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Library hosts water-theme film series

Lights! Camera! Water! Starting tomorrow, we are hosting a wonderful series of feature and documentary films dealing with water that will be shown every Friday in the Turner Reading Room from tomorrow, June 11, through July 9 as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program with the water theme.

Three films will be shown each Friday. Family films for all ages will be shown at 10 a.m. Documentaries will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Entertainment films will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Here’s the lineup for the series, which is sponsored by PAWSD:

• June 11: “Finding Nemo,” “A Sea Change,” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.”

• June 18: “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” “The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?,” and “A River Runs Through It.”

• June 25: “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything,” “Blue Gold,” and “Gidget.”

• Friday, July 2: “Happy Feet,” “Poisoned Waters,” and “The Milagro Beanfield War.”

• Friday, July 9: “Flipper,” “Liquid Assets,” and “Chinatown.”

Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own reusable water bottle. Summer Reading Program participants will earn one raffle ticket per screening attended.

Geothermal tour

Water enthusiasts may want to join a geothermal tour in Town Park tomorrow (Friday, June 11) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. While participants enjoy a catered barbecue lunch, Phil Starks (Town of Pagosa Springs) and Bill Whittington (Springs Inn) will speak on current geothermal energy use. Michael Whiting and Kathy Keyes will speak about the planned Geothermal Greenhouse Project. Following this, participants may tour geothermal municipal and commercial buildings. This event, co-sponsored by the San Juan Water Conservancy District and PAWSD, is part of the Colorado Foundation for Water Education annual tour. The cost is $10 per person for lunch or free without lunch option. Summer Reading Program participants will earn one raffle ticket for attending.

Wii water sports

If your children or grandchildren are always talking about Nintendo Wii games, here’s a chance for you to see what it’s all about. Adults are invited to come and try a variety of water sports using the Nintendo Wii. All you need is a good attitude — no experience or swimsuit is necessary. Summer Reading Program participants will earn one raffle ticket per session attended. The sessions will take place on three successive Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. on June 16, 23 and 30.

Conservation festival

Join us for a free Wet ‘N’ Wild Conservation Festival at the library next Thursday, June 17, from 3-5 p.m. You will learn how to reduce your water usage as an individual, family and community member during this hands-on event for all ages offered by the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District. PAWSD and library staff will conduct fun and informative activities focusing on water use and water waste for children and adults. No registration is necessary. Stop by and water your mind with great ideas for saving money and natural resources. Summer Reading participants will earn one raffle ticket for attending.

Books on CD

“Saddled” by Susan Richards is the story of how a horse helped a woman fight alcoholism. “Fever Dream” by Preston & Child is a mystery about a man learning secrets of his wife after she is murdered. “War” by Sebastian Junger is the true story of a platoon based at a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan. “Executive Intent” by Dale Brown is a thriller that starts after the U.S. has launched a missile-launching satellite that is the most powerful weapon in history.

Nonfiction

“The Bridge” by historian David Remnick is a biography of President Obama. “Girls on the Edge” by psychologist and physician Dr. Leonard Sax offers tools to help troubled girls become independent and confident women. “13 Bankers” by Simon Johnson and James Kwak explores recent U.S. financial history within the context of previous showdowns between American democracy and Big Finance. “Take Back America” by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann outline their rationale and plan to encourage you to vote in the November 2010 election, saying it may be the single most important thing you do all year.

Mysteries and thrillers

“61 Hours” by Lee Child is the latest in the Jack Reacher mystery series. “Blood Oath” by Christopher Farnsworth pairs a vampire with a White House staffer facing a plot to attack the U.S. with a gruesome new biological weapon.

Quotable quote

“No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.” — British poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61).

Thanks to our donors

We are grateful to the Friends of the Library for paying for the remodel of our circulation desk. For books and materials this week, we thank Cary Brown, Carolyn Johnson, Charles King, Don Landrum, Gilbert Martinez, Jerry Modisette, Barbara Moore, Ruth Read, Melinda Short and Arlette Smith.

Website

For more information on library books, services and programs — and to reserve books from the comfort of your home — please visit our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.