6/22/2017

All-ages Summer Reading Program underway now

Your library’s free all-ages Summer Reading Program is well underway with the theme of “Build a Better World.” Already 102 children, 10 teens and 14 adults are participating. Even if you’re gone for part of the summer, we hope you’ll sign up to be eligible for incentives and great prizes.

For the youngest children (0-4 years), the grand prize is a basket full of books and learning games to promote early literacy. For children K-6th grade, the prize is a bike and helmet from Pagosa Mountain Sports. For teens it is a gift certificate from Pagosa Outside good for rafting, tubing, or biking any time through next July. The adult grand prize is a $100 gift card.

The Summer Reading Program includes special activities for all ages.  Stop by the front desk to register and pick up your Bingo sheet. Watch for news of activities this summer in this Library News column.

Mark your calendars for the closing celebration party Friday, July 28 from 4:30-6 p.m. when those prizes will be presented – along with a chance to win the grand prize if you are in attendance – and everyone will enjoy live music, crafts and snacks.  

Activities calendars available

To be sure you don’t miss any of the free Summer Reading Program activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids, tweens/teens and adults.

Book fair

Mark your calendars for this summer’s Friends of the Library book fair at the Centerpoint Church near Walmart – Friday, August 11 at 5 p.m. for the Friends’ potluck, annual meeting and advance book sale, and Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for the public sale.

Steampunk crafts today

Today (Thursday, June 22), back by popular demand, is another free teen program called steampunk crafts from 4-5:30 p.m. for fifth-12th graders.  We’ll make jewelry, ornaments and knickknacks out of keys, gears, coins and other odds and ends.

Summer Reading Club for kids today

Every Thursday in June we’re hosting different free fun events from 10:30 a.m. – noon for kids.  Today (June 22) you’ll learn about construction by building a cardboard house.  June 29 you’ll help in the outside garden.

All-ages recycled crafts tomorrow

Join us tomorrow (Friday, June 23) from 2-3:30 p.m. for a free fun crafts event when we will make new crafts from old magazines, bottles and other recyclables.

Senior Book Club tomorrow

This free book lovers group meets on the fourth Friday of every month from 10:30 a.m. – noon. Tomorrow (Friday, June 23) they will discuss “One Second After” by William Forstchen. For more information, contact Marilyn Stroud at Bakestroud@aol.com.

Tween gaming

By popular request, we’ll host a free gaming session just for tweens from 4-5 p.m. next Monday, June 26.  Fourth-eighth graders can enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.

Teen gaming

Free teen gaming happens every Tuesday from 4–5:30 p.m. for teens in the 7th-12th grades.  Enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.

Book art for teens

Fifth-12th graders are invited to a free book art session next Wednesday, June 28 from 4-5 p.m. when teens will make fun new decorations from old books.

Teen role-playing

The free role-playing game for 7th-12th graders takes place next Thursday, June 29 from 4-5:30 p.m.  Use your imagination to go on adventures and battle monsters.  You can join this group any time.

Tech sessions

Drop in with your basic technology questions for free help on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.

Adult learning

Our free PALS (Pagosa Adult Learning Services) program is cutting back to one day a week for the summer.  Stop by on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. to let Mark help you with high school equivalency, college prep, financial aid, tutoring and more.  In previous years such adult learning was on vacation for the summer, so we are very pleased to have money in the budget to keep it going one day a week for June, July and August.  When school starts in the fall, we’ll expand the PALS hours.

Kids storytime

Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., join us for free great stories, fun songs and plenty of reasons to get up and move.  This is an excellent way for kids of all ages to have fun while building the skills they need to become independent readers.

Baby storytime

Every Saturday from 9:05 to 9:25 a.m., join us for a free short session of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.

Toddler storytime     

Every Saturday from 9:30–10 a.m., join us for 30 minutes of free stories, songs and fingerplays with open play afterwards.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.

How-to and self-help

“Undoctored” by Dr. William Davis helps you escape poor dietary recommendations, unnecessary medications and unwarranted procedures.  “On Edge” by Andrea Petersen explores anxiety disorders and how to manage them.  “The Official SAT Study Guide/2018 edition” by College Board reviews skills and question types needed for SAT success.  “Rest in Peace” by Charles Walts and Tommye White is a pre-death planning guide for yourself or a loved one.

