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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Free Tax Preparation at Teton County Library
Available by appointment on select days and times*

Due to a shortage of volunteers, the Sublette County Libraries are unable to offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation this year. However, Sublette County residents who qualify are encouraged to use free tax preparation services at the Teton County Library, located at 125 Virginian Lane in Jackson, WY. Document drop off and tax preparation by appointment will be available at the Teton County Library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from January 31st through April 8th, 2023.

* Appointments on Tuesdays in February are available to Sublette County residents who prefer same day drop off and pick up. Mention that you are a Sublette County resident when making your appointment.

If you qualify for free tax preparation, you may make an appointment to drop off your documents at Teton County Library and gather them when you have been notified that your completed tax return is ready for pick up. If you do not have an appointment, the service will be available first-come, first serve basis. Please note the following qualifying income guidelines and additional 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
5 persons: less than $111,000

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

Not available for:
• Very complex returns
• Rentals
• Farming/Agriculture
• Depreciation
• Foreign income
• Bitcoin sales

How to Utilize Drop Off & Pick Up Tax Preparation Service at Teton County Library
1. Pick up an Instructions & Intake Packet from Pinedale or Big Piney libraries starting Monday, January 23rd.
2. The phone number and contact info for scheduling an appointment are in the Instructions & Intake Packet. You must complete the paperwork in the packet before you arrive at your appointment.

View the appointment schedule for services in your Information & Intake Packet available at the Pinedale and Big Piney libraries, or below:

View VITA appointment schedule for service at Teton County Library

3. Bring your photo ID and Intake Packet with your documents to the Teton County Library at your appointment time. An IRS certified VITA Intake Volunteer will collect your documents and contact info. An IRS certified VITA Tax Preparer will complete your tax return. You will receive a phone call when your tax return is complete or if
there are questions.
4. Pick up your documents at the Teton County Library and sign your completed return.

What documents 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

Instructions & Intake Packets with complete info and the number to call for your appointment are now available for pickup at the Pinedale and Big Piney libraries.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Burns Night
Saturday, January 28th
5:45 pm until 8:30 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Now is the Day
and Now is the Hour...
for Burn's Night
at the Library!

On Saturday night, January 28th we're hosting Burns Night, a celebration of Scottish 1700s poet Robert Burns, widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. We'll gather in the Lovatt Room with our Mistress of Ceremonies Joni Mack and enjoy:

Music by Talli Manning
Toast by Madeleine Murdock
Toast to the Lassies by Stephen Lottridge
Grace by Jeff Forsdick
Recitals by Jocelyn Moore, Larry Phillips, + more

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.)

This event is free and best suited for those of legal drinking age. Bring a Scottish dish to share.

Learn more about Robert Burns

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Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Winter Reading Challenge
Now through February 1st
The Pinedale Library

We have a Winter Reading Challenge for you! Grab a challenge sheet on your next visit to the Pinedale Library's front desk and get cozy reading and completing activities for chances to win.

How it works:
Complete and check off as many of the challenges as possible between now and February 1st. Every challenge checked off earns one entry into the challenge raffle so the more entries, the more chances to win! The winner receives a curated reader gift basket filled with winter goodies, a library mug, and one book of their choice.

Your challenge entry sheet must be turned back in to the library’s front desk by Feb. 1st. The winner will be announced on Feb. 5th. Good Luck and Happy Reading!


Film & Discussion: Tribal Waters
with Wes Martel, Eastern Shoshone tribal elder and Colleen Friday, Northern Arapaho Tribal Member
Thursday, February 2nd
6 pm
The Pinedale Library Lovatt Room

Join us for a showing of the powerful film Tribal Waters, which tells the story of how diverting water on the Wind River Indian Reservation has negatively affected the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho people for over a century.

Watch the trailer

After the film, Eastern Shoshone Tribal Member Wes Martel and Northern Arapaho Tribal Member Colleen Friday, both with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, will answer questions and talk about their work to address the social, ecological, and environmental issues along the Big Wind River and create positive change for all Wyomingites.

This 50-minute documentary by Teton Gravity Research Films, in association with Patagonia, describes the film as follows: The Shoshone people have lived on the eastern slope of Wyoming’s Wind River Range for more than 10,000 years. The Wind River, which flows through their homeland, has deep meaning for them and the Northern Arapaho, the tribe they now share this land with. The water is crucial to their way of life, history, and customs. After hundreds of years of witnessing their waters, lands, and culture come under constant attack, there is hope that an outdoor-based, sustainable diversified economy could flourish here.

