05/22/2014 Health Talk session will describe Medical Center programs

Summer Reading Program

up now for this year’s free Summer Reading Program that begins June 2 and runs
until July 25.  You can register online
via a link on our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ or in the library.  Summer reading activities are open to everyone
from babies to adults.  Also, summer
reading participants will want to mark your calendars for a free all-ages
closing party on July 25 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. (after the library closes) that will
include award of prizes, refreshments and entertainment by the San Juan
Mountain Boys.

summer reading schedules for all ages are available at the library.  We urge you to pick them up and keep them
handy so you don’t miss any of these free fun events.  Also, note that some events require advance


Lifelong Learning Lecture tonight 

This evening
(Thursday, May 22) marks the last 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 “O’Keeffe’s Odyssey” by Fort Lewis College art
historian Judith Reynolds.  She will discuss
the developmental stages of the long life and medical history of artist Georgia
O’Keeffe. All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. and last about
an hour, with time for questions.  No
registration required.


Program suspensions and closure

            The free adult Friday morning movies are taking a
summer vacation.  They may return next
winter. There will be no karaoke in May. 
We hope it will return in June when we have the meeting room available
again. There will be no Otaku Club for teens this month.  Also, the library will be closed on Memorial


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 Intermediate iPad on Wednesday, May 28 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Students need to have proficiency with basic iPad functions because this class
moves as a fast pace.   


 Free teen gaming and crafts

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

            “The Alkaline
Cure” by Dr. Stephan Domenig offers ideas for you to lose weight and gain
energy.  “Do Less” by Rachel Jonat is a
minimalist guide to a simplified, organized and happy life.  “The Promise of a Pencil” by Adam Braun
documents how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change. 


Other nonfiction

             “Inside the White House” by Noel Grove tells
stories of this beloved symbol of the American presidency.  “Thrive” by Arianna Huffington is a
redefinition of what success means by this media mogul.  “50 Children” by Steven Pressman showcases
one American couple’s extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi
Germany.  “The Madwoman in the Volvo” by
Sanra Tsing Loh is an intimate and funny portrait of a woman in menopause.  “Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty” is a memoir
by actress Diane Keaton.      



            “Miss Julie” is a
psychological drama set on a 19th century estate.  “Strangers on a Train” is an Alfred Hitchcok
film.  “Scarface” stars Al Pacino.  “Flyfishing Made Easy” is an interactive DVD
to facilitate learning.  “Margin Call” is
a thriller about an investment firm. “The Ides of March” is a thriller starring
George Clooney.  “Lord of War” is a
thriller about illegal arms dealing. 
“The Great Raid” is a true story of the most triumphant rescue mission
in U.S. military history.  “Secret
Window” is an action suspense story starring Johnny Depp.  “Arlington Road” is a thriller starring Jeff
Bridges and Tim Robbins.  “Homestead
Blessings: The Art of Gardening” is a practical and entertaining guide to


Mysteries, suspense and thrillers

            “New Pictures of
an Old Murder”  by Jonna Turner is a
Highlands Ranch mystery.  “Frog Music” by
Emma Donoghue is a novel based on an unsolved murder in 1870s San Francisco. “Wolf”
by Mo Hayder is a Jack Caffery thriller about a home invasion.  “Distortion” by Terri Blackstock is the
latest in the moonlighters series.   “Natchez
Burning” by Greg Iles is a thriller is the first installment of a trilogy that
got rave reviews from Stephen King.    


Other novels

            “A Paris
Apartment” by Michelle Gable exposes the story of an amazing woman.  “Contents May Have Shifted” by Pam Houston
follows a cowboy-loving, adventure-seeking traveler.  “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff
Korelitz is about a marriage counselor who learns her perfect life is a mirage.  “Flying” by Megan Hart follows a woman who
picks up a different man on each of her weekend getaways.  “A Family Affair” by Fern Michaels tells of a
dancer who marries a foreign prince.  “Secrecy”
by Rubert Thomson is set in 17th century Florence.  “Bridge to Haven” by Francine Rivers is set
in Hollywood in 1957.  


Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank our many anonymous donors.


Quotable Quote

            “There is in every
true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad
daylight of prosperity; but which kindle up, and beams and blazes in the dark
hours of adversity.” – Washington Irving (1783-1859), American author,
essayist, historian and diplomat.



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