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January 2020

Art Exhibit: Winter Wonders

January 4 - February 27
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Winter is the season of contrasts, days rich with striking juxtapositions.  Grey skies offer brilliant crystalline glints when the sun peeks through. Loved ones cuddle near a warm fireplace, hot drink in hand to ward off the frigid chill.  For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, it is the coldest, darkest season, but also the wondrous time when we welcome the solstice and the sun’s gradual return. Beginning in January and continuing through February, Placitas Community Library’s…

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February 2020

Chester Nez: World War II Navajo Code Talker

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

“Born to the Navajo Nation, now a Marine—Private First Class Chester Nez—I’d never seen the ocean before enlisting,” recalled one of the original code talkers on a transport ship to Guadalcanal where the Japanese enemy waited in 1942.  “I reminded myself that my Navajo people had always been warriors, protectors. In that there was honor. I would concentrate on being a warrior and on protecting my homeland. Within hours, whether in harmony with this world or not, I knew I…

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Art Exhibit: VERDE: The Color of Life

February 29 - April 30
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Creatures - Judith Roderick According to Kermit, “It’s not easy being green.” But while it’s hard to argue with the world’s most famous frog, his plaint offered a welcome challenge to artists whose work appears in “Verde: The Color of Life,” the March/ April exhibition at the Placitas Community Library (PCL). The exhibit features nearly twenty local ceramicists, photographers, quilters and jewelers responding to “green” as both color and concept. Cottonwood Leaves - Beth Larsen Coordinated by Placitas resident Linda…

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How to Choose and Care for Your Trees

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The Placitas Community Library is pleased to announce a tree care seminar on Saturday, February 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Collin meeting room. The seminar will be conducted by Thomas Neiman, an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist. Tom will be discussing tree selection, how to plant, early care, and pruning. He is a resident of Corrales. Thomas Neiman was born and educated in the Garden State of New Jersey, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in…

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March 2020

Art Reception: VERDE: The Color of Life

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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