03/06/2014 Teen Tech week starts on Monday

Help, please! re foreign language films

            We would like to
improve our (at the moment, very small) selection of foreign language films,
but our DVD budget is limited.  If you
have any gently used foreign language movies on DVD that you would like to
donate to your library, we and our patrons would be grateful.

 

Four cancellations

            Baby/Toddler Time
and Preschool Storytime are cancelled the first week of March because Kristine
is on vacation.  They resume March
10.  Lego Club and Make It are also
cancelled for March.

 

Free Wise Traditions

            Join us for lively
discussions and lectures on a variety of topics including dietary needs,
agriculture, medical traditions and more on the second Saturday of each month –
for March, on the 8th – from 3-4:30 p.m.  Our guest speaker this meeting will be Carmen
Ritz, a physiologist who specializes in human performance, metabolism and
biologically appropriate lifestyle.  All
ages welcome.  No registration required.

 

Science for tweens tomorrow

            Kids in the
fourth-sixth grades are invited to the free Science Madness session from 2 –
3:15 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 7). 
Registration is required.

 

Free adult movies

            Every Friday at 10
a.m., you are invited for coffee, donuts and a movie event for adults, which
this month will be films from the 1950s. 
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 book club for adults

            Join
our book club for adults, which meets once a month to discuss fiction and
nonfiction.  March’s book is “Wild: From
Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail” by Cheryl Strayed to be discussed
Tuesday, March 11 from 2-3 p.m.  Contact
Meg at the library if you still need a copy of the book.  No registration required.

 

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 Blogs and Websites on Wednesday, March 12 from 12:30 – 2:30
p.m. where you will learn about basic concepts and skills required to start and
maintain a website in the form of a blog.

           

 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. 

 

DVDs

            “Casanova Brown”
is a romantic comedy starring Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright.  “500 Days of Summer” is also a romantic
comedy, this one about a young greeting card writer.  “Our Family Wedding” is another romantic
comedy.  “Shakespeare in Love” won seven
Academy Awards in 1999.  “Ladyhawke” is a
1985 fantasy film.  “Just Wright” is a
story of hoops and love starring Queen Latifah. 
“The Reef” is an animated adventure story.  “Game of Thrones” is the complete third
season of this HBO drama series.

           

CDs

            “Cell” is the
latest medical thriller by Robin Cook. 
“Blackberry Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke is a Hannah Swenson mystery with
recipes. 

 

Large print

            “In
the Blood” is a thriller by Lisa Unger. 
“The Mason Jar” by James Russell Lingerfelt is a romance.  “The Bride Wore Size 12” by Meg Cabot,
“Moving Target” by J.A. Jance, “Hunted” by Karen Robards and “Little Black Book
of Murder” by Nancy Martin all are mysteries.  “Confessions of a Wild Child” by Jackie
Collins takes readers back to the early years of Lucky, one of the characters
in the Santangelo family series.

 

Nonfiction

            “The Pope and
Mussolini” by David L. Kertzer is the story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations
with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. 
“Ebony & Ivy” by historian Craig Steven Wilder          explores the
intertwined histories of slavery, race and higher education in America.  “Gospel of Freedom” by Jonathan Rieder delves
into the details and background of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from
Birmingham Jail.”

 

Mysteries, suspense and thrillers

            “Archetype”
by M.D. Waters is the first novel is a two-part futuristic suspense series.  “The Orphan Choir” by Sophie Hannah is a
psychological suspense story.  “The Ghost
of the Mary Celeste” by Valerie Martin imagines real lives on board this
mysterious merchant ship.  “The Ripper”
by Isabel Allende is a murder mystery set in San Francisco.  “Doing Harm” by Kelly Parsons is a thriller
about a killer in a hospital. 

 

Other novels

            “Still Life with
Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quinlen is a love story about a photographer whose work
makes her an unlikely heroine.  “Love
Minus Eighty” by Will McIntosh explores how love can survive in the
ever-growing maze of social technologies.  
“The Outcasts” by Kathleen Kent is about a woman determined to make a
new life for herself in the Old West. 

 

Collections

            “The Wily O’Reilly
Irish Country Stories” by Patrick Taylor is a collection of columns that were
the origin of the Irish Country series.

 

 Thanks
to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Sara Brinton, Jeanne Kaiser, Bamma Laziure and,
of course, our anonymous donors.

 

Quotable Quote

            “No one can make
you feel inferior without your consent.” 
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), longest-serving First Lady of the U.S.

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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