Other nonfiction

“Climate of Hope” by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope offers an optimistic look at the challenges of climate change.  “A Speck in the Sea” by John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski is a story of survival and rescue.  “Are You Anybody?” by Jeffrey Tambor  is the actor’s memoir.  “This is Just My Face” by Gabourey Sidibe is a memoir by the Oscar-nominated star of “Precious.”

DVDs

“The Shack” is a spiritual journey.  “City Slickers” stars Billy Crystal and Jack Palance.  “Beauty and the Beast” is the current Disney film.  “House” is season five.  “Beyond the Boundary” is all 12 episodes.  “O.J.: Made in America” won best documentary at this year’s Academy Awards.          

Thrillers, mysteries and suspense

“A Hiss Before Dying” by Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor is a mystery set in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  “High Stakes” by Fern Michaels is a Men of the Sisterhood mystery.  “Price of Duty” by Dale Brown follows a deadly cyberwarfare program.  “No Middle Name” by Lee Child is the complete collection of Jack Reacher short stories.  “Testimony” by Scott Turow is a legal thriller about the disappearance of an entire refugee camp.  “16th Seduction” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is a Lindsay Boxer mystery.  “Full Wolf Moon” by Lincoln Child begins with the discovery of a dead hiker.

Large print

“Say Nothing” by Brad Parks starts with a text to a father saying he does not have to pick up his children.

Other novels

“Secrets in Summer” by Nancy Thayer is set in Nantucket.  “Same Beach, Next Year” by Dorothea Benton Frank follows two couples who meet every summer. “Deadmen Walking” by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the first in a new Deadman’s Cross paranormal series.  “Against All Odds” by Danielle Steel tells of four adult children making their own choices.

CDs

“Deadmen Walking” by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the first in a new Deadman’s Cross paranormal series.  “Price of Duty” by Dale Brown follows a deadly cyberwarfare program. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins is a psychological suspense story.  “Exit Strategy” by Steve Hamilton is a Nick Mason thriller.  “Proving Ground” by Peter Blauner is a crime story.  “Saints for All Occasions” by J. Courtney Sullivan follows a large Irish Catholic family in Boston.  “The Thirst” by Jo Nesbo is a murder mystery featuring Harry Hole.

Programmed Nooks

We have nine free Nooks and three free tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Downloadable e-books

Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are being added regularly to our free 3M Cloud Library.  Access them by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website.  While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics in many genres.

Downloadable films

For your viewing pleasure, we offer IndieFlix, a free streaming movie service that gives you unlimited access to more than 7,500 award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed.  Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the library’s website.  Use “Quick Pick,” the discovery tool that lets you sample movies like you would music.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week we thank Julie Fox and our anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote

“You don’t really start getting old until you stop learning.  Every book teaches me something new or helps me see things differently.” – Bill Gates, cofounder of Microsoft, author and philanthropist.

6/15/2017

What should your child read this summer?

Do you have a plan to make sure your child has lots of reading opportunities this summer?  Several studies have documented a “summer slide” in reading skills once kids go on summer vacation.  And the loss compounds each year.

Research offers a surprisingly simple and affordable solutions:  Bring your youngsters to the library and let them choose their own books.  Even better, sign them up for the Summer Reading Program for free fun learning experiences and prizes.

In a three-year study, researchers at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville found that simply giving children access to books  – and allowing them to choose books that interested them – had a significant effect on the summer reading gap.

Children who chose their own books and those who were given activity and puzzle books were tracked for three years.  Those who could select their own books posted significantly higher test scores than the children who received books from others.  The effect was equivalent to a child attending three years of summer school.  And the difference in scores was twice as high among the poorest children in the study.

Another of the notable findings of the study was that children improved their reading scores even though they typically weren’t selecting the curriculum books or classics that teachers normally assign for summer reading.  That conclusion confirms other studies suggesting that children learn best when they are allowed to select their own books.

Bottom line:  What should your children read this summer?  Being them to the library and let them decide for themselves, because any books will do!

Summer Reading Program

Your library’s free Summer Reading Program is underway now with the theme of “Build a Better World,” special activities for all ages and prizes for participation.  Stop by the front desk to register and pick up your Bingo sheet.  Mark your calendars for the closing celebration party Friday, July 28 from 4:30-6 p.m. when prizes will be presented and everyone will enjoy music, crafts and snacks.

Activities calendars available

To be sure you don’t miss any of the free Summer Reading Program activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids, tweens/teens and adults.

