Search and Rescue presentation today

SUN columnist, and the Library Staff

We hope you will join us this afternoon (Thursday, Jan. 9) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for a free presentation by Upper San Juan Search and Rescue to help you stay safe this winter.

You will learn what to consider before you go out, what to bring when you do, things to think about when you’re out there and, ultimately, how to prevent the need for a search and rescue.

Free movies for adults

Every Friday at 10 a.m., you are invited for coffee, donuts and a movie for adults from the 1950s or 1960s. The movie for tomorrow (Friday,  Jan. 10) is “Yankee Doodle Dandy” about the life of renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, singer and dancer George M. Cohan.

Free book club for adults

Join our book club for adults, which meets once a month to discuss fiction and nonfiction. January’s book is “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson, to be discussed Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Free tweens bookclub

If you’re in the fourth-sixth grades, like to read and share what you read with friends, this is the club for you. Tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 10) from 2 to 3:15 p.m., we’ll be discussing “The Last Holiday Concert” and you’ll get your new books to read.

Free LEGO club

This is a LEGO group for kids aged 6 to 13 this Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Bring your creativity — the LEGOS are provided.

Free Wise Traditions

Join us for lively discussions and lectures on a variety of topics including dietary needs, agriculture, medical traditions and more on the second Saturday of each month — for January, on the 11th — from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Free technology classes

Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. Join her for one-on-one, informal help with your computer or tablet issues. A more formal session on Microsoft Word 2010 Basics, requiring registration, takes place next Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Free teen gaming

Every Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m., we host Teen Gaming (Xbox, Wii, board games and Pokemon card battles and you are welcome to bring other trading card battle games. Snacks provided.


“Dog Whisperer” with Cesar Millan is the complete first season. “The Asphalt Jungle” is a John Huston classic. “Out of the Past” is a film noir starring Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas.

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“No Escape” by Mary Burton is a suspense story about a serial killer. “Death of a Nightingale” by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis is a mystery set in Denmark and Ukraine. “Double or Nothing” by Meg Mims is a western romantic mystery. “Through the Evil Days” by Julia Spencer-Fleming is the latest in the Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series. “Cover Story” by Erika Chase is an Ashton Corners Book Club mystery. “Prairie Empire” by Lauran Paine is a western set in Dakota Territory.


“Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Retribution” by Eric Van Lustbader is the latest in the Jason Bourne thriller series. “The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly is the latest in the Lincoln Lawyer mystery series. “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci is a thriller featuring PIs Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich is the latest in the series featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson is the latest in the Alex Cross thriller series. “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy is the ninth political thriller featuring President Jack Ryan and his son.

Thrillers and mysteries 

“Sins of the Flesh” by Colleen McCullough is the latest in the Carmine Demonico mystery series. “Murder by Sunlight” by Barbara Graham is the latest in the Quilted mystery series. “Hostage” by Kay Hooper is the latest in the Bishop Special Crimes Unit suspense series. “Just One Evil Act” by Elizabeth George is the latest in the Inspector Lynley suspense series. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson is the latest in the Alex Cross thriller series.

Other new fiction

“The Supreme Macaroni Company” by Adriana Trigiani is a romantic story of a woman trying to juggle business and family demands. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt follows the troubled life of a young man adopted by a wealthy family after his mother dies. “No Ordinary Man” by Suzanne Brockmann is a romance. “Doomed” by Chuck Palahnluk is the latest adventure of Madison Spencer in the afterlife. “Jeeves and the Wedding Bells” by Sebastian Faulks is the latest in the Jeeves and Wooster series.


“Five Days in November,” the story of the JFK assassination, is written by Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who was there. “The Heir Apparent” by Jane Ridley is the biography of Edward VII, Queen Victoria’s firstborn son. “Miracles and Massacres” by Glenn Beck tells true and untold stories of our history. “Orr: My Story” is the autobiography of the world’s greatest hockey player. “The Education of a Lifetime” by Robert Khayat is a memoir of the 15th chancellor of the University of Mississippi. “Survival Lessons” by Alice Hoffman shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times. “Elizabeth of York” by Alison Weir is a biography of the mother of King Henry VIII and grandmother of Elizabeth I.

Thanks to our donors

We are grateful to Bill and Betty Gibbons for their generous donation in memory of Sandy Lohman. For their generous gifts, we thank David and Anne Nordstrom, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Brian Savage. For books and materials this week, we thank Barbara Carlos, Shane Gage and several anonymous donors.

Quotable quote

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” — Peter Drucker (1909-2005), Austrian-born American management consultant and author.


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This story was posted on January 9, 2014.