Fall Lifelong Learning lectures
The second lecture in our six-week free Fall Lifelong Learning series takes place tonight (Thursday, October 22) when Terry Schaaf from the Archuleta County Extension Office will speak on “Food Preservation,” explaining what you need to know to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

The third talk is October 29 by Elizabeth Howey, Jan Santopietro and Lacy Caprea, a Pagosa Springs Medical Center wellness trio who will explain a variety of local options for health improvement including nutritional counseling, classes and free early detection screens.  You also will learn about how you can manage your health online.

The fourth lecture on November 5 features Jonathan Dobson on “The Way of the Tree: Photographs and Stories from an Around-the-World Trip,” a photo montage of several countries that spanned three months. The fifth talk on November 12 showcases Jimbo Buickerood.  He will discuss “The 30-Year Controversy of the Village at Wolf Creek.  The last lecture on November 19 will be from another traveler, Rose Lynn, who will discuss “Barren of Human Rights: Touring North Korea” that will dispel some myths you may have about North Korea.

Pick up the brochure with more details of the speakers and their programs at your library.  The lectures run from 5:30 – 7 p.m.  No advance registration is required.

Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids (includes tweens), teens and adults.

Creative pumpkin contest
We will have a limited number of pumpkins available for pickup on Monday, October 26, or you may submit your own decorated pumpkin – carved, painted or decorated as you choose.  Completed pumpkins must be turned in on Friday, October 30 by 3 p.m. with winners announced at 4 p.m.  Five age categories:  preschool, ages 5-7, ages 8-11, ages 12-17 and adult.  One entry per person.

Free PG-13 movie
Tomorrow (Friday, October 23) at 2 p.m. we will show a PG-13 movie.  Our contract does not allow us to identify its title in the media but you can get this information on the activities calendars available at the library.

Free healthy eating session
Join us at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 26 for a free healthy eating discussion series that will run from October through December, taught by part-time library staffer Zoe Groulx.  The class, which will cover many of the principles of Weston A. Price, is part of the ALPS program through San Juan Fellowship.

Free Spanish class
Join us at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 26 and 19 for a free beginning Spanish class that will run from October through December, taught by part-time library staffer Zoe Groulx.  You will learn Spanish in a friendly and welcoming environment.  This program is part of the ALPS program through San Juan Fellowship.

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.  Drop in with your technology questions.  A more formal session requiring advance registration covers iPad Basics on Monday, October 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  This class is for absolute beginners and students must provide their own registered iPad.

Free teen gaming
Teen gaming happens Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for teen gaming fans in the 7th-12th grades.

Free Pokemon card battles
Teens in the fifth-12th grade are invited on Wednesday, October 28 from 4-5 p.m. to join us to battle your friends with your favorite Pokemon cards.  We have a few loaner decks.

Free preschool storytime
Join Miss Leah every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. when preschoolers and their families are invited to enjoy an hour of stories, music and a craft to develop early literacy skills.  Recommended for three- to five-year-olds.

Free baby/toddler time
This is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays with Miss Leah for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Recommended for children from six months to three years of age.

Free programmed Nooks
Reminder:  We have nine Nooks and three tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Free downloadable movies
For your viewing pleasure, we have purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives library patrons unlimited access to more than 7,500 award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed.  Also, PBS content is now live on the IndieFlix website.  Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the library website.

“So, Anyway” by John Cheese is a memoir.  “Where I Am” by Billy Graham shares what the Bible says about eternity.  “The End of Memory” by Kay Ingram deals with aging and Alzheimer’s.  “Killing Reagan” is written by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugare.  “Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening” by Peter Burke tells how to grow greens in less than 10 days.  “Better” by Good Morning American anchor Amy Robach tells of her experience with breast cancer.  “Ingredients” by Dwight Eschilman and Steve Ettinger is a visual exploration of 75 additives and 25 food products.  “Sisters in Law” by Linda Hirshman explores the contributions of Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Baden Ginsburg.  “How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness” by Toni Bernhardis based on the author’s own experience.  “Keep Moving and Other Tips and Truths about Aging” by Dick Van Dyke is a memoir.

