Wednesday, September 26th
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.
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring the family and decorate a pumpkin during our No Carve Pumpkin
Decorating event also occurring from 1 - 3 pm. See
below for details.
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
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.
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
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
Learn more about author Katherine E. Standefer
Workshop pre-reading materials available
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
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.
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.
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.
Baby and Me Story Time and Preschool Storytime
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,
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The October 2018 meeting will occur on October 24th.
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