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Placitas Community Library

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453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
(505) 867-3355

May 2019

Metal and/or Threads Exhibit

May 4, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Metal and/or Threads: Artists’ Public Reception

May 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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May 17, 2019
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June 2019

Wheels and Motion Exhibit

June 1, 2019 - June 27, 2019
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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June 1 - June 27
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Esteban: Eight Years Across the Southwest

June 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Wheels and Motion: Artists’ Public Reception

June 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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June 14, 5-7pm
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Explora

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Interactive space experiments

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Food as Art Exhibit

June 29, 2019 - July 25, 2019
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
"A feast for the eyes: food as art. Friday, July 12, 5pm-7pm."
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Moon, Mars and Meteorites

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

with Jacki and Carl Allen and Michelle Palmer Presented by PCL patrons! Jacki and Carl Allen are both retired space scientists specializing in planetary science, specifically the Moon, Mars, and meteorites. Jacki was a space science education specialist at NASA Johnson Space Center and Carl was the Astromaterials Curator. Michelle Palmer volunteered at the Natural History Museum in Albuquerque teaching kids and adults about space rockets and Mars and worked on Asteroid Day.

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July 2019

A Feast for the Eyes – Food as Art: Artists’ Public Reception

July 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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"A feast for the eyes: food as art. Friday, July 12, 5pm-7pm."
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RESCHEDULED – Jack and Beanstalk with Opera Unlimited

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

This event has been rescheduled for Monday, July 29 from 6-7pm. DETAILS HERE

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Folktales with Susi Wolf Storyteller

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Albuquerque storyteller, Susi Wolf, presents a variety of folktales including Native American tales about the sky, stars, and the universe.

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Dog Days Exhibit

July 27, 2019 - August 29, 2019
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Dog days of summer poster featuring dog art with "Special Event Aug 17, 11-1. Paw Print Tiles, Cold Drinks, Dog Wash, Sweets, Hot Dogs"
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Eye in the Sky

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Storyteller and percussionist, Daveed Korup presents a multimedia program that will take you on a tour of the galaxy. Drumming is part of the "Eye in the Sky" program.

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Opera Unlimited: Jack and the Beanstalk

July 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Placitas Artist Series poster for Opera Unlimited on Monday, July 29

Bring your family and friends for a delightful musical adventure for all ages.

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August 2019

Dog Days: Artists’ Special Reception

August 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Dog days of summer poster featuring dog art with "Special Event Aug 17, 11-1"
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Placitas Garden Tour Exhibit

August 31, 2019 - September 26, 2019
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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September 2019

Placitas Adult Community Education – Discover the Fall Offerings

September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Placitas Garden Tour Open House

September 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Stress Relief at Your Fingertips by Matri Murphy

September 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
stress relief at your fingertips flyer

Most of us living in this “modern” world are under chronic stress—this is known as “stress overload” and it’s something you feel everyday—this silently but continuously sabotages your well-being and limits access to a more fulfilling life. Stress is a part of living. Chronic stress is very different than Acute stress. Acute stress is necessary for our survival. It’s the part of us that knows to run or stay very still when confronted with physical danger in our lives. Chronic…

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Colorful Collaboration – PES Student Art Exhibit

September 28, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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October 2019

Second Annual Santo Domingo ‘Indian Market’ at the Placitas Library

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

On Oct 5, Placitas Community Library (PCL) welcomes artisans from Santo Domingo Pueblo to share a day of indigenous art with our neighbors.  Over 20 artists will be on hand to display and sell their beautiful beaded, silver and turquoise jewelry, pottery and other arts. The Santo Domingo people, historically, are great traders of their crafts, very much like their Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon ancestors. This local Santo Domingo Pueblo “Indian Market” is a rare opportunity to experience a bit of…

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Colorful Collaboration: Student Art Public Reception

October 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Medicare 101

October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
medicare 101 flyer
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A Farewell to Bill Dunmire – One More Hike With Bill

October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
author William W. Dunmire

For those of you who knew Bill or simply had a hike with him, how would you, in a few short words, describe him?  Naturalist, park ranger, author, photographer, rock and mountain climber, river cruise aficionado, loving husband, father and friend, composter, actor/singer in Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, volunteer weather tracker, expert on native flora and fauna, educator?  Yes, he was all these things and more.  He was a dedicated fundraiser for our library as well as a feisty sponsor…

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Trick or Treat at the library on Halloween

October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
2019 Trick or Treat Flyer for Placitas Library

We are having a drop-in story hour from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4  p.m.  Wear your costume, listen to Halloween stories, check out our new Halloween books, and GET CANDY! We will vary the age level of the books.  We hope you can join us!

