December TOWNCRIER Article

Join the Book Club!

 

The library has started a BOOK CLUB!  The book of the month for December is

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA by GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ.   We will meet December 17th at 5:30 pm at the Laguna Public Library.  The book needs to be read prior to December 17th.  A few copies of the book are available at the library for check-out. The book club is a way to share thoughts and opinions of a variety of books with members of the community, recommend new titles, and enjoy the pleasure of reading.  For suggestions of BOOK CLUB titles stop by the library and let us know.  Thanks to those who participated in November.

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Pumpkin Carving Results

 

Thanks to everyone that participated in this years Halloween Pumpkin carving contest.

First place winners receive a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card. Others will receive a Catch The Reading Bug t-shirt.  Come by the library to pick up your prize.

 

Children’s Category:

            1st Place:          The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eating An Apple by Eric Carle

                                    Carved by: Trent Deutsawe and Kiana Smith

            2nd Place:         The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss

                                    Carved by: Trent Redden

            3rd Place:          Saints of the Pueblos by Charles M. Carrillo

                                    Carved by: Xavior Allison

Adult Category:

            1st Place:          Laguna Fire Department

                                    Carved by: Beverly Charles                           

 

The library has searchable online access at http://infoweb.newsbank.com

to three New Mexico Newspapers:

 

·         Albuquerque Journal – January 1, 1995 – Present

·         Las Cruces Sun-News – February 14, 2004 – Present

·         Roswell Daily Record – January 2, 2002 – Present

 

Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.  Access is provided through the New Mexico State Library. 

 

Don’t forget to log on to our website, to find upcoming events: www.lagunalibrary.wordpress.com . As always, thank you for your support and have a safe Halloween!

 

New Books

·        Fiction:        The Narrows by Michael Connelly

            The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

 

·        Easy Books: What Do You Say When A Monkey Acts This Way? 

            by Jane Belk Moncure

            A Dragon in a Wagon by Jane Belk Moncure

 

·        Non-Fiction: Tell Me What to Eat if I have Type II Diabetes

            by Elaine Magee, M.P.H., R.D.

 

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Laguna Book Club

The library will be starting a READING CLUB; the book for the month is National Book Award Winner, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.   The first meeting for the READING CLUB will be November  19th, 2008 from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm.  The book needs to be read prior to November 19th.  Nine copies of the book are available at the library for check-out. The reading club is a way to share thoughts and opinions of a variety of books with members of the community, recommend new titles, and enjoy the pleasure of reading.  For suggestions of READING CLUB titles stop by the library and let us know. 

National Gaming Day @ Your Library

 

Celebrate National Gaming Day @ Laguna Public Library

 

 

To participate in the event the Laguna Public Library will have a variety of

games available, including Pictureka!

 

When: Saturday, November 15, 2008

Where: Laguna Public Library

Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Who: All ages

 

Why National Gaming Day?

In the 21st century, libraries are about more than books. National Gaming Day focuses on the social and recreational role that video and board games offer to library users of all ages. Lots of kids play games at home – alone, with siblings or with friends.. At the library, kids socialize with their friends and play board and video games while surrounded by books, librarians and knowledge. Gaming at the library encourages patrons to interact with diverse peers, share their expertise with others (including adults) and develop new strategies for gaming and learning.

Libraries across the country are encouraged to participate in National Gaming Day by attempting to set a record for the largest number of people playing the same board game on the same day. In order to accomplish this goal Hasbro has donated a copy of Pictureka! to every public library in the U.S.

National Gaming Day @ your library is a national initiative supported by the American Library Association, and 2008 sponsors Hasbro, Top Trumps and Wizards of the Coast. For more information on National Gaming Day, please visit www.ala.org.

(From the American Library Association Website.  For the full article and to see what other libraries are doing visit www.ala.org)

 

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