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Free Tax Preparation: In-Person & Drop Off

February 04, 2015
Location: Ordway Auditorium

In-Person:
Every Wednesday,February 4 through April 8, 2015, 4-7 p.m.
Get your 2014 Federal Income Tax return prepared by IRS certified volunteers. This free service covers federal income taxes (including self-employment income), tax credit eligibility and electronic filing. Please arrive early as service is first come, first served.

Drop Off:
Schedule a short appointment to drop off returns. Call 733-2164 ext. 333.

Para asistencia en espanol:
Contacte al Centro de Recursos para Latinos 734-0333. www.tclib.org/impuesto.

For a list of required paperwork, go to: Wyoming Free Tax Service.
Our program is available to most community members.  If you are an employee, student, senior, or low- or middle-income resident, we would like to help prepare your tax return. Restrictions may apply.

Free Tax Preparation available in Alpine by appointment: 307-654-7323

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Learn More About Our Addition & Renovation

August 11, 2010
Location:

Have a Question About the Library Addition and Renovation?

Check out these opportunities to learn more about the library’s project on the August 17 SPET (Specific Purpose Excise Tax) ballot:

Check out the library’s website: http://www.tclib.org/addition anytime. Lots of info and short videos highlighting the library renovation and addition. See frequently asked questions about how the SPET works.

Stop by the library: See the library 3-D architectural model and plans booklet, material samples and other project information. Also check out the lobby SPET display about all 11 projects and the ballot with frequently asked questions about the SPET, absentee voting and polling locations.

Ask Us!: Feel free to ask us about our project or the Specific Purpose Excise Tax; we’d be delighted to answer your questions. 

Contact: Deb Adams, Library Director, 733-2164 ext. 128.

Library Friday Nights For Teens

Location: Library Main Room

6-8 p.m.
Grades 6 to 12. The library hosts teen gaming in a safe and social environment, emphasizing team play and civility. Bring your mad skillz for Call of Duty II.  Location: Library Main Room. Free. Teen Program Coordinator, Steve Whisenand, 733-2164 ext. 247, . In Spanish & English.

Alta Thursday Storytime

Location: Alta Branch Library

imageAges 2 to 5. Every Thursday from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to join the Alta Branch Library for interactive stories, songs, arts and crafts. Location: Alta Branch Library, 50 Alta School Road, Alta, WY 83414. Free. 307-353-2505, .

Alta Library Book Club: One World, Many Stories

Location: Alta Branch Library

Meet the third Thursday of each month to discuss books exploring the myriad of cultures within the U.S. and around the world. New participants always welcome; no sign-up required. Members take turns bringing snacks. Location: Alta Branch Library, 50 Alta School Road, Alta, Wyoming. Free. 307-353-2505, .

Design Thinking Workshops

November 12, 2014
Location: Teen Wing

4:30 to 6 p.m.
For students in grades 6 through 12.

Participants may attend as many of the workshops as they are interested in, need no particular background or experience and do not need to register to participate.

WED, JANUARY 14
Digital Fabrication: Tools and Techniques

3D printers, laser cutters, and milling machines! Technology is becoming accessible to everyone, including you. Learn about where and how to use this equipment.


WED, FEBRUARY 11
Installation: Pragmatics and Possibilities

The JHHS FabLab developed a project for the library’s Teen Wing, improving the space for everyone. Learn about their process and final product, and make your own design.

Building STEAM at Teton County Library
Design Thinking Workshops, facilitated by Jackson Hole Public Art (JHPA) Artist-in-Residence Bland Hoke, are the public component of Building STEAM, a collaboration between JHPA, pARTners and the Teton County School District. These workshops run parallel to Building STEAM’s first project, an installation in the Teen Wing of the library.

image“Design thinking,” explains Hoke, “is a problem-solving process that can be applied to many different situations or issues. It blends creativity with methods to dig deep into a problem space and uncover innovative solutions.”

With Building STEAM, Hoke, a native-Jacksonite and graduate of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design in the School of Design Strategies program at Parsons in New York City, has developed a curriculum for students in Jackson Hole High School’s Digital Fabrication Lab (FabLab), as well as associated projects that provide practical experience through the lens of public art. Students participate in the entire design process, from defining a problem, empathizing with users, ideating solutions and prototyping their ideas to delivering a final project.

imageThe Building STEAM project for Teton County Library is funded by the Teton County Library Foundation with support from: Walton Donor advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, a Center of Wonder C3 grant, Peter and Susan Ordway, and the Newton Family Foundation. Project administration provided by Jackson Hole Public Art.

Past Workshops

WED, NOVEMBER 12
Design Thinking: Core Concepts
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What is design thinking and what can it do for you? Learn about the JHHS FabLab and participate in developing your own designs.

WED, DECEMBER 10
Prototyping Process: Thinking Through Making

Prototyping ideas is a fun way to communicate concepts and designs. Experiment with techniques to test your ideas.

Missoula Children’s Theatre ‘Rapunzel’: Two Performances Jan. 31

January 20, 2015
Location: Multiple locations, please see listing.

Tuesday, Jan. 20: Free Book Giveaway at Teton County Library beginning at 10 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 26 Auditions at Jackson Hole High School Auditorium, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 31 Jackson Hole High School Auditorium, Two performances: 2:30 & 5 p.m.

All events are for kids Grades K to 8. Cost: Free.

Would it surprise you to know that the story of Rapunzel happened in France?

Well, it didn’t really, but the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s version takes you on a frivolous frolic through the French countryside full of ogres, pixies, unicorns and even the Billy Goats Gruff.

Audition!
Those auditioning should arrive at JH High School Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Jan. 26 and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

The roles to be cast include Rapunzel, the Princes, Madame Gothel, Rapunzel’s Parents, the Wood Elves, Ears of Corn and a Potato, Unicorns, Pixies, Gremlins, Billy Goats Gruff, a Troll, Three Bears, a Beaver, Ogres and Mushrooms. All students, grades K-8, are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production. There will be a limited number of parts selected, dependent on costume sizes, speaking and singing roles, and other factors.

Be entertained!
Rapunzel will be presented in two performances on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2:30 and again at 5 p.m. at JH High School Auditorium. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Jackson is brought to you with support from the Teton County Library Foundation and organizer Sharon Brazil.image

Free books!
To prime potential performers, Teton County Library will also be giving away a small number of Rapunzel picture books featuring elegant illustrations by Sarah Gibb on Tuesday, Jan. 20 beginning at 10 a.m. Books will be available while supplies last.

For more information, call the library’s Youth Program Coordinator, Beth Holmes at 733-2164 ext. 118.
Frequently asked questions about auditions can also be found at http://mctinc.org/The_Tour/Q_and_A_for_Parents.

Friends Home Page

Friends Book Nook Sales!
Own a Stieg Larsson?  Own a Wally Lamb?  Own an F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Visit the Friends Book Nook and purchase a work by your favorite author!

The Friends Book Nook, The Teton County Library Friends’ ongoing book sale is located in the lobby of the Library.

The Friends Book Nook offers a wide variety of gently used books for sale. Enjoy a cup of coffee with a Book Nook volunteer as you browse the shelves for your favorite titles. Offerings span from fiction, biography, cookbooks and sports to politics and books for children and young adults. Spanish books are also available. Visit the Volunteer Picks shelf to see what neighbors are reading.

BOOK NOOK HOURS
Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Book Donations can be made at the Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane during regular library hours. Volunteers in the Friends Book Nook or staff at the library Main Desk can assist you with your book donations.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the Friends Book Nook. Please contact Community Programs Coordinator, Lokey Lytjen, 733-2164 ext. 255 or .