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Activities for Adults and Youth Next Week

There will be a technology workshop covering internet basics next Wednesday, February 10, 1:00-3:00pm here at the Silver City Public Library. WNMU Adult Education Services will teach how to safely search the internet and how to use it as a resource. Job-seekers, entrepreneurs, and those seeking to boost their work skills are especially encouraged to attend. No registration necessary. There are 14 laptops available for participants to use. To learn more about upcoming technology learning opportunities, visit the Technology Training page.

two-motor spinning gear-like systemThe next WildWorks hangout for youth ages 10+ will be Thursday, February 11, 4:00-6:00pm. WildWorks is a space to hang out, experiment, build, and create. It includes robots, 3D drawing (SketchUp), electrical experiments (like MakeyMakey and LittleBits), games, crafting, GIMP photo editing, kinetic art (stick bombs), StarLogo game programming and more! Come by the library anytime between 4 and 6pm to participate; no registration necessary.

Maria y Yahví Concert

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The Public Library is very excited to bring Maria y Yahví to Silver City on Friday, February 5th at 6 pm for a free evening concert. Maria y Yahví joyfully share music from various Mexican music traditions including music from the U.S./Mexico border, Son Jarocho (Veracruz), and Son Calentano (Michoacan/Guerrero). They are both multi-instrumentalists and vocalists and taught at the world-renowned Old Town School of Folk Music before moving to Las Cruces. They recently opened a new school called Carambola Community Music in El Paso where they get to share their love of music by teaching to both children and adults. These players have deep roots and connections to the music and instruments they will be sharing with you. They have traveled to Mexico for the past ten years studying with master musicians. Their instrumentation includes fiddle, guitar, jarana, voice, percussion and marimbol. To learn more about Maria y Yahví, visit their website at http://mariayahvi.com/

The spring 2016 library concert series is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library, the New Mexico Humanities Council, and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

The Silver City Public Library is located at 515 W. College Avenue, on the corner of College and Cooper Street in Silver City. Doors open 30 minutes before performance time. Space is limited and will be a on a first come, first seated basis. For more information call: 575-538-3672.

Expanding Your Horizons 2016

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The 24th Annual Expanding Your Horizons conference for young women will be held at Western New Mexico University on Saturday, February 27! Young women in grades 5-8 are invited to participate in an exciting day of hands-on activities led by women mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Activities will include “Junior Vet for Your Pet,” extracting DNA from strawberries, exploring the chemistry of medicines and cosmetics, learning how a microwave works, using free ALICE 3D software for creating animations and games…and more!

Admission is free, but space is limited. Registration forms are available near the library front desk, or download it here: 2016 EYH Brochure. Contact Mikki Jemin at 575-654-5816 or maryjemin@yahoo.com to submit the paperwork and register.
Please register by January 30!

Free Tech Learning Starting Next Week

After a successful January 20 workshop on Microsoft Word, the Silver City Public Library is pleased to host more technology learning opportunities for adults led by Adult Education Services and library staff. The next open technology lab will be on Tuesday, February 2, 10:00am-12:00pm at the library. Open labs are opportunities to learn, practice computer skills, and ask questions about any tech topic. Try out tablets and 2-in-1 devices provided by the library. Bring your own laptop or mobile device for troubleshooting. Knowledgeable Silver City Public Library staff and volunteers will be available to help.

WNMU-AESThe next tech workshop will be on Microsoft Excel on Thursday, February 4, 4:00-5:45pm. WNMU Adult Education Services will teach how to use Microsoft Excel for personal and business accounting. Job-seekers, entrepreneurs, and those seeking to boost their work skills are especially encouraged to attend. No registration necessary. There are 14 laptops available for participants to use.

These tech learning opportunities are free and open to the public. The Silver City Public Library is located at 515 W. College Avenue, on the corner of College and Cooper Street in Silver City.

There will also be basic computer classes at the Bayard Public Library led by Literacy Link-Leamos. The three-session class series will cover the following:

  • LLLlogonewhow to turn the computer off and on
  • how to set up your own email account
  • how to use the internet
  • how to print
  • how to fill out an online job application

The classes will be held on Fridays, February 5, 12, and 19, from 10:00 to 11:30am. To sign up, please call Sonya or Marivel at the Bayard Public Library at 575-537-6244, or stop by to give them your name.

Even more upcoming sessions can be found on our Technology Training page!

Calling Aspiring Youth Entrepreneurs

Youth grades 6-12 from any school are invited to an informational meeting about starting up and running a Root Beer Bottling Company here in Silver City. Hear what we are thinking about and test some root beer samples. Meet other youth interested in business start-ups.

At the Volunteer Center of Grant County
Nuevos Comienzos Community Kitchen
East 13th Street
Wednesday, January 27th, 4-5:30pm.

Help kick start Silver City’s very own youth-run root beer business. Come check it out!!!
For any extra info contact Dave Chandler at 313-6781 or email dchandler@aldocs.org  Program funded by The Dakota Foundation.

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Makerstate Initiative Visits Grant County

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The New Mexico Makerstate Initiative: 2016 Spring Makerspace Tour is visiting the Silver City Public Library to present hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning activities. The Makerstate Initiative will offer two free hands-on workshops for ages 7 and up on January 21 and 22.

Speaker Making
Thursday, January 21, 4:00-6:00pm

Each participant will have the opportunity to create DIY speakers, learning about magnets, sound and electricity in the process. There will be a limit of 20 participants.

Soap Making and 3D Printing
Friday, January 22, 4:00-7:00pm

Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own DIY soaps in the shape of 3D printed molds, combining chemistry with technology. There will be a limit of 12 participants.

There will be no pre-registration for the workshops; instead, tickets will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the event. The Silver City Public Library is located at 515 W. College Avenue in Silver City. The library has scheduled the workshops in the late afternoon in the hope that many youth ages 7 and up will be able to attend these fun, interactive learning opportunities.

The Bayard Public Library will be hosting a 3D printing demonstration on Saturday, January 23rd from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. There will be a short presentation before the demonstration, and they will print a likeness of the first 20 children at the event. People of all ages are welcome. The Bayard Public Library is located at 1112 Central Avenue in Bayard, and can be contacted at 575-537-6244.

This year the New Mexico Makerstate Initiative is led by Miles Tokunow of the Center for Cultural Technology and is administering workshops across the state, taking advantage of libraries’ role as places for discovery and collaboration. The Makerstate Initiative is made possible by a partnership with the New Mexico State Library, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, New Mexico Highlands University, and AmeriCorps. The project goal is to elevate communities through hands-on experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). The Initiative encourages participants to reclaim New Mexico’s rich culture of making while introducing exciting new technologies in a fun and accessible way.

Questions can be directed to Lillian Galloway at 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com.

Free Workshop on Microsoft Word

Adult Education Services will come to the library to present a free workshop on Wednesday, January 20, 1:00-3:00pm. The workshop will cover Microsoft Word skills. Job-seekers, entrepreneurs, and those seeking to boost their work skills are especially encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public, no registration necessary. There are 14 laptops available for participants to use, or you can bring your own. For more information contact Adult Education Services at 575-574-5101 or librarian Lillian at 575-538-3672.

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