Hippity hoppin’ Peter Cottontail is on his way to Taos
Public Library and invites you to join us on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 for a
Peter Cottontail story reading and crafts. The Peter Cottontail story
book reading and crafts are scheduled from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM at the Taos
Public Library Community Room. The book reading of Peter Cottontail will
be told bilingually (Spanish and English) by Dr. Lucille Gallegos-Jaramillo
The Easter Bunny “Peter Cottontail” will be available for
visits and pictures. Bring your own camera. This event is FREE for
children of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an
adult. All materials for the crafts will be provided, just bring
your imagination. For more information call Judy at 737-2598 or via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Chilton Anderson, long time Friend of the Taos Public Library, has passed away. Our heartfelt wishes go out to Judy and all the Anderson family. The Andersons were instrumental in founding the “Friends” and their efforts and support helped build the present Taos Public Library. From all of the Friends of the Taos Public Library, thank you, Chilton." -posted on the Friends of the Taos Public Library Facebook page. The Taos Public Library staff would also like to express their condolences to Judy and the Anderson family. We are deeply grateful for all that Judy and Chilton have done for the Taos Public Library.
of Women is yet another novel about World War II.It is at once a thriller, a mystery, a
romance and expose of those dark days in 1943 Berlin when most of the men were
off fighting and the women were left home working war-effort jobs, raising
babies for the glorification of the Reich, hiding in air raid shelters almost
every night when the allies bombed and clandestinely working the black market
or smuggling Jews and dissidents out of the country.
beautifully written, compelling, passionate story, where no one is quite what
they seem and it is almost impossible (in a world of Nazi spies and snitches),
to find anyone you can trust.
New FIC G413c
Enon is the name
of the small town where Charlie Crosby grew up, worked, married, and where he
raised his daughter. Enon is about
Charlie’s descent into self-destruction and hallucinogenic landscape, where
reality and illusion are blurred. Charlie’s life changed forever when the worst
tragedy a parent can imagine, happened to him and his wife.
No wanting to reveal too much of what Charlie goes through,
suffice it to say, how Charlie responds to his life situation, is hard to take
in, because of the depth of emotion, loss, family ties, and grief.
I was drawn in by Harding’sprose and deeply intimate portrayal of Charlie.
Enon is a
continuation of the Crosby family written about in Harding’s debut and Pulitzer
prize winning novel, Tinkers.
New FIC H263e
Cheryl’s Pick of the Month
Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
by Michael Cunningham
& Craig Marberry
One white lady told me I could wear a paper bag
on my head and look all right.I came
home and rolled a paper bag up and put it on my head. I looked at myself and
said, “Humph, she just telling a tale.”
You haven’t seen beautiful until you see a black woman all
dressed to the nines ready to go to church. Her crowning glory is her hat!This book is an exquisite collection of black
women in their finest hats. Each photo is accompanied by a 2-page essay where
each woman tells about her hats, friends, family, and of course her church.What’s interesting is when you look and these
beautiful women in their hats, is what the hat tell you about the woman.
Some of my favorites:Carmen Bonham, page 13; Charlene Graves, page 42; Denise Hartsfield,
page 61; Jacquelyn Jenkins, page 69, Charlotte Swann, page 141.
Horseman, Pass By
may be the Larry McMurtry book you haven’t read yet. The good things about it
are that it:
·is not a traditional Western about cowboys,
trail drives, and gunfights;
·is short; and
·is a very good human story.
Yes, the story involves the West but the story is told
from the point of view of the teenager Lonnie who is torn between the
traditional life and character of his grandfather and the wild living of his
irascible uncle, Hud.
In the beginning of McMurtry’s career he swore that he
would not write stories about the romanticized, unrealistic and stereotypical
perception of the historical frontier. Lonesome
Dove changed that but that’s another story.Horseman, Pass By is his first
book (1961) and it describes a West that is changing from the dusty, hard life
of the past to a more modern and urbanized reality less secluded on the ranch
and engaged in more pervasive cultural and societal change.
We continue our gentle meander through our library, sampling from the
Dewey Decimal System, under which all our 63,000 books are classified. We’re up
to the 600s—Technology, Applied Science, we are sternly told. Fortunately, for
technophobes like this writer, this includes books on cooking—a subject in
which we’re all interested. As usual, our library is copiously equipped,
whether you need cookbooks for diabetics, Kosher cookbooks or just something
Among the latter, to name just one, is THE FOOD CHRONOLOGY by James
Trager (641.09 Tra) “A Food Lover’s Compendium of Events and Anecdotes from
Prehistory to the present.” The reader will be agog to learn—for instance—that
foods mentioned in the Sumerian legend of Gilgamesh include caper buds, wild
cucumbers, figs, grapes, honey, meat seasoned with herbs, and a pancake of
barley flour mixed with sesame flour and onions. Equally entrancing is the news
that carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, par-
snips and turnips were introduced into
England by Flemish weavers fleeing Spanish persecution—or that potatoes and
tomatoes were among the gifts of the so-called New World to the Old—not to
Very useful for today’s busy person is BEST EVER RECIPES FOR YOUR SLOW
COOKER by Catherine Atkinson (641.58Bes) Many of us call it a crockpot;
whatever the name it is a godsend: throw the stuff in, turn it on low and
either go to sleep or work; eight or so hours later, it’s ready!
There are recipes not only for main dishes, but also desserts,
sauces, even cakes and preserves.
Profusely illustrated, of course.
This is just a sampling of what you’ll find in the 600s of your Taos
Public Library. Check it out!