07/03/2013 – More bestselling e-books to download free from your library

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In
addition, we have a new set of 50 e-books now available with a wide-ranging
selection of authors including Carl Hiaasen, Salman Rushdie, Anne Tyler, E.L.
Doctorow, Tracy Kidder and Fern Michaels.

Unlike
the previous OneClick e-book system, the 3M member libraries actually select
titles for our patrons, many requested by our patrons yourelves.

To
access the new 3M system, go to the home page on the library’s web site at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ where
you will see an e-book box with a red 3M logo and a cloud.  Click on this box and you’ll see a collection
of book cover photos of a wide variety of books under the headings Most
Popular, New Titles This Month, Featured Novels, Featured Nonfiction and
Featured Children’s Books.  You also can
browse by genre.

If
you want some help, go to https://sites.google.com/site/aspencatebooks/
or ask Meg Wempe at one of her Tech Tuesday or Tech Thursday sessions.

The
new 3M Cloud Library system works on all models of Nook, older models of Sony,
and Kobo.  You also can download directly
onto iPads, iPhones, tablets and cell phones with access to the Android
market.  3M is trying to work with Amazon
on a solution to allow Kindles to work with this library system as well. It is
compatible with the Kindle Fire if you download a rather clunky support
app. 

 

Summer Reading Program

      You still can sign up any time before July
11 for this year’s free 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 prizes – a Nook table, one each for kids, teens and adults.  Detailed schedules are available at the
library. 

 

Summer Reading key dates

Don’t
forget that next Wednesday, July 10 is the deadline to turn in your summer
reading records and raffle tickets.  The
free all-ages closing party takes place on Friday, July 12 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
(after the library closes).  It will
include refreshments, activities, music and the grand prize drawing at 6:45
p.m. 

 

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 Adventures of Brer Rabbit” on July 5 and
“Around the World in 80 Days” on July 12.

 

Teen programs

Examples
of free programs for teens this coming week are a teen gaming tournament on
Saturday, July 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (registration required), Teens and Duct
Tape (What’s inside your wallet?) on Monday, July 8 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., and
Teen Techies (11 a.m. – noon) and Teen Gaming (12:30 – 2 p.m.) on Wednesday, July
10.  The film at noon on Friday, July 5
is “Beautiful Creatures.”  

 

Adult programs

Examples
of free programs for adults include films based on books every Friday at 2:30
p.m., with “I am Number Four” on Friday, July 5.

 

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.  A more formal session requiring advance
registration is Universal Class on Wednesday, July 10 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
when you will learn how to use this free online database to explore a variety
of topics at your own pace.

 

DVD movies

            “The Scrambling
Guide to New York City”
by Mur Lafferty is the first volume in anew series of books featuring Zoe
Norris, a book editor.  “Street Kings” is
an action-packed crime thriller.  “Wooly
Boys” is a comedy starring Peter Fonda and Kris Kristofferson.  “Outlaw Justice” is a western featuring Kris
Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Travis Truitt and Waylon Jennings.  “The Denzel Washington Collection” features
four of his films:  “Training Day,” “John
Q.,” “The Pelican Brief” and “Fallen.” 
“BarberShop2” is a comedy sequel. 
“Young Land” stars Dennis Hopper and was an
Academy Award nominee for the song “Strange Are the Ways of Love.”  “Changing Lanes” is a thriller starring Ben
Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson.

 

DVD nonfiction

             “An Alaskan Life of High Adventure” by Jim
Hale tells of his adventures as an mountain guide and explorer. “Soul Surfer”
is the true story of a teen surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack.  “American Meat” is a pro-farmer documentary
about chicken, cattle and hog production in America. 

           

Nonfiction books

            “Engineers of
Victory” by historian Paul Kennedy is a new look at how World War II was
won.  “Mastering Mountain Bike
Skills/second edition” by Brian Lopes and Lee McCormack provides instruction on
trail, downhill, cross-country, racing and other biking experiences.  “Rumsfeld’s Rules” by Donald Rumsfeld
provides lessons in business, politics, war and life from the former Secretary
of Defense.  “The Unwinding” by George
Packer reviews the history of the U.S. over the past three decades
through the lives of several Americans. 
“Keep It Pithy” by Fox commentator Bill O’Reilly is a collection of his
most memorable writings from his bestselling books.  “Impossible Odds” by Jessica Buchanan tells
of her kidnapping and dramatic rescue by SEAL Yeam Six.

                       

Epic poem

            “The Fall of
Arthur” by J.R.R. Tolkien is an almost-finished epic narrative poem by this
great author. 

 

Mysteries and thrillers

             “Revenge Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger is
the sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada.” 
“A Serpent’s Tooth” by Craig Johnson is the latest in the Walt Longmire
mystery series.  “Dead, White, and Blue”
by Carolyn Hart is the latest in the Death on Demand mystery series.  “Time to Kill” by Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin
is a thriller about Islamic terrorists featuring sniper Kyle Swanson.

 

Books and CD

            “The Great
Degeneration” by Niall Ferguson outlines how our institutions are decaying and
economies dying.  “The Searchers” by Alan
Le May is the novel that inspired a movie named the greatest western of all
time.

 

 

Large print

            “Fly Away” by
Kristin Hannah is a woman’s fiction story. 
“Perfect Timing” by Catherine Anderson is the latest in the Harringan
Family romance series.  “The Perfect
Ghost” by Linda Barnes and “Seduction” by M.J. Rose are mysteries.  “The Seventh Victim” by Mary Burton is a
romantic suspense story.

           

Thanks to our donors

For their generous
donation, we thank W.C. and Clareve Enmon. 
We also are deeply grateful to the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation
for a grant to add to and replace titles in our collection. For books and
materials this week, we thank Joe Bauman, the Condons, Kerry Dermody, Scottie
Gibson, Richard Haines, Joan Jesser, Dale Johnson, Don Porterfield, Jim Pruitt
and Valerie Sparrow

 

Quotable Quote

            “God gave us the
gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” –
Voltaire (1694-1778), French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher.

Website

            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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