1/31/2013 – Concert for children, Valentine crafts for teens and finance lecture for adults





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  • This Saturday, Feb. 2 is “Understanding Finances and
    Debt,” the latest in the Lifelong Learning Lecture series from 1:30 – 2:30. Mike Smedley from
    Bank of the San Juans will discuss a range of topics to improve your
    financial literacy. 
  • Next Saturday, Feb. 9 is a free crafts event for
    seventh – 12th graders. 
    Teens will be making a craft that you can give as a Valentine’s Day
    gift or keep for your own use. No registration is required – drop-ins are
  • The following Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 10 – 11 a.m.,
    singer-songwriter Melanie Milburn will present a musical concert for pre-K
    kids (3-5 years) and their families. 
    Back by popular demand after her highly successful concert at the
    library last June, Melanie is an author and teacher who offers a fun,
    upbeat celebration of youth.


Teen video contest

As well, 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 high-tech training

Our highly
popular free high-tech learning sessions continue. Informal sessions with Cody
are set for Tuesday, Feb. 5 and Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.
– noon.  Bring your devices and tech questions to
Cody.   We also have more formal training
sessions this month that require advance registration for space reasons:  Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 1 – 3 p.m. is Intermediate Word 2010, picking
up where Word Basics left off.  This
class will cover advanced formatting, tables and more. Then next Thursday, Feb.
14 from 10 a.m. – noon is a session on our newest 3M
e-book platform. (first hour) and our new e-audio downloadables,
OneClickDigital (second hour).


Science Fun for kids tomorrow

            This month’s theme
for the free science and technology club for kids in fourth through sixth
grades is paper airplanes.  Join this
free fun group tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 1) from 2 – 3:15.  Registration is required so that we have
enough supplies for everyone.


Games for teens

            Our monthly free game
night for teens in 7th through 12th grades is this coming
Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 4 – 5:30 p.m.  We’ll have our Xbox out along with various
board games.  Snacks are provided.


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.


Alert to Old English students

            For students
studying Old English in school, we have “A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary” by
J.R. Clark-Hall.  This classic dictionary
deals with all the words which occur in Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose.


New novels

            “Walking Dead: The
Road to Woodbury” by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga tells of the aftermath
of a zombie plaque that unleashes its horrors on Atlanta. 
“The Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier explores a Quaker woman’s work
with the Underground Railroad.  “The Road
to Cardinal Valley” by Earlene Fowler is the
follow-up to the author’s “The Saddlemaker’s Wife.”  “Daddy Love” by Joyce Carol Oates is an
emotional look at what happens when a child is abducted. 


Large print thrillers and mysteries

            “Fox Tracks” by
Rita Mae Brown is a mystery in the foxhunting series featuring Sister Jane
Arnold.  “Collateral Damage” by Stuart
Woods is the latest in the Stone Barrington mystery series.  “Nano” is a medical thriller by Robin
Cook.  “Kinsey and Me” by Sue Grafton
features 22 stories that show how much detective Kinsey Millhone is based on
the author’s life. “The Child’s Child” by Barbara Vine is an unusual murder
mystery set in London.
“Dream Eyes” by Jayne Ann Krentz is a murder mystery featuring a psychic
investigator.  “Shadow Woman” by Linda
Howard tells of a woman who has lost her memory.  “Cat in a White Tie and Tails” by Carole
Nelson Douglas is the latest in the ex-alley cat Midnight Louie mystery series.
“Footprints in the Sand” by Mary Jane Clark is the latest in the mystery series
featuring wedding cake decorator Piper Donovan. 


Large print adventure

“Ironhorse” by
Robert Knott is the latest in Robert B. Parker’s adventures set in the Indian Territories.  “Empire and Honor” by W.E.B. Griffin and
William E. Butterworth IV is the latest in the Honor Bound adventure
series.  “Threat Vector” by Tom Clancy is
an adventure featuring Jack Ryan Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus.


Other large print

 “The Sleeping Night” by Barbara Samuel is a
historical romance set in 1940s Texas
after World War II.  “The Rancher” by
Diana Palmer is a romance about the heir to the Skylance Ranch in Texas.  “Changing Trains” is a western by Cynthia
Haseloff featuring a lady gambler.  “The
Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier features Quaker Honor Bright.  “Eight Girls Taking Pictures” by Whitney Otto
tells of eight women crisscrossing the world and a century.   


Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Mary Ann Stewart.


Quotable Quote        

            “The real voyage
of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” –
Marcel Proust (1871-1922),  French
novelist, critic and essayist.     



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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