1/24/2013 – Help for job seekers at your library

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This website
allows you to access a wealth of information about more than 6,000 job openings
statewide.  It also provides material on
how to upgrade your training and skills, help with your unemployment insurance
benefits, access financial resources if you have lost your job, write a more
persuasive resume and polish your interview skills.

      The website also explains how to apply for
unemployment benefits.  As well, we have an
unemployment hotline available on Thursday afternoons from 1-4, and a 14-page
brochure titled “Your Guide to Unemployment Benefits.”

      A total of 46 libraries across Colorado are
participating in this Virtual
Workforce Center
project, which has particular advantages for rural communities such as ours
that are far away from the broader resources of urban centers.

     

Free high-tech training

Our highly
popular free high-tech learning sessions continue. Informal sessions with Cody
are set for today (Thursday, Jan. 24) from 3 – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m.
– noon and Thursday, Jan. 31
from 3 – 5 p.m.  Bring your devices and tech questions to
Cody.   We also have two more formal training sessions
this month that requires advance registration for space reasons:  Tomorrow (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 website. Then next Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 1-3 p.m. is a session on uploading and
organizing your digital photos.

 

Teen video contest

      Teens
aged 13-18 – individually or in teams – are invited to enter a nationwide video
contest to promote Colorado libraries’ 2013 summer reading programs.  The winning video will net its teen
creator(s) a cash prize of $275 – plus prizes worth $125 for their local
library.  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.  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 teen gaming fun

            Seventh – 12th
graders are invited to a Teen Sports Gaming session from 2 – 3:30 p.m. tomorrow (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 two

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

            “Thomas Jefferson:
The Art of Power” by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham is a biography about
Jefferson the man, the politician and the president.  “Open Heart” by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie
Wiesel is a memoir in which the author, at age 82, reflects on his life.  “Nano” by Robin Cook follows the latest
adventures of Pia Grazadani, the embattled student from “Death Benefits,” in
this medical thriller.  “The First
Prophet” by Kay Hooper tells of the team of psychics within the FBI.

            .

Nonfiction

            “The Big Rich: The
Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes” by Bryan Burrough chronicles
the rise and fall of one of the great economic and political powerhouses of the
20th century – Texas
oil.  “Antifragile” by Nassim Nicholas
Taleb reveals his ideas on how to thrive in an uncertain world.  “Tap Dancing to Work” by investor Warren
Buffett and Fortune magazine editor Carol J. Loomis is an updated collection of
the best Buffett articles published in the magazine between 1966 and 2012.  “Wheat Belly Cookbook” by Dr. William David
offers 150 recipes to show you how to lose the wheat, lose the weight and find
your path back to health,                                         

Large print westerns

            “Kill the Indian”
by Johnny D. Boggs is the latest in the series featuring Comanche Daniel
Killstraight.  “Sky Blue” by Max Brand tells
of a shiftless man and a magnificent stallion that changes his life.  “Saddle Tramp” by Todhunter Ballard follows a
drafter who prefers peace to trouble until he is pushed too far.  “Law at Angel’s Landing” by Wayne D.
Overholser is set in a gold mining town in the hills of Colorado. 
“A Bullet for Billy” by Bill Brooks features drifter and former Texas
Ranger Jim Glass.  “Royal Bridesmaids” is
an anthology of three marriage stories by Stephanie Laurens, Gaelen Foley and
Loretta Chase.

 

Other large print

            “Don’t Say a Word”
is a romantic suspense story by Beverly Barton. 
“Book, Line and Sinker” by Jenn McKinlay is the latest in the library
lover’s mystery series.  “The Dog Stars”
by Peter Heller follows the adventures of a man who survived the flu that
killed everyone he knows.  “Death of a
Neighborhood Witch” by Laura Levine is the latest in the Jaine Austen mystery
series.  “Goldberg Variations” by Susan
Isaacs is about a grandmother who has a kingdom to bequeath to one of the
grandchildren she hardly knows.

                                                                       

Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Norbert Lechner and Gary Weger.

 

Quotable Quote        

            “Strive not to be
a success but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955),
German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity.     

                                                                                                             

Website          

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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