Stuffed animal sleepover at your library next Tuesday
Next Tuesday, June 16 is one of the most fun events of the summer for our younger patrons.  It’s the annual stuffed animal sleepover when you bring your stuffed friends to the library at 6 p.m. to enjoy a fun storytime with you and then you leave them behind to spend the night. If you don’t want to leave your friend behind, that’s okay, too    We’ll see what kind of trouble the animals get into this year after you go home and the library is closed.  In past years they have done a lot of climbing and getting into places they shouldn’t.  Sometimes they check out books to themselves.  You never know what will happen until the big night!

Summer Reading Program
This year’s free Summer Reading Program is underway, running until July 31 – and it is not too late for you to sign up.   Register at your library or online at our website http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.   Summer reading activities are open to everyone from babies to adults.  Also, summer reading participants should mark your calendars for a free, all-ages closing party on July 31 starting at 5:30 p.m.  Detailed summer reading 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, reading logs are now available.  You do not have to be registered with Summer Reading to participate.

Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids (which include tweens), teens and adults.

Free tweens book club
If you’re in the fourth-sixth grades, like to read and share what you read with friends, the Super Readers’ Book Club is for you.  Please join us on Monday, June 15 from 2-3 p.m. we’ll be discussing “H.I.V.E” – “Higher Institution for Villainous Education” – and creating a craft.

Free Medicare 101
If you have questions about Medicare, please come to a Medicare 101 workshop on Tuesday, June 16 from 10:30 a.m. – noon.  Registration is required.  Call the Area Agency on Aging at 264-0502 to reserve your spot.

Free superhero crests
If you are in the seventh-12th grades, please join us on Wednesday, June 17 from 2-3 p.m. to create your favorite superheroes crest with fuze beads.

Free LEGO club
Kids aged 6 – 13 are welcome to join us for fun with LEGOs on Saturday, May 13 from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Bring your creativity – the LEGOs are provided.

Free movie Fridays
Join us every Friday in June for movies and popcorn – 10 a.m. for kids, noon for seventh-12th graders and 3 p.m. for adults.  Our contract does not allow us to identify the movies in the media, but you can pick up the kids, teen and adult activities calendars in the library with the film names.

Free teen gaming
Join us every Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for fun for teen gaming fans in the 7th-12th grades.  Practice your skills on the Wii and Xbox as well as board games.

Free preschool fun
Preschoolers and their families are invited to an hour of stories and music every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m.

Free Superhero Academy
Kids entering first-sixth grades are invited from 1-2:15 p.m. every Thursday this month to build costumes, learn about the science of superheroes and enjoy super activities.

Free baby/toddler time
This event is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.  Recommended for children from six months to three years of age.

Free technology classes
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Drop in with your technology questions.  A more formal session requiring advance registration is iPad Basics from noon – 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 15 for absolute beginners.  Please note the different time this week.   Students must provide your own registered iPad.

Free programmed Nooks
Reminder:  We have nine Nooks and three tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Free downloadable movies
For your viewing pleasure, we have just purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives library patrons unlimited access to thousands of award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed.  You can access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on our library website.

Mysteries and thrillers
“Countdown to Mecca” by Michael Savage is a thriller involving a terrorist attack.  “Never Die Alone” by Lisa Jackson is a Rick Benz/Reuben Montoya mystery.  “Bone to be Wild” by Carolyn Haines is a Sarah Booth Delaney mystery.   “The Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi is a near-future thriller about drought in the American Southwest.  “Radiant Angel” by Nelson DeMille is a John Corey thriller set in the U.N.  “Secret Brother” by V.C. Andrews is the sequel to “Flowers in the Attic.”  “Remember Me This Way” by Sabine Durrant follows a woman whose dead husband may still be alive.  “Palace of Treason” by Jason Matthews is the second in the series featuring a Soviet intelligence agent and a CIA agent.

Other novels
“Double Down” by Fern Michaels is the latest in the Sisterhood series.  “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik is a fantasy.  “The Green Road” by Anne Enright is set in a small town in Ireland.  “People of the Songtrail” by W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear is an historical novel about the Vikings, the first explorers to land in the New World.  “The Fateful Lightning” by Jeff Shaara is the final book in the author’s four-part Civil War series.  “In the Unlikely Event” is Judy Blume’s well-reviewed first novel for adults.

“Do No Harm” by neurosurgeon Henry Marsh is a memoir by a brain surgeon.  “The Total Fly Fishing Manual” by Joe Cermele and the editors of Field and Stream magazine offers 307 essential skills and tips.  “Feeding the Fire” by Joe Carroll shares 20 lessons every grill master needs to know for excellent barbeque.

“Stuart Little” is a family comedy about an adopted boy who looks much like a mouse.  “American Sniper” is a biographical story of SEAL Chris Kyle directed by Clint Eastwood.

Story CDs
“Make Something Up” by Chuck Palahniuk is a collection of 22 short stories and a novella.  “Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Equation” by Douglas Corleone is the latest in the Paul Janson thriller series.

Music CDs
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you.  You’ll find blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Lesley Britton, Jim Frandsen, Sue Ellen Haning, Patricia Hatcher, Josephine Lewis, Everett Nicholson and Tozi Rubin.

Quotable Quote
“I’ve learned that being kind is more important than being right.” – Andy Rooney (1919-2011), American radio and TV writer.

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