Programs for Adults

Statewide Genealogy resources for those curious as to how they got where they are.

Please join this special workshop hosted by NMPBS and New Mexico State Library for high school English and social studies teachers. Public and school librarians are welcome, too. Choose one of two dates! Tuesday June 22 at 10 AM or Thursday June 24 at 3 PM.

 

Hemingway: WWI and Facts into Fiction

 

The event will be led by Santa Fe writer, James McGrath Morris. Morris is a former high school teacher and author of The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War.

 

Because of his writing style, Ernest Hemingway, one of the 20th century’s most famous writers, remains a very accessible author to young readers. Although some of the “manly” nature of his writing may be off putting to female students, his terse, unadorned manner of writing remains influential to all genders. In this lesson, designed by Santa Fe author James McGrath Morris, students will discover how Hemingway used his personal experience in a World War I battle to create his novel Farewell to Arms. Further students will explore how three New Mexican authors used aspects of war in their fiction. In doing so, students will consider how they too could use elements from their lives to write fiction.

 

James McGrath Morris will use not only Hemingway’s work, but also his own book and the work of three other New Mexico authors, N. Scott Momaday, Rudolfo Anaya and Leslie Marmon Silko.

Help Santa Fe Public Library celebrate their NEA Big Reads grant. The kickoff program will happen on March 20th. But there's so much more!

Do you have an idea for a small business? The Libraries as Launchpads program might be just what you need.

History Buff? Check out the History Hub

Legal Resources: Even when there isn't a pandemic, a lot of Civil Legal issues come up and we have questions and we don't always have the wherewithal to deal with them. The New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice has a number of resources that can help, including topics such as elder care. The New Mexico State Library has put together a guide to much of the information as well. If you need forms, try here.

Fun resource from NPR

An ever-updated range of New Mexico Historical and Cultural Opportunities, both live and on-line.

Albuquerque Historical Society

The New Mexico Historical Society

The New York Writer's Institute often has programs that could be of interest.

See what's the haps at the Botanical Garden.

​For information on community resources, please see our Pandemic Resources Page.

The LaTienda Newsletter  is working to keep us informed about the really local and a lot of resources.

"Visit" the Museum of International Folk Art for local concerts.

 

For more information, go to the NMEDD COVID-19 response page or 

Advice on working from home: https://librarianbyday.net/2020/03/18/advice-for-those-at-home-working-and-otherwise/

 

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