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The Focus Clearview Library District Newsletter

January 2013

Online Book Club

In This Issue Online Book Club Read Together, Grow Together Programs for Adults

As the weather gets colder, check out your options to participate in the Clearview Online Book Club from the comfort of your home! Currently we offer an adult featured book club each month. January’s adult read is The Art of Racing in the Rain. This is a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty and hope. The book is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life… as only a dog could tell it!

a terrifying future vision of a zombie-apocalypse, brought to life through rich emotional struggles of a teenager trying to find his place in a tumultuous new world. If a featured book club isn’t for you, check out the quarterly challenge. From January to March, readers are challenged to “SpellIt-Out!” Choose a word that warms you up: hug, cocoa, snuggle, etc. and read a title that corresponds to each letter of that word. Share your reads online with others! See example below! K: The Highlander’s Touch by Karen Marie Moning I: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder S: Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon S: Decadent by Shayla Black

Programs for Youth BoMo

Follow the book club links at to find all of the online book club information! We also offer a young adult featured book club each month. The YA read for January is Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry. Critically acclaimed author, Jonathan Maberry crafts

Please contact Michelle at michelle@ for more information or suggestions.

Read Together, Grow Together Family Book Club Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to join this family book club, in which we pair a picture book with an adult title of a similar theme. The adult title will be discussed online through the library’s website, and we will meet in person with children to discuss the picture book, sing songs, and make crafts! Our first two titles are Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Please see the front desk to interlibrary loan a copy of Extremely Loud. Discussions

of this title will begin online January 14 and continue until we meet. Our first meeting will be held Friday, February 15 at 10:00 am in which we will read Where the Wild Things Are. For more information, please see Andrea or email

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January 2013

Trending Now: Adult Programming It’s time to kick off the New Year with programs especially for adults. We have something for everyone on our list: beer and wine tastings, tech classes, music performances and, if your heart wasn’t pumping yet, an intro to Zumba. Most of our programs require registration at but are absolutely free to attend. Sign-up now to guarantee your seat!

e-How with e-Readers Wed., January 2, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - e-Reader help, bring questions and your device. Thur., January 10, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - B&N addition to the e-Reader, the Nook. Sun., January 20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - All things Apple- iPad and iPad mini. Sun., January 27, 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Amazon’s Kindle (any version). Open Mic Night @ Clearview Library District Thursday, January 3 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Musicians and music lovers alike join us on the first Thursday of every month for an always entertaining night of music. Performers of all ages are invited to sign up for their 10 minutes of fame. (Openings are limited so sign up sooner than later.) Hop into the New Year with High Hops Brewery Saturday, January 12, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm “All types of beer for all types of people.” High Hops Brewery is a family owned and run brewery/homebrew supply shop/ hop farm/garden center (yeah, they are pretty busy) in Windsor. Please join them at the library in sharing their knowledge on all things beer. Tasters will be included! Must be 21 or over. Register @ Zumba Wednesday, January 16, 6:30 pm Samba your way into the library for this Latin-dance based workout. Instructor Pauline Brown will teach you how to shake and shimmy those holiday pounds away. This is a basic, beginner level class serving as an introduction to Zumba.

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Youth Programming Rock Band Night for Teens! Thursday, January 24 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Do you have what it takes to put on a rock concert? Test your skills at the Clearview Library District’s first-ever Rock Band Night for Teens! The library now has a full set of instruments for the PS3; so, full rocking out can be achieved. The event will feature cooperative band play with guitar, bass, drums and vocals. There will also be other music and rhythm-based games to play while waiting for your turn such as Rhythm Heaven, Just Dance 3 and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. There is no registration required for this event, but it is intended for teens only. Please contact Nathan or Hillary for more information at or hillary@myclearview. info or at 686-5603. Beneath the Surface: Teen Video Contest

Teens, 13-18, individually or in teams, are invited to create a 30-90 second public service announcement promoting the 2013 summer reading program and theme of “Beneath the Surface.” There will be one winning video each for CO and the other states participating in the contest; all public libraries nationwide will then be able to use any of the winning videos for SRP promotion. There are great prizes involved, too, not only for the teen(s) that submits the winning video but also for their public library! There’s much more info about this program at, including a flyer about the program for teens, video production resources, and winning videos from previous years. The deadline for submitting videos and the required forms is February 20, 2013. Tutu’s & Tattoos for Tweens Tweens ages 9 through 12 are invited to join us Tuesday, January 8 at 6:00 pm for a night of creative fun. We’ll be making take-home tutu’s and sharing temporary henna tattoos. Who knows, maybe we’ll even throw in tacos? Online registration is required.

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Youth Programming Lego Club Join us every Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 pm for Lego madness. Each week will feature set challenges and/or freeplay. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate. Please note that the Legos we use are standard-size. Dicsover Dinosaurs What can you tell about a dinosaur’s behavior by examining fossils of its teeth? Just how many teeth did a T-Rex have? How did Stegosaurus protect itself from Allosaurus? Why did Diplodocus swallow stones? Through hands-on experience with fossils and casts, attendees will discover the adaptations and behaviors of some of Earth’s famous past residents, the dinosaurs. Attendees will examine fossils and explore the lives of dinosaurs; how they hunted, ate and defended themselves. Aside from the dinosaur specimens, a sampling of additional fossils will show evidence of some of the other ancient life forms that once existed on the earth. Two presentations will be offered back to back on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Each presentation can hold up to 45 attendees. Online registration is required prior to the event. Kids Create Let’s kick off the new year with a crazy new afterschool series: Kids Create! Every month we’ll feature something new from arts and craft creations to mad scientist aberrations. Kids Create will be held one Tuesday a month from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. No sign-up is required but we encourage you to come early while supplies last. January 22: Marble Runs Early Literacy Fair Come one, come all! Step right up, little ones ages 0-5 and their families and caregivers; you are invited to have a party after hours at the library! Join us Friday, January 25 at 6:00 pm for an event designed to promote pre-reading skills through playing, talking, reading, writing, and singing. Food will be provided. Registration is required. Please sign up online, or ask a youth services librarian. Contact Andrea for more information at 970-686-5603, ext. 321 or

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January 2013

Be in the Know, with the BoMo! Happy New Year from the BoMo! Our January Patron of the Month is.... Kendra Whitecotton

Where are you from?: Steamboat Springs, CO - but has lived all over internationally as well as domestically Favorite Book: Pride & Prejudice What’s your favorite thing about the BoMo?: It gets kids to read and puts books in their hands! Favorite Quote: “better to laugh than to cry”

BoMo Events: Friday, January 25 - Movies on Main

Kendra with her daughter Kennan

Enjoy free popcorn and watch a movie on the BoMo! “The Snowman” is approximately 30 minutes in length and will be streamed continuously from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. For questions, please contact Michelle at Thank you for reading and for supporting your library. Please do come and see us. Every resident of this community is a highly valued patron and we hope to see you soon. There’s something for everyone here -I promise. Sincerely, Ann Kling, Director Clearview Library District The Windsor-Severance Library is open: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sundays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Library Will Be Closed January 1 (Tuesday) - New Year’s Day

Contact or Visit Us at: 970-686-5603 720 3rd St, Windsor, CO 80550

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