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New audio books added to free download service

SUN Columnist, and the Library Staff

The Recorded Books collection of more than 3,800 audio books is now available free for Sisson Library patrons via OneClickDigital, their new platform.  Titles are added to the collection every quarter.  To access OneClick, click on its icon on the library site’s home page at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.

Features of the new service include:

• A wide selection of unabridged audio books from well-known publishers.

• User-friendly browsing options.

• Customized loan periods from one to 21 days, plus the ability to renew titles.

• You can download and listen on your computer or laptop, or transfer the books to your iPod, MP3 player, smartphone or other compatible device.

Recent new titles include “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” by Tom Angleberger, “Trust Your Eyes” by Linwood Barclay, “Be Buried in the Rain” by Barbara Michaels, “Bound by Blood” by Amanda Ashley, “Masquerade” by Walter Satterthwait, “Truth like the Sun” by Jim Lynch, “Big Sky Mountain” by Linda Lael Miller, “The Guardian” by Dee Henderson, “The Longing” by Beverly Lewis, “If You Walked in my Shoes” and “Beyond Desire” by Gwynne Forster, “A Stylish Marriage” by Patricia Waddell, “In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead” by James Lee Burke, “Never Sniff a Gift Fish” by Patrick F. McManus, “Give Your Hear t to the Hawks” by Winfred Blevins, “The Paris Directive” by Gerald Jay, “Wilderness” by Lance Weller, “DNA USA” by Bryan Sykes, “Someone Bad and Something Blue” by Miranda Parker, “The Other Side of Goodness” by Vanessa Davis Griggs, “Seawitch” by Kat Richardson, “Serpent’s Kiss” by Melissa De La Cruz, “Inside” by Alex Ohlin, “The Line Between Here and Gone” by Andrea Kane, “Live and Let Drood” by Simon R. Green, “Undead and Unstable” by Mary Janice Davidson, “After the Dance” by Lori Johnson, “Some Sunday” by Margaret Johnson-Hodge, “The Last Gunfighter” and “Preacher’s Justice” by William W. Johnstone, “Dawn’s Prelude” and  “A Lady of Secret Devotion” by Tracie Peterson, “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and “Moonlight Becomes Her” and “Still of the Night” by Meagan McKinney.

You will need your library barcode and PIN to use the service.  For instruction on this new service, join Cody on Thursday, Feb. 14, for the second hour of a tech workshop that goes from 10 a.m.–noon.

Crafts for teens

This Saturday, Feb. 9, the library is hosting a free crafts event for seventh– to 12th-graders.  Teens are invited to make a craft that you can give as a Valentine’s Day gift or keep for your own use. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome.

Musical fun for toddlers

Next Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 10–11 a.m., singer-songwriter Melanie Milburn will present a musical concert for pre-K kids (3-5 years) and their families.  Back by popular demand after her highly successful concert at the library last June, Melanie is an author and teacher who offers a fun, upbeat celebration of youth.

Video contest for teens

Teens ages 13-18 — individually or in teams — are invited to enter a nationwide video contest to promote Colorado libraries’ 2013 summer reading programs.  The winning video will net its teen creator(s) a cash prize of $275, plus prizes worth $125 for their local library.  Your video must be 30-90 seconds long, promote the 2013 summer reading theme “Beneath the Surface,” and encourage teens to read and use libraries this summer.  You can get entry forms and more information from a flyer at the library.  Or go www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/SummerReading/TeenVidContest.htm.  The deadline for submitting videos and the required forms is Feb. 20.

High-tech training

Our highly popular free high-tech learning sessions continue. Informal sessions with Cody are set for Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m.–noon.  Bring your devices and tech questions to Cody.  We also have more formal training sessions this month that require advance registration for space reasons:  Next Thursday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m.–noon is a session on our newest 3M e-book platform (first hour) and our new e-audio downloadables, OneClickDigital (second hour).

Farewell 

Those of you who have learned so much from Cody’s tech training sessions over the past many months will be sorry to learn that he and his equally talented wife, Tiffany, are leaving Pagosa to return to librarian jobs in the Denver area.  Cody’s last day is Feb. 24.  We will greatly miss them both, and are currently recruiting for their replacements.

Conversational Spanish  

Join Roberta Strickland for a free conversational Spanish class that started on Jan. 9 and will continue for one more Wednesday from 4:30 – 5:30.  The class is full, but you are welcome to drop in because the attendance varies from week to week.

Mysteries and thrillers

“Blood Money” by James Grippando is the latest in the thriller series featuring criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck.  “The Wrath of Angels” by John Connolly is a thriller about a plane crash with no bodies found and no plane reported missing. “The Blood Gospel” by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell is a gothic tale about the find of a subterranean temple in Isreal.  “Shadow Woman” by Linda Howard is a thriller about a woman who has lost two years of her life.  “Dream Eyes” by Jayne Ann Krentz is a mystery featuring psychic counselor Gwen Frazier. “Footprints in the Sand” by Mary Jane Clark is the latest in the mystery series featuring wedding cake decorator Piper Donovan. “Kinsey and Me” by Sue Grafton features 22 stories that show how much detective Kinsey Millhone is based on the author’s life. “Collateral Damage” by Stuart Woods is the latest in the Stone Barrington mystery series.

Other new novels

“The Husband List” by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly is set in New York City in 1894 when new money wanted to marry Old World social prestige.  “Empire and Honor” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth is the latest adventure in the bestselling espionage saga. “1356” by Bernard Cornwell is an historical novel about the search for St. Peter’s lost sword.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Jim Mathison, Tozi Rubin and Gary Weger.

Quotable quote

“The very essence of leadership is that you have a vision.” —  Theodore Hesburgh, Notre Dame president emeritus.

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/.

This story was posted on February 7, 2013.