06/18/2015

Groot for Teens and Resume Writing Workshop Among Many Programs Next Week
Teens in the seventh – 12th grades are invited to create their own Groot characters out of paper on Wednesday, June 24 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.  As all teens know, Groot is the character from the comic/movie Guardians of the Galaxy.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a new job, please join us on Monday, June 22 from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. for a resume writing workshop that will help you write a resume that gets results.  You will learn the essential techniques and leave with a solid understanding of how to write – and improve – your resume.
The session will be led by our own Meg Wempe.  She has taught similar workforce development classes at other libraries, particularly when she worked in the Reference Department at the Job Center of Richland County Public Library.  She’ll include changes in the past few years and integrate the Denver Public Library’s curriculum for their resume class. Advance registration is required to attend this session.

Summer Reading Program
This year’s free Summer Reading Program is underway, running until July 31 – and it is not too late for you to sign up.   Register at your library or online at our website http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.   Summer reading activities are open to everyone from babies to adults.  Also, summer reading participants should mark your calendars for a free, all-ages closing party on July 31 starting at 5:30 p.m.  Detailed summer reading 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.  Reading logs are now available.  You do not have to be registered with Summer Reading to participate.

Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids (includes tweens), teens and adults.

Free Pokemon card battles
Kids entering the fifth – 12th grades are invited to join us on Monday, June 22 from 2-3 p.m. for Pokemon card battles.  Bring your own cards.

Free movie Fridays
Join us every Friday in June for movies and popcorn – 10 a.m. for kids, noon for seventh-12th graders and 3 p.m. for adults.  Our contract does not allow us to identify the movies in the media, but you can pick up the kids, teen and adult activities calendars in the library with the film names.

Free video gaming for adults
Who says video games are just for children?  Join us on Wednesday, June 24 from 4-5 p.m. to practice your skills on Wii and Xbox.  No registration required.

Free teen gaming
Join us every Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for fun for teen gaming fans in the 7th-12th grades.  Practice your skills on the Wii and Xbox as well as board games.

Free Superhero Academy
Kids entering first-sixth grades are invited from 1-2:15 p.m. every Thursday this month to build costumes, learn about the science of superheroes and enjoy super activities.

Free baby/toddler time
This event is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.  Recommended for children from six months to three years of age.

Free preschool fun
Preschoolers and their families are invited to an hour of stories and music every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m.

Free technology classes
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Drop in with your technology questions.  Note no tech sessions on June 25, 29 and 30.

Free programmed Nooks
Reminder:  We have nine Nooks and three tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Free downloadable movies
For your viewing pleasure, we have just purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives library patrons unlimited access to thousands of award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed.  You can access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on our library website.

Free downloadable books
We have added six more current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books to our 3M Cloud Library:  “Beach Town” by Mary Kay Andrews is women’s fiction; “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll and “Robert Parker’s Kickback” by Ace Atkins are suspense stories; “Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson is an apocalyptic novel; “The Forgotten Room” by Lincoln Child is an historical suspense story and “The Scarlet Gospels” by Clive Barker is a horror tale.  Access these e-books at our website by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website.  While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics.

Thrillers and mysteries
“The Arc of the Swallow” by S.J. Gazan is a thriller about the death of a scientist on the verge of publishing a controversial new vaccination discovery.  “The Ways of the World” by Robert Goddard is an historical thriller set in World War I.  “Governor’s Wife” by Michael Harvey is the latest installment in the Michael Kelly thriller series.

Other novels
“The Fellowship” by Philip and Carol Zaleski explores the literary lives and friendship of four great English writers – J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield and Charles Williams.  “The Fold” by Peter Clines is a science fiction story.  “Muse” by Jonathan Galassi follows leaders in the New York publishing industry.

Nonfiction
“The Great Detective” by Zach Dundas is a biography of Sherlock Holmes, the most famous detective who never lived.  “The Food Activist Handbook” by Ali Berlow offers tools to help you provide fresh, healthy food for your community.  “Darkness Descending” by Special Forces soldier Ken Jones is a story of survival and endurance after an avalanche.  “81 Days Below Zero” by Brian Murphy is a survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska’s frozen wilderness.  “Buckley and Mailer” by Kevin M. Schultz explores the difficult friendship of two towering intellectual figures of the 1960s.

Story CDs
“God Help the Child” by Tony Morrison is the author’s first novel set in the current time.  “Perfect Match” by Fern Michaels follows a man taking up the matchmaking business. “14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is the latest in the Women’s Murder Club series.  “Past is Present” by Iris Johansen and “The Forgotten Room” by Lincoln Child are thrillers.  “Solitude Creek” by Jeffery Deaver is a Kathryn Dance thriller.  “Memory Man” by David Baldacci is a new mystery series featuring Amos Decker.  “Gathering Prey” by John Sanford is the latest in the Lucas Davenport mystery series.  “The Enemy Inside” by Steve Martini is the latest in the Paul Madriani mystery series.

Music CDs
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you.  You’ll find blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

 Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Dick Robbins, Sandra Mazur and Sheila Lane.

Quotable Quote
“I’ve learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.” – Andy Rooney (1919-2011), American radio and TV writer.

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