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Free Lego contest planned for Sept. 18

Here’s good news for the many Lego fans among the kids in our community — on Saturday, Sept. 18, your library is hosting a free Lego contest to give you a chance to display your creativity and building skills.

Your completed structure must be set up between 9 and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Judging will take place at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to view the entries between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., after which time you need to take your structure home.

This contest is limited to 18 participants and you must pre-register by Wednesday, September 15. Your entry must be built ahead of time — the library does not provide blocks. Your entry must be your own creation — not a Lego kit or a project found on line or in a magazine. You must be able to carry your design in to and out of the library building without the assistance of the library staff. Your creation cannot be bigger than 18x18x18 inches

Prizes will be awarded for each of three age categories: age 7 and under, ages 8-11, and ages 12-17. There will also be a Judges’ Choice prize. Entries will be judged on general appearance and design, use of color, neatness and care of construction, and degree of difficulty.

For more information, more details on the rules or to register, contact Kristine MacNeill, youth services librarian, at the library or at 264-2209.

Local author’s true story

“Eva Says, You’re My Dad” is a true story by Pagosa resident Faith E. Richardson that chronicles her search for her father. Her quest began with a question about his missing grandfather by her son, and was totally supported by her husband. Once found, Faith’s father was a bit reluctant. But a series of snail-mail letters and e-mails, backed by strong religious faith on all sides, brought them together. Faith has donated a copy of her book to the library, where reading it will let you share in her joy.

Large print mysteries

“The Glass Rainbow” by James Lee Burke is a serial murder mystery in the Dave Robicheaux mystery series.

“Stork Raving Mad” by Donna Andrews is part of the Meg Langslow mystery series. “Stay a Little Longer” by Dorothy Garlock is a mystery set in America’s heartland at the end of World War I. “The Vigilantes” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV is a murder mystery in the Badge of Honor series. “The Rembrandt Affair” by Daniel Silva is the latest in the art world mystery series featuring Gabriel Allon.

Large print westerns

We have two new large-print westerns by the ever-popular author Max Brand: “Dan Barry’s Daughter” and “Outlaw’s Pursuit.” We also just received “The Road to a Hanging” by Mike Kearny and “The Crossing” by Will Henry.

Mysteries and thrillers

“Burn” is the latest in the Nevada Barr series featuring National Park ranger Anna Pigeon, this one set in the New Orleans Jazz National Park. “Scarlet Nights” by Jude Deveraux is a mystery about a fiance to disappears and another man who appears in strange circumstances. “Hangman” by Faye Kellerman is the latest thriller featuring Petr Decker and Rina Lazarus. “In Harm’s Way” by Ridley Pearson is the latest in the Walt Fleming series set in Sun Valley. “Queen of the Night” by J.A. Jance is a thriller involving three families among the Tohono O’odham people in the Arizona desert. ’“Hardball” by Sara Paretsky is the latest in the series featuring V.I. Warshawski.

Books for teens

“Ghost Hunter” by Michelle Paver is the final book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series. “Foundling” by D.M. Cornish is a fantasy about a foundling drafted into the ranks of the Half-Continent’s lamplighters. “Some Day This Pain Will Be Useful To You” by Peter Cameron is a novel of a teen adrift in an adult world.

Thanks to our donors

We are grateful to Lynn Constan for her generous contribution in memory of Ruth Schutz, and to W.C. and Clareve Enmon, visitors to Pagosa, for their “thank you” donation to the library. We’re also thrilled to receive from Rick and Lynne Stinchfield and Ponderosa Lumber 24 Adirondack chairs — in the cheerful colors of hot pink, lime green and purple — for our new outdoor fenced-in area..

For books and materials this week we thank Jerome Baier, Diane Bower, Lucas Chavez, April Gonzalez, Pat Kochheiser, Susan Kuhns, Frankie LaGioia, Patty Latham, Sandy Martin, Merilyn Moorhead, Jane Reseigh, Pam Spitler and Codie Wilson.