Monday, June 29, 2015

Designation of Cesar Chavez Days


                    KNOW YOUR LIBRARY

Written by Joanne Forman for Taos Public Library……….….July 2015



   Spearheaded by Taos Town Councilor Judi Cantu, and chaired by prominent Taoseno Arsenio Cordova, August 1 and 2 have been designated CESAR CHAVEZ DAYS.

        Why should we care?

     Elves do not plant, grow and pick the crops.

     While our fruits and vegetables nowadays come from all over the world, much of our produce still comes from California, and the San Joaquin Valley of that state was the beginning of an epic struggle among farmworkers for justice, equity, a living wage and to be treated like human beings.

     Some Taosenos wonder why we should care. Do you eat? Care.

     And some have never heard of the man who is certainly to be ranked among great Americans; along with others, the creator of the only lasting farmworkers labor union in American history.

      Read up! As usual, your Taos Public Library has books ready to help you with this history.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What's on your MUST READ list for the Summer? Here's Ours

Whether you're on a beach, mountain top, or bike;  in a car, tent, hotel room, or home sweet home, summer is the perfect time to unwind by spending time with an old favorite author or a new up and coming one.
If you like to carry home a stack of books, stop by Taos Public Library for all your romance, mystery, New York Times bestsellers, gardening, grilling needs. Don't forget to log on to New Mexico Library to Go for all the latest e-books and e-audios.
Looking for a book we don't have? Stop by the circulation desk to request it, either through interlibrary loan if it's older, or fill out a purchase request card for new titles.

Here are some great summer reads, you won't be able to put down!

Let the great world spin by Colum McCann

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

The marriage of opposites by Alice Hoffman

Memory Man by David Baldacci

The cuckoo's calling by Robert Galbraith

Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline

The art of racing in the rain by Garth Stein

Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Book of life by Deborah Harness

Stone mattress by Margaret Atwood

All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

After I'm gone by Laura Lippman

This is just a drop in the proverbial bucket, covering fiction, and impartial to my personal taste.

If you're inspired to do so, let me know what you're summer pics are!

Unmask Your Creativity With Duct Tape!


   Teen Summer Reading Program

Unmask! Your creativity

Duct tape craft

Wednesday June 17th

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Located in the

Library Community Room

Duct tape is provided.