04/17/2014 Preschool dance party and Lifelong Learning Lecture

Meanwhile, this evening (Thursday,
April 17) marks the start of the library’s free six-week spring Lifelong
Leaning Lecture series, with a wide variety of interesting topics to enrich
your life and keep your mind agile. 
First topic is “Wilderness history and law on the 50th
anniversary of the Wilderness Act” by Ros Wu and Phillip Wheaton of the Pagosa
Ranger District.  All lectures take place
on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. and last about an hour, followed by time for
questions.  Pick up a brochure at the
library for the full schedule.


Library survey underway now

month, we are asking your opinion on what services you would like the library
to offer in the future and how those wishes would affect an expansion of the
library. We are eager to get input from our patrons — and equally eager to
reach out to non-library users to get their views.  Please go online at our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/
by clicking on the Survey Monkey link, fill out the survey on paper at
the library, or at the Kids’ Fair April 19 in the morning, 

in the survey include what roles you see the library playing in the community’s
future, what parts of the library’s collection you use, what additional
technology you would like the library to offer, what spaces in the library you
feel need to be enlarged or created, whether library hours should be expanded,
and what programming and services you want added.  Please take a few minutes to complete the
survey. And know that we greatly value your perspective and your suggestions.


Free books for four-year-olds

Libraries across Colorado
are giving a free book to every four-year-old in the state from April 7 to 21
as part of a special family literacy project called One Book 4 Colorado.  The
book will be available in both English and Spanish and will be accessible to
children with special needs.

Come by the Sisson Library or attend any program and pick up
this free book for your four-year-old youngster.  Better yet, bring them to pick up their own
book and see the opportunities for fun and learning that are available free at
your library almost any day of the week. 
There will be a special distribution to four-year-olds at Head Start and
Seeds of Learning, and at the Kids’ Fair on April 19 at the Elementary
School.  As well, some of the books will
go to the Reach Out and Read program at the Pagosa Springs
Medical Center.


Free Earth Week event for teens

            Tuesday, April 22
from 4 – 5:30 p.m. is a special Make It class that is smashed with Teen Gaming
to celebrate Earth Week by making recycled crafts.


Art for kids

            Tomorrow (Friday,
April 18) from 2 – 3 p.m. kids in the first-third grades are invited to a free
fun time with art.  It’s always different
and always results in something to take home.


Free Spanish classes

            A free six-week
class of beginning Spanish taught by Roberta Strickland for all ages began
Monday, March 24 at 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and runs on Mondays through April 28.  The book used in class costs $8 and can be
purchased at the library desk.  You may
join the class at any time and it is fine if you miss a few classes. 
Roberta understands about your sometimes complicated schedules.


Free adult movies

            Every Friday at 10
a.m., you are invited for coffee, popcorn and a movie for adults.  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

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 Internet Basics on Wednesday, April 23 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
when you will learn how to connect to the internet, use a browser, navigate
safely, save favorite websites and use a search engine to find information.


 Free teen gaming

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. 



            “The Croods” is a
Dreamworks animated film.  “The Cup” is
about Tibetan monks who love soccer. 
“Kagemusha” is a samurai film. 
“Moonsoon Wedding” features a family gathering from all over the world for
a wedding.  “Upstairs Downstairs” is a
20-DVD set of the entire series.  “The
Wolf of Wall Street” stars Leonardo DeCaprio. 
“Odd Thomas” is based on the novel by Dean Koontz.  “Copper” is season one from this BBC crime
series.  “Berkeley Square” is a family drama set in
London.  “Get Smart” and “The Hot Chick” are both
comedies.  “The Karate Kid” and “Garden State”
are both coming-of-age stories.  “Fever
Pitch” is a sports comedy.  “Tombstone” is a
western.  “The Best of Jack Benny” is a
40-episode collection.


Large print

            “The Chance” by
Robyn Carr is the first in the new Thunder Point series.  “The Bootlegger” by Clive Cussler and Justin
Scott is the latest in the Isaac Bell adventure series.  “Be Careful What You Wish For” by Jeffrey
Archer is the latest in the Clifton Chronicles series.  “Evening Stars” by Susan Mallery is the
latest in the Backberry
Island series.  “Blackberry Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke is
the latest in the Hannah Swenson mystery series with recipes. 



            “Night Broken” by
Patricia Bridges is a Mercy Thompson mystery. 
“Missing You” by Harlan Cohen is a thriller.  “Power Play” by Danielle Steel follows the
lives of two CEOs, one male and one female. 
“The Chase” by Janet Evanovich is a mystery.  “Concealed in Death” by J.D. Robb is the
latest in the Eve Dallas mystery series.


How-to and self help

            “10% Happier” by
Dan Harris tells of the author’s spiritual adventure after having a nationally
televised panic attack.  “The Big-Flavor
Grill” by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby provides easy, no-marinade
recipes.  “Small Beads Big Jewelry” by
Jean Power shows you how to make 30 unique pieces of fashion jewelry.  “The Organically Clean Home” helps you clean
with simple kitchen staples.


Mysteries, suspense and thrillers

            “The Accident” by
Chris Pavone follows the people affected by an explosive book about to be
published.  “Precious Thing” by Colette
McBeth follows two lifelong friends when one is reported missing.  “Night Broken” by Patricia Briggs is the
latest in the urban fantasy Mercy Thompson series.  “The Cairo Affair” by Olen Steinhauer is a
CIA thriller. “NYPD Red 2” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp is the latest
in this thriller series.  “Robert
Ludlum’s The Jason Option” by Paul Garrison is the latest in the Jason Bourne
series.  “Watching You” by Michael
Robotham brings readers face-to-face with a manipulative psychopath. 


Other novels

             “Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nickolas Butler is
about four friends at a reunion in a small Wisconsin
town.  “A King’s Ransom” by Sharon Kay
Penman is the sequel to her first book about Richard the Lionhearted.  “Tempting Fate” by Jane Green tells of a
happily married woman who has an affair. 
“The Lost Sisterhood” by Anne Fortier is about a young scholar who risks
her reputation to prove the legendary Amazon warrior women actually existed.


to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Madora Bass, Alicia Brodner and Barron
Haley.  A very special thank you to the
Friends of the Library for giving us the money to replace all of our public


Quotable Quote

            “With age, you
gain maybe not wisdom but at least a bigger picture, and you say, ‘Okay, these
are the important things:’  It’s the
simple things.  The rest are just
details.”  — Susan Sarandon, contemporary
American actress and Oscar winner.



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books, services and programs – and to reserve books, e-books, CDs and DVDs from
the comfort of your home – please visit our website at

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