Days and times change for adult education and high school equivalency (formerly GED) sessions

Please note that the days and times for Mark Wardell’s classes at your library for the high school equivalency (formerly known as GED) classes have changed. Effective immediately, they are Mondays from 10-3, Tuesdays from 4:30 – 7 and Thursdays from 4:30 – 7. In addition to helping people study to take the high school equivalency tests, he also can help adults with other educational needs, including college applications, college placement tests, trade/vocational school entry, student aid (loans and scholarships), and more.

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.

Free Lifelong Learning lecture today
The fifth in the fall series of the Lifelong Learning Lectures takes place at 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, November 10) when musicians Jessica Peterson and Paul Roberts discuss the wide-ranging benefits of music with demonstrations on flutes and string instruments. Next Thursday, November 17 Herman Martinez and Patricia Martinez will explore the traditions and life ways of the Indo-Hispano communities of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado in the sixth and last lecture. Pick up a brochure at your library with more information on these interesting presentations.

Contest alert for LEGO fans
Tomorrow (Friday, November 11) is the deadline for dropping off your pre-made submissions for the annual LEGO contest, with winners announced the next day at 11:30 a.m. There will be prizes for each of four age groups – preschool, 5-7, 8-11 and 12-17 – plus one Judges’ Choice. Pick up the November Kids Calendar at your library for contest rules and details. LEGO Club is Saturday from 11 a.m.-noon for kids ages 6-12.
Free fan fiction for teens
Ever wanted a book to go beyond the last page? Teens in the 7th-12th grades are invited from 4-5 p.m. Monday, November 14 to make up new stories about some of your favorite characters.

Free family recipe potluck
Share your favorite family recipe at an all-ages potluck on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:45 – 7 p.m. Bring a dish to share and, if you’d like, bring the recipe as well (we can make copies). We’ll have an array of cookbooks ready to check out so you can continue your culinary learning. No registration required.

Free Spanish basics
Wednesday, November 16 from 4-5 p.m. we will cover essential greetings and introductions in this Spanish basics session. No registration required.

Free all-ages movie tomorrow
Join us for a PG movie tomorrow (Friday, November 11) from 2-3:30 p.m. Our contract does not allow us to tell the title in the media, but you can find it on the activities calendars.

Free tech sessions
Rachael is available for Tech Tuesday sessions 10-noon. Drop in with your technology questions. Also, Thursday Tech Times have resumed on Thursdays – but note new time of 2-4 p.m.

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

Free kids storytime
Every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., join Michael for 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.

Free baby storytime
Every Saturday from 9:05 to 9:25 a.m., join Michael for a short session of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones. Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.

Free toddler storytime
Every Saturday from 9:30 – 10 a.m., join Michael for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays with open play afterwards. Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.

Large print
“Pushing Up Daisies” by M.C. Beaton is an Agatha Raisin mystery. “An Obvious Fact” by Craig Johnson is a Walt Longmire mystery. “British Manor Murder” by Leslie Meier is a Lucy Stone mystery. “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen is the singer’s autobiography. “Fates and Traitors” by Jennifer Chiaverini tells of four women in John Wilkes Booth’s life. “Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d” by Alan Bradley is a Flavia de Luce mystery. “Killing the Rising Sun” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard shows how America vanquished Japan in World War II. “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult follows a black nurse charged with a serious crime. “Darktown” by Thomas Mullen is a mystery featuring the first black police in Atlanta.

“Order to Kill” by Kyle Mills is the latest Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp mystery. “Filthy Rich” by James Patterson and John Connolly is a true crime story. “Two by Two” by Nicholas Sparks follows a man without a job or wife. “Home” by Harlan Coben is a thriller. “Missing” by James Patterson and Kathryn Fox is the latest Private mystery. “Woman of God” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is a thriller. “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult follows a black nurse charged with a serious crime. “Mesa Grande” by Ralph Cotton is a western. “All the Little Liars” by Charlaine Harris is an Aurora Teagarden mystery. “Night Watch” by Iris and Roy Johansen is a mystery.

“Fall of Eagles” contains 13 episodes about the ruling houses of Europe before World War I. “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” is a thriller. “The Jungle Book” is a Disney adventure. “The Flash” is a five-disc 23-episode TV series package. “Person of Interest” in the complete second season. “Judy Garland” Turner Classic Movies contains four films. “Paranormal Activity” is an R-rated horror film. “Book of Life” is an animated comedy. “The Sword and the Rose” is a Disney romantic adventure. “Under the Same Moon” is Spanish with English subtitles. “Contact” is a science fiction drama.

Mysteries and thrillers
“Without Mercy” by Jefferson Bass is a Body Farm mystery featuring forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton. “Crepe Factor” by Laura Childs is a Scrapbooking mystery. “Something Buried, Something Blue” by Wendy Corsi Staub is a Cozy mystery. “Betrayals” by Kelley Armstrong exposes a serial killer of the street kids of Chicago. “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” by Michael Connelly is a Harry Bosch mystery. “Black Widow” by Christopher Brookmyre is a Jack Parlabane thriller. “Inherit the Bones” by Emily Littlejohn is a murder mystery set in Colorado. “The 7th Canon” by Robert Dugoni is a legal thriller. “The Masked City” by Genevieve Cogman is an Invisible Library alternate universe mystery.

Other novels
“Waves of Mercy” is a multi-generational Christian saga. “Pharaoh” by Wilbur Smith is an adventure set in Ancient Egypt. “Two by Two” by Nicholas Sparks follows a man who loses his job and his wife. “From This Day Forward” by Lauraine Snelling is book four in the Song of Blessing Christian romance series. “Umami” by Laia Jufresa is set in the inner city of Mexico City. “The Mare” by Mary Gaitskill traces the journey of a young girl from the inner city to a small town stable. “A Free State” by Tom Piaa tells of a brilliant black musician in the 1850s. “Navigators of Dune” is the finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy. “Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist” by Sunil Yapa takes place one afternoon amid Seattle’s 1990 WTO protests. “The Terranauts” by T.C. Boyle tells of eight scientists living a climate-change experiment in the Arizona desert.

Short stories
“Paris for One” by Jojo Moyes is a collection of nine stories of everyday strong women.

“Water: Exploring the Blue Planet” by Markus Eisl, Gerald Mansberger and Paul Schreilechner offers insights into our current water predicament. “The Man Who Knew” by Sebastian Mallaby is a biography of Alan Greenspan. “Cuba’s Car Culture” by Tom Cotter and Bill Warner details how vintage cars of the ‘50s are lovingly kept in shape. “The Secret History of world War II by Neil Kagan and Stephen G. Hyslop tells the story of spies, code breakers and commandos.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Nancy Green, Debbie May, Lyn Dryburgh, Norma Jean Foust, Carl Nevitt and several anonymous donors. We also are grateful for an anonymous monetary donation.

Quotable Quote
“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” Albert Camus (1913-1960), French philosopher and author.


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