Book fair

Mark your calendars for this summer’s Friends of the Library book fair at the Centerpoint Church near Walmart – Friday, August 11 at 5 p.m. for the Friends’ potluck, annual meeting and advance book sale, and Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for the public sale.

Summer Reading Club for kids

Every Thursday in June we’re hosting different free fun events from 10:30 a.m. – noon for kids.  Today (June 15) you’ll learn about trees and you’ll plant your own seedling.  June 22 you’ll learn about construction by building a cardboard house.  June 29 you’ll help in the outside garden.

All-ages movie tomorrow

Join us tomorrow (Friday, June 16) from 2-3:30 p.m. for a free G-related movie suitable for all ages.  Our contract does not allow us to identify the film titles in the media but you can find them listed on the activities calendars.

Teen book club tomorrow

Friday, June 16 from 2-3 p.m. seventh-12th graders will discuss “The Inventor’s Secret” by Andrea Cremer and enjoy free snacks.

Special Otaku session for teens

The free Otaku (Anime/Manga) Club for fifth-12th grades meets on Monday, June 19 from 4-5 p.m.  This is a special Cosplay Tea Party event.  We’ll have several kinds of tea to sample, along with snacks.  You’re encouraged – but not required – to come in costume.

New teen writers group

Join Claire on Wednesday, June 21 from 4-5 p.m. for the first of our free teen writers meetings for seventh-12 graders.  This new group is a spinoff from the highly popular Fan Fiction Club.  If there is enough interest, this will become a recurring event.

DIY for adults

At this month’s free DIY event on Wednesday, June 21 at 1 p.m. we’ll turn an ordinary cardboard box into a cute and practical box using natural rope.  No registration required.

Steampunk crafts

Next Thursday, June 22, back by popular demand, is the another free teen program called steampunk crafts from 4-5:30 p.m. for fifth-12th graders.  We’ll make jewelry, ornaments and knickknacks out of keys, gears, coins and other odds and ends.

Adult learning

Our free PALS (Pagosa Adult Learning Services) program is cutting back to one day a week for the summer.  Stop by on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. to let Mark help you with high school equivalency, college prep, financial aid, tutoring and more.  In previous years such adult learning was on vacation for the summer, so we are very pleased to have money in the budget to keep it going one day a week for June, July and August.  When school starts in the fall, we’ll expand the PALS hours.

Teen gaming

Free teen gaming happens every Tuesday from 4–5:30 p.m. for teens in the 7th-12th grades.  Enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.

Tech sessions

Drop in with your technology questions for free help on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.

Kids storytime

Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., join us for free great stories, fun songs and plenty of reasons to get up and move. This is an excellent way for kids of all ages to have fun while building the skills they need to become independent readers.

Baby storytime

Every Saturday from 9:05 to 9:25 a.m., join us for a free short session of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.

Toddler storytime   

Every Saturday from 9:30–10 a.m., join us for 30 minutes of free stories, songs and fingerplays with open play afterwards.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.

How-to and self-help

“Designed to Move” by Dr. Joan Vernikos is a program to fight sitting disease and enjoy lifelong health.  “Wake Up to the Joy of You” by Agapi Stassinopoulos provides 52 meditations and practices for a calmer, happier life.  “Real World Mindfulness for Beginners” edited by Brenda Salgado offers advice and mindfulness exercises.  “Clear Home, Clear Heart” by Jean Haner helps you clear your energy and that of others to bring harmony to your space.  “Chair Yoga” by Kristin McGee gives you more than 100 yoga poses and exercises.  “Knock ‘Em Dead:  The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2017” by Martin Yate outlines strategies for success.  “Knock ‘Em Dead Cover Letters,” also by Martin Yate, shows how to write letters that get noticed, read and action.

Other nonfiction

“Will’s Red Coat” by Tom Ryan is the story of a broken old dog and the man who gave him a second chance.  “The Patterns Collection” by Victoria Rose features 80 digitally modified photos of patterns – nature, flowers, trash and man-made, with some proceeds from the sale of the book going to the Pagosa Springs Humane Society. “Accuplacer Math” by Barron’s helps you score well on these three standardized math tests.  “Greywater Green Landscape” by Laura Allen shows you how to reuse water from sinks, showers and laundry.

DVDs

“The Paradise” is season two.  “The Expanse” is season one.  “The Mystery of Chaco Canyon” is narrated by Robert Redford.  “How the West Was Won” is the classic starring multiple big-name actors.  “The Salesman” in Farsi with English subtitles won this year’s Academy Award for best foreign film.  “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is the classic starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn.  “House” is the complete season four.

