Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Summer Lecture Series: Adventures de Taos

This year's Summer lecture series lineup is proving to be our best yet! This year's theme, Adventures de Taos will showcase all the fun and varied activities there are to do here. Adventures de Taos lists cultural, creative, active, playful, and workshops, as possible Taos adventures to check out.
Many of our presenters have written books or produced dvds, as is the case with our first presenter, Richard Lehrer, master of Qigong and Tai Chi. He will kick off Adventures de Taos on May 11th. Check back here and Facebook for more details closer to the event.
Adventures de Taos Library Lecture series are free and are funded by the Friends of Taos Public Library.

All of us here at Taos Public Library are very excited!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Concerned About Internet Privacy? Check out these free apps!

Probably my favorite session at the New Mexico Library Association conference was the one on internet privacy. I know a lot of our patrons are concerned about these issues so I took some notes so I could share. The good news is, they are all available for free.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The New Mexico Library Association Conference

Lisa Libro and I were able to attend the New Mexico Library Association (NMLA) conference in Albuquerque this week. The conference is always inspiring, interesting and informative but this year seemed especially so. We went to presentations and discussions all day long on such subjects as meta data in cataloging (I'll spare you the details but it's of interest to us catalogers), internet privacy, reaching out to patrons aged 18-35, and state library services for the blind and physically handicapped, to name a few. In fact, we were so busy going to the sessions and speakers, we never got a chance to fully explore the sponsors' booths. But we did have time (OK, I made Lisa make time) to take some photos and, as you can see, have a little fun while we were at it.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It's National Library Week!

We're giving away book bags this week in honor of National Library Week- communities matter @your library! Stop buy to pick up a book bag after browsing through the dvds, checking FB on our PCs, checking out our latest monthly display on all things digital, or snatching the latest New York Times bestseller from our new titles area.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Book Signing- The Roybal Legacy: From Spain to Jacona to Peñasco Growing up in Peñasco

Saturday, April 13th 2-4 pm
Eloyda Roybal Romero, Author
 Free Event

The author tells her story about growing up in the small village of Peñasco, located in the northern high country of New Mexico. She writes about living among her father's family, all the Roybal clan, and the hardships families had to endure before better goods came from the east, and before improvements were made to schools, the railroad system and roads. Then people began to prosper while continuing to have pride in their culture and history.
While growing up, she often wondered about her family name: Roybal. It didn't quite fit in with all the other Spanish surnames. Listening to her father's stories about where the family came from inspired Romero to do research on the Roybal family. Tracing her roots has been an adventure, and a very fulfilling one.
Eloyda Roybal Romero lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband Fidel.  They enjoy the time they spend with their two children and three grandchildren.  Eloyda will talk about her book and her experience growing up in Northern  New Mexico.  Books will be available  and the author will  personally sign all books purchased.