10/17/13 – Digital versions of Pagosa SUN newspaper now available

Thanks to generous donations by the
Women’s Civic Club, recently disbanded, and the Friends of the Library, the
library’s collection of Pagosa Springs SUN newspapers going back to 1870 has
been digitized.  You can access the
papers at a special dedicated computer at the library.  Unfortunately, because of copyright issues,
you can’t do this from home on your personal computer.

            Every
one of the articles and photos – even including the classified ads – from more
than 7,000 issues of The SUN have been scanned from our microfilm files by the
Creekside Digital company in Maryland. 
The images have been stored as pdf files and a comprehensive index has
been created.  Just do a keyword search
for whatever you want to see.  It’s easy
– and it’s just like reading the entire paper on the computer.

            Since
our microfilm reader is on its last legs, we are grateful that we are able to
take advantage of the latest digital technology to preserve our SUN newspapers
and make them easily accessible for you. 

 

Free art fun

            “Art Attack” for
first-third grades takes place tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 18) from 2-3 p.m.

 

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 Digital Photos
takes place Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  You will learn how to organize, edit and
share your photos on your computer.  This
class requires registration.  

 

Free Spanish classes

            The fifth of a six-week Spanish class takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 23 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 crafts for teens

            A teen crafts
session called “Make It!” takes place Monday, Oct. 21 from 4 – 5 p.m. for
seventh – 12th graders.

 

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

            “World War Z” is
an action thriller starring Brad Pitt. 
“Iron Man 3” is an adventure starring Robert Downey Jr.  “The Wizard of Oz” is a 75th anniversary
collection of this beloved classic.  “From
Russia
with Love” and “Dr. No” are James Bond thrillers starring Sean Connery.  “Admission” is a heartwarming comedy starring
Tina Fey.

           

CDs

            “The Sound of the
Furry” by Spencer Quinn is the sixth installment of the Chet (canine narrator)
and Bernie (human partner) mystery series. 
“The Mayan Secrets” by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry is an adventure
story set in Mexico.  “Evil Eye” by Joyce Carol Oates contains four
chilling novellas about love.  “The Whole
Enchilada” by Diane Mott Davidson is the latest in the mystery series featuring
caterer Goldy Schultz. 

 

Mysteries and thrillers

            “The Edge of
Normal” by Carla Norton explores the life of a woman who escapes from captivity
after being kidnapped.  “Deceived” by
Randy Wayne White is the second in a new series featuring Hannah Smith.  “The Quest” by Nelson DeMille is an adventure
set in Rome and Ethiopia.  “The Whole Enchilada” by Diane Mott Davidson
is the latest in the mystery series featuring caterer Goldy Schultz. 

           

Other new fiction

            “Madd Addam” by
Margaret Atwood is the concluding book of her science fiction trilogy.  “Styxx” by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the latest in
the Dark-Hunter fantasy series. 
“Someone” by Alice McDermott takes readers through the unforgettable 20th
century life of a Brooklyn-born Irish American. 
“Covet” by Tracey Garvis Graves tells of an apparently perfect marriage,
but all is not what it seems.  “The
Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks is the story of two couples whose lives intersect.

 

Memoirs and biographies

            “Still Foolin’
‘Em” is a memoir by comedian Billy Crystal. 
“Salinger” by David Shields and Shane Salerno is the biography of
reclusive author J.D. Salinger.  “Mark
Twain/volume two)” includes recollections and critiques he considered too
provocative to be published in his lifetime. 
“Wilson”
by Pulitzer Prize winner A. Scott Berg is the biography of our 28th
President.  “An Appetite for Wonder” by
Richard Dawkins is the memoir of this evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist.

                                                             

Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Joe Bauman, Jeanne
Kaiser plus several anonymous donors.

 

Quotable Quote

            You wouldn’t worry
so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” –
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), longest serving First Lady of the United States.

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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