01/30/2014 Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day Saturday

This is the second annual Take Your
Child to the Library Day.  The American
Library Association reports that the event is now celebrated in 229 libraries
in 33 states, three countries, one province and one school library.

            Please
join us for a fun family time that will include stories, crafts and snacks.

 

Free adult movies

            Every Friday at 10
a.m., you are invited for coffee, donuts and a movie for adults, this month films
from the 1950s or 1960s.  The contract
that we have for the movie licensing does not allow us to promote the title of
what we’re showing outside the library, such as in the newspaper or on the
radio.  If you want to know what show is playing on a given date, pick up
the monthly adult activities flyer at the library, check the home page of our
website or phone the library to ask. 
Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Free technology classes

            Meg
Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions
10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. 
Join her for one-on-one informal help with your computer or tablet
issues.  A more formal session requiring
registration is Microsoft Word Templates on Wednesday, February 5 from 12:30 –
2:30 p.m. where you will learn how to create a resume, cards, certificates and
more.

 

 Free teen gaming

            Every
Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. we host Teen Gaming (X-box, Wii, board games and
Pokemon Card Battles, and you are welcome to bring other trading card battle
games.  Snacks provided. 

 

Large print

            “No Man’s Nightingale”
by Ruth Rendall is the latest in the Inspector Wexford mystery series.  “Blackbird
Lake” by Jill Gregory is
the latest in the Lonesome Way
romance series.  “Fear Nothing” by Lisa
Gardner is the latest in the Det. D.D. Warren mystery series.  “River
Road” by Jayne Ann Krentz is a romantic
mystery.  “Robert B. Parker’s Bull River”
by Robert Knott is a mystery.  “The Spook
Lights Affair” by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini is a mystery set in 1895 San Francisco.  “Inherit the Dead” is a mystery written by 20
different writers.

            “Hazardous
Duty” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV is the latest in the
Presidential Agent adventure series. 
“The Invention of Wings” by Sue 
Monk Kidd is the story of two women, friends since youth, one black and
one white.  “The Death Trade” by Jack
Higgins is the latest in the adventure series featuring Sean Dillon.  “Standup Guy” by Stuart Woods is the latest
in the Stone Barrington mystery series. 
“The Chocolate Book Bandit” by JoAnna Carl is the latest in the Chocoholic
mystery series.

 

DVDs

            “Lee Daniels’ The
Butler” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey was inspired by the true
story of a White House butler.  “The
Smurfs 2,”  “Planes” and Despicable Me 2”
are all animated films.  “Last Tango in Halifax” has the first
six episodes of this BBC TV drama about childhood sweethearts reunited at age
70.  “Mary Poppins” has been released by
Disney on its 50th anniversary. 
“Enough Said” is a grown-up romantic comedy.  “Riddick” starring Vin Diesel is an R-rated adventure. 

 

Thrillers and mysteries

            “Rosarito Beach” by M.A. Lawson is a thriller
featuring DEA agent Kay Hamilton.  “Dead
Man’s Fancy” by Keith McCafferty is the third Montana mystery featuring fly fisherman Sean
Stranahan.  “Hazardous Duty” by W.E.B.
Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV is the latest in the Presidential Agent
adventure series.  “In the Blood” by Lisa
Unger is a thriller featuring a woman whose life is based on lies. 

 

Other new novels

            “The Pagan Lord”
by historical novelist Bernard Cornwell is the latest in his Saxon Tales
series.  “Dark Wolf” by Christine Feehan
is the latest in the Carpathian paranormal series. 

 

Collections

            “Dog Songs” by
Mary Oliver is a collection of poems celebrating the special bond between human
and dog.  “Dangerous Women” is an
cross-genre anthology of original fiction about formidable women by various
writers from every genre – science fiction, fantasy, mystery, historical,
horror, paranormal and romance.

 

Nonfiction – local topics

            “The Master
Weavers: Celebrating One Hundred Years of Navajo Textile Artists from the
Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Weaving Region” by collector and researcher Mark Winter
is the history of the local traders and noteable weaving families in this
spectacularly scenic area.  “Dead Run” by
Dan Schultz is the story of the nine-year search for the greatest manhunt in
the modern American West, the men who murdered a lawman in Cortez, Colo.

 

How-to and self-help

            “Attracting
Beneficial Bugs to your Garden” by Jessica Walliser helps you make your own
insect-friendly garden.  “Microsoft
Windows 8.1” is a step-by-step guide. 
“Get Rich Carefully” by James J. Cramer offers a handbook to high-yield,
low-risk investing.

             

Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank James Dickhoff, Nancy Green and several anonymous donors.

 

Quotable Quote

            “Respect your
dinner; idolize it, enjoy it properly. 
You will be by many hours in the week, many weeks in the year, and many
years in your life the happier if you do.” 
— William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), English novelist and
satirist.

Website

            For more information on library
books, services and programs – and to reserve books, e-books, CDs and DVDs from
the comfort of your home – please visit our website at
http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.               

                                                           

                                                        
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