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Trick or Treat at the library on Halloween

October 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
2019 Trick or Treat Flyer for Placitas Library

We are having a drop-in story hour from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4  p.m.  Wear your costume, listen to Halloween stories, check out our new Halloween books, and GET CANDY! We will vary the age level of the books.  We hope you can join us!

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November 2019

Here Comes the Sun Exhibit

November 2, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

It’s that time of year again. November’s rapidly chilling winds and the retreating sun once again battle for attention. Folks dress warmly for a late autumn stroll only to begin stripping away layers of clothing as the sun’s rays cancel the impact of the cold blustery wind. These conditions echo Aesop’s fable “The North Wind and the Sun,” wherein the wind and sun, personified for the benefit of children and young-at-heart adults, argue over who is stronger. They devise a…

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Here Comes the Sun: Artists’ Public Reception

November 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Kite Making with Orlando Lucero

November 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Kites

There are 10 spots available for 10 families and/or children to make a kite. Please call the library at 867-3355 to reserve a space. Materials for making the kites will be provided by Mr. Lucero and the library.  Adults are asked to remain with their children to assist.  Hope to see you then!

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Kite Making with Orlando Lucero

November 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
kite making with orlando lucero

There are only 10 spots. Please reserve your spot at 867-3355.

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Board Meeting

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Books in the library shelves

Placitas Community Library’s Board of Directors meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Collin Meeting Room. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Agendas are posted here.

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Fall Book & Bake Sale

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Fall Book & Bake Sale

November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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December 2019

A World of Wearable Art Exhibit

December 3, 2019 - January 2, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

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Holiday Open House

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, stories, crafts for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa and yummy refreshments! Bring your camera and a new children's book to donate to the Sandoval County Blessings Day. See you then!

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A World of Wearable Art: Artists’ Public Reception

December 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Holiday Myth and Tradition on Film

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Love Actually Movie Poster

The holidays are always a wonderful time of the year, but sometimes getting ready for them is a little stressful.  Take a break this holiday season and join New Mexico author/film historian Jeff Berg as he shares some of Hollywood's “Christmas Past.” Jeff will be at the Placitas Community Library on Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m. for a light-hearted look at Hollywood's view of the holidays. In the past, Jeff has presented programs at the Placitas Community Library and…

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Board Meeting

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Books in the library shelves

Placitas Community Library’s Board of Directors meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Collin Meeting Room. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Agendas are posted here.

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January 2020

Art Exhibit: Winter Wonders

January 4, 2020 - February 27, 2020
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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Holocaust Museum Director to Speak at Library

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Susan Bapty, Director of Education and Volunteer Programs at the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum

Susan Bapty, Director of Education and Volunteer Programs at the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico will use parts of The Path to Genocide, a US Holocaust Memorial Museum Film to spark discussion.  This film examines the Nazis’ rise and consolidation of power in Germany. Read the Press Release.

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Art Reception: Winter Wonders

January 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Board Meeting

January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Books in the library shelves

Placitas Community Library’s Board of Directors meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Collin Meeting Room. The public is invited and welcomed to attend. Agendas are posted here.

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February 2020

Anna Rudolph Songwriting Workshop

February 2, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Anna Rudolph and Guitar

Anna Rudolph is a Placitas songwriter with lots of street cred for the eight short years that she has been writing, playing and singing. With over two hundred original songs on her playlist, three CDs, several singles and ten nominations in various categories for a New Mexico Music Award (NMMA), Anna has immersed herself in various aspects of writing, singing and recording. In 2017, she won an NMMA for the Best Adult Contemporary Song and has been nominated for her…

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Anna Rudolph Songwriting Workshop

February 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Anna Rudolph and Guitar

Anna Rudolph is a Placitas songwriter with lots of street cred for the eight short years that she has been writing, playing and singing. With over two hundred original songs on her playlist, three CDs, several singles and ten nominations in various categories for a New Mexico Music Award (NMMA), Anna has immersed herself in various aspects of writing, singing and recording. In 2017, she won an NMMA for the Best Adult Contemporary Song and has been nominated for her…

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Valentine’s Day Party

February 12, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Flier for Valentine's Day at Placitas Community Library

Join us Wednesday, February 12 for a Valentine's Day Party at the Library. We'll have stories about friendship and kindness, Valentine treats and making Valentine cards. Come and go as you please.

