Free health insurance workshop at the library

SUN columnist, and the Library Staff

Join us this evening (Thursday, Sept. 26) for a Connect for Health Colorado workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. to learn how to shop for health insurance in Colorado.

Renee Burch, from San Juan Basin Health Department, will explain your new insurance options under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and discuss how to access the new online marketplace to compare and shop for individuals, families and small employers. She’ll also answer your questions.

This session is free and no registration required.

Free technology classes

Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 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. More formal sessions include Computer Basics next Monday, Sept. 30, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and Microsoft Word Basics on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. These classes require advance registration.

Free Spanish classes

The second of a six-week Spanish class takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for all ages taught by Roberta Strickland. The book used in class costs $8 and can be purchased at the library. Registration is required. You do not have to attend all sessions to participate.

Free games for tweens 

Fourth- through sixth-graders are welcome to a free Tween Gaming session from 2-3:15 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 27).

Free crafts for teens

“Make It!” is a crafts session for teens that takes place from 4-5 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month. This event is for seventh- to 12th-graders only.

Free teen gaming

Every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m. (note new day and time) 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

“The Mayan Secrets” by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry is the latest in the Fargo Adventure series. “It Happens in the Dark” by Carol O’Connell is the latest in the mystery series featuring Det. Kathy Mallory.

“Thankless in Death” by J.D. Robb is the latest in the mystery series featuring Lt. Eve Dallas. “Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do” by Michael Brandman is the latest in the mystery series featuring Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone.

“Blind Justice” by Anne Perry is the latest in the William Monk mystery series set in Victorian London.

“The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star” by Susan Wittig Albert is the latest in the Darling Dahlias mystery series.

“How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penny is the latest in the Chief Inspector Gamache mystery series set in Quebec. “The Night is Alive” by Heather Graham is a mystery set in Savannah.

“Justice for Sara” by Erica Spindler is a mystery set in Louisiana. “Ready to Die” by Lisa Jackson is a thriller featuring a serial killer.

Mysteries and thrillers

“The Infatuations” by the award-winning Spanish writer Javier Marias is a murder mystery set in Madrid. “The Kill List” by Frederock Forsyth is an intelligence thriller featuring an agency in Northern Virginia that tracks and kills those most dangerous to the U.S. “Tamarack County” by William Kent Krueger is a mystery set in a wilderness town in Minnesota. “Let Me Go” by Chelsea Cain is a thriller about a female serial killer. “Night Film” by Marisha Pessl is a thriller involving a reclusive director of cult horror films. ”

Other fiction

“The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty follows a woman who reads a letter from her husband she was not supposed to see until his death. “Lookaway, Lookaway” by Wilton Barnhardt is a satire of high society in North Carolina. “Sweet Thunder” by Ivan Doig tells of a small-town newspaper editor fighting for miners against a ruthless copper mining company.


“Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson” by Jeff Guinn is the biography of this notorious murderer. “Coming Clean” by Kimberly Rae Miller is the story of a woman who grew up in a home with her hoarder father. “The New Jim Crow” by legal scholar Michelle Alexander challenges the premise that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness.


“Beauty and the Beast” is a special two-disc edition that provides three versions of the film and a tour of the Beast’s castle. “The Outsiders” is a movie about two gangs directed by Francis Ford Coppola. “Beyond Borders” is a romantic adventure starring Angelina Jolie. “Kingdom of Heaven” is an action-packed adventure from the director of “Gladiator” and “Black Hawk Down.” “Hondo” is a western starring John Wayne.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Mark Kimmel, Carl Nevitt, Dick Robbins, R. Six and Tom Thorpe.

Quotable quote

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” — Napoleon Hill (1883-1970), American author, presidential adviser and one of the first writers in the modern genre of personal success.


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This story was posted on September 26, 2013.