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will get a reading record to keep track of every hour you read. Each hour earns you a raffle ticket – and so
does three books for adults and teens, and five books for children. Adults can also get raffle tickets by reading
a new author. Everyone gets them by
attending any of the many summer reading programs going on throughout June and mid-July.
should you care about these raffle tickets?
Because they’ll reward you for lots of fun reading experiences – and
because you’ll become eligible for ongoing prizes including the grand prize, a
Nook tablet – one each for kids, teens and adults.
baby and toddler program is designed to help parents have fun reading and
learning experiences with your child.
All the activities build early literacy skills. After you complete seven,
you get a prize.
of programs for kids include special storytime sessions throughout the week and
films every Friday at 10 a.m. featuring “Peter Pan,” “Journey to the Center of
the Earth,” “The Road to El Dorado”
of programs for teens next week include T-shirt Bags on Monday (June 3), Teen
Techies and Teen Gaming on Wednesday (June 5), and “The Big Bang Theory” film
and Pokemon Card Battle on Friday (June 7).
of programs for adults include films based on books every Friday at 2:30 p.m. starting
with “I Am Legend” on June 7, and a crafts event Monday, June 10 at 11:30 when
you can create envelopes, postcards and light switch plates showing your
schedules are available at the library.
We urge you to pick them up and keep them handy so you don’t miss any of
these free fun events. Also, note that
some events require advance registration.
reading participants will also want to mark your calendars for a free all-ages
closing party on Friday, July 12 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. (after the library closes)
that will include refreshments and the grand prize drawing at 6:45 p.m. RSVPs required.
Free “Peter Pan” movie
youngster to the library to view “Peter Pan” on Friday, June 7. Films chosen for kids will show every Friday
at 10 a.m. throughout the Summer Reading Program.
Free teen events
graders are invited to reuse and make new T-shirt bags on Monday, June 3 from
1:30-2:45 p.m., and to two events on Wednesday, June 5: a Teen Techie session
from 11 a.m. – noon and Teen Gaming from 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Free tech programs
Meg Wempe is
available for the highly popular 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. More formal sessions requiring advance
registration include Microwave Word Basics on Wednesday, June 5 and downloading
Zinio online magazines on Wednesday, June 12, both from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Movies on DVD
“Notes on a
Scandal” is a thriller that earned Oscar nominations for Judi Dench and Cate
Blanchett. We also have “Beetlejuice,”
starring Geena Davis and Alex Baldwin; “Into the Cold” about an expedition to
the North Pole; “The Guilt Trip,” starring Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogen; “The
Impossible,” starring Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts and “The Princess
Bride.” “Broken Trail” is a western
starring Robert Duvall. “Tales from
Earthsea” is a PG-13 rated animated adventure from Disney. And from the world of television, we have
“The Bible” epic miniseries, season one of “Call the Midwife” and six episodes
of “Planet Dinosaur” from the BBC.
“While You Were Sleeping” is a romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock.
Biographies and memoirs
by Dan Jones is an epic history of the warrior kings and queens who preceded
the Tutors. “The Autistic Brain” by Temple Grandin
is a memoir and scientific look at this brain condition. “Waiting to be Heard” by Amanda Knox is a memoir of the 20-year-old charged
with murder in Italy. “Unsinkable” by Debbie Reynolds is a memoir
by this legendary actress and singer.
“Obsessed” by Mika Brzezinski is the story of this MSNBC co-hosts
struggle with food.
“Z” by Therese
Anne Fowler is a novel about the
life of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda. “Midnight at Marble Arch” by Anne Perry
is the latest in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery series. “Daddy’s Gone a Hunting” by Mary Higgins
Clark exposes a dark secret that threatens the lives of two sisters. “Widow’s Tears” by Susan Wittig Albert is a
mystery focusing on a haunted house in Galveston. “Easter Bunny Murder” by Leslie Meier is the
latest in the Lucy Stone mystery series.
“The Ophelia Cut” by John Lescroart is a legal mystery.
Mysteries and thrillers
“Daddy’s Gone a
Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark exposes a dark secret that threatens the lives
of two sisters. “Taking Eve” by Iris
Johansen is the first book in a chilling new Eve Duncan trilogy. “Whiskey
Beach” by Nora Roberts is
a mystery centering on 300-year-old Bluff House. “John Whoever” by Michael Guillebeau follows
a soldier involved in a massacre. “12th of Never” by James Patterson
and Maxine is the latest in the Women’s Murder Club mystery series.
Other new novels
by Isabel Allende is the story of a 19-year-old immigrant from Chile now living in Berkeley.
“The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer follows six teenagers from a summer
camp throughout their lives. “Lover at
Last” by J.R. Ward is the latest in the Black Dagger Brotherhood vampire
series. “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth
Strout follows two brothers and a sister facing a family crisis. “Halo: Silentium” by Greg Bear is book three
in the Forerunner Saga science-fiction series.
Thanks to our donors
For her generous
donation in memory of Erna Soroker, we thank Eleanor Lothman. For a generous donation in support of our
children’s programs, we thank Mare Perouty.
For books and materials this week, we thank Mercedes Leist, Marilyn
Falvey, Megan Riddle, Sally Rothweiler and Laura Simi.
be busy is man’s only happiness.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and
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/.