March 2011 News!

The Children’s Day/Book Day at the Abiquiu Library will be held on April 25th from 1-6 p.m. The library staff and approximately thirty children will plant vegetables native to NM and read about the state’s vegetation in books obtained through the Libri Foundation. There will be a juggler, music and refreshments.

Also, there’s a call for young artists to participate in “The Genizaro Experience: A Living Legacy.” Youth who have a sense of their genizaro heritage are invited to submit original images depicting this experience in New Mexico from 1693 to the present day. All submissions meeting the deadline will be exhibited on May 10, 2011 in Abiquiu at the panel discussion. April 1, 2011 is the submission deadline for the art work.

The artists’ book from last year’s Read-a-thon/ Draw-a-thon is now at the library. Historic photos taken by Sumner W. Matteson circa 1901 are being ordered from the Milwaukee Public Museum showing the Abiquiu Plaza and various Easter celebrations in the village.

“The Womansong Collection” CD by Gerri Gribi is available at the library for check out. The Libri Foundation has awarded the library $1,000 in books. A thank you to Ani Magai for volunteering once again. Plus a special thank you to the sponsors, readers and artists of the Read-a-Thon in March.

And a special thank you to Nancy Hopkins Reily for sponsoring the match we needed for the Libri Foundation.

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