Fly fishing lessons, free legal clinic and music club for adults
We have three special free events for adults to highlight for this coming week:
► Our wildly popular fly fishing class is back – but note that registration is required in person or by phone to your library at 264-2209. Mark will provide classroom instruction on Tuesday, July 10 from 9-11 a.m. Demos and casting practice takes place at Yamaguchi Park on Thursday, July 12 from 9-11 a.m. Please bring your own equipment if you have it. An optional field trip to the river will take place on Saturday, July 14.
► To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Program theme Libraries Rock, your library is hosting a music club next Thursday, July 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. where you can come to talk music with others. It’s like a book club except you listen to music and talk about your favorite artists, albums and songs. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
► Next Friday, July 13 from 2-3 p.m. a free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney will take place via computer link. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for legal issues in the areas of family law, civil litigation, property tax, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, veterans benefits and civil protection orders. Please check in at the registration desk. This clinic takes place the second Friday of every month.
Friends of the Library book sale
One of the most popular events of the summer – the Friends of the Library book sale – takes place on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. Friday’s potluck and preview sale for members starts at 5 p.m. The Saturday sale for the public runs from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., an hour longer than last year, and unsold items will be marked down to half price in the afternoon. Watch for more details as the date gets closer, and be sure to mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it.
Summer Reading Program underway
The free Summer Reading Program for all ages is on now through July 27. Sign up at the desk or register from home on our website to get started and pick up (or print out) your first bingo cards. You will receive a free book each time you turn in a completed bingo sheet, and kids also will have the option of getting a small toy out of our treasure chest. Completing bingo sheets also enters you into the drawing for our grand prizes that will be awarded for each age group at our closing Summer Reading party on Friday, July 27 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. when everyone will enjoy live music, food and crafts. (Note that you must be present at the party to win a prize.)
Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free Summer Reading Program events and other 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, tweens/teens and adults.
Teen advisory board today
Today, Thursday, July 5, the teen advisory board meets from 4-5 p.m. Bring your fun and innovative ideas to help us plan teen programs. Share an idea to pick out a free book.
SR Club for kids tomorrow
Every Friday we’ll have fun Summer Reading Club events for kids from 2-3:30 p.m. July 6 you’ll design your own pet rocks. July 13 you’ll have fun with rockin’ games. July 20 you’ll create a sand art masterpiece.
Read to a therapy dog Saturday
Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. – noon, youngsters from K-fifth grades are invited to share their favorite books with Hondo, a therapy dog who loves listening to stories, at a free Paws to Read session. This is a great way for beginning readers to build confidence.
Free gaming for 4th-8th grades is Monday, July 9 from 4-5 p.m. Enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.
Adult book club
Our free adult book club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. to discuss alternating fiction and nonfiction titles. On July 10 we will discuss “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens. Stop by to pick up a copy. Light snacks and beverages will be served. No registration required.
Free teen gaming happens on Tuesdays from 4–5:30 p.m. for teens in the 7th-12th grades. Enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.
The free role-playing game for 7th-12th graders takes place Wednesday, July 11 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Use your imagination to go on adventures and battle monsters. You can join this group any time.
Join us for this free basic course next Wednesday, July 11 from 4-5 p.m. to improve your ability to speak and understand Spanish. We will be starting from the beginning.
Fourth-12th graders are invited to stop by the library to paint some rocks next Thursday, July 12 from 4-5 p.m.
Adult education summer schedule
Our free PALS (Pagosa Adult Learning Services) is working on a summer schedule – from 2-7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Come to your library to get help with high school equivalency, GED, college prep, financial aid, tutoring and more.
Free tech sessions
Drop in with your technology questions on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. Note no Tech Time today, July 5.
Join us on alternate Mondays and Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. for free sessions to learn a technology skill or application. July 12 is Windows 10. July 16 is creating resumes on Microsoft Word. July 26 is saving photos to the cloud using a variety of online platforms. July 30 is Google maps.
Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. and Saturday from 9:30-10 a.m., join us for free great stories, fun songs and plenty of reasons to get up and move. This is an excellent way for babies, toddlers and youngsters of all ages to have fun while building the skills they need to become independent readers.
“Masters of Photography” is part of the National Geographic Great Courses series. “Charged” is a survival and love story about a man shocked by 2400 volts of electricity. “Lilo & Stitch” is a Disney animated adventure. “Inspector Lewis” is the pilot and complete first season of this PBS Masterpiece Mystery.
“What Einstein Got Wrong” and “Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality” are part of the Great Courses science series. “American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents” analyzes more than two centuries of American wars. “Spanish” is the Pimsleur Express instruction with 13 interactive conversations.
Mysteries and thrillers
“The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hilderbrand begins when a body is found just hours before a wedding. “Bring Me Back” by B.A. Paris is a psychological suspense story.
“The Skaar Invasion” by Terry Brooks is the second book of the four-part conclusion to the Shannara fantasy series.
How-to and self-help
“Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” by virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier offers reasons for you to leave your online platforms. “Ageless Brain” from the editors of Prevention magazine offers tips to help you think faster, remember more and stay sharper. “The Drought Resilient Farm” by Dale Strickler is a guide to keep water in your soil and help your plants and livestock access it. “Backpacker Hidden Gems” by Maren Horjus describes 100 undiscovered hikes in America.
“The Book of Enoch” is an ancient Jewish religious work attributed to the great grandfather of Noah, but it is not included in the Bible. “The Faith of Dolly Parton” by Dudley Delffs documents how her faith has inspired her – and the author – throughout her life. “Famous Father Girl” by Jamie Bernstein is the memoir of Leonard Bernstein’s daughter. “The Right Answer” by U.S. Congressman John K. Delaney is a call for bipartisan action, entrepreneurial action and a renewed commitment to American values.
We have nine free Nooks and three free 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.
Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are being added regularly to our free 3M Cloud Library. Access them 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.
For your viewing pleasure, we offer IndieFlix, a free 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.
Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank our anonymous donors.
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