Cannabis Panel Discussion Next Monday Evening
If you have questions about cannabis being used as medicine, we hope you will join us for a panel discussion on Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m.  Four people will provide information on how cannabis works in the body, how it can affect illnesses and more.    The panelists are Dr. Barry Bialek, MD; Dr. Nick Kurz, DO; Dr. John Kutzko, Pharm D and Bill Delany of GEM, Good Earth Meds, who will be giving the personal story part of the discussion.
No advance registration is required.  Note that the library closes at 6 p.m. on Mondays, so only those attending the program will be allowed in for this after-hours 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 (includes tweens), teens and adults.

ACT prep
Join from 4 – 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, March 19) for ACT prep assistance.  You will learn about free resources to help prepare you for the ACT.

Medicare 101
If you have questions about Medicare, come for this free workshop on Tuesday, March 24 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. to learn more and have your questions answered.  To reserve your spot, register with the Area Agency on Aging at 264-0502.

Help for depression
Join us next Tuesday, March 24 from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. for a free Depression Awareness and Recovery session presented by the Pagosa Springs Medical Center.  No registration required.

Free preschool storytime
Preschoolers and their families are invited to join Miss Kristine for an hour of stories, music and a craft on Wednesday March 25 from 10 – 11 a.m.  Preschoolers will enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy skills while having fun.  Recommended for three- to five-year-olds.

Free baby/toddler time
This is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little one on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.  This program is recommended for children from six months to three years of age.

Family Fun Fridays
Join us for the free Family Fridays program tomorrow (March 20) from 2-3:30 p.m., timed so that children can come after school.  This is a special time every week for the whole family to come to the library together – parents with kids, all siblings regardless of age, or whatever combination of the family is available at that particular time.  Each week features a different activity.  Tomorrow is old-fashioned fun with board games for all ages.  No registration required.

Free tween gaming
Tween gaming for fourth-sixth graders takes place next Wednesday, March 25 from 4 – 5 p.m.   Snacks provided.

Free teen gaming
Join us every Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for fun for teen gaming fans.  Practice your skills on the Wii and Xbox as well as board games

Free technology classes
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Drop in with your technology questions.  But, note no Tech Time today (March 19).  A more formal session requiring advance registration focuses on Android 101 from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. next Thursday, March 26 where you’ll get help with the basics – how to navigate, install and uninstall apps, change settings and more.  You are encouraged to bring your device for hands-on learning.

Free pre-programmed Nooks
Just a reminder that 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.

Help, please! re foreign language films
We would like to improve our (at the moment, very small) selection of foreign language films, but our DVD budget is limited.  If you have any gently used foreign language movies on DVD that you would like to donate to your library, we and our patrons would be grateful.


“Prodigal Son” by Danielle Steel revolves around a reunion of twins separated for 20 years.  “Fiercombe Manor” by Kate Riordan is set in a rural home near London in 1933.  “Twelve Days” by Alex Berenson is the latest in the John Wells suspense series.  “Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers” by Alexander McCall Smith is the latest in the 44 Scotland Street series.

Story CDs
“Twelve Days” by Alex Berenson is a John Wells suspense novel.  “Half the World” by Joe Abercrombie is book two in the Shattered Sea fantasy series.  “Double  Fudge Brownie Murder” by Joanne Fluke is a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes.  “Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers” by Alexander McCall Smith is the latest in the 44 Scotland Street series set in Edinburgh.

Music CDs
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you.  You’ll find bluegrass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

“Maleficent” is a Disney movie starting Angelina Jolie.  “Boyhood,” one of this year’s Academy Award nominees, follows the same actors over 12 years.  “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is the second film in this trilogy.  “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is also one of this year’s Academy Award nominees.  “The Boxtrolls” is a family adventure about heroes of all shapes and sizes.  “House of Cards” is the complete second season of this series.  “Gone Girl” is based on the bestseller by Gillian Flynn.  “Game of Thrones” is the complete fourth season.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials, we thank Greg Giles, Arlie Swett, Amber Tyndall and our anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote
“You want to slow down time?  Try root canal.  Try an MRI.  Try waiting for the report on a biopsy.  Or try being a child on a rainy morning with nothing to do, wishing away the hours, the days, the years, as if there will always always always be more.”  Judith Viorst in the book, “I’m Too Young to be Seventy.”

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