Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day

By Carole Howard
PREVIEW Columnist and Library Staff

We hope you will join us for a special family story time this Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day.

This is the second annual Take Your Child to the Library Day. The American Library Association reports that the event is now celebrated in 229 libraries in 33 states, three countries, one province and one school library.

Please join us for a fun family time that will include stories, crafts and snacks.

Free movies for adults

Every Friday at 10 a.m., you are invited for coffee, donuts and a movie for adults. This month’s films are from the 1950s or 1960s. The contract that we have for the movie licensing does not allow us to promote the title of what we’re showing outside the library, such as in the newspaper or on the radio. If you want to know what show is playing on a given date, pick up the monthly flyer of activities for adults at the library, check the home page of our website or phone the library to ask. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Free technology classes

Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions from 10 a.m.-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 requiring registration is Microsoft Word Templates on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., where you will learn how to create a resume, cards, certificates and more.

Free teen gaming

Every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m. 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.

Large print

“No Man’s Nightingale” by Ruth Rendall is the latest in the Inspector Wexford mystery series. “Blackbird Lake” by Jill Gregory is the latest in the Lonesome Way romance series. “Fear Nothing” by Lisa Gardner is the latest in the Det. D.D. Warren mystery series. “River Road” by Jayne Ann Krentz is a romantic mystery. “Robert B. Parker’s Bull River” by Robert Knott is a mystery. “The Spook Lights Affair” by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini is a mystery set in 1895 San Francisco. “Inherit the Dead” is a mystery written by 20 different writers.

“Hazardous Duty” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV is the latest in the Presidential Agent adventure series. “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd is the story of two women, friends since youth, one black and one white. “The Death Trade” by Jack Higgins is the latest in the adventure series featuring Sean Dillon. “Standup Guy” by Stuart Woods is the latest in the Stone Barrington mystery series. “The Chocolate Book Bandit” by JoAnna Carl is the latest in the Chocoholic mystery series.


“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey was inspired by the true story of a White House butler. “The Smurfs 2,” “Planes” and “Despicable Me 2” are all animated films. “Last Tango in Halifax” has the first six episodes of this BBC TV drama about childhood sweethearts reunited at age 70. “Mary Poppins” has been released by Disney on its 50th anniversary. “Enough Said” is a grown-up romantic comedy. “Riddick” starring Vin Diesel is an R-rated adventure.

Thrillers and mysteries 

“Rosarito Beach” by M.A. Lawson is a thriller featuring DEA agent Kay Hamilton. “Dead Man’s Fancy” by Keith McCafferty is the third Montana mystery featuring fly fisherman Sean Stranahan. “Hazardous Duty” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV is the latest in the Presidential Agent adventure series. “In the Blood” by Lisa Unger is a thriller featuring a woman whose life is based on lies.

Other new novels

“The Pagan Lord” by historical novelist Bernard Cornwell is the latest in his Saxon Tales series. “Dark Wolf” by Christine Feehan is the latest in the Carpathian paranormal series.


“Dog Songs” by Mary Oliver is a collection of poems celebrating the special bond between human and dog. “Dangerous Women” is a cross-genre anthology of original fiction about formidable women by various writers from every genre — science fiction, fantasy, mystery, historical, horror, paranormal and romance.

Nonfiction: local topics

“The Master Weavers: Celebrating One Hundred Years of Navajo Textile Artists from the Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Weaving Region” by collector and researcher Mark Winter is the history of the local traders and notable weaving families in this spectacularly scenic area. “Dead Run” by Dan Schultz is the story of the nine-year search and greatest manhunt in the modern American West for the men who murdered a lawman in Cortez.

How-to and self-help

“Attracting Beneficial Bugs to your Garden” by Jessica Walliser helps you make your own insect-friendly garden. “Microsoft Windows 8.1” is a step-by-step guide. “Get Rich Carefully” by James J. Cramer offers a handbook to high-yield, low-risk investing.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank James Dickhoff, Nancy Green and several anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote

“Respect your dinner; idolize it, enjoy it properly. You will be by many hours in the week, many weeks in the year, and many years in your life the happier if you do.” — William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), English novelist and satirist


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/.

This story was posted on January 30, 2014.