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Teen Tech Week starts Monday

PREVIEW Columnist and library staff

Join us next week for two free special events that are the basis of Teen Tech Week. On Monday, March 10, from 4-5 p.m., the library will host a Minecraft game day competition. Wednesday, March 12, from 4-5 p.m. will be a Low Tech vs. High Tech event where you will learn some low-tech skills and find out what you need to live off the grid. Then you’ll do an autopsy on a computer to learn what makes it function.

Foreign language films

We would like to improve our (at the moment, very small) selection of foreign language films, but our DVD budget is limited. If you have any gently used foreign language movies on DVD that you would like to donate to your library, we and our patrons would be grateful.

Four cancellations

Baby/Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime are canceled the first week of March because Kristine is on vacation. They resume March 10. Lego Club and Make It are also canceled for March.

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 — March 8 this month — from 3-4:30 p.m. Our guest speaker this meeting will be Carmen Ritz, a physiologist who specializes in human performance, metabolism and biologically appropriate lifestyle. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Science for tweens

Kids in the fourth-sixth grades are invited to the free Science Madness session from 2-3:15 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 7). Registration is required.

Movies for adults

Every Friday at 10 a.m., you are invited for coffee, donuts and a movie event for adults, which this month will be films from the 1950s.

The contract that we have for the movie licensing does not allow us to promote the title of what we’re showing outside the library, such as in the newspaper or on the radio. If you want to know what show is playing on a given date, pick up the monthly flyer of activities for adults at the library, check the home page of our website or phone the library to ask. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Book club for adults

Join our book club for adults, which meets once a month to discuss fiction and nonfiction. March’s book is “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail” by Cheryl Strayed to be discussed Tuesday, March 11, from 2-3 p.m.

Contact Meg at the library if you still need a copy of the book. No registration required.

Technology classes

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 with your computer or tablet issues. A more formal session requiring registration is Blogs and Websites on Wednesday, March 12, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., where you will learn about basic concepts and skills required to start and maintain a website in the form of a blog.

Teen gaming

Every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m., 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.

DVDs

“Casanova Brown” is a romantic comedy starring Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright. “500 Days of Summer” is also a romantic comedy, this one about a young greeting card writer. “Our Family Wedding” is another romantic comedy. “Shakespeare in Love” won seven Academy Awards in 1999. “Ladyhawke” is a 1985 fantasy film. “Just Wright” is a story of hoops and love starring Queen Latifah. “The Reef” is an animated adventure story. “Game of Thrones” is the complete third season of the HBO drama series.

CDs

“Cell” is the latest medical thriller by Robin Cook. “Blackberry Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke is a Hannah Swenson mystery with recipes.

Large print

“In the Blood” is a thriller by Lisa Unger. “The Mason Jar” by James Russell Lingerfelt is a romance. “The Bride Wore Size 12” by Meg Cabot, “Moving Target” by J.A. Jance, “Hunted” by Karen Robards and “Little Black Book of Murder” by Nancy Martin all are mysteries. “Confessions of a Wild Child” by Jackie Collins takes readers back to the early years of Lucky, one of the characters in the Santangelo family series.

Nonfiction

“The Pope and Mussolini” by David L. Kertzer is the story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. “Ebony & Ivy” by historian Craig Steven Wilder explores the intertwined histories of slavery, race and higher education in America. “Gospel of Freedom” by Jonathan Rieder delves into the details and background of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

Mysteries, suspense and thrillers

“Archetype” by M.D. Waters is the first novel in a two-part futuristic suspense series. “The Orphan Choir” by Sophie Hannah is a psychological suspense story. “The Ghost of the Mary Celeste” by Valerie Martin imagines real lives on board this mysterious merchant ship. “The Ripper” by Isabel Allende is a murder mystery set in San Francisco. “Doing Harm” by Kelly Parsons is a thriller about a killer in a hospital.

Other novels

“Still Life with Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quinlen is a love story about a photographer whose work makes her an unlikely heroine. “Love Minus Eighty” by Will McIntosh explores how love can survive in the ever-growing maze of social technologies. “The Outcasts” by Kathleen Kent is about a woman determined to make a new life for herself in the Old West.

Collections

“The Wily O’Reilly Irish Country Stories” by Patrick Taylor is a collection of columns that were the origin of the Irish Country series.

 Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Sara Brinton, Jeanne Kaiser, Bamma Laziure and, of course, our anonymous donors.

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 — please visit our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.

This story was posted on March 6, 2014.