Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Happening This Week at Your Public Library

  • As part of the 2nd annual teen (7th-12th grade) summer reading program, Beneath the Surface, there will be a black out poetry contest on July 10th, from 1 to 2 pm, in the community room. Teens will be given a sharpie and a page from a random book, create a design and poem, and then vote on the best design and  poem. Get your creative juices going and win a prize!

  • There will be a  Book sale this Saturday, July 13th at the Farmers Market, from 8 am to 1 pm.

  • Adventures de Taos summer lecture series continues this Saturday, July 13th, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, with Don Francisco Trujillo speaking on Fiestas de Taos: Historical Perspective. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

How Timbuktu’s Manuscripts Were Saved From Jihadists

This is an amazing story that any library lover will relish. You have to wonder how many Americans would risk their lives to save manuscripts. Meanwhile, this story is just crying out to be made into a movie, don't you think?

From the Washington Post, in a section they rightly called, "An Indiana Jones moment:"