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Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Learn how to care for and feed composting worms so that their castings may be used in your garden soil. This method may be used indoors or outdoors. If you are registered and need to cancel, please call the library at (505) 891-5012, ext. 3128
Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Featuring activities for children, Waste Management recycling truck demonstration, learning more about landfill operations, recycling information, DIY leak fixing at your home and conserving water, unveiling of the "Paint the Shed" art mural at 11AM, and information about becoming a volunteer Tree Steward. Special Appearances by:Kerby Koyote and the Plastic Bag Monster, the Rio Rancho Police and Fire Departments, and the Corrales Tractor Club. In addition, Otero's Dairy Queen will give away free Dilly Bars, while supplies last.
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This diverse and fascinating mixed media exhibit features photographs by Mikki Roth, oils by Ivan Taylor, wire and semi-precious stone work by Bonnie Bessom, and fine art by Penny Shrawder.
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Join fellow Lego fans every third Saturday to build on a theme. This program is open to all ages and all materials are provided.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This diverse and fascinating mixed media exhibit features photographs by Mikki Roth, oils by Ivan Taylor, wire and semi-precious stone work by Bonnie Bessom, and fine art by Penny Shrawder.
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Music and movement program for children 0 -5 years old and their adult caregiver.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Create computer-based 3D designs and learn about 3D printing.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This diverse and fascinating mixed media exhibit features photographs by Mikki Roth, oils by Ivan Taylor, wire and semi-precious stone work by Bonnie Bessom, and fine art by Penny Shrawder.
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Stories, songs and activities for toddlers (2 and 3 years old) and their adult caregivers.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Join a teen volunteer for stories and songs in Spanish and English!
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Writers club hosted by Mountain View Middle School. Meets every Tuesday at 5:00 except for school holidays, end May 12. This club is for tweens in grades 6-8.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This diverse and fascinating mixed media exhibit features photographs by Mikki Roth, oils by Ivan Taylor, wire and semi-precious stone work by Bonnie Bessom, and fine art by Penny Shrawder.
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Lap sit program for babies 0 to 24 months and their care givers.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Hold a new baby chick and learn all about these cuddly wonders.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Teens are invited to be part of TAG, the Teen Advisory Group of the Rio Rancho Public Library. This is your chance to help plan programs for teens and recommend books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, and other materials. TAG is open to all teens ages 13 and up.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Stories, songs, poetry and fun. Children age 3 must be accompanied by adult. Ages 4-6 may attend alone.
Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This diverse and fascinating mixed media exhibit features photographs by Mikki Roth, oils by Ivan Taylor, wire and semi-precious stone work by Bonnie Bessom, and fine art by Penny Shrawder.
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Stories, songs and activities for toddlers (2 and 3 years old) and their adult caregivers.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description

This presentation by Melanie Templet will show some of the possible astronomical alignments of several sites in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park and their correlation to the science today. Also, there will be a "What is up tonight?" presentation, followed by a stargaze with telescopes provided by the members of the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Music and movement program for children ages 1-5 (with a parent or adult caregiver). No strollers or car seats please. Please call to cancel if you cannot attend.
Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This diverse and fascinating mixed media exhibit features photographs by Mikki Roth, oils by Ivan Taylor, wire and semi-precious stone work by Bonnie Bessom, and fine art by Penny Shrawder.
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Anyone age 8 and above can sign up to work with a professional artist from the Rio Rancho Art Association. We will paint outside, weather permitting, or move indoors if need be. All materials will be provided.
Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This diverse and fascinating mixed media exhibit features photographs by Mikki Roth, oils by Ivan Taylor, wire and semi-precious stone work by Bonnie Bessom, and fine art by Penny Shrawder.
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Join a teen volunteer for stories and songs in Spanish and English!
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description

