A Special Book in Our Collection

A book written by Gilberto Benito Cordova, Abiquiu and Don Cacahuate:  a folk history of a New Mexican village, is part of our collection  Mr. Cordova, a native of Abiquiu and widely recognized as a senior New Mexico Historian, writes about the village in this selection. Because of this book’s limited availability, it’s another reason to visit the Abiquiu Library and Cultural Center.

New Mexico Centennial in 2012

The NM Centennial Office is hard at work preparing for the state’s Centennial in 2012 in a variety of ways, including creating and distributing an email newsletter. The Office’s staff have had requests to have a printed copy of the newsletter available in communities around the state, such as in libraries, especially for citizens who don’t have internet access in their homes. Here’s the web site, and we have the link on our blog. http://www.nmcentennial.org/ The newsletter registration is to the right of the page.

New Books Available to Check Out

“1491” by Charles D. Mann /“The Poetry of Pablo Neruda” by Pablo Neruda, Ilan Stavans /“Padre Martinez and Bishop Lamy” by Ray John De Aragon/ “Courageous Souls” by Robert Schwartz/“The Legacy Guide-Capturing the Facts” by Carol Franco and Kent Lineback/ “El Corazon de Santa Fe,” Video / “The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010”

Special thanks all around!

Thanks to all the volunteers who made our holiday party on December 12th an enjoyable evening and contributed to the fundraising of the lIbrary with their efforts. Thanks to all the cooks- Dexter Trujillo, Alice Garcia, Marie War, Iren Schio, Marguerite Kearns, Sabra Moore, Isabel Trujillo and Barbara Manzanares. Thanks to Iren Schio for making the fine clay mold of the Virgin of Guadalupe which many artists, friends and devotees painted as special ornaments to sell for the event such as the Pedernal Studio Tour. Thanks also to Glenna Dean for her clever knitting of tiny wool mitten ornaments and to Lorenzo Gonzales for his guitar music, and to all our friends who crowded together in the library in honor another shared season of reading and events.

Special thanks to Jackie Hall who volunteered her time for several weeks to the library. She helped organize the collections, cataloged, and assisted with general library help.

News for December 2009

New Book for Young Adults:

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. This book is approved by the state education department for instruction in schools.

Adult books: Nuevo Mexico: A New Mexico History Anthology”

The American Library Association donated game cards to the library in celebration of National Gaming Day.  Bring your friends and family by the library and play a good hand or two of Monopoly Deal, Scrabble Slam! & Pictureka!