More free fun Summer Reading activities underway for all ages

Here is just a small sample of the wide variety of free fun Summer Reading activities underway for all ages at your library between now and July 29.  You can register at the library or online at our website http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.
Today (Thursday, June 23) kids in the first-sixth grades meet from 1-2:15 p.m. to explore the summer Olympics.
Tomorrow (Friday, June 24) from 2-3 p.m. is an all-ages Cookie Cook-off.  Bring two dozen cookies you have baked.  Judging will be in three age categories – 13 and younger, teens and adults.  Parents must attend with a child.  Registration required.
Monday, June 27 from 3-4 p.m. is Tai Chi for 7th-12th grades.
Next Wednesday, June 29 is the latest adult DIY session at 1 p.m. to learn how to do paper marbling.
Also next Wednesday, June 29 fourth-eighth graders will make paracord bracelets from 4-5:30 p.m.
Adults interested in meeting new people while taking a walk and discussing books should join us for a 30-minute walk Thursday, June 30 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.  No preassigned book.
Also Thursday, June 30 kids in the first-sixth grades meet from 1-2:15 p.m. to explore the library’s outdoor garden to see what bugs live out there.
Detailed Summer Reading schedules for all ages are available at the library.   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.

Fond farewell to Jackie
Your library is hosting a farewell open house for Jackie Welch next Wednesday, June 29 from 2-4 p.m. to thank her for her great work and wish her well as she retires as director of the library.  We hope you will join us to honor this accomplished woman.  See the June 9th Library News column at our website for details of Jackie’s career.

Free Spanish classes today
The fifth session in the six-week Spanish language class taught by Jean Broderick takes place today (Thursday, June 23) from 5-6:30 p.m. and continues through June 30.

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 today (June 23) and June 28.

Free teen gaming
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.

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.

Free baby and toddler storytimes
Stories, songs and fingerplays with Miss Leah for you and your little ones on Saturdays.  Note split sessions:  Baby time from 9:05 to 9:25 for 0 to 12 months.  Toddlers from 9:30 – 10 a.m.  for 12-36 months.  If you have multiple little ones, please come to whatever storytime is most convenient for you and your family.

“Deadpool” is a Marvel Comics film.  “Hot Shots” is a spoof of “Top Gun.” “Rocknrolla” is a gangster comedy. “James Michener’s Centennial” is the complete TV series.  “Heartland” is the complete first season.  “India” is a high-end travel guide to Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan by Rudy Maxa.  “Little Women” stars Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon.  “The Hurt Locker” won six Academy Awards in 2010.  “And Then There Were None” is an adaption of an Agatha Christie crime story.

“Grunt” by Mary Roach explores the science of war.  “Drive!” by Lawrence Goldstone is a new history of the birth of the automobile.  “Lily and the Octopus” by Steven Rowley is the story of the love between a man and his aging dog.

Mysteries and suspense
“Ink and Bone” by Lisa Unger is a psychological thriller.  “End of Watch” by Stephen King is the finale to a supernatural trilogy.  “A Study in Sable” my Mercedes Lackey is an Elemental Masters psychic story.  “Amy Snow” by Tracy Rees follows a series of coded letters.  “Marrow Island” by Alexis M. Smith returns to a Pacific Northwest island rebuilding 20 years after an earthquake.  “Dishonorable Intentions” by Stuart Woods is a Stone Barrington mystery.  “The House of Secrets” by Brad Meltzer focuses on a book belonging to Benedict Arnold hidden in a corpse.  “Zero K” by Don Delillo features a remote compound where death is controlled and bodies preserved until a future time when  biomedical advances can return them to life.

Other novels
“Homegoing” by Yaa Guasi follows two half-sisters from Ghana, one living in luxury and the sold into slavery.  “I Almost Forgot about You” by Terry McMillan tells of a successful but restless woman making major changes in her life.  “They May Not Mean To, But They Do” by Cathleen Schine features a family matriarch dealing with the reappearance of am old suitor.   “The Cavedon Luck” by Barbara Taylor Bradford is an epic saga set in World War II England.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Randall Davis and Jeanne Kaiser.  We are especially grateful for generous donations in memory of Scottie Gibson from Robyn Alspach, Bob and Carole Howard, Fran Jenkins, Betti Moderhack, Bob and Sara Scott, and Jackie Welch.  We also are grateful to Muriel Eason for her monetary donation.

Quotable Quote
“He who is outside the door has already a good part of the journey behind him.” – Dutch proverb.

Save the date for book fair
Mark your calendars for August 12-13 for the Friends of the Library annual book sale at the Centerpoint Church.  We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join the Friends, either at the library or at the door on Friday evening, when you’ll get the opportunity to purchases books, CDs and DVDs at greatly discounted prices ahead of the public on Saturday.  Individual membership is $15, family membership is $25 and lifetime membership is $100 per person.

Free downloadable e-books
Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are being added regularly to our 3M Cloud Library.  Access these e-books 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 in many genres.

Free downloadable films
For your viewing pleasure, we have purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives you unlimited access to more than 7,500 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.  Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the library’s website.  Use “Quick Pick,” the discovery tool that lets you sample movies like you would music.

Free programmed Nooks
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.

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