Free online virtual conversations with bestselling authors and thought-leaders.
Including today’s event, there are two more gatherings this month in our free
online virtual series featuring New York Times bestselling authors and thought-leaders in
live, professionally moderated book discussions you can view on your computer, tablet or
smartphone with internet access. You also have an opportunity to ask questions and to
view the recorded sessions afterwards. To view the past recordings, use this link:
Today, Thursday, November 10, at noon we’ll interact with Bonnie Garmus,
bestselling author of “Lessons in Chemistry,” which one reviewer called “a polished,
funny, thought-provoking story wearing its research lightly but confidently.” November
15 at 2 p.m. we’ll meet with Kwarme Christian, bestselling author and founder of the
American Negotiation Institute. Go to https://pagosalibrary.org/adult-services/ to learn
There are three such stimulating sessions planned for each month. You can see
the schedule at https://libraryc.org/pagosalibrary
Your library has a year-long subscription through June 30, 2023. At that time we
will evaluate the popularity of the series in order to decide whether or not to renew our
subscription. If you would like to provide feedback to Meg or Judy, they would
welcome your comments. Contact Judy@pagosalibrary.org or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Flu season protocols
The curbside service that we began in COVID times continues – and it’s a
healthful option as we head into the cold and flu season. If you’re feeling sick you’re
probably eager for DVDs while you heal and books to keep you company. To save your
energy and lessen germ exposure to other patrons, we recommend you use our curbside
service – or add a name to your account authorizing that person to pick up items for you
while you recuperate. Library hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New format for activities calendar
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free library activities available to you and
your family, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month. Its
new streamlined format combines all the activities and events for children, teens and
adults on one handy two-sided page.
Lifelong Learning series continues this evening
The fifth talk in our all-new free Lifelong Learning lecture series takes place this
evening, Thursday, November10, when we showcase April Holthaus and Dan Senjem
discussing our local Archuleta County Genealogical Society.
This lecture series runs for six weeks every Thursday through November 17 from
6 – 7:30 p.m. – our first in-person LLL series since the fall of 2019, before COVID. No
registration is required. Our final speaker will be Matt Hoover from the Colorado
Avalanche Center, on November 17, with an avalanche awareness program.
Go to https://pagosalibrary.org/adult-services/ or pick up a brochure at your
library for more details on all these outstanding presentations.
Legal clinic tomorrow
The free legal clinic this month is happening by appointment tomorrow, Friday,
November 11 from 2 – 3 p.m. Come into the library to meet privately via Zoom with our
volunteer attorney who will answer your questions, show you legal documents and help
you fill out the necessary forms. To schedule an appointment, at the beginning of the
month send an email titled “Sign-up for Free Legal Clinic,” with your first name and
phone number to email@example.com , or phone 970-264-2209 or stop by the library.
The volunteer attorney’s time is limited so it’s first-come first-served. This clinic takes
place on the second Friday of every month.
Enjoy free all-ages video gaming on the X-box 360 Kinect tomorrow, Friday,
November 4 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
LEGO Club on Saturday
Kids aged six and up are invited to bring your imaginations – LEGOs are
provided – on Saturday, November 12 from 11 a.m.-noon for the free LEGO Club.
LEGO challenges also are posted on Facebook if you can’t make it to the library.
Next Tuesday, November 15 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., we will gather at the library to
practice speaking and listening skills together at this free session. No minimum skill
level is required to attend. You also can learn Spanish and many other languages using
the Transparent Language Learning database available at https:pagosalibrary.org/online-
Fourth – 12 th graders are invited to a free in-person teen DIY session next
Wednesday, November 16 from 4-5 p.m. when you can get creative with fun pirate’s
PALS/GED adult education
Mark is available for his free PALS sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
5:30 – 8 p.m. to help with high school equivalency, GED, college prep, financial aid,
tutoring and more. No registration required. Note no PALS November 15 and 17 or 24.
Free homework assistance and elementary tutoring are available for K-fourth
grades on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. There is a registration packet for parents and
guardians to fill out to enroll your child that you can get by emailing the library or
Free in-person slots are available from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 2-4 p.m.
