8/22/2013 – Free diabetes education event at your library this evening

You will hear doctors, a dietician
and other wellness experts talk about what diabetes is, how it affects your eye
health, and the latest information on nutrition, lifestyle and medication.  There also will be plenty of time for Qs and

Evette Polsynski, M.D. and endocrinologist, will explain the different types of
diabetes.  You’ll hear about the
different tests to diagnose diabetes and the various treatments following

Jon Zissman from Mountain Eye Care will discuss how diabetes can affect your
eyes and what to do about it.  Sabra
Miller, a registered dietician, will discussion nutrition and good diabetes
diet choices, some of which you will share at the break.  Matthew Groves, pharmacy student, will
discuss diabetes helpavailable at Jackisch Drug Store. 

Anderson, Wellness Center manager at the Pagosa
Springs Medical
Center, and other Medical Center
experts will speak on wellness programs and biometric screening.  Diane Munson, massage therapist and wellness
life coach, will give her personal account of living with the disease.

valuable education event is free and requires no advance registration.  We hope to see you there.  As well, your library has multiple diabetes
information resources that you can check out for more helpful information.


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 with your computer or tablet issues.  More formal sessions requiring advance
registration are Skype Basics on Monday, August 26. and Wednesday, August 28,
both from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Here you
will learn how to make free video calls on your computer. 


Free teen programs

Wednesday from 3 – 4:30 p.m. we host Teen Gaming (X-box, Wii, board games) and
Card Battles, starting with Pokemon Card Battles, and you are welcome to bring
other trading card battle games.  Snacks
provided.  Wednesday, August 28 is the
next session.


How-to books

            “Home Theater for
Dummies” shows you how to chose components that fit your budget, lifestyle and
room.  “The Art of Seamless Knitting” by
Simona Merchant-Dest and Faina Goberstein shows you how to convert flat
patterns to circular techniques with 11 projects.  “A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with
Amazon and other Online Booksellers/volume 2” is a guide that was self-published
by Chris McMullen.  “The Repurposed
Library” by Lisa Occhipinti offers 33 craft projects that give orphaned and
outdated books new life as art objects and practical items.  “Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long
Haul” offers consumer-tested ways to overhaul your finances and increase your


Large print

             “There Was an Old Woman” by Hallie Ephron is a
mystery.  “Die a Stranger” by Steve
Hamilton is the latest in the Alex McKnight crime mystery series.  “Until She Comes Home” by Mori Roy is a
mystery suspense story set in 1950’s Detroit.


Books on CD

            “Snowbound” by
Richard S. Wheeler is the story of American explorer John Fremont.  “Hard Ride to Hell” by William W. ind J.A. Johnstone is a
western in the Family Jensen series. 
“Death of a Hangman” is a western in the Ralph Compton series.  “C.S. Lewis: A Life” by Alister McGrath gives
us a portrait of the life of this author of the Narnia fantasy series.  “A Tap on the Window” by Linwood Barclay is a
suspense story that reveals the dark side of a small upstate New York town. 


Mysteries and thrillers

            “The Cuckoos
Calling” by J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith is a debut mystery
featuring PI Cormoran Strike.  “Mistress”
by James Patterson is a thriller about a woman with a double life who may or
may not have committed suicide.  “Death
Angel” by Linda Fairstein explores the rich and little known history of New York City’s Central Park. 


Other new novels

            “The Dark Legacy
of Shannara: Witch Wraith is the third book in this fantasy series.  “Blood and Beauty” by Sarah Dunant is an
historical novel about the Borgias family is 15th century Italy.  “The Legend of the Black Rose” by M Avery
tell of life in Pagosa Junction in the days of the Old Spanish trail.  “& Sons” by David Gilbert gathers three
sons together after their father’s death.


Thanks to our donors

books and materials this week, we thank Kerry Elrod, Pam Kircher, Jim and Sandy
Kahrs, Karl Irons, Kenneth Samela, Jim Murtring, Cindy Quigley and Terry DeBoer.


Quotable Quote

             “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to
anyone.” — G.B. Stern, contemporary British author and literary critic.



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