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Spanish selections increase at library

Pam McAdoo, Sierra Sun columnist

A Library Services and Technology Act grant from the California State Library recently enabled the Truckee Library to make steps towards enhancing library services for the Hispanic community in our area. With the results from a needs assessment survey that were compiled last spring, the library identified specific materials and services to add to the library resources.

New books in Spanish for children are beginning to make their way to the new set of shelves which were purchased to accommodate them in the children’s section. There are new board books for babies and toddlers, picture books for young children, chapter books for beginning readers, and non-fiction reading and reference titles. Also trickling in are new videos in Spanish for children.

For adults there are new language audio tapes such as “Ingles para Latinos Nivel Dos” which includes a book and two cassette tapes. Among the new fiction titles are “Maldito Amor y otras cuentos” by Rosario Ferre and “Dejados Atras” by Tim LaHaye. Titles such as “Feng Shui para el apartamento” by Richard Webster and “Mejoras para el Hogar 1-2-3: consejos expertos del Home Depot,” and “Con migo Dia Tras Dia: Momento para la reflexion” by Juan Paolo II are a few of the books that have been added to the non-fiction collection in Spanish.

The library also receives magazines in Spanish: Vanidades, Teen en espanol, Auto Mundo Deportivo, and People en espanol. In addition, the library is putting together bilingual programs for families which will be announced later this fall.

These are only a few of the new materials en espanol that are arriving at the library. If you don’t see a particular Spanish language book or magazine, it may still be in transit. But please be sure to mention the title to one of the Library staff members; we may well be able to purchase it for the collection if it hasn’t already been ordered.

Special events:

Video teleconference with Michael Chabon, author of “The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Space is limited; call the library to sign up.

Publishing Workshop Series:

The Library and Bookshelf Stores will again offer a workshop series with local authors, editors, illustrators and publishers on Wednesday evenings at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Library.

Oct. 10: Freelance writer and author of Sierra Stories, Mark McLaughlin

Oct. 24: Romance fiction writer Jill Shalvis

Nov. 7: Robert Frohlich, author of Skiing with Style

The $10 fee will compensate the presenter and benefit the Friends. Space is limited; call the Library to reserve a place.

Regular Childrens

Programs:

— Toddlertime with Teri, for ages 18 to 36 months. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

— Babes In Bookland: An Infant Lap-sit Program for ages 6-18 months. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

— Saturday Storytelling With Mrs. Fix. For ages 3-6. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

Truckee Library 582-7846

10031 Levone Avenue

Library 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.


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