4/11/2013 – Classic movies on DVD added to library collection

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If you have gently used DVDs you no
longer need, we would love to have them to share with our patrons.  We are very grateful for these additions to
our DVD collection because our annual DVD budget is only $1,000.  We now have 1,550 DVDs.  In addition to popular titles and classics,
we have DVDs for children, musicals, exercise, history, action and adventure
films – not to mention many Academy Award films, including “Argo” and “Beasts
of the Southern Wild” from this year and many more from recent years.. 

Gentle
reminder:  We no longer are accepting
video tapes for space reasons.  As our highly
popular DVD collection grows, we have to reduce the size of our VHS
collection.  Over the past few years, we
have slowly been weeding the VHS tapes to make room for more DVDs.

 

Spanish classes start again

            Roberta
Strickland’s high popular Spanish classes are back by popular demand.  Join her every Wednesday starting April 17
from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. for
six weeks.  The classes are free but registration
required.

 

Lego Club

            This Saturday,
April 13, kids aged six – 11 are invited to LEGO Club from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.  The session is free and the LEGOs are
provided.

 

Health and healing sessions

            This month’s Wise Traditions session with Zoe
Groulx is this Saturday, April 13 from 3-4:30. 
Enjoy free discussions, lectures, food demos, recipe swaps, healing arts
and more.

 

Medical help, a cookbook and other how-to

            “Gabby”: A Story
of Courage and Hope” by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly is the inside story
of the congresswoman’s recovery after she was shot at a political event in Arizona.   “Military
Mental Health Care” by Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott and Don Philpott is a guide for
service members, veterans, their families and community.  “Tasting Colorado:
Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State” by Michele Morris showcases 120 recipes from Colorado’s finest
restaurants, lodges, guest ranches and B&Bs.  “Natural Beekeeping” by Ross Conrad is an
updated and expanded edition outlining organic approaches to apiculture.  “Pest Control” by William and Helga Olkowski,
Sheila Daar and Steven Ash is an updated edition offering the gardener a guide
to effective, responsible solving of pest problems.

                       

Large print

“A Week in Winter”
by Maeve Binchy chronicles a week in a holiday place on the coast of Ireland.  This is the 12th book to appear on
the New York Times hardcover bestselling list by this author, who died last
July.  “The Chance” by Karen Kingsbury is
a story of a reunion of childhood friends by this hugely popular Christian
fiction writer.  “The Striker” by Clive
Cussler and Justin Scott is the latest in the Isaac Bell adventure series.  “Three Sisters” by Susan Mallery is the
latest in the Blackberry
Island series.  “The Power Trip” by Jackie Collins is an
adventure set on a luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San
Lucas.

 

Mysteries and thrillers

            “Skulduggery” by
Carolyn Hart is a mystery set in San
Francisco relating to the bones of Peking Man.  “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett is a thriller about
a research scientist sent to the Amazon to find her former boss.   
“What It Was” by George Pelecanos is a police story set in Washington, D.C. 

           

Sci-fi and fantasy

              “The Accursed” by Joyce Carol Oates is a
historical fantasy set in Princeton,
N.J. at the turn of the 20th
century.  “Ash” by James Herbert features
a parapsychologist investigating bizarre hauntings off the coast of Scotland.
“Breed” by Chase Novak is the first book in a series about urban horror that
has been likened to “Rosemary’s Baby.”

 

Short stories

            “Collected
Fictions” by Jorge Luis Borges is a new collection of writings from this highly
regarded Latin American writer.

 

Other new novels

            In “The Dinner” by
Herman Koch, a dark, satirical novel, we learn about the lives and secrets of
two couples dining at an upscale restaurant in Amsterdam. 
“A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Azeki tells of two teenage girls
bound together by a lunchbox that washed up on a Pacific
Northwest beach.         

             

Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Susan Crane, Julie Creech, Sheri Figgs Scottie
Gibson, Bamma Laizure, Robert McClatchie, Lisa Peterson and Tozi Rubin.

 

Quotable Quote

            “Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the
people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.”  — Jane Goodall, British primatologist and
conservationist, considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees.

             

Website          

For more
information on library books, services and programs – and to reserve books from
the comfort of your home – please visit our website at
http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.               

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