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Save the date for book sale, Aug. 16-17

SUN columnist, and the Library Staff

The Friends of the Library’s annual book sale takes place Aug. 16 and 17.

This is one of the most popular events of the summer because everyone wins by participating. You get hard cover and paperback books, videos, CDs and DVDs at greatly discounted prices, and the library benefits from this hugely important fund-raising event for us.

The two-day event takes place at the Centerpoint Church, 2750 Cornerstone Drive in the Aspen Village Center south of U.S. 160 (note new location). It opens Friday, Aug. 16, with the Friends of the Library short annual meeting, potluck and preview sale from 6-9 p.m. Then, the sale opens to the public on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join the Friends of the Library, which you can do at the door on Friday evening. Individual membership is $15, family membership is $25 and lifetime membership is $100 per person.

Tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 2) is the last day for you to bring donations to the book sale to the library. Also, Friends president Barb Draper is looking for volunteers to help load and deliver books from the library to the sale site, help set up at the site, and help take down and clean up the site. Contact her at (970) 507-0224 or nanambarb@gmail.com if you can help.

Free tech programs

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 on your computer or tablet issues. More formal sessions requiring advance registration are Excel Basics on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., when you will learn to open and create a new worksheet, basic formatting, creating simple formulas and more; and Facebook Basics for Individuals (not businesses) on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and Monday, Aug.19, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Tweens and teen programs

Join us for a Percy Jackson party on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. celebrating Book 2, “Sea of Monsters,” the day before its release in theaters. We’ll enjoy games, trivia, snacks and games. This event is for tweens and teens (fourth through 12th grades). Every Wednesday from 3-4:30 p.m., we host Teen Gaming (X-box, Wii, board games) and Card Battles, starting with Pokemon Card Battles, but you are welcome to bring other trading card battle games.

Downloadable e-books

We have six new e-books on the new Cloud Library from 3M: “Lost Girls,” a crime story by Robert Kolker; “Bombshell,” a thriller by Catherine Coulter; “The Heist,” a humorous mystery by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg; “True Love,” a romance by Jude Deveraux; “A Thousand Days in Tuscany,” a travel memoir by Marlena de Vlasi; and “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name,” a travel story by Heather Lende. To access the new 3M system, go to the home page on the library’s website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ where you will see an e-book box with a red 3M logo and a cloud. The new 3M Cloud Library system works on all models of Nook, older models of Sony, and Kobo. You also can download directly onto iPads, iPhones, tablets and cell phones with access to the Android market. 3M is trying to work with Amazon on a solution to allow Kindles to work with this library system as well. It is compatible with the Kindle Fire if you download a rather clunky support app.

Wise traditions

Zoe Groulx hosts Wise Traditions on the second Saturday of every month, with lectures and discussions on dietary needs, agriculture, medical traditions and more. The next session is Saturday, Aug. 10, from 3-4:30 p.m.

Nonfiction

“The Candida Cure” by Ann Boroch offers a 90-day program to combat yeast and fungus infections. “Rendezvous with Destiny” by Michael Fullilove tells how FDR and five extraordinary men took America into World War II.

Large print

“Hidden Order” by Brad Thor is about the most secretive organization in America. “The Golden Egg” by Donna Leon is the latest in the mystery series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti. “Tuesday’s Gone” by Nicci French is the latest in the mystery series featuring psychotherapist Frieda Klein. “Timber Creek” by Veronica Wolff is the latest in the Sierra Falls romance series. “Something Wicked” by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush is a murder mystery involving a cult. “Screwed” by Eoin Colfer is the latest in the mystery series featuring an Irish bouncer at a seedy New Jersey bar.

“The Ambassador’s Daughter” by Pam Jenoff is a romance set in Paris. “Once Upon a Tower” by Eloisa James is an historical romance that is book five in Eloisa’s Fairy Tales. “Big Sky Summer” by Linda Lael Miller is a western romance. “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler tells of the memories and secrets of the Cooke family. “A Step of Faith” by Richard Paul Evans is the latest in the inspirational Walk series. “The Newcomer” by Robyn Carr is the latest in the Thunder Point series.

Books on CD

“The Eyes of Texas” by William W. and J.A. Johnstone is the latest in the Matt Jensen/Last Mountain Man series. “Second Honeymoon” by James Patterson and Howard Roughan is a murder mystery set on a Caribbean island. “Destiny Made Them Brothers” by Andrew J. Fenady is the story of three heroic men in the Civil War.

Mysteries and thrillers

“The Man from Berlin” by Luke McCallin is a new series featuring military intelligence officer Gregor Reinhardt.

Other new novels

“Affliction” by Laurell K. Hamilton is the latest in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series. “The Lemon Orchard” by Luanne Rice brings together two people who both suffered a great loss. “The Humans” is a dark comedy book by Matt Haig. “My Education” by Susan Choi is about a love affair between a grad student and a professor.

DVDs

“Unknown” starring Liam Neeson is an action film set in Berlin. “Pearl Harbor” is a two-disc set featuring this epic film. “Sherlock Holmes” stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. “Sherlock” is season one’s contemporary version of the master sleuth’s adventures from the BBC.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Bob Clinkenbeard, Bob and Carole Howard, John Mathis, Mary McKeehan, Jeanette Pike, Lynn Rogers, Rogelio Torres and Stephanie Werner.

Quotable Quote

“A problem well put is a problem half solved.” — John Dewey (1859-1952), American philosopher, psychologist and education reformer.

Website

For more information on library books, services and programs — and to reserve books, e-books, CDs and DVDs from the comfort of your home — visit our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.

This story was posted on August 1, 2013.