Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friends of the Taos Public Library Annual Membership Drive

Support your local library! Join us for coffee and half off specially priced books!
Saturday, October 12, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the community room.
With looming budget cuts, Taos Public library needs your support more than ever.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Taos Public Library Presents an "Ask Immigration" Forum

Please join us on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM to learn more about Citizenship and Immigration. The FREE Ask Immigration Forum will be held at the Taos Public Library, Library Community Room.  For more information please call the Taos Public Library at 758-3063. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Children's Library Halloween Party

Book giveaway at the children's library on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
First 80 children will receive a treat bag!

Free face painting with Tatyana De Pavloff 2:00-4:00 pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the library and Taos Milagro Rotary

Friday, September 20, 2013

Know Your Library #3

Your guide to books in the Taos Public Library………

     Besides computer access, periodicals, reference materials, interlibrary loan and a place just to be quiet and read for awhile, your library offers 63,000 books. You’re not going to run out anytime soon.
No matter what you need or like, you can find it here. Using the Dewey Decimal system, the universal numbering system for libraries,
We review one non-fiction book from each category, and one novel.
We urge you, too, to browse—you’ll always find something provocative—and certainly something you didn’t know was here.
     The 200s are books on religion, and our library has over 250 titles, including many on Islam, a subject many of us are either ignorant of or about which we’re misled. Also, of course, books on all the other religions of the world.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bestselling Author Cheryl Strayed's Half-Sister Found - Thanks To A Library Book!

In case you missed it, Cheryl Strayed, the bestselling author of the memoir, "Wild," was recently contacted by her long-lost half-sister. The sister recognized that they shared a father from Strayed's description of him, even though he was not named in Strayed's book. That's pretty cool as it is. But did you know that this serendipity was thanks to a public library?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Know Your Library #2

A newsletter about the books of the TAOS PUBLIC LIBRARY

     Our library has, in addition to reference materials, periodicals, computer access, DVDs, VHS, CDs about 63,000 books. Using the Dewey Decimal System of classification  we’re giving you just a taste. (The Dewey Decimal System, incidentally, was not invented by philosopher John Dewey, but by librarian Melvil Dewey in 1876.) Each month, we’ll review a non-fiction book and a novel. For September, we’re up to the 100s—the big artillery, since this classification includes philosophy and psychology—names such as Plato and Aristotle, Freud and Jung, among others. If you want to stretch those brain cells, turn right upon entering the library and march to the last row.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lecture This Saturday: New Mexico's Livestock Heritage

Bill Dunmire, author of six books on New Mexico, will speak and show slides from his latest book: New Mexico's Spanish Livestock Heritage: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People.

Saturday, September 7th, 1:30 pm, in the Taos Public Library community room.