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Final fall Lifelong Learning lecture this evening

This evening (Thursday, Nov. 10), the sixth and last of the free fall Lifelong Learning lectures takes place in the program room at the library from 6-7:15 p.m. when Lynne and Rick Stinchfield will speak about their experiences as volunteer park rangers.

The two have worked at Capitol Reef National Park as volunteer rangers since 2003. Their work includes a wide range of interpretive activities including service at the visitor center desk, offering guided hikes and evening programs, developing and offering programs at the nature center, helping with school programs, and assisting with the park’s library collection.

LEGO Club Saturday

The LEGO Club for youngsters aged 6-13 meets this Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. The LEGOs are provided free by the library. Theme of this month’s session is “Buildings.”

Adult movie Friday

Join us tomorrow (Friday, Nov, 11) at 1 p.m. for a free afternoon movie and enjoy some popcorn. The matinee ties into the library’s genre of the month, which is “Culinary Comforts” for November. We will be showing “No Reservations” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart.

E-books

Advantage e-books recently purchased just for our patrons include “Miracle Cure” by Harlan Coben, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern, “Unfinished Business” by Nora Roberts, “Can You Keep a Secret?” by Sophie Kinsella, “The Perfect Husband” by Lisa Gardner, “Second Son” by Lee Child and “Shock Wave” by John Sandford.

If you are not aware of all the free e-book opportunities available for our patrons through your library, please read the Oct. 27 Library News column, which you can find on our website by clicking on the News & Events box in the left column of the home page.

Short stories

“The Wandering Falcon” is a collection of short fiction by Jamil Ahmad, a former Pakistani, set in the tribal regions of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran where the author worked. “The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares” by Joyce Carol Oates is a collection of seven stories of suspense.

Mysteries and thrillers

“The River Killers” by Bruce Burrows explores the disappearance of a Vancouver fisherman after he reported a deformed fish. “City of Whispers” by Marcia Muller is the latest in the mystery series featuring PI Sharon McCone. “The Tehran Initiative” by Joel C. Rosenberg features a CIA team charged with sabotaging Iran’s nuclear warheads before Iran or Israel can launch a devastating first strike.

Fiction for teens

“The Marriage Plot” by Jeffrey Eugenides charts the life of three young adults as they finish college, fall in love and navigate the real world. “The Infernals” by John Connolly is the sequel to “The Gates,” about a young man who thwarts a plot hatched in Hell to invade Earth.

“Damned” by Chuck Palahniuk is narrated by Madison, 13-year-old daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire who dies of an overdose and goes to Hell.

Other new novels

“Rode” by Thomas Fox Averill explores the story of a man and a horse made famous by the song “Tennessee Stud.” “Triangles” by Ellen Hopkins tells of three female friends facing midlife crises. “Harbor” by John Ajvide Lindqvist is the third book in the horror genre by this author, who is being compared to Stephen King. “The Christmas Wedding” by James Patterson brings four estranged children back home to see who their mother is marrying. “The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks brings two former teenage lovers back to their small North Carolina town after 25 years. “The Grief of Others” by Leah Hager Cohen follows parents and their two children in the aftermath of the death of a baby 57 hours after his birth. “The Dovekeepers” by Alice Hoffman tells of four bold women living in ancient Israel.

Nonfiction

“Vegan Pie in the Sky” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Rome provides 75 dairy-free recipes for pies, tarts, cobblers and more. “The Magic of Reality” by Richard Dawkins explains a wide range of natural phenomena with illustrations by acclaimed artist Dave Mckean to share the magic of science for readers of all ages.

Large print

“The Lady of the Rivers” by Philippa Gregory is book three in the Counsins’ War historical romance series. “Only His” by Susan Mallery is part of the Fool’s Gold romance series. “Goddess of Vengeance” by Jackie Collins is set in Las Vegas. “Lassiter” by Paul Levine is a thriller exploring the disappearance of a runaway teen turned porn actress. “Married by Morning” by Lisa Kleypas is an historical romance. “Misery Bay” by Steve Hamilton is a thriller set in Lake Superior’s Upper Peninsula. “Nearly a Lady” by Alissa Johnson is part of the Regency romance series. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern explores a circus that arrives without warning and is only open at night.

Thanks to our donors

For their generous donation in memory of Peter Welch, we are grateful to Ralph and Scottie Gibson. For books and materials this week, we thank Cindy Galabota, Bamma Laizure, Lisa Peterson, Sanya Peterson, Lyn Rogers, Sara Wilson and Richard Young.

We also are grateful to Charlene Baumgardner and Barbara Lindley, who gave us a new flag just in time for Veterans Day. Thank you!

Quotable quote

“The illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read or write. They are those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler, contemporary American writer and futurist.

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/.

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