Sign up now — free Summer Reading Program begins June 6
Sign up now for this year’s free Summer Reading Program that begins June 6 and runs until July 29.  You can register at the library or online at our website http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.

Summer reading activities are open to everyone from babies to adults.  Children’s programs will focus on health and fitness because of the Olympics, with programs that get youngsters outdoors and reading, as well as learning about healthy eating, bike safety, birds, bugs and flower collecting.

Adults, teens and children will have bingo cards to complete for prizes.   Babies will have a game board to fill out for their prizes.  Participants will want to mark your calendars for a free, all-ages closing party on July 29 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. with food, games, crafts and live music  Grand prizes will be announced after the drawing.  Unlike other years, you must be present to win.

Detailed 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 special events.

Free Spanish classes today
The second session in the six-week Spanish language class taught by Jean Broderick takes place today (Thursday, June 2) from 5-6:30 p.m. and continues on Thursdays through June 30.

Read with a Ranger
Youngsters aged six-10 are invited to Read with a Ranger next Wednesday, June 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. when U.S. Forest Service Ranger Brandon will discuss fire with themed books and activities.

“Creative destruction” for teens
Fifth-12th graders are invited to turn old books into something new next Thursday, June 9 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Kids “Get Out and Explore”
Kids in the firth-sixth grades are invited next Thursday, June 9 from 1-2:15 p.m. to learn about how to make healthy snacks to have energy to play all day.

Free book club for adults
Our adult book club usually meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. to discuss alternating fiction and nonfiction titles – but this month it is a week early.  On June 7 we will discuss “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.  If you need a copy, please let Meg know.  No registration required.

Teen advisory board
Today (Thursday, June 2) the teen advisory board meets from 4-5 p.m.  Bring your fun and innovative ideas to help us plan teen programs you will enjoy.

Free tech sessions
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-4:45 p.m. Thursdays.  Drop in with your technology questions – but note no Tech Time June 9 or 14.

Free teen and tween gaming sessions
Teen gaming happens Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for teen gaming fans in the 7th-12th grades.  Enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.   By request, we now also will have the same for tweens on Wednesday, June 8 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Free preschool storytime
Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., preschoolers and their families are invited to enjoy an hour of stories, music and a craft to develop early literacy skills.  Recommended for three- to five-year-olds.

Change in Saturday storytime
Storytime is cancelled this Saturday, June 4.  Playtime will be from 9:30 – 10 a.m. for toddlers 12-36 months.

More auto repair manuals
We have added four more car and truck manuals to our updated auto repair collection – Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickups from 1999 to 2010, Toyota 4Runner 2003-2009, Duramax Diesel engine repair for Chevrolet and GMC trucks and vans, plus Dodge pickups from 2009-2014.  These and other new auto repair manuals were purchased with funds we received from a Colorado State Grant for Libraries.

TCM Greatest Classic Films collection includes “Mrs. Miniver,” “The Magnificent Ambersons,” “Mildred Pierce” and “I Remember Mama” in one DVD set.  “Titan A.E.” is a sci-fi adventure.  “Son of Saul” is set in Auschwitz.  “Underworld Trilogy” contains three Underworld films.  “Season of the Witch” is a supernatural action film.  “L.A. Confidential” is a police thriller that won two Academy Awards in 1997.  “Midnight Cowboy” stars Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.

“The True Tails of Baker and Taylor” by Jan Louch is the story of two library cats who became feline celebrities.   “Last-Minute Travel Secrets” by Joey Green contains 121 travel trips.  “Quick and Easy Spanish Recipes” by Simone and Inés Ortega contains 100 30-minute recipes.  “The Sleep Revolution” by Arianna Huffington explores the latest science on the importance of sleep.  “Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide” by Michael Kinsley is a series of essays aimed at baby boomers.

Mysteries and suspense
“Boar Island” by Nevada Barr is an Anna Pigeon national parks mystery.  “Blood Flag” by Steve Martini is a Paul Madriani mystery.  “Don’t You Cry” by Mary Kubica begins with the disappearance of a young woman in Chicago.  “The Regional Office is Under Attack!” by Manuel Gonzales features super-powered female assassins.  “The Second Life of Nick Mason” by Steve Hamilton tells of an ex-con who is released from prison early, but at a terrible price.  “A Country Road, A Tree” by Jo Baker is set in 1939 Paris as the Nazis take over.  “Mercy” by Michael and Daniel Palmer is a medical thriller.  “The Weekenders” by Mary Kay Andrews is set on a North Carolina island.  “The Fireman” by Joe Hill is about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion.

Large print
“Night Shift” by Charlaine Harris is book three in the Midnight, Texas paranormal fantasy series.  “’Til Death Do Us Part” by Amanda Quick is set in Victorian London.  “Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn” by Ace Atkins is a Spenser mystery.  “Extreme Prey” by John Stanford is a Lucas Davenport mystery.   “Valiant Ambition” by Nathaniel Philbrick is an historical novel about George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the fate of the American revolution.

Other novels
“Fatal Thunder” by Larry Bond is a Jerry Mitchell submarine adventure.  “The After Party” by Anton DiSclafani features two wealthy Houston socialites.  “Beyond the Ice Limit” by Oreston & Child revolves around a meteorite with immense powers.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week we thank Clifton Caldwell, April Holthaus, David Huerta, Mari Khoury, Rodney Potter and our anonymous donors.  We also are grateful to Ron Tinsley for his generous donation and to Phyliss Collier for her donation of a subscription to Yes! magazine.

Quotable Quote
“To find yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates, Classical Greek philosopher.

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