03/20/2014 Family and friends karaoke fun plus Spanish classes

Also, a six week class of
beginning Spanish taught by Roberta Strickland for all ages begins Monday,
March 24 at 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and runs through April 28.  The book used in class costs $8 and can be
purchased before the sessions start or at class start.  Ask at the library desk.

 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.

 

Free Otaku for teens

            The Otaku
(Anime/Manga) Club meets the fourth Saturday of every month from 11 – 1 p.m.,
this month on March 22.  Join us to watch
anime, talk about manga and Asian cultures, and enjoy snacks.

 

Free art for fun kids

            Tomorrow (Friday,
March 21) from 2 – 3 p.m. kids in the first-third grades are invited to “Art
Attack,” a free fun time with art.  It’s
always different and always results in something to take home.

 

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 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 iPad Basics on Wednesday, March 26 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  This class is designed for absolute beginners
who have little or no experience using their iPads and want to understand the
essential functions, as well as learn some useful tips.  You must provide your own registered iPad.

           

 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. 

 

How-to and self-help

            “Knitted
Dinosaurs” is a collection of 15 prehistoric pals to knit from scratch for
children and adults.  “Knit Your Own Zoo”
by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne provides easy-to-follow patterns for 24
animals.  “Heart 411” by Marc Gillinov
and Steven Nissen is a guide to heart health written by two heart doctor at
Cleveland Clinic.  “How to Barter for Paradise” by Michael Wigge tells of the author’s travels
through 14 countries by exchanging goods. 

 

Other nonfiction

            “ADHD Does Not
Exist” by Dr. Richard Saul is a controversial and landmark work about attention
deficit and hyperactivity disorder.  “Dear
Abigail” by Diane Jacobs is the story of Abigail Adams and her sisters, as
revealed through their letters. 

 

DVDs

            “12 years A Slave”
is this year’s Academy Ward winner for best picture. “Road to Utopia,” “Road to Morocco”
and “Road to Zanzibar”
are all Bob Hope movies.  “Fargo” is a 1996 Academy
Award winner.  “Grapes of Wrath” is the
classix film starring Henry Fonda.  We
have the complete first and second seasons of TV shows “Monk” and “Modern
Family.”  “Knight and Day” is a thriller
starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. 
“Dragon Hunters” and “Spirit” are feature length animated films.

                                   

Large print

            “A
Bullet for Billy the Kid” by Will Henry is a trio of western stories.  “Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen is a
women’s fiction story set in Southern Georgia.  “The Purity of Vengeance” by Jussi
Adler-Olsen is a Department Q mystery set in Denmark.      

 

Mysteries, suspense and thrillers

            “Winter People” by
Jennifer McMahon tells of mysteries and ghosts in a Vermont town.  “Hunting Shadows” by Charles Todd is the
latest in the mystery series featuring Inspector Ian Rutledge.  “The Innocent Sleep” by Karen Perry follows a
family after a child disappears in an earthquake.  “The Chase” by Janet Evanovich and Lee
Goldberg is the latest adventure in the series featuring master con artist
Nicolas Fox and FBI agent Kate O’Hare. 
“Blackberry Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke is the latest in the Hannah
Swensen mystery series with recipes.

           

CDs

            “Ripper” by Isabel
Allende is about a mother and daughter with a strong bond who are very
different from one another.  “Private
L.A.” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan is the latest in the series about
this private PI company.  “Moving Target”
by J.A. Jance is the latest in the Ali Reynolds mystery series. “Still Life
with Bread Crumbs” is a novel by Anna Quindlen.

 

Other novels

            “Red Rising” by
Pierce Brown is a science fiction story set on desolate Mars.  “The Undead Pool” by Kim Harrison is the
penultimate book in the Hollows supernatural series featuring Rachel Morgan. 

 

Thanks
to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Margie Richter plus several anonymous donors.

 

Quotable Quote

            “People will pay
more to be entertained than educated.” – Johnny Carson (1925-2005), American TV
host and comedian.

 

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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