06/20/2013 – Special Summer Reading Program for babies and toddlers





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First Steps is designed to help you
have fun reading and learning with your child. 
All the activities build early literacy skills including print
motivation and awareness, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills
and letter knowledge. Another big plus: Every time you complete seven of them,
you will earn a board book for your baby.

sign up at the library for this unique program and pick up your activity sheet
that will lead you to fun reading experiences and new book prizes.


Summer Reading Program for everyone else

      Sign up now – or any time before July 11 –
for this year’s free six-week Summer Reading Program.  The activities are open to babies, toddlers,
kids, teens and adults spending all or part of their summer in Archuleta County. 
You’ll be eligible for ongoing prizes including the grand prize, a Nook
tablet – one each for kids, teens and adults.

schedules 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.  Programs for the
next week or so are listed below.  Note
that some events require advance registration. 
And mark your calendars for a free all-ages closing party on Friday,
July 12 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. (after the library closes) that will include
refreshments and the grand prize drawing at 6:45 p.m.  RSVPs required.


Kids’ programs

Examples of free
programs for kids this coming week are special storytime sessions throughout
the week, and films every Friday at 10 a.m. featuring  “The Road to El Dorado” tomorrow (June 21)
and “Nanny McPhee” on June 28. 


Teen programs

of free programs for teens this coming week are Teen Journal Embossing on
Monday, June 24 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. where you will design your own personal
journal, and Teen Techies (11 a.m. – noon) and Teen Gaming (12:30 – 2 p.m.) on
Wednesday, June 26.  The film at noon
tomorrow (June 21) is “City of Ember” and on
June 28 is Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of
the Black Pearl.  Also June 28 is a Henna
tattoo session from 2 – 3 p.m. where you will make a natural-looking temporary
form of body art.


Adult programs

of free programs for adults include films based on books every Friday at 2:30
p.m., with “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” tomorrow (June 21) and “The Eagle”
on June 28. 


Free tech programs

            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 on your computer or tablet issues.  More formal sessions requiring advance registration
include PowerPoint Basics on Wednesday, June 26 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.



            “Safe Haven” is a
romantic drama based on a Nicholas Sparks novel.  “Jack Reacher” starring Tom Cruise is a
thriller based on the ex-military investigator from Lee Child’s books.  “The Newton Boys” features four outlaw boys
in an action-packed adventure.  “Jesse
Stone: No Remorse,” “Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise,”
“Jesse Stone: Night Passage,” “Jesse Stone: Thin Ice” and “Jesse Stone: Sea
Change” star Tom Selleck in action mysteries based on the Robert B. Parker
books.  “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”  tells of a 310-pound man who changes his
life.  “Cloud Atlas” starring Tom Hanks
and Halle Berry
is six intervoven stories as time shifts. 
“Touching Home” stars Ed Harris in a drama inspired by a true
story.  “To Kill a Mockingbird” is the
classic that earned Gregory Peck an Oscar. 


How-to and self help

            “The Plan” by
Lyn-Genet Recitas helps you eliminate surprising “healthy” foods like oatmeal,
salmon and Greek yogurt that may be making you fat.  “My Kindle Fire HD” is a full-color
step-by-step guide to the Kindle Fire. 
“Microsoft Office 2013 for Dummies” gives you tips, shortcuts and
how-tos to help you master Office 2013.            “Give and Take” by Adam Grant
explores the new skills required to be a success in today’s professional
world.  “iPad and iPad Mini” by James F.
Kelly is a beginner’s guide for non-technical people.  “The Immune System Recovery Plan” by Dr.
Susan Blum is a four-step program to treat autoimmune disease.


Other nonfiction

            “But Mama Always
Put Vodka in her Sangria” is a collection of essays about eating, drinking and
making merry by Julia Reed.  “With or
Without You” by Domenica Ruta is a memoir of a daughter whose mother instilled
in her a moral code to escape her world of addiction.  “Bunker Hill”
by Nathaniel Philbrick explores the background of the first major battle of the
American Revolution.  “The Athena
Doctrine” by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio tells of women and men who lead
innovative organizations with the skills and values commonly associated with


Books on CD

of Never” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is the latest in the Women’s
Murder Club series. “The Mystery Woman” by Amanda Quick is the second
installment in the Ladies of Lantern Street series.  “The Hit” by David Baldacci is a thriller
about two assassins frequently hired by the U.S. government.  “Inferno” by Dan Brown is the latest in the
thriller series featuring professor of symbology Robert Langdon.


Mysteries and thrillers

            “Silken Prey” by
John Sandford is the latest in the Lucas Davenport thriller series.  “The Ophelia Cut” by John Lescroart is the
latest in the Dismas Hardy mystery series. 
“Murder as a Fine Art” by David Moore is a thriller set in Victorian


Other new novels

            “All Things New”
by Lynn Austin is a historical novel set in the aftermath of the Civil
War.  “And the Mountains Echoed” by
Khaled Hosseini is the latest in this award-winning authors books about Afghan
families.  “King of Cuba” by Cristina
Garcia transports readers into the heads of a fictionalized Fidel Castro and a
Cuban exile.


Thanks to our donors

For books and
materials this week, we thank Jean Hietala, Dale Johnson, Phil Kennon, Marie
Layton, Peggy Shipman, Mark Thompson and Dan Zahhos.


Quotable Quote

            “If you read a lot of books you
are considered well read.  But of you
watch a lot of  TV, you’re not considered
well viewed.” – Lily Tomlin, American actress, comedian, writer and producer.



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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