11/22/2018

Second Chance book sale next weekend just in time for holiday shopping
We hope you’ll join us for a special Second Chance Book Sale next Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., just in time for your holiday shopping.  This event takes place at your library and is part of the Pagosa Parade of Stores that weekend.

Many of the items on sale are remainders from the Friends of the Library book sale last summer.  The books are mostly adult fiction, though there will be a little of everything.  The books are in great shape, priced at discount rates, and they make excellent gifts.  Hardbacks are $3, with the older ones at $2.  Softbacks will be $2 with $1 for the older ones.  Mass market paperbacks will be under $1.  Any audio books will be $1 a disc up to $5, even if the audio book is 12 discs.  Any DVDs will be $2.

We hope to see you there.

Library closure
Your library will be closed November 22-25 so that our staff can celebrate Thanksgiving with their families and friends.

Did you know…
… that your library has a variety of genealogical resources available for your research and reading enjoyment?  We hold a collection of books that covers basic genealogical information as well as more specific genealogy books for more than half the states in the U.S.A.  Examples include “The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy” by Val D. Greenwood, and “Colorado Families: A Territorial Heritage” and “Mayflower Families through Five Generations” by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Most books are for library use only and cannot be checked out.  However, you can enjoy them any time the library is open.

We also offer the online resource Ancestry Library Edition, which provides an online platform for searching census lists; birth, death or marriage certificates; military records; and immigration information with coverage in the United States and United Kingdom. This online resource must be accessed from the library and cannot be used from a home computer.

This “Did You Know…” feature is part of a series prepared by Cindi Galabota, development officer, that will appear periodically in Library News columns.  We hope you find the information interesting and helpful.

New home for audio book CDs and EZ materials
We are shifting some materials in the collection, swapping the audio book CDs to where the EZ items were.  That means all of the youth materials now are together in one space, not two, making it easier for readers to progress through literacy levels and the physical space.  This change also should make it easier for parents to find items and track children.  We hope you like these modifications.

Expanded policy re DVDs
You now can check out 10 DVDs at a time.  Also, new DVDs will be a separate category and you can check out two new DVDs in addition to the 10 from the regular offerings.  We believe our DVD fans will appreciate this additional checkout number.  It’s a win for your library as well, as we project it will create additional shelf space as more of our collection is checked out.

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, tweens/teens and adults.  We look forward to seeing you at your library.  Se habla espanol.

Teen gaming
Free teen gaming happens on Tuesdays from 4–5:30 p.m. for teens in the 7th-12th grades.  Enjoy X-box 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.

Spanish conversation
Wednesday, November 28 from 3-4 p.m. practice your Spanish with others at this free informal session. All are welcome, from beginners to native Spanish speakers.  No registration required.

Otaku Club
The Otaku (Anime/Manga) Club will not meet in November due to a scheduling issue.  It will resume in December when you can join us to watch anime, talk about manga and Asian cultures, and enjoy snacks.   This free club is for fifth-12th grades.

Computer classes
Join us for free sessions at 1 p.m. to learn a useful technology skill or application.  Thursday, November 29 you’ll learn how to access e-books and audio books using the Cloud Library.  Bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop to browse and download materials.  No registration required.

Adult education
Our free PALS (Pagosa Adult Learning Services) takes place on  Mondays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., plus Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 7 p.m.  Come to your library to get help from Mark with high school equivalency, GED, college prep, financial aid, tutoring and more.

Free tech sessions
Drop in with your technology questions on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.

Family storytimes
Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. and Saturday from 9:30-10 a.m., join us for free great stories, fun songs and plenty of reasons to get up and move.  This is an excellent way for kids of all ages to have fun while building the skills they need to become independent readers.  Please note that both storytimes are open to babies, toddlers and youngsters of all ages to make it easier for parents to attend with their children depending on their busy schedules rather than the age of their little ones. Note no storytime Saturday, December 1 because of the book sale.

How-to and self-help
“Estrogen Matters” by Drs. Avrum Bluming and Carol Tavris explains why taking hormones in menopause can improve women’s wellbeing and lengthen their lives without raising the risk of breast cancer.  “Women & Money” by Suze Orman is a revised and updated version of her personal finance advice for women.  “Remember It” by Nelson Dellis offers tips and tricks from a memory champion.  “You Are Not a Rock” by Mark Freeman is a guide to mental health and emotional fitness in these stressful times.

Biographies
“Tina Turner: My Love Story” is the autobiography of the long-reigning queen of rock ‘n’ roll.  “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life” by Jane Sherron DeHart is the biography of this Supreme Court justice.  “Becoming” is Michele Obama’s memoir.

Other nonfiction
“Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen” by Jose Antonio Vargar is a memoir of a man whose parents sent him to the U.S. with fake papers when he was 12.  “Rising Out of Hatred” by Pulitzer Prize winner Eli Saslow documents how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind.  “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” by Stephen Hawking reveals this famous scientist’s thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind.  “The Skripal Files” by Mark Urban documents the life and near death of a Russian spy in England earlier this year.

Thrillers, mysteries and suspense
“The Feral Detective” by Jonathan Lethem covers the search for a missing daughter in Los Angeles.  “Long Road to Mercy” by David Baldacci is an Atlee Pine thriller, the start of a new series.        

CDs
“Pray for the Dead” by Dusty Richards is a Byrnes Family Ranch western.  “Torture of the Mountain Man” by William W. and J.A. Johnstone is a western.  “Shotgun Charlie” is a Ralph Compton western.  “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by Eric Idle is a memoir of this actor’s life. “Ambush” by James Patterson is a Michael Bennett mystery.

Other novels
“Sea of Greed” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown is a Numa Files adventure.  “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg is a story of surprising friendships and community.

DVDs
“Ex Machina” is a sci-fi AI story.  “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows” is an action adventure.  “Tyrus” is an American Masters biography of  celebrated painter Tyrus Wong, whose art inspired Bambi.  Solo Star Wars” is an adventure featuring Han Solo.  “First Face of America” is a NOVA exploration of the origins of the first Americans.

Programmed Nooks
We have nine free Nooks and three free 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.

Downloadable e-books
Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are being added regularly to our free 3M Cloud Library.  Access them by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website.  While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics in many genres.

Downloadable films
For your viewing pleasure, we offer IndieFlix, a free streaming movie service that gives you 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.  Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the library’s website.  Use “Quick Pick,” the discovery tool that lets you sample movies like you would music.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Robert Righi, Valley Lowrance and our anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote
“My first library gave me the freedom to exist in private, to choose and even be greedy. I took 10 books the first time — illustrated books, fables, fairy tales and happy stories of white children and their kind parents. A week later, now initiated, I was allowed to walk to the library by myself, carrying the 10 books I had finished reading, knowing I could choose many more to furnish my vast secret room, my imagination, all mine.” – Amy Tan, an author whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and the Chinese American experience, in her memoir “Where the Past Begins.”

 

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