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V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016

Seasons Change

Early Voting Edition

By Rini Grammer [ Wed Nov 2 2016 1:17 PM ]

So you've probably heard of this crazy thing called early voting... ever tried it? I have. It's totally the best. You get hit with a rush of patriotic power, like, as soon as you walk in because you get to vote almost as soon as you walk in.

Seriously, though, I highly recommend it. The longest I've ever had to wait for early voting was maybe three minutes. Compared to what I saw for the primary election earlier this year—crazy long lines and wait times—and, personally, I expect there will more people this time around.

Early voting is easy. You can literally google, “early voting near me” and polling stations near you will come up on your screen. Go here and they'll even tell you what the wait time currently is! If you're concerned about time, your employer legally has to give you time off to vote.

Voting is important, particularly this election cycle. Please vote. And the sooner, the better. Good luck fam. Early voting ends Nov. 5.

V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016
Pixabay

Event Horizon

It’s Electric

Thursday, Jul 14: Explora: Circuit City

By Monica Schmitt [ Wed Jul 13 2016 12:59 PM ]
Discover the relationships among voltage, current and resistance in a DC circuit. Registration is required for this event.
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V.25 No.27 | 7/7/2016
Albuquerque Main Library

Culture Shock

Oh, the Places You Will Go

The Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library's departure from the everyday

By Maggie Grimason
The Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library's departure from the everyday.
V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016

Literature

Jemez Springs Library to Sell Signed Books, Rare Works by Tony Hillerman

Press Release [ Thu Feb 25 2016 11:38 AM ]

JEMEZ SPRINGS, NM—The Jemez Springs Public Library in Jemez Springs, New Mexico will give fans of the late author Tony Hillerman a rare opportunity to purchase everything from unedited manuscripts to signed books and first editions at a special book sale on Saturday, Feb. 27, which coincides with the village's Cabin Fever Festival.

At least 30 published and unpublished works written between 1970 and 1990 will be sold at the sale–all of which were donated from Hillerman's daughter, author Anne Hillerman.

Hillerman had a deep affinity for Jemez Springs and its inspiring beauty, and would frequently participate in the library's annual Speakers Series for several years which featured notable authors, alongside fellow New Mexico authors Rudolfo Anaya and N. Scott Momaday. Incidentally, Anaya's fictitious book, Jemez Spring (correct spelling) was set in the village.

"It is a great honor for the library and community of Jemez Springs to receive a collection like this," said Suzanne Swetnam, president of the Friends of the Jemez Springs Public Library. "We are very thankful to Anne Hillerman for remembering Jemez Springs Library in such a special way. We know that the village must have been near and dear to Mr. Hillerman's heart and we are grateful that we'll be able to share his memory with those who have been touched by his words."

Some book titles in the collection include: Hunting Badger (first edition), Sacred Clowns (first edition), Skin Walkers (first edition), Talking God (first edition), Dark Wind (first edition), The Fallen Man (uncorrected proof), Ghostway (first edition), Ghostly (third edition), The Sinister Pig (uncorrected proof and first edition), among others.

The books, many of which are signed, have been appraised. Prices will range from $75 to $150 each, which will go directly to the Friends for the library’s numerous reading programs including summer programs which include movie nights, educational programs, children’s programs and the Jemez Historical Project run by Judith Isaacs and more. Each book will contain an insert featuring a certificate of authenticity.

The library will feature a permanent exhibition of some of Hillerman's work in the upcoming months.

The book sale has been scheduled as part of the Cabin Fever Festival on Feb. 27 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. in Jemez Springs. The Cabin Fever Festival will be held at Fitzgerald Park in the village, and features a Chile Cook Off, professional chainsaw carvers from the Sandia Bear Company who will auction their work, a crosscut log cutting contest, arts and crafts sale and much more. There is no entry fee.

The Jemez Springs Public Library is located at 30 Jemez Springs Plaza at the Village Plaza near the gazebo.

Tony Hillerman, who passed away at the age of 83 in 2008, was a former reporter whose evocative mystery novels were often set in the Southwest and usually infused the Native American culture into his stories. His 1973 book, Dance Hall of the Dead won him an Edgar Allan Poe Award, and an Agatha Award for memoirs published in 2001. Other popular Hillerman books include The Blessing Way, Listening Woman and many others.

V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015

Council Watch

Somos 1 ABQ

By Carolyn Carlson
This week: Immigration, the Open Space Trust Fund, and other issues.
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V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
Chicharra

Music to Your Ears

*cicadas chirp*

From insect-core to polyrhythmics to prog-rock, Music to Your Ears has deets on the coolest shows of the week. Now with A/V!
V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
The seed catalog at the Jabo Tabo Public Library.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

News Feature

The Library Goes to Seed

Check out more than books at ABC Library branches

By Holly von Winckel
ABC Libraries have added seeds to their collections, so dig out your library card and get ready to garden.
V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014
I choo-choo-choose cake.

awwwww

Pan Handlers

Library services expand into cake-pan lending

By Alison Oatman [ Fri Apr 11 2014 3:46 PM ]
Stop by your local library for some books, audiobooks, DVDs and … cake pans?
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
The West Wing of UNM's Zimmerman Library
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Do It In Public

Study like a Burqueño

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Samantha Anne Carrillo shares anecdotal research on and analysis of environmental ambience and a short list of Downtown, Nob Hill and University sugar and caffeine purveyors.
V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Film Documentary Goes Big

The Historic KiMo Theatre screens the unprecedented 15-part documentary series “The Story of Film: An Odyssey.” The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library cracks the spine on another Books to Big Screen film series with Wise Blood.
V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
“Dark Omegas” by Cynthia Cook

Culture Shock

Fill Up Your Dance Card

By Summer Olsson

Do It

Mr. Stinky Feet and other free events at Albuquerque Public Libraries, Fourth of July burlesque, and opportunities for artists.
V.20 No.10 |

arts

Telltale: Women's Sequential Art and Illustration Show

Show at the Main Library

By John Bear [ Tue Mar 15 2011 12:34 PM ]

Curator and illustrator Shirl Sazynski says narrative painting, storytelling, cartooning, character design and comic art produced by female artists is often vastly different in style, subject matter and theme from their male contemporaries.

Come by the Main Library (501 Copper NW) to decide for yourself. Telltale features works by Sazynski and True Blood comics writer Mariah McCourt, among others. The show runs through March 31.

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V.19 No.34 | 8/26/2010

Book News

The E-Library

No need to shhh! when you’re downloading from home

By Khyber Oser

The news sent shock waves through the publishing industry: In the second fiscal quarter, amazon.com—the world’s largest online book retailer—had sold more electronic books than hardbacks for the very first time.

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V.19 No.16 | 4/22/2010
Washington was also notorius for ruining books by reading in the bathtub ...and the Delaware.

Celebrity B.S.

George Washington Was a Scofflaw

By Courtney Blandford, fearless intern [ Wed Apr 21 2010 3:34 PM ]

According to a ledger from New York City’s oldest library, George Washington owes 220 years worth of late fees for two books he checked out during his presidency. The books were due on November 2, 1789, but were never returned, which merits a late fee of about $300,000 at today’s prices, adjusted for inflation. Though the library is not seeking payment of the fines, it would very much like the two books back. One was the “Law of Nations,” a book on international law, and the other was a volume of debates from Britain’s House of Commons.

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