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Dark Skies Presentaton

February 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Did you know there is a Night Sky Protection Act in New Mexico?...that there are 37 Night Sky Parks in the United States​?..that there are also Night Sky Preserves?...that Placitas sponsors Night Sky Parties? New Mexico residents are blessed with dark skies filled with amazing displays of planets, stars, even comets, often visible to the naked eye and providing a perfect setting for Night Sky Parties. To ensure that we preserve our dark skies, Sandoval County has put regulations in place…

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Chester Nez: World War II Navajo Code Talker

February 22, 2020 @ 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, 2020 - April 30, 2020
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, 2020 @ 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

Meditation and War as Teachers and Healers

March 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Raised on a South Carolina sea island, Ralph Steele’s life was tempered by experiences in the Vietnam War. Trained as a psychotherapist, Ralph Steele decided, midlife that ‘tending the fire’ of his life would be to take robes as a forest monk in Thailand and Myanmar---for a year or for a lifetime. He left his career and twenty-year relationship without knowing if he would return. In Myanmar Ralph went through the intensive training required to become a Theraveda Monk and experienced…

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CANCELED Art Reception: VERDE: The Color of Life UPDATE: Canceled

March 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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Closing at 1:30 p.m.

March 14, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library is closing at 1:30 p.m. today

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Library CLOSED–All events and meeting room use is canceled

March 14, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Library CLOSED--All events and meeting room use is canceled through March 31. Please check our website for the latest updates.

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CANCELED Wanagi Wolf Fund & Rescue Meet & Greet UPDATE: Canceled

March 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Special Guests: Wanagi Wolf Rescue Ambassadors: Angel, Freyja, and Jyoti! Children will be given priority seating closest to the Ambassadors. Bring your camera to take pictures! (Small donation requested.)

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CANCELED Board Games and Art UPDATE: Canceled

March 26, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

PCL Children's Committee invites you to come play Board Games and Create Art with Heather Hartin.  Heather is a former teacher and new library volunteer.  She is also a new volunteer at Placitas Elementary School.  She loves working with children.  Heather will provide the games but you can bring one of your own. Some of the games and art activities she'll bring include: Telestrations, Sketchagrams, Scattergories, Imagine, The Game of Things, The Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Case, The Social & Emotional…

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April 2020

CANCELED Children’s Springtime Pajama Party Update: Canceled

April 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Celebrate the first day of Spring Break (BPS) with PCL!

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LIBRARY CLOSED

April 12, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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CANCELED Board Games and Art Update: Canceled

April 23, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

PCL Children's Committee invites you to come play Board Games and Create Art with Heather Hartin.  Heather is a former teacher and new library volunteer.  She is also a new volunteer at Placitas Elementary School.  She loves working with children.  Heather will provide the games but you can bring one of your own. Some of the games and art activities she'll bring include: Telestrations, Sketchagrams, Scattergories, Imagine, The Game of Things, The Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Case, The Social & Emotional…

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CANCELED Children’s Stories about Animals Update: Canceled

April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Kick off PCL's Earth Day Celebration with stories about animals!

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CANCELED Circle of Life Update: Canceled

April 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

We will have a program for children and their parents presented by the Wings of Enchantment Butterfly Farm.  Learn about the life cycle stages of a butterfly.  The program, "Life Cycle Journey" is appropriate for preschool through elementary kids.  The activities are interactive and children will see, touch, and experience things such as holding caterpillars, watching mama butterflies lay eggs, and feed free-flying butterflies plus more! Learn how you can help butterflies continue to thrive.

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CANCELED What a HOOT! Update: Canceled

April 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Mikail Deese, founder and owner of the bird rescue, "On A Wing and A Prayer" will introduce three owls that are native to the area.  You can ask questions and take photos with the owls. She will provide information on the best ways to help wild birds. This program is for all ages.