Thursdays. Judy will help you with basic questions relating to computers, smartphones
and tablets and also provide assistance in accessing any of the library’s online resources.
You do not need an appointment for these drop-in sessions.
A new all-ages writing challenge will be posted November 14 on the library’s
Facebook page. We hope you will challenge your creativity by participating in this free
Special family storytime
Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. join us for free in-person children’s stories, games
and plenty of reasons to get up and move. November 16 features silly stories with Miss
Lisa and her puppets.
Free in-person evening classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays with 4-5
p.m. reserved for beginners and 5-7 p.m. for both intermediate and advanced students.
Please help us spread the word about these classes to others in our community who would
be interested, and contact us by phone or email if you have any questions.
Las clases de ESL
Las clases nocturnas gratuitas en persona se llevan a cabo los martes y jueves de 4
a 7 p.m. Los estudiantes principiantes asisten de 4 a 5 p.m., estudiantes intermedios de 5-
6 p.m. y estudiantes avanzados de 7-8 p.m. Por favor, ayúdenos a correr la voz sobre
estas clases a otras personas en nuestra comunidad que estén interesadas, y contáctenos
por teléfono o correo electrónico si tiene alguna pregunta.
CloudLibrary has a wide variety of downloadable e-books and audiobooks for all
ages and accessing this free digital collection has never been easier. You just need to
download the cloudLibrary app, answer a few simple questions, select AspenCat Union
Catalog for the name of your library, then enter your library card number and 4-digit PIN.
You are now ready to browse, borrow and read e-books and audiobooks using
cloudLibrary. Library staff are happy to help you set up your device if you need
“Why We Travel” by Patricia Schultz explores 100 reasons why we all can
benefit from traveling. “All That Is Wicked” by Kate Winkler Dawson presents a
window into the mind of a notorious Gilded Age murderer and those who believed
heeheld the key to unlocking the criminal mind. “Holding the Line” by Geoffrey Berman exposes the disagreements between the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan and the
Trump Justice Department.
Books on CD
“Overkill” by Sandra Brown is a thriller centering around a woman on life
support after a violent attack. “Treasure State” by C.J. Box is a Cassie Dewell mystery.
“Hell and Back” by Craig Johnson is a Walt Longmire adventure.
“Discovering Your Warrior Spirit” hosted by D.J. Vanas teaches how to apply
Native American traditions and philosophy to the challenges of everyday life. “Sound of
Metal” is a film abut a drummer who loses much of his hearing. “The U.S. and the
Holocaust” is a Ken Burns documentary about one of the greatest humanitarian crises of
the 20th century.
“The Girl from Guernica” by Karen Robards follows a young girl who joins the
underground after the tragedy in the Spanish town. “Clive Cussler’s Hellburner” by
Mike Maden is an Oregon adventure. “Secrets” by Fern Michaels is book two in the Lost
and Found mystery.
Mysteries and thrillers
“Reprieve” by James Han Mattson centers on a brutal killing that takes place in a
haunted escape room in Nebraska. “Bloodless Boy” by Robert J. Lloyd is a historical
mystery set in London in 1678.
“Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver, a modern-day “David
Copperfield,” follows a boy born to a poor teenage single mother with no assets beyond
good looks, a caustic wit and a fierce talent for survival. “When We Had Wings” by
Ariel Lawhon, Kristina McMorris and Susan Meissner features three nurses in the
Philippines who become the first female prisoners in World War II.
We are grateful to Veronica Johnson for her generous monetary donation and to
Gary Franklin and our anonymous donors for their materials donations.
When we are open, material donations are accepted for the Friends of the Library
at the front desk – not down the outside returns slot at the library or the dropbox at City
Market, please. The Friends take fiction published in 2012 or newer and nonfiction that
is 2017 or newer. Limited workroom space means we can only accept one or two small
boxes at a time.
“Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and
decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger. Austrian-American
actor, film producer, businessman, retired professional body builder and politician who
was governor of California between 2003-2011.