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Wide variety of free programs for babies thru teens

Youth services librarian Kristine MacNeill has put together a wonderful selection of free programs for kids from babies to teens to get 2011 started in an exciting way. Please note the new Friday schedule.

• Monday mornings from 10 – 10:30 a.m. is storytime for our littlest patrons — six months to three years.

• Tuesday mornings from 9:30

– 10:30 a.m. on the first three Tuesdays of the month is Seeds of Learning preschool.

• Wednesday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m. is preschool storytime for pre-K kids (3-5 years) and their families.

• Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on the first three Thursdays of the month is the Head Start class.

• Alternate Friday afternoons are reserved for fun programs for 2nd through 6th graders from 1:45 – 3 p.m. Tomorrow’s session (Friday, Jan. 21) is called Flotsam Friday and will feature a surprise activity.

Craft Circle

On the last Thursday afternoon of the month from 1 – 3 p.m., we host an informal needlecraft get-together. Bring a knitting, crocheting or needlework project to work on while you share advice and experience with others. No registration is necessary. This month’s gathering is next Thursday, Jan. 27.

Seeking board members

If you love books and technology, believe the library is an integral part of our community and want to make our library the best it can possibly be, then we want you on our board of trustees. We currently have two openings for three-year terms on the Sisson Library board. This is a volunteer position — no monetary compensation but lots of job satisfaction. The board meets monthly on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. If you are interested in pursuing one of these two board seats, please send a letter of interest to Jackie Welch, Director, P.O. Box 849, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 or email


“Preferred Lies” by Andrew Greig was written after the author survived a serious illness and was inspired to pick up his golf clubs again after a 35-year off-and-on hiatus.

Large print mysteries

“Wicked Witch Murder” by Leslie Meier is a Lucy Stone mystery set in Maine. “The Judas Gate” by Jack Higgins is the latest in the series featuring Sean Dillon, this one involving the Taliban. ”“Bone Appetit” by Carolyn Haines is the 10th in the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series, this one set at a spa and cooking school. “Grace Under Pressure” by Julie Hyzy is the latest in the Manor House mystery series.

Another mystery

“Nursing a Grudge” by Chris Well tells what happens after a grouchy old man leaves his assisted living home for a chili party and a death ensues.

Other large print

“Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland explores the life of the unheralded woman who designed nearly all of the Tiffany leaded-glass lamps. “Left Neglected” by Lisa Genova follows a career-driven super-mom after a serious car accident changes her life. “In Too Deep” by Jayne Ann Krentz is book one of the new Looking Glass paranormal trilogy. “The Scent of Jasmine” by Jude Deveraux is an adventure story set in Charleston in 1799. “Shalako” by Louis L’Amour is a western set in the bleak Sonora Desert. “A Little Love Story” by Roland Merullo is a romance between a man living in the shadow of his deceased girlfriend and a lady with cystic fibrosis.

Quotable quote

“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.””– George Washington Carver (1864-1943), African-American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week we thank Jane Ellsworth, Mary Jo Hannay, Oliver and Annabelle Mischler, Pierre Mion and Jeff Versaw.


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