CDs

“16th Seduction” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is the newest Murder Club mystery.  “Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies” by Ace Atkins is a Spenser mystery.  “Golden Prey” by John Stanford is a Lucas Davenport thriller.  “Brutal Night of the Mountain Men” by William W. and J.A. Johnstone is a western.

Thrillers, mysteries and suspense

“Reservations” by Gwen Florio begins with a bombing on Arizona’s Navajo Reservation.  “Some Rise by Sin” by Philip Caputo is set in a Mexican village menaced by a cruel, cultish drug cartel.  “Ill Will” by Dan Chaon starts when a brother is released from prison after DNA analysis overturned his conviction.

Other novels

“Red Sister” by Mark Lawrence is the first book in the new Ancestor fantasy series.  “Celestial Mechanics” by William Least Heat-Moon follows an amateur astronomer whose marriage is in trouble.

Programmed Nooks

We have nine free Nooks and three free tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Downloadable e-books

Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are being added regularly to our free 3M Cloud Library. Access them by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website.  While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics in many genres.

Downloadable films

For your viewing pleasure, we offer IndieFlix, a free streaming movie service that gives you unlimited access to more than 7,500 award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed.  Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the library’s website.  Use “Quick Pick,” the discovery tool that lets you sample movies like you would music.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week we thank Jim Quigley, Mike Coppenger and our anonymous donors.   For his generous monetary donation, we thank Ron Tinsley.

Quotable Quote

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

6/8/2017

Meet Paige, your new early literacy librarian

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to Paige Shook, your new early literacy librarian as of June 1.  She comes to us from Antwerp, Ohio, a small community  near Fort Wayne, Indiana, where her family still lives.

For the past four years Paige has been the children’s librarian assistant at the Woodburn branch of the Allen County Public Library in Indiana where her responsibilities included being in charge of storytime for pre-school youngsters and Kids Club for grades one through four.  Previously she had interned at the library working in children  services and the technical services department.

Paige is skilled in computer technology and experienced in the day-to-day running of a library.  For a year and a half she provided child care out of her residence.  As a youngster she was active in 4H for 11 years starting in kindergarten.

Her educational background is also impressive.  She graduated cum laude from Ivy Tech Community College as a library technical assistant in 2013, from Purdue University in Fort Wayne with a bachelor’s degree in general studies in 2014, and from Wayne State in 2016 with a masters in library information science.

Paige has never been east of Illinois, and already she is delighted with her new life in the Rockies.  “We have corn, wheat and bean fields at home.  I’m amazed at the beautiful mountains here,” she said.  She also likes living in a small community, with Pagosa being nearly the same size as her home town.  “I really like the closeness that develops when people make connections in a small town.”

Storytimes are Paige’s favorite part of the job, because of interactions with the children and the opportunities to help parents learn new literary skills they can easily use at home.  Watch for innovations she wants to introduce to us from her past job, including play-based activities like searching for seashells decorated with numbers in cornmeal and playing with hair gel.  “It works best when you use household items so the parents can do the same thing at home,” she said.

“It is great for Paige to round out our team,” said Meg Wempe, library director.  “She has enthusiasm, ideas and experience to create tremendous programs for the children in our community.”  Please stop by to welcome Paige to Pagosa.

Summer Reading Program

Your library’s free Summer Reading Program is underway now with the theme of “Build a Better World,” special activities for all ages and prizes for participation.  Stop by the front desk to register and pick up your Bingo sheet.  Mark your calendars for the closing celebration party Friday, July 28 from 4:30-6 p.m. when prizes will be presented and everyone will enjoy music, crafts and snacks.

Activities calendars available

To be sure you don’t miss any of the free Summer Reading Program activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids, tweens/teens and adults.

Summer Reading Club for kids today

Every Thursday in June we’re hosting different free fun events from 10:30 a.m. – noon for kids.  Today you’ll learn about birds.  June 15 you’ll learn about trees and you’ll plant your own seedling.  June 22 you’ll learn about construction by building a cardboard house.  June 29 you’ll help in the outside garden.

Medicaid and Connect for Health today

Renee Burch from Archuleta County Human Services discusses options and changes to Medicaid and Connect for Health today (Thursday, June 8) in this free session from 1 – 1:45 p.m.   No registration required.

