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Library Book Clubs

Library Book Club

This group of readers meets once a month to explore a broad range of books.  New members are always welcome. We meet on the 4th Monday of the month.
Location: Teton County Library
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Contact:  Oona Doherty, 733-2164 ext. 135,

Senior Book Club

First Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m., at the Senior Center
A love of literature is the only qualification necessary for joining the Senior Book Club.  New members are always welcome, and books are provided for free by Friends of the Teton County Library.
For information contact or 733-2164 ext. 255
The Senior Book Club will be discussing these titles in the upcoming months…

Book Club Kits

Check-out a bag of books for your book group! Each bag contains 6-10 books and discussion questions.  Book Club Kits check out for 3 weeks at a time and are renewable if you need extra time.  We will continue to add new kits so be sure to check back.

Book Club Kits available:

“Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese
“The Dovekeepers” by Alice Hoffman
“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford
“My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult
“River of Doubt” by Candace Millard
“Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See
“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See
“What is the What” by Dave Eggers
“White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga
“A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan

Alta Library Book Kits:
“The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls
“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford
“The Sea” by John Banville
“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See
“My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult
“The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield

Great Books Monthly Discussions

Third Thursdays 6-8PM
Teton County Library

Exploring important short works and excerpts on the third Thursday of the month, both contemporary and historic, provoking discussion of timeless ideas and issues. Always lively! Everyone brings a different and interesting perspective from his or her own experience. Each session is moderated by a different facilitator in keeping with the Great Books Foundation tradition. New members are always welcome. Readings are selected from the Great Books First Series and are available for purchase at greatbooks.org. Limited copies of selected readings are available on a first-come-first serve basis. For more information contact:

Interlibrary Loan Service

If you are unable to find a particular item at the Teton County Library, we will be happy to try to borrow the material from another library. We are able to acquire materials from libraries throughout the United States. The service is available to all Teton County Library cardholders with accounts in good standing.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests may be placed through the online catalog WYLDCAT, or online at Request Material, by telephone at 307-733-2164 ext. 105, via e-mail at “tetnill AT tclib.org”, or in person at the library.

Please note the following important information for ILL requests:

For Submitting -
• Items purchased or published within six months of the request date may not be interlibrary loaned.  Please make these requests purchase suggestions for the Teton County Library for possible acquisition.
• A library card number is required to process all ILL requests.
• When requesting periodical articles, please include a full citation for the item (title of the article, author, name of publication, volume and number, month and year and page numbers). Without complete information your request cannot be processed or may be delayed.

For Fees and Arrival Date-
• General fees for requesting materials are $2.00 for books, videos and CDs. Occasionally there are additional fees that originate from the lending library. If an additional fee applies to your request, you will be contacted prior to the placing of your order.
• It usually takes seven to 10 working days for in-state requests and up to three weeks for out-of-state requests to arrive. Once the request is submitted from our library, the process is in the hands of the lending library. Occasionally, there are delays and your patience is appreciated. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding the status of your ILL request at 307-733-2164 ext. 105.

For Returning-
• Due dates for ILL materials are set by the lending library and will be marked accordingly.
• Please return ILL materials on time, so that Teton County Library can maintain borrowing privileges for all patrons. Our privileges with other libraries may be jeopardized when any ILL material is overdue.

Driving Tests

Preparing to become a new driver in the state of Wyoming? No need to worry about passing your permit exam! Below are three great study resources that contain all of the information that you will encounter on the permit exams: the WY License Guide, the WY Driver’s Handbook, and the WY Motorcycle Handbook. After you have taken a look at these guides, test your new knowledge using our 5 FREE practice tests. These practice tests are almost identical to the permit exam administered by the Wyoming Driver Services Program and will help you prepare to ace the real thing.

World Vital Records

A library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees

Health Resources

Medline Plus - Quality, up-to-date consumer health information. A service of the National Library of Medicine.

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers - Overviews of conditions, drugs, and treatments.

PubMed - A service of the US National Library of Medicine. A free public interface for the MEDLINE database. This information is not usually useful to the general public as it is written for researchers and medical professionals.

