5/9/2013 – Free online magazines now available

Among the magazines available are 4
Wheel & Off Road, 4Ruedas, Audubon, Backcountry, Bicycling, Cosmopolitan,
Country Living, Cowboys & Indians, Economist, Esquire, Field & Stream,
Food Network, Forbes, House beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth
News, National Geographic Interactive, National Geographic Traveler
Interactive, Newsweek, O the Oprah Magazine, Outdoor Life, Parenting, PCWorld,
Popular Mechanics, Prevention, Rolling Stone, Scuba Diving, Seventeen,
Smithsonians, Taste of Home, Vegetarian Times, Weight Watchers and more.  More magazines will be added in the future as
our budget allows.

            These
magazines may be read on a wide variety of desktop and mobile devices.  You can click on the appropriate link to
download a free app for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire,
Windows 8 and Blackberry Playbook.

            To
sign up for this free online magazine service, and to see all the magazines
available to you, go to the library website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.  
Click on the Zinio icon on the home page and follow the instructions to
register.  You will need your library
card number. 

             

Special storytime tonight

Kristine MacNeill, youth services librarian, hosts a special
“Fabulous Fours” program for four-year-olds and their families this evening
(Thursday, May 9) from 6 – 7 p.m.  All
four-year-olds attending will receive a free book (see below).

 

Free books for four-year-olds

Libraries across Colorado
are giving a free book to every four-year-old in the state in celebration of
the Week of the Young Child.  “Duck on a Bike” by David Shannon is
available in both English and Spanish and will be accessible to children with
special needs.  Come by your library
from May 6 – 20 or attend any program and pick up this free book for your
youngster.  Better yet, bring your
four-year-old to pick up his or her own book and see the opportunities for fun
and learning that are available free at the library almost any day of the week.

 

Lego Club this Saturday

Kids age six – 13
are invited to the free Lego Club this Saturday, May 11 from 10:30 – 11:45
a.m.  Bring your imagination – the LEGOs
are provided.

 

Wise Traditions this
Saturday

 

            Zoe Groulx will
lecture and lead a discussion on dietary needs, agriculture, medical traditions
and more in a free program this Saturday, May 11 from 3-4:30 p.m. 

 

Free tech programs

            Our new Adult
Services Librarian Meg Wempe has restarted 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.  Today
(Thursday, May 9) from 11 a.m. – noon she will teach a class about blogs and
websites.  Registration is required for
space reasons.  Next Wednesday, May 15
from 1 – 3 p.m., learn the basics of email. Again, registration required.

 

Free teen game fun

            Teens in grades
seven-12 are welcome to play Xbox and various board games next Tuesday, May 14
from 4-5:30 p.m.  Snacks provided.

 

Free Denali program

            Mark your
calendars for next Thursday, May 16 from 6 – 7:15 p.m. for a slide show about a
hang gliding expedition from North America’s highest mountain, Denali, by Jim Hale, the exhibition’s co-leader.  See pictures and ask questions about other Alaska adventures as
well.  Jim will have copies of his book
“An Alaskan Life of High Adventure” for purchase and signing.

 

Movies on DVD

            Willy
Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder is a musical film based
on the classic book by Roald Dahl.  Its
music was nominated for a “best score” Academy Award.   “Big Miracle” is an amazing rescue adventure
story based on  the true tale about a
family of whales trapped in ice in the Arctic Circle.  “Searching for Sugar Man” is the true story
of a ‘70s rock icon who never was. 
“Bully” is the PG-13 version of documentary about five kids and families
by a Sundance award-winning filmmaker.

 

Books on CD

            “Lover at Last” by
J.R. Ward is the latest in the Black Dagger Brotherhood vampire romance series.  “Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline is a thriller
tells of a soldier who learns how to be a man, father and hero.  “Secrets from the Past” by Barbara Taylor
Bradford is a bout one woman’s quest to discover long-buried family
secrets.  “Whiskey Beach”
by Nora Roberts tells of a lawyer escaping the scrutiny after he was accused of
murdering his fiancé. 

 

How-to and self-help

            “Coffee/Fifth
Edition” by Kenneth David is a comprehensive and entertaining guide to buying
brewing and enjoying coffee.  “Decisive”
by Chip and Dan Heath offer advice on how you can make better choices in life
and at work. “Surviving Your Adolescents” By Thomas W. Phelan is a guide for
parents on how to both manage and let go of their 1—18 year olds.  “Gulp” by Mary Roach, known as America’s
funniest science writer, helps us understand what happens to our bodies as we
eat and digest our food.

 

Large print

            “Bushwack” by Richard
S. Wheeler is a western about rustlers. 
“The First Mountain Man: Preacher’s Massacre” by William W. and
J.A. Johnstone is a western set in Wyoming.  “Union Pacific” by Zane Grey is the author’s
first historical western about the building of the railroad.  “Bad Blood” by Dana Stabenow is the latest in
the Kate Shygak mystery series set in Alaska.  “The Temptation of Your Touch” by Teresa
Medeiros is a Regency romance set in London.  “Dust and Glory” by Michael Zimmer is a
western that follows a man who has killed a Union soldier to protect his
family.  “Ambush Creek” by Phil Dunlap
was named one of Booklist’s top 10 westerns of 2012.

           

Mysteries and thrillers

            “The Jackal’s
Share” by Chris Morgan Jones is a mystery that begins with a murder of a London antiquities dealer in Tehran. 
“The Dead Sleep” by Heather Graham is a paranormal mystery in the
Cafferty and Quinn series.  “Tuesday’s
Gone” by Nicci French starts with a psychotic woman serving tea to a
decomposing corpse.  “Leaving Everything
Most Loved” by Jacqueline Winspear is the latest in the Maisie Dobbs mystery
series set in London
in the 1930s.  “Reconstructing Amelia” by
Kimberly McCreight is a legal thriller about a teen’s death after she is caught
cheating.

                                     

Other new novels

            “Family Pictures”
by Jane Green is a story about two women whose lives interact when a shocking
secret is revealed.  “Z” by Therese Anne
Fowler is a novel about the life of Zelda, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald.  “Defending Jacob” by William Landay is a
novel about a man and his son facing the complications and stigma of ADA.  “The Ashford Affair” by Lauren Willig unites
three women involved in a long-buried family secret.  “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” by
Edward Kelsey Moore brings together the stories of four strong and funny women.  “Fever” by Maya Banks follows three wealthy,
powerful men whose friendship is threatened by a love affair.  “The Guardian” by Beverly Lewis is the latest
by this beloved Christian fiction author.

             

Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Medora Bass, Richard Clare, Pam Condon, Scottie
Gibson, Robert Green, Liz Kuhn, Bob McClatchie, Lisa Peterson, Sepp Ramsperger,
Tom Thorpe and Robert Wallace.

 

Quotable Quote

            The number of people
commuting by bike has increased 47 percent between 1990 and 2011, according to
the League of American Bicyclists.  May
is National Bike Month, so you may want to kick up your bike stand and get
rolling.  As President John F. Kennedy
said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”

 

Website         

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

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