4/25/2013 – Meet your new adult services librarian and tech specialist

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One of Meg’s duties is taking
over our highly popular informal Technology Tuesdays (10 a.m.–noon) and
Thursdays (3–5 p.m.) sessions.  She also
will have a busy series of computer classes during May from 1 – 3 p.m.:
Computer basics (May 1), Internet basics (May 8), email basics (May 15), Excel
basics (May 22) and 3M/One Click (May 29); plus from 11-1 p.m.: blogs and
websites (May 9) and digital photos (May 23). 

 Meg also has a special interest in teaching
other adult programs.  “I’m starting to
plan programs for the summer and have some ideas in mind that I think people
will enjoy,” she said.  “I’m also open to
suggestions and ideas from folks in the Pagosa Springs area, that’s for sure.”

            Meg
comes to us with impressive credentials. 
She has a BA in English from Clemson
University in South
Carolina, a MA in information resources and library science from
the University of Arizona in Tucson,
and a certificate of librarianship from the South Carolina State Library.  Most recently she was a branch librarian at
the Richland County Public Library in Columbia,
S.C.

            A
native of South Carolina, she also has lived
in Seattle, Virginia
and Tucson.  Friends suggested she would love Colorado, so she
researched the job and the area. “I thought it would be a great fit – and I was
thrilled when I was offered the position,” she said.

            Please
introduce yourself to Meg the next time you are in the library, and look for opportunities
to take advantage of her expertise and enthusiasm.  You can pick up a copy of her May programs calendar
while you’re there.  This is important
because most computer classes require pre-registration for space reasons.

 

Computer classes

            Join Meg Wempe for
a lesson on Skype today (Thursday, April 25) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn how to
say hello to friends and family with a free instant messaging, voice or video
call.  May 1 is computer basics and May 8
is Internet basics, both from 1 – 3 p.m. 
Registration is required for this sessionsfor space reasons. 

 

Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays are back

            Meg Wempe has
started up the Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions – 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5
p.m. Thursdays.  Join her for one-on-one
informal help on your computer or tablet issues.  No registration required – just drop in.  These sessions have been a huge hit with our
patrons in the past.

 

Spanish classes

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

 

Family and friends gaming

            Join us tomorrow (Friday,
April 26) for free gaming fun for all ages from 2 – 3:30 p.m.. 
There will be Xbox, Wii and board games available. Snacks provided.

 

DVDs

“Post-pregnancy
Workout DVD” with Tracy Anderson shows you her way to get your body back after
babies.  “The Art of War II: Betrayal” is
a thriller starring Wesley Snipes.  “Speed
& Angels” is an action movie inspired by the passion of two naval
aviators.  “The Signal” is a sci-fi and
psychological thriller.  “Marvel’s
Avengers” is an action film featuring a team of super humans saving the Earth
from Loki and his army.  We have the
two-part “Understanding the Horse from the Horse’s Perspective” set, one called
“Respecting how the horse lives, interacts, and survives” and the second called
“Understanding hoof function is the first step toward a sound horse.”  We also have the first and second seasons of
“A Bit of Fry & Laurie” starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. 

 

 

Health and child care

            “It Starts with
Food” by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig outlines a balanced, sustainable plan to
change the way you eat, starting with a 30-day reset.  “Perfect Health Diet” by Paul and Shou-Ching
Jaminet helps you regan health and lose weight by eating a nutritious
diet.  “The Unhealthy Truth” by Robyn
O’Brien is a first-person account of a mother who took on the food industry’s
putting chemicals in our food and greatly increasing the allergies in our
children.   “The Nourishing Traditions
Book of Baby & Child Care” by Sally Fallon Morell and Dr. Thomas S. Cowan
offers practical advice to help parents bring up healthy children. 

 

Large print

            “Outlaws from
Afar” is a trio of western stories by Max Brand.  “The Undertaker’s Wife” by Loren D. Estleman
is about a couple who transfer death into a thing of dignity and beauty.  “Dawn of the Morning” by Grace Livingston
Hill is a Christian romance story.  “Sea
Glass Summer” by Dorothy Summer is a romance set on the Maine coast

 

Thanks to our donors

            For books and materials this
week, we thank Pam Condon and Brittany Dodson.

 

 

Quotable Quote

             “To succeed in life
you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Country
music singer Reba McEntire.

             

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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