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Teen pizza event today, adult matinee movie next week

Teens are invited to a fun and free Angry Birds Live! event for seventh- to 12-graders this afternoon (Thursday, Oct. 20) from 4:40–6 p.m. You’ll make your own angry birds and pigs and then play the game live. After the game, you’ll enjoy pizza. Registration is required, so sign up with Kristine at the library or call her at 262-2209.

For adults, this month’s free monthly movie matinee is a horror film, “The Others,” starring Nicole Kidman — as always, tying into the library’s genre of the month. Join us on Friday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. for a scary story with popcorn provided.

Lifelong Learning

This evening (Thursday, Oct. 20), the third of the six free fall Lifelong Learning lectures takes place in the program room at the library from 6-7:15 p.m., when Pagosa resident Peggy Bergon will present examples of all types of arborglyphs while weaving in the story of the early western sheep industry.

Millions of sheep were raised in Colorado in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Hispanic sheepherder, away from home for months at a time, expressed his loneliness and boredom on the vast canvas available to him — the smooth white bark of the aspen tree. These carvings are known as arborglyphs, a term that literally means “tree writing.” Thousands of trees throughout the west are adorned with visions of home, hearth and missed loved ones.

We hope you will attend tonight’s presentation about arborglyphs and also mark your calendars for the other three lectures:

• Oct. 27: “What is a Healthy Diet? Part 1” by Zoe Groulx.

• Nov. 3: “What is a Healthy Diet? Part 2” by Zoe Groulx.

• Nov. 10: “Volunteer National Park Rangers” by Lynne and Rick Stinchfield.

Watch for more details on each of these presentations in upcoming Library News columns. Note that the two Healthy Diet lectures take place from 4-7:15 p.m. All others are 6-7:15 p.m. We hope to see you there.

Civic Club holiday bazaar

Mark your calendars for one of the most popular events of the year — the Women’s Civic Club holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center.? Bazaar chairman Jennifer Hedrick says they need volunteers with strong arms and backs to set up and take down the heavy pegboards that are the walls of the vendor booths. They also need people to put up tables and chairs on site. And they need help with the Cafe kitchen, the raffle and the bake sale.

All proceeds from the bazaar go to the library. In fact, the bazaar, now in its 37th year, is the Civic Club’s largest fund-raiser of the year for the library. We are deeply grateful for all the time and effort the Civic Club ladies put into this event. And we hope you will step forward to help share the workload. To volunteer to help, please contact Barb Draper at 731-9979.

How-to and self-help

“The Taste of Home Cookbook” is an all new edition of best loved classics and current favorites from this popular magazine. “Every Day a Friday” by Joel Osteen offers encouragement, spiritual guidance and practical advice on how to find joy and happiness every day of the week. “Living Beyond Your Feelings” by Joyce Meyer blends the wisdom of the Bible with the latest psychological research to help you manage your reactions to stress and emotions. “Bridge for Dummies/2nd edition” by Eddie Kantar, a member of the Bridge Hall of Fame, is a learning tool for beginners and a reference for more experienced players. “The Nook Book: An Unofficial Guide/2nd edition” by Patrick Kanouse is a reference for Nook, Nook Color and Nook Study.


“Here Comes Trouble” by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore offers 24 irreverent vignettes in the style of Forrest Gump from the real or imagined childhood of the author.

Books on CD

“Long Drive Home” by Will Allison chronicles a father’s attempt to explain himself to his daughter after a tragic accident, even though he knows that he risks losing her if he does so. “The Race” by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott is a new adventure featuring Detective Isaac Bell. “Getting Off” by Lawrence Block takes listeners on an odyssey of a woman killer tracking down all her past sexual partners. “Feast Day of Fools” by James Lee Burke is a murder mystery set in a small Southwest Texas border town.

Thanks to our donors

For their donation in memory of Peter Welch, we thank Paul and Lynda Williams. For her donation in appreciation of our large print collection, we thank Darlene Warring. For donations of books and materials, we thank Bamma Laizure and Pete Peterson. For the donation of “Fresh,” “King Corn” and“Heart and Soil” DVDs, we thank the Southwest Organization for Sustainability.

We also are grateful to the San Juan Outdoor Club for donating money so that we could purchase the shade sails that are attached to the building in the enclosed area. Patrons of all ages will be able to enjoy our wonderful Colorado weather and still stay out of the sun.


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