There will be beverages and snacks.

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Learn more about the Greater Yellowstone Coalition


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Stamped Heart Bags
Wednesday, February 8th
12 - 2 pm
Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

Create a beautiful ombre stamped hearts bag during this adult craft workshop, perfect for toting library books or as a Valentine's Day gift. The workshop is free and all supplies are provided. Class is limited to 7 participants.

Register by emailing Alise at awatson@sublettecountylibrary.org


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Chef's Choice Book Club
Meeting on 3rd Wednesdays of the month: Wednesday, February 15th
6 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

Chef's Choice is a new nonfiction book club for food lovers! Each month we will read the memoir of an acclaimed chef and we will taste a signature recipe from their book at the book club meeting.

Our second book is The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty.

Book description:

Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine.

From the tobacco and rice farms of colonial times to plantation kitchens and backbreaking cotton fields, Twitty tells his family story through the foods that enabled his ancestors’ survival across three centuries. He sifts through stories, recipes, genetic tests, and historical documents, and travels from Civil War battlefields in Virginia to synagogues in Alabama to Black-owned organic farms in Georgia.

As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the Southern past. Along the way, he reveals a truth that is more than skin deep—the power that food has to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together.

2018 James Beard Foundation Book of the Year | 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner in Writing | Nominee for the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction

Learn more about the author

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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. This book club will meet on 2nd Wednesdays of the month at 6 pm in the library's Western Americana Room.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Book Club: My Night is Booked
Wednesday, February 22nd
5 pm
The Pinedale Library Western Americana Room

Our February selection is Cackle by Rachel Harrison.

About the book:

All her life, Annie has played it nice and safe. After being unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Annie seeks a fresh start. She accepts a teaching position that moves her from Manhattan to a small village upstate. She’s stunned by how perfect and picturesque the town is. The people are all friendly and warm. Her new apartment is dreamy too, minus the oddly persistent spider infestation.

Then Annie meets Sophie. Beautiful, charming, magnetic Sophie, who takes a special interest in Annie, who wants to be her friend. More importantly, she wants Annie to stop apologizing and start living for herself. That’s how Sophie lives. Annie can’t help but gravitate toward the self-possessed Sophie, wanting to spend more and more time with her, despite the fact that the rest of the townsfolk seem…a little afraid of her. And like, okay. There are some things. Sophie’s appearance is uncanny and ageless, her mansion in the middle of the woods feels a little unearthly, and she does seem to wield a certain power…but she couldn’t be…could she?

Learn more about the book and 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.

Follow this book club event on Facebook

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.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Seeking Fluent Foreign Language Speakers
The Pinedale Library

Attention fluent foreign language speakers!

In collaboration with Sublette BOCES, we are beginning a new cultural appreciation program called Bite-Sized Language, where students will enjoy beverages and bites of another region while learning the basic language phrases.

If you are a fluent or native speaker of another language and would like to share your language with others, please contact Alise at the library: awatson@sublettecountylibrary.org or (307) 367-4114.

Speakers will be compensated.


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Library Policy Manual available for public review until February 28th

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 on Tuesday, February 28th at 12 pm in the Pinedale Library Board Room.

View the draft Policy Manual (PDF)


Coming up at the Pinedale Library

Study Booth for private meetings, teleconferencing
Available for reservations

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.

Reserve the Study Booth using our online reservation system.

Learn about our other meeting rooms

Reserve now


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

The Pinedale Library has a Roku® Stick Kit for use at home. 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 Libraries offers the Roku Stick Kit for loan as an extension of the Libraries’ 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 of $65.00.

Borrowers may not download or delete any titles, accounts, or content from the Roku. The Sublette County Libraries' Roku Stick Kit is pre-associated with select accounts and content, in accordance with the Library’s collection policies. The Libraries are 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 Libraries are 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 Roku Stick Kit

Call the Pinedale 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

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

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.








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 meeting is:

Tuesday, February 28th 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
2nd and 4th Friday of the month
[New days]

The Pinedale Library offers on-site service to the Sublette Center, Aspen Grove Apartments, and Rendezvous Pointe every second and fourth Friday of the month..

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 Alise Watson at the Pinedale Library 307-367-4114 or email her at awatson@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

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 Alise Watson and is for anyone who loves to write and wants encouragement and feedback—all backgrounds, writing styles and levels of experience are welcome. Bring a pen and paper or a laptop for writing exercises.

View a flyer



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:

1. 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

2. Email Pinedale Library: circulation@sublettecountylibrary.org

3. 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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