Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NEA’s Read Across America: Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 108th Birthday

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s 108th Birthday and to celebrate fun and value of learning to read, the Taos Youth & Family Center and the Taos Children’s Library have joined together for the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America on Thursday, March 1, 2012.  Our Birthday Party is scheduled from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM at the Taos Youth & Family Center.  The Birthday Party is for children of all ages.  The first 550 children will receive a free Birthday bag. The Taos Children's Library will give away 400 books to children attending the party. Schedule and information about special guests after the jump!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fast Forward New Mexico

This Saturday, March 3rd, 1-3pm,  is the kickoff for Fast Forward New Mexico computer training classes at the Taos Public Library. We are encouraging those interested in registering for classes to come to the kickoff event. Classes are filling up!
See the Feb. 6th post for details on classes offered, dates, and times.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Taos News On The Library Poetry Slam

The Taos News' Matthew Van Buren shares what it was like to be a judge in our recent Teen Poetry Slam. Van Buren writes: "When I agreed to judge a teen poetry slam a couple of weeks back, I wasn't sure what to expect. "I have no business being here," I thought as I sat down with cards and markers, ready to score young poets on their content and delivery."

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Congratulations To The Taos Teen Poetry Slammers

We all had a blast at the Taos Public Library's 4th Annual Teen Poetry Slam last week. Every year the teens blow us away and this year was no exception. Congratulations to our winners, Serena Smith (1st Place), Joseph Edwards (2nd Place), Helena Bassett (3rd Place), Elliot Romancito (4th Place) and Zia Pollis (5th Palce). As always, poetry and the Taos Public Library audience were the biggest winners. Photos after the jump.

Friday, February 17, 2012

New Mexico Library to Go

Taos Public Library now has a digital library! We are part of a consortium with four other New Mexico libraries. You may download eBooks and eAudiobooks from our website onto your ipad, ipod, smart phone, ereader, pc, and mac computer. Here's the link

New Mexico Library to Go may be accessed on our on-line catalog (ebook, eaudio button)
For those that may need assistance with learning how to download items, there is a help link on the homepage.
You may also ask library staff for assistance and there will be a digital download hands on training session in the near future. Details will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

I couldn't resist posting about this fantastic short animated film. Book lovers of any age will love this sweet, magical story about Morris who's love of books was a saving grace when his world was turned upside down. He found solice in reading and taking care of these flying tomes. A delightfully imaginative and uplifting film!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Youth Poetry Slam Coming Up Saturday

The Taos Public Library will present the 4th Annual Youth Poetry Slam Saturday, February 11, 2012. All teens from the area are welcome to register (so long as we have open places remaining) and compete for cash prizes. If you've never attended a poetry slam, you'll be in for a wonderful surprise. This is not your father's poetry but a lively (some might say raucous) couple of hours of performance art that is guaranteed to reaffirm your faith in the power of the spoken word, poetry and Taos' young people. One of our favorite events each year. A flyer with all the details is after the jump.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fast Forward New Mexico

Fast Forward New Mexico is coming to the Taos Public Library!
Fast Forward New Mexico is a 3 year grant funded program created to promote computer literacy and internet savvy skills in rural New Mexico. There is a known correlation between job opportunities and internet skills.
These internet and computer training classes are free! There will be 64 hours of training offered, beginning March 7th thru May 5th, 2012 , covering basic computer skills, introduction to the internet, selecting a computer, taking an online course, internet tools for business, and social media for marketing.
 Details of FFNM program
We are now taking registrations for FFNM. You may come in person to the reference desk, call us with any questions at 575-758-3063, or register here.
We expect these classes to fill up. Register now!