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Inspirational advice from world-famous local author

Pagosa Springs resident and renowned Buddhist leader Tsultrim Allione has written a new book called, “Feeding the Demons: Ancient Wisdom for resolving Inner Conflict.” Its goal is to help you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, illness, an eating disorder, a difficult relationship or any other deep-seated problem.

Allione argues that the best way to cope with inner enemies is to reverse what may seem the natural response of fighting them and rather take the path of nurturing your demons. She has impressive credentials to back up her advice: She is one of the first American women to be ordained in the Tibetan tradition, a well-respected teacher worldwide, and the founder of Tara Mandala, a 700-acre retreat outside of Pagosa.

Taking advantage of her own experiences and many others’ case histories, Allione offers a strategy and detailed five-step process to help you achieve inner peace. Her book reflects her 40 years of Buddhist training and her practical approach to problem-solving.

Free lecture Saturday

The fourth of six free Lifelong Learning lectures at the library on Saturdays from 3 to 4:15 p.m. takes place this Saturday, May 1. Art critic and journalist Leanne Goebel explores a brief contemporary art history from the people’s perspective. All Lifelong Learning lectures are free to the public. We hope to see you there.

EnviroFlick

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this month, we have been showing a movie about our planet every Thursday from 10-11 a.m. and again from 4-5 p.m. Today is your last chance to enjoy the show.

Large print mysteries

“The Silent Sea” by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul is a novel in the Oregon Files adventure series. “Caught” by Harlan Coben is about a New Jersey college girl who disappears. “Think Twice” by Lisa Scottoline is about twins, one of whom takes over her sister’s life, impersonating her to hide the mess of her own life. “Shattered” by Karen Robards explores the cold case of a family who disappeared 30 years ago, with the mother and toddler bearing an uncanny resemblance to the attorney heroine of this book.

History and politics

“Citizens of London” by Lynne Olson is a history about a small group of Americans who helped Britain through the darkest days of early World War II, told from the perspective of Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman and John Gilbert Winant.

“Americans in Paris” by Charles Glass exposes the brutal Nazi occupation from the spring of 1940 to liberation in the summer of 1944 through the eyes of American citizens who lived through it all. “Obamanomics” by Timothy P. Carney outlines the author’s view that President Obama is bankrupting the country while enriching his allies.

Computer self-help

“Sams Teach Yourself: Microsoft Expression Web 3” promises that in 24 sessions or less, you’ll learn how to build flexible, easy-to-maintain, stands-based web sites.

Books about real people

“Trevor’s Song” by T.A. Beam is the miraculous true story of God’s healing power after a tragic farm accident involving an 8-year-old boy.

“Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World” is a biography by Claire Harman of one of the most beloved and famous novelists ever. “Murder in Baker Company” by Cilla McCain explores the horror of how four American soldiers killed one of their own platoon members.

Thanks to our donors

We are grateful to Kerry Dermody for her generous donation. For books and materials this week, we thank Pat Evens, Addie Greer, Patsy Lindlad and Ron Monteferrante.

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/.