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Colfax County War

Friday July  12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

The Colfax County War: A presentation by author, Corey Recko

Recko’s new book “The Colfax County War: Violence and Corruption in Territorial New Mexico ” follows the troubled and bloody history of conflict over the Maxwell Land Grant in Colfax County, NM.


FREE; Donations Welcome

Supported by The Friends of the Taos Public Library

Lone Piñon

Sunday June  2, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Northern New Mexico Musicology + Demonstrations

Sunday June  2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Performance @ TCA
FREE; Donations Welcome / Registration Recommended
Tickets: tcataos.org/onstage

View TCA PDF Flyer

Supported by The Friends of the Taos Public Library
in association with the Taos Center for the Arts

Curanderismo - Latino Alternative Treatments for Cultural Healing and Wellness

Saturday May  18 , 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Supported by The Friends of the Taos Public Library

Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres has retired and served as Vice President for Student Affairs/Full Professor at the University of New Mexico since January 2, 1996. He continues teaching in a part-time position.

He currently co-teaches three classes on traditional medicine cross-listed with eight academic departments, and regularly lectures and gives presentations on the history and lore of traditional medicine, curanderismo, to audiences ranging from scholars and students of Latin American culture to people hoping to become knowledgeable about alternative and traditional medicine, including lay people and medical professionals alike.

2023 Top Ten Books - Southwest
at the Taos Public Library

The man who killed the deer – Waters, Frank

Acequia : water sharing, sanctity, and place
Rodríguez, Sylvia

Stargazer : a Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito novel
Hillerman, Anne

The woman at Otowi Crossing : a novel
Waters, Frank

Song of the lion – Hillerman, Anne

Cave of bones – Hillerman, Anne

The tale teller – Hillerman, Anne

People of the valley – Waters, Frank

Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain region : Colorado, New, Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Evenson, Vera Stucky

The sacred bridge : a Leaphorn, Chee &
Manuelito novel – Hillerman, Anne

Compiled by The Friends of the Taos Public Library
View, Download or Print Complete PDF Listing

2023 Top Ten Books - Indigenous Peoples
at the Taos Public Library

House of rain : tracking a vanished civilization
across the American Southwest – Childs, Craig

Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders
and the birth of the FBI – Grann, David

Ojibwa warrior : Dennis Banks and the rise of
the American Indian Movement – Banks, Dennis

Taos pueblo – Wood, Nancy C.

Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history
Gwynne, S. C., (Samuel C.)

Dancing with the wheel :
the medicine wheel workbook – Sun Bear

Original instructions : indigenous teachings for a sustainable future

An Indigenous Peoples’ history of the
United States :
revisioning American history
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne

The Pueblo food experience cookbook :
whole food of our ancestors

Sacred fireplace (Oceti Wakan) : life and
teachings of a Lakota medicine man
Catches, Sr., Pete S.

Compiled by The Friends of the Taos Public Library
View, Download or Print Complete PDF Listing

2023 Top Ten Books - Non Fiction
at the Taos Public Library

Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare, William

House of rain : tracking a vanished civilization
across the American Southwest – Childs, Craig

Sapiens : a brief history of humankind
Harari, Yuval N.

The collected works of C. G. Jung – Jung, C. G.

Job searching with social media for dummies
Waldman, Joshua

Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders
and the birth
of the FBI – Grann, David

Vincent van Gogh : the complete paintings – Gogh, Vincent van

Perceiving ordinary magic : science and
intuitive wisdom
– Hayward, Jeremy W.

Breath : the new science of a lost art
Nestor, James

The cook’s encyclopedia of soup

Compiled by The Friends of the Taos Public Library
View, Download or Print Complete PDF Listing

2023 Top Ten Books - Fiction
at the Taos Public Library

Demon copperhead – Kingsolver, Barbara

A world of curiosities – Penny, Louise

Lessons in chemistry – Garmus, Bonnie

The boys from Biloxi – Grisham, John

Remarkably bright creatures : a novel –
Van Pelt, Shelby

Treasure state : a Cassie Dewell novel – Box, C. J.

No plan b – Child, Lee

Spare – Prince Harry

Storm watch : a Joe Picket novel – Box, C. J.

Horse – Brooks, Geraldine

The way of the bear – Hillerman, Anne

Compiled by The Friends of the Taos Public Library
View, Download or Print Complete PDF Listing

Photos with Santa!

December  16 , 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Supported by The Friends of the Taos Public Library

Join us for a photo session with Santa at the Taos Public Library!

The First 100 kids will receive a treat bag.

Free photo with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Our Raffle Results! 102% of Goal!

Ended November  28 , 12:00 pm

Thank you to all who participated in our recent raffle! We had an outstanding turnout, reaching 100% of our goal of $5000 and a bit more! Winners of prizes are in the process of receiving them.

What To Look Forward To At Taos Ski Valley This Winter

November 15 , 6:00 pm
Supported by The Friends of the Taos Public Library

Join John Kelly and Dawn Boulware as they present upcoming events and news about the Taos Ski Valley for Winter 2023-24.

Friends of the Taos Public Library Raffle Event

September 30th – November 28, 12:00 pm
Supporting 2024 Library Programs

The Friends of the Taos Public Library is currently holding a raffle event to support the upcoming Library Events in 2024.

Purchase Amounts are $20 (10 entries), $50 (30 entries), $75 (50 entries) and $100 (70 entries).
*6890 entries entries left (as of 10-11-2023).

Prizes include 2 Night Stay at The Blake in Taos Ski Valley, a Private Hot Air Balloon Ride in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, a Half-Day Rafting Trip with Los Rios River Runners, a Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32 GB), Two Signed Frank Waters Books, Azteca Mexican Grill | $50 Gift Certificate (2 available), and a Martyrs Steakehouse | $50 Gift Certificate.

Click The Link Below to Enter (and Win!)

https://go.rallyup.com/friends/Campaign/Details

Daniel Barela - Santos Carving Demo

Wednesday, September 27th, 6-7pm
Taos Public Library
Free

Daniel Barela

A Santos Carving Demonstration by Daniel Barela!

Part of the monthly lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Taos Public Library.

Supported by the Friends of Taos Public Library

TAOS PUBLIC LIBRARY
402 Camino de la Placita
575-737-2590

(Cancelled!) Mirabai Starr - One Love

Wednesday, September 20, 6-7pm
Taos Public Library
Free

Mirabai Starr

Award-winning author, contemporary translator of sacred literature, international speaker, and world-renowned teacher, Mirabai Starr will speak on her writings and the theme ‘One Love’.

Part of the monthly lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Taos Public Library.

Supported by the Friends of Taos Public Library

TAOS PUBLIC LIBRARY
402 Camino de la Placita
575-737-2590

Darryl Wellington - Black Poetry in New Mexico

Wednesday, August 16, 6-7pm
Taos Public Library
Free

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

The 6th Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, NM, Wellington is a writer, playwright, performance artist, essayist, and a Communications Fellow at Community Change, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of low-income people of color.

Part of the lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Taos Public Library. Darryl Wellington, the 2021-23 Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, will be discussing black poetry and relate some history of black poets from Civil War times to the present.

Supported by the Friends of Taos Public Library

TAOS PUBLIC LIBRARY
402 Camino de la Placita
575-737-2590

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