Red Feather Lakes Public Library update for Nov., 2012

We continue to be excited about — and continue to tout — the first Red Feather Read, firmly scheduled now for Nov. 16 2 p.m. at either the Red Feather Lakes Library or the Red Feather POA across the street, depending on turnout. This is an excellent local opportunity to support and appreciate local literacy, the value of reading and terrific area writing talent. The first selection is local author T. J. (Tom) Viola’s Gumshoe Chronicles series, 1920 and 1921.

By Creed Kidd, Library Director

Tom and Judy Viola will be discussing the series as well as answering questions you might have and perhaps giving a few hints on where the series and characters are headed in the future.

To participate in the discussion – and ask the appropriate questions – it’s best to have read the books first. We have copies of both titles for circulation – and as well personal copies can be purchased locally or online (including eBook versions).

Having mentioned eBooks, we do understand and appreciate your interest in this new and exciting medium which offers the advantage of instant download and use as well as the capability to carry a considerable library in a device weighing often less than a pound. I do myself and considerably enjoy the convenience and effortless capacity.

We’re excited as well – but our enthusiasm is tempered by the unpleasant realities of the current library eBook market. For example, publishers that have recently raised prices on eBook titles by as 160 to 300 percent; publishers that require a relicensing of a given title following 26 uses; not to mention the significant, major publishing firms that won’t sell eBook titles to libraries at any price. Until the market shakes out we’re going to be very frugal.

Come celebrate the library’s 43rd birthday with us Nov. 2 and 3. We’ll be serving birthday cake, fruit juice or hot cider. Singing “Happy Birthday” is not required but you’re welcome to do so if you can carry a tune. (Several of us at the library can’t.)

Membership in the Friends of the Library – our critically important promotional and fundraising sister group – can directly benefit the library and your experience at the library. How to do this: 970-881-2664, or the Friends directly at

Find the Library website at Library hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with wireless access 24/7.

The library will be open regular hours Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. The library will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

In Ruth’s Gallery for November: Laurie Warren’s fused glass art.

Have a great holiday season.

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