Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Prisoners In Brazil Earn Shortened Sentences For Reading Books

From the British Telegraph:

Inmates in four federal prisons holding some of Brazil's most notorious criminals will be able to read up to 12 works of literature, philosophy, science or classics to trim a maximum 48 days off their sentence each year, the government announced.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Meet The Rapping Librarian

Not coming soon to the Taos Public Library but available via the wonders of the blogosphere...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Remarkable Women Lecture Series Continues This Saturday


                    A Lifelong Accumulation
                       Of Autumn Mornings:
                    Poet Peggy Pond Church 
       Kathleen Church
       Sharon Snyder

            Taos Public Library
            June 23rd  1:30 — 3:30

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Library Events this Saturday, June 16th

While you're at the farmers market, stop by the Friends book sale tent, where you're bound to find a treasure or two. There will be a lot to choose from in many different subjects. Go early for the best selection. The sale will be from 8am to 1pm.

This summer's lecture series, Remarkable Women, continues with Dr. Miller speaking on the "Native American Connection: The Early Moderns, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Taos Pueblo, and the D.H. Lawrence Ranch." Dr. Miller will reveal connections between the lives of Mabel Dodge Luhan, D.H. Lawrence and others.
The lecture begins at 10am, in the community room, with a tour of D.H. Lawrence ranch to follow.
There will be another lecture at 2pm.

Monday, June 11, 2012

50 Shades of Grey - A Controversial Bestseller

The New York Times best-selling trilogy, 50 Shades of Grey has been deemed too risque for some libraries. Elsewhere, the controversy has only served to increase demand.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Poetry Reading Friday, June 8th

Join us for a poetry reading with Sharmagne Leland-St. John. She  will read from "Cradle Songs",  an anthology of poems on motherhood, in the community room on Friday, June 8th from 1:30-3:30.
"Cradle Songs" is a collection of almost 220 poems, each with a distinctive tone and viewpoint of a grand topic.
"Cradle Songs" is edited by Sharmagne Leland-St. John and Rachelle Yousuf.