Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings

Ruidoso Public Library has big plans for 2014.

We are open today and tomorrow, closed for Wednesday, January 1, and open the rest of the week.

Sharon hosts student artwork this month with an opening reception Tuesday, January 14, at  4pm.

Corey Bard, our director, hopes you are reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X.  We have 10 copies for you and the book discussion will launch his Created Equal program this February.  Visit the library calendar for specific dates and times of events.  For example, Corey's book discussion will be Saturday, February 1 at 11 am.

Then, every Thursday night in February, join Corey for about 90 mins, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, for films and discussion about turning points in America's Civil Rights history.  The movies are PBS's The American Experience's The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story.

February's remaining Saturdays will host a Chautauqua of Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott-King, Dr Cynthia Orozco's history of civil rights in New Mexico, and Dr Charles Martin, UTEP, on integration of college sports.

The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:

Credits: The Loving Story: Grey Villet/HBO
The Abolitionists: ©WGBH Educational Foundation/Antony Platt
Slavery by Another Name: Jon Van Amber and Omni Studio

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