Research Questions

Where does the phrase “dog days of summer” come from? 

Research Desk

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Research service is available during library open hours.

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Current trivia question:

Trivia Q. What local snow sport figure who is no stranger to ups and downs is to be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame this month?

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Answer: Kit DesLauriers, Jackson Hole resident, is a member of the Class of 2019 being inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Kit earned two consecutive World Freeskiing Women’s Champion titles and has pioneered first female ski descents on Mt. Everest, Aconcagua, Antarctica’s Vinson Massif and New Zealand’s Mt. Aspiring. Plus she’s made several first ski descents of the US Arctic’s highest peaks.

Kit has been a member of The North Face Global Athlete Team since 2005. National Geographic named her Adventurer of the Year and Outside Magazine named her one of the women who has made the biggest impact on our world.

Check out her book, Higher Love, which is also available as a book club kit, so your book club can have a great discussion about an inspiring contemporary figure.

Research Questions

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Looking for a local news article from 1984 to help solve a family mystery? Trying to make an informed choice for your next mattress? Need a stack of books pulled to help you put together an anti-inflammatory diet? We’re on it! The research team can help you find trustworthy resources to answer life’s burning questions. Email us at

School Projects

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Your history teacher just assigned you a research project that’s worth a third of your grade.  Don’t panic!  The research team can steer you toward reliable resources that will support your thesis and help you ace the assignment. Appointments available for one-on-one or group help.

Teachers! Bring your students to the library for a tour of the collection and some pointers on how to do research using library databases. 

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