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“Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert is a how-to on creativity.  “Shadow Play” by Iris Johansen is an Eve Duncan mystery.  “The End Game” by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison is a Brit in the FBI mystery.  “After the Storm” by Linda Castillo is a Kate Buckholder Amish mystery.  “Frontier” by S.K. Salzer is a western.  “Davey’s Daughter” by Linda Byler and “Starlight on Willow Lake” by Susan Wiggs  are romances.  “Obsession Falls” by Christiana Dodd is a romantic suspense.

Love Takes Wing” is part of Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly” series.  “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” is the true story of the greatest naval battle in history.  “Hannibal” stars Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore.  “Dark Shadows” stars Johnny Depp.  “The Black Stallion” is a family film.  “Stealing Home” stars Mark Harmon and Jodie Foster.  “Love’s Unfolding Dream” is the sixth installment based on Janette Oke’s romances.  “The Sixth Sense” stars Bruce Willis.  “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a Marvel film.  “Dust to Glory” is an action thriller.  “The Fault in our Stars” is a romance.  “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Richard Gere.

Thrillers and mysteries
“City on Fire” by Garth Risk Halberg is a 900-page epic about New York in the mid-70s.  “Trigger Mortis” by Anthony Horowitz is a James Bond novel.  “Quick Sand” by Carolyn Baugh starts a new series featuring an Eqyptian-American female detective. “The Man Who Fell from the Sky” by Margaret Coel is part of the Wind River series featuring Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley.  “Ten Tiny Breaths” by K.A. Tucker follows who sisters escaping tragedy.

Short stories and other novels
“The Best American Short Stories 2015” is collected by T.C. Boyle and Heidi Pitlor.  “Closer to the Heart” by Mercedes Lackey is book two of the Herald Spy fantasy series.  “See Me” is a love story by Nicholas Sparks.  “All the Stars in the Heavens” by Adriana Trigiani is set in Hollywood and based on real people.  “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff follows a young couple married in 1991.  “Archmage” by R.A. Salvatore, “A Knight of Seven Kingdoms” by George R. R. Martin and “House of Shattered Wings” by Aliette de Bodard are fantasies.  “Dark Ghost” by Christine Feehan is a Carpathian paranormal romance novel.  “Losing It” by Cora Carmack is a twenty-something novel.  “The Heart Goes Last” by Margaret Atwood is a dystopian story.  “The Secret Chord” by Geraldine Brooks is the story of King David.  “Willow Brook Road” by Sherryl Woods is the latest in the Chesapeake Shores romance series.

Story CDs
“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Days” by Salman Rushdie is a satirical story set in near-future New York City.  “Nature of the Beast” by Louse Penny is a Chief Inspector Gamache mystery.  “Make Me” by Lee Child is a Jack Reacher adventure.  “Dance of the Bones” by J.A. Jance is a J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker mystery.  “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” by David Lagercrantz continues Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander series.”Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Waits” by Reed Farrel Coleman is a mystery.  “Devoted in Death” is a near-future Eve Dallas crime story by J.D. Robb.  “The Taming of the Queen” by Philippas Gregory is an historical novel.  “The Fall of the Princes” by Robert Goolrick tells of Wall Street men with too much money and free time.  “The Conquering Tide” by Ian W. Toll is volume two of the Pacific War trilogy.  “Girl Waits with Gun” by Amy Stewart based on the true story of the first U.S. female crime fighter.

Music CDs
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you.  You’ll find blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Madora Bass, Evans-Crawford, Mark Kimmel, Susan Mercer, Scott Rubin, Don Smith, Eileen Anderson, Frank Bergon, Ali Evans-Crawford, Mark Kimmel, Don Porterfield, Bruce Wilke and several anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote
“People who love reading are often called bookworms – but that’s the wrong way around.  It’s not you that worms into a book; it’s books that worm into you.” – British novelist and journalist Amanda Craig.

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