Stat!Ref - A searchable collection of Medical Reference books used by doctors and nurses. Includes clinical overviews, diagnosis aids and best medical practice in treatment.

Health Statistics: - Links to health statistics sites for Canada, the United States, and the world. A service of the University of British Columbia.

Available for check-out:

Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs
call number: 615.1 Complete
This circulating book covers classes of drugs instead of covering them individually.

Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
call number: 613 Mayo
This is an illustrated guide, written for the lay person, covering symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions which may affect members of the family of all ages.

Reference (in-library use only):

Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR)
call number:  REF 615.1 Physicians
Contains information about drugs and their side effects, drug interactions, when they should not be used and what patients should be told about them.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
call number: REF 616.075
This is one of the most widely used medical references for medical professionals. Entries are arranged by systems of the body.

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
call number: REF 616.89 Gale
These encyclopedic set coverage general, accessible descriptions of a wide range of mental health topics and included references for further study.

From The Back of the stacks

Mango Languages

requires library card number and PIN.

Mango is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language! Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

Rocket Languages

Learn a Language with Rocket Languages. Rocket Languages offers 11 different foreign language courses.

Summer Family Literacy Passport

What: A summer passport featuring 11 Free family adventures around Jackson

Where: Pick up at Teton County Library or Teton Literacy Center

Prize: Rafting trip voucher from Mad River Float Trips

Teton County Library, in collaboration with Teton Literacy Center and Systems of Education, is distributing 100 Summer Family Literacy Passports. Passports feature adventures designed to keep children reading, writing, learning and creating experiences during summer months with low-cost or free family activities throughout the valley.

Passports can be picked up at Teton County Library or Teton Literacy Center.  Families are encouraged to complete all 11 adventures and turn the passport back in to Teton County Library or Teton Literacy Center by August 12th to win a rafting trip voucher from Mad River Boat Trips!

Get your passport today!

For more information, call or stop by the Library Youth Services Desk.

Gaming Technology in Your Library

Given the library’s mission to provide open and equal access to information, literature and ideas, we have developed this page to offer various viewpoints on both the merits and concerns of gaming. Print resources, weblinks and video clips are included. We hope you will visit this page to learn more about gaming, as well as to find resources for how adults, parents and educators can provide guidance to children and youth in their lives in navigating gaming and technology.

Websites

Common Sense Media: http://commonsensemedia.org
This site has reviews for games and other media, age suggestions, research, tools for parents, and more. Their mission statement is as follows: “Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our nation’s children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.“

Entertainment Software Rating Board http://esrb.org
The Entertainment Software Rating Board has ratings for games, and a link to education for parents on research related to gaming. Parents can also find tools and information on navigating the world of emerging technology. 

Web Articles & Books

Pew Research Center Publications: Teens, Video Games and Civics (2008) http://pewresearch.org/pubs/953/
This survey provides the first nationally representative study of teen video game play and of teen video gaming and civic engagement. The survey looks at which teens are playing games, the games and equipment they are using, the social context of their play, and the role of parents and parental monitoring. Though arguments have been made about the civic potential of video gaming, this is the first large-scale study to examine the relationship between specific gaming experiences and teens’ civic activities and commitments.

New Iowa State Research Considers Prosocial, Antisocial and Other Effects of Video Games (2012)  http://archive.news.iastate.edu/news/2012/may/prosocialgames
New studies by Iowa State University psychology researchers Craig Anderson and Douglas Gentile have found further evidence that youth who play prosocial video games—games in which characters help others in nonviolent ways—can increase helpful and decrease hurtful behavior. “Video games are wonderful teachers and motivators, but content matters,“ Anderson said.

The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games (2011) by Scott Steinberg
http://parentsguidebooks.com
A free downloadable book which contains tips and tools for parents to deal with video games as a part of their childrens’ lives.

Video

Aspen Ideas 2012: Games: Where Intelligence is Valued

 

Some Youth Addicted to Video Games (research by Dr. Douglas Gentile, Iowa State University)

 

Books in the Library Collection

Some of these aren’t focused exclusively on gaming, but the impact of media (including gaming) on youth.