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CANCELED Board Games and Art Update: Canceled

April 30, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

PCL Children's Committee invites you to come play Board Games and Create Art with Heather Hartin.  Heather is a former teacher and new library volunteer.  She is also a new volunteer at Placitas Elementary School.  She loves working with children.  Heather will provide the games but you can bring one of your own. Some of the games and art activities she'll bring include: Telestrations, Sketchagrams, Scattergories, Imagine, The Game of Things, The Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Case, The Social & Emotional…

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May 2020

CANCELED Rio Grande/Chimayo Weavers: A Family Affair: Canceled

May 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Speakers: Eugene David Vigil and Rose A. B. Vigil. ARTIST STATEMENT: Eugene David Vigil Since I was born and raised in the Chimayo Valley, I have always had an interest for the traditions of the area.  My goal is to preserve and promote all aspects of Hispanic weavings, from the most traditional to the contemporary.  As my ancestors came to Chimayo Valley in the 1700’s they faced many different hardships and the only reason they survived the hardships is because…

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CANCELED Art Reception: Reaching Back/Looking Forward: Canceled

May 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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CANCELED Youth Art Exhibit: Imagine Your Story: Canceled

May 28, 2020 - June 25, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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June 2020

Andy Mason Concert

June 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 19, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on June 22, 2020 at 10:30 am

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Andy Mason is a singer and very lively entertainer. He will be on several NM library Facebook pages and all libraries are welcome to participate. He will be giving away prizes and having lots of fun with the kids. You do not need to be a patron of the library to win prizes. Participate in all five live concerts if you like. June 10 @ 1:00 Grants Public Library June 17 @ 11:00 The Public Library Albuquerque Bernalillo County June…

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Andy Mason Concert

June 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 19, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on June 22, 2020 at 10:30 am

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Andy Mason is a singer and very lively entertainer. He will be on several NM library Facebook pages and all libraries are welcome to participate. He will be giving away prizes and having lots of fun with the kids. You do not need to be a patron of the library to win prizes. Participate in all five live concerts if you like. June 10 @ 1:00 Grants Public Library June 17 @ 11:00 The Public Library Albuquerque Bernalillo County June…

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Andy Mason Concert

June 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 19, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on June 22, 2020 at 10:30 am

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Andy Mason is a singer and very lively entertainer. He will be on several NM library Facebook pages and all libraries are welcome to participate. He will be giving away prizes and having lots of fun with the kids. You do not need to be a patron of the library to win prizes. Participate in all five live concerts if you like. June 10 @ 1:00 Grants Public Library June 17 @ 11:00 The Public Library Albuquerque Bernalillo County June…

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Andy Mason Concert

June 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 19, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on June 22, 2020 at 10:30 am

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Andy Mason is a singer and very lively entertainer. He will be on several NM library Facebook pages and all libraries are welcome to participate. He will be giving away prizes and having lots of fun with the kids. You do not need to be a patron of the library to win prizes. Participate in all five live concerts if you like. June 10 @ 1:00 Grants Public Library June 17 @ 11:00 The Public Library Albuquerque Bernalillo County June…

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Indiana Bones

June 20, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Played by Mike McCartney, a storyteller from Santa Fe, NM, Indiana Bones tells stories from New Mexico about dragons, unicorns, and why New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment.” Indiana uses puppets and lots of interesting props. He is a favorite at our library. Watch Stories from the Bunker!

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Didgeridoo Down Under

June 21, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Australian stories, music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building with lots of audience participation and lots of fun. Rob Thomas will be the virtual performer. Rob is a true didgeridoo pioneer in the U.S. He has been making and playing didgeridoos for almost 30 years; has performed throughout the country; has recorded several CDs; and has produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet. He collaborates on many of these projects with his wife and fellow DDU performer,…

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Andy Mason Concert

June 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 19, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on June 22, 2020 at 10:30 am

Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Andy Mason is a singer and very lively entertainer. He will be on several NM library Facebook pages and all libraries are welcome to participate. He will be giving away prizes and having lots of fun with the kids. You do not need to be a patron of the library to win prizes. Participate in all five live concerts if you like. June 10 @ 1:00 Grants Public Library June 17 @ 11:00 The Public Library Albuquerque Bernalillo County June…

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Me the Tree

June 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Me the Tree is a story told by a cottonwood tree.  When it was a young seedling, it became aware of its physical surroundings. Angels, Fairies and Wood Spirits joined as it continued to grow.  In the end the tree realizes that when it’s no longer a part of the physical world, a universe will remain. The story describes the cycle of a tree as it becomes aware of its surroundings, both physical and spiritual.  It is a great metaphor…

