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Free fall Lifelong Learning lectures start next Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 16, marks the start of the fall series of six free Lifelong Learning lectures at the library. Back by popular demand, this new group of interesting presentations takes place on Saturdays from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Mark your calendars to take advantage of these fine speakers and wide-ranging topics that will take your library’s Lifelong Learning lectures to new heights:

• Oct. 16:??“Inside Iran: From Mashad to Tehran” by Marilee Jantzer White is a lecture and photo slideshow offering perspectives on contemporary issues as related by Iranians.

• Oct. 23: “Lover Boy” by political cartoonist and drama critic Judith Reynolds is an in-depth look at Don Juan, a staple in novels, plays, poems and opera.

• Oct. 30: “Climate Science and Policy, 2010” by Dick White revisits the subject of a college course on climate science and policy that he first taught in 1995.

• Nov. 6: “Romantic Love: It’s All About Us” by Dr. Linda Schott uses music, video and photos to explore the concept of romantic love from a philosophical perspective.

• Nov. 13: “Hold On To Your Memory” by Katy Deshler teaches ways to maximize brain power as you grow older, and includes information about memory changes as you age.

• Nov. 20: “Computer Savvy: Technology Nuts and Bolts” by Peter Welch and our adult services librarian Tessa Michaelson Schmidt is a practical how-to session to help you embrace technology and live with its rapid changes.

All Lifelong Learning lectures are free to the public. They will help keep your mind agile and your life interesting. We hope to see you there.

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 6, is the hugely popular Women’s Civic Club bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center.? For many folks in Archuleta County, this event marks the beginning of the holiday season — and a perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping. As always, you’ll enjoy the bake sale, cafe, raffle and a silent auction — and a great variety of goods from a record 71 booths. Mark your calendar and watch for more details in future Library columns. All proceeds from the bazaar go to the library, so you can imagine how grateful we are to the ladies who work so hard to make this event successful.

Books on CD

“The Lion” by Nelson DeMille is the follow-up to “The Lion’s Game.” “Sizzling Sixteen” by Janet Evanovich is the 16th in the Stephanie Plum mystery series. “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh, CEO of the highly successful online shoe retailer, reveals his secrets to corporate success via outstanding customer service.

Memoirs, self-help and cooking

“The Cross of Redemption” by James Baldwin is a new collection of essays, articles, polemics, reviews and interviews by one of the most brilliant and provocative American literary figures of the past century. “Sliding Into Home” is a memoir by Playboy beauty and reality TV superstar Kendra Wilkinson. “It’s Not Just Who You Know” by Tommy Spaulding, former CEO of Up With People, shows you how to transform your life and your organization by turning colleagues and contacts into lasting relationships. “Capital Hill Cooks” by Linda Bauer is a collection of favorite recipes from the White House, Congress and all of our past American presidents.

Large print

“1022 Evergreen Place” by Debbie Macomber is the latest in the Cedar Cove series. “Last Night at Chateau Marmont” by Lauren Weisberger is a story about what happens to a marriage when a musician makes it big. “Body Work” by Sara Paretsky is the latest mystery featuring V.I. Warshawski, private investigator.”

Other new novels

“The Violin of Auschwitz” by Maria Angels Anglada, now available in English, is the story of one man’s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history’s greatest atrocity. “The Capitol Game” by Brian Haig is a thriller about a man caught between the politics of big government and the corruption of big business. “Dog Tags” by David Rosenfelt follows the life of a German shepherd police dog who witnesses a murder. “Freedom: A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen follows a family who were the new pioneers of old St. Paul and now are dealing with changes in the new millennium in unusual ways. “The Spider’s Web” by Margaret Coel is the latest in the Wind River mystery series. “Sourland” is a collection of 16 previously uncollected short stories by Joyce Carol Oates. “Ape House” by Sara Gruen follows a scientist and her animals from the Great Ape Language Lab after an explosion liberates the apes.

Fantasy and supernatural

“Maybe This Time” by Jennifer Crusie is a ghost story and a fun romantic read for fans of this witty author. “Legends of Shannara: Bearers of the Black Staff” by Terry Brooks is the first book in a new epic fantasy Shannara series. “The Lucifer Code” by Charles Brokaw is about a long-lost coded scroll written by John of Patmos, the same John who wrote the Book of Revelation in the Bible. “No Mercy” by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the latest in the Dark Hunter vampire series.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Carol Dillard, Richard Fearon, Anita King, Cynthia Montanez, Gary Schreiner, Bev Sondag

Quotable quote

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” — Dale Carnegie, developer of the famous courses in salesmanship, self-improvement and public speaking.


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