  • Imagination and Play in the Electronic Age (2005),
    by Dorothy G. Singer
    306.481 Singer
    Television, video games, and computers are easily accessible to twenty-first-century children, but what impact do they have on creativity and imagination? In this book, two wise and long-admired observers of children’s make-believe look at the cognitive and moral potential—and concern—created by electronic media.
  • Got Game : How a New Generation of Gamers is Reshaping Business Forever (2004),
    by John C. Beck
    794.8 Beck
    Beck and Wade, consultants on the digital revolution and information strategy, reveal the impact that the “gamer generation” will have on the future of business. Drawing on a large-scale survey and hundreds of interviews, they argue that gaming is effective training for critical business skills, and that it has created a generation of employees with risk taking, multitasking, and leadership capabilities. The authors explain how managers can bridge the generation gap and unleash gamers’ hidden potential in the workplace.

Newspaper Holdings

  • Teton County Library
  • 125 Virginian Lane at Snow King
  • 307-733-2164 option 1
  • Email
  • Microfilm holdings
  • JH Courier 9/1911-1/1961
  • JH Guide 7/1952-11-2002
  • JH News 4/1970-11/2002
  • JH News & Guide 11/2002-7/2009
  • These are browse-able, but not searchable by keyword, title, author, subject, etc.  Library patrons can look through as much of the microfilm collection as they like, as long as no one is waiting.  Copies of Microfilm content cost .15 a page, scanned files are free.  If a patron cannot come in, library staff will look through up to 4 issues on microfilm for patrons.  Searching:  Information desk staff can help patrons search up to 12 weeks back in the JH News&Guide through our login for the e-edition.
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  • Print holdings
  • JH News & Guide, 6 months to 1 year old, depending on when the most recent microfilm arrives
  • Jackson Hole Daily, several months
  • Ask for access options to regional, national and international news articles through database subscriptions and/or interlibrary loan.

  • Wyoming Newspaper Project
  • Provided by the Wyoming State Library
  • www.wyonewspapers.org
  • Digital access to the Jackson’s Hole Courier from April 1914 December 1922.  These issues are downloadable, printable and searchable. The site is a work in progress, but will eventually provide access to all Wyoming newspapers printed between 1849 and 1922. Ask for search assistance at Teton County Library.

  • Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
  • Historical Society Research Center: 105 Mercill
  • www.jacksonholehistory.org
  • Phone: 307-733-9605
  • Email:
  • Research available by appointment only
  • Vertical files searchable by subject (individuals, places and events), some with newspaper clippings
  • Microfilm holdings
  • JH Guide 7/1952-11-2002
  • JH Courier 9/1911-1/1961
  • JH News 4/1970-11/2002
  • JH News & Guide 11/2002-present
  • Print archives of various papers in storage, accessible by appointment only.
  • Jackson Hole News and Guide
  • 1225 Maple Way
  • www.jhnewsandguide.com
  • 307-733-2047
  • Online, searchable archive of the most current 12 weeks of the JH News & Guide available at http://newsandguide.pressmart.com/.  Access free for print and e-edition subscribers or $2.00 for one week of access.  Online, searchable archive for local stories in the last several years of the JH Daily (and select JH News& Guide articles) available at http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/. GtNews, then News Archive. Print JH News & Guide back to 1 year of current date available for sale ($1.00) Tear sheets (printed, individual pages of the paper) available for current week plus 5 past weeks (free). Print archives in bound books available for in-house public use and copying.  JH News and Guide staff can facilitate a search on behalf of the public for $20 an hour, minimum charge of 1 hour.
  • JH News
  • JH News&Guide
  • Several years of the JH Guide
  • Photo reprints from recent issues available for a fee at http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/ GtNews, then PhotoGallery. Fees vary based on photo size. 
  • Planet Jackson Hole JH Weekly
  • 567 W. Broadway, Box 3249 Jackson, WY 83001
  • http://www.planetjh.com
  • 307-732-0299
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ stocks and more…

    Consumer Reports Online

    Product reviews and Ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports (listed at the bottom of EBSCO).

    Renew Your Library Materials

    You can access your Library account information, including renewing library materials, with your library card number and password.

    Click Here to view the screencast of how to renew your library materials

    Book Soup

    New members are always welcome!

    Jan. 30 “Eventide” by Kent Haruf