Thursday, August 30, 2012

Friends Book Sale

Friends of the Taos Public Library will be holding a book sale this Saturday, September 1st, at the farmers market, from 8am-1pm. See you there!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Meet The Man Building The World's Biggest Library

His name is Brewster Kahle. He's a dotcom multimillionaire who's working on what he calls Alexandria 2.0, aka the Internet Archive. Among other things, you can use its Wayback Machine to see what the web or a website looked like at a previous time.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Why Support Your Local Library?

This link has a whole range of statistics of how libraries are of value and where funding comes from.
While the amount of new patrons getting library cards and daily count of visitors to the library continues to climb, the Taos Public has had to do more with less, as our funding from the state and town dwindles. Thanks to a vibrant Friends of the Taos Public Library, we are able to fund  lectures and other special events that we have throughout the year.
You too can become a member of the Friends. Stop by the circulation desk to see how.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Free Basic and Intermediate Computer Classes!

Register today either by calling the Taos Public Library at (575) 758-3063
or go to
Classes will fill up quickly!

Class descriptions and dates after jump-

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Be Transformed Mugs On Sale!

Looking for a gift for friends and family?
 How about a one of  a kind "Be transformed @Taos Public Library" mug.
Now on sale for only $5.00!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Do You Know Which Generation Buys The Most Books?

If you thought the answer is baby boomers (who used to hold the title), think again. A thought-provoking article from the Christian Science Monitor reveals that Gen Y (those born between 1979 and 1989) just may be the most book-buying generation alive today.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Two Library Events This Saturday, August 18th

Our Remarkable Women Summer lecture series continues with Cherie Burns, the author of the biography, Searching for Beauty-The Life of Millicent Rogers, published by St. Martin's Press in September, 2011. Ms. Burns will review her book and share insights into the fascinating and exciting life of Millicent Rogers.
Please join us in the community room from 1:30-3:30pm. 
For more information call 737-2590

Also, this Saturday, the Friends of the Taos Public Library  is having another book sale at the farmers market, from 8:00am-1:00pm.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Reading and the Digital Age

I recently read an interesting online article about how reading trends, what people are reading, and how often they're reading, are influencing their time spent reading books. With the advent of social media on the internet and all the portable electronic devices available, perhaps time spent reading has increased. What about time spent reading books? Does anyone have the attention span these days to read War and Peace? With all the twittering, blogging, email, and FB, who has extended (undistracted) time and inclination to read the latest Pulitzer prize winner? The argument could be made that people are reading more than ever because they have more available at the tap of a screen, via ereaders and ipad.
For me, I choose not to watch television. I average ten books checked out from the Taos Public and three books loaded on my Kindle. I can't manage to read everything! But I am reading more than I used to five years ago. I know my time limits for FB and other enticing internet based sites so that I have time to read the next great novel. Despite the ease of reading many books on Kindle, I have no intention of giving up hardcover books.
What about you? How have your reading habits changed, if at all? Are you a frequent visitor at the Taos Public? We'd love to hear what your comments are!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Spotlight On... Volunteer Leslie

Librarian Ellen interviews Children's Library volunteer Leslie Bond. The latest in our series of spotlight videos about our amazing volunteers. Video after the jump.