12/12/2013 – Free holiday events for all ages starting today at your library

Today (Thursday, December 12) from 4 – 6 p.m. is
a holiday crafts event for the whole family. 
At Hot Chocolate Hullabaloo you’ll make ornaments and other holiday
goodies while you enjoy a hot chocolate bar. 
This is a great way for you and your family to get a head start on the
holiday season and enjoy some together-time.

There will be three special holiday gaming and
card battles for teens over the school break – from noon to 1:30 p.m. on
Monday, December 23, on Friday, December 27 and on Monday, December 30.  Enjoy X-box, Wii, board games and Pokemon
Card Battles, and you are welcome to bring other trading card battle
games.  Snacks provided. 

Next Thursday, December 19 is a scrabble contest
from noon – 2:30 p.m., with fervent competitors, casual players and newbies all
welcome.  Please register so we know how
many to expect.


Free tweens bookclub

            If you’re in the
fourth-sixth grades, like to read and share what you read with friends, this is
the club for you.  Tomorrow (Friday,
December 13) from 2-3:15 p.m. we’ll be discussing “No More Dead Dogs” and
you’ll get your new books to read.


Free LEGO Club

            This is a LEGO
group for kids aged six – 13 this Saturday, December 14 from 10:30 – 11:45
a.m.  Bring your creativity – the LEGOS
are provided


Free adult movies

            Every Friday at 10
a.m., you are invited for coffee, donuts and a movie for adults from the 1950s
or 1960s.  The movie for tomorrow
(Friday, December 13) is “A Raisin in the Sun.”


Free Wise Traditions

            Join us for lively
discussions and lectures on a variety of topics including dietary needs,
agriculture, medical traditions and more on the second Saturday of each month –
for December, on the 14th – from 3-4:30 p.m.  All ages welcome.


Free technology classes

Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions
10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays – except for today (Thursday, December
12).  Join her for one-on-one informal
help with your computer or tablet issues. 
A more formal session on Skype photos requiring registration takes place
next Wednesday, December 18 from 12:30 – 2 p.m.  


 Free teen gaming

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. 



            “A Clockwork
Orange” is Stanley Kubrick’s classic film. 
“Eagle Eye” is a race-against-time thriller.  “Treasure Planet” is a Walt Disney animated
feature for the entire family.  “Joyful
Noise” is inspirational story starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. “One
Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” starring Jack Nicholson swept all five major
Academy Awards in 1975.  “Due Date” is a
comedy featuring Robert Downey Jr.  “The
Sacred Science” is a documentary about eight seriously ill westerners seeking
healing help in Peru.  “Shoot ‘em Up” is a comedy action film.  “Suspicion” is the Alfred Hitchcock classic
starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine.



            “Mirage” by Clive
Cussler with Jack Du Brul is the latest adventure in the Oregon Files
series.  “The Minor Adjustment Beauty
Salon” by Alexander McCall Smith is the 14th book in the No. l
Ladies’ Detective Agency series.  “Dust”
by Patricia Cornwell is the latest in the Kay Scarpetta mystery series. 


print Christmas

            “Christmas Carol
Murder” by Leslie Meier is the latest in the Lucy Stone mystery series.  “Duck the Halls” by Donna Andrews is the
latest in the Meg Langslow mystery series. 
“Silent Night” by Robert B. Parker with Helen Brann is the laest in the
Spenser mystery series.  “Christmas
Bliss” by Mary Kay Andrews is the latest in the Savannah series. 


Other large print

            “Critical Mass” by
Sara Paretsky is the latest in the V.I. Warsgawski mystery series.  “Fifteen Minutes” by Karen Kinsbury is the
latest by this popular Christian fiction writer.  “Mirage” by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul
is the latest in the Oregon Files adventure series.  “Bridge to Happiness” by Jill Barnett is the
story of a family facing tragic change. 
“The Guest House” is a story of love on Cape Cod.  “Stitches” by Anne Lamott is a handbook to
help you find meaning and peace in these frantic times.


Thrillers and mysteries

            “Outlaw” by Ted
Dekker is an epic and often violent adventure of two worlds.  “Sacamore Row” by John Grisham takes readers
back to the courthouse where Jake Brigance is once again embroiled in a
controversial trial.  “The Circle” by
Dave Eggers is a suspense story about a woman working for an Internet company.  “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion”
by Fannie Flagg is a new comic mystery spanning decades and generations.  “No Man’s Nightingale” by Ruth Rendall is the
latest in the Inspector Wexford series, which will soon mark its 50th
anniversary.  “Doing Hard Time” by Stuart
Woods is the latest in the Stone Barrington mystery series.  “Black House” by Peter May is a thriller set
in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. 


Other new fiction

            “Dark Witch” by
Nora Roberts is book one of a new Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy set in Ireland.  “Esrever Doom” by Piers Anthony is a new
fantasy adventure set in the magical world of Xanth.  “Winners” by Danielle Steel follows the lives
of family and friends impacted when an aspiring ski champion has a tragic
accident.  “The Valley
of Amazement” by Amy Tan is her latest
novel about Chinese women, this one set in Shanghai. 
“Doomed” by Chuck Palahnluk is the latest adventure of Madison Spencer
in the afterlife.  “Jeeves and the
Wedding Bells” by Sebastian Faulks is the latest in the Jeeves and Wooster series.  “Ghost Gone Wild” by Carolyn Hart os the
latest in the Bailey Ruth Ghost series.


and biographies

            “Days of Fire” by
New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker takes readers through the
eight years of the Bush-Cheney administration, drawing on hundreds of interviews
and never-before-released documents.  “The
Bully Pulpit” by Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin tells of the
friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.   “The Death of Santini” by Pat Conroy is an
account of the heart-wrenching struggles of this popular author’s family.  “The Most of Nora Ephron” is a collection of
some of the works of this late comedy writer. 


Other nonfiction

             “Wanted” The Truth” by Brad Melzer chronicles
the world’s top 10 most intriguing stories. 
“Vanished” by Wil S. Hylton tells of the 60-year-search for ll men who
disappeared mysteriously in 1944.   “Practice
to Deceive” by Ann Rule is the true crime story of the Christmas murder of a
man in Washington
State.  “The Map and the Territory” by Alan Greenspan,
former chairman of the Federal Reserve, questions basic assumptions about risk
management and economic forecasting after the financial crisis of 2008.   “At Home” by Bill Bryson uses words and more
than 300 illustrations to chronicle domestic history.  “Civilian Warriors” by Erik Prince is the
inside story of Blackwater, the highly efficient private military


Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Pochy Roundtree and several anonymous donors.  For a major financial donation, we are deeply
grateful to Jim and Barbara Corboy of Pagosa Springs
and Dallas, TX.  


Quotable Quote

            “Talent hits a
target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.”  — Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher
and author.



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