Medicare 101 for seniors and Pajama Time storytime for youngsters
A free Medicare 101 session today (Thursday, January 14) from 10:30 a.m. – noon will help you understand your rights, options, deadlines, possible penalties and where to find the information you need. Please register with the Area Agency on Aging at 264-0502.
Meanwhile, the first free Pajama Time storytime of 2016 takes place next Tuesday, January 19 from 6-6:30 p.m. for children aged seven and under and their families. Little ones can come dressed in their PJs and bring their favorite snuggly toy. We will sing, dance and read our way to bed. This new program takes place every third Tuesday of the month.
New Tween/Teen Services librarian
Next Tuesday, January 19 is the first day of work for Claire Spence, our new Tween/Teen Services librarian, who comes to us from Madison, Wisconsin where she received her masters of library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin last May. Watch for a photo and article about Claire in an upcoming Library News column. She replaces Trina Rivera, who has moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Trina’s husband is in the Air Force and they will be stationed there. “Everyone is really going to miss Trina, especially our ‘tweens and teens,” said Jackie Welch, library director. “Her programming for this age group has been phenomenal. We will miss her and wish her well. Now we look forward to welcoming Claire to Pagosa.”
Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free 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 (includes tweens), teens and adults.
Change in downloadable audio books service
We no longer carry downloadable audio books through OneClick Digital. Starting this month, we are migrating to 3M for downloadable audio books so that you will be able to get your downloadable audio books and e-books in the same location. Another advantage to this change is that we will be able to select our own content, based on our knowledge of your reading preferences.
Closure and cancellations
Your library will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Also, please note no Otaku, Karaoke or teen advisory meetings this month.
Free Friday family movie
Join us tomorrow (Friday, January 15) at 2 p.m. for a PG-rated movie. Our contract does not allow us to identify the movie in the media, but you can find its title and description in the activities calendars.
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. Drop in with your technology questions. Note: No tech time on Tuesday, January 19. A more formal session requiring advance registration takes place tomorrow (Friday, January 15) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. when iPad Basics will help absolute beginners or fairly new users to understand essential functions and learn some useful tips. Students must provide their own registered iPad.
Free teen gaming
Teen gaming happens Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for teen gaming fans in the 7th-12th grades.
Free preschool storytime
Join Miss Leah every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. when preschoolers and their families are invited to enjoy an hour of stories, music and a craft to develop early literacy skills. Recommended for three- to five-year-olds.
Free baby/toddler time
This is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays with Miss Leah for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m. Recommended for children from six months to three years of age.
Free downloadable films
For your viewing pleasure, we have purchased IndieFlix, a 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. Also, PBS content is now live on the website. Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the library’s website.
Recent new movies include “Kit ‘n’ Kat: A Couple of Quacks,” an animated film for all ages; plus two for ages 13 and up — a thriller called “Outside the Lines” about a call center employee and “Gold,” an offbeat comedy from Ireland about an estranged father and his long-last daughter starring Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones.” Looking for more movies? Use “Quick Pick,” the discovery tool that helps you find new favorites in seconds.
Free programmed Nooks
Reminder: We have nine Nooks and three 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.
“Riding for the Flag” by Jim R. Woolard is a novel about the Civil War. “Buffalo Trail” by Jeff Guinn, “Justice at Redwillow” by John D. Nesbitt and “The Devil’s Posse” by Charles G. West are westerns.
“The Soul of My Soldier” by Abigail B. Calkin is the memoir of the wife of an Army veteran who served in Vietnam and the Gulf War. “Power Words” by Joyce Meyer explains the power of aligning your words with God’s Word. “Stevia Sweet Recipes” by Jeffrey Goettemoeller contains more than 100 recipes using Stevia as the sweetener. “Speed Brewing” by Mary Izett offers techniques and recipes for beers, coders, meads and more. “1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed” by Eric H. Cline discusses the collapse of great empires in the Late Bronze Age and the lessons we can learn. “The U.S. Navy” by Craig L. Symonds traces the history of the Navy from small sailing craft to a world superpower.
Thrillers and mysteries
“The Forgotten Soldier” by Brad Taylor is a Pike Logan thriller. “The Werewolf at Bamberg” by Oliver Potzsch is book five in the Hangman’s Daughter historical novel series.
“The Pharaoh’s Secret” by Clive Cussler is the latest in the NUMA Files adventure series. “The Hunting Trip” by William E. Butterworth III follows the exciting life of a young man after his expulsion from boarding school. “Heartbreak Hotel” by Deborah Moggach is an escapist romantic comedy by the author of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” “Preludes & Nocturnes” by Neil Garman is volume one in the 12-volume graphic novel series.
“Shadow River” by Ralph Cotton and “Shawn O’Brien Manslaughter” by William W. and J.A. Johnstone are westerns.
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you. You’ll find blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.
Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Tozi Rubin, Virginia Smiley, Bonnie Stamford, Sara Wilson and our anonymous donors.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – St. Augustine (354-430), bishop, theologian, philosopher and saint.