04/24/14 Last chance to participate in library survey

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.  You can fill out the survey
online at our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ by
clicking on the Survey Monkey link, or on paper at the library, 

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


Lifelong Learning Lecture tonight 

This evening
(Thursday, April 24) marks the second week 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.  Tonight’s topic is “Water and Wilderness” by Ivan
Geroy, Pagosa District hydrologist, when you will learn about the impacts of
wilderness on water and air in the Four Corners.  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.


Free Spanish classes

            Monday, April 28
from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. is the last session of the free six-week class of
beginning Spanish taught by Roberta Strickland for all ages.  


Free Otaku for teens

            The Otaku
(Anime/Manga) Club meets the fourth Saturday of every month from 11 – 1 p.m.,
this month on April 26.  Join us to watch
anime, talk about manga and Asian cultures, and enjoy snacks.


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


 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 Tropic of
Serpents” by Marie Brennan is the second memoir of a woman who sets out to
become the world’s premier dragon naturalist. 
“Life is a Wheel” by Bruce Weber tells of the author’s solo bike ride
from coast to coast.  “The Sixth
Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert probes why and how humans have altered life on
the planet as no species has before.  “Grandma
Gatewood’s Walk” by Ben Montgomery is the story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail. 
“The Horse Lover” by H. Alan Day tells of the first government-sponsored
wild horse sanctuary.  “Slavery’s Exiles”
by Sylviane A. Diouf explores the lives of American maroons.  “Eating Dangerously” by investigative
journalists Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown explores why the government can’t
keep your food safe and how you can protect yourself.  “The Meat Racket” by investigative reporter
Christopher Leonard tells how a handful of companies have seized control of the
food supply.



            “Stone Cold” by
C.J. Box is the latest in the Joe Pickett mystery series.  “The Counselor” by Cormac McCarthy is set in
the drug world on the Texas-Mexico border. 
“Death on Blackheath” by Anne Perry is a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt
Victorian mystery.  “The Bootlegger” by
Clive Cussler and Justin Scott is the latest in the Isaac Bell adventure



            “The 10th
Kingdom” is a fantasy adventure.  “Clint
Eastwood Comedy” contains four Eastwood action comedies.  “History of the World in Two Hours” is a
History Channel documentary.  “Do the
Right Thing” focuses on one scorching inner-city day.  “The Great Escape” stars Steve McQueen.  “Escape from Alcatraz”
stars Clint Eastwood.  “Transformers” is
a Steven Spielberg action movie.  “A
Little Princess” and “The Secret Garden” are on one DVD.  “Ripper
Street” is a psychological thriller.  “The Man Who Would be King” is based on a
Rudyard Kipling story.


Large print westerns

have eight new large print westerns for our many fans of this genre: “Cross of
Gold” by Tim Champlin, “Flintlock” and “Sixkiller, U.S. Marshal” by William W.
and J.A. Johnstone, “While Angels Dance: The Life and Times of Jeston Nash” by
Ralph Cotton,  “The Man from Boot Hill”
by Marcus Galloway, “Silver City Massacre” by Charles G. West, “Bladen Cole:
The Fire of Greed” by Bill Yenne and “Ralph Compton: The Omaha Trail” by Jory


Mysteries, suspense and thrillers

            “The Weight of
Blood” by Maura McHugh is a murder mystery set in the Ozarks.  “Walking the Dead” by Heather Graham is a
paranormal mystery featuring Cafferty and Quinn. “Destroyer Angel” by Nevada
Barr is the latest in the Anna Pigeon mystery series.  “B.O.Q” by N.P. Simpson is the latest in the
NCIS special agent Fran Setliff mystery series. 
“Waiting for Wednesday” by Nicci French is the latest in the Frieda
Klein mystery series. 


Other novels

            “Redeployment” by
Phil Klay takes readers to the front lines in Iraq with soldiers who
returned.   “Blossom Street Brides” by Debbie Macomber
is the latest in the A Good Yarn series. 
“One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories” by B.J. Novak is a
collection of stories about different people. 
“Like a Mighty Army” by David Weber is the seventh book in the Safehold
science fiction series.  “Four Friends”
by Robyn Carr is the story of four women who help each other face major life
challenges.  “The Last Bride” by Beverly
Lewis is an Amish fiction love story.


Short story collections

            “High Crime Area:
Tales of Darkness and Dread” by
Joyce Carol Oates is a collection of eight short stories.  Mystery Writers of America’s “Ice Cold,”
edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson, presents short stories of the Cold
War by 20 mystery writers.  “Uganda Be
Kidding Me” by Chelsea Handler is a collection of comedic travel stories. 


to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Bette Bogard,
Jamie Clark, Maud Ginguich, Jenny Iciguhi, Tim McAvoy,
Gail Shepherd and several anonymous donors. 
For her generous monetary donation, we are grateful to Nancy Green.

 Quotable Quote

            “I don’t think
about being a ‘senior.’  I’m too busy
doing the things I love.”  — actor and
director Henry Winkler, famous for his role as The Fonz, and author of several children’s



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