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Trina Rivera and Carmelita Perez are two young ladies with a passion for books, special customer service and computer skills, and degrees from Fort Lewis College — in environmental biology for Trina and English for Carmelita.
They met when they were working at Waldenbooks in Durango. Now, they are best friends and they both are working for you at the Sisson Library.
Trina, a Pagosa native, is in charge of our teen programs. She’s married to J.D., another native Pagosan, and they have two dogs. Trina will start an online librarian course in January.
Carmelita grew up in Dolores, where her mother and father still live. She describes herself as an artistic type who loves crafts. Among her duties at the library is overseeing our DVD collection.
The next time you are in the library, please introduce yourself to Trina and Carmelita. They would love to meet you.
Summer Reading Program
Sign up now — or any time before July 11 — for this year’s free six-week Summer Reading Program. Summer reading activities are open to babies, toddlers, kids, teens and adults spending all or part of their summer in Archuleta County. You’ll be eligible for ongoing prizes including the grand prize, a Nook tablet — one each for kids, teens and adults.
Detailed schedules are available at the library. We urge you to pick them up and keep them handy so you don’t miss any of these free fun events. Also, note that some events require advance registration. And mark your calendars for a free all-ages closing party on Friday, July 12, from 5:30-7 p.m. (after the library closes) that will include refreshments and the grand prize drawing at 6:45 p.m. R.S.V.P. required.
Examples of free programs for kids this coming week are special storytime sessions throughout the week, and films every Friday at 10 a.m. featuring “Peter Pan” tomorrow (June 7) and “Journey to the Center of the Earth” on June 14.
Examples of free programs for teens this coming week are Pokemon Card Battle tomorrow (June 7) from 2-3 p.m., Teen Geocatching on Monday, June 10, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. with registration required, and Teen Techies (11 a.m.-noon) and Teen Gaming (12:30-2 p.m.) on Wednesday, June 12. The teen film at noon tomorrow (June 7) is “The Big Bang Theory.”
Examples of free programs for adults include films based on books every Friday at 2:30 p.m., with “I Am Legend” tomorrow (June 7) and “Freedom Writers” on June 14. Saturday, June 8, is the latest Wise Traditions lecture by Zoe Groulx on topics like dietary needs, agriculture, medical traditions and more. There’s a crafts event Monday, June 10, at 11:30 a.m. when you can create envelopes, postcards and light switch plates showing your literary flare. And there’s a Connecting with Nature lecture by Jason Stuck on Wednesday, June 12, on bird language, nature mentoring, wildlife tracking and more.
Free tech programs
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. Join her for one-on-one informal help on your computer or tablet issues. More formal sessions requiring advance registration include downloading Zinio online magazines on Wednesday, June 12, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Stuffed animal sleepover
Kids of all ages and their families are invited to a free Stuffed Animal Sleepover from 6-7 p.m. next Thursday, June 13. Bring your stuffed friend to a special storytime and leave it for a sleepover at the library. Come back the next day to pick up your friend and see what fun it had overnight in the library while it was closed.
“James Cagney Hollywood Classics” contains four movies starring the actor.
“The Civil War” is a film by Ken Burns that first appeared on PBS. “City of Angels” stars Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan. “The Third Wish” is a rags-to-riches story. “He’s Just Not That into You” has an all-star cast. “House of D” is a coming of age tale featuring Robin Williams. “10,000 BC” is an adventure with impressive special effects. “Direct Contact” by Dolph Lundgren is about an ex-Special Forces operative. “Sleepless in Seattle” stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. We have two Bonanza DVDs, each with two different segments from the TV series.
“Smoke Signals” is a collection of the best of M. John Fayhee’s columns from the Mountain Gazette.
“Asperger’s and Girls” shares practical advice and true stories about Asperger’s Syndrome from experts and people affected by ASD. “Aspergirls” by Rudy Simone is a handbook of advice written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls. “The Body of the World” by Eve Ensler is a memoir by this playwright and activist who is author of “The Vagina Chronicles.”
“Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince” by Nancy Atherton is the 18th in this paranormal sleuth series. “The Bughouse Affair” by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzinio is the latest in the Carpenter and Quincannon mystery series. “Best Kept Secret” by Jeffrey Archer is part two of the Clifton Chronicles saga. “The Famous and the Dead” by T. Jefferson Parker is the latest in the ATF Charlie Hood series. “The Mystery Woman” by Amanda Quick is the latest in the Ladies of Lantern Street mystery series.
Other new novels
“NOS4A2” is a novel of supernatural suspense. “Woman Upstairs” by Claire Messud tells of a school teacher drawn into the world of a Lebanese family.
Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Madora Bass, Kristen Vorhies and several anonymous donors.
“Sometimes integrity is the subtlest and most effective strategy of all.” — Fourth Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835).
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/.