November 2009 Towncrier Article

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Library!

The library will have a display of materials for all ages by Native American Authors; Cynthia Leitich Smith, Joe S. Sando, Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, Joy Harjo, Tim Tingle, Simon Ortiz, Emmett Garcia, and many more! The display will also include history and contemporary issues facing Native American tribes. “We Shall Remain” PBS Series is available at the library for viewing.

Laguna Pueblo Materials and Books are available as references for the community; photos, language book, and the Winter Tales book! Some photos do not have descriptions so please stop by the library to help us identify the place or person(s) in the photo. These are reprints from various research libraries/archives that Liz Wacondo obtained on her research travels.

New Large Print Books!

The library has recently expanded many of the collections at the library for checkout!
• Large Print Books in Mystery, Romance, and Western
• VHS Videos
• Children’s Board Books

Laguna Tribal Employees

We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to join us in READING to the Laguna Head Start classes in November, (3rd/4th), (10th/12th), (17th/18th), and (24th/25th) Starting at 10 AM. If you are interested and for more information please call Janice at (505) 552-6280 or email:


Veterans Day Exhibit

The library is creating an exhibit for the month of November for Veterans Day. We are looking for pictures and/or stories to display at the library. If you are interested in letting the library borrow pictures, please bring them to the library or call Lynnelle Aragon, (505) 552-6280.



The 2nd Annual Tribal Libraries Fundraiser Silent/Live Auction and Dinner held October 10, 2009 had a good turnout! Thank you to everyone who attended; all the artists who donated; the entertainers; and the staff at Route 66 for making this a success!


Our next fundraising event will be a Tribal Libraries Fundraising Exhibit at the Poeh Museum in Pojoaque, a few miles north of Santa Fe. The exhibit will run from April 2nd – July 3rd, 2010, with an elegant Opening Reception from 6-8 pm on Friday, April 2nd. This is an opportunity for artists to display in a well-attended beautiful space as well as support New Mexico Tribal Libraries. The New Mexico Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation is the fiscal agent, making all donated art works eligible for tax deductions for participating artists. For exhibition infoamtion or to make donations, contact: Jill Conner, Pueblo of Pojoaque Public Library, (505) 455-7511, or Janice Kowemy, Laguna Public Library, (505) 552-6280,

On behalf of New Mexico Tribal Libraries, thank you for your support!

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