9/12/2013 – New free Tween Book Club debuts tomorrow

The group’s first book will be
“Frindle” by Andrew Clements.  It is the
story of a fifth grader named Nick Allen who is known as a troublemaker at school.  He is not keen about his teacher, a
disciplinarian with x-ray vision who loves the dictionary, which Nick finds
boring.  Then suddenly he becomes
fascinated by words, and his enthusiasm spreads beyond his school and
town.  This is a fun book about creative
thought and the power of words.

            The
first meeting tomorrow will be short; the book will simply be handed out. The
group will meet again on Friday, October 12 to discuss the book and enjoy a
craft.

 

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. A more
formal session called Facebook Basics for Individuals on Friday, September 13 from
10:30 – 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, September 18 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  requires registration.  Sorry, there will be no Tech Time on Tuesday,
September 17 because Meg will be out of state running in a race.  Good luck, Meg!

 

Wise Traditions session

            The free Wise
Traditions group led by Zoe Groulx meets this Saturday, September 14 from 3 –
4:30 p.m. and always on the second Saturday of the month.  Join us for a lively discussion and lectures
on dietary needs, agriculture, medical traditions and more.

 

LEGO Club this Saturday

            The free LEGO Club
for kids age 6-13 meets from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. 
LEGOs are provided.

 

Free teen programs

            Every
Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. (note new day and time) we host Teen Gaming (X-box,
Wii, board games and Pokemon Card Battles, and you are welcome to bring other
trading card battle games.  Snacks
provided. 

 

DVDs

            “The Great Gatsby”
is the extravagant hit movie starring Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio.  “John Adams” is the HBO movie starring Paul
Giamatti.  We now have series one, two
and three of the BBC mystery series “Hamish Macbeth”  and the third season of the zombie series
“The Walking Dead.”  We have three X-Men
movies – “X-Men,” X2: X-Men United” and “The Last Stand.”

             

Large print

            “Old Carver Ranch”
is a western by Max Brand.  “The Butcher
of Bear Creek” is a western by William W. and J.A. Johnstone. 

             

Mysteries and thrillers

            “Omens” by Kelley
Armstrong tells of a 24-year-old woman who learns she is adopted and her real
parents are convicted serial killers. 
“The Last Kiss Goodbye” by Karen Robards is the second book in her
paranormal romance series.  “The Little
Black Book of Murder” by Nancy Martin is about a society columnist trying to
discover who killed a billionaire before the police do.

             

Other fiction

            “Rose Harbor
in Bloom” is the latest in the Rose Harbor Inn series by Debbie Macomber.  “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline is
the poignant story of two unlikely friends. 
“The Engagements” by J. Courtney Sullivan explores four marriages and traces
the history of diamonds in America.

             

Thanks to our donors

For books and
materials this week, we thank Brian and Kristine MacNeill as well as several anonymous donors.

 

Quotable Quote

            “It takes 20 years
to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it.”  — Warren Buffett, American business magnate,
investor and philanthropist. 

Website

 

            For more 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/.                

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