LIBRARY NEWS: Free BBQ for the beginning of faculty subsequent week

Youngsters, tweens and teens are invited to stop by our garden on Friday, September 10th from 2-4pm to celebrate with a free back-to-school barbecue. We have hot dogs, veggie burgers, popsicles, and other goodies to share – plus free books for students of all ages.

Library closure
Your library will be closed on Monday, September 6th due to Labor Day.

Play in person tomorrow
Enjoy free video games for all ages on the X-box 360 Kinect on Fridays from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm.

LEGO competition
Entries for the free LEGO competition for all ages must be submitted by tomorrow, September 3rd. The winners will be announced on September 4th at 12:15 pm with prizes for different age groups. Entries must be created in advance and must be created by yourself, not a LEGO kit or any other source. For details and instructions, see the children’s and youth calendars available from your library.

Special family story time
On Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the library garden, free personal children’s stories, games and lots of reasons to get up and move around. On September 8th we will have a special Hora de Cuentos story where you can practice your Spanish and Josie will introduce you to some of your favorite Spanish books. Saturday’s Discovery Times continues on Facebook at 2:30 p.m. with games, art ideas, science experiments, history, and more.

Tech time
Free personal slots are available Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Brad helps you solve problems with your computer, smartphone, tablet and other electronic devices. Note that there is no Tech Time on Tuesday, August 24th.

Free classroom courses take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beginners are invited from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and advanced learners from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free courses take place in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beginners must attend from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and advanced learners from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Chess Tactics for Champions” by Grandmaster Susan Polgar reveals the tactics that made her the best-placed chess player in the USA “Eastern Europe” by Rick Steves is a travel guide. John Douglas’ Law & Disorder discusses famous cases involving the FBI’s investigative profiling pioneer. “RV Hacks” by Marc and Julie Bennett is a guide to hassle-free motorhome driving. Josh Volk’s “Build Your Own Farm Tools” is a guide to tools and systems for small farms. “The Cost of My Faith” by Jack Phillips are the memoirs of the baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage.

Mystery, suspense and thriller
Preston & Child’s Blooless is the latest in the FBI Agent Pendergast franchise. “The Island” by Ben Coes shows an Iranian attack on the United Nations in New York City. Carolyn Ferrell’s Dear Miss Metropolitan focuses on a young woman who was not found after a kidnapping rescue. “Velvet Was The Night” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a Mexican Gothic mystery. Timothy Schaffert’s “Perfume Thief” is set in Paris during World War II.

Other novels
“Wayward” by Dana Spiotta shows a woman who is about to settle in mid-life. Paul Mendez’s Rainbow Milk follows a teenager who grapples with his or her racial and sexual identity. Ash Davidson’s Damnation Spring revolves around a community torn between its logging legacy and environmental degradation. “Yours Cheerfully” by AT Pearce is a celebration of friendship and solidarity among women in World War II London.

Books on CD
Danielle Steel’s Complications is set in a restored luxury hotel in Paris. “Hidden” by Fern Michaels is the first book in the new mystery series Lost and Found.

“A Quiet Place” is the second book in this series about monsters from space. “Dream Horse” is the true story of an unusual racehorse.

Large print
“Remember by Lisa Genova explores the science of memory and the art of forgetting. Catherine Coulter’s “Vortex” is an FBI thriller.

Downloadable e-books and audiobooks
We have a large selection of downloadable e-books and audiobooks for all ages – kids, tweens, teenagers and adults – in the cloudLibrary. The items in cloudLibrary are purchased separately from physical items, so the books available will be different – and will continue to use the consortium’s contributions as well as those we purchased. Select AspenCat Union Catalog when setting up cloudLibrary for use. Email us or call us at 970-264-2209 if you need our help setting up this service on your device.

Many thanks to Medora Bass and our many anonymous donors for their donations in kind. Please put your material donations in the library’s mailbox – not in the City Market, which is reserved for returns.

Library Foundation
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation to support and improve your library by raising funds for information resources, programs, services, and facilities. Send checks to PO Box 2045, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 or call Cindi Galabota at 970-264-2209.

Quotable offer
“Live calmly in the moment and see the beauty of everything in front of you. The future will take care of itself. ”- Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), Indian monk, introduced the teachings of meditation to millions of Americans and is regarded by yoga experts as the father of yoga in the West.

For more information on library books, services and programs – and to reserve books, e-books, books on CD and DVD from the comfort of your home – please visit our website at

Carole Howard & Library Staff

The Ruby Sisson Memorial Library has been located at 811 San Juan Street (corner of S. 8th and Hwy 160) since 1989. The library is overseen by the Upper San Juan Library District, a special tax-funded district in Archuleta County.