Towncrier Article April 2010

Library Snap Shot Day – April 14th – All Ages!

Where: Laguna Public Library

When: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Time: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Submit a testimonial or comment about the importance of having the library in the community and be entered to win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card, a pair of 2010 Isotopes tickets, or a Laguna Public Library Book Bag. We will have cameras available throughout the library, help us take pictures! Sign up for a FREE library card! Check out our selection of new books! Read a magazine! Use our new databases! Use the computer! Wii Gaming Day @ the library from 4 pm – 6 pm! FREE cookies while supplies last! ____________________

Laguna Book Club Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie – ©1995

One day legendary bluesman Robert Johnson appears on the Spokane Indian Reservation, in flight from the devil and presumed long dead. When he passes his enchanted instrument to Thomas-Builds-the-Fire- storyteller, misfit, and musician-A magical odyssey begins that will take them from reservation bars to small-town taverns, from cement trails of Seattle to the concrete canyons of Manhattan. This is a fresh, luxuriantly comic tale of power, tragedy, and redemption among contemporary Native Americans. Copies of the book are available at the library for check-out. The book club is a way to share thoughts and opinions of books with members of the community and enjoy the happiness of reading.

Book Club Meeting:

Where: Laguna Public Library

When: Monday, April 26th, 2010

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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*NEW* A to Z Online Databases

• A to Z Maps Database – USA and World Maps of the world – Printable, color, black & white.

• A to Z World Culture – Information on society, culture, religion, business, currency, etc. for 175 Countries.

• A to Z The USA – Information on society, culture, religion, business, currency, etc. for all 50 states.

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2010 Summer Reading Program

• 3rd Annual SRP Fun Run and Walk – Saturday, June 6th

• Summer Reading Program: June 7th – 25th and July 6th – 23rd o Children’s Program “Make A Splash READ” o Teen Program “Make Waves @ Your Library” o Adult Program “Water Your Mind @ Your Library” Activities will be from 2 pm – 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Wii Gaming Day on Wednesdays; and Movie Day on Fridays.

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Poeh Museum Exhibit benefiting NM Tribal Libraries

The Tribal Libraries Fundraising Committee of New Mexico is hosting an art exhibit at the Poeh Museum in Pojoaque, NM. The exhibit will run from April 16-July 17, 2010, with an Opening Reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 16. Stop in to support tribal libraries and see the beautiful art work from Native American artists.

 For more information or if you are interested in donating artwork for future events, contact Janice Kowemy, Laguna Public Library, (505) 552-6280, jkowemy@lagunatribe.org.

July 2009 Towncrier Article

Summer Reading Program Activities

 Theme:  Be Creative @ Your Library

Children and Teens – July 6th – 24th, 2009

Adult Summer Reading Program, June 1st – July 31st, 2009

 July Activities

 Week 1: Theater and Art

July 6th – (11:00 am) Pre-School Story time

July 7th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) The Three Little Fishes and the Big Bad Wolf

July 8th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Gaming Day – Play Guitar Hero and Wii Sports

July 9th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Chalk Art and Paper Quilt

July 10th – (2:00 pm) Movie Day (The Tale of Despereaux)

Week 2: Dance and Music

July 13th –  (11:00 am) Pre-School Story time

July 14th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) – Make a Wind Chime

July 15th – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Gaming Day – Play Dance, Dance Revolution

July 16th – (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Dance Workshop – Tahitian Dance and Culture **All ages

July 17th – (2:00 pm) Movie Day (Lilo and Stitch)

Week 3: Art

July 20th – (11:00 am) Pre-School Story time

July 21st – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) – Create Aboriginal Art from Australia

July 22nd – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) Gaming Day – Play Guitar Hero and DDR

July 23rd – (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) – Art Styles of Famous Artists

July 24th – (2:00 pm) Movie Day (Madagascar 2)

 End of the Summer Reading Program Celebration – July 31st (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

 Enter the EDIBLE BOOK CONTEST!!  Be creative and submit an entry!  For ideas from all over the country, look online KEYWORD: Edible Book Contest.   Sign up at the Laguna Public Library.

Rules:

  • Limit one entry per person or group.
  • Entry must be book related.
  • Entry can be made out of anything as long as it is edible.
  • Entry must be family friendly.
  • Entries are due by 12:00 pm, Friday, July 31st, 2009 at the Laguna Public Library
  • No Registration fee!
  • Prizes will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

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2nd Annual Fun Run

The 2nd Annual Summer Reading Program Fun Run/Walk was held Saturday, June 6th at the Laguna Public Library.  The turnout was great this year, 35 adults and children, participated.

Door prizes were given out along with books donated from the Association of Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the University of New Mexico Press.

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped kick off the Summer Reading Program! The 3rd Annual Summer Reading Program Fun/Run Walk will be on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at the Laguna Public Library. See you then!

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 GREAT NEWS!! We now have our T-1 Line installed for Hi-Speed Internet!!  Regardless of the weather, we will always have an Internet connection.

June 2009 Towncrier Article

Laguna Public Library
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Phone: (505) 552-6280 Fax: (505) 552-9388
http://www.lagunalibrary.wordpress.com

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Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program and Activities
Theme: Be Creative @ Your Library
Children and Teens – June 8th – 26th and July 6th – 24th, 2009
Adult Summer Reading Program, June 1st – July 31st, 2009

The library is looking for volunteers (teens and adults) to help us plan and participate in the summer reading program. If you are interested please come by the library for more information.
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New Books
Pre-K and Young Adults

Just For You! by Christine Leeson
Pony Show by Samantha Brooks
The Dinosaur Dig by Veronica Wasserman
Forensic Artists: Solving the case with a face by Sue Hamilton
Bonechiller by Graham McNamee
Keep Your Cool: What you should know about stress by Sandy Donovan

Adult Non-Fiction

Child Abuse by Jean Leverich
Democracy by Uma Kukathas
Plessy v. Ferguson: Separate but Equal by Joan Axelrod-Contrada
None for the Road: DWI Awareness Course (DVD & VHS)
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Book Fair!! Buy 1, Get one FREE!!

