Saturday, January 28, 2012

a fond farewell

 The staff at the Taos Public Library bid a fond farewell to the library's cataloger, Connie. We wish her all the best! Connie has contributed so much to the Taos library. From cleaning up the overall collection, to raising cataloging standards, her high degree of professionalism, and much more. She will be sorely missed. Fortunately for us, she will be volunteering!
Thank you for all your contributions Connie!  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Mexico's Centennial

This year marks the 100th year since President Taft signed the proclamation for New Mexico's statehood. There are events planned throughout the year to celebrate New Mexico's centennial.
Click here for planned events and here for a historical timeline to New Mexico's statehood.
Here in Taos, the Harwood museum, Millicent Rogers museum, the Blumenschein museum, and the Martinez Hacienda, will have events and exhibits honoring the centennial and the Remarkable Women of Taos.
The Taos Public Library will hold a Remarkable Women lecture series throughout the summer. Details will be forthcoming.
Look for our titles on the history of New Mexico and it's statehood in our Southwest room- 320.987 and 978.9

Friday, January 20, 2012

Teen Poetry Slam 2012

It's teen poetry slam time!!

mark you calenders for February 11th
*registration deadline is February 9th

Teen Poetry Slam Information

-sponsored by the Friends of Taos Public Library-

Friday, January 13, 2012

Spotlight on...

This month our spotlight is on our youngest volunteer, Rachael. 
 Thank you for all your help Rachael!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Library closure

The Taos Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King day.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Got Kindle? Got questions?

Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? Are you unsure of the ins and outs of how to download books and use it's other features? We invite you to join us in the Taos Public Library community room this Saturday, January 14, from 2pm to 3pm, for fun and learning about the Kindle. No need to register. Just show up. Librarians Shirley and Lisa will answer questions and demonstrate the many uses of the Kindle. Feel free to come even if you have a different e-reader. Aside from having their own Kindles with them, Shirley and Lisa will have two more Kindles for people to use.
Here's a link to an in-depth  comparison of e-readers

We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Taos Library Staff's Favorite Reads In 2011

We asked our co-workers to name their favorite books read in 2011. The results show quite a diversity of  tastes and styles among our staff. Take a look and share your favorite reads in our comments section

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Celebrating Photography

During the month of January, photography is being highlighted in the lobby display case. Come have a look! Librarians Jim, Cheryl, Judith, and Lisa have brought in their favorite photos. Quite a variety of wonderful images!
A sampling of photography books is on our new display carousel. These books may be checked out. We have hundreds of photography books, primarily located in our fine arts room at 770 and 779.
Come in and get inspired!