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New Magazines You’ll Like

Teri Andrews Rinne
Friends of the Library

How many magazines arrive in your mailbox each month?

The Truckee Library subscribes to 106 periodicals and receives four more as donations. Nine of them are children’s titles and two are Spanish language titles.

If none of our 110 titles interests you, you could look at the 337 offered by the other branches of the Nevada County Library and ask them to send a few up here for you. Magazines are a faster read than books. Some of us like that idea.

Last June, we discontinued some unpopular or redundant magazine subscriptions due to budget cuts and then we let a few more go so we could add four new ones:

Orion

Its subtitle is Nature | Culture | Place and although the artwork and photography on most pages are eye-catching, this magazine is a restless step beyond National Geographic. The articles are about people, society, different cultures, animals, nature, ecology, current events, and often, how any or all of them intersect. Many of the authors’ names will be familiar to you as fiction and nonfiction writers, poets and activists.

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Victoria

Since publication was suspended in 2003, faithful readers have continued to check out our dog-eared back-issues of Victoria. So we’re happy to bring back a very popular magazine of cultured and old-fashioned style, antiques, flowery weddings, and delicately-themed interior decorating. If you are so over Ikea (or never got it in the first place) and you like a little frill, take a look at Victoria.

California Fly Fisher

We had to drop our subscription to Fly Fisherman in order to get this magazine but readers should appreciate the more locally-oriented articles. Many of them are about where to go – that unknown basin of jewel lakes above the small mountain town of Boogerpine for instance, or a stream in a county park you’ve never heard of. You can also read about what to do, how to do it, when to do it and why to do it, whether it’s tying, casting, floating, buying gear or whatever, and it’s all pertinent to California, the Sierra and Truckee. It’s not glossy and flashy but it looks good to me in spite of the repetitive photos of people holding up big fish (right, I don’t fish).

Cross Country Skier

This is not a locally-oriented magazine but we think that the xc skiers using the library deserve a magazine too. It covers both recreational and competitive skiing, striding and skating, backcountry and track. Some racing news and results are offered. Look for reviews of equipment, clothing, ski areas and lodges nationwide, and quite a bit of technique instruction. The first issue should arrive here in October. There are no photos of people holding up big fish.

Current issues of all magazines must be read only in the library but back issues can be checked out and can be sent here for you (“requested”) from other branches. In the library catalog they are referred to as periodicals. The other branches subscribe to more magazines than we do. A link to lists of titles offered by each branch can be found near the bottom of our webpage. Go to http://www.mynevadacounty/library and look for “Periodicals List.”

Hours

Monday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ongoing: Catch the Reading Bug! Summer Reading Program

for ages 5-12. Prizes can be collected until Labor Day.

Tuesday Toddler Time resumes August 26 and Wednesday Babes in

Bookland resumes onAugust 27; Storytime with Mrs. Fix and Spanish

Storytime will Resume after Labor Day.

Bookshelf’s Dry Camp Book Club at the Library

Meets monthly at the Library. Participants at the book group meeting

will receive a coupon for 15 percent off a one-time book purchase at

the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks. Everyone is welcome.

Now on display at the library:

Portraits by Truckee artist Raphael Jolly

Above the Fireplace: Pat Miller has an oil painting called Tahoe Moods.

In the Children’s Wing: Becoming American story quilt by Mrs. Blesse’s 5th grade class at Truckee Elementary.