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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 - 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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Holocaust Museum Director to Speak at Library

January 11 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Anna Rudolph Songwriting Workshop

February 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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