News & Updates

Placitas Community Library Director Mary Sue Houser

Mary Sue’s Musings

Recently, a library volunteer was recounting the fun they had while reading Shakespeare together with a group and taking turns reading the various parts. Plays certainly lend themselves to Readers’ Theater but reading any literary material aloud or together is a powerful experience. Too often, we limit our reading to something we do in silence...
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A Brief Update

By Dr. Doris Fields, PCL Board ChairPlacitas Community Library is preparing to unveil the new Nancy P. Kellum-Rose and Scott W. Deuel Wing! The unveiling is still pending until the contractor completes items identified on the punch list. Then PCL can officially take possession of the building and fill the spaces with many resources our community needs. A...
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PCL Receives National Grant for Small and Rural Libraries

$3,000 grant will help the Library work with residents on the community read project: Placitas Reads: Color, Class, and Caste: The Other Social Distancing Placitas Community Library was selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library...
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Placitas Reads: Color, Class, and Caste: The Other Social Distancing

By Anne Grey Frost, Adult Programs Committee Placitas Community Library will offer the first in our series of conversations on issues of race, class, and systemic divisions in our culture and community; “Color, Class, and Caste: The Other Social Distancing” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15 via Zoom. The current situation in the world but...
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Placitas Community Library Director Mary Sue Houser

Mary Sue’s Musings

Thank you to everyone for welcoming me to my new position as director here at Placitas Community Library. I feel greatly honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful library. As I have been meeting volunteers and patrons recently, I have found myself having the “life is like a good book”...
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Create Your Legacy

By Debra Yoshimura, PCL Board Member Are you passionate about the Placitas Community Library? Do you want to create a legacy for yourself? We know you give what you can when you can to support PCL. Did you know there is also a way you can help ensure PCL remains sustainable over time without affecting your current...
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Transitions

By Dr. Doris Fields, PCL Board Chair Transitions are finalizing. Tim Blevins’ term as library director has formally ended and he is now training the new staff. On his last two days as director, volunteers surprised Tim with an online party and a parade. [Photos: Amy Byres of the Rio Rancho Observer (L – R) “Grand Marshall” Tim with Nora Timmons and...
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Purchase your SIGNED copy of Anne Hillerman’s Stargazer

A portion of all purchases will be donated to the Placitas Community Library. Coming April 13, 2021 New York Times’ bestselling author Anne Hillerman returns with a gripping new installment in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series. Murder, deception, and the stars collide in this complex and thrilling mystery. READ MORE ABOUT STARGAZER >  Books...
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