02/7/2013 – New audio books added to free download service

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Features of the
new service include:

  • A wide selection of unabridged audio books from
    well-known publishers.
  • User-friendly browsing options.
  • Customized loan periods from one – 21 days, plus the
    ability to renew titles.
  • You can download and listen on your computer or
    laptop, or transfer the books to your iPod, MP3 player, Smartphone or
    other compatible device.

Recent
new titles include “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” by Tom Angleberger,
“Trust Your Eyes” by Linwood Barclay, “Be Buried in the Rain” by Barbara
Michaels, “Bound by Blood” by Amanda Ashley, “Masquerade” by Walter
Satterthwait, “Truth like the Sun” by Jim Lynch, “Big Sky Mountain” by Linda
Lael Miller, “The Guardian” by Dee Henderson, “The Longing” by Beverly Lewis,
“If You Walked in my Shoes” and “Beyond Desire” by Gwynne Forster, “A Stylish
Marriage” by Patricia Waddell, “In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead” by
James Lee Burke, “Never Sniff a Gift Fish” by Patrick F. McManus, “Give Your
Hear to the Hawks” by Winfred Blevins, “The Paris Directive” by Gerald Jay,
“Wilderness” by Lance Weller, “DNA USA” by Bryan Sykes, “Someone Bad and
Something Blue” by Miranda Parker, “The Other Side of Goodness” by Vanessa
Davis Griggs, “Seawitch” by Kat Richardson, “Serpent’s Kiss” by Melissa De La
Cruz, “Inside” by Alex Ohlin, “The Line Between Here and Gone” by Andrea Kane,
“Live and Let Drood” by Simon R. Green, “Undead and Unstable” by Mary Janice
Davidson, “After the Dance” by Lori Johnson, “Some Sunday” by Margaret Johnson-Hodge,
“The Last Gunfighter” and “Preacher’s Justice” by William W. Johnstone, “Dawn’s
Prelude” and  “A Lady of Secret Devotion”
by Tracie Peterson, “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and
“Moonlight Becomes Her” and “Still of the Night” by Meagan McKinney.

You will need your library barcode and PIN
to use the service.  For instruction on this new service, join Cody on Thursday,
February 14 for the second hour of a tech workshop that goes from 10
a.m. – noon.

 

Crafts for teens

            This Saturday, Feb.
9, the library is hosting a free crafts event for seventh – 12th
graders.  Teens are invited to make a
craft that you can give as a Valentine’s Day gift or keep for your own use. No
registration is required – drop-ins are welcome.

 

Musical fun for toddlers

            Next Wednesday,
Feb. 13 from 10 – 11 a.m.,
singer-songwriter Melanie Milburn will present a musical concert for pre-K kids
(3-5 years) and their families.  Back by
popular demand after her highly successful concert at the library last June,
Melanie is an author and teacher who offers a fun, upbeat celebration of youth.

 

Video contest for teens

            Teens
aged 13-18 – individually or in teams – are invited to enter a nationwide video
contest to promote Colorado libraries’ 2013 summer reading programs.  The winning video will net its teen
creator(s) a cash prize of $275 – plus prizes worth $125 for their local
library.  Your video must be 30-90
seconds long, promote the 2013 summer reading theme “Beneath the Surface,” and
encourage teens to read and use libraries this summer.  You can get entry forms and more information
from a flyer at the library.  Or go http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/SummerReading/TeenVidContest.htm.  The deadline for submitting videos and the
required forms is February 20.  

 

Free high-tech training

Our highly
popular free high-tech learning sessions continue. Informal sessions with Cody
are set for Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m.
– noon.  Bring your devices and tech questions to
Cody.   We also have more formal training
sessions this month that require advance registration for space reasons:  Next Thursday, Feb. 14 from 10
a.m. – noon is a session on our newest 3M
e-book platform (first hour) and our new e-audio downloadables, OneClickDigital
(second hour).

 

Farewell to our tech teacher

            Those of you who
have learned so much from Cody’s free tech training sessions over the past many
months will be sorry to learn that he and his equally talented wife Tiffany are
leaving Pagosa to return to librarian jobs in the Denver area. 
Cody’s last day is February 24. 
We will greatly miss them both, and are currently recruiting for their
replacements. 

 

Conversational Spanish  

            Join Roberta
Strickland, local high school substitute Spanish teacher, for a free weekly
five-week conversational Spanish class that started on Jan. 9 and will continue
for one more Wednesday from 4:30 –
5:30.  The class is full but
you are welcome to drop in because the attendance varies from week to week.

 

Mysteries and thrillers

            “Blood Money” by
James Grippando is the latest in the thriller series featuring criminal defense
attorney Jack Swyteck.  “The Wrath of
Angels” by John Connolly is a thriller about a plane crash with no bodies found
and no plane reported missing.  “The
Blood Gospel” by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell is a gothic tale about the
find of a subterranean temple in Isreal. 
“Shadow Woman” by Linda Howard is a thriller about a woman who has lost
two years of her life.  “Dream Eyes” by
Jayne Ann Krentz is a mystery featuring psychic counselor Gwen Frazier.  “Footprints in the Sand” by Mary Jane Clark
is the latest in the mystery series featuring wedding cake decorator Piper
Donovan.  “Kinsey and Me” by Sue Grafton
features 22 stories that show how much detective Kinsey Millhone is based on
the author’s life. “Collateral Damage” by Stuart Woods is the latest in the
Stone Barrington mystery series.

 

Other new novels

            “The Husband List”
by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly is set in New York City in 1894 when new money wanted
to marry Old World social prestige.  “Empire and Honor” by W.E.B. Griffin and
William E. Butterworth is the latest adventure in the bestselling espionage
saga. “1356”
by Bernard Cornwell is an historical novel about the search for St. Peter’s
lost sword.

                                                                       

Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Jim Mathison, Tozi Rubin and Gary Weger. 

 

Quotable Quote        

            “The very essence
of leadership is that you have a vision.” – Theodore Hesburgh, Notre Dame
president emeritus.

                                                                                                             

Website          

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

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