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e-books range from two Thomas and Friends books for children to New York Times
bestsellers “The Jefferson Key” by Steve Berry, from teen books like “The Girl
of Fire and Thorns” by Rae Carson to nonfiction like “Rediscovering the Power
of Character and Empathy” by Emily Bazelon, from junior fiction like “Seven
Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises” to adult nonfiction like “Cooked” by
access the new 3M system, go to the home page on the library’s web site at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ where
you will see an e-book box with a red 3M logo and a cloud. Click on this box and you’ll see a collection
of book cover photos of a wide variety of books under the headings Most
Popular, New Titles This Month, Featured Novels, Featured Nonfiction and
Featured Children’s Books. You also can
browse by genre.
you want some help, go to https://sites.google.com/site/aspencatebooks/
or ask Meg Wempe at one of her Tech Tuesday or Tech Thursday sessions.
new 3M Cloud Library system works on all models of Nook, older models of Sony,
and Kobo. You also can download directly
onto iPads, iPhones, tablets and cell phones with access to the Android
market. 3M is trying to work with Amazon
on a solution to allow Kindles to work with this library system as well. It is
compatible with the Kindle Fire if you download a rather clunky support app.
one in five adults owning an e-book reader and many more owning tablets and
smart phones, we are delighted to be able to offer you this new and improved
system for free e-books.
Summer Reading Program
Sign up now – or any time before July 11 –
for this year’s free six-week Summer Reading Program. The activities are open to babies, toddlers,
kids, teens and adults spending all or part of their summer in Archuleta County.
You’ll be eligible for ongoing prizes including the grand prize, a Nook
tablet – one each for kids, teens and adults.
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. Programs for the
next week or so are listed below. Note
that some events require advance registration.
And 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.
Stuffed animal sleepover today
Kids of all ages and their families are invited to
a free Stuffed Animal Sleepover from 6 – 7 p.m. today (Thursday, June 13). Bring your stuffed friend to a special
storytime and leave it for a sleepover at the library. Come back the next day to pick up your friend
and see what fun it had overnight in the library while it was closed.
Examples of free programs
for kids this coming week are special storytime sessions throughout the week,
and films every Friday at 10 a.m. featuring “Journey to the Center of the
Earth” tomorrow (June 14) and “The Road to El Dorado” on June 21.
of free programs for teens this coming week are Teen CubeeCraft on Monday, June
17 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. when you will make your own superhero, and Teen
Techies (11 a.m. – noon) and Teen Gaming (12:30 – 2 p.m.) on Wednesday, June 19. The teen film at noon tomorrow (June 14) is “Percy
Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.”
of free programs for adults include films based on books every Friday at 2:30
p.m., with “Freedom Writers” tomorrow (June 14) and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
on June 21. On Saturday, June 15 there
will be a showing of the movie “American Meat” and discussion from 2:30 – 4:30 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 a session on Skype where you can learn how to make free
video calls on your computer on Wednesday, June 19 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
“Those Angry Days”
by Lynne Olson is an account if the debate over American intervention in World
War II focusing on President Roosevelt and Charles Lindberg. “Rick Steves’ France 2013,” “Rick Steves’
Germany 2013” and “Fodor’s Egypt”
are three new travel books. “Cooked” by
Michael Pollan tracks the author’s effort to master a single classic recipe
using one of the four elements – fire, water, air and earth. “Trident K-9 Warriors” by Mike Ritland
documents how these brilliant, brave dogs are recruited and trained. “The Way of the Knife” by Pulitzer prize
winner Mark Mazzetti documents the transformation of the CIA and America’s
special operations forces into killing machines.
“The Cold Room” is
a romantic thriller starring George Segal; it is paired on the DVD with “Deadly
Drifter” about an underground revolutionary.
“Incident on a Dark Street”
is a murder mystery featuring law school grads.
“Detonator” is an action adventure starring Pierce Brosnan and Patrick
Books on CD
“Zero Hour” by
Clive Cussler is the latest in the Kurt Austin adventure series. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini
follows two motherless Afghan siblings’ lives and loves around the world. “Fly
Away” by Kristin Hannah is a heart-wrenching story about motherhood and
loss. “The Blossom Sisters” by Fern
Michaels follows a man who returns home to the grandmother and her two sisters
who raised him.
“Taking Eve” by
Iris Johansen is the latest in the series featuring forensic sculptor
series. “Unintended Consequences” by
Stuart Woods is the latest in the Stone Barrington mystery series. “Wonderland” by Ace Atkins is the latest in
the Robert B. Parker Spenser mystery series.
“The Blossom Sisters” by Fern Michaels is a family saga with secrets
galore. “Bandit’s Trail” by Max Brand
and “Valley of the Gun” by Ralph Cotton are westerns. “Bunker Hill”
by Nathaniel Philbrick is the story of the bloodiest battle of the Revolution.
Mysteries and thrillers
“Dead Ever After”
by Charlaine Harris is the final book in the Sookie Stackhouse mystery series. “Inferno” by Dan Brown is the latest in
the thriller series featuring Harvard professor of symbology Robert
Thanks to our donors
For books and
materials this week, we thank Medora Bass, Bill Darling, Barb Draper, Carla
Evans and Suzanne Woss.
“One of the secrets of a happy
life is continuous small treats.” – Iris Murdoch (1919-199), British author and
philosopher, ranked 12th on the list of “50 greatest British authors
since 1945” by The Times of London.
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/.