1/03/2013 – Free gaming fun for teens and a lecture on women in Islam





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Then this Saturday, Jan. 5 Dennis
Aronson will give a free lecture on Woman in Islam from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. He will discuss the
challenges faced by Muslin women in the world today.  Dennis has lived in Muslim countries for
eight years.  He served as a Peace Corps
volunteer in Afghanistan
in the mid-1960s and taught English in Saudi Arabia.


Conversational Spanish

            Join Roberta
Strickland, local high school substitute Spanish teacher, for a free weekly
five-week conversational Spanish class starting next Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 4:30 – 5:30.  The signup sheet at the library allows for 30


Science Fun for kids

            This month’s
Science Fun session for fourth through sixth grades tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 4)
will explore the phase changes of root beer floats from 2 – 3:15 p.m. 
Registration is required to be sure we have enough supplies for



            Kids aged 6-13 are
invited to join the monthly LEGO Club that meets this month on Saturday, Jan.
12 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.  Bring your imagination – the LEGOs are


Free high-tech training

2013 opens with a
great variety of free high-tech learning sessions. Informal sessions with Cody are
set for today (Thursday, Jan. 3) from 3
– 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 10 – noon and Thursday, Jan. 10 from 3 – 5 p.m. We also have two formal training
session to start the year that require advance registration for space reasons:  Tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 4) from 10
a.m. – noon
you can learn how to use Microsoft Word and Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 1-3 p.m. you
can see how easy it is to video chat using Skype.


Books on CD

            “The Art Forger”
by B.A. Shapiro follows a Degas painting stolen from the Isabella Stewart
Gardner Museum
in Boston – or
his this a forgery?  “Meet Me at
Emotional Baggage Claim” by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella shows how
a mother’s love translates across state lines and over personal boundaries.  “The Twelve” by Justin Cronin is the second
book about an unforgettable world transformed by a government experiment gone
horribly wrong.


Mysteries, thrillers and adventure

            “Shadow Creek” by
Joy Fielding tells of a scary adventure in the Adirondacks
that involves people dealing with their own serious issues even before the
nightmare begins.  “Shiver” by Karen
Robards follows a woman taken hostage by a man escaping from drug runners.  “The Child’s Child” by Ruth Rendall writing
as Barbara Vine is a novel-within-a-novel about brothers and sisters and the
violence lurking behind our society’s taboos. 
“Nano” by Robin Cook is a medical thriller about a nanotechnology
institute in Colorado.  “Heroes Proved” by Oliver North is a tale of
global intrigue, military action and suspense set in the year 2032 written by
the man President Reagan called “an America hero.”  “Cross Roads” by Wm. Paul Young follows an
egotistical self-made man as he “awakens” after being comatose from a cerebral


How-to and self-help

            “Things I Wish I’d
Known: Cancer Caregivers Speak Out” by Deborah J. Cornwall offers advice for
both caregivers and patients.  “The Best
Care Possible” by Ira Byock, M.D. presents a physician’s agenda for compassionate
end-of-life care.  “Doctor, Your Patient
Will See You Now” by Steven Z. Kussin, M.D. helps you gain the upper hand in
your medical care.

The Ernst &
Young Tax Guide for 2013 is now available, and it includes ongoing access
throughout the 2012 tax return filing season to ey.com/EYTaxGuide.  We also have the 2013 Private Pilot Test Prep
guide that includes free online updates and a free email subscription service.  “Mastering Comics” by Jessica Abel and Matt
Madden shows you how to “draw words and write pictures.”  “Tiny Whittling” by Steve Tomashek teaches the
beginner how to whittle 20 different whimsical miniature creatures.                      


Large print

            “The Marseille
Caper” by Peter Mayle returns to Provence,
where this time Sam Levitt is involved in a real estate grab.  “Some Like It Hawk” by Donna Andrews is the
latest in the Meg Langslow mystery series. 
“The Buzzard Table” by Margaret Maron is the latest in the Deborah Knott
mystery series.                                           


Thanks to our donors

            We are grateful to
Donald Logan and Patricia Howard for their generous gift in honor of Bob and
Carole Howard, and also to Rice Reavis for his donation.  For books and materials this week, we thank
Diane Bower, Peggy Bull, Sandy Kobrock and Carol Sheets.  


Quotable Quote        

            “The will to
succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.” – Retired
basketball coach Bobby Knight, who won 902 NCAA Division men’s college
basketball games, second only to his former player Mike Krzyzewski.                                                                                                                                                       


For more information on library books, services and
programs – and to reserve books from the comfort of your home – please visit
our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.

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