Fly-fishing plus tai chi for adults and writing event for tweens – Pagosa Springs Sun

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Three special events highlight this coming weeks free activities at your library:

A Taste of Tai Chi for adults will be held every Friday in July starting tomorrow from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Join Jeanette to learn about and practice tai chi. This is an ancient form of meditation in motion that is a great form of exercise, an effective way to alleviate stress and is fun. No registration is required.

Fly-Fishing Basics classes for adults take place Mondays, July 10 and July 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the library to go over basic knot-tying, equipment and setup (repeat sessions). Part two takes place Wednesdays, July 12 and July 19, at Yamaguchi Park, where Mark will help you practice basic casting techniques. An optional trip to the river will take place July 15 and 22. Registration is preferred.

Write Your Own Story is a special writing event for tweens on Wednesday, July 12, from 4 to 5 p.m., when local author Mariko Tatsumoto will teach fourth- through eighth-graders how to write a story and talk a little about her own books.

Summer Reading Program

Your librarys free Summer Reading Program is underway now with the theme of Build a Better World, with special activities for all ages and prizes for participation. Stop by the front desk to register and pick up your bingo sheet.

Mark your calendars for the closing celebration party on July 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m., when prizes will be presented and everyone will enjoy music, crafts and snacks.

Book fair

Mark your calendars for this summers Friends of the Library book fair at the Centerpoint Church Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. for the Friends potluck, annual meeting and advance book sale, and Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the public sale.

Summer Reading Club for kids today

Every Thursday, were hosting different free fun events from 10:30 a.m. to noon for kids. Today, July 6, youll design a marble maze. On July 13 youll paint your own masterpiece. On July 20 youll build a house that can stand against the big bad wolf. On July 27 youll create a flextangle and other paper crafts.

All-ages movie tomorrow

Join us tomorrow, Friday, July 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for a PG movie suitable for all ages. Our contract does not allow us to identify the film titles in the media, but you can find them listed on the activities calendars.

Medicare 101 tomorrow

Katy will help you understand your Medicare rights, options, deadlines, possible penalties and where to find the information you need in this free session tomorrow, Friday, July 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

LEGO Club Saturday

LEGO Club for kids 6-12 years old is free from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 8. Weve got the LEGOs just bring your imagination.

Book club for adults

Our free book club for adults meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. to discuss alternating fiction and nonfiction titles. On July 11, we will discuss The Muralist by B.A. Shipero. Stop by to pick up a copy. No registration is required.

Read with a Ranger

On Wednesday, July 12, from 1 to 2 p.m., youngsters are invited to join Pagosa Ranger Brandon from the U.S. Forest Service to meet some heroes of the night and explore some of their superpowers for survival in the San Juan National Forest. Typically, kids aged 6-10 attend, but these free fun sessions are open to all ages.

Spanish instruction

Join us for this basic course on Wednesday, July 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. to improve your ability to speak and understand Spanish. This month, we will be learning how to describe things. No registration is required.

Teen role-playing

The free role-playing game for seventh- through 12th-graders takes place next Thursday, July 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Use your imagination to go on adventures and battle monsters. You can join this group any time.

Teen gaming

Free teen gaming happens every Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for teens in the seventh through12th grades. Enjoy Xbox 360 Kinect, Wii and snacks.

Tech sessions

Drop in with your technology questions for free help on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Adult learning

Our free PALS (Pagosa Adult Learning Services) program is cutting back to one day a week for the summer. Stop by on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. to let Mark help you with high school equivalency, college prep, financial aid, tutoring and more. When school starts in the fall, well expand the PALS hours.

Kids storytime

Every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m., join us for free great stories, fun songs and plenty of reasons to get up and move. This is an excellent way for kids of all ages to have fun while building the skills they need to become independent readers.

Baby storytime

Every Saturday from 9:05 to 9:25 a.m., join us for a free short session of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones. Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills into everyday family life.

Toddler storytime

Every Saturday from 9:30 to 10 a.m., join us for 30 minutes of free stories, songs and fingerplays with open play afterwards. Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.

Activities calendars

To be sure you dont miss any of the free Summer Reading Program activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month. There are three versions kids, tweens/teens and adults.

Nonfiction

I Cant Make This Up by comedian Kevin Hart tells how he overcome a hugely difficult childhood. City of Light, City of Poison by Holly Tucker is the true crime story of the first police chief of Paris. The Death of Money by James Rickards explains why he believes in the imminent collapse of the international monetary system. A Generation of Sociopaths by Bruce Cannon Gibney explores the authors belief that America has been hijacked by baby boomers. Change Your Biology Diet by Dr. Louis J. Aronne tells what you can do to break physical barriers to weight loss. A Crack in Creation by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg discusses gene editing and the power to control evolution. Cheney One on One by James Rosen is a candid conversation with the former vice president.

Large print

Love Story by Karen Kingsbury is a Baxter family Christian novel. Aunt Dimity and the Widows Curse by Nancy Atherton and Come Sundown by Nora Roberts are mysteries. Matchup edited by Lee Child is an anthology of 11 thrillers. Nighthawk by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown is a NUMA files adventure. A Hiss Before Dying by Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown is a Mrs. Murphy mystery. The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green brings three sisters together when their mother is ill.

Thrillers and mysteries

You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson begins with a dangerous prank at summer camp. A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass follows the dictates of a will after the death of a beloved childrens book author. The Switch by Joseph Finder follows the accidental switch of a laptop that throws an innocent man into a political scandal. Camino Island by John Grisham starts with the theft of priceless loot from a Princeton University vault. Tom Clancys Point of Contact by Mike Maden is a Jack Ryan Jr. thriller. Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich is a Knight and Moon mystery.

Other novels

The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara by Terry Brooks is the first book in a four-part conclusion to the Shannara series. The Little French Bistro by Nina George is a story of new beginnings set in France. Kiss Carlo by Adriana is an intergenerational Italian family story told against the backdrop of Shakespeares greatest comedies.

CDs

Theft by Finding: Diaries 1877-2002 by David Sedaris is the first of two volumes. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton is a recently discovered novel by the late author. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts is a mystery. To Hell and Beyond by Mark Henry and Double Cross Ranch by Ralph Compton are westerns. The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz begins a new suspense series.

Programmed Nooks

We have nine free Nooks and three free tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure. The eight adult e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers. The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Downloadable e-books

Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are being added regularly to our free 3M Cloud Library. Access them by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website. While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and childrens books, both bestsellers and classics in many genres.

Downloadable films

For your viewing pleasure, we offer IndieFlix, a free streaming movie service that gives you unlimited access to more than 7,500 award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed. Access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on the librarys website. Use Quick Pick, the discovery tool that lets you sample movies like you would music.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Kathryn Locke, Bob Burt, Medora Bass, Ronda Higby and our anonymous donors.

Quotable quote

In difficult times, carry something beautiful in your heart. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French child prodigy, mathematician, inventor and Catholic theologian.

Website

For more information on library books, services and programs and to reserve books, e-books, CDs and DVDs from the comfort of your home please visit our website at http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.

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