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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Silver City Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 26 through the weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open at 9:00am Monday, November 30. We would like to take this moment to thank the Friends of the Library for supporting our services and activities year in and year out. We’d also like to thank all members of the community for your support and enthusiasm. Have a pleasant and safe holiday!

From the Arthur M. Faggart Collection (COLL/67), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, Quantico, Virginia OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

From the Arthur M. Faggart Collection (COLL/67), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, Quantico, Virginia

Job Opening,vmk8j

The Town of Silver City is accepting applications for the position of Children’s/Youth Services Librarian.

Responsibilities include: planning, organizing, directing and managing all aspects of children’s library services to meet the objectives identified in library planning documents, and community needs, expressed or perceived. Planning, organizing, and conducting library programs for children and youth from infancy through age 18.

Requirements include: NM Class D Driver’s License; favorable criminal background check; NM Librarian Certificate – Grade II, or ability to pass the next NM State Librarian Certification Grade II Exam within 6 months; Bachelor’s Degree required. Prefer a Masters of Library Science or current enrollment in a Masters of Library Science program (may be substituted with equivalent combination of education and experience); two years experience working with children’s library services, children’s literature and reference resources, preferably in a public library; supervisory experience preferred.
Submit application, copy of NM Class D driver’s license and proof of education to the Town of Silver City Personnel Office:
  • In person at City Hall, 101 W. Broadway,
  • By mail, to P.O. Box 1188, Silver City, NM 88062
  • By email, to
  • Or by fax, to (575) 534-6377

Position is open until filled.

Open Technology Lab November 19

Several Open House attendees tried out the equipment that the library was able to get because of the Freeport-McMoran Community Investment Fund grant.

There will be an open lab at the library on Thursday, November 19, 4:00-6:00pm for technology practice, questions, and troubleshooting. Participants can use library-provided laptops and tablets to practice their skills and become familiar with different devices. Knowledgeable library staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions. Participants can also bring their own laptops or mobile devices for troubleshooting help. No registration is necessary! Come by anytime between 4:00 and 6:00pm, keeping in mind that the library closes at 6:00. See you there!

NaNoWriMo Write-Ins


The Silver City Public Library will be hosting two “write-ins” for National Novel Writing Month participants on Tuesday, November 17, 4:00-6:00pm, and Monday, November 30, 3:00-6:00pm. During National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, writers worldwide challenge themselves to complete a 50,000-word first-draft novel. In November 2014, 325,142 writers took on the NaNoWriMo challenge. Of those participants, 58,917 writers successfully completed a 50,000-word draft of a novel.

Writers ranging in age from high school through adulthood are invited to attend the write-ins at the library. Participants can bring laptops to work on their drafts, while sharing ideas and moral support. There will be food and drink available, and participants are welcome to bring a snack to share. Budding novelists will also have access to the library’s open wifi network.

Thanks to the Southwest Festival of the Written Word for supporting writing events at the library! For more information, contact Lillian Galloway at 575-538-3672 or

Closed Veterans Day

Flag Raising on Iwo Jima - photo from the National Archives and Records Administration (NWDNS-80-G-413988)

We are closed today for Veterans Day, and we will re-open at 9am Thursday. Thank you, veterans!

Experiment and Create at WildWorks


Join us this Thursday, November 12 between 4:00 and 6:00pm at the library’s hangout for tweens and teens (ages 10 and up) called WildWorks, where the youth can experiment with robots, electrical circuits, 3D drawing, kinetic art, computer programming, and other hands-on activities.  Stop by the library anytime between 4:00 and 6:00pm to join in, no registration necessary. WildWorks is a makerspace, a place to share tools, supplies, and ideas for creation and experimentation. Makerspaces across the country, many housed within libraries, give people a chance to explore and create using high-tech and low-tech tools. Next month’s WildWorks will be on Thursday, December 10, 4-6pm.

Community Survey Report

From April 1 through June 1 of this year the library did a community survey to learn how we can meet community needs and aspirations better. The data analysis is done, and the report is ready! You can download it by clicking here: Final Survey Report


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