Tree cookie decorations for kids and
gingerbread houses for families
On Tuesday, December 20 from 2-3 p.m., youngsters aged 6-10 are invited to the free holiday edition of Read with a Ranger. Join Pagosa Ranger Brandon Caley from the U.S. Forest Service to make fun tree cookie decorations and read nature-themed books.
On Thursday. December 22 from 4-6 p.m., attend a free all-ages Hot Chocolate Hullabaloo! when you can design, build and decorate your own gingerbread house while enjoying hot chocolate. We hope you and your family will join us for this special holiday event.
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 teen role-playing today
The ever-popular role-playing game for 7th-12th graders takes place today (Thursday, December 15) from 4-5:30 p.m. Use your imagination to go on adventures and battle monsters. You can join this group any time.
Free all-ages Christmas movie tomorrow
Enjoy a G-rated holiday movie with family and friends tomorrow (Friday, December 16) from 2-3:30 p.m. Our contract does not permit us to name the film title in the general media but you can find it on the activities calendars.
Free made-to-give session
This Saturday, December 17 from 3-4:30 p.m., adults are invited to the last of three Saturday made-to-give sessions when you will create winter blooming bulbs in mason jars. No registration required.
Free Otaku for teens
Fifth-12th graders are invited Monday. December 19 from 4-5 p.m. to come to watch some aime with your friends and talk about your favorite manga.
Free tech sessions
Rachael is available for Tech Tuesday 10 a.m.-noon and Tech Thursday 2-4 p.m. Drop in with your technology questions.
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.
Special note re: storytimes
Storytimes will be on a holiday break from December 21-31, replaced by open play from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21 and 28 for kids of all ages. We’ve got plenty of fun toys, puppets, puzzles and more that will be available for this hour of open playtime. Socialize, pretend, play and pick up a few books while you are here.
“About Time” is a comedy about love and time travel. “Oklahoma!” is the Rogers and Hammerstein musical. “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” was nominated for two Academy Awards. “Pleasantville” stars Tobey McGuire and Reese Witherspoon. “The Story of Qiu Ju” is set in China. “Four Brothers” is an action drama. “Invincible” is based on a true story of a bartender who gets to play on an NFL team. “When The Game Stands Tall” is based on the true story of a football coach. “The Pilgrims” is a documentary by Ric Burns. “Free State of Jones” is based on the true story of a defiant Southern farmer. “Game of Thrones” is the complete sixth season.
“Sex, Lies & Serious Money” by Stuart Woods is a Stone Barrington mystery. “Someone to Love” by Mary Balogh is an historical romance.
“Winter Storms” by Elin Hilderbrand is the conclusion to the Quinn family Winter Street trilogy. “Hero” by R.A. Salvatore is book three in the Homecoming fantasy series. “Today Will Be Different” by Maria Semple is a humorous look at motherhood, middle age and faith.
Free programmed Nooks
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 e-books
Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are being added regularly to our 3M Cloud Library. Access these e-books 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.
Free downloadable films
For your viewing pleasure, we have purchased IndieFlix, a 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 Diane Bower, Delia Ibele Mendoza Olivas, Robert Righi, Alan Saltzstein and several anonymous donors.
“The key to a happier world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.” – The Dalai Lama
For more information on library books, services and programs – and to reserve books, e-books, CDs and DVDs from the comfort of your home – please visit our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.
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