A Sicilian Mafia hit man spares the life of the blind sister of one of his victims, and their lives become inextricably linked. Winner of two film festival awards (www.filmmovement.com). Directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza; in Italian with English subtitles. 2013 Acaba Produzioni et al. Total time of feature: 110 minutes. This film is unrated and portrays adult situations and language. Refreshments will be served.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This diverse and fascinating mixed media exhibit features photographs by Mikki Roth, oils by Ivan Taylor, wire and semi-precious stone work by Bonnie Bessom, and fine art by Penny Shrawder.
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Music and movement program for children 0 -5 years old and their adult caregiver.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Create computer-based 3D designs and learn about 3D printing.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
This diverse and fascinating mixed media exhibit features photographs by Mikki Roth, oils by Ivan Taylor, wire and semi-precious stone work by Bonnie Bessom, and fine art by Penny Shrawder.
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Andrew Hewes hosts an informal iPad session. Bring questions about your iPad to Mr. Hewes anytime between 3:30-5:00
Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Writers club hosted by Mountain View Middle School. Meets every Tuesday at 5:00 except for school holidays, end May 12. This club is for tweens in grades 6-8.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Come practice American Sign Language with other learners. All levels are welcome. There will be a little instruction and a lot of practice! Facilitated by Kellie Ann Peterson.
Location
Rio Rancho History Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Lap sit program for babies 0 to 24 months and their care givers.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Meet many different types of chickens and learn all about a chicken's life stages. This will also be the final opportunity to say goodbye to the library-fostered little chicks.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Teens, adults, slam teams, closet poets, English, writing and theater classes, all WELCOME! Sign-ups for Open Mic and Slam start at 5:45pm. Slam leader Katrina Guarascio Please note: Explicit language may be use.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
When using the library's catalog, how would you like to see articles and other information, or create a list of books you like? Come and learn how easy it is to use Encore, a powerful new tool bringing together library content, resource discovery, and community participation all on a single screen. The new platform is available now, so let us help you enjoy its many amazing features.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Get your free comics on Free Comic Book Day at either Rio Rancho Public Library. 2 comics per person while supplies last.
Library
All Locations

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Create computer-based 3D designs and learn about 3D printing.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description

Discussing: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Based on a Russian fairy tale, The Snow Child, was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist for fiction for Eowyn Ivey. In 1920 Alaska, a struggling childless couple build a child out of snow on their homestead. Questions arise when she comes alive: who or what is she, where does she come from, is she real, will she last?

Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Writers club hosted by Mountain View Middle School. Meets every Tuesday at 5:00 except for school holidays, end May 12. This club is for tweens in grades 6-8.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Ms. Bizia Greene, Director of the Etiquette School of Santa Fe, will be speaking about corporate etiquette. In an age of constant technological advances, the manner in which we communicate is evolving requiring a new set of social skills.
Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Gambling in the Library! Bingo is a game of chance for all ages. Compete against family and friends - feel the rush of yelling out "Bingo!" Winners choose from a selection of Friends of the Library donations.
Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Join us for a fun evening of crafting! We will create a cute garden bug from Christmas bulbs. The class is free and materials are provided. Register online at riorancholibraries.org, call 891-5013 ext. 3033, or stop by the information desk. Adults and teens, 13 and older registered with an adult, are welcome. You may register up to two people. Funded by The Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc.

Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Winners of the Young Poet's Poetry Contest read/recite their winning poems for an appreciative audience. Come hear this talented group share their art!
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 08, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Discussing: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker

A love story and mystery set in Burma, it spans the decades between the 1950's to the present. When a successful lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be. After finding a love letter her dad wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of, Julia decides to go to the village where the woman lived and learn her father's past.

Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Anyone ages 13 through adult can sign up to decorate a silk scarf in any design of their choosing. Come join members of the Rio Rancho Art Association with this fun and easy way to create your own scarf. The RRAA will provide you with blank scarf to work with along with all other needed supplies and you will leave with your very own creation of a bright and colorful scarf. Registration is required and starts April 9th.


Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
The Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho host a monthly book sale on the second Saturday of each month in the auditorium of the Loma Colorado Main Library. These sales involve thousands of books. Sale proceeds help fund library programs. Come early for the best selection of fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, craft books, puzzles, and more!
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Read to the Dogs - Read to the best audience ever! 2nd Saturday of each month 11am-1pm. Register upon arrival. (no program in August)

Location
Children's Reading Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Be a part of the growing community of writers in Rio Rancho! Complete writing prompts, revise your work, and performance practice. Free workshop facilitated by Katrina K Guarascio & guests leaders.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 11, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description


Identify a classic novel from a short excerpt, and be entered into a drawing for a gift card from Hastings. If you don't know the answer, look it up and return the form to either Loma Colorado or Esther Bone by May 23. The winner will be posted the week of May 26. Funded by the Friends of the Library.




