Books, DVDs and magazines join local Meals on Wheels delivery system
Your library has begun a remarkable new partnership with Archuleta Seniors, Inc., the nonprofit organization that runs the Senior Center and oversees the Meals on Wheels routes for delivery both in town and out-of-town.

As meals go out to homebound clients, they now will be accompanied by a special library bag containing books, audio books, DVDs and magazines especially selected to match each person’s individual tastes.  The personalized selection is based on a questionnaire they completed and a visit from Meg Wempe, library director, who went out to meet Meals on Wheels clients, answer questions and ask what they’d like from the library.

Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver and return the library materials to the Senior Center as they transport the food to their clients.

“Though this special partnership is in its infancy, we are excited about our new opportunity to reach more people who are unable to come to the library on their own,” Meg said.  “We will use this new program to figure out potential kinks before possibly expanding it to other groups in town that visit homebound people.”

Half-time job opportunity
Your library’s board has created the new half-time position of development officer responsible for grant writing, fundraising and cultivating relationships.  Review of applications will begin immediately, so please apply at your earliest convenience if you are interested and qualified.  A complete job description can be found at  https://pagosalibrary.org/development-officer/.  Much of the work can be done from home.  “This role is one that the board and I have been talking about for several months,” said Meg Wempe, library director.  “We are excited to be able to open up this opportunity for our library and, in turn, our community.”

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, tweens/teens and adults.

Budget shopping for healthy eating today
Professionals from San Juan Public Health will host a free workshop today (Thursday, February 22) from 10-11:30 a.m. with tips on how to shop so you can stay healthy on a budget.

Teen role-playing today
The free role-playing game for 7th-12th graders takes place today (Thursday, February 22) from 4-5:30 p.m.  Use your imagination to go on adventures and battle monsters.  You can join this group any time.

All-ages gaming tomorrow
Join us tomorrow (Friday, February 23) from 2-3:15 p.m. for a free all-ages gaming session where you can enjoy video gaming on Wii and X-box 360 Kinect with your friends and family.

Teen bookclub tomorrow
Tomorrow (Friday, February 23) from 2-3 p.m. at their teen bookclub, seventh-12th graders will discuss “Riverkeep” by Martin Stewart and enjoy free snacks.  Stop by the library to pick up a copy.

Literary Ladies tomorrow
This free book lovers group – formerly the Senior Book Club – meets on the fourth Friday of every month from 10:30 a.m.–noon. Tomorrow (Friday, February 23) they will discuss “The Residence” by Kate Anderson Brower.  Stop by the library to pick up a copy.  For more information, contact Marilyn Stroud at Bakestroud@aol.com.  No registration required.

Kids aged 6 – 12 are invited to bring your imaginations – LEGOs are provided – this Saturday, February 24 from 11 a.m. – noon for the free Lego Club.

Otaku for teens
The Otaku (Anime/Manga) Club meets on Monday, February 26 from 4-5 p.m.  Join us to watch anime, talk about manga and Asian cultures, and enjoy snacks.   This free club is for fifth-12th grades.

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

Henna body art
Back by popular demand, teens and tweens in the fifth-12th grades are invited to a henna body art event next Wednesday, February 28 from 4-5:30 p.m.  You’ll learn about this traditional art form and create your own temporary henna tattoo.  We’ll have design ideas available, and you’re encouraged to design your own.

DIY for adults
At this month’s free DIY event next Wednesday, February 28 from 1-2 p.m. we’ll make homemade dish detergent that is easy and inexpensive to create using safe, non-toxic ingredients and essential oils.  No registration required.

Spanish conversation
Next Wednesday, February 28 from 4-5 p.m. practice your Spanish with other Spanish-language learners and speakers s at this free informal session. All are welcome, from beginners to native Spanish speakers.  No registration required.

Computer/technology classes
Join us on Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. to learn a technology skill or application.  Today (February 22) you will learn how to enjoy free access more than 7,000 streaming movies and classic TV shows via IndieFlix with your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Free tech sessions
Drop in with your technology questions on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.

Adult education
Our PALS program – Pagosa Adult Learning Services – takes place three days a week: Mondays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. plus Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 7 p.m.  Come to your library to get help with high school equivalency, college prep, financial aid, tutoring and more.

Family storytimes
Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. and Saturday from 9:30-10 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.  Please note that both storytimes are now open to babies, toddlers and youngsters of all ages to make it easier for parents to attend with their children depending on their busy schedules rather than the age of their little ones.

How-to and self help
“At Peace” by Dr. Samuel Harrington is a guide to end-of-life care for older patients and their health caregivers.  “Adventures in Veggieland” by Melanie Potock provides 100 activities and recipes to help your kids learn to love vegetables.  “The Less is More Garden” by Susan Morrison is a guide to designing your small yard.  “Boundaries” by Kathy Lee shows how to draw the line between you and your boss for a safe work environment.  “DUI & You & Me” by Mark William Lashley helps you understand the major dangers and consequences of drunk driving.

Other nonfiction
“Star Wars Empire: A Memoir” by Bill Kimberlin is an insider’s story of many popular movies like “Jurrasic Park,” “Star Trek,” “Shindler’s List” and “Forest Gump.”  “Everything Happens for a Reason” by Kate Bowler is a memoir of a Duke Divinity School professor with stage IV colon cancer.  “I Am, I Am, I Am” by Maggie O’Farrell is a memoir about the near-death experiences the author has experienced.  “The Source” by Martin Doyle is an environmental history of America’s 250,000 rivers.  “Spiritual Wingman” by Richard W. Haines III is a faith-fueled autobiography of a fighter pilot.

“Operator Down” by Brad Taylor is a Pike Logan thriller.  “Fall from Grace” by Danielle Steel follows the comeback of a woman who loses everything after her husband dies.  “Death at Nuremberg’” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV features James Cronley Jr. in the latest Clandestine Operations series book.  “The Bomb Maker” by Thomas Perry follows a horrific bomber in Los Angeles.  “Blood Fury” by J.AR. Ward is a Black Dagger Legacy vampire story.  “Alt-American” by David Neiwert explores the rise of the radical right in the age of Trump.

Thrillers and suspense
“Force of Nature” by Jane Harper focuses on a missing hiker.  “The Deceivers” by Alex Berenson is a John Wells thriller.  “A Death in Live Oak” by James Grippando is a Jack Swyteck suspense story.  “Murder Beyond the Grave” by James Patterson contains two two-crime thrillers.  “Look for Me” by Lisa Gardner is a Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren thriller.  “Kremlin’s Candidate” by Jason Matthews is the finale to the Red Sparrow trilogy.  “Night Moves” by Jonathan Kellerman is an Alex Delaware psychological thriller.

Other novels
Forever My Girl” by Heidi McLaughlin is book one of the Beaumont series and the book on which the movie was based.  “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah follows a family that moves to a remote area of Alaska to live off the grid.  “Child of a Mad God” by R.A. Salvatore is a Tale of the Coven fantasy.  “Only Killers and Thieves” by Paul Howarth is a story of revenge and survival in 1880’s Australia.  “The Masterpiece” by Francine Rivers tells of a successful L.A. artist wrestling with demons.  “Only Child” by Rhiannon Navin follows a child trying to help adults recover after a school shooting.  “White Houses” in Amy Bloom is a novel about the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hicks.

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 for our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank our anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.” – Abraham Lincoln



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