Firsts and lasts
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NORTHERN NEWS

Today is the first day of the 2010-11 school year.  At least for the San Juan School District.   Soon it will be the first football game at Monticello High School, the first volleyball match and cross country meet. 

It won’t be long until it is officially Fall, but for now it is just pseudo-fall.  School is in but there is still another month until the calendar says Fall and the flowers and gardens freeze.  I, for one, am not ready to let go of summer.  Still lots of camping to do.

Last Thursday was the last “get wet” day at the La Sal Library.  It is also the end of the summer reading program:  “Make a Splash – Read!”.  Now the library will feature a few adult activities.  Starting August 24, Tuesdays will be “Reader’s Circle”.  There will be book discussions where you can talk about your favorite books. 

That is a great pastime for avid readers.  Always fun to get tips on newly discovered books and authors from those who like the same genre of books that you do.  There will also be book club reading selections sometimes.  That’s when you all read the same book and then discuss it.

Gotta put a plug in here – we really do a have an awesome little library at the community center here in Sierra La Sal.  There is nothing quite like the “smell” of books, the smell of a library.  Come on out and join the fun.  The library now has a nice selection of audio books, both on tape and CD. You can also check out DVDs of some of your favorite movies.

Also on tap at the local library is computer tutoring onsite.  We have a very savvy librarian who is well versed in most computer techniques.  You can have one-on-one tutoring about most any aspect of computer use that you desire, from basic skills to more unique applications.  As for me, I’m pretty computer literate.  But, I’m signing up for the “How do you do Facebook?” class!  Facebooking – I’d rather sit in the sun and read a good book!

If there is a need, homework tutoring may be a future service at the library.  See, we pretty much have, or will have, a full service facility right in downtown Sierra La Sal.

Lots of the enterprising locals have dispatched a ton of weeds from the community tater patch.  And for now, that’s about it on the “social” scene. 

I hear rumblings that there will be a “Hunter’s Ball” this fall.  When that happens, you’ll know it is really fall.  For now, I’m going to enjoy what is left of summer.  The rabbit brush are blooming.  The old legend is that when the rabbit brush blooms, it is six weeks until first frost.  Six weeks notice, enjoy every sunny moment.
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