10/10/2013 – Fall Lifelong Learning lectures begin next week

·        
Oct. 17 – Nutritious Holidays:  Joan Ward from the Wellness
Center at the Pagosa Springs
Medical Center
will teach you tips and recipe modifications for healthful holiday eating.

·        
Oct. 24 – Recent Research at Chimney Rock
National Monument:  Archeologist Dr. Wendy Sutton will update you
on the latest news from this ancient Pueblo
community.

·        
Oct. 31 – West Nile Virus:  Dr. Donald Bruning reviews the history and
growth of this disease.

·        
Nov. 7 – African Safari:  Susan McAdams takes you on a photo safari
showcasing the birds and animals of the Dark Continent.

·        
Nov. 14 – Women in Islam: A World of
Contradictions: Dr. Dennis Aronson covers the lives of Muslim women in
different parts of the world.

·        
Nov. 21 – Stress Reduction:  Wellness manager Carol Anderson from the Pagosa Media
Center provides
techniques to reduce stress in your life.

 

Tweens Book Club tomorrow

            Tomorrow (Friday,
Oct. 11) the new free Tween Book Club will discuss “Frindle” by Andrew Clements
from 2 – 3:15 p.m.   It is the story of a
fifth grader named Nick Allen who is known as a troublemaker at school.  He is not keen about his teacher, a
disciplinarian with x-ray vision who loves the dictionary, which Nick finds
boring.  Then suddenly he becomes
fascinated by words, and his enthusiasm spreads beyond his school and
town.  This is a fun book about creative
thought and the power of words.  The book
club meets on the second Friday of every month at the library.  Registration is required. 

                       

Find new authors you will like

            Join us tomorrow
(Friday, Oct. 11) for an introduction to NoveList from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m.  Learn how to find author read-alikes, book
discussion guides, recommended reading for all ages and more from this free
online resource.

 

LEGO contest on Saturday

            Our annual LEGO
contest takes place this Saturday, Oct. 12. 
Pre-registration is required, and the contest is limited to 18
participants.  Entries must be built
ahead of time using your own blocks. 
Prizes will be awarded for each of three ages categories – seven and
under, ages 8-11, and ages 12-17.  An
additional prize also will be awarded for the Judges’ Choice.  More details and a full list of the rules are
available at the library.

           

Wise Traditions on Saturday

            Join us this
Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. for lectures and lively discussions on
dietary needs, agriculture, medical traditions and more.  No registration necessary.

 

Free technology classes

            Meg
Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions
10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. 
Join her for one-on-one informal help with your computer or tablet
issues.  A more formal session on Excel Basics
takes place Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  This class requires registration.  Pick up the complete adult programs calendar
at the library.

 

Free Spanish classes

            The fourth of a six-week Spanish class takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4:30
– 5:30 p.m. for all ages taught by Roberta Strickland.  The book used in class costs $8 and can be
purchased at the library.  Registration
is required.  You do not have to attend
all sessions to participate.

 

Free teen gaming

            Every
Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. we host Teen Gaming (X-box, Wii, board games and
Pokemon Card Battles, and you are welcome to bring other trading card battle
games.  Snacks provided. 

 

DVDs

            “Cadfael” is the
PBS mystery series set in war-torn medieval England.  “Elizabeth:
The Golden Age” is a historical thriller starring Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey
Rush. 

 

Large print

            “Compound
Fractures” by Stephen White is the conclusion to the decades-long saga
featuring Alan Gregory.  “The Hero” by
Robyn Carr is a romance in the Thunder Point series.   “Bones of the Lost” by Kathy Reichs is the
latest in the mystery series featuring forensic scientist Temperance
Brennan.  “Under the Texas Sky” is a
romance by Dorothy Garlock.  “Gunlock” is
a western by Wayne D. Overholser. 
“Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones” by Kaitlyn Dunnett is the latest
in the Liss MacCrimmon mystery series. 
“Protector” by Diana Palmer is a romance.  “W is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton is the
latest in the mystery series featuring Kinsey Millhone. 

           

CDs

            “Paris”
by Edward Rutherfurd is a 30-CD disc saga following the lives of several
families in Paris
over the centuries.  “Dick Francis’s
Refusal” is the latest in the horce racing mystery series.  “The Whole Enchilada” by Diane Mott Davudson
is the laest in the mystery series featuring caterer Goldy Schulz.  “Never Go Back” is the latest in the Jack
Reacher mystery series.  “Damned If You
Do” is the latest in Robert B. Parker’s mystery series featuring Jesse
Stone.  “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert
Galbraith is a debut mystery series featuring Det. Cormoran. 

 

Mysteries and thrillers

            “Second Watch” by
J.A. Jance is a thriller featuring Seattle Det. J.P. Beaumont.  “Never Go Back” by Lee Child is the latest in
the Jack Reacher mystery series.  “Killing
Custer” by Margaret Coel is a suspense story showcasing Native American culture
and history.

 

Nonfiction

            “A Lifetime of
Dissent” is a collection of articles on the critical issues of our times. 

                                                 

Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Mark Brown, Donna Elliott, Ali Evans, Cindi
Galabota, Scottie Gibson, Carole Howard, Mark Kimmel, Kay McKinnon, Kristine
MacNeill,  Sepp Ramsperger, Darien Roseen, Sara Wilson, Bruce Young, Sheila
Lane, Dick Robbins and several anonymous donors.

 

Quotable Quote

            “If you’re the
smartest person in the room, find another room.”  — Michael Dell, American business leader,
investor, philanthropist and author.

Website

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

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