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Multiple free and fun activities for all ages this month

September is a busy month at your library, with multiple free and fun activities for all ages:

• Every Monday at 10 a.m. is a half-hour storytime for babies and toddlers aged six months to three years.

• Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in a 45-minute storytime for preschool kids aged three to five years and their families.

• Tuesday, Sept. 13 and 20, at 9:30 a.m. is a 45-minute storytime for preschools and daycare providers.

• Friday, Sept. 16, at 1:45 is a crafts event for grades one to three.

• Saturday, Sept. 17, is a Lego contest with prizes for all ages.

• Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m. is Cubeecraft, folded paper fun for teens in the seventh through 12th grades.

For more information on these events, contact Kristine MacNeill, youth services librarian, at the library.

We also have several free events for adults in September:

• Spiritual fiction is the genre of the month. Check out the display in the Adult Fiction section, and join us for this month’s free movie with popcorn at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 23 –– “The Robe” starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and Victor Mature.

• “The Fast Track to Permanent Weight Loss and radiant Vitality” is a presentation by Tess Challis at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.

• Technology Tuesdays with Tessa takes places Sept. 6 at 10 a.m., as well as Sept. 13 and 27 at 3 p.m. to give you one-on-one computer help.

For more information on these adult events, contact Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, assistant director, at the library.

Large print

“Merciless” by Diana Palmer is a romance featuring FBI agent Jon Blackhawk. “Flash and Bones” by Kathy Reichs is the latest in the mystery series featuring forensic scientist Temperance Brennan.

“Only Mine” by Susan Mallery is a romance in the Fool’s Gold Romance series.

How-to and self help

“A Compromised Generation” by Beth Lambert explores the reasons that so many American children are chronically ill — and how to reverse the situation. “Sign Language 101” is a beginner’s guide to American Sign Language on DVD. “Idioms and Phrases in American Sign Language” is also a DVD to help you learn how to recognize and express common phrases in ASL.

Other nonfiction

“1493” by Charles C. Mann is a new history of the rise of a worldwide trade exchange that changed lives and landscapes across the planet. “The Fatal Gift of Beauty” by Nina Burleigh is a behind-the-scenes look at the murder trials of Seattle native Amanda Knox in Italy. “The War Comes Home” by Aaron Glantz documents the author’s assertion that the U.S. government is neglecting our soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. “Pinched” by Don Peck explores how the current recession has narrowed our futures and what we can do about it. “The Secrets of the FBI” by Ronald Kessler presents headline-making disclosures about some of the most important figures and events of our time.

Books on CD

“The Sookie Stackhouse Companion” by Charlaine Harris looks at the family, friends, lovers, enemies and adventures of the heroine of this series. “The Illumination” by Kevin Brockmeier looks at six people who inhabit a familiar yet strange universe.

Books on MP3

“Victory and Honor” by W.E.B. Griffin is the latest in the Honor Bound saga of World War II espionage. “Dick Francis’ Gamble” by his son Felix Francis is another mystery set in the world of horseracing. “The Sookie Stackhouse Companion” by Charlaine Harris looks at the family, friends, lovers, enemies and adventures of the heroine of this series. “Flash and Bones” by Kathy Reichs is the latest in the mystery series featuring forensic scientist Temperance Brennan.

Quotable quote

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz, Notre Dame football coach, sportscaster and author. 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/.

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