Free do-it-yourself adult terrarium event next Wednesday
Please join us next Wednesday, August 26 at 4 p.m. to learn how to make your own terrarium for work or home.  Advance registration is required for this free event so we know how many supplies we need to purchase.

This workshop is the third in the series of monthly adult DIY events led by our own Meg Wempe, the first two being making cheese in June and making sushi in July.

Annual book sale this weekend
Please join us for the Friends of the Library’s annual book sale tomorrow (Friday, August 21) and Saturday, August 22.  Tomorrow’s event from 5-8 p.m. is for members of The Friends, who will enjoy a potluck, short meeting and first access to the sale items; and then Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. is for the general public.  You get hard cover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs at greatly discounted prices, and the library benefits from this hugely important fundraising event for us.  The two-day event takes place at the Centerpoint Church, 2750 Cornerstone Drive in the Aspen Village Center south of Hwy 160, behind the Boulder Coffee Cafe.  We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join the Friends, either at the library or at the door on Friday evening.  Individual membership is $15, family membership is $25 and lifetime membership is $100 per person.

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.

New teen advisory group
Join us today (Thursday, August 20) from 4 – 5 p.m. for the second meeting of a new teen advisory group where we want to listen to your fun and innovative ideas for programs for the seventh-12th grades.

Free Pokemon card battles
Teens in the fifth-12th grade are invited on Monday, August 24 from 2-3:30 p.m. to join us to battle your friends with your favorite Pokemon cards.  We have a few loaner decks.

Free movie Fridays
Join us tomorrow, August 21 at noon for popcorn and a PG movie suitable for teens and kids.   Our contract does not allow us to identify the movies in the media, but you can pick up the activities calendars in the library with the film names and their ratings (PG or PG-13).

Free teen gaming
Join us Tuesday, August 25 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 baby/toddler time
This time is a half hour of playtime and socialization for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m. Come meet other children and parents — we’ll pull out games for all to share.  Recommended for children from six months to three years of age.

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.  A more formal session requiring advance registration covers iPad Intermediate on Monday, August 24 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  You must provide your own registered iPad.

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 purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives library patrons 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.  Also, PBS content is now live on the IndieFlix website.  You can access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on our library website.

Free downloadable books
We have added seven more current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books to our 3M Cloud Library.  They are “Among the Ten Thousand Things,” a coming-of-age novel by Julia Pierpont; “Armada,” a thriller by Steven Wilson; “The Little Paris Bookshop,” a psychological story by Nina George; “The Novel Habits of Happiness,” a contemporary British story by Alexander McCall Smith; and three crime stories: “Nemesis” by Catherine Coulter, “Speaking in Bones” by Kathy Reichs and “The Cartel” by Don Winslow.  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.

“A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” is a new memoir by former President Jimmy Carter.  “The ADHD Advantage” by psychiatrist Dale Archer offers an inspiring new way to view your or a loved one’s diagnosis.  “Death in Florence” by Paul Strathern is an historical look at the rivalry between the ruling Medicis and a religious fanatic in the 15th century.  “The Born Frees” by Kimberly Burge explores members of a young women’s writing group in post-apartheid South Africa.  “Modern Romance” by comedian Aziz Ansari looks at the changed culture of finding romance today.

Large print
“Borrowed Crime” and “Lending a Paw” by Laurie Cass are Bookmobile Cat mysteries.  “The Color of Justice” by Ace Collins and “Men of Valor” by Irene Hannon are Christian mysteries.  “A Beauty So Rare” by Tamera Alexander is a Belmont Mansion Christian novel.  “Plain Killing” by Emma Miller is an Amish mystery.  “The Long and Faraway Gone” by Lou Berney is a mystery set in Oklahoma City.

Dreamworks’ “Home” is an animated comedy.  “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” contains several special features.  “Failure to Launch” is a romantic comedy.  “Racing Hearts” is a love story.  “Breaking Bad” is the complete fourth season.

Thrillers and mysteries
“Lord of the Wings” by Donna Andrews is the latest in the comedy mystery series featuring Meg Langslow.  “Devil’s Bridge” by Linda Fairstein is the 17th in the Alexander Cooper thriller series.

Other novels
“Wishes for Christmas” by Fern Michaels features the heroines from her Sisterhood and Godmothers series.  “The Sword of the South” by David Weber begins a new epic fantasy series.  “Dragonbane” by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the latest in the Dark Hunter series.  “The Dark Forest” by Cixin Liu is the second in the sci-fi trilogy by this Chinese author, translated by Joel Martinsen.

Story CDs
“Naked Greed” by Stuart Woods is a Stone Barrington mystery.  “The Melody Lingers On” by Mary Higgins Clark follows characters involved in a Ponzi scheme.  “Truth or Die” by James Patterson and Howard Roughan features an attorney investigating the death of his journalist girlfriend.  “Code of Conduct” by Brad Thor is a thriller in the Scot Havath series.  “Wicked Charms” by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton is a mystery.  “Tom Clancy Under Fire” by Grant Blackwood is the latest in the Jack Ryan Jr. series.  “The English Spy” by Daniel Silva is the latest in the Gabriel Allon mystery series.  “The Insider Threat” by Brad Thor is a Pike Logan thriller.

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 John Costa, Diane Davis, Mike Dacus, Cindy Galabota, Sue Ellen Haning, Lisa Kelly and many, many anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote
“Our lives begin to ebb the day we become silent about the things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), American Baptist minister and leader of the African-American civil rights movement.

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