We had an exciting and enjoyable Love Your Library Day thanks to Literacy Link – Leamos! The Grant County Beat was present and took some very nice photos of the event. See their article here! Throughout the day our library director Eileen offered demonstrations of our newest service–e-books and downloadable audiobooks. When you search for a book in our catalog, you may notice items labeled “internet” and “Overdrive” in the list of results. Click on an item for a link to the e-book or audiobook. You can also search for e-books and audiobooks to borrow at New Mexico Library To Go. Click on “Sign In” in the upper right-hand corner, choose “Silver City Public Library,” and log in using your library card number and phone number. You can read the books in your internet browser, or download them in a variety of formats. For example, you can download an e-book in Kindle format, or an audiobook as an MP3. For guidance and how-to videos, visit the Help section of New Mexico Library To Go. Feel free to contact us with questions, and enjoy!
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 1 is Love Your Library Day! Literacy Link – Leamos hosts this extravaganza for the library every year. Join us between 9am and about 12:30pm for door prizes, cookies and punch, free books, storytelling, Lego Mindstorms robot demonstrations, and more! Replacement library cards will also be free all day. We hope to see you there!
Join us for the first installment of the Pushing the Limits discussion series this Saturday, February 22, at 11:00am here at the library! The event is free and open to the public. Because there is limited space, please contact Lillian at 575-538-3672 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you’re coming. Saturday’s discussion will revolve around Clive Cussler’s Arctic Drift and themes of survival and science. We will also watch an author interview video and a human interest video supporting these themes.
Dr. Lynn Haugen, associate professor of biology at Western New Mexico University, will assist librarian Lillian in leading the discussion.
This event is the first installment in a four-part reading, viewing, and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits. The library is one of 75 rural public libraries nationwide hosting the series. This national program has been developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include Dartmouth College, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Oregon State University– with generous funding from the National Science Foundation.
The public library will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day. We will re-open as usual on Tuesday, February 18 at 9:00am. Thank you, and have a great day!
In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the Silver City Food Co-op has set up a display in the Silver City Public Library highlighting their work and the new materials they have donated to the library’s collection. The display will be up through February. The co-op has donated about one dozen books to the library focusing on topics of nutrition, food production, water, environment, and healthy living. Many of the new books are especially for children. Library visitors are also encouraged to keep their eyes open for magazine subscriptions sponsored by the co-op, coming soon.
The Silver City Food Co-op began in 1974 when a small group of pioneering locals (many of whom still inhabit the area) joined together as a members-only buying club to purchase affordable whole foods. Whole wheat flour, a variety of grains, and tubs of honey were among the first foods delivered in bulk quantities by a mix of trucking collectives out of Tucson. In 1976, the first paid coordinator was hired at $2.36 per hour for 16 hours a week. In 1985, the co-op moved from 108 E. Broadway to the current location at 520 N. Bullard. In 2000, the co-op incorporated as a cooperative association. From 1976 through 2012, the co-op was managed by a series of dedicated managers including Jim Goodkind, Ed Anthes, Pamela Patrick, Kathleen Wigley, and Doug Zilm. Joe Zwiebach took over as general manager in January 2013 and is now leading the co-op into the future. More details about the history of the co-op can be found on their blog: http://www.silvercityfoodcoop.com/thank-you-for-40-years-of-your-support/
For more information about the co-op, contact them at 388-2343.
For more details about the library, resources, and displays, contact Lillian at 538-3672.
The Silver City Public Library will host an interactive discussion on Saturday, February 22, at 11:00am, on Clive Cussler’s Arctic Drift and themes of survival and science. Participants will watch an author interview video and a human interest video, and participate in an engaging discussion. Dr. Lynn Haugen, associate professor of biology at Western New Mexico University, will assist a Silver City Public Library librarian in leading the discussion. Dr. Haugen received her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Oklahoma and specializes in behavioral ecology. Her research focuses on parental care and mating systems of neotropical frogs.
All programs will be held at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City. The events are free, but due to limited space the library asks anyone who is interested to register. Please contact Lillian Galloway at 575-538-3672 or email@example.com to sign up.
This event is the first installment in a four-part reading, viewing, and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits. The library is one of 75 rural public libraries nationwide receiving National Science Foundation grants to host the series. Pushing the Limits brings together popular books and feature film quality videos featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring the natural world.
This national program has been developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include Dartmouth College, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Oregon State University– with generous funding from the National Science Foundation.