Library staff invites kids ages 0-6 and their caregivers to click on the Zoom link Tuesdays in April and May at 9:30 for thirty minutes of musical fun. We hope to see some familiar faces and make new friends. From our homes to yours, making music together and getting loud. April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9:30-10 am.
Crafting with the library
Each Wednesday at 2 pm we make something together on Zoom. Most of our crafts can be done using basic craft supplies like paper, pencil, scissors, glue, crayons, tape, and markers. We love to re-use, reduce, and recycle too. When special craft items are needed, you can ask at the Youth Services or White Rock desks for supplies. Check the Community Services Facebook page for weekly updates. The Zoom link is https://zoom.us/s/94657940929.
Library Lego Time
continues Wednesdays at 3pm! Zoom with library staff and your friends while you build and create with your own Legos. Kids of all ages are invited to click on the Zoom room and hang out with Miss Annette, Miss Olivia, and other youth services staff. Show us what you're making! Try creative challenges! https://zoom.us/j/94657910929.
At TAG (Teen Advisory Group) you get the first opportunity to check out all the new teen books. We booktalk the new books and teens get to be the first to check them out. Come share what you're reading, watching, or playing and get recommendations for new stuff to read. We give away books, have fun games, do prize drawings, and provide food and drinks. Enjoy games and activities while getting to know other teens who like books as much as you do! TAG happens at 3:30 on the third Thursday of every month in the Zone at Mesa Public Library. This group is for both middle and high school students. We support and encourage a welcoming and accepting atmosphere for all teens.
100 Books Before College
Here's the challenge: read 100 books before college, log your reading in Beanstack and earn digital badges. When you've read 100 books, you get a chosen-for-you Alex Award-winning book. All books count: audiobooks, novels, non-fiction, graphic novels. It's all reading!
Need some YA recommendations right now? We got you!
Join us for Library Conversations, a continuing series of virtual gatherings for adults where we read and/or watch short stories or excerpts on topics of interest.
Read Books with Pride: A Night of LGBTQ+ Literature
Thursday June 10, 2021
Let the Library help you find the perfect read for Pride Month. From classics you may not have known were LGBTQ+ themed to titles hot off the presses, join us for a night of reading recommendations. Bring a book to share or just come to listen! This is a live-streamed, virtual event. Register HERE.
Best Tent Camping New Mexico, with author Amaris Feland Ketcham
Thursday June 24, 2021
Amaris Feland Ketcham traversed the entire state―from the rugged beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the arid and peaceful Chihuahuan Desert―and compiled the most up-to-date research to steer you to the perfect tent camping spot! She will also share a few poems from her collection A Poetic Inventory of the Sandia Mountains. This is a live-streamed, virtual event. Register HERE.
New Mexico's Changing Climate, with author Laura Paskus
Thursday July 8, 2021
From our forests to our farm fields, reservoirs to rivers, the impacts of climate change are obvious all around the state of New Mexico. How does warming intensify environmental problems, exacerbate inequity, and change how we relate to our landscapes? And what hope is there for the future? Join the conversation with Laura Paskus. This is a live-streamed, virtual event. Register HERE.
Laura Paskus is a reporter based in Albuquerque. Currently, she is the environment reporter for New Mexico PBS, where she produces the monthly series, “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future,” covers climate and the environment for "New Mexico In Focus," and has been looking into the military's contamination of groundwater with PFAS. Her book “At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate,” was published in September 2020 by the University of New Mexico Press.
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