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.
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
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
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?
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.
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.