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July 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED

July 4, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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Make-Believe Theater

July 5, 2020 - July 11, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Katie Adams' Make Believe Theater with fairy tales from the Enchanted Kingdom with singing, colorful props, puppets and mime. The Enchanted Kingdom Fairytales storytelling show Classic Fairytales with Interactive Audience Fun Running Time: 45 Minutes | For Ages 3 and Up Hats for sale! Traveling hat seller and storyteller Katie Adams pulls in a wooden wagon full of old, new and quite curious hats. She brings up audience members to wear the hats and help with the stories in this…

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Cat Tales: Art Exhibit July and August

July 7, 2020 - August 27, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Cat artwork

Sigmund Freud said it best. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Accordingly, the Placitas Community Library Art Committee is excited to offer an opportunity to observe a host of fascinating felines at rest and at play. Beginning July 7 and continuing through August 27, this PCL exhibit will be available for the first time both in the library’s Collin Room and as a virtual exhibition online at PCLArt.com. “Just like cats, the artwork for CAT TALES is beautiful, quirky,…

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Fairy Tales Gone Bananas!

July 12, 2020 - July 18, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

A Fairy Godmother who has a fit of sneezes? A not-so-evil dragon prince who wants to plant flowers? A vain and bullyish beetle? An alligator and a dog who want to trade noses? A boy who jumps out of a giant peach? Step into Fairy Tale Land with not-so-classic characters who take children from America to Europe to Japan and beyond. With original songs, Shana Banana and the audience discover that fairy tales involve conflicting characters, magic, overcoming fears and…

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Shadow Puppet Workshops

July 13, 2020 - July 25, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Matt Sandbank's virtual Shadow Puppet Workshops where children learn the Science of Shadow Puppets, Poetry Writing, and Shadow Puppet Creation.  There are 3 workshops about 30 min. each.  Appropriate for ages 7-11 and also for younger children with assistance from an adult.  This is a very creative and unusual program.  We hope you will take part. Matt is a teacher, a poet, and puppeteer.  Thanks to the Placitas Artist Series for funding this program. Get together the following supplies before…

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August 2020

Art Exhibit: Artists in Residence

August 29, 2020 - October 1, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
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September 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED

September 6, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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Mirrors & Kaleidoscopes with ¡Explora!

September 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

Explore the amazing properties of mirrors, lenses, and light, and discover all the wonderful images and colorful patterns you get when angles and symmetry come into play. Design and build your own unique kaleidoscope! PCL is also providing the kits your children will need to participate. We are buying 10 kits from ¡Explora!.  First come, first served!  You can reserve one kit per family and work together or if we have enough each child can have their own.  The kits…

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October 2020

Art Exhibit: Flights of Fancy

October 3, 2020 - November 5, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Painting of man walking on an airplane

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,” wrote John Gillespie Magee, Jr. in his oft-quoted poem High Flight, “and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings…put out my hand, and touched the face of God.” The entire poem appears on the back of the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery proving yet again that art—whether poetry or music or the visual arts—possesses the power to reflect and channel human aspirations and emotions in ways that touch us…

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November 2020

Art Exhibit: Off the Wall

November 7, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States
Clustering in the face of uncertainty

Think of this exhibition as lemonade. You know, like when life gives you lemons and you make something delicious out of them. In the “before-times,” Placitans frequently gathered at the library en masse to hear marvelous lectures on myriad topics, chairs set up front to back and side to side in the Collin Meeting Room with late-comers standing and sitting amid the library stacks beyond the opened double doors. There was little opportunity to present three-dimensional objects as part of…

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LIBRARY CLOSED AT 1:30 PM

November 25, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will close at 1:30 p.m. on this day.

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LIBRARY CLOSED

November 26, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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December 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED

December 24, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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LIBRARY CLOSED

December 25, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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LIBRARY OPEN 1:30-5 PM

December 26, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will open at 1:30 p.m. on this day.

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LIBRARY CLOSED

December 31, 2020
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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January 2021

LIBRARY CLOSED

January 1
Placitas Community Library, 453 HWY 165
Placitas, NM 87043 United States

The library will not be open on this day.

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