7/18/2013 – Fly tying basics classes start today

You will learn the basics of tying
flies, including knots, techniques and materials required.  Some supplies will be provided, but
participants need to bring your own bobbin and thread as well as a vice, if you
have one. 

The teacher’s name
is Mark Stephanz.  He lives in Pagosa part-time and has been fly fishing
for years.  He’s very excited to be teaching this class, and we’re excited
to have him. 

Registration is
required for these classes.  You do not
have to attend all four of the classes, but you probably will want to for the
best learning experience.


Free baby/toddler story times

us every Monday morning from 10 – 10:30 a.m. with your young children from
birth to three years of age for special free reading sessions especially for
babies and toddlers.


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.  There will be two more formal sessions in
July requiring advance registration: Facebook Basics for Individuals (not
businesses) takes place Wednesday, July 24 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. when you will
learn about creating an account, status updates, messaging, privacy settings
and more.  A session on Skype is  Wednesday, July 31 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. when
you will learn how to make free video calls on your computer.



            “Eat Like a
Dinosaur” by the Paleo Parents offers tasty, kid-approved recipes to help you
get back to basics and cook real foods. 
“Drupal for Dummies” by Lynn Beighley and Seamus Bellamy, “Word Press
for Dummies” by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, “iMac for Dummies” by Mark L. Chambers and
Windows 8: The Missing Manual”  all are
excellent new guides to improve your computer and Internet skills.  “Revolutionary Summer” by Pulitzer Prize
winning historian Joseph J. Ellis explores the birth of American independence
in the summer of 1776.  “Your Cup of
Cake” by Lizzy Early provides 80 ideas for easy cupcakes.  “Martha Stewart’s Crafts for Kids” gives you
175 projects for kids of all ages.


Books on CD

            “Bad Monkey” by
Carl Hiaasen is the latest in the author’s novels about life among the criminal
and greedy in Florida.  “Deeply Odd” by Dean Koontz is the latest in
the Odd Thomas supernatural crime series. 
“The Heist” by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is the first in a new
thriller series.  “The Last Original
Wife” by Dorothea Benton Frank tells of a Southern lady who escapes her
marriage for her childhood home in Charleston.  “Sweet Salt Air” by Barbara Delinsky is about
two women, onve childhood best friends, who come together with a project and a
secret.  “The 9th Girl” by
Tami Hoag is a serial killer murder mystery. 
“The Kill Room” by Jeffrey Deaver is the latest in the mystery series
featuring forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme.


Mysteries and thrillers

            “Evening Bags and
Executions” by Dorothy Howell is a mystery series featuring part-time sleuth
Haley Randolph.  “Killer Ambition” by
Marcia Clark is the latest in the Rachael Knight mystery series.  “Cold Killing” by Luke Delaney is a mystery
set in South London.  “Loyalty” by Ingrid Thoft is a new thriller
series featuring PI Fina Ludlow.  “Sling
Shot” by Matthew Dunn is the latest in the Spycatcher series featuring master
spy Will Cochran.  “Dream with Little
Angels” by Michael Hiebert tells of a small Southern town haunted by tragedy.


Large print

            “A Delicate Truth”
by John le Carre probes what really happened during a counter-terrorist
operation in Gibraltar.  “The Alpine Xanadu” by Mary Daheim is the
latest in the Emma Lord mystery series. 
“Sweet Salt Air” by Barbara Delinsky follows two women reunited many
years and many secrets after their childhood friendship.  “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls tells
the story of two young girls deserted by their mother.  “The Best Man” by Kristan Higgins is a
romance in the Blue Heron Winery series. 
“A Bat in the Belfry” by Sarah Graves and “Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death
by Denise Swanson are new books in the Cozy mystery series.  “Unbroke Horses” by D.B. Jackson tells of a
kidnapped boy saved by an old Indian horse trainer.


Other new novels

            “No One Could Have
Guessed the Weather” by Anne-Marie Casey tells of four women facing huge
personal issues in New York City.  “Always Watching” by Chevy Stevens is a
psycho-drama.  “Lexicon” by Max Barry is a
science fiction story.  “Sea Change” by
S.M. Wheeler is a coming-of-age fantasy. 
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman follows a middle-aged
man who returns to his childhood home and confronts frightening past
memories.  “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp
for Girls” by Anton Disclafani tells of a 15-year-old exiled to an equestrienne
boarding school. 



“Honor Flight” is
a documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest
community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime.  “The Million Dollar Hotel” is a murder
mystery starring Mel Gibson.  “High
Crimes” is a thriller starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.  “The Spirit” is a gangster film starring
Morgan Freeman.  “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” is the third in this Walt
Disney fantasy adventure comedy series. 
“P.S. I Love You” is a love story featuring Hillary Swank and Gerard
Butler.  “Freedom Writers” starring
Hilary Swank is about a teacher at an inner-city school.


Thanks to our donors

For books and
materials this week, we thank Rocky Brown, Diane Bower, Bob Clinkenbeard, June
Geisen, Cathne Holt, Guiseppe Margiotta, Carol Martin, Kay McKee, Jim Miner and
Peggy Shipman.


Quotable Quote

            “Manners are of
more importance than laws.  Manners are
what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us,
by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we
breathe in.” – Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish statesman, author and



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