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Duct tape mania for teens at the library

If you are in the seventh through 12th grades, we hope you will join us for crafty fun with multi-colored duct tape on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. We’ll provide the patterns and supplies.

This free program is a fun opportunity for teens to use your creativity to make items like wallets, roses and cell phone holders. If you have any questions, call Kristine at the library at 264-2209.

Lifelong Learning survey

We’d like to get your feedback regarding the Lifelong Lecture series hosted by the library each fall and spring. Please take a very short online survey to give us your opinions. There are only four questions, so it will take you only a few minutes.

Go to the library website at and click on the link. Thank you in advance for your thoughts — and please, only one survey per person.

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

Mysteries and suspense

“Secrets to the Grave” by Tami Hoag exposes the untold layers of a murdered woman’s life after her four-year-old daughter calls 911 to say, “My daddy hurt my mommy.” “Naked Cruelty” by Colleen McCollough is the latest mystery featuring Captain Carmine Delmonico, this one involving a rapist who escalates to murder. “To Have and to Kill” by Mary Jane Clark is a mystery involving a struggling actress who steps tentatively into the family bakery business. “The Inner Circle” by Brad Meltzer focuses on a priceless artifact found by a young archivist at the National Archives.

New novels

“Tales from the Yoga Studio” by Rain Mitchell explores the lives and relationships of an extraordinary yoga teacher and her students in a Los Angeles neighborhood.“Left Neglected” by Lisa Genova is about a career-driven supermom who must face a whole new life after a horrific car accident. “The Outlaws” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV is the latest in the Presidential Agent series.

New series

“In Too Deep” by Jayne Ann Krentz is book one of the Looking Glass trilogy, an Arcane Society paranormal novel featuring a woman who knows too much and the psychic detective who loves her. ”“Coming of the Storm” by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear is book one of the Contact: The Battle for America series portraying the devastating clash of cultures that followed the European invasion of early America.


“Elfsorrow” and “Shadowheart” are the first two books in the Legends of the Ravens series by James Barclay. “Nights of Villjamur” by Mark Charan Newton is the beginning of a new fantasy epic set in the ancient city of Villjamur. “The Bards of Bone Plain” by Patricia A. McKillip is a novel of magic and myth by the World Fantasy award-winning author.


“Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage”” by Hazel Rowley explores one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. “Dispatches From the Nut Farm” by Roseanne Barr offers the TV star’s sharp wit and views on everyday life and more serious topics as well. “Beyond Belief” by Josh Hamilton tells of the fall of a promising young baseball star who rebuilt his life with spiritual redemption and triumph.

Quotable quote

“All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” — Danny Thomas (1912-1991), American nightclub comedian, and TV and film actor.

Thanks to our donors

We are grateful for books and materials this week from Mike Baker, Jean Bechtold, Kirk England, Julie Gates, Sue Kehret, Bamma Laizure, Alex Lane, Aimee Melendy, Arlette Smith and Margaret Wilson.


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