All-ages movie tomorrow

Join us tomorrow (Friday, June 9) from 2-3:30 p.m. for a free PG movie suitable for all ages.  Our contract does not allow us to identify the film titles in the media but you can find them listed on our events calendar.

Lego Club Saturday

Lego Club for kids ages 6-12 is free from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 10.  We’ve got the LEGO blocks – just bring your imagination.

Book club for adults

Our free adult book club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. to discuss alternating fiction and nonfiction titles.  On June 13 we will discuss “The Oregon Trail” by Rinker Buck.  Stop by to pick up a copy.  No registration required.

New coding session for teens

Fifth-12th graders are invited to a free special coding session from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 14.  Learn some basics and play around with computer code.  Laptops are not required, but please bring your own if you have one because we have only a limited supply at the library.

Read with a Ranger

Wednesday, June 14 from 1-2 p.m., youngsters are invited to join Pagosa Ranger Brandon from the U.S. Forest Service to learn about trees from the San Juan National Forest and celebrate summer with nature-themed books and activities.  Typically kids aged 6-10 attend, but these free fun sessions are open to all ages.

Spanish conversation

Wednesday, June 14 from 4-5 p.m. practice your Spanish with others at this free informal session. All are welcome, from beginners to native Spanish speakers.  No registration required.

Teen role-playing

The free role-playing game for 7th-12th graders takes place next Thursday, June 15 from 4-5:30 p.m.  Use your imagination to go on adventures and battle monsters.  You can join this group any time.

Adult learning

Our free PALS (Pagosa Adult Learning Services) program is cutting back to one day a week for the summer.  Stop by on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. to let Mark help you with high school equivalency, college prep, financial aid, tutoring and more.

Teen gaming

Free teen gaming happens every Tuesday from 4–5:30 p.m. for teens in the 7th-12th grades.  Enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.

Tech sessions

Drop in with your technology questions for free help on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.

Kids storytime

Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., join us for free great stories, fun songs and plenty of reasons to get up and move.  This is an excellent way for kids of all ages to have fun while building the skills they need to become good readers.

Baby storytime

Every Saturday from 9:05 to 9:25 a.m., join us for a free short session of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.

Toddler storytime     

Every Saturday from 9:30–10 a.m., join us for 30 minutes of free stories, songs and fingerplays with open play afterwards.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.

Book fair

Mark your calendars for this summer’s Friends of the Library book fair at the Centerpoint Church near Walmart – Friday, August 11 at 5 p.m. for the Friends’ potluck, annual meeting and advance book sale, and Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for the public sale.

How-to and self-help

“The Foundations of Mindfulness” by Eric Harrison explains how to cultivate attention, good judgment and tranquility.  “60 Seconds & You’re Fired” by Robin Ryan is an updated guide to successful job interviews.  “Sacred Centerings” The Wellness Game” by Dr. Dean Sanna and Amanda Beasley provides cards that are tools to help you remain centered and calm.  “Win/Win in 7 Steps” by Dr. Constance d’Angelis is an introductory workbook to Mindfullness.

Other nonfiction

“Trump’s War” by Michael Savage provides a look at the early direction of the Trump presidency.  “The Road to Jonestown” by Jeff Guinn explains the largest murder-suicide in American history.

CDs

“Golden Prey” by John Sandford is a Lucas Davenport mystery.  “Fast and Loose” by Stuart Woods is a Stone Barrington mystery.  “No Easy Target” by Iris Johansen features a woman who can understand and communicate with animals.  “Any Day Now” is a Sullivan Crossing novel.

Thrillers, mysteries and suspense

“Dragon Teeth” by Michael Crichton is set in the paleontology world in the west in 1876.  “The Shroud Conspiracy” by John Heubusch revolves around whether the Shroud of Turin is real or fake.   

Other novels

“Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid is a love story in a country teetering on the brink of civil war.  “The Ebb Tide” by Beverly Lewis is a stand-alone story by this Christian fiction author.

Programmed Nooks

We have nine free Nooks and three free tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Downloadable e-books

Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are added regularly to our free 3M Cloud Library.  Access them by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website.  Browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics in many genres.

Downloadable films

We offer IndieFlix, a free streaming movie service that gives you unlimited access to more than 7,500 award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed.  Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the library’s website.  Use “Quick Pick,” the discovery tool to sample movies like you would music.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Julie Gates and our many anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.  Aloud.” – Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French fashion designer.