Library
All Locations

Title
Date
Monday, May 11, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Create computer-based 3D designs and learn about 3D printing.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 11, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
A new breed of courageous, intelligent, and hard-working women traveled west from the 1880s, as Harvey Girls, then as Southwestern Detour Couriers, from the 1920s through the Great Depression. They enlightened travelers about the history and unique beauty of the entire Southwest. VanAnn Moore will present a one-woman portrayal and invite you to sing along. Funded by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. and The New Mexico Humanities Council.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description


Identify a classic novel from a short excerpt, and be entered into a drawing for a gift card from Hastings. If you don't know the answer, look it up and return the form to either Loma Colorado or Esther Bone by May 23. The winner will be posted the week of May 26. Funded by the Friends of the Library.




Library
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Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
A knitting club for beginning and experienced knitters in Grades 5 and up. Beginners bring US size 7 needles and a skein of 4 ply 3 oz. acrylic yarn.
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Writers club hosted by Mountain View Middle School. Meets every Tuesday at 5:00 except for school holidays, end May 12. This club is for tweens in grades 6-8.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Come practice American Sign Language with other learners. All levels are welcome. There will be a little instruction and a lot of practice! Facilitated by Kellie Ann Peterson.
Location
Rio Rancho History Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Hoopla is a wonderful resource for downloadable audio books, music, and videos plus there is no hold list! If you are new to Hoopla or would like general assistance with it, you can get help from a librarian during a 30 minute session. Don't forget your device and any passwords you use.
Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description


Identify a classic novel from a short excerpt, and be entered into a drawing for a gift card from Hastings. If you don't know the answer, look it up and return the form to either Loma Colorado or Esther Bone by May 23. The winner will be posted the week of May 26. Funded by the Friends of the Library.




Library
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Title
Date
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description


Identify a classic novel from a short excerpt, and be entered into a drawing for a gift card from Hastings. If you don't know the answer, look it up and return the form to either Loma Colorado or Esther Bone by May 23. The winner will be posted the week of May 26. Funded by the Friends of the Library.




Library
All Locations

Title
Date
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Professional life and wellness coach Laura Emans offers an interactive Essential Life Skills Workshop on self-confidence, self-love, and personal awareness. With 25 years of experience coaching an international and domestic clientele, Laura Emans will inspire you to practice self-confidence in every aspect of life.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Identify a classic novel from a short excerpt, and be entered into a drawing for a gift card from Hastings. If you don't know the answer, look it up and return the form to either Loma Colorado or Esther Bone by May 23. The winner will be posted the week of May 26. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
Library
All Locations

Title
Date
Friday, May 15, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
In this one-hour, hands-on class, you will create an email account, and learn to open, send, forward, and delete email messages, as well as sign in and out. We will also discuss password security and what to do when you forget your password. Proficiency with a computer mouse is needed for this class.
Location
Conference Room
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Location
Program Room
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Identify a classic novel from a short excerpt, and be entered into a drawing for a gift card from Hastings. If you don't know the answer, look it up and return the form to either Loma Colorado or Esther Bone by May 23. The winner will be posted the week of May 26. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
Library
All Locations

Title
Date
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Looking for free online computer training? In this demonstration, we will introduce you to the Atomic Training and Goodwill Community Foundation online resources to learn basic and advanced computer skills. These tools offer self-paced courses to learn typing, email, internet use, Microsoft products, Apple products, Adobe products, Social Media tools and more. Don't want to wait? See our Computer Training section under the eLibrary section at www.riorancholibraries.org

Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Read to the best audience ever! Children who are not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs. Held on he 3rd Saturday of each month. Register upon arrival. (No program in August.)
Library
Esther Bone Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Join fellow Lego fans every third Saturday to build on a theme. This program is open to all ages and all materials are provided.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Loma Colorado Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 18, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description


Identify a classic novel from a short excerpt, and be entered into a drawing for a gift card from Hastings. If you don't know the answer, look it up and return the form to either Loma Colorado or Esther Bone by May 23. The winner will be posted the week of May 26. Funded by the Friends of the Library.




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