The News for March

Abiquiu Pueblo historian David Lopez is one of 20 readers for the fundraiser.

READ-A-THON A BIG SUCCESS!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Abiquiu Library’s Read-a-Thon on Sunday, March 14, 2010. Twenty people took turns reading from the Gilberto Cordova’s books on the Genizaro and we all kept our hearts warm as the snow blew outside. A special thanks to all the donors. Your financial support helps literacy, community, and conviviality bloom. Thanks to Patricia Antelles and Melinda Hess of Convivial Design in Abiquiu, plus all the student filmmakers for documenting the event. Donating to the library is always in fashion!

FIND OUT ABOUT US ONLINE

The Abiquiu Library has a blog that’s linked to our web site. Look us up at: http://www.abiquiulibrary.wordpress.com. While it’s linked to our web site (http://www.abiquiulibrary.org), the content on the web site changes and the blog has an archive of past events and news items. Another way to keep in touch is to use the Google alerts and set up a search for the Abiquiu Library. Every time there’s a mention of the Abiquiu Library on the net, you’ll be among the first to know. Go to: http://www.google.com/alerts and sign up. It’s an easy and you don’t have to think about it after that.

CENSUS WORKER AVAILABLE AT LIBRARY

A census worker will be available at the library to help fill out census forms most weekdays from 10 to 3 p.m. during April and May.

NEW GENEALOGY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE

Analinda Dunning has donated the software “Family Tree” to the library. Anyone wishing to use the program on a library computer should come to the library. A copy of a radio interview featuring Analinda and Napoleon Garcia on a Farmington radio station has also been donated to the library where it is available for listening. Napoleon and Analinda discussed their book, “The Genizaro and the Artist” during the radio broadcast.

IN OTHER NEWS…

The library has received a grant from the McCune Foundation. And young people from the community have been taking part in a program sponsored by Convivial Design called “Abiquiu Digital Storytelling,” workshops for youth. The sessions have been ongoing at the library since early March and they will run through early April. A public presentation and screening will be held in May.

A REMINDER OF HOURS AND DAYS OF OPERATION

The Pueblo de Abiquiu Library and Cultural Center is open Sunday through Thursday, 1-6 p.m. The phone number is 505-685-4884. The mailing address is POB 838, Abiquiu, NM 87510.