New events for fall and a request for volunteers
With the school year starting, we are beginning to announce new fall activities for all ages to keep our offerings interesting, fresh and fun:
**Every Thursday starting today (September 1) from 10-11 a.m., a new Open Play session for ages five and under provides fun toys, puppets, puzzles and more for an hour of open playtime. Youngsters can socialize, pretend, play and pick up a few books while they are here.
**By popular request, we’ll host a new gaming session just for tweens from 4-5:30 p.m. next Thursday, October 8. Fourth-eighth graders can enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.
**Watch for other new activities including special events and digital photography lessons in future Library News columns.

Meanwhile, we are looking for volunteers to help us with CD cleaning, taking our recyclables away, beautifying the library by straightening shelves and dusting the top of audio books, as well as helping with adult programs. If you are interested, please phone us at 264-2208 or come into the library to express your interest. We look forward to welcoming you to our library volunteer family.

Labor Day holiday
Your library will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

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, tweens/teens and adults.

Backpacks available for free checkout
Thanks to a partnership between the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library, we have two backpacks for free checkout that contain a state park pass, binoculars, a wildlife guide, a trees and wildlife guide, a book about the 42 state parks, and more. The backpacks can be checked out for a full week and renewed for an additional week. They cannot be placed on hold. Consider it a “Lucky Day” pickup.

Free all-ages gaming
Join us tomorrow (Friday, September 2) from 2-3:15 p.m. to enjoy video gaming on the Wii and X-box 360 Kinect with your friends and family.

Free tech sessions
Rachael is available for Tech Tuesday sessions 10-noon. Drop in with your technology questions. Note no Tech Thursdays for the next several months because there will be sessions at the Community Center on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please let Rachael know what technology classes you would like to have taught in the future.

Free teen gaming
Teen gaming happens Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for fans in the 7th-12th grades. Enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.

Teen advisory board
Today (Thursday, September 1) 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.

Free kids storytime
Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., join Michael for great stories, fun songs and plenty of reasons to get up and move. This is an excellent way for kids of all ages to have fun while building the skills they need to become independent readers.

Free baby storytime
Every Saturday from 9:05 to 9:25 a.m., join Michael for a short session of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones. Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.

Free toddler storytime
Every Saturday from 9:30 – 10 a.m., join Michael for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays with open play afterwards. Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.

Large print
“Insidious” by Catherine Coulter is an FBI thriller. “Smooth Operator” by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall is a new mystery series featuring Stone Barrington and Teddy Fay. “The Book That Matters Most” by Ann Hood revolved around book club members’ favorites. “Truly Madly Guilty” by Liane Moriarty begins with a suburban family BBQ. “Daughters of the Bride” by Susan Mallery starts with the planning of three sister’s mother’s wedding. “All Is Not Forgotten” by Wendy Walker is a mystery. “Night and Day” by Iris Johansen is an Eve Duncan mystery.

“Grown Ups” is a comedy starring Adam Sandler. “1776” is a musical celebration of the founding of our country. “How We Got To Now” looks at the history and power of great ideas. “Forks Over Knives” explores the idea that degenerative diseases can be controlled by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

“Magic” by Danielle Steel begins with a lavish dinner party in Paris. “The Games” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan is a Private mystery about the Rio Olympic Games. “The Black Widow” by Daniel Silva is a Gabriel Allon mystery. “Guilty Minds” by Joseph Finder is a mystery centering on social media gossip about the chief justice of the Supreme Court. “The Singles Game” by Lauren Weisberger tells the story of an American tennis star.

“Service Tails” by Ace Collins is a collection of stories about remarkable service dogs. “The Big Thing” by Phyllis Korkki shows you how to complete your creative project even if you are a procrastinator. “Presto!” by Penn Jillette is an unconventional weight loss tale. “Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/5th edition” by Dr. Roger Murphree describes how to handle these two diseases. “Make It Easy” by Stacie Billis includes 120 mix-and-match recipes.

Other novels
“Another Brooklyn” by Jacqueline Woodson follows four girls whose friendship begins in 1970s Brooklyn.

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.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Gabriel Cersonsky and several anonymous donors. For a generous donation, we are grateful to Nicki Weaver.

Quotable Quote
“To build may have to be the slow laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, author and World War II wartime leader.

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