LIBRARY NEWS: Free 'Back to School' Barbecue Next Week – Pagosa Daily Post

by | Sep 2, 2021 | Community
Youngsters, tweens and teens are invited to drop by our back garden to celebrate with a free back-to-school barbecue on Friday, September 10 from 2-4pm. We’ll have hot dogs, veggie burgers, popsicles and other treats to share – plus free books for students of all ages.
Library closure
Your library will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.
In-person gaming tomorrow
Enjoy free all-ages video gaming on the X-box 360 Kinect on Fridays from 2:30 – 3:45pm.
LEGO contest
Submissions must be turned in by tomorrow, September 3, for the free all-ages LEGO contest. Winners will be announced September 4 at 12:15pm with prizes for different age groups. Entries must be built ahead of time and they must be of your own creation, not a LEGO kit or from another source. Details and instructions are outlined on the children’s and teen calendars available at your library.
Special family storytime
Wednesdays from 10-11am, join us in the library garden for free in-person children’s stories, games and plenty of reasons to get up and move. On September 8 we will have a special Hora de Cuentos storytime when you can practice your Spanish and Josie will share some of her favorite Spanish books. Saturday’s Discovery Times continue on Facebook at 2:30pm with games, art ideas, science experiments, history and more.
Tech Time
Free in-person slots are available from 10am-noon Tuesdays and 2-4pm Thursdays. Brad will help you resolve issues with your computer, smartphone, tablet and other electronic devices.  Note no Tech Time on Tuesday, August 24.
Free in-person classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-8pm. Beginning students are encouraged to attend from 4-6pm and intermediate students from 6-8pm. Las clases gratuitas se llevan a cabo en persona los martes y jueves de 4-8pm. Los estudiantes principiantes deben asistir de 4-6pm y a los estudiantes intermedios de 6-8pm.
“Chess Tactics for Champions” by grandmaster Susan Polgar reveals the tactics that made her the top-ranked female chess player in the U.S. “Eastern Europe” by Rick Steves is a travel guide. “Law & Disorder” by John Douglas discusses famous cases involving the FBI’s pioneer of investigative profiling. “RV Hacks” by Marc and Julie Bennett is a guide to hassle-free RVing. “Build Your Own Farm Tools” by Josh Volk is a guide to equipment and systems for small farms. “The Cost of My Faith” by Jack Phillips is the memoir of the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage.
Mysteries, suspense and thrillers
“Bloodless” by Preston & Child is the latest in the FBI Agent Pendergast series. “The Island” by Ben Coes features an Iranian attack on the United Nations in New York City. “Dear Miss Metropolitan” by Carolyn Ferrell focuses on a young woman not found after a kidnapping rescue. “Velvet Was The Night” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a Mexican gothic mystery. “Perfume Thief” by Timothy Schaffert is set in World War II Paris.
Other novels
“Wayward” by Dana Spiotta features a woman facing a midlife reckoning. “Rainbow Milk” by Paul Mendez follows a teen grappling with his racial and sexual identities. “Damnation Spring” by Ash Davidson centers on a community torn between its logging heritage and environmental degradation. “Yours Cheerfully” by A.T. Pearce is a celebration of friendship and women’s solidarity in World War II London.
Books on CD
“Complications” by Danielle Steel is set in a restored luxury hotel in Paris. “Hidden” by Fern Michaels is the first book in the new Lost and Found mystery series.
“A Quiet Place” is the second book in this series about monsters from outer space. “Dream Horse” is the true story of an unlikely race horse.
Large print
“Remember by Lisa Genova explores the science of memory and the art of forgetting. “Vortex” by Catherine Coulter is an FBI thriller.
Downloadable e-books and audiobooks
We have a wide variety of downloadable e-books and audio books for all ages – children, tweens, teens and adults – in cloudLibrary.  The items in cloudLibrary are purchased separately from physical items, so the books available are different – and it continues to use the consortium’s contributions as well as those that we bought.  Select AspenCat Union Catalog when setting up cloudLibrary for use. Email or phone us at 970-264-2209 if you need our help setting up this service on your device.
Many thanks to Medora Bass and our many anonymous donors for their material donations.  Please put your material donations into the dropbox at the library – not at City Market, which is reserved for returns.
Library foundation
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation to support and enhance your library by raising funds for information resources, programs, services and facilities.  Mail checks to P.O. Box 2045, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 or call Cindi Galabota at 970-264-2209.
Quotable Quote
“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.” – Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), Indian monk introduced millions of Americans to the teachings of meditation and is considered by yoga experts as the Father of Yoga in the West.
For more information on library books, services and programs – and to reserve books, e-books, books on CD and DVDs from the comfort of your home – please visit our website at
The Ruby Sisson Memorial Library has been located at 811 San Juan Street (corner of S. 8th and Hwy 160) since 1989. The library is overseen by the Upper San Juan Library District, a tax-funded special district in Archuleta County.
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