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Saguache News – September 21

Hometown Author Visits in Saguache Today

There’s something special about seeing a hometown gal do good, reach her goals and achieve her dreams! And that’s the kind of feel-good Friday story you can find in Saguache Today!

If you’re looking for a little end-of-the-week inspiration, be sure to head to the Saguache Library tonight at 6 p.m.  for a special Author Talk and Book Signing. So who is the special guest?

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Author Margaret Mizushima

It’s Margaret Mizushima! Did you know that she spent her high school years in Saguache and she is a 1970 graduate from Mountain Valley High School?! Three cheers for the hometown girl! And book reviews indicate that her that first person, small-town-living experience is one of the many reasons her Timber Creek K-9 Mystery Series have been racking up the awards.

Mizushima ‘s books have been finalists in the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Book Awards, the International Book Awards, and the Silver Falchion Awards. Most recently, her third book, “Hunting Hour,” has been named as a 2018 Finalist in the Top Shelf Indie Book Awards.

Mizushima ‘s newest release, “Burning Ridge”  is published by Crooked Lane of New York and is the fourth book in the series. This one is set in a small Colorado town (!) where Officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are the two main characters. So if you like dogs at all, you’ll be pulled in by Robo. Of course, there is a third main character, veterinarian Cole Walker.Burning-Ridge-cover275x407

Join the fun tonight and learn more about Margaret Mizushima, her latest book, and maybe even some of her Saguache memories. This program is brought to you by the Saguache Friends of the Library.

You certainly don’t have to buy anything to attend but in case you’re interested, Margaret will have copies of her books at the library for purchase.  There will be refreshments served! Hope to see you there at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday).

 

 

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Saguache News – June 6

Libraries Rock: Summer Reading Program Thursdays 

It’s that time of year again, the school year is over and the children (and their parents!) are looking for something to do. Thankfully the Saguache Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off tomorrow Thursday, June 7. This same program will be offered at the Baca Library on Tuesdays, starting June 5.

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The Saguache Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks-off on Thursday in Saguache. Join Penny-the-Librarian (pictured, back) as she gets student engaged in summer educational programs. This year’s theme is “”Libraries Rock!”

This year the theme is “Libraries Rock!” so get ready to explore variations of the subject, from all kinds of music, dancing, singers and songwriters as well as libraries and of course, rocks. The first program will be tomorrow Thursday, June 7 from 11 a.m. – 12 noon at the Saguache library, which is located next to Otto Mears Park. 

library rockThe Thursday programs will continue to be offered weekly through July. The reading program is designed for kids from babies (with a caretaker) to fifth graders, with the older kids participating as “able assistants”

The summer reading program is free, each week sharing stories, books, and fun craft projects . Kids can expects to earn some prizes and enjoy refreshments. Together, let’s discover why “Libraries Rock!” this summer! For more information, stop by the library or call (719)-655-2551.

 

FREE Legal Advice Last Thursday at Library

In upcoming library news, if you or someone you know is in need of some FREE Legal advice then mark the calendar! On Thursday, June 28 (and the last Thursday of every month) is the FREE Legal Clinic at the Saguache Public Library! Private, one-on-one legal assistance with an attorney is available for low-income SLV residents who have no attorney. Legal issues that qualify: Family Law (pre-decree); Landlord/Tenant Law; Protection Orders; Consumer/Collections; Probate; and Small Claims Court. Call the library at 719-655-2551 to pre-qualify. Early sign-in begins at 4:30; clinic runs 5-7. First come, first served.

 

Saguache News – January 24

FREE Legal Advice Thursday at Library

Tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 25 there will be a FREE Legal Clinic at the Saguache Public Library! Private, one-on-one legal assistance with an attorney is available for low-income San Luis Valley residents who have no attorney.

Legal issues that qualify: Family Law (pre-decree); Landlord/Tenant Law; Protection Orders; Consumer/Collections; Probate; and Small Claims Court. Call the library at 719-655-2551 to prequalify. Early sign-in begins at 4:30; clinic runs 5-7. First come, first served.

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Saguache students listen intently as Penny-the-librarian reads during storytime at the Saguache Library. Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell.

