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!

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. 

Summer Reading Program

The June summer reading program activities were a success!  Twenty-five participants signed up for the reading contest and participated in activities.  Activities included making bug jars, bee hats, watching The Bee Movie, a scavenger hunt, and planting flowers for butterflies.  Thanks to all who participated and to the parents and guardians for bring them to the library.  There is still time to sign up for the reading contest; it runs until July 18th and all reading logs need to be turned in by then.


The summer reading program activities for July will be Monday, July 14th to Friday, July18th.  This year’s theme for youth 5 – 12 years of age is Catch the Reading Bug and for teens 13 – 17 years of age, the theme is METAMORPHOSIS@Your Library.  Activities start at 1:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm.  Activities include arts and crafts, storytelling, and books to movies.  The summer reading program is designed to encourage our youth to visit the library, read for pleasure, and maintain their reading skills over the summer.




The library has new hours

Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Saturday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


For more information about the reading programs please call the library at (505) 552-6280.




Young Adult (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

  •  Peeps By Scott Westerfeld
  • Code Talker By Joseph Bruchac
  • Looking for Alaska By John Green
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender Series
  • Graphic Horror Series
  • Spider-Man Graphic Novel Series


Adults (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

  • How to Survive you Freshman Year
  • Starting and Running A Catering Business By Joyce Weinberg
  • Touring New Mexico Hot Springs By Matt C. Bischoff
  • 16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet By Karen Hanson Chalmers, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
  • Athletic Fitness For Kids By Scott Lancaster
  • Grill It By Chris Schlesinger
  • Overcoming High Blood Pressure By Dr. Sarah Brewer
  • Overcoming Diabetes By Dr. Sarah Brewer
  • Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines By Dempsey
  • Brake System By James Walker, Jr.
  •  Engine Management By Greg Banish
  • Performance Welding By Richard Finch






2008 Summer Reading Program

The Laguna Public Library will host the 2008 Summer Reading Program from June 16th to 20th and July 14th to 18th. Two weeks of summer reading and activities! 


CATCH THE READING BUG is this years theme and activities will revolve around BUGS! Children 5 to 12 years of age are invited to attend and read for prizes.


METAMORPHOSIS@ Your Library is the theme for the TEEN summer reading program.  Teens 13 to 17 years of age are invited to come to the library and read for prizes.


Some activities include storytelling and arts and crafts.  More activities will be posted soon!


For more information please call the library at (505) 552-6280.

New Library Hours

With spring on our front porch its time for new beginnings and new hours at the library! Starting May 5th, 2008 the library will begin new hours:


Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm


Come and sign up for a FREE library card. Take advantage of the many services offered at the library: computers, internet access, hundreds of books searchable by electronic catalog, fax machine, printing, scanning, games, and inter-library loan. 


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