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The Focus

Expand Your Horizons

Clearview Library District Newsletter September 2012

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USB Drives Available

USB Drives are Here! Never worry about losing information again! The library now has portable USB drives for sale at the front desk! Make your information portable! Get the size you need to back up school work, pictures, music, projects and anything else you need!

New Video Games Yoga Program Save Money & Fight Vampire Power Story Stones BoMo

2 GB: $4.50 4GB: $6.00 8GB: $7.00

New Additions to Video Game Collection! The games are getting smaller but our collection keeps growing! The Clearview Library District is happy to announce the addition of the two newest video game formats: Sony PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS. We have also just added over 100 new titles of the most popular and requested video games for Xbox 360 & Kinect, Nintendo Wii & DS, and Playstation 3. You can search for video games by format on our online catalog at www.clearviewlibrary.org by typing the format in the search bar; for example, “Wii” or “Playstation 3”. Once found, you can request the game be put on hold for you. The library will be continuing with our monthly Video Game Nights throughout the school year. September’s Video Game Night will be held on Thursday, September 27 in the large meeting room, where we will feature a hand-picked selection of our newest games. Join us, and get your game on in your own way whether it be a multi-player elimination, a friendly duel or even a solo venture!


Eat, Move, Explore @ Your Library Presents Yoga

“Blessed are the flexible for they will never be bent out of shape.” - Dr. Michael McGriffy

For the second installment of Eat, Move, Explore @ your Library, we are inviting patrons to join us Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm for a brief introduction to the history and purpose of yoga with a beginner level workout. Grab your mat, and get ready to stretch your mind and body with yoga instructor Debi Kennison. Contact Andrea for more information: 970-686-5603 or andrea@myclearview.

Vampire Power Sucking Away Your Bank Account? out a meter, check out your electricity use, and check out the savings!

Forget about the holy water, cross and garlic - all you need to fight vampire power is a trusty watt meter. The State Library Commission, in cooperation with Xcel Energy, has provided our library with five meters that are available for patrons to check out as part of Xcel’s Power Check Energy Meter Program. The portable meters are simple to use and come with a detailed instruction book. Check

Vampire power, also called standbypower, phantom load, or leaking electricity refers to the electric power consumed by electronic devices and appliances while they are switched off or in a standby mode. So, your devices may be using up power even when you think they aren’t! If you plug a device into the watt meter with the device switched off you can see how much vampire power it uses. Some such devices offer remote controls and digital clock features to the user, while other devices, such as

power adapters for disconnected electronic devices, consume power without offering any features. All of the above examples can usually be switched off just by switching off at the plug. However, for some devices with a built-in internal battery, such as phones, the standby functions can be stopped by removing the battery instead. Meters are available at the front desk at the library for a three day checkout. For more information call the library at 686-5603.


Story Stones Storytelling has been around for centuries and has been used in every culture to provide information, teach life lessons, and to entertain. But did you know that storytelling and narrative skills are also important in helping young children develop pre-reading skills? When children create

stories, they are developing their memories, decision-making skills, and cognitive development, in addition to exercising their imaginations! We would like to invite children ages 18 months - 6 years and their parents and caregivers to partici-

pate in Story Stones, where we paint pictures on rocks and use the finished stones to tell endless amounts of stories. Come dressed for a mess and prepared for fun on Friday, September 28 at 10:00 am. See Andrea for more information: 970-686-5603 or andrea@ myclearview.info.

Be in the Know, with the BoMo! School is in session! Bored with homework already? Grab a book and have some fun! Look for us at a school near you and find us around town... September Special Events: Harvest Festival, Windsor Main Park, 300 Locust Street Sunday, September 2, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday, September 3 , 7:00 am - 4:00 pm - SPECIAL - We’ll be in the parade! Join the BoMo and staff for the 91st Harvest Festival taking place at Boardwalk Park. We will be there all day Sunday and Monday checking out books and movies, answering questions and handing out a take-home craft. We hope to see you aboard. Windsor Oktoberfest at Boardwalk Park Sunday, September 15, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm This year’s Oktoberfest is all about puppets. So join us in the celebration of puppetry! We will have a puppet theater on hand for you to practice your puppet master skills! Windsor Middle School Fridays at Windsor Middle School - Lunch Book Club Bring your lunch and join us for the full lunch hour. We’ll have fun books, fun games, & yummy goodies!

Riddle Section Can you answer the riddle below?

If you see us around town, riddle us this and get a prize! What can you serve but never eat?


Liver, Tongues, Brains, OH MY! Zombies are taking over the Clearview Library District this October for a month of madness. Every Wednesday evening the library will have killer events like Zombie Apocalypse Do’s and Don’ts – Tips for Survival, Self Defense techniques to fend off Zombie attacks, a bloody good night of games, and make-up tips on how to channel your outer Zombie. Be a part of the walking dead in Windsor’s first ever Zombie crawl followed by an after party Zombie Ball where there might be a thrill or two. BEWARE: this event will leave you undead. For all the gory details call the library!

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 director@myclearview.info

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: September 2 & 3 - Labor Day

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


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