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Tech training, bird lecture and youth activities

Our free high-tech learning sessions continue.

Informal sessions with Cody are set for Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m.–noon and Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3–5 p.m. We also have two formal training sessions that require advance registration for space reasons: Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 1–3 p.m. learn how to take free courses online. Friday, Nov. 16, is a 3M e-book workshop from 10 a.m.–noon, where you will learn about the new easier e-book platform.

Lecture on birds

This evening (Thursday, Nov. 8) from 6–7 p.m. join Rebecca Gillette of Audubon Colorado as she presents a free lecture on birds of the San Juan Range and the Christmas Bird Count.

Free fun for kids and teens

Tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 9) is our free science and technology club for curious kids in fourth through sixth grades from 2–3:15 p.m. This session’s theme is CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Registration is required.

Saturday, Nov. 10, is our free LEGO Club for kids 6–13 years old from 10:30–11:45 a.m. Monster Building is this month’s theme. LEGOs are provided.

Tuesday, Nov. 13, is Gaming with Food, a free session from 4–5:30 p.m. for teens in the seventh through 12th grades. We’ll have our Xbox out along with various board games. Food is provided.

Books on CD

“A Sunless Sea” by Anne Perry is another in the Victorian mystery series featuring William Monk.

“Last to Die” by Tess Gerritsen tells of an orphaned teen who survives his second family massacre “Delusion in Death” by J.D. Robb is the latest in the mystery featuring Eve Dallas. “A Wanted Man” by Lee Child is the latest in the series featuring Jack Reacher. “12.21” by Dustin Thomason features an expert in rare infections. “The Panther” by Nelson DeMille is a novel about Middle Eastern terrorists in the series featuring John Corey and his wife Kate Mayfield. “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling is the first novel for adults by the author of the Harry Potter stories. “NYPD Red” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp is about a task force whose job is protecting New York’s richest, most powerful citizens.

Mysteries and thrillers

“Postcards from the Dead” by Laura Childs is a scrapbooking mystery with scrapbooking tips and recipes included. “A Sunless Sea” by Anne Perry is another in the Victorian mystery series featuring William Monk.

“Talking to the Dead” by Harry Bingham features a rookie cop investigating mysterious prostitute murders. “What the Cat Saw” by Carolyn Hart follows a woman with a sixth sense who gets thoughts from a cat.

Large print

“Hellbox” by Bill Pronzini is a mystery from the Nameless Detective series. “Hiss and Hers” by M.C. Beaton is the latest in the Agatha Raisin mystery series.

Other fiction

“NW” by Zadie Smith is a tragic-comic novel following four Londoners. “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers is the powerful story of two soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq. “Those We Love Most” by Lee Woodruff explores the secrets hurting the marriages of a couple and her parents. “Live by Night” by Dennis Lehane is a story of organized crime in Jazz Age Boston. “Cold Night” by Jenn Ashworth is the story of two 14-year-olds confronting the dangers of a predatory adult world.

How-to and self-help

“True Food” by Dr. Andrew Weil offers more than 125 recipes from one of America’s healthiest restaurants to help you transform meals into satisfying, healthful fare. “The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook” is from the Ontario Home Economics Association. “The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book” is written by the experts at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. “Digital Landscape Photography” by Michael Frye shows you what can be learned from the working process of Ansel Adams and his contemporary photographers. “Complete Digital Photography/Seventh Edition” by Ben Long is a how-to for everyone from the amateur to a seasoned shooter.

Biographies

“The Leading Man” by Burton W. Peretti explores the development of the cinematic presidential image focusing on 14 presidents from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama.

“One Last Strike” by Tony La Russa is a memoir about the remarkable career of the third winningest manager in baseball history. “The Richard Burton Diaries” edited by Chris Williams reveals the actor’s diaries from 1925-1984. “Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition” by Jean M. Yarbrough is an examination of the President’s political thought, especially in relation to the ideas of Washington, Hamilton and Lincoln. “A People’s History of the U.S. Military” by historian Michael A. Bellesiles draws from three centuries of letters, diaries and memoirs of ordinary soldiers. “Ike’s Bluff” by Evan Thomas explores how close we came to Armageddon in the seemingly placid 1950s.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Lyn Dryburgh and several anonymous donors.

Quotable quote

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” — Cicero (106–43 BC), Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer and orator.

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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