Election 2014: Inform Your Vote
November 04, 2014
Hear Directly from Teton County Candidates
Watch and listen to recordings of candidate forums presented by the Library, League of Women Voters and Jackson Hole News&Guide. You vote Nov. 4, 2014.
Teton County Library has compiled a non-partisan list of resources to assist voters in researching local and statewide candidates and issues before casting their ballots in the upcoming primary and general election.
Where do I vote?
Check the Teton County Clerk’s polling site for your assigned voting location.
Local Voter Registration
For State and National Election Information:
Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build political power for young people in our country. This website focuses on using technology and grassroots efforts to register younger citizens to vote.
The mission of “Voto Latino” is to mobilize young Latinos to vote. This website provides information on issues that especially concern Latino voters such as unemployment, immigration and poverty.
Elections in the News
Jackson Hole News & Guide
Teton County Elections: Provides a list of all candidates including party affiliations and contact information. This site also provides information on polling locations, voter registration, and absentee voting.
Wyoming Constitution Party: http://wyomingconstitutionparty.com/
Wyoming Libertarian Party: http://www.wyominglp.org/
Wyoming Green Party: http://www.wyominglp.org/
Wyoming Tea Party: http://www.teapartypatriots.org
Teton County Library Election Information
- Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren’t Fair (and What We Can Do About It) by William Poundstone (Teton County Library Call No: 324.973 Poundstone) Publisher’s Weekly: “Behind the standard one man-one vote formula lies a labyrinth of bizarre dysfunction, according to this engaging study of the science of voting. America’s system is the least sensible way to vote, argues Poundstone (Fortune’s Formula), prone to vote-splitting fiascoes like the 2000 election. Unfortunately, according to the author, a famous impossibility theorem states that no voting procedure can accurately gauge the will of the people without failures and paradoxes. (More optimistically, Poundstone contends that important problems are solved by range voting, in which voters score each candidate independently on a 1–10 scale.) Poundstone provides a lucid survey of electoral systems and their eccentric proponents, studded with colorful stories of election skullduggery by campaign consultants, whom he likens to terrorists… exploiting the mathematical vulnerabilities of voting itself. His lively, accessible mix of high theory and low politics merits a thumbs-up”
- Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women by Rebecca Traister (Teton County Library Call No: 324.973 Traister R) Library Journal: “Traister here reflects on women’s impact on the political process in 2008, the candidates, the media’s sometimes sexist attention to Clinton and Palin, and voters’ reactions to the candidates and campaigns. She looks at the complicated roles some candidates’ spouses played and the media’s challenge covering the possibility that we’d have an African American or a female President. Traister names several male correspondents who, in her view, displayed a significant level of sexist reporting and praises sound, professional coverage by numerous female correspondents. She quotes extensively from online media to support her views, thus providing broader perspective. VERDICT This will appeal to readers interested in the 2008 elections, women in politics, or media coverage of politics.”
- Campaigns: A Century of Presidential Races, From the Photo Archives of the New York Times by Alan Brinkley and Ted Widmer (Teton County Library Call No: 324.973 Brinkley) These two fine photographic collections feature different aspects of the quadrennial race for the presidency and the victors of each election. Campaigns includes more than 350 mostly black-and-white photos from the archives of the New York Times, beginning with William McKinley’s 1900 victory. Distinguished historian Brinkley offers an excellent introduction on the evolution of modern campaigning, while provides an overview of the elections themselves. The photographs are accompanied by a front-page facsimile of the issue of the Times announcing the winner, which is fully transcribed.
- Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama McCain by Jim Lehrer (Teton County Library Call No: 324.73 Lehrer J) Presents an analysis of political debates from the last two decades through the preparations, executions, and mistakes of recent moderators and participants, offering insight into specific high-profile events and decisions.
Databases and e-content:
- connect now This is one-stop source for information on today’s most important social issues. Issues and Controversies: This database helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues and Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. This database is great for research papers and debate prep.
- Facts on File specialize in a number of key subject areas, such as history, science, literature, geography, health, and more.
In November: Pay Overdue Fines by Donating Food
November 01, 2014
How It Works!
Through November, library cardholders may clear overdue library fines by bringing non-perishable food items to the library to be donated to the Jackson Cupboard. *The amnesty program applies only to late fines and does not include fees for lost or damaged library materials or other library fees.
Food donations may include sealed, store-purchased jars, cans or pastas. The Jackson Cupboard, located on the campus of St. John’s Episcopal Church, provides essential and nutritious food for community members in need. The Library has been partnering with St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Cupboard since 2013 to offer free, nutritious snacks daily to children at the library after school and during the summer.
For information, contact: Adult Services Manager Adam Van Sickle, 307-733-2164 ext. 257, .
Learn More About Our Addition & Renovation
August 11, 2010
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
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 Wednesday Storytime
Location: Alta Branch Library
Ages 2 to 5. Every Wednesday 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, .
Day of the Dead Celebration
November 02, 2014
Location: Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 201 S. Jackson Street
For more info, contact Latino Resource Center, 734-0333
Presented by Latino Resource Center and Teton County Library & Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.
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.
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 .