Wednesday, May 27th – Friday, May 29th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 30th 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, June 1st – Friday, June 5th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 6th 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

GREAT NEWS!! We now have our T-1 Line installed for Hi-Speed Internet!! Regardless of the weather, we will always have an Internet connection.

Book Fair Success!

We wrapped up our 1st Annual Community Book Fair on Monday, April 13th, 2009. As first-timers we did great! Thanks to everyone who came to the library! We plan to make this an annual event in the spring.

Book Fair

Book Fair

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April 2009 Towncrier Article

LIGHTS! CAMERA! BOOK FAIR!

The library invites you to their 1st Annual Community BOOK FAIR!

Location: Laguna Public Library, 29 Rodeo Drive, Laguna, NM 87026
Dates/Times: Wednesday, April 8th to Friday, April 10th (9 am – 6pm)
Saturday, April 11th (9am – 2pm)
Monday, April 13th (9 am – 6pm).

Join us for Read to Your Child Day, April 8th; Join us for Grandparents’ Day on Friday, April 10th (Grandparents bring your grandchildren to the book fair); come celebrate with us on April 11th for 35 years of service to Laguna Pueblo and surrounding communities, and Pastries for Parents Day, April 13th. Get Caught Reading (Have your picture taken and put on a READ poster).
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Laguna Book Club – April Title

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett – ©1930

Book Club Title April 2009

Book Club Title April 2009

A treasure worth killing for, Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter names Joel Cairo, a fat man named Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett’s coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted generations of readers.

We will meet on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the Laguna Public Library from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 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 and enjoy the happiness of reading.
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Want to learn Basic Computing Skills?

The library will host a workshop on Using the Internet (Create an e-mail account, send/receive email, search the internet, research, etc).

Location: Laguna Public Library, 29 Rodeo Drive, Laguna, NM 87026
Date: Thursday, April 16th at 5:00 pm and Monday, April 27th at 10:00 am.
There is limited computer availability, register by April 15th; phone 552-6280.

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Upcoming Programs

2009 Summer Reading Program Theme

2009 Summer Reading Program Theme

Summer Reading Program and Activities
Theme: Be Creative @ Your Library
Children and Teens – June 8th – 26th and July 6th – 24th, 2009
Adult Summer Reading Program, June 1st – July 31st, 2009

The library is looking for volunteers (teens and adults) to help us plan and participate in the summer reading program. If you are interested please come by the library for more information.

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New Books

Young Adult and Pre-K

An Island Grows by Lola M. Schaefer
Dragon Pizzeria by Mary Morgan
The Last Days by Scott Westfeld
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Bonechiller by Graham McNamee
Modern American Indian Leaders by Ruth Hull Chatlien

Adult, Large Print, and Reference

Vengeance by A.J. Scudiere
The Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler (LP)
Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods (LP)
Night and Day by Robert B. Parker (LP)
The Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krantz (LP)
Barron’s Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges
GRE 2009: Graduate Record Examination by Sharon Weiner Green
None for the Road: DWI Awareness Course (DVD & VHS)

Adult Summer Reading Program

The library will host its 1st Adult Summer Reading program for participants 18 and up.  The program will start July 1st and end August 9th. 

How the program works: 

  • Register and sign up for a library card
  • Read 3 books or listen to 3 audio books. (Books at the appropriate reading level)
  • Record the 3 books, and return reading log to be entered into a drawing

Prizes include a Barnes and Noble Gift Card, a Laguna Public Library Book Bag, and a signed copy of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian  By Sherman Alexie.

Reading logs need to be turned in by August 9th.

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

Laguna Public Library Fun Run and Walk

 

 

 

1st Annual Laguna Library Fun Run/Walk a Success – By. E. Poncho

 

On Saturday, June 7th the Laguna Public Library held their first Fun Run & Walk to kick-off the Summer Reading program. Every year the library hosts a summer reading program to encourage children to read and to inform the community of services that are available at the library. Registration was scheduled for 8am to 9am and the start time at 9 o’clock. At 8:40 am with no participants present, we began to wonder if anyone would show up at all…perhaps we scheduled the run too early or didn’t advertise enough. But eventually people were coming in and we had enough participants to get started. Overall there were 6 runners and 16 walkers. Results for the 5k fun run were: Melissa Saavedra with a time of 24:31; Lucianne Riley 28:33; Alvin Hershey, Jr. 31:55; Jocelyn Riley 37:51; Trent Fernando 39:22, and Angel Day 41:14. Participants for the 1.5 mile walk were Christine Sarracino, Peggy Waconda, Kori Solomon and Daniel Marmon & family, Cecilia Lucero, Shayai Lucero, Kaweshchima Fry, Kayla Kowemy, Gloria Kowemy, Antonette M. Silva-Jose, Vicki Sarracino, Sue Lorenzo, Richard Saavedra, Leon Duran, Tina Sarracino, and Royann Kayate-Fernando. Good job to everyone who crossed that finish line with a smile. We appreciate your participation. Thank-you to Tim Johnson, from the Sports & Wellness department, who was kind enough to help us organize our event and much appreciation, goes out to the Laguna Police department and also Bobby Arguelles and Darlo Vanderwilt II of the Laguna Fire/Rescue department for ensuring our safety.

 

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