Backpacks available for free checkout at Sisson library

With this beautiful spring weather, you may be thinking about a hiking or camping trip. So, we wanted to remind you that, thanks to a partnership between the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library, we have two backpacks available for free checkout.
The backpacks contain a state park pass, binoculars, a wildlife guide, a trees and wildlife guide, a book about the 42 state parks and more. They can be checked out for a full week and renewed for an additional week. They cannot be placed on hold. Consider it a “Lucky Day” pickup item, meaning that if you come in and it’s available, you can check it out.
All-ages movie
Join us Friday, May 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for a free PG-rated movie suitable for all ages. Our contract does not allow us to identify the film titles in the media, but you can find them listed on the activities calendars.
Kids Club Saturday
Kids Club for kindergartners through fifth-graders takes place this Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to noon. Each month this new free program will feature a different theme and include book-sharing, games, crafts and snacks. May’s theme is cardboard construction. Please note that Kids Club is now open to kindergarteners.
Otaku Club
The Otaku (Anime/Manga) Club meets Monday, May 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. Join us to watch anime, talk about manga and Asian cultures, and enjoy snacks. This free club is for fifth- through 12th-graders.
DIY for adults
At this month’s free DIY event next Wednesday, May 23, from 1 to 2 p.m., we’ll transform an old pie tin into a unique rustic picture frame that will help you remember family or friends and add character to your home. Bring an old photograph — preferably a copy or digital version that you can cut up. No registration is required.
Spanish conversation
Next Wednesday, May 23, from 4 to 5 p.m., practice your Spanish with other Spanish-language learners and speakers at this free informal session. All are welcome, from beginners to native Spanish speakers. No registration required.
End-of-school game break
Fourth- through 12th-graders, mark your calendars for a free end-of-school game break next Thursday, May 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. Teens and tweens can take a break from studying to stop by the library for games and snacks.
Computer/technology classes
Join us on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. for free sessions to learn a technology skill or application. Today, May 17, covers using Microsoft Word to create professional-looking resumes using basic and advanced formatting tools.
May 24 reviews the Ancestry Library edition database on family histories. On May 31 you’ll learn about viruses and malware and what to do about them.
How-to and self-help
“The Happiness Curve” by Jonathan Rauch explains why life gets better after 50 and offers tips for the third period in life. “Anticancer Living” by Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jeffries focuses on six areas of health and wellness to fight cancer. “Texas” is an Insight Guide that includes a free app and e-book. “Addiction Solution” by Dr. Lloyd Sederer, a chief medical officer, is a practical guide to understanding the world of drug use, abuse and treatment. “The Pocket Dalai Lama” is a selection of inspiring short teachings from this Buddhist leader. “The Magic of Tiny Business” by Sharon Rowe is a guide to making a great living in a small business.
Other nonfiction
“Human Errors” by biologist Nathan H. Lents is an exploration of our 4 billion-year evolutionary saga. “Chasing Hope” by Richard M. Cohen is a memoir of a patient with multiple sclerosis who takes part in a pioneering stem cell protocol. “Atticus Finch” by historian Joseph Crespino reveals how Harper Lee’s father provided the inspiration for her two novels. “Gaslighting America” by Amanda Carpenter explores President Donald Trump’s winning formula to control the news and news cycles. “Reflections” by Barbara Bush is a memoir covering the eight years between her husband’s leaving the presidency and her son’s inauguration.
“The Sixth Day” by Catherine Coulter is the fifth in the Brit in the FBI mystery series. “Cutting” by Jeffery Deaver is a Lincoln Rhyme-Amelia Sachs mystery. “I’ve Got My Eyes on You” by Mary Higgins Clark is a thriller. “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling describes 10 reasons why we’re wrong about the world — and why things are better than we think. “Red Alert” by James Patterson is an NYPD Red mystery. “After Anna” by Lisa Scottoline is a mystery. “Alternate Side” by Anna Quindlen is about life in a tight-knit Manhattan neighborhood. “The Thief” by J.R. Ward is a novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. “Macbeth” by Jo Nesbo centers on a run-down town struggling to shed a drug problem. “Shoot First” by Stuart Woods is a Stone Barrington adventure.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is the latest Skywalker saga. “Hostiles” is the movie that was shot in New Mexico with several Pagosa Springs people as extras. “Blue Planet II” is a documentary exploring the ocean that is narrated by David Attenborough. “Wild Horse, Wild Ride” documents the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge.
Mysteries, thrillers and suspense
“The 17th Suspect” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is a new Women’s Murder Club mystery. “Lost Creed” by Alex Kava features Ryder Creed and his K9 four-legged “detectives.” “Warlight” by Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje follows two children abandoned by their parents in 1945 London.
Other novels
“You Me Everything” by Catherine Isaac follows a mother seeking a father for her 10-year-old son in the French countryside. “The Perfect Mother” by Aimee Molloy begins when a baby is taken from his crib. “The Judge Hunter” by Christopher Buckley is a comic adventure about an Englishman coming to Boston in 1664. “The Cactus” by Sarah Haywood follows an expectant mother whose life is in a tailspin.
Thanks to our donors
For her generous monetary donation, we thank Muriel Eason. For books and materials this week, we thank Marilyn Falvey and our anonymous donors — with special mention to retiring school teacher Peggy Shipman, who donated her collection of almost 60 Dr. Seuss books to the library.
Quotable quote
“All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change.” — Octavia Butler (1947-2006), American science fiction writer and the only sci-fi writer to receive a Macarthur Fellowship from the Macarthur Foundation, which supports creative people committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world.
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This story was posted on May 18, 2018.