In other library news a special Thanks! to the work of the Friends of the Library for providing so many worthwhile programs throughout the San Luis Valley.  The group is looking for new and renewing members to join up. Memberships range anywhere from $5 for individuals, $10 for families, $25 for sustaining members, $50 for super friends,  and $100 for gold members.  Stop by the library and fill out a form; All donations are tax deductible. 

Memberships along with two bake sales, and three root beer float bar sales are the primary means for raising money for the library.  The donation’s received from book sales in the library, as well as the Hogs and Hot Air Community Meal and the Holiday Bazaar Christmas tree and paintings also help raise money. 

With that money the Friends have purchased such items as new computers, computer friendly chairs, books on CD, replaced the back door to the library and purchased new books.  With a decrease in tax revenue for the library they are hoping for more contributions during 2018 to use as matching funds for future projects.  Please donate your time, talents or hard cold cash to their efforts in Saguache Today!

Latest News – September 28

FREE Legal Advice and Toastmasters Program Available

Tonight Thursday, Sept. 28 is the FREE Virtual Legal Clinic held at the Saguache Public Library. This clinic provides confidential one-on-one legal advice for low  income, unrepresented residents of the San Luis Valley by video conference.  Attorneys can answer legal questions, help with court forms and explain the law and procedure for many legal issues, such as Family Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Protection Orders, Consumer Law/Collections, Probate and Small Claims. 

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Get lost in the stacks at the Saguache Library located at 702 Pitkin Avenue.

This clinic is first come, first served and runs from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Saguache Public Library. For more information and pre-qualify,  email Sarah Koehn Frey at librarydirector@nsclibrarydistrict.org.

In other calendar news, readers are reminded that if you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader then, Toastmasters is the place for you!  Alamosa Toastmasters meets on Mondays at noon at The Bridge in Alamosa at 3407 Carroll Street. toastmastersYou’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Former members say that Toastmasters has changed their lives. For more information, please call (719) 588-5127.

Latest News – June 7

Libraries: Building A Better World

It’s that time of year again, the school year is over and the children (and their parents!) are looking for something to do. Thankfully the Saguache Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off tomorrow Thursday, June 8.

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The Northern Saguache County Library District offers a summer reading program at both the  Saguache and Baca Libraries! Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

This year the theme is “Build a Better World!” so get ready for a season of books about all kinds of people who did just that, from teachers to explorers to songwriters. The first program will be tomorrow Thursday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to noon at the library, which is located next to Otto Mears Park.

The Thursday programs will continue to offer weekly programs through July. The reading program is designed for kids from babies to fifth graders, with the older kids participating as “able assistants”

The summer reading program is free, each week sharing stories, books, and fun craft projects . Kids can expects to earn some prizes and enjoy refreshments. Together we can “Build a Better World,” this summer! For more information, stop by the library or call (719)-655-2551.

Baca Library Summer Reading for Kids

The Baca Grande Public Library will be offering a similar Summer reading Program for children who are grade school age or younger. Summer Reading Form Sagache Library.jpgStarting Tuesday, June 3 there will be a weekly program from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Baca Grande Library. Each week children can enjoy stories, crafts, a reading contest with prizes, and refreshments.

Enroll your child, by connecting with the Northern Saguache County Library District website. Help your child retain or improve their reading skills while having fun with friends and enjoying “Building a Better World” this summer!

FREE Legal Advice Last Thursday at Library

In upcoming library news, if you or someone you know is in need of some FREE Legal advice then mark the calendar! On Thursday, June 29 (and the last Thursday of every month) is the FREE Legal Clinic at the Saguache Public Library! Private, one-on-one legal assistance with an attorney is available for low-income SLV residents who have no attorney. Legal issues that qualify: Family Law (pre-decree); Landlord/Tenant Law; Protection Orders; Consumer/Collections; Probate; and Small Claims Court. Call the library at 719-655-2551 to prequalify. Early sign-in begins at 4:30; clinic runs 5-7. First come, first served.

 

Latest News – May 23

Libraries: Building A Better World

Baca Library Summer Reading for Kids

The Baca Grande Public Librarywill be offering s Summer reading Program for children who are grade school age or younger. Summer Reading Form Sagache Library.jpgStarting Tuesday, June 3 there will be a weekly program from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Baca Grande Library. Each week children can enjoy stories, crafts, a reading contest with prizes, and refreshments.

Enroll your child, by connecting with the Northern Saguache County Library District website. Help your child retain or improve their reading skills while having fun with friends and enjoying “Building a Better World” this summer!

Lend a Hand So The Library Can Lend a Book

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Don’t get lost in the information jungle – Ask a Librarian, like Penny!

The Saguache Library needs help for a few minutes on Wednesday, May 24 evening. They are moving lots of boxes of no-longer-needed books into storage for the Friends of the Library to sell at a later date. Can you help us out? None of the boxes are too heavy, and if they get 5-10 people, it should take us only a half-hour or so. If you’ve got 30 minutes on tomorrow, head to the Saguache Library at 6 p.m.

FREE Legal Advice Thursday at Library

This Thursday, May 25 (and the last Thursday of every month) is the FREE Legal Clinic at the Saguache Public Library! Private, one-on-one legal assistance with an attorney is available for low-income SLV residents who have no attorney. Legal issues that qualify: Family Law (pre-decree); Landlord/Tenant Law; Protection Orders; Consumer/Collections; Probate; and Small Claims Court. Call the library at 719-655-2551 to prequalify. Early sign-in begins at 4:30; clinic runs 5-7. First come, first served.

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Latest News – March 29

Library Programs: Legal Advice to Travelogues

Don't get lost in the information jungle - Ask a Librarian, like Penny!

Don’t get lost in the jungle – Ask a Librarian, like Penny. You’ll find her in Saguache Today helping patrons with a wealth of services and information at the Saguache Library!

Tomorrow Thursday, March 30 could prove to be a busy day at the Saguache Pubic Library. So plan to take advantage a a couple of helpful and interesting programs.

Starting at 6 p.m. the Friends of the Saguache Library will host another evening of education and fun as they welcome travelers McKensie Innes, Laura Morfitt and Salvador Vigil to discuss their trip to Iceland. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice,” Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. 

Celebrate these students from Mountain Valley School as they present adventures from the land of light and darkness. Light refreshments will be served and there may be an opportunity to taste some food from Iceland! This is anticipated to be a well-attended program, which means the library could run out of chairs, so if you have one in your car, that’s helpful. Or be sure to get to the library early for a good seat. The evening’s presentation starts at 6 p.m. library-stacks

Next up is a reminder that the last Thursday of each month is the FREE Virtual Legal Clinic held at the Saguache Public Library. This clinic provides confidential one-on-one legal advice for lo- income, unrepresented residents of the San Luis Valley by videoconference.  Attorneys can answer legal questions, help with court forms and explain the law and procedure for many legal issues, such as Family Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Protection Orders, Consumer Law/Collections, Probate and Small Claims. 

This clinic is first come, first served and runs from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Saguache Public Library. The next clinic will take place on Thursday, March 30 for more information and pre-qualify,  email Sarah Koehn Frey at librarydirector@nsclibrarydistrict.org.

Thanks to the work of the Friends of the Library and the generosity of the people of Saguache more than $5,800 was added to their budget in the past year. All of that money came from their giant book sale, membership dues, library shelf book donations, and events. 

The group is looking for new and renewing members to join up. Memberships range anywhere from $5 for individuals, $10 for families, $25 for sustaining members, $50 for super friends,  and $100 for gold members.  Stop by the library and fill out a form; All donations are tax deductible. 

Memberships along with two bake sales, and three root beer float bar sales are the primary means for raising money for the library.  The donation’s received from book sales in the library, as well as the Hogs and Hot Air Community Meal and the Holiday Bazaar Christmas tree and paintings also help raise money. 

With that money the Friends bought two new computers and have two more on the way. In addition, they purchased some computer friendly chairs, books on CD, replaced the back door to the library and purchased new books.  With a decrease in tax revenue for the library they are hoping for more contributions during 2017 to use as matching funds for future projects.  Of course, the Friends of the Library will continue with their bake sales and root beer float bars throughout the summer.