1/17/2013 – Teen video contest offers prize money for the winner





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The Colorado 2013
Teen Video Challenge is sponsored by the Colorado State Library and is open to
legal U.S.
residents who are residents of Colorado.  Your video must be 30-90 seconds long, promote
the 2013 summer reading theme “Beneath the Surface,” and encourage teens to
read and use libraries this summer.  It
should be generic, promoting libraries in general, not naming your local Sisson

      This is the first year that your Sisson
Library and other Colorado
libraries are participating in this national contest.  There will be one winning video from each
participating state.

      You can get entry forms and more
information from a flyer at the library. 
Or go http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/SummerReading/TeenVidContest.htm.  The deadline for submitting videos and the
required forms is February 20.   


Free high-tech training

Our highly
popular free high-tech learning sessions continue. Informal sessions with Cody
are set for today (Thursday, Jan. 17) from 3 – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m.
– noon and Thursday, Jan. 24
from 3 – 5 p.m.  Bring your devices and tech questions to
Cody.   We also have a formal training session that
requires advance registration for space reasons:  Next Friday, Jan. 25 from 10-noon is a workshop
on blog and website basics where you will learn how to create a basic blog or


Free art fun for kids

            Kids in the
first-third grades are invited to “Art Attack” tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 18) from 2-3 p.m. for some hands-on art and


Free teen gaming fun

            Seventh – 12th
graders are invited to a Teen Sports Gaming session from 2 – 3:30 p.m. next Friday, Jan. 25 and every
fourth Friday of the month.  Join us for
all-sports electronic gaming and snacks.


Conversational Spanish 

            Join Roberta
Strickland, local high school substitute Spanish teacher, for a free weekly
five-week conversational Spanish class that started on Jan. 9 and will continue
for three more Wednesdays from 4:30 –
5:30.  The class is full but
you are welcome to drop in because the attendance varies from week to week.


Books on CD

Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich is the latest in the mystery series featuring
Stephanie Plum.  “The Black Box” by
Michael Connelly is the latest in series featuring LAPD’s Harry Bosch.  “Shiver” by Karen Robards is a mystery
featuring a repo woman named Samantha Jones. 
“The Forgotten” by David Baldacci is a mystery set in Paradise, Florida.  “Collateral Damage” by Stuart Woods is the
latest in the Stone Barrington mystery series. 
“Private London” by James Patterson and Mark Pearson featuring the
world-famous Private detection agency. 
“Two Graves” by Douglas Preston and
Lincoln Child begins with the news that FBI agent Pendergast is alive, nor
murdered.  “Running Wild” by Linda Howard
and Linda Jones is the first book in a steamy new contemporary Western romance


Thrillers and adventure

            “The Intercept” by
Dick Wolf is the first in a new thriller series featuring NYPD Detective Jeremy
Fisk about a possible terrorist threat set days before the July Fourth holiday
and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero.                         


            “The Outpost: An
Untold Story of American Valor” by Jake Tapper, ABC senior White House
correspondent, takes you inside one of the most remote American military bases
in Afghanistan.  “America Again” by Comedy Central host
Stephen Colbert offers thoughts on how America can pull itself back from
the brink to regain its greatness.  “Darwin’s Ghosts: The
Secret History of Evolution” by Rebecca Stott examines the contributions of
many evolutionists across continents and centuries before Darwin.


Large print

            “A Rocky Mountain
Christmas” by William W. and J.A. Johnstone is about a train trapped by an
avalanche in Colorado.  “Roy and Lillie: A Love Story” by Loren D.
Estleman is the fictionalize true story of two people in love who never
met.  ”Dakota Lawman: Last Stand at Sweet
Sorrow” by Bill Brooks in a western set in the Dakota territories.  “Land
of Strangers” by Ray
Hogan contains two western stories.


Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Jerry
Rohwer and Charles Schildhauer.


Quotable Quote        

            “The time you
enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British
philosopher, mathematician, historian and social critic.     



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information on library books, services and programs – and to reserve books from
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