ABIQUIU HISTORY TO BE CELEBRATED ON MARCH 14TH
Vengan Todos! Listen and learn how the Pueblo de Abiquiu became missionized by the Spanish friars and how priests were even sometimes assigned up to 500 people at once! Men made two lines in the center of the church, with the women and children to the sides. If you did not make it to mass, they sent for you! See how education included weaving, leatherwork, blacksmithing and, above all, Christianity. Understand how the judicial system began and developed.
Note on your calendar that Pueblo de Abiquiu Library invites you to attend an all-day Read-a-thon and Draw-a-thoncelebrating local author and historian Gilberto Benito Cordova. Shake off the winter chills on the first Sunday of daylight savings time and drop by the library anytime from 1 pm until 6 pm on Sunday, March 14th to hear or participate in an all-day reading of Cordova’s Abiquiu & Don Cacahuate: A Folk History of a New Mexico Villageplus excerpts from his dissertation on the missionization of Abiquiu.
CENSUS BUREAU AT LIBRARY
The Census Bureau is scheduled for the library starting March 1st, 2010 and will be making questionnaires available in Spanish and English for local residents.
2010 NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARD JUDGES WANTED
The deadline for reading/judging is September 1. Anyone who would like to be a judge may contact Paul Rhetts, LPD Press & Rio Grande Books, 925 Salamanca NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107; (505) 344-9382 or email LPD_Press@msn.com with your preference of categories. For a list of categories, please go to www.nmstatelibrary.org.
Our Library and Cultural Center has easy access 2010 NM State Legislative Calendars, Committee Hearings and Land Grant Bills printed and bound for your convenience. Come in to review what has been considered